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Pallotto Dental Care
Family and General Dentistry

How long does Invisalign take?

Invisalign is a trending orthodontic treatment that many of our Lansing patients love; the nearly invisible and removable clear aligners make teeth straightening a straightforward, simple and relatively fast process. 

Most patients are eager to know how quick the Invisalign process is.

How Long Invisalign Takes at Our Lansing Office

The honest answer is that it depends on a variety of factors. Mild orthodontic cases can be as quick as six months. The typical wait time to fully change your smile, however, is anywhere from 12 to 18 months. 

Complex cases can take even longer, especially if teeth are crowded. There are cases where traditional braces might be better suited to straighten severely overcrowded teeth, but in most cases, Lansing, IL dentists have found that invisalign works effectively. 

At Pallotto Dental Care, the only constant we can guarantee is that no two smiles are alike. Even similar cases can have factors to take into account that might change their treatment plan. 

Factors your orthodontist may need to take to mind include:

  • How great your teeth will need to shift to align perfectly
  • How far teeth may need to move
  • The pace of movement is different for each patient
  • How complicated your case may be
  • How long the patient wears the aligners (it is required to wear 22 hours per day)

Since your smile may have special considerations, unique factors, or oral health issues that need addressing, it's challenging to predict without considering all points.

Are You Ready to Improve Your Smile?

If you are interested in straightening your teeth, our cosmetic dentists can go over all your options and help you choose which one fits best for your needs.

During your initial appointment with us, your dentist will go over your current oral health, your smile goals, budget, lifestyle, and more to help design your perfect smile. 

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