One of the most common reasons treatment takes longer is poor patient compliance. Invisalign aligners only work when they’re in your mouth. Wearing them 22 hours a day is critical to achieving effective, on-time results.
Likewise, keeping them clean and your mouth fresh is equally important to treatment. Some patients begin treatment by following the instructions, but over time relax their routine and stop wearing the aligners regularly or cleaning them daily. This will impact the effectiveness of the Invisalign aligners and require longer treatment times.
To avoid adding time and cost to your Invisalign treatment, follow your doctor’s instructions to keep your aligners fresh, clean, and working.
Choosing an experienced Invisalign doctor is important, too: look for a Diamond Plus or Diamond Invisalign Provider with the most experience treating patients with Invisalign clear aligners. You can use the Invisalign Find a Doctor tool to locate an experienced Invisalign doctor in your area. An inexperienced doctor will take longer to produce the proper results.
Seek treatment with the Invisalign system, rather than an off-brand clear aligner company, for the most effective, efficient results. Invisalign uses patented technology and state-of-the-art materials for maximum effectiveness and predictable results.
Compare Invisalign treatment to mail-order aligner brands.