The Invisalign Process
During treatment, you will wear your Invisalign aligners 20 to 22 hours each day, removing them only to eat, brush your teeth, or floss. Wearing your aligners for the proper amount of time will keep you on track for your expected end-date. Every one to two weeks, you should replace your aligners with the next set in the series. Each new aligner is slightly different than the previous one and applies gentle pressure to guide your teeth into place.
The number of aligners needed varies from patient to patient. However, most patients are able to achieve their desired results in 12 to 18 months. Your doctor will likely recommend you schedule an Invisalign check-up every six weeks. During each appointment, your doctor can assess your progress and provide you with the next set of aligners.