How often do I change my Invisalign clear aligners?
At Keith Bracy, DDS the rate of Invisalign aligner change is usually 7-14 days. Each Invisalign clear aligner must be worn for the majority of the day (20 + hours, ideally 22-23 hours per day) and most of our patients are able to move on to the next Invisalign clear aligner in 7-14 days. The rate of Invisalign clear aligner change is largely dependent on the patient’s age, the complexity of tooth movements, and patient compliance. A younger, compliant patient with simple tooth movement will be able to change their Invisalign clear aligners more frequently than an older, less compliant patient with complex tooth movements. Align Technology, the manufacturer of Invisalign, has presented much data supporting 7 day clear aligner changes.
The major advantage of the Invisalign system, is that it is in person-doctor directed and the treatment plan is personalized to your unique orthodontic needs. The rate of Invisalign clear aligner changes can be customized to your unique needs.
Compliance with wearing the Invisalign aligners is one of the most important factors in the success of your treatment. Invisalign is nearly invisible, very comfortable, and it will work, but the patient must be motivated to wear the aligners!
Curious about Invisalign? Call Dr. Bracy in his West Village dental office to schedule a scan and get started! 212-390-8399.