How Long Does it Take For Teeth to Shift With Invisalign Treatment?

By: Dr. Victoria Veytsman


When you have overcrowded, misaligned, or overlapping teeth in New York City, Invisalign® treatment can help align your teeth. At Cosmetic Dental Studios, Dr. Victoria Veytsman helps her patients decide if Invisalign clear aligners will benefit their smiles. At her Midtown Manhattan office, she offers consultations where she performs a dental exam to see if it can be used to rejuvenate your smile. Invisalign treatment helps shift your teeth gradually and continuously to their desired positions. What results is a straight smile. Typically, treatment lasts 6 – 18 months. When you’re unhappy about your smile, an Invisalign dentist can use orthodontic treatment to fix your smile.

Who is the best candidate for Invisalign treatment?

The ideal candidates for Invisalign aligners in New York City, NY include patients with the following issues or oral health conditions:

  • Gaps or missing teeth

  • Misaligned bite

  • Overcrowding

  • Crooked or overlapping teeth

Invisalign aligners are a great choice for those not wanting to undergo a lengthy orthodontic treatment process. This clear braces solution offers a much faster path to a straight smile. It also removes the feel of bulky hardware, such as metal braces, and is removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Straightening your teeth makes it easier to take care of your teeth, which improves your overall oral health.

How do Invisalign trays work?

Dr. Veytsman uses Invisalign clear aligners to fix many orthodontic concerns. At Cosmetic Dental Studios, we use advanced technology to digitally map out your treatment process. Your clear aligners are actually trays that will straighten your teeth over time. They gently and gradually move your teeth to their desired positions. Each set needs to be worn up to 22 hours a day for the best results. Every week or two, your trays will be switched out to the next ones in your treatment to keep your teeth moving with Invisalign teeth straightening.

What do I do when I’m not seeing results?

Invisalign treatment sometimes works slowly. The teeth that are the most out of place will move last. This means that it may take time to see dramatic results. You will have periodic follow-up visits at our Midtown Manhattan dental office. You should begin to see significant change at least halfway through your treatment period.

How many hours a day to wear Invisalign aligners?

After getting aligners, we offer our patients thorough instructions on how to properly use and clean their clear teeth aligners. It’s important that you wear your trays for at least 22 hours a day for the best results. Remember, you should change your trays on schedule to ensure that your treatment keeps moving your teeth.

Learn how Invisalign treatment can straighten your teeth

During a consultation at Cosmetic Dental Studios, Dr. Victoria Veytsman answers your questions about the treatment process and helps set your expectations. She is committed to ensuring that all of our patients understand the treatment process ahead. It’s important that you have realistic expectations about treatment before it begins. To learn more about orthodontic treatment and cosmetic dentistry in New York City, call to schedule an in-person or online consultation today.


* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.