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How Long Do You Need Wear Invisalign? Marietta, GA

How Long Do You Need Wear Invisalign?

Invisalign Treatment in Marietta, GA

Invisalign is a revolution in the field of orthodontics. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and fit comfortably on your teeth. It’s the perfect solution for anyone looking to correct their smile without having to deal with the hassle of metal wires and brackets. But how long do you need to wear Invisalign?

How Long Does It Take To See Results With Invisalign?

The Speed of Treatment

Invisalign treatment typically takes anywhere from six months to one year to complete, with the exact amount of time needed depending on your individual situation. Of course, the speed of treatment can be affected by a number of factors, such as how much movement is required and if you follow the instructions provided by your orthodontist.

How Often Do You Need To Wear Your Aligners?

For the best results, it’s important to wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours per day. This is because Invisalign works best when there’s constant pressure on the teeth -so if you take off your aligners for too long, the treatment might not be as effective.

Is Invisalign Suitable for Everyone?

In general, Invisalign is suitable for most people looking to straighten their teeth. However, there may be cases where traditional braces are a better solution depending on the severity of your misalignment.

It’s best to consult with an orthodontist to determine which treatment is right for you.


Invisalign is a great choice if you’re looking for a discreet and comfortable way to align your teeth. It typically takes anywhere from six months to one year to complete treatment, and it’s important to wear the aligners for at least 20-22 hours per day for the best results. However, it’s important to consult with an orthodontist to ensure that Invisalign is a suitable solution for you.


Q: Is Invisalign painful?

Generally speaking, no. Many people report feeling discomfort when first wearing their aligners, as well as when switching to a new aligner set. However, this feeling usually resolves within 48 hours.

Q: Will my treatment with Invisalign be successful?

Successful Invisalign treatment is dependent on several factors, such as how closely you follow your orthodontist’s instructions and the severity of your misalignment. However, with proper care and supervision, the chances of a successful outcome are very high.

Q: Can I eat or drink while wearing Invisalign?

You should always take out your aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water. This is because food particles can get stuck in the aligners and cause bacteria to build up, resulting in an unpleasant smell.


Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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