You might know all that there is to know about the benefits of choosing Invisalign treatment to align your smile. What you may find, however, once you have become quite excited about this orthodontic treatment is that you are still a little bit unsure regarding the daily details of treatment. For instance, how many hours a day do you need to wear the trays? Can you sleep with them in? Allow us to help you discover how much you know – and how much you still need to learn – with a quick yet informative quick.

Invisalign Treatment: True or False?

  1. True or False: If you choose Invisalign treatment, you will need to wear your trays every single day for around 20 to 22 hours – this means you will wear them while you sleep.
  2. True or False: Your full course of treatment with Invisalign trays will likely take three to four years – aligners shift your teeth more slowly than metal braces.
  3. True or False: You will wear the same aligner trays throughout the entire treatment. We will have you come in every few weeks, so we can adjust the trays.

Quiz Answers

  1. True. Consistently wearing your trays and primarily removing them to clean your smile or to eat will promote the most effective treatment. Avoid keeping your trays out for longer than 2 to 4 hours each day.
  2. False. Invisalign treatment shifts your teeth with ease – you can expect your treatment to last approximately one year to two years (remember that each patient’s treatment plan is completely unique).
  3. False. You will move on from one set to another (and then another), making your way through a full series of trays that continue to shift your teeth. You will move on to the next set of trays in your treatment once every two weeks or so. We will monitor your progress with visits every one to two months.


At Dental Associates of Riverside, your dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, CA and all surrounding locations. To schedule an appointment, contact us today at (951) 689-5031.