How Many Hours A Day Should Invisalign Be Worn?

At Trusted Dental Care, Dr. Fesaha Gebrehiwot and his experienced dental team provide innovative orthodontic care with Invisalign® treatment. While Invisalign is a great option for discreetly shifting your smile, there are a few important things to know to receive the best possible results. This includes wearing your Invisalign aligners for the proper amount of time every day. In total, your aligners should be worn for about 20 – 22 hours a day, and should only be taken out at specific times throughout your daily routine. Dr. G. and our cosmetic dentistry team in Wylie, TX can work with you to provide the necessary recommendations for wearing your Invisalign. Continue reading to learn more about Invisalign and additional instructions that can be useful when trying to enhance the alignment of your smile.


When using clear teeth Invisalign, it is essential to always take out your aligners while eating. During your meal or snack, you can place the aligners back in their case. After you are finished eating, thoroughly brush your teeth to remove any particles before placing your aligners back in your mouth.

It is okay to drink water without taking out your Invisalign aligners. However, you should remove your aligners when drinking any hot liquids, such as coffee or tea. These beverages could warp or alter the aligners, affecting the way that they fit within your mouth. Additionally, you should remove your Invisalign when consuming any dark liquids that could stain your teeth, including red wine or sodas. Before putting your aligners back in, brush your teeth to remove any acidic liquids that could become trapped under the clear aligners.


Your Invisalign clear aligners need to be worn every night when you sleep. Once your Invisalign treatment is complete, you will receive customized retainers that should be worn at night to maintain your results. Our dental team at Trusted Dental Care in Wylie, TX will provide you with further aftercare information during your follow-up appointments.


Unlike metal braces, Invisalign can be removed during teeth cleaning. With Invisalign, you should continue to brush and floss your teeth as usual, and your Invisalign aligners can be taken out during these times. It is also essential to brush your teeth after eating and drinking anything other than water to help ensure that food particles don’t become stuck under the aligners and cause cavities or tooth decay. Additionally, you should continue to attend your routine dental cleanings and exams so Dr. G. and his team can evaluate the health of your smile.


Invisalign clear aligners can offer a beautiful, enhanced smile through a discreet treatment process. When utilizing the aligners, it is important to follow the proper guidelines provided by Dr. Fesaha Gebrehiwot at Trusted Dental Care. Contact our Wylie, TX facility today to learn more and to schedule your initial Invisalign consultation. Our team can also talk with you about how many hours a day to wear Invisalign for the best possible results.

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