Can I move to the next aligner step early?

Your aligner treatment duration and wear schedule is based on the treatment goals established with your doctor. This also is based on an aligner wear schedule of 22 hours per day. In order to keep treatment progressing as planned, you should stick to this schedule and only move to the next aligner step when instructed to do so. If you reduce wear time or move ahead early, you risk creating issues with your treatment that could ultimately cause longer treatment times or delays in progress.