Minor corrections require lower timescales and lower costs. That’s why Invisalign designs a new treatment to suit each patient’s needs
Dental research shows that many patients requiring orthodontic treatment these days only need minor corrections to their teeth lines. These mild and primarily cosmetic orthodontic issues are often left untreated. Although this doesn’t mean putting one’s oral health at risk, economical reasons can no longer be a reason not to get involved in such procedures.
Invisalign braces appeared as an adult-oriented solution for those who wish to solve misalignment and malocclusion problems without wearing uncomfortable, teenage-looking braces and other traditional teeth straightening devices. Opposed to these, Invisalign consists on a set of bespoke computer-generated aligners, which guide and push the teeth to move them into the right positions, with the added value of being transparent, aesthetically pleasant and removable.
The natural next step for Invisalign is, thus, Invisalign Express: a treatment especially designed for patients who want a solution to their minor alignment issues without having to endure the costs and timescales of a full treatment. While the traditional treatment takes between 12 and 18 months to complete, this new procedure –applied to serve orthodontic issues such as crowding or spaces– can correct and improve a patient’s smile in less than six months.
Invisalign Express relies in the exact same technology as the original clear braces treatment, providing the patient with the same high quality standards, the same level of consultative support and the same features the traditional treatment offers. Solving all minor alignment issues within six months, this treatment involves a maximum of 10 aligners, produced as part of a sequence that goes from the current position of the patient’s teeth to the desired one. The aligners are changed every two weeks, approximately –just like with the traditional treatment–, and guide teeth applying mild pressure into their right position.
Invisalign braces are discreet and convenient, creating minimal disruption to the patients’ everyday life. The trays, which need to be used a minimum of 22 hours in order for the treatment to be effective and not to extend its timescales, can be removed to eat, clean and attend social and business events if necessary. This ensures an optimal oral hygiene, allowing patients to reach every area of the mouth when brushing and flossing after every meal. The Express treatment works just as the traditional one regarding these aspects and features, reducing the timescales in order to adapt to the mildness of the patient’s required corrections.
When choosing between the several types of orthodontic treatments with clear braces, the nature of the patient’s teeth straightening needs will be the most relevant aspect to bear in mind in order to make the right choice.
Dentists and orthodontists are able to advise and guide you to choose the more adequate procedure to treat your dental issues