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Invisalign Lite: edge cutting straightening technology for a perfect smile

Posted on 29.01.2013 by perfectsmile

Invisalign takes the next step into making it easy for patients to correct all their dental issues without hassle or discomfort.

Clear braces have become a very appealing teeth straightening treatment for most patients who want to correct misalignment and malocclusion issues without others noticing the devices they are using for that purpose. Custom made, invisible and removable, Invisalign trays allow patients to correct their teeth positioning without hassle or aesthetic impact, with the convenience of being able to remove the aligners to eat and maintain an optimal oral hygiene.

Invisalign treatments involve a set of bespoke trays, which are changed approximately every two weeks, and that must be worn a minimum of 22 hours a day in order for the treatment to be effective. It usually takes from 12 to 18 months to complete the treatment; however, patients with not so severe problems might find it quite a costly and slow process in comparison with the mild, aesthetic changes they need or want to perform.

That’s why Invisalign Lite is the right procedure for them. Its clear braces use the same technology and have the same features as the traditional treatment, reducing the number of trays to 10 and the timescales to just six months. This new procedure is meant to treat less complex cases in a shorter treatment time, becoming the perfect solution for people who want to improve the overall aesthetic of their teeth without using uncomfortable or painful devices.

However, treatment with Invisalign Lite is generally only recommended to patients with slight orthodontic problems, such as minor overcrowding or crooked teeth, small gaps between the teeth, bad teeth proportions or poor alignment between upper and lower teeth. It is also recommended for patients who have already undergone orthodontic treatment and experience their teeth are moving back again. Dental braces can help them hold their teeth in the correct place. In the case of more complex orthodontic problems, where more pressure and movement is required, more intensive procedures might be recommended by dentists.

The same as Invisalign traditional treatment, Invisalign Lite braces consist on bespoke aligners made from digital images and moulds the dentist takes of the patient’s teeth. These are sent away to a laboratory, where technicians make the aligners to the patient’s exact measurements. These aligners are designed to gradually move the teeth into the desired position. That way, the shape of the aligners vary according to their place in the series, from the most close to the current position of the patient’s teeth to the desired one. Even using the same technology and high quality standards, costs of the treatment with Invisalign Lite are considerably lower than those of the treatment with Invisalign original braces due to the shorter time of the first treatment and the much smaller number of aligners required for it.

Now, there is no reason to leave minor orthodontic problems untreated, as good alignment of teeth ensures a better oral health.

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