Because of the popularity of the Invisalign treatment, the company released two more types of procedures to help meet the orthodontic needs of more patients; these are Invisalign Teen and Invisalign Express. While it is simple to know whether or not you are a good candidate for Invisalign Teen, there are a few details you need to address with our dentist before deciding to get the Invisalign Express system.
What is Invisalign Express?
It is an orthodontic treatment which uses thin plastic alignment trays to guide crooked teeth into the correct position. The key difference between Invisalign Express and the full Invisalign system is the amount of time you will use the alignment trays. The express method is significantly faster than the full system; instead of a year or longer, express patients will have about six to eight weeks of treatment.
How to know i
f Invisalign is right for you:
• The first key to eligibility for Invisalign Express is whether or not you have significant malocclusions. A patient who has slight imperfections does not need to spend extra time receiving the full Invisalign treatment. So, if your teeth have minor misalignment, the express treatment may be a good option for you.
• A second factor that is important with Invisalign is compliance. You must be willing to switch aligners, visit our dental office in Agoura Hills as scheduled, and care for your alignment trays as directed. Included in the care is cleaning the aligners before putting them in your mouth. Not adhering to instructions will impede your treatment and ultimately, waste your time and money.
• The third point regarding Invisalign Express is that you remember to wear your alignment trays for the correct number of hours every day. Because the trays are removable, we find that some patients take their trays out to eat, per the product instructions. However, after eating they forget to put the alignment trays in their mouths.
• Also, you have no dental work which will get in the way of the alignment trays. Often dental implants or bridges play a role in disqualification from Invisalign Express.
If you think Invisalign Express could be right for you, contact our office, and we will schedule an appointment for an exam and consultation.