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Now that Invisalign is on the scene, you may finally feel ready to correct the issues with your teeth. After all, isn’t it about time to get the smile you’ve always wanted? It’s true that Invisalign corrects many of the same issues as braces, like straightening teeth, and products as Invisalign Lite do it in just a fraction of the time; however, Invisalign Lite is not for everybody. If your teeth are crooked and you are exploring your options, when it comes to the Invisalign system, read on to find out if you’re a candidate for this particular orthodontic treatment.

About Invisalign Lite

Patients are drawn to Invisalign Lite due to its shorter treatment time. Designed for patients with less complex issues, Invisalign Lite corrects orthodontic issues with a series of aligners. These aligners gently guide teeth toward perfect positioning and are switched out every couple of weeks. Patients who use the Invisalign system can expect to wear their aligners 20-22 hours each day, only removing them to eat and drink. Due to the fact that Invisalign Lite treats less severe cases, treatment time is less than with Invisalign Complete. So, what kind of issues can Invisalign Lite treat and does your issue match the criteria?

Issues Corrected By Invisalign Lite

For patients with mild to moderate orthodontic issues, Invisalign Lite may be the perfect solution. Issues that this system treats include:

This is also a good choice for those who have had orthodontic treatment in the past, but failed to wear their retainers, causing shifting of the teeth. If your issue falls into the mild to moderate category, you may be a candidate for Invisalign Lite. It’s important to speak with your orthodontist about your options before beginning treatment.

What to Expect With Invisalign Lite

Treatment time with Invisalign Lite is approximately seven to nine months, making this a top choice for many patients with mild to moderate issues. You can expect to wear a set of aligners for about two weeks before changing to a new set, which will continue to help guide the teeth into their new positions. You can also expect to see your orthodontist less than those with braces, about every 10-12 weeks on average.

Is Invisalign Lite Right for My Issue?

Now the golden question…is Invisalign Lite right for my crooked teeth? The answer is that it depends. If your teeth are just slightly crooked, Invisalign Lite may be a choice for you; however, if you have more severe alignment issues, you may have to go another route when it comes to straightening your teeth. Your orthodontist will help you decide on the best plan for you, so that you can get the most out of your orthodontic treatment.

Contact the team at Charleston Orthodontic Specialists to help you find the right choice for your smile! Call (843) 4-BRACES to get started.