If you’re told you need braces but don’t have extremely misaligned teeth or any issues with your bite, Invisalign might have an easier and quicker solution for you! Invisalign Lite and Invisalign Express are two great options for those who don’t have major orthodontic issues. These options are a lot quicker and provide less strain on your teeth than other forms of treatment, but not everyone is a good candidate for them.
You won’t need braces for either of these products because alignment trays will be used to correct misalignments instead of brackets and wires. Each set of trays progressively straightens your teeth and works them into the correct positions allowing them to function correctly and eliminate spaces or mild crowding.
Invisalign Lite works the same way as Invisalign Complete except it is needed for a shorter amount of time and only focuses on correcting minor orthodontic issues. Problems like mild overcrowding, spaces, and alignment issues can be easily fixed with Invisalign Lite. It treats mild to moderate misalignment just like Invisalign Complete.
You will have a max of 14 aligner trays, making your treatment significantly shorter. You’ll only have to wear them for around 6-7 months. During that time, you’ll still be able to eat and drink what you want because you can take the trays out of your mouth, unlike classic braces with brackets and wires.
While Invisalign Lite offers quicker results than Invisalign Complete, Invisalign Express beats them both. With the fastest treatment time of any type of Invisalign, Invisalign Express is a great option for you if you are wanting to correct very minor orthodontic issues. If you have problems like mild relapse from a previous treatment, or small spaces this might be a great option for you.
This treatment offers between 5 and 10 aligner trays, which would add up to lasting around 3 to 6 months. It doesn’t last as long because there are less issues to correct. If you only have a few cosmetic problems or minor spacing concerns, this would be the quickest and easiest option for you.
Check out our blog about Invisalign for Adults for more information.
Normal brackets and wires can be really annoying and not as convenient as Invisalign. Especially if you only have minor adjustments to make to your teeth, they might seem like overkill. Call us at (843) 4-BRACES for more information about Invisalign and to see if you could be a good candidate for Invisalign Lite or Express. You don’t have to wait long to get that perfect smile you always wanted. It could be just a few months into your future.