You may notice your self-conscious smile because of a simple defect that you think could be fixed quickly. And you may also fear wearing uncomfortable braces for months. But, luckily for you, there is Invisalign Express orthodontics. This is the shortest treatment in the Invisalign family, an Invisalign that has the same advantages as the Invisalign Full system, but designed for simpler and mostly aesthetic cases.
What is Invisalign Express orthodontics?
It is important to clarify that Invisalign Express is only prescribed for patients who have already corrected their malocclusions with previous orthodontics, but whose teeth have moved minimally due to the lack of a retention system.
How long does Invisalign Express last?
Invisalign Express orthodontics takes approximately 3 and a half months, in which the patient changes a maximum of 7 different aligners every two weeks. These transparent aligners are anchored in the posterior area of the denture, since the objective is to move the anterior teeth, included between the first premolars.
However, although we are talking about a shorter process, it is not different from the Invisalign Full treatment in terms of technological and scientific principles. The dentist in Madrid in charge of the case will study the patient’s mouth with the ClinCheck software and will show the patient the result of her smile before beginning the treatment.
For Which cases is Invisalign Express orthodontics used?
Invisalign Express orthodontics is useful for mild crowding, teeth slightly separated by diastemas or small aesthetic improvements. It is also quite common to use it in cases of recurrence of previous orthodontics, that is, adolescents or adults who once had orthodontics and now have had their teeth relocated to their original position.
What advantages does Invisalign Express have?
Invisalign Express is especially popular among adults seeking orthodontic treatments that last less than a year to correct orthodontic relapse issues. It is a removable device, so the patient can remove the aligners to eat and to carry out their hygiene routines at home. This makes the adaptation period very quick.
In addition, the splints do not have any metal parts, which reduces dental emergencies and the appearance of sores in the mouth to almost a minimum. Each aligner is made to measure for the patient’s mouth and are transparent, so they do not affect the person’s image. In fact, this is one of the reasons why patients opt for invisible orthodontics: they are not noticeable to others, except at very short distances.
In which cases is Invisalign Express indicated?
The Express modality is recommended for minimal corrections of the smile, generally at an aesthetic level in the anterior sector. It is a very effective system to solve very slight crowding, small diastemas or recurrences of previous orthodontic treatment.
Once orthodontics has been completed, regardless of the dental appliance, it is essential to begin the retention phase. It consists of placing two sets of retainers, one fixed and the other removable, in order to maintain the pieces in the position achieved thanks to the treatment. The teeth tend to return to their initial position so, if nothing prevents them, in a few months the results of the treatment will have disappeared.
Retention does not interfere with the patient’s daily life and is the only way to forever preserve the aligned, functional and healthy smile achieved thanks to the treatment.
How many types of Invisalign are there?
All Invisalign systems work in the same way, but depending on the severity of the case, the orthodontist will prescribe the appropriate version. The difference lies in the number of aligners that the patient can wear. Thus, we find several types of Invisalign:
- Invisalign Lite for mild and moderate malocclusions.
- For severe dental problems, Invisalign Comprehensive or Full is recommended.
- Finally, the Invisalign Teen and Invisalign First versions are focused on adolescents and children, respectively.