What is Invisalign express

What Is Invisalign Express?

Many people are hesitant to start orthodontic treatment because they think of it as a big time commitment. However, this isn’t always the case. One of the best treatment options available for patients who need only small adjustments is Invisalign Express. 

What Is Invisalign Express?

Invisalign Express is one of the clear aligner systems offered by Invisalign. It works the exact same way as Invisalign Complete, using clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth, resulting in a new smile for patients without having to deal with highly visible braces. Patients also benefit from having removable trays, which gets rid of the need for food restrictions. 

The key difference between the two treatments is Invisalign Express takes much less time. Invisalign Complete lasts for roughly 12 to 18 months, treatment Express is completed in two months or less. 

What Orthodontic Issues Does It Treat?

If you have thought about getting orthodontic treatment but didn’t know if it was worth it, this is a great treatment option to look into. It can fix issues such as slight crookedness or crowding of your teeth. If your smile already is mostly straight, you can get a smile that looks even better with just a short treatment. Plus, there are plenty of reasons to get orthodontic treatment other than cosmetic reasons.

Fixing crowding in your teeth allows you to enjoy better oral health in the future. When you get rid of crowding, it’s far easier to clean your teeth all the way, reducing your risk of tooth decay and cavities. Even small adjustments can also improve the comfort of your bite as well. 

Who Should Get Invisalign Express?

Invisalign Express is perfect for people who only need very small adjustments and want their new smile in a short amount of time. Brides and grooms often love this treatment option because it allows them to show off a perfect smile on their big day. While there should be plenty of time to finish treatment during the engagement, couples will still be able to show off a clean-looking smile even if their treatment isn’t quite finished yet. 

Some people inherit fairly straight teeth and naturally only need very small adjustments. These individuals are great candidates since the treatment can quickly move the teeth and fix any underlying issues. 

Sometimes, people finish orthodontic treatment only to need orthodontic correction later in life. Most often, this happens when people stop using their retainers. Whether it’s due to breaking or losing the retainer, or a lack of motivation to wear it properly, failing to wear a retainer after braces or Invisalign puts you at risk of needing orthodontic treatment again. After treatment is complete, the teeth will want to move back to their original positions, which is why wearing a retainer is so important. However, patients that experience regression from not wearing their retainer can often have this regression reversed using Invisalign Express. 

You can learn more about Express and other Invisalign options by scheduling a free consultation at The Smile Store.