Charleston Orthodontic Specialists offers Invisalign Express treatment as a treatment option in our office. Invisalign Express is a special type of Invisalign product designed for patients needing less than 6 months of treatment and is suitable for patients with mild cosmetic issues. Our orthodontist can verify if you qualify for the Express treatment, and it is based on the complexity of the movements your teeth need to make.
When is Invisalign Express the Right Option?
Invisalign Express treats minor spacing and crowding issues that are making you feel self-conscious about your smile. With Invisalign Express, you can now use clear plastic aligners to gradually shift your teeth into a healthier and more visually appealing position in a fraction of the time and at a much lower cost.
Your orthodontist can tell you whether Invisalign Express is the right option for you during an examination. Typically, our Invisalign Express cases take less than 6 months to treat. With anything over and above that amount of time, we recommend Invisalign Lite or Invisalign Full Treatment.
What’s Involved in Invisalign Treatment?
Once your orthodontist decides that Invisalign Express is the optimal choice to suit your needs, they will take digital scans and send them to an Invisalign laboratory along with your orthodontic photos and x-rays. Invisalign will examine the scans and design a treatment plan that predicts the movements of your teeth with the input of our office. With our state of the art Trios scanner there is no need to deal with messy impressions all it takes is a 3-5 minute scan of your teeth.
You’ll be required to wear your Invisalign retainers for a minimum of 22 hours per day, only removing them to eat, drink hot liquids, play sports, and brush or floss. Doing so will prevent any food debris or bacteria from coming into contact with your teeth.
Why Should You Ask About Invisalign Express?
You may have one or two cosmetic issues with your smile that you’d like to correct so this is the perfect product that can be done at a lower cost and in under 6 months.
In general, Invisalign is popular because of its ability to blend in with your lifestyle; you can straighten your teeth without it interfering with your everyday life. No one will even know that you are wearing the aligners since they are practically invisible!