Charleston Orthodontic Specialists offers Invisalign Express as a treatment option in our office. Invisalign Express is a special type of Invisalign product designed for patients needing less than 2 months of treatment and is suitable for patients with mild cosmetic issues. Our orthodontist can verify if you qualify for the Express treatment based on the complexity of the movements your teeth need to make.
Is Invisalign Express Right for You?
Invisalign Express treats the 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 2 months to treat and are for cases that involve moving only 1 or 2 teeth. For anything over that amount of time, we recommend Invisalign Lite or Invisalign Complete.
What’s Involved in Invisalign Treatment?
Once your orthodontist decides Invisalign Express is the optimal choice for your needs, they will take digital scans and send them to an Invisalign laboratory, along with your orthodontic photos and x-rays. Invisalign will use this information to design a treatment plan that predicts the movements of your teeth. With our state-of-the-art iTero scanner, there is no need to deal with messy impressions, all it takes is 5-10 minutes to scan your teeth.
You’ll be required to wear your Invisalign aligners for a minimum of 22 hours per day, only removing them to eat, drink hot liquids, play sports, and brush or floss.
Why Should You Ask About Invisalign Express?
If you have a minor cosmetic issue with your smile that you’d like to correct, this is the perfect product because it can be done at a lower cost and in under 2 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 you are wearing the aligners since they are practically invisible!