Are you sick of staring at your crooked teeth every time you look in the mirror? Do you feel ashamed or embarrassed to smile because your teeth are uneven and unattractive?
If so, are you finally ready to fix your crooked teeth once and for all? Well, now there’s a solution for you—Invisalign Express® by our Houston dentists!
When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Hedge and Dr. Frazar, our top-notch cosmetic dentists, will discuss the benefits of Invisalign Express, as well as answer any questions you might have; but first, feel free to review the following questions and answers that our patients typically ask us.
What is Invisalign Express?
Invisalign Express is a perfect solution for dentists to treat less complex cases of crooked and misaligned teeth. This cosmetic dentistry service is perfect for patients whose case requires little teeth movement, only has mild teeth crowding, and requires a mild (to no) teeth rotation.
Also, Invisalign Express is a great solution for people who have had orthodontic braces in the past. For example, it can work great when the back teeth hit correctly, but there is minor crowding/spacing of your front teeth.
How is Invisalign Express different from full Invisalign®?
Invisalign Express orthodontic treatment uses a set of only 10 or fewer aligners to straighten your teeth, whereas full, traditional Invisalign usually utilizes more than 10 aligners (sometimes between 20-30 aligners). Standard Invisalign is used to solve the most complex and most severe cases of crooked and misaligned teeth, and, therefore, requires a longer treatment period than Invisalign Express.
How long does the Invisalign Express treatment period take?
Since Invisalign Express usually requires the use of 10 or fewer clear aligners to straighten your teeth, the minimum amount of treatment time is 20 weeks/5 months (not including the retainer treatment period).
What are some advantages of Invisalign Express?
Some advantages of Invisalign Express include:
- Shorter treatment period
- Fewer amount of aligners to wear
- Perfect for minor teeth crowding and spacing
- Sometimes less expensive than traditional Invisalign clear braces
What are some disadvantages of Invisalign Express?
Some disadvantages of Invisalign Express include:
- Not all patients are suitable for the express treatment
- Invisalign Express can only be used to correct minor problems (simple malocclusions)
- No option for refinement
If you are unsure whether Invisalign Express vs. regular Invisalign is right for you, you must schedule your consultation appointment today. One of our cosmetic dentists has to evaluate the severity of your case in order to determine which teeth straightening method is best for you.
Regardless of which method you choose, you can look forward to a flawless, gorgeous smile filled with straight teeth—-that’s one thing you can count on!
Ready for your gorgeous, dream smile?
Now that you are knowledgeable about the basics of Invisalign Express by our Houston dentists, are you ready to start your treatment today? If so, call our office to schedule your consultation appointment.
You will be well on your way to experiencing what a dream smile filled with straight, gorgeous teeth can bring to your life!