Invisalign offers three different types of treatment. Most patients benefit most from Invisalign Full, which involves twenty to thirty aligners over the course of twelve months. Invisalign Teen is meant for younger patients who require specific benefits. Other patients qualify for Invisalign Express.
Invisalign Express Candidates
This treatment has very specific restrictions. Only patients with very minor flaws can benefit from Express. These minor flaws include:
- Less than two millimeters of spacing or crowding per arch
- Less than two millimeters of correction to the midline required
- Less than 1.5 millimeters of dental expansion needed
- Minimal rotation of the cuspids, bicuspids, and incisors
Due to the mild nature of these orthodontic flaws, Express treatment is typically much shorter other options. For example, Invisalign Full requires twenty to thirty aligners over the course of twelve to eighteen months. Express, on the other hand, only requires about ten aligners over the course of six months. Patients should keep in mind that they are in charge of wearing their aligners for at least twenty hours per day. Failure to do so can result in a lack of orthodontic progress and an elongated treatment.
A consultation appointment is needed to determine candidacy. If you are interested in Invisalign treatment, schedule one with our Rocklin orthodontics expert today.