Are your teeth not perfectly straight but not uncommonly crowded, either? You may not need the full Invisalign treatment. Invisalign Express, as the name indicates, provides a faster track toward straighter, less crowded teeth. If you qualify for Invisalign Express, or Express 10 as your doctor may call it, you could reach your goal after just 10 aligners, which takes about 6 months. By contrast, Invisalign Full requires 20 to 30 aligners.
This faster treatment may be right for you if you had braces as a teen but saw orthodontic relapse in the years after it. Retainer usage after treatment ends, for both braces and Invisalign, is critical to keeping straight teeth. However, most people aren’t good at retainer usage, and their teeth fall back into old patterns. Invisalign Express is an excellent corrective in these cases.
Our expert in Invisalign Express in LA lists the following prerequisites for Invisalign Express:
- Less than 2mm of crowding or spacing per arch
- Less than 2mm of midline correction required
- Less than 1.5mm of expansion required per arch
This won’t be data you’ll know on your own, obviously. At your consult, our Invisalign provider in Los Angeles can answer any questions you have.
The steps for Invisalign begin with a comprehensive evaluation of your teeth and bite. During this evaluation, our team will examine your smile to diagnose your malocclusion, determine the best treatment options, and begin to create your treatment plan. After your evaluation, we will explain your options and our recommendations, which might include Invisalign.
The next step is to create the treatment plan. We take dental X-rays, impressions, and other records to develop a virtual model of your teeth and jaws. This 3D model is used as a basis for your treatment plan, and the movements are mapped as each tooth’s position is adjusted until your virtual bite is perfectly balanced and your teeth are in their proper spaces. Next, the Invisalign lab will create your aligners based on this treatment plan. The aligners apply pressure to your teeth to move them according to the plan.
The final step is to begin treatment. You will wear your aligners at all times unless you are attending to dental hygiene or eating. Aligners can be changed every two weeks, which maintains your progress and moves your teeth a little bit each time. Most people wear Invisalign for twelve to eighteen months. Call us to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our expert in Invisalign in Beverly Hills.