Invisalign Express is a fast and virtually invisible treatment option for minor orthodontic correction. Using only five to 10 retainers over several months, Invisalign Express corrects minor issues involving crowding and spacing. The lower cost and time investment required for Express compared to traditional Invisalign means that patients with less severe orthodontic problems can avoid paying for more treatment than they need.
According to our Los Angeles Invisalign expert, Express is performed using only five aligners for anywhere from two-and-a-half to six months or more. Longer correction times inside this range usually involve extended treatment, which can include up to five more aligners, for a total that is still only half of the 20 used in traditional Invisalign treatment. For patients whose problems are not severe enough to warrant full Invisalign treatment, Express provides appropriately fast results for a more affordable price.
Express includes all of the benefits associated with classic Invisalign treatment, including virtual invisibility, convenience and comfort, but it is designed to correct only minor irregularities. Patients who require more extensive correction, such as arch widening, will need the full Invisalign treatment. When only minor problems involving spacing or crowding are involved, Express may be the best choice. Express can also be a fast solution to reoccurrence of mild orthodontic issues, which can appear years after past orthodontic care.
Express is one more addition to the list of available Invisalign options. In recent years, Invisalign technology has advanced enough to treat almost all of the problems corrected by metal braces. More extensive issues can take ten months or more for correction by Invisalign. This is similar to the time required for treatment with metal braces, but it is still more than many patients need now that Express is here. To find out whether Invisalign Express may be an option, patients should schedule a consultation with our dentist.