Invisalign Express is made for adult patients who need orthodontic treatment but have only minor bite irregularities. In such cases, treatment lasting years would be unnecessarily expensive in terms of time and money. Invisalign Express is an excellent alternative, offering these patients the aesthetic and other benefits of braces in less than a year. Here is more about Express, its benefits, how it works and which patients it can help.
While the changes brought by Invisalign Express are less than those delivered by Invisalign Full, they still involve aspects of appearance, comfort and oral health. Once patients have received treatment from our San Francisco Invisalign Express expert, they can expect to have reduced risks of cavities and gum disease and increased comfort and ability to chew. Unlike the Full treatment, however, Express takes only three to six months to work rather than an average of 15 months. Not only does reduced treatment time equal less discomfort and inconvenience, but it also minimizes costs that patients face.
Invisalign Express San Francisco
Express, like Invisalign Full, first requires patients to visit our dentist to have bite impressions and photos taken. Next, our dentist dispenses the customized aligners to patients, who return on a regular basis to get new aligners. This is where Express differs from Full: Instead of going through 20 to 30 sets of aligners, as they would with Invisalign Full, Express recipients receive only five to 10 sets. This can be extended by our expert in Invisalign Express in San Francisco, however, depending on individual progress. Within three to six months, patients are done and receive retainers to keep their improvements.
Patients who are candidates for Express should be adults who have very minor orthodontic problems, such as mild overcrowding and spacing issues. Our San Francisco Invisalign Express expert performs an exam to determine if individuals are candidates for this treatment. In some cases, patients may need Invisalign Full or another treatment instead.
Our expert in Invisalign Express in San Francisco often performs this treatment to resolve orthodontic relapse or help patients prepare for upcoming events where they want to look their best. To learn more about Invisalign Express and what it can do, patients can schedule a consultation with Dr. Amini, our dentist in San Francisco.