Invisalign Express is a version of Invisalign that is designed specifically for correcting minor orthodontic issues. It is an excellent option for those who have had orthodontic relapse or who have minor crowding or spacing problems. It can also be used in conjunction with other treatments to create a smile makeover. Our Huntington Beach Invisalign Express expert can help you decide if it is right for you.
You may be a candidate for Invisalign Express if you:
• Have less than 2 mm of crowding
• Have gaps smaller than 2 mm
• Need less than 2 mm of midline correction
• Need less than 1.5 mm of expansion
Our expert in Invisalign Express in Huntington Beach may recommend traditional Invisalign if you have more extensive or complex crowding, spacing or bite issues. In some cases, patients may need to have their natural teeth reduced slightly to ensure adequate space. Attachments may also be needed to provide the right amount of force in specific areas.
Invisalign Express Huntington Beach
At your initial consultation, our Huntington Beach Invisalign Express expert will take a series of pictures, impressions, and X-rays of your teeth. These will be digitized and used with our advanced 3D programs to map out a series of tooth movements. This map will be used to create your treatment plan and your custom Invisalign aligners. Treatment with Invisalign Express usually takes about six months but may take slightly more or less based on your specific needs. Treatment can generally be completed with about 10 stages of aligners.
Once you receive your new aligners, you will need to wear them at all times except when you are eating, brushing, and flossing. You will also need to remove them when you drink hot liquids or play sports. Every two weeks, you will switch to the next set of aligners in the series. This keeps your teeth moving forward until you reach your desired smile goal.
If you are interested in getting a straight smile faster than you can with traditional orthodontic options, Invisalign Express may be right for you. Give us a call today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our expert in Invisalign Express in Huntington Beach.