Which Invisalign product is right for me?
I’ve written this blog post to summarise the differences between the various Invisalign products we have to offer.
Invisalign Full is suitable for most patients who have conditions such as crowding, spacing or crooked teeth. On average, treatment with Invisalign Full takes between 12 and 18 months. In most cases it may be necessary to fit small attachments onto your teeth to help achieve certain movements. These are very discreet and I will show you examples before you start your treatment.
Invisalign Lite works in much the same way as Invisalign Full and aims to treat simple to moderate cases in approximately 7 months, bridging the gap between Invisalign i7 and Invisalign Full. Invisalign Lite can treat patients with minor orthodontic problems. The treatment will usually include no more than 10 transparent aligners therefore typically making the cost and treatment time less than the Invisalign Full treatment.
Invisalign i7 is generally recommended for patients who have minor orthodontic problems, including slight overcrowding, tiny gaps between the teeth, badly positioned teeth and poor alignment between the upper and lower teeth. The treatment will include no more than 7 transparent aligners and can straighten your teeth in as little as 3 months with the option to have more aligners if the teeth require further movement.
Invisalign Teen has been developed specifically with teenagers in mind and is designed to help maintain their self-esteem and self-confidence. Whilst being very similar to the original Invisalign brace, it has a number of special features that have been designed to meet the needs of younger patients.
It can be used to correct overly crowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, overbites, crossbites and underbites. During Invisalign Teen treatment, teenagers can keep up their active lifestyle, play sports and smile during social activities.
Some traditional wire and bracket braces can present challenges for proper brushing and flossing, contributing to food and plaque build-up in the mouth. Because Invisalign Teen aligners are easy to remove, they promote better oral hygiene, as well as a pain-free experience with less irritation to the gums and mouth. Traditional braces can also carry a stigma of being unattractive and noticeable, leaving teens feeling self-conscious and afraid to smile.
Whereas traditional braces also can require emergency visits to the dentist to fix a broken bracket, Invisalign Teen provides replacement aligners in case others are lost or misplaced.
Your next step
If you are looking to get straighter teeth using clear braces then you should book a free consultation with Stacey, our Treatment Coordinator. She’ll run through the various treatment options and give you an idea of the costs as well as your finance options which can make treatments affordable by allowing you to pay off in smaller monthly payments.
You will also have the chance to meet our friendly team and ask any questions you may have about our clinic. If you have any questions, please give our friendly team a call on 01332 408025 – we’d be more than happy to help.
I hope to meet you soon,
Dr Trishan Malhi (Kenny)