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What is Invisalign Express…and Why Would it be Good for Me?

If you want a stunning smile without the wait and hassle associated with traditional braces, Invisalign Express may be the perfect treatment for you. Invisalign Express uses the same clear aligners as Invisalign to correct minor dental issues, such as crowding or spacing problems, in as little as six months.

Traditional Invisalign uses a series of 20 to 30 aligners to straighten teeth and correct malocclusions. Invisalign Express, though, is different. Designed for adults and teens with specific crowding, spacing or cosmetic issues, this “express” approach uses 10 aligners or less over a six-month period.

Do I Qualify for Invisalign Express?

Since Invisalign Express was developed to treat orthodontic conditions requiring 10 aligners or less, only people with certain types of orthodontic issues are good candidates. If you are a candidate, you must meet the following criteria:

  • 2 mm or less of spacing/crowding per arch
  • 1.5 mm or less of dental expansion required per arch
  • 2 mm or less of midline correction needed
  • Slight to no rotation of the cuspids, bicuspids and incisors

More severe crowding, spacing and bite issues may have to be corrected with a traditional procedure, such as “regular” Invisalign or braces.

How Does Invisalign Express Work?

Call (901) 853-9934 or click HERE to schedule an Invisalign Express consultation with SOS Braces. During your consultation, we’ll determine if you’re eligible for the treatment. If you are a candidate and decide to move forward with the treatment, we’ll schedule an appointment to take pictures and impressions of the teeth.

Using 3D technology, our team of experienced technicians will map the projected shift of your teeth from beginning to end and create customized clear, plastic Invisalign Express aligners. Your treatment may require up to 10 aligners and will be completed in about six months. Each set of aligners should be worn at all times, except when eating,, brushing and playing certain sports. Every two weeks, you’ll swap your aligners for another set.

4 Reasons to Consider Invisalign Express

While traditional metal braces have long been associated with pain, inconvenience and high prices, Invisalign’s new, innovative systems are easy to use and practically invisible. Invisalign Express takes braces benefits to the next level by more than halving the average treatment time. All while...

1. Helping You Maintain Your Lifestyle 
Your smile is a unique part of you—and you should wear it with pride! Invisalign Express makes it easy because you never have to sacrifice any of the things you love while working towards a flawless smile. You can continue to play sports, eat crunchy or sticky foods, drink hot drinks and attend special events without worrying about your braces. Just remember to remove your aligners while eating, drinking hot drinks and taking care of your oral hygiene.

2. Increasing Your Comfort
Traditional braces systems include painful metal bands that wrap around the molars and dig into the gums. The brackets and wires that attach to them irritate the gums further, scratch your lips and tongue and can easily break, resulting in rough or sharp edges.

Invisalign Express features practically invisible, smooth aligners that can be easily removed for oral hygiene, eating and special events – even that big speech you’re giving in a few months. Plus, you never have to worry about painful tightening when you visit the orthodontist.

3. Costing LESS Than Traditional Braces 
Invisalign Express only uses an average of 10 aligners, whereas traditional Invisalign uses 20 to 30. As a result, Invisalign Express is a fraction of the cost.

4. Ideal for Teens and Adults
Invisalign Express is suitable for both teens and adults who meet the qualifications listed above. If you have minor crowding or spacing issues or need slight changes due to an upcoming cosmetic treatment, such as tooth veneers or composite bonding, then Invisalign Express is a great option.

What’re you waiting for? Innovative new treatment options from Invisalign make it easy and affordable to have a beautiful smile. Get started today by calling us at (901) 853-9934 to schedule a consultation.

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