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What Is Invisalign Lite?

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Invisalign lite is a product under the Invisalign tree. Invisalign is a clear aligner system that can straighten teeth over the course of treatment.

This is a non-traditional orthodontic system as it it consists of removable clear aligners, rather than the more traditional train track wires. This is a very popular option for patients who are after a more discrete way to straighten their teeth.

What’s The Difference Between Invisalign & Lite?

Invisalign is the full blown system that is offered to most patients who qualify for this type of treatment. We use the word qualify as not everyone will be suitable for all types of braces we offer. This is because certain scenarios may be better suited to a certain type of brace. For example, if you have a narrow smile, then the damon system may be recommended to you. Damon is a fixed option that can broaden a smile and really lift up the face for a nice straight smile, as well as improving the profile of your face.

Invisalign lite fundamentally works in the same way as the full blown Invisalign system, but with one key difference. This system is designed for minor cases that can be completed in a shorter amount of time. Because the system consists of a series of aligners, if you have a minor case you will require less aligners and therefore be finished in a quicker time frame. The length of time it takes to treat your teeth and how many aligners you need, will have a direct impact on how much the treatment will cost. So for shorter (minor) treatments, the price will be lower. For even more minor cases with slight imperfectins, the Invisalign I7 system may be suitable.

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What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that has been designed to straighten your teeth discreetly. The system consists of a series of aligners that are worn in sequence, one after the other, until your teeth are straightened. Invisalign uses software to calculate the end result before you have even begun, and from the expected finished result it works out how many number of aligners are needed to straighten your teeth.

Invisalign are a removable aligner system so can be taken out for drinking, eating and also social occasions. It is however recommended that the aligners are worn for the majority of the day, as the longer they are left out, the longer it will take to correct your teeth.

The aligners themselves are very similar to gum shields – the main difference being the material they are made out of and also the fact that they are clear and discrete when being worn.

Why Choose Invisalign?

Invisalign is very much a discrete option when it comes to straightening teeth. It has been designed for patients who want to correct their teeth but don’t want a mouth full of metal. With aligner systems they do however come with some restrictions, as they are not as fast as straightening teeth other systems. Unfortunately, the arch wire used in fixed braces can offer more effective and efficient straightening than their removable counterparts, meaning less time in treatment. We do however offer fixed and discrete options (such as lingual braces and 6 month smiles).

Because there are many different scenarios that can occur with your teeth, there is no one size fits all treatment. We offer an extensive range of orthodontic systems that allows us to treat a wide range of patient needs. If you would like to find out more information and to see what options are suitable for you, please do not hesitate to call us and book your free consultation today.

How Long Do You Have To Wear Clear Braces For?

If your dentist has recommend that you use Invisalign or clear braces to straighten your teeth, then you may want to have more information about how they will look, and how long you can expect to be wearing them. The length of time you will have to have braces on will be very much case dependent, as it will depend on the severity of your teeth. At the free consultation we will be able to give you an estimated time frame to complete your chosen treatment.


Minor Corrections

For patients who require braces, you may only require minor corrections or adjustments to straighten the teeth into the correct position.This can include correcting the movement of canine teeth upwards into the gums, or a tooth which has moved out of position. In cases like this, the wearing of clear braces shouldn’t take as long as complex cases, some can even be completed in a matter of a couple of months (case dependent).

Major Adjustments

If you want to have major work done to your teeth, then you will need to have the clear braces in position for longer. For removable braces such as Invisalign, it is recommended that you wear your braces for between 20 and 22 hours every day in order to get the misalignment corrected quicker (the longer the aligners are out, the more time it will add onto your overall completion time). You may choose to wear your braces less often than this, and so your teeth may take longer to be corrected. Depending on the severity of your case, and how long you choose to wear your braces, you can find that the treatment time will take longer to complete.

Is There a Faster Solution?

Tooth movement requires time and patience, and for braces such as Invisalign which allow you to remove them as you require, you may have to wear the braces over a longer period in order to achieve the right amount of movement in your teeth. We do however offer a faster working brace (not suitable for all patients) called 6 month smiles. This is a ceramic brace, which only focuses on cosmetically improving the looks of the teeth e.g. the visible alignment. It doesn’t deal with any major structural changes. Due to this, cases can be completed in shorter periods of time (some case even in 6 months!).

If you are interested in exploring your options to straighten your teeth, please do not hesitate to call us and book your free consultation!.

How Much is Invisalign?

Are you thinking about using Invisalign braces to correct misplaced teeth? When you are young, you don’t think about the cost of paying for braces, but most adults in the UK need to cover the cost of these devices, and work out the full price, before they start the process. The cost of having braces fitted will vary depending on how severe your case is.

Invisalign are a type of aligner, which depending on your case could involve a series of 30 aligners to be worn over a period of time. The longer it is expected to complete your case the more aligners in the series you will require, which will have an increase on the overall cost.

At the free consultation we will be able to give you an estimated treatment completion time, costs and how many aligners you will need to achieve your goals.

What Is Involved With Invisalign?

If you have decided that you want Invisalign braces, then you need to be aware of the process which is involved with this device, and how you should use it to get the most out of it. Invisalign is not a single brace, but is in fact a series of removable braces which looks similar to gum shields, and are called ‘aligners’. These are custom-made to fit your teeth, and are replaced approximately every fortnight (case dependant), with the aligners in a slightly different shape so that your teeth are moved gradually towards the designed placement. This can take a few months, or it can take more than a year. Naturally, the cost of this process will depend very much on how long it takes and how many aligners you need to complete your treatment.

One of the main benefits of Invisalign is fewer visits to the dentist office. When you leave you will be given a couple of series of the aligners which you will then need to change every few weeks to progress your treatment.

What Is a Typical Cost For This Process?

This is very much case dependent as no cases are identical. It will solely depend on how severe your teeth are. What we mean by this is how long it would take to have your teeth neatly aligned. Invisalign works on gradual movement so the aligner you are currently wearing will be gently moving your teeth a step closer to being straight. When the aligners start to feel not as snug as they once was, this will be a good indication you need the next aligner in the process (generally speaking, this will be every 2 weeks).

Invisalign does typically take longer than fixed braces but offers the main advantage that it is very discrete and can be taken out for eating, drinking and even on social occasions when you may need to deliver a speech! We always advise patients to wear the aligners for the majority of the day as the longer they are left out, the longer it will take for treatment to be completed.

We offer free invisalign consultations so we can examine your teeth and give you a time scale for how long it could take to be treated with Invisalign. We will also discuss other suitable options so you can make an informed decision on how you would like to proceed.

Does Invisalign Work For Open Bites?

If you have a problem with the position of your teeth where you suffer from something known as an ‘open bite’, then you may have been advised to use braces to correct this problem. Open bite conditions may involve a number of different problems, from teeth not meeting in the centre of the mouth, to gaps between teeth, meaning that the teeth are not able to meet. You may have found that some foods are more difficult to chew upon due to this open bite, and that gaps between the teeth are obvious and unattractive. This type of dental problem is known as a malocclusion of the jaw. Your dentist may have recommended a few different types of brace to help you alter your bite, and one variety they may have chosen is the Invisalign brace.

What About Traditional Braces?

If you accept that you have a problem with your bite, then you may wonder whether traditional braces could help you instead. These may be a cheaper alternative to treat your open bite, but you may be after a more discrete treatment. We offer free consultations so we can assess your case and see which options will be the most suitable to meet your needs.

How can Invisalign help?

Invisalign can help you if you have an open bite, because they are designed to be fitted into the mouth and align the teeth naturally. The alignment is done through a number of stages, with a different aligner for each stage. It may be necessary to have around 30 aligners for each jaw in order to finish the treatment. It is important to note that the best success with Invisalign is seen in patients with an anterior overbite, where it changes the plan of the bite. The posterior overbite is harder to treat, with any kind of brace, and these patients might require a combination of surgery and braces to attempt to fix the problem.

Invisalign could be the ideal solution for you depending on how your teeth are. Do not hesitate to call us today and book your no obligation free consultation.

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By Dr Gursh Bajwa

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