Even the smallest misalignment such as a crooked tooth or gap between your front teeth can significantly affect the overall appearance of your smile. However, many patients with minor misalignments do not feel that a full orthodontic treatment is worth the time and cost. Shemen Dental Group offers a simple and effective solution for patients in this situation. Invisalign® Express provides the advantages of traditional Invisalign with the additional benefit of an expedited timeline. When receiving orthodontic treatment at our Amarillo, TX, practice, you can rest assured that Drs. Eddy Sauer and Nathaniel Avirett are dedicated to helping you achieve your smile goals.
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Is Invisalign® Express for You?
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Invisalign® Express is not meant for every patient requiring orthodontic treatment. This solution is typically reserved for minor misalignments, such as a crooked tooth or small gap. To qualify for Invisalign® Express, you will need to meet certain clinical criteria, including:
- Less than 1.5 millimeters of expansion needed per arch
- Less than two millimeters of midline correction required
- Minimal rotation of the front teeth
- Less than two millimeters of spacing or crowding per arch
Invisalign® Express offers the advantages of traditional Invisalign® and the additional benefit of an expedited timeline.
Your doctor will conduct a full evaluation to determine whether you are a candidate for Invisalign® Express.
Invisalign® Express Options
There are two Invisalign® Express treatment options:
After your treatment is over, you may receive an additional set of aligners to help you refine your results without having to commit to a second treatment. One refinement is included in the cost of Invisalign Express.
Invisalign® Express 5
This option is designed for patients who require five or fewer treatment stages. Each treatment stage consists of one set of aligners. Invisalign Express 5 is only recommended for minor cases.
Invisalign® Express 10
For patients with slightly more complex issues, a 10 stage treatment may be recommended. Invisalign Express 10 typically takes about four or five months and utilizes 10 or fewer sets of aligners.
Does Faster Treatment Sacrifice Quality?
While Invisalign Express is a condensed version of the traditional Invisalign treatments, you can expect the same high-quality care. Invisalign Express patients benefit from the same advanced features, including:
- SmartTrack® Material
- ClinCheck® Modification
- Tooth Movement Assessment
- Precision Cuts
- Standard Support
- SmartForce® Features
Financing Your New Smile
Depending on your insurance, a portion of your treatment may be covered. However, if it is not, patients can apply for financing through CareCredit® to help cover out-of-pocket costs. Fortunately, Invisalign Express is only a portion of the cost of the full treatment as fewer aligners and appointments are required.