How Does Invisalign Express Work?

What is Invisalign Express and how does Invisalign Express work?

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Invisalign Express offers shorter treatment length, less tooth movement

Invisalign Express refers to a shorter treatment length compared to regular Invisalign. This is solely based on the number of aligners needed to achieve your goal of straightening your teeth.

Only your doctor can verify if you qualify for the express treatment, and it is based on the complexity of movements needed.

For our patients, all records are taken and our patients can see their final result on the computer imaging program before committing to treatment. This allows our patients to be part of the treatment process and will also answer the question regarding length of treatment.

Manhattan Cosmetic Dentist

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Invisalign Express

Invisalign Express is a maximum of 10 trays in the system, which is a minimum of 20 weeks of treatment not including retainer treatment.

This is for cases that require little movement, mild crowding and mild to no rotation. It is a great system for rebound cases of people who had braces before.

Jennifer Jablow, DDS
New York Cosmetic Dentist

Invisalign Express is treatment that can be completed...

Invisalign Express is treatment that can be completed within 5 months (10 aligners). Typically minor space closure or anterior tooth rotations can be corrected in this time frame. The cost to the dentist is less in an express case, which translates to a savings to the patient.

You need to be careful about attempting to move teeth too quickly to fit within this timeframe. Invisalign is very particular about which cases fit within the express parameters.

Robert G. Berman, DDS, PS
Seattle Cosmetic Dentist

The Same Way as Invisalign

Invisalign Express works the same way as Invisalign. It was developed for cases that need minor movement. Less Aligners - less the fee.

Kathy Frazar, DDS, FAGD
Houston Cosmetic Dentist
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Invisalign Express Options

Invisalign offers two different Invisalign Express options. One is Invisalign Express 5 and the other is Invisalign Express 10. The numbers indicate the number of trays allowed to accomplish your tooth movement needs and desires. Invisalign Express 5 would be used for extremely minor tooth movements and Invisalign Express 10 for minor tooth movements. Both express products offer fewer trays for people who do not need more than 10 trays to accomplish their tooth movement goals. For example, if you needed a small space closed to accomplish your orthodontic goal, you may be a candidate for an express product. The same might be true if you had very minimal crowding of your front teeth. Consult with your orthodontist who can evaluate your dental needs and recommend the appropriate Invisalign product that will provide an optimal result for you.

Janet H. Stoess-Allen, DMD
New York Orthodontist

Invisalign Express...

Invisalign Express is just like regular Invisalign, but is specifically for minor cases.  It is usually cheaper for patients.  Only your doctor can determine whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign Express.  It is not very forgiving as regular Invisalign, so your dentist must be certain that you are a good candidate before offering you this option.  I hope this answers your question and good luck to you.

Sarah Thompson, DMD
Saint Louis Cosmetic Dentist
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Invisalign Express has limitations

Invisalign express is treatment that involves 10 aligners or less. The treatment does work but case selection is very specific. If more aligners are needed then you will be charged extra. 

In my practice I limit Invisalign express to cases where someone had braces or Invisalign before and needs some very minor correction. For example, small spaces have formed or some very minor crowding has occurred.

For all other cases, Invisalign "Full" is the best choice.

Invisialign Express

Invisalign express is used  when the problem requires ten aligners or less. The Invisalign company will not make midcourse or refinement aligners if the problem is not rectified in those ten aligners. Express cases are for only very minor problems.

R. Scott Smith, DMD
Springfield Orthodontist
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Invisalign Express

Thsi method uses only 10-14 aligners and there is very limited scope for minor corrections at the end.

It is for very, very mild crowding whereby the patient is happy to have their teeth files slightly to create space.

I tend to find patients get very fussy with the results and you are very stricted with IE

I would recommend paying more and getting full Invisalign.

Invisalign Express is now be called Invisalign Lite; a bit like pepsi lite, but still bad for your teeth.

Raj Kumar, BDS, LDSRCS
London Cosmetic Dentist
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Does Invisalign Express Work?

Yes - Invisalign Express works.  But, since the "Express" system has a limited number of trays with no option for refinement, it works best on very simple malocclusions. 

Kara J. McCulloch, DMD
Mercer Island Orthodontist

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