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

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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 Dentist

Invisalign Express

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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 Dentist

Invisalign Express is treatment that can be completed...

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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.

How Does Invisalign Express Work?

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Whereas a traditional Invisalign treatment requires 20 to 30 aligners to move teeth into the correct position, Invisalign Express is specifically designed for people whose crowding or spacing problems can be corrected in 10 stages of aligners or less.

Zach Casagrande, DDS, MS, PC
Ashburn Orthodontist

Invisalign Express

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There are a couple of options within the Invisalign Express option. The use of these depends on what you need doing. Fundamentally, it works in a very similar way to the standard Invisalign treatment but is aimed at people who need much less work done. Be sure to research it thoroughly so you are happy that it meets what you expect.

Majid Alimadadian, BDS, MSc
London Orthodontist

How Does Invisalign Express Work?

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So does invisalign express work…absolutely it does.It is designed for cases that require less movement and less aligners and it is a lesser fee. So definitely inivsalign express is something that is a great option for people with minor changes.

Amanda Canto, DDS
Houston Dentist

The Same Way as Invisalign

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

Invisalign Express Options

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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...

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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.

Invisalign Express has limitations

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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.

Sylvan Fain, DDS
Miami Dentist

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