A Guide to Invisalign Lite

Invisalign Lite is the express version of Invisalign braces. They use the same innovative system as traditional Invisalign braces, but are designed to provide a fast and simple solution to correct minor problems such as slightly crooked or mildly crowded teeth. They retain the same clear design of traditional Invisalign braces that makes them so aesthetically pleasing and such a popular option for patients.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an innovative form of orthodontic treatment that has found great popularity in the US and UK. It is thanks to the discreteness of the Invisalign system that it is such a popular treatment for straightening teeth, courtesy of the custom-made aligners that are used to correct tooth alignment, each aligner being of a clear and discrete nature. Another popular aspect of the Invisalign system is that they are removable, making it easy to eat and clean your teeth. This does however in turn put some pressure on the candidate to make sure they wear each aligner (the number of aligners used will depend on the severity of your teeth) for the correct amount of time, which is around 22 hours per day. Invisalign offers a quicker method of orthodontic treatment and is one of the most popular choices in the current market. The Invisalign Lite system offers even quicker results.

What is the Invisalign Lite system?

Invisalign Lite utilises the same innovative and technologically advanced system as the standard Invisalign braces, but is designed to provide a quicker treatment for less severe cases of misaligned teeth that require less corrective movement. If your dentist feels you are suitable for the Invisalign Lite corrective treatment they will use a putty-like substance to make an exact mould of your teeth and take pre-procedure photographs. The mould and photographs will then be sent to the dental laboratory and will act as the blueprint for the clear aligners that are used to correct your teeth. These aligners are crafted to the exact contours of your mouth. The Invisalign Lite system uses a maximum of 10 aligners to complete the correction treatment.

The aligners are high quality, transparent and removable an excellent way to correct mild orthodontic problems while remaining aesthetically pleasing and less obtrusive than regular braces. The aligners are shaped to gently move your teeth into the desired position over the course of the treatment.

How long does the treatment take?

Because the Invisalign Lite system only uses a maximum of 10 aligners or less to correct your teeth the entire process takes a relatively short time to complete, approximately 5-6 months. This is compared to the standard Invisalign process which usually lasts between 12-18 months.

Who can benefit from Invisalign Lite?

The Invisalign Lite system is only suitable for minor orthodontic cases that require little corrective movement of the teeth. Your dentist will examine you thoroughly and carry out X-rays and make impressions to diagnose your condition and prescribe the correct course of treatment for you. Invisalign Lite braces can be used to correct orthodontic problems such as:

  • Mildly crowded teeth
  • Slightly crooked Teeth
  • Small gaps between the teeth
  • Poorly positioned teeth
  • Misalignment occurring with the bite (the relationship between the upper and lower set of teeth)
  • Correcting rebound cases of people who have had traditional braces in the past

What are the advantages of Invisalign Lite braces?

The key advantages of Invisalign Lite braces are how discreet and comfortable they are when compared to old fashioned braces. Their revolutionary design means the patient enjoys magnificent results from the correction of their orthodontic problems while not feeling self conscious about their appearance. Truly invisible, Invisalign Lite restore your smile without any of the obtrusive visibility or discomfort of traditional corrective methods.

Will Invisalign Lite affect my lifestyle?

Thanks to the discrete nature of the aligners there will be very few people who actually realise you are having your teeth straightened. This will therefore lessen the effect of the braces on your lifestyle, as will the removability of the aligners which makes eating and cleaning your teeth much easier than that with several other orthodontic treatments. They are comfortable to wear and check-ups will be carried out to ensure the treatment is going according to plan.

What are the advantages of Invisalign Lite?

The advantages of Invisalign Lite are well known as they are on par with that of the Invisalign system. They are removable, discrete to an almost 'invisible' nature, comfortable to wear and convenient as you are able to eat and clean your teeth as you normally would.

How much does the treatment cost?

The cost of Invisalign Lite is considerably less than the standard Invisalign treatment due to less dentist visits being required, the significantly shorter procedure time and the fewer dental materials being utilised to complete the course of treatment. However, the cost will vary depending on the dentist you choose to carry out the work, so be sure to discuss what the procedure entails and the cost involved before starting the treatment.