what is invisalign lite?
Invisalign Lite is a treatment which has been designed for patients with minor orthodontic problems, including: minor crowding, small gaps between the teeth, poorly positioned teeth and slightly crooked teeth. Invisalign Lite braces work in exactly the same way as traditional Invisalign braces but there are fewer aligners in the series; consequently, treatment time is much shorter. The aligners are custom-made to fit the patient. Each one is worn for two weeks and then replaced with the next one in the series. Patients opting for the Invisalign Lite treatment will usually be prescribed a maximum of ten aligners and treatment will usually be complete within six months.
how does invisalign lite work?
Invisalign Lite works by generating gentle forces to urge the teeth to move into the correct position. Each aligner is custom-fit to move the teeth in the desired direction to give the patient a healthy looking, straight smile. Each aligner is worn for two weeks and must be worn for at least 21 hours per day, after which the aligner is then replaced with the next aligner in the series.
what are the advantages?
Invisalign Lite is an ideal treatment for people who have minor orthodontic problems. It can produce incredible results without the patient having to worry about the physical appearance of the braces or the discomfort of wearing metal braces. Invisalign Lite aligners treat minor problems very quickly and patients can achieve the smile they’ve always wanted in just a few months.
stages of treatment
During an initial consultation, the dentist will discuss the treatment with the patient and perform an examination to check that the treatment is suitable.
A dental impression of the patient’s teeth will be created and digital images will be taken; these will be converted into 3D images, which will be used to plan the treatment in accordance with the patient’s specific orthodontic problems.
The images are used by the dental technicians to manufacture the patient’s aligners, after which the aligners are then sent back to the dentist.
Once the dentist has checked the fit of the aligners, the patient’s treatment will start and they will be advised to wear the aligners for at least 21 hours per day.
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How do the braces work?
The braces work by exerting gentle pressure on the teeth. The aligners are designed to push the teeth in the right direction over the course of treatment, with each one being of a slightly different shape in accordance with the treatment plan that is produced from the digital images and moulds of the patient’s teeth.
How long does treatment take?
The Invisalign Lite treatment is designed for people with minor orthodontic problems, so treatment time is very short. Most treatments are complete within six months and people with very minor problems may only need to wear aligners for a few months.
How much does treatment cost?
The price of this treatment starts from £1250.00.
Why should I choose Invisalign Lite?
Invisalign Lite is a great solution for those who want to improve the aesthetics of their smile without worrying about the appearance of their braces. The treatment time is short and incredible results can be achieved in a short time without any pain or concerns about the way a metal brace looks. The Invisalign aligners are also more comfortable than traditional braces and they can be removed, which means that the patient can eat and drink whatever they want and clean their teeth properly. This promotes good oral health and reduces the risk of the patient developing an oral health condition.
Is Invisalign Lite suitable for everyone?
Invisalign Lite is designed for patients with more minor orthodontic problems, including minor crowding, crooked teeth and minor problems with the positioning of the teeth. Invisalign Lite may not be suitable for patients with more complex problems. If a great deal of movement is required, an alternative treatment may be recommended.
How long do I have to wear the aligners for?
You are advised to wear the aligners for at least 21 hours each day, to ensure the treatment is effective.
Do the aligners hurt?
The aligners are designed to be very comfortable. They are made from plastic and created to fit the individual perfectly. Unlike metal braces, there are no wires which need tightening, which can otherwise be very painful and uncomfortable for many patients.
When you first start wearing the aligners, you may find them a little uncomfortable, but this is only because you are not used to them. You will soon get used to the braces and should not experience any pain or discomfort.
Are there any side-effects?
To begin with, the aligners may take a little getting used to. They may feel a little funny and you may experience very mild discomfort. However, this will soon subside and you will get used to wearing the aligners. Some people may find that they develop a bit of a lisp to start with, but speech should return to normal after 1 or 2 days.