Types of Invisalign Treatments
At Cork City Dentist, we believe that a confident smile is a reflection of inner beauty, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams. As a premier provider of Invisalign braces in Cork, we offer a range of Invisalign treatments tailored to your unique needs. Whether you require a minor adjustment or a complete smile transformation, our skilled orthodontists are here to guide you through the Invisalign journey. Let’s explore the different types of Invisalign braces available at Cork City Dentist and find the perfect solution for you.
- Invisalign Express
- Invisalign Full
- Invisalign Lite
- Invisalign Teen
- Invisalign First
- Invisalign i7
Invisalign Express / Invisalign i7:
Invisalign Express is a shorter version of the full Invisalign treatment and is designed for patients who
need minor adjustments to their teeth. It may be called i7 in other countries. The treatment typically lasts around six months and involves seven sets of aligners. In fairness in my experience not many peoples teeth fall into this category. It can often be treated as a bit of a top up after previous treatment or before some other dental work like a crown to reduce the amount of trimming needed to a particular tooth.
While Invisalign Express can provide effective results for those with mild orthodontic issues, it’s important to note that it may not be the best option for everyone. At Cork City Dentist, our team of experts can help you determine if Invisalign Express is the right treatment option for you and provide you with personalised care every step of the way.
Invisalign Comprehensive is designed for patients who need more significant adjustments to their teeth- basically anything which cannot be reliably completed in less than 20 sets of aligners.
The treatment typically lasts between 12 and 24 months and involves any number of aligners required-regularly 40-60 sets of aligners.
Invisalign Mandibular Advancement/ Invisalign Teen
Invisalign MA is designed largely for 11-15/16 year olds where it can promote advancement of the lower jaw.
The prevalence of a small lower jaw or a lower jaw set slightly further back than it ought to be is quoted in various studies to be from 20-40% in European populations. In particular in boys a small lower jaw is regularly stated to be the least aesthetic smile. Luckily Invisalign MA can reliably correct the relative jaw positions due to its patented wing design harnessing teenagers awesome growth potential.
In fact this lack of growth potential in adults often necessitates orthognathic jaw surgery where the lower jaw is essentially fractured and then moved forward. Orthognathic surgery is something Michael at Cork City Dentist has personal experience of and while transformative it is definitely something that would be easier to avoid.
Invisalign teen is similar and can be with or without jaw movement/ development. These aligners generally have a blue dot indicator to monitor wear compliance. This as the name suggests is a blue dot on the aligner which gradually fades as the aligner is worn. If the dots not fading then the aligners not being worn!
Invisalign Lite is a mid-level Invisalign treatment that is designed for patients who need more extensive treatment than Invisalign Express but less than Invisalign Comprehensive.
The treatment typically lasts between nine and twelve months and involves 14 sets of aligners.
This would be a very common treatment modality for people as you can achieve quite a bit in those 14 aligners. It’s a great treatment choice for adults who had train tracks in their teens and misplaced their retainers!
Invisalign First is designed for children between the ages of six and ten. It is largely designed for early intervention where to do nothing would risk damage to a particular tooth or gum.
For example if some teeth were very prominent and at a risk of traumatic injury. Also Invisalign First can be used to decrease the complexity of future orthodontic treatment, perhaps by making space for teeth that haven’t come up yet.
It is rare that Invisalign First would be your only orthodontic treatment and is more likely the start of the road.
Just finished my one year invisalign journey with Micheal and his team. After he spent a whole hour for free with me explaining invisalign and was really reasonably priced, I knew I would go with him. He is SO kind and gentle, and was really helpful and attentive during my treatment, adjusting things when needed. He also recommended his colleague Dr Russell for composite bonding to finish off my teeth and I'm delighted I did, I'm so happy, I have the smile I've wanted my whole life now. I've recommended Michael to my friends with small kids and they all love him too. 100% recommend this dental practice. Thank you Michael!!!
March 4, 2023
Comparing Invisalign Treatments
|Who is the treatment for?
|Age of Patient
|Those with very mild issues
|Up to 6 months
|Those with mild to moderate issues
|Medium level of complexity
|Adults and children
|Invisalign comprehensive, Invisalign MA
|Those with severe issues
|12 months and up
|6-10 years old
As you can see from the table, the main differences between these Invisalign treatments are who they are designed for, the age of the patient, the length of the treatment, and the cost. Invisalign Express is designed for those with mild issues and is the shortest treatment option, while Invisalign Comprehensive is intended for those with severe issues and is the longest treatment option. Invisalign Lite is designed for those with mild to moderate issues and is a shorter treatment option. Invisalign First is designed for children who are still developing their permanent teeth. Invisalign Express is designed for those with minor issues and is the shortest and most cost-effective treatment option.
At Cork City Dentist, we offer all of these Invisalign treatments, and our team of experts can help you determine which treatment option is the best fit for your individual dental needs.
|Quick Straight Teeth - 1 Arch
|Quick Straight Teeth - Both Arches
|Invisalign - Express - 1 arch
|Invisalign - Express- Both arches
|Invisalign - Lite - 1 arch
|Invisalign - Lite - Both arches
|Invisalign – Moderate – Single arch
|Invisalign – Moderate – Both arches
|Invisalign - Comprehensive
|Whitening After Invisalign
|Fixed Metal Braces - 1 arch
|Fixed Metal Braces - Both arches
|Ceramic Fixed Braces - 1 Arch
|Ceramic Fixed Braces - Both arches
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