Invisalign Lite Braces

Why choose Invisalign Lite Braces?

Invisalign Lite Braces are suitable for minor corrections, such as crowding or gapping, particularly in the front teeth. Patients who have suffered a relapse after previous corrective work may find Inviaslign Lite a good alternative to undergoing more long-term orthodontic work. Invisalign Lite is a faster version of the standard Invisalign Lite Braces, with treatment taking around six months on average, using a maximum of ten aligners in the process. The system uses clear plastic retainers that are virtually invisible while worn and are replaced with a new plate every couple of weeks once the previous one has become loose.

What are the advantages?

Invisalign Lite Braces are a good cosmetic alternative to standard retainers, as they are almost invisible and more comfortable to wear thanks to their design and the clear plastic material they are made from. The treatment only takes five to six months compared to the normal Invisalign process which takes up to 18 months. It is also cheaper than the full Invisalign treatment as you will require fewer visits to the orthodontist and less materials. The retainers are removable for eating, brushing your teeth and even for playing sports or social occasions. Maintaining oral hygiene is therefore easier as food is less likely to become trapped in the braces.

What are the disadvantages?

The system is not suitable for everyone and you should consult with an orthodontist to see if you would benefit from Invisalign Lite Braces. If you suffer from a more serious condition, fixed braces or a longer treatment may be more suitable. It is important that patients wear the retainer for at least 20 hours or the treatment may not work as planned. It may be tempting to take out the braces for longer stretches because the system is so easy to take out and put back in again. Invisalign Lite may be cheaper than other modern, cosmetic treatments, but it is still more expensive than standard braces.

How are they fitted?

Impressions will be made of your teeth and photographs taken to build up a 3D picture of your teeth so that a retainer can be manufactured to fit your mouth’s dimensions and needs. You should attend your appointments regularly and be careful to replace each plate once it becomes loose with the next tighter one to ensure that the correction process continues at the required pace.

After the fitting

There should be very few side effects with this kind of retainer. You may suffer some slight discomfort or awkwardness with speech and swallowing immediately after being fitted with your apparatus, but the design of the retainers means that this is kept to a minimum. Ensure you remove your braces for eating and brushing your teeth, but be careful to wear them for the minimum 20 hours a day or the treatment will need to go on for longer and cost more money.