The different types of Invisalign treatment

The team at Invisalign is continuously investing in research to develop the ways they can correct variations of misaligned teeth.

Currently, there are five different types of Invisalign treatments, including Full, i7, Lite, Teen and Go.
Let our experienced clinicians talk you through everything you need to know about Invisalign, including advantages and disadvantages and the different treatments available.

The differences between Invisalign Full and Invisalign Go

The main difference between Invisalign Full and other solutions, such as Invisalign Go, is the length of treatment. Invisalign Go is a shorter treatment programme suitable for minor imperfections and simple cases. It uses fewer aligners, so treatment time can be as short as 4 months. The number of aligner trays used in an Invisalign programme like Go would never exceed 20. An orthodontic case being treated by Invisalign Full would typically use between 30 and 50 separate aligner trays, taking between 12-18 months.

Advantages of Invisalign Full

There are many advantages of choosing Invisalign Full, including:

Advantages of Other Invisalign Treatments
Disadvantages of Other Invisalign Treatments
Invisalign Full Vs Different Types of Invisalign Treatments

All orthodontic treatment plans will have their advantages and disadvantages which is why it’s so important to visit our practice for a consultation before committing. We believe it makes sense to choose a specialist practice for all consultations so you get the very best clinical advice when it comes to the best orthodontic treatment plan for you.

Some patients won’t be suitable candidates for Invisalign Go, Lite or other of the sub-sets of Invisalign Full. In some cases, other orthodontic treatment options such as traditional fixed braces might be more suitable. If you’re wondering why you should choose an orthodontic practice to have braces fitted, please watch our short video.

If you’re prone to misplacing things or would struggle to wear your aligners for 22 hours per day, Invisalign might not be the right option for you.

The Invisalign Treatment Process

At our specialist orthodontic practice in Reading, we are pleased to offer a free Invisalign consultation. Once we have confirmed you’re eligible for treatment, we’ll take photos, X-rays and a digital scan or a dental impression of your teeth. These records will be used to create a 3D treatment plan, tailored to your individual smile.

The virtual 3D treatment plan shows on a screen the series of movements your teeth will go through over the course of your treatment. This allows you to see your predicted results firsthand. Once we agree on the treatment plan, your custom-made, clear aligners are prepared. After being custom-made and shipped to us, you’ll receive a series of aligners to wear every day and change at home every few weeks. You wear each set of aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day and you’ll visit us every 6-8 weeks to monitor progress, make adjustments and receive new aligners. After finishing your treatment plan, retainers will be required to maintain your new smile.

Will I need to wear a retainer?

At the end of any orthodontic treatment, it’s advisable to wear a retainer at night to keep your teeth in alignment. Without this important step, your teeth may gradually shift back to their original position and you may need further orthodontic treatment.

Do I really need Invisalign?

Every case is different and Invisalign might not be the best option for you. At Park Lane Orthodontics we offer a range of orthodontic treatment options to help you achieve a perfect smile. To explore your options for teeth straightening, we recommend you book an appointment at our orthodontic practice in Reading.

Why Choose Park Lane Orthodontics for your Invisalign Treatment?

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If you’d like to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of Invisalign, or the different types of treatment available, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Call our friendly team today on 0118 370 9365. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with everything you need to know about Invisalign.

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Our emphasis is not only on the best orthodontic result, but a special focus is placed upon how orthodontic treatment will affect your long-term facial aesthetics.  Why don’t you come and have a complimentary smile scan with our experienced orthodontic therapist and come and see the practice and meet the orthodontic team?