London City Smiles

Invisalign 101: Know what type of Invisalign is right for you

Fixing misalignment issues with your teeth can give you a whole new lease of life. Your confidence can improve and your oral health will be in a better condition. Once you’ve decided to go through with Invisalign treatment, the next question is: which type is right for you? This article will provide the information you need to make that decision, including an insight into how they feel and compare it to other forms of treatment.

What types of Invisalign are there?

There are five different Invisalign Clear Aligners options available to clients at London City Smiles. The range of clear aligners includes the classic Invisalign aligners, Invisalign Comprehensive, Invisalign Lite, Invisalign i7, and Invisalign Teen. Each version serves its own purpose but they are viewed as a very effective and more comfortable braces alternative.

The type that is most appropriate for you will be advised by your dentist based on your age, how significant your misalignment is, the amount of time you want to wear them, and other reasons.

At London City Smiles, our dental experts can help you with the selection process and advise you on other aspects of Invisalign treatment.

The differences between different types of /Invisalign braces

Invisalign, the classic and most popular version of clear aligners, are mainly used for overcrowding or issues with spacing that you are conscious of.

Invisalign Comprehensive has no limit to the number of moulds used, whatever it takes to sort the misalignment.

This is the one you should select if significant treatment is needed. If your problems require a longer period of time to resolve, and you are willing to pay a little extra money, this option could be for you.

While Invisalign Lite doesn’t take as long to sort resolves as Invisalign or Invisalign Comprehensive and will cost less too, they might only be suggested if the issues aren’t very severe. They are extremely popular with those who don’t want to wear braces for a long time and with people that don’t require extensive work.

Invisalign i7 will only need seven moulds for each arch of your mouth in total, making it a speedy option that will fix your problems in less than 7 weeks. This type is typically only for those with smaller misalignment issues.

And, as the name suggests, Invisalign Teen is for youngsters who want to avoid the old-fashioned “train track” style of braces with this less invasive and discreet alternative. Dentists will take into consideration the fact the patient is growing, so changes to their jaw are more likely.

The verdict

The clear aligner that is best suited to you will totally depend on the amount of work necessary and how long you want to wear the braces, among other factors.

The prices are different and your age comes into consideration, but whichever of these alternatives to braces you select, you’ll receive the best care and aftercare from the team at London City Smiles. Get in touch today for your consultation.