This type of treatment is not appropriate for everyone, but with the proper diagnosis and treatment, fast braces and fast Invisalign treatments are safe and effective for the right candidate.
While every case is different, the usual time for orthodontic treatment varies between 12 and 14 months. At Coombe Orthodontics, we offer a range of quick treatments including;
- Invisalign i7 (3 to 4 months) Designed for very minor crowding, spacing and aesthetic improvements.
- Invisalign Lite (6 to 8 months) Designed to correct minor crowding, spacing, simple corrections and aesthetic treatments.
- Invisalign (12 to 24 months)
- Fast braces (4 to 10 months)
- Acceledent – Used to reduce the treatment times of the above options by up to 50%
Information on other fast treatment systems
There are various forms of fast braces treatment options (Rapidsmiles, Magic Smiles, Six Months Braces to name a few) on the market at the moment, leading to some misunderstanding and confusion within the community.
In reality, despite the many different names, these systems are still essentially traditional braces. They are being marketed as “fast” as they are aimed at patients who only want to straighten their front six teeth. This is often able to be done faster than a full orthodontic treatment as they do not treat more significant bite problems or malocclusions (teeth with imperfect positioning when the jaw is closed.
Invisalign i7 is a solution for teenagers or adults wanting a minor tooth correction. It can be used to treat slight overcrowding, teeth that have shifted post braces, or for other minor aesthetic improvements. The aligner works by applying pressure to specific teeth at different times, with each aligner being worn for two-week increments.
With the aid of our virtually invisible clear plastic Invisalign aligners, in less than six months you will notice a change in your smile. Invisalign Lite is an ideal treatment for teenagers and adults who require minor adjustments to their teeth, with treatments required for around six months.
Invisalign Lite relies on the same technology as the original Invisalign system. This means your aligners consist of the same transparent, aesthetically pleasing and removable materials. The maximum amount of aligners available for this treatment is 14.