What Is Invisalign?
The Invisalign treatment programme is a very gradual process that uses transparent ‘aligners’ that are hand-crafted to fit over your teeth perfectly. They are soft, comfortable and barely visible. The aligners can also be easily removed, so you can eat and drink as normal, and they are very easy to clean. Many of our patients tell us that after a few days they don’t even notice they are wearing them!
What Is An iTero Scanner?
The iTero Element Scanner is the state-of-the-art digital mapping system we use to capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth. Creating a digital model of your teeth eliminates the need for messy and time-consuming impressions.
This 3D model can then be manipulated to show what your teeth will look like after a full course of Invisalign, this again is not possible with traditional impressions.
How Does Invisalign Work?
To begin your Invisalign treatment, your dentist will examine your teeth and mouth and create an impression that will then be used to create your aligners. You will be able to see how your new smile will look using the innovative ‘ClinCheck 3D treatment plan’.
During the course of your treatment, you will be fitted with several aligners, each slightly different to the last, which will need to be changed at a rate of roughly once every two weeks. Your dentist will keep an eye on how your treatment is progressing with regular appointments. At the end of your treatment plan, you will need to wear retainers to prevent your teeth from moving back to a less optimal position.
What Issues Can Be Fixed With Invisalign?
- Crowded and crooked teeth
- Gaps between the teeth
- Overbite — where the upper teeth excessively overlap the lower teeth
- Underbite — where the lower teeth stick out past the front teeth
- Open bite — where the upper and lower teeth are forced outwards, not meeting each other
- Crossbite — where the upper teeth bite on the inside of your the lower teeth
Will Invisalign Work For Me?
Your dentist may recommend the Invisalign treatment programme for you if you have crowded teeth, gapped teeth or an overbite, and if you are an older teenager or adult. The system must be kept in place for 22 hours a day or longer and so you must be willing and able to accept this as the most effective way of achieving the smile you want. You can usually use the Invisalign system even if you have pre-existing treatments in place such as crowns or bridges, or if you have a TMJ/TMD condition, but if your dentist decides – upon examining your mouth – that this system is unsuitable for any reason then they will be able to recommend a suitable alternative form of teeth-straightening treatment.
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
This is a comfortable, convenient, gradual process that will take several weeks or months to achieve the final result: a straighter, more even smile.
What Pricing Should You Expect?
For Invisalign Full – from £3,750 for both arches
For Invisalign Lite – from £2,750 for dual arches & £2,000 for single arch
For Invisalign Go – from £2,000 for dual arches & £1,500 for single arch
We offer 0% APR finance options on treatment plans above £350 for terms of 6, 10 & 12 months.
This means that a complete course of Invisalign Full at £3,750 will cost £312.50 per month for 12 months.
If you wish to discuss the Invisalign system and how it could give you straighter, more uniform teeth, please pick up the phone and call us. We can arrange an appointment or for one of our dental professionals to call you back to discuss your requirements.