Nothing is as important as a genuine and heartfelt smile. Whether in your professional life, or out socialising, an attractive smile can make you feel happier and more confident.
Maybe you’ve thought about improving your smile, but had been put off by just the thought of braces with all those brackets and wires?
Invisalign® might be just what you’ve been looking for. Have the smile you always wanted, without the need for metal braces.
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign® is based on aligners. Thin, clear, plastic and fully removable. They are the market leaders in clear aligners worldwide.
Invisalign® uses aligners instead of braces, that are nearly invisible. Most peopled will struggle to notice when you are wearing your aligners. This means that you can smile confidently throughout your treatment. You’ll also have the added benefit of enjoying the improvements to your smile during your transformation before its finished without any unsightly metal at all.
You can fully remove your clear aligners for eating, drinking and brushing your teeth, as well as for social events or situations should you wish. In fact studies have shown that being removable helps make it significantly easier for patients to achieve and maintain good oral hygiene, making it a healthier alternative to fixed braces as well.
Invisalign has its own 3D treatment planning software, which your dentist will use to create and share with you your own individual treatment plan even before you’ve committed to going ahead with treatment.
So far over 480,000 patients worldwide have improved their smile thanks to Invisalign®. More than 10,000 doctors are prescribing Invisalign®. Every year Invisalign® is continually investing in research & development as well as customer and doctor care allowing them remain the market leader for clear aligners.
Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth from which a series of custom-made aligners are produced. The aligners are made from a clear, strong plastic which sit around your teeth gently moving their position. Every two weeks the aligners are replaced by the next in the sequence until eventually your teeth are in the desired position.
The aligners are made from a clear plastic and some people may not even notice you are wearing them. Our patients prefer these to traditional orthodontics as it means no metal train tracks.
The aligners can be easily removed for brushing your teeth, eating and even special occasions meaning they fit in with your lifestyle, however, frequently not wearing the aligners can slow down the teeth straightening progress so we advise you have them in as much as possible.
Treatment time depends on the complexity of the treatment but teeth straightening with clear aligners can take as little as 4 months. The average treatment time is between 6-12 months.
The price of treatment depends of the complexity of the case and your dentist will discuss this with your after consultation.
At the initial consultation you will meet with our dentist to assess your suitability for clear aligner treatment and answer any questions you may have. We will take impressions and photographs of your teeth to establish whether the treatment is right for you.
Once you are happy with your treatment plan, a series of custom aligners will be made, these are personalised to your teeth. Each aligner is slightly different, moving your teeth gradually in the desired position. You will wear your aligners all the time apart from eating and cleaning.
Once you are onboard, your dentist will take you through the detailed treatment plan. Using an ClinCheck® treatment software, we will be able to produce a 3d simulation of the teeth straightening results before your treatment has even begun.
We will see you every 4-6 weeks in the practice to monitor the movement of your teeth until they have reached the desired position. On average this 6-12 months. After treatment, you will get a retainer to keep teeth in the correct position.
You will learn everything you need to know about Invisalign and our experienced cosmetic dentist can answer any questions you may have.
Most people are suitable for Invisalign treatment, however there may be a better treatment option for your particular situation. Your dentist will discuss this with you.
Using the latest technology we can use the Itero scanner to show you a 3D smile simulation of how your teeth will look at the end of the Invisalign treatment.
We understand Invisalign is a big financial commitment which is why we offer various finance and payment options which your dentist will discuss with you at your invisalign consultation.