Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth.
The Invisalign System straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth.
Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made to fit snugly over the teeth and gently move them, week by week, to their final position. They do this safely and comfortably – while virtually no one can see that treatment is taking place, and without impacting your lifestyle.
Invisalign is an easy treatment to follow...
1. Impressions or a digital scan of your mouth is taken to help work out how your teeth need to move to their aligned position. Your Invisalign provider will show you a personalised 3D animation so you can see what your smile could look like both over the course of, and at the end of your treatment.
2. The scan data is used to create a treatment plan, and this is the instruction for the fabrication of tailor-made clear aligners for your top and bottom teeth.
3. The series of sets of aligners are designed just for you to fit perfectly at every stage of your treatment. They bed down over your teeth and clasp them to encourage them to move towards their final position in your mouth. You wear these for a week or two, and then replace them with the next in the series.
Because aligners are flexible, and fit snugly and comfortably you can keep them in all day and all night, however because they are removable you should take them out before eating or drinking (other than water). Whether you are an adult or a teen it means you can take part in a contact sport, play a wind instrument or speak in public. So much so that they are worn by everyone from Olympic athletes to TV presenters – you’d just never know!
Here are some of the patient stories of patients, treated with Invisalign:
Andy Friedlander- TV personality, completed the Invisalign treatment:
“For me, or me the benefits of Invisalign treatment are straightforward; no one’s really noticed I’m wearing my aligners, except to say “Hey, you’re looking good”, but then they can’t put their finger on why. I know it’s because my teeth are straighter. And my oral health has never been better because I tend to brush and floss my teeth”
Treatment with Invisalign can take as little as three months*, as the aligners can be changed to a new set every week or two (depending on your Invisalign provider`s recommendation) so long you wear them for the required 22 hours a day.
Invisalign treatment is clinically proven to be effective. In the hands of an experienced provider it can be used to treat mild to complex teeth straightening issues. This is because it follows the same principles as traditional orthodontics.
More Invisalign outcomes:
You could straighten teeth in as little as three months* Advances in the Invisalign system now allow Invisalign providers to offer one-week aligner wear instead of the previously recommended 2-week changes, which means shorter treatment time - up to 50% faster.
So if you are looking to make a change in the appearance of your teeth before a wedding or another milestone event, it may be possible to have straighter teeth in time for the big day. Your first step would be to consult an Invisalign provider closest to your home or work, who can advise you about the most suitable options, as well as treatment times.
As time is precious in our busy lives, it is also good to know that there are less dental appointments needed for Invisalign treatment – you are given several sets of aligners at once, and you just need to pop into the practice check on your progress – and make any necessary adjustments - every few weeks.
The "3 month" claim only refers to treatments with Invisalign Go and Invisalign Lite. It excludes Invisalign Full and Invisalign Teen.
Average treatment time for Invisalign Go and Invisalign Lite with two week aligner wear takes approximately 6 months. Weekly aligner wear can make this time even up to 50% shorter, depending on the treatment`s progress and patient`s compliance.
The cost of Invisalign treatment ranges from £2,500 - £5,500 depending on the complexity of the case. If only minor tooth movement is required the cost could be even less.
Unlike veneers and other cosmetic dental procedures, there is no need to repeat Invisalign treatment to keep your teeth looking straight, meaning you can look forward to a healthier smile for life, and may even reduce the need for costly dental work in the future. However, patients who have completed the treatment should wear retention to make sure their teeth do not move back to the previous position.
Damon Braces can be used for complex dental issues, quickly treating problems such as over, under or crossbites.
Despite working quicker than other types of braces, Fast Braces still result in straightened teeth and smile, giving a confidence boost if you’re self conscious about your mouth.
Incognito braces provide the same results as conventional braces, straightening out teeth and delivering a smile you can be confident of.
This aligner is removable and can be used either as a standalone treatment to straighten the front teeth or as a solution prior to other cosmetic treatments, such as bonding or veneers.
RXaligners are tailor made to fit over your teeth and will move the teeth into a straighter position over time.
The orthodontic treatment focuses on aligning the teeth that you see when you smile rather than the whole set of teeth.
The treatment works much like that using clear aligners, but tooth movement is much more predictable and usually more than twice as quick.
An innovative clear invisible brace system that straightens misaligned and wonky teeth without the use of metal wires or brackets.
The ceramic brackets means that this device is less visible than conventional braces.
If you feel that fixed braces are for you but would prefer them to be invisible, lingual braces are hidden on the back surfaces of the teeth and straighten the teeth from the back.
This a common orthodontic solution and can be used to correct a large number of teeth or to target smaller, specific areas.
Two types of fixed and removable braces depending on the suitability to move teeth into their new position.