What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is the latest treatment for straightening and aligning teeth. It aims at cosmetically improving your smile. It is a substitute for metal braces without compromising the aesthetics.
What Does It Involve?
Invisalign involves wearing a series of clear aligners that are custom made to fit your teeth. These progressively aim to bring your teeth in alignment. You have to wear each Aligner for 1-2 weeks for at least 22 hours each day.
We first do a thorough assessment which incorporates taking pictures, scans, impressions, x-rays, etc. The treatment plan is devised digitally. This gives us a rough idea of how your teeth can be moved to a desired position.
You are expected to be committed to wearing them for 22 hours every single day and floss and brush your teeth thoroughly every time after eating.
How Long Does It Take?
The treatment time can range from anywhere between 3 months to 2 years depending upon the complexity.
What Is The Cost?
The cost can only be determined after the assessment. This depends upon the complexity of treatment, this can range from £3500 to £4000.
Why Choose Invisalign and what are the advantages?
Clear aligners have become one of the most popular treatments for straightening teeth among adults – not only for the tried and tested results, but also because they are practically invisible to other people. They are a revolutionary cosmetic alternative to traditional metal braces.
Over 11 million people, including more than 2 million teens, have used Invisalign clear aligners to transform their smiles.
Invisalign treatment is the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, backed by more than two decades of innovation. There is constant research going on in the background to improve this technology even further.
Unlike braces, Invisalign clear aligners are removable and virtually invisible. It is hardly noticeable. There are no wires and brackets, so you don’t need to change the way you brush and floss. And, you can continue to eat all your favourite foods.
Can I take my aligners off whenever I need to?
Yes, you can remove your Invisalign aligners for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. You can take them off for special occasions, like a wedding, job interview, or for playing your favourite sport or instrument. Just remember to wear them 20 to 22 hours a day to get the best results.
Are there any restrictions on what I can eat while in treatment?
No! Invisalign clear aligners are removable, so there are no food restrictions at all. With traditional wires and brackets, there’s a long list of foods you unfortunately can’t enjoy, as they can damage or get stuck in your braces.
Is Invisalign Treatment painful?
Invisalign Treatment moves your teeth by applying gentle, constant force, but some people do feel temporary discomfort for the first few days of wearing a new set of aligners. Typically, people describe it as feeling “pressure” and it’s normal.
Please see your Invisalign Doctor if you have any concerns or experience continued discomfort.
What Happens After Treatment Is Finished?
Wearing retainers is important to keep the teeth in place and prevent them from moving. Your dentist will discuss the options of removable and fixed retainers.
Maintaining good oral hygiene with regular brushing and flossing is important. Also seeing the hygienist regularly is beneficial.
Sometimes, when teeth are straightened, their shapes look more different and noticeable. This is when your dentist may recommend some bonding treatment to enhance your smile even further. This will require further assessment and planning and can only be planned after your Invisalign treatment is over.
Contact the practice for further enquiries and to book an assessment to see how clear aligners can help you get the improved smile you’ve always wanted.