Invisalign: Invisible Braces

At Smilecare we are an authorised Invisalign provider. Invisalign can straighten teeth by use of a series of clear, virtually invisible aligners that are custom-moulded to your teeth and help reposition them gradually over time. The advantages of these aligners is that they can be removed to eat and clean and it is not obvious to others that you are having treatment or wearing braces.  Feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or telephone 02089942548 or pop in for a chat.

 

How long does the treatment take with the aligners?

As with normal braces, treatment times vary depending on the patients and how much movement is required. However treatment time is generally between 8 and 24 months. Often patients find that treatment with aligners is faster than treatment with traditional braces.

 

What will the total cost of treatment be?

The first full assessment is £500. Please note this in non refundable. 
Following this assessment, Invisalign produce a computerised report of how the teeth will be moved with a graphic image of your teeth.  If you are happy with the report and want to start the treatment, the following payments would need to be made.  Please note we have a Payment Plan, please see below for details

Either a mild case of misalignment is  £3300

Or a moderate to severe case of misalignment is £3750

At the end of treatment there will be various options to retain teeth in position.  The last set of aligners can be used for a few months, however long term removable retainers can be made or a wire retainer fixed to the back of the teeth.  These options will always be discussed and provided in the first official quote after the free consultation chat.  Just to give you an idea a set of 3 retainers for one arch is £295.  Each retainer should then last a minimum of 1 year.

 

Is there anything I can't eat while in treatment?

No, during treatment you can eat anything you would normally eat. This is because aligners are removed for eating, drinking and when cleaning teeth.

 

Will smoking stain the aligners?

We recommend that patients do not smoke while wearing aligners, as the aligners can become discoloured.

 

How often do I need to wear my aligners during treatment?

The minimum requirement is 20 hours a day, this allow for eating, brushing and flossing. on occasions you may have a special party when you don't want to wear the aligners. For the best results though we ask patients to wear their aligners all day for as near to 24 hours as possible.

 

How often must I see the dentist during the treatment?

On average about once every 6 weeks.

 

Will anything have to be stuck onto the teeth?

Sometimes small white attachments will be stuck to the teeth during treatment to help move them in certain directions. These are rarely visible and are removed at the end of treatment.

 

Will my teeth move again after treatment?

Your dentist will provide retainers to help prevent you teeth from moving again after treatment. A retainer may be a clear plastic aligner similar to an aligner or may be a permanent retainer attached to the inside surface of your teeth. Your dentist will discuss the options with you.

 

Is the treatment painful?

For some people there will be temporary discomfort at the beginning of each stage of treatment. This means that the aligner is effectively moving your teeth. Any discomfort typically lasts only a couple of days and it is a t the beginning of each stage of treatment.

 

How long do I wear each set of aligners for?

On average each aligner is worn for 2 weeks. If it is still tight at the end of this period, then we recommend you wear it for 3 weeks. If you have had any teeth taken out, then this period may be longer.

 

Will the aligner affect my speech?

For the first 48 hours, the aligner may mildly affect your speech. After this period any change is negligible.

 

Can you treat children?

We treat teenagers from the age of 16 years where they have all of their adult teeth, and with mild to moderate misalignment. For more severe cases we would refer to a specialist orthodontist.

 

For more information on Invisalign please click on the following link to go to their website: www.Invisalign.co.uk

 

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