Tel: 01395 272027
Invisalign is a well-established, near-invisible aligner system that is designed to gradually and gently straighten teeth. Favoured by older as well as younger patients wanting to avoid the traditional ‘tram track’ braces.
The Invisalign system has no wires and brackets - these effective, clear aligners can be conveniently removed for eating and drinking and simply replaced afterwards so you can eat, brush and floss your teeth as normal, making them much more socially comfortable and also more hygienic.
Made of a flexible patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack, Invisalign is recognised and widely used around the world. If suitable, the Invisalign system can significantly improve the look of a smile.
Once it has been established by Tom that the aligners should be able to help improve your smile, moulds are taken and you will receive a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth.
On average around 12, and up to 20, sets of clear aligners, tailored for you, will be created along with instruction and a schedule to use them in succession. Your Invisalign clear aligners are designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan. You’ll have check-ups roughly every 6-8 weeks to check your progress and collect your next set of aligners.
Tom will be with you every step of the way to monitor your progress and ensure your aligners fit correctly.
Each set of aligners is worn for 20 to 22 hours a day, changing to a new set of aligners every 1 to 2 weeks, as directed by Tom. They will gradually shift your teeth into their new position, according to your treatment plan, all moving you gently towards your new, improved smile. Improvements can often be seen in just weeks although for most people it takes approximately 6 to 18 months to finish treatment. It all depends upon how complex your adjustments are.
One of the great things about Invisalign is that you can remove your 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. They just need to be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day to get the best results. So much easier than it used to be!
Most Invisalign Doctors recommend that anyone who has completed orthodontic treatment, whether with braces or Invisalign treatment, use a retainer to prevent teeth from gradually shifting back toward their initial position. Tom may recommend the durable Vivera retainer.
At Bicton Place we also include FREE teeth whitening* with your final aligner making sure your final smile is extra bright!
If you’re interested in contacting us about whether Invisalign braces could be suitable for you and help improve your smile, please call us on 01395 272027 and we can book you in for a consultation with Tom. If you go ahead with Invisalign treatment the cost of this appointment would be deducted from the full cost of treatment. The cost of full treatment would be £2000 or £3000 depending upon if the aligners are for either top or bottom jaws or both.
Follow the link to SmileView page on the Invisalign website using your smart phone, take a selfie with the camera and see your before and what could be your after treatment image in 60 seconds.
Take a look at the Invisalign System FAQs on a separate page
*Free teeth whitening product, will prescribed by Tom to use with your final aligner if your teeth and oral health are suitable for these products.
Website page last updated 15/09/21
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