What is Invisalign
You may have heard of Invisalign. It straightens teeth and corrects bite issues like braces, but in a less visible way.
Advertised as the clear alternative to braces, Invisalign is ideal for people who want to correct their teeth without the look of metal braces.
The process begins with digital images of the teeth. Invisalign software uses digital images or impressions sent to the lab, to create a 3D model of your teeth. The computer can show you how your teeth will move as you make progress and what your final result will look like.
A series of clear plastic aligners are created to gradually move your teeth into the desired positions. These aligners fit over your teeth and are barely noticeable. You will be instructed to wear each aligner for about 2 weeks, depending on how your teeth respond. Once your teeth are in the correct position for one aligner, you switch to the next for further movement. Ideally, once you have completed the series of aligners, you will have achieved the desired results.
Benefits of Invisalign
You will need to schedule consultations with your dentist along the way to monitor your progress, about every 4 to 6 weeks. These appointments will help to determine if Invisalign is working effectively and how long you should wear each aligner.
With Invisalign you can simply remove your aligners when you brush and floss your teeth. You don’t have to take any special steps to care for your teeth during treatment. You’ll need to clean your aligners daily, which usually involves brushing them with your toothbrush like you do your teeth. Occasionally you may want to soak them in denture cleaner to remove bacteria that settles into small spaces in the plastic.
The fact that Invisalign aligners are removable is another major benefit. You can take them out to eat, meaning you don’t have to restrict your diet in any way during treatment. You can also remove them to play a musical instrument or participate in a sport. However, it is important to wear them as much as possible.
Price of Invisalign
Cost of upper and lower Invisalign £3,400
12 months Finance
*Inclusive of Invisalign Vivera Retainers & Premium Boutique Whitening