WE GET MANY REQUESTS from patients looking for more information about Invisalign and how it can help straighten their crooked teeth.
For our latest blog post we thought we could help answer the most common questions about Invisalign.
How does Invisalign Work?
Unlike traditional metal braces with brackets and wires stuck to your teeth Invisalign uses removable aligners.
Your treatment is all planned out in advance using the latest computer technology.
A series of nearly invisible aligners gently moves your teeth into the desired position These aligners are made of a clear plastic that are manufactured using 3D printing technology so are very hard to see.
- Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks before moving onto the next in the series.
- Each aligner is worn for 22 hours a day.
Invisalign Vs Braces
One of the most common questions is what is the difference between Invisalign and traditional braces.
- Probably the number 1 advantage of invisalign is that it is nearly invisible, only you and your dentist is likely to notice them!
- Another advantage is that it is removable, so you can taken the aligners out to eat and clean your teeth.
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
For very minor corrections you can use Invisalign i7, this uses up to 7 aligners. If your teeth are mildly crooked then Invisalign Lite may be an option as it uses up to 14 aligners. Most common in our experience is Invisalign Full, with this we have no limit on the number of aligners we can use and can be used to treat most patients we see.
This infographic shows how teeth can be straightened with the different options.
How Much Do Braces Cost?
Another common question is “how much is invisalign?“ Invisalign prices depend on the complexity of your treatment. Simply put, the more crooked your teeth are the more aligners will be needed to straighten your teeth.
Prices start at £1800, please check our fee list for the latest current costs.
Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign has been in use for over 17 years. Over 3 million people have had their teeth straightened using the system. Like all the best technology, it isn’t stuck in the past and is constantly being developed and tweaked to further improve how it works.
There are some orthodontic conditions that cannot be corrected with Invisalign, these may require tradition fixed braces and even surgery.
To find out about our latest deals please look at our special offers.