The popular way of improving smiles and crowded teeth
The treatment involves wearing a clear thin mouthguard (aligners) for between 20 and 22 hours a day. They need to be removed when you eat or drink anything other than water, and when you brush your teeth. A new set is fitted every 2 weeks but you will not need to come into the practice every 2 weeks, we typically give 6 to 8 weeks worth at a time.
Our prices start from £1995 and can go up to £4250 depending on the length and complexity of the treatment.
Additional requirements include attachments which are tooth coloured ‘buttons’ bonded to certain teeth to allow the aligners to perform certain movements. These are removed at the end of treatment and are included in the costs. Also inter proximal reductions (iprs) may be needed, which involves minor trimming between certain teeth of anywhere between 0.1 to 0.5mm. This is a routine procedure, not requiring local anaesthetic and can be optional. Again there are no additional costs for this. The length of treatment time for Invisalign is usually just under 1 year.
One of the greatest advantages of Invisalign is the ‘clincheck’ facility. This is a 3d movie showing how your teeth will move, exactly how long it will take, and if and where attachments and iprs are needed. At this stage adjustments can still be made to the set up plan, or you can still opt not to go ahead. The costs being £375 to this point.
At the end of the Invisalign treatment, if you were not to wear anything on the teeth, they would ‘relapse’, or go back towards their original position. Therefore retainers should be worn and this should be on going. Retainers can be plastic guards, similar to aligners worn at night or fixed retainers. These involve bonding a metal strip to the backs of the incisor teeth.