What is Invisalign?
If you are looking for a tooth straightening system that is virtually invisible yet highly effective, then Invisalign® clear braces could be the perfect option for you.
Instead of relying on unsightly metal wires, the Invisalign system uses a series of discreet removable clear aligners to gradually move your teeth into the desired position. Whether you are looking to just straighten a few mildly crooked teeth or deal with a more complex issue, Invisalign clear braces could be the answer.
How does Invisalign work?
Using the innovative Invisalign digital technology, a series of custom-made clear aligners will be produced for you. These aligners are worn for around 22 hours per day and apply a gentle pressure to the teeth thus gradually helping to move your teeth into the desired position. They are then replaced every 7-14 days by the next set in the sequence with each set getting you a little closer to your perfect smile. They are virtually invisible when worn and can be easily removed for eating and brushing meaning that there is very little impact on your everyday life.
How much does it cost?
The cost will vary depending on the complexity of your particular treatment but prices start from £1500 (or just £69/month). Interest free finance packages are available to help you spread the cost. See our full price guide here.
How long does it take?
Again this depends on the complexity of your treatment but on average treatment will take between 6-12 months although some treatments are completed in as little as 3 months.
Does it hurt?
Although patients may feel some slight discomfort when aligners are first fitted, generally Invisalign tends to be much more comfortable than traditional ‘train track’ braces as there are no metal brackets or wires involved.
Will I need to wear a retainer?
As with all orthodontic treatments, it is recommended that you wear a retainer after your Invisalign treatment as teeth can gradually revert to their original position over time.