Invisalign – the worlds most advanced clear aligner system for comfortable teeth straightening.

Invisalign treatment uses a series of virtually invisible and removable plastic trays (aligners) that are custom-made for an ideal fit over a patient’s teeth at every treatment stage. Furthermore, Invisalign aligners gradually and gently shift teeth into their correct position based on the exact movements a dentist plans out using ClinCheck 3D treatment planning software. Because the aligners are removable, it’s easy to maintain your regular oral hygiene and enjoy your usual diet.

Three treatment steps from the consultation to the final result explained:

Three treatment steps from the consultation to the final result explained:

  • 1. Once the dentist has confirmed that you are eligible for treatment, she will take photos, X-rays, scans or impressions of your teeth, as required. These records will be used to create a ClinCheck 3D treatment plan, just for you.
  • 2. After being custom made and delivered to your dentist, you will receive a series of aligners to wear everyday and change at home – on average every 1-2 weeks. It is recommended that patient wears the aligners for 22 hours a day.
  • 3. You will visit the dentist around every 6-8 weeks for a review and receive new aligners. After finishing your treatment, retainers will be required to maintain your new smile.

Frequently asked questions:

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible. No one may even notice that you’re wearing these virtually invisible aligners, making Invisalign a seamless fit with your lifestyle and day-to-day interactions with others. Invisalign aligners are removable giving you the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment by simply removing the aligners.

And you can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would for fresh breath and to maintain good oral hygiene. Unlike traditional fixed braces, there are no metal brackets or wires. This means that in most cases less time is spent in your Invisalign Provider’s practice for adjustments.

And finally, Invisalign allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you even begin treatment so you can see how your teeth are expected to look when your treatment is complete.

Is this a new way to straighten teeth?

Dentists or orthodontists have, in the past, successfully used removable appliances for years. But with the application of Align Technology’s 3D computer technology and mass-customisation, the Invisalign System can be used to treat a wide range of patients who wants straighter teeth. The unique ClinCheck® software allows patients to see their treatment plan from beginning to end even before the start of treatment.

What is the minimum age of a patient that a doctor can treat with Invisalign?

With experience, an Invisalign Provider can use Invisalign to treat malocclusion for a majority of adults and adolescents who want a better smile. For teenagers, talk to your Invisalign Provider to see if Invisalign Teen may be the right treatment option for your child.

How old is the company?

Align Technology, Inc., the company that manufactures Invisalign, was founded in 1997. How old is the technology? In 1945, Dr. H.D. Kiesling envisioned that one day modern technology would enable the use of a series of tooth positioners to produce the kinds of movements required for comprehensive orthodontic treatment. Align Technology has made this vision a reality.

Using advanced computer technology, Align Technology produces Invisalign, a series of customised clear aligners. Each aligner is worn sequentially by the patient to produce gradual tooth movements in both upper and lower arches.

How much does Invisalign cost?

As with other types of orthodontic treatment, the cost of Invisalign is dependent on the complexity of your issue and your course of treatment. As a general rule the cost is comparable to traditional fixed braces. And, although only an Invisalign Provider is able to fully determine your cost, prices for Invisalign treatment are generally between £2,500 -£4,500. However, if only minor tooth movement is required, prices could start from £1,500.

How do I get started with Invisalign?

Make an appointment by calling 01425 277770 with Dr Rasa Zemulaityte for a free initial consultation.

Is the Invisalign treatment painful?

Some people may experience temporary, minor discomfort for a few days, at the beginning of each new stage of treatment when they insert a new aligner. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure. It is a sign that the aligners are working – moving your teeth gradually, helping you to achieve the final results. This discomfort typically goes away in a couple of days.

Are there certain dental conditions that automatically exclude someone from being an eligible patient?

Only your Invisalign Provider can determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment.

Are bridges a factor in Invisalign treatment?

Because bridges firmly link two or more teeth together, they offer significant resistance to tooth movement. Your Invisalign Provider will be able to determine whether bridges will be a factor in your treatment.

Are crowns a factor in Invisalign treatment?

Crowns (tooth caps) are usually not a factor in Invisalign treatment. However, sometimes small tooth-coloured composites called “attachments” are bonded onto teeth to help achieve certain movements and are more difficult to bond on crowns than teeth. In these cases, the location of crowns must be carefully evaluated. An Invisalign Provider can provide further advice.

Can Invisalign close gaps?

Yes. Spaces between teeth are generally easy to close with Invisalign. Consult an Invisalign Provider to determine whether Invisalign is suitable for you.

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