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Invisalign Clear Braces

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is the world’s safest and most recognised of the ‘Adult Brace’ options, with many years of successful care in correcting misaligned or crowded teeth.

What makes Invisalign superior to all other adult brace systems is its unique patented clear aligner system. These clear aligners fit invisibly over your teeth, exerting gentle pressure on them over time.

This pressure has a fantastic track record for correcting minor issues for the front upper and/or lower teeth, while minimising discomfort during the procedure. Invisalign can help tweak an individual tooth or several at once – you decide.

Invisalign is especially recommended in cases of working to a deadline, or if you only need your front teeth adjusting. It’s also the only brace system that can provide you with images of exactly how your teeth will look at the end of treatment, so you can be reassured that you’ll get the result you desire!

Invisalign at AP Smilecare: Invisible Treatment, Visible Results

As the Invisalign ‘I Go’ providers for our local area, we’re able to offer our patients a little something special. As well as the discreet and reliable results of the Invisalign treatment, we can also provide a number of extra add-on packages, worth £1000!

The full package includes:

  • Digital consultation
  • Whitening oral health package
  • Whitening Strips
  • Free retainers
  • Free 12-month review
  • Guarantee on retainer in the first 12 months

What’s more, during the initial consultation, our experts at AP Smilecare will work closely with you to design your smile. With our new Itero scanner, our dental experts can now scan your smile to create a ‘Before’ and ‘After’ 3D image of Invisalign treatment, so you can instantly see what kind of results you can expect. It’s that easy!

It’s fast, too – we generally estimate the treatment to take anywhere between six to 12 months, but it can often be as little as three. Perfect if you want that great smile for a special occasion!

To book in your treatment, don’t hesitate to give us a call today on 01254 297 000!

How much does Invisalign cost?

The cost of the treatment starts from £2300 for one arch, and £3600 for two arches. This price also includes all the package extras outlined above, altogether worth £1000.

All of our braces come with affordable monthly finance options, meaning that whatever your income, your perfect smile is definitely within reach.

Invisalign Treatment FAQs

Invisalign is specifically designed for adults and teens looking to straighten their smile, all without impacting on their self-confidence. Almost all teeth-straightening and bite issues can be corrected using Invisalign, so even if you have an issue that’s particularly complex or sensitive in nature, it may well be the perfect solution for you. If you’re still unsure of whether or not Invisalign is right for you, don’t hesitate to ask our friendly staff in practice here at AP Smilecare!

  • Initially we will assess the health of your teeth to ensure the foundations of your teeth provide a strong and healthy base to proceed with treatment.
  • We will take a series of photos to assess whether the Invisalign system will create the result you want.
  • If you’ve chosen a finance package to help fund the treatment, this is when we’ll help you set it up.
  • Once you have agreed to the treatment, we’ll make scans of your teeth using our sophisticated Itero scanner. These scans will be used to create the template for your aligners.
  • Invisalign will generate a computer model of your personal before and after smile. This allows you to see exactly what your smile will look like.
  • The initial first appointment takes only an hour. During this time we may need to thin enamel from the sides of adjacent teeth to allow for the teeth to de-rotate, and we may need to add tiny white resin buttons onto certain teeth to allow certain forces to be generated onto the teeth.
  • We’ll then provide you with an additional 4 aligners for you to change weekly at home, which will help to generate the necessary movement of your teeth.
  • We arrange a review with you every 4-6 weeks (depending on treatment lengths) to assess how your smile is changing, and to provide you with your next set of aligners.
  • As the final aligners are fitted, we’ll assess if you are fully happy with the result. If needs be, we can further tweak your smile with new aligners.
  • Once we complete treatment, we’ll remove all the resin buttons and provide you with your first pair of retainers. You’ll need to wear these nightly, on a permanent basis, to prevent your teeth moving out of line. If possible, we’ll also place a fixed thin wire to the inside of your teeth to prevent further movement.
  • The aligners only create very gentle forces on your teeth as they move, so it is very unlikely that the treatment will be uncomfortable.
  • At the initial aligner fit appointment, you may feel some slight discomfort when we thin the enamel. For this reason, we recommend painkillers before you attend the clinic.
  • It may be sensitive to extreme temperatures when you eat for a few days afterwards. While you might need to temporarily adjust your diet slightly to accommodate for this, rest assured this results in no harmful effect to your teeth, and is a recognised way to create space in orthodontics (teeth straightening).
  • The resin buttons won’t cause any issues as they will be covered with your aligner. However, when you remove your aligner to eat they may rub on the inner surface of your cheek. To help you avoid this, we can provide you with a mouth wax to press over the resin, creating a smoother surface.
  • To get the best and fastest result with your retainer, you’ll need to wear it everyday for at least 23 hours. The only time you remove them is to eat and clean your teeth.
  • Your homecare is important to maintain the health of your smile before, during and after treatment. This includes twice daily brushing, flossing, fluoride mouth rinsing and after meals, plus a reduced sugar diet to prevent decay.
  • We would also recommend regular exams and hygiene treatment.
  • At the end of treatment we will provide you with a set of plastic retainers to wear nightly in order to prevent further movement. We typically recommend that these retainers are renewed yearly to maintain their strength and prevent lapse.
  • We may also fit a wire on the inner surface of your teeth to prevent movement. This is called a fixed retainer and stays permanently in position; it will require routine inspection to ensure its stability.

Don’t worry! Depending on the type and extent of the dental work you’ve already had, Invisalign can still be a perfectly viable option.

Maybe! They’re not necessarily mutually exclusive. Again, it depends on the nature of the braces you’re currently wearing. Our experts can individually assess you to find out what might be the best treatment approach for you.

Yes. For a variety of reasons, some people do find that their teeth have shifted back since they’ve had their braces removed. Many such patients choose Invisalign to help improve their smile, especially considering the discreet and effective result it produces.

Possibly. We’d need to assess you on an individual basis to provide you with a definitive answer, so it’s best to speak with one of our dental experts one-on-one.

Bridgework connects several teeth, whereas Invisalign clear aligners are designed to move each tooth individually. For that reason alone, clear aligners may not be effective. However, feel free to ask us, and we’ll be able to give you an answer that’s more specific to your situation.

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Low Rate Finance Now Available

Low rate finance is designed to help patients by providing a simple and affordable way to spread the cost of your dental treatment over a 12/18/24 month period.

Finance Example

Loan Amount
£2500
Loan Amount
£2500
Loan Amount
£2500
Term
12 months 9.9%
Term
18 Months 9.9%
Term
24 Months 9.9%
Monthly Payment
£219.20
Monthly Payment
£149.55
Monthly Payment
£114.77
Total Amount Payable
£2630.40
Total Amount Payable
£2691.90
Total Amount Payable
£2754.60
Total Interest Payable
£130.40
Total Interest Payable
£191.90
Total Interest Payable
£254.60

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