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We create a personalised treatment plan for you, complete with clear custom aligners
You wear a set of clear aligners in a planned sequence and see your teeth gradually straighten
Time to show off that dream smile!
Here are some of the reasons why we recommend Invisalign over traditional braces:
No need to hide your smile while it transforms
Eat what you normally like (but not too much of the sugary stuff!)
You could complete treatment within a matter of months (traditional orthodontics can take years)
Reduced damage to teeth normally caused by wearing traditonal braces
When you invest in your smile, you invest in yourself
At Loughton Dental Centre we offer packages with retainers and home whitening always included to ensure that you always make a saving. You can also the spread the cost with 0% finance.
Aligners are an alternative to traditional braces and they work by moving the whole tooth (the visible part of the tooth called the crown, as well as the root) to give lasting results.
We’ll give you a set of aligners which you wear in a specific order from the beginning to end of the treatment. The aligner is changed once a week to move your teeth step by step to the desired position.
For the aligners to be able to move your teeth, we may need to create space to allow teeth to slide past each other. The main way to do this is interproximal reduction (IPR) - this is when we use a special kind of floss between teeth to file away a tiny amount (fractions of a millimetre) of the tooth enamel.
The varies depending on your individual goals and needs, but in general this ranges from £2500 - £3250. This is in fact cheaper than traditional braces with an orthodontist (on average £4000)
You can also make a big saving with our promotional packages which can also include whitening, bonding and hygienist cleans at a discount.
We offer finance options which allow you to spread the cost of treatment with 0% interest for the first year.
No, there are no other hidden costs to Invisalign treatment.
After straightening their teeth with Invisalign, many of our patients decide to go on to have Enlighten (superior to standard home whitening), enamel contouring or bonding (reshaping teeth) to complete their smile makeover.
This depends on your individual needs, but it is a short term treatment because we typically focus on moving the teeth that are visible when you smile, which are generally faster to move.
This on average takes around 6-9 months but for very simple treatments it can be as little as 2 months.
To make sure you get the smile you want, we recommend that you wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day. You can remove them to eat and clean, which accounts for the other 2 hours in the day.
The aligners can be worn for all other kinds of activity, so you can do your thing (e.g. work, gym, sleep) while they work their magic.
The main way this is done by removing them when you eat. We suggest brushing your teeth after eating foods that are particularly staining, like tea, coffee and turmeric containing food.
To clean your aligners we recommend placing them in a glass of water with steradent cleaning tabs for 15 mins, perhaps while you brush your teeth and eat breakfast.
There is some level of discomfort but this much less compared to traditional braces.
As a whole, the discomfort reduces over the full course of treatment as you move through treatment, and the tightness you feel with each new aligner also lessens while you wear them throughout the week as your teeth straighten.
In fact, the tightness of a new aligner becomes an exciting feeling for many of our patients because they know that the pressure will move their teeth a little more and get them closer to their ideal smile!
The aligners are barely visible, you have to look very closely to see them.
This is why stars under close scrutiny use invisalign - even when you zoom in you can hardly see the aligners.
The alternatives are traditional braces which lack subtlety and work much slower, or lingual braces (metal on the inward facing side of teeth) which are very expensive and break easily - so you can see why we recommend Invisalign!
This happens very rarely, but to make sure your treatment is going to plan you’ll have appointments with us every 4 weeks to check that everything is tracking as it should. If we see that your teeth aren’t moving as we expected, we’ll send new impressions to the Invisalign lab to get you a new set of aligners at no extra cost to you.