How much does Invisalign cost in London?
Invisalign is a state of the art clear braces treatment that straightens teeth and is virtually invisible. The cost of treatment varies according to individual requirements and ranges from £1,500 for minor adjustments to £5,000 for complex adjustments. Invisalign provides four different systems:
Invisalign Full – from £5,000 or £160 a month
Invisalign i7 – from £1,500 or £45 a month
Invisalign Lite – from £1,950 or £65 a month
Invisalign Teen – from £5,000 or £160 a month
Monthly payment options are available, which include payment plans and interest free options. Health, dental or orthodontic insurance can all be used towards the cost of treatment. Contact our practice for your free smile assessment and custom pricing. Invisalign deals and offers on sites such as Groupon are not always the best choice as the results achieved through your treatment depend on the expert carrying out the treatment, as well as the technology. The best most experienced dentists have a proven track record and do not necessarily use discount sites. To achieve the best possible results, you should choose based on reputation and track record.
How does treatment work?
Millions of patients have completed treatment which is based on wearing a series of clear plastic aligners on your top and bottom teeth, or top or bottom teeth only as required. Clear braces have modernised cosmetic dentistry and it’s now possible to achieve a stunning straight smile without interrupting your lifestyle or feeling embarrassed about wearing braces. Clear braces are practically invisible, making them socially acceptable. By comparison fixed metalwork is highly visible and restricts food and drink choices for patients, as well as being harder to keep teeth clean.
Patients want to have the best possible smile, but for many wearing fixed braces is undesirable. Many adults missed out on braces for whatever reason when they were younger, and would feel For adults who don’t like the prospect of wearing braces, clear braces are a new possibility. For teenagers it’s very common to wear braces, but for adults it is not very common. Therefore invisible orthodontics has provided a new way to achieve a straight smile. Age is no barrier and millions of adults have completed treatment. Treatment can last up to 18 months, so wearing metal braces can be a disadvantage, compared to the lifestyle benefits provided by clear braces.
Some experts believe that the treatment provides better results than traditional braces. Patient surveys show very high satisfaction ratings during treatment and after completion of treatment. This is because patients are able to smile all through their treatment and because of the results achieved.
The system can be used to treat the full range of orthodontic concerns, in the same way as traditional braces. The difference is that the aligners are removable and virtually invisible.
The systems available are:
Invisalign Full – the original Invisalign system. This is the most commonly used treatment which can treat a wide range of concerns. Duration of treatment is an average of 12 – 18 months. The average number of trays used is between 20 and 30.
Invisalign i7 – is designed for minor adjustments and consists of 7 sets of aligners. Duration of treatment can be as short as 3 months.
Invisalign Teen – designed for teenagers and similar to Full. Comes with wear indicators to ensure the required wear time is followed. The design also allows adult teeth to come through.
Invisalign Lite – This system is between i7 and Full and is designed for moderate cases. Duration of treatment is 7 months on average.
Treatment can correct the following problems:
Crowding: if there is not enough space for teeth to come in, teeth will be pushed together and positioned at different angles. This can lead to a range of problems including uneven wear, staining and gum disease due to the difficulty of cleaning. Crowding can affect upper, lower or both arches.
Gaps: gaps can be present if teeth are missing or if jaws have continued to grow and there is too much space, the opposite of crowding.
Cross bite: This is a common issue and is when the upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth. This can cause uneven wear and gum disease.
Over bite: When the top teeth reach beyond the bottom teeth, and this can cause jaw pain and other conditions.
Under bite: This is the opposite of an over bite. The bottom teeth reach beyond the top teeth. Again this can lead to jaw pain and other conditions.
Treatment can be for upper and lower teeth combined or upper or lower teeth only depending on patient needs.
What are the advantages?
Clear aligners provide many benefits, as well as re-aligning teeth to create a great smile. As the trays are produced from clear plastic, they are removable, smooth and comfortable. There is no irritation or pain compared to traditional braces which do cause pain due to stronger forces being applied as gentle continual forces are applied.
Patients can smile all the way through their treatment and enjoy their new smile once treatment is complete. You’ll feel confident throughout your treatment and see the gradual improvements in your smile which are very motivating. There is no metalwork which is highly visible and can make patients feel self conscious. With clear braces, patients can have the luxury of choosing whether to tell people or keep quiet about their treatment. The majority of our patients say that no one noticed they were wearing the aligners.
Book your consultation
You can contact us to book your free consultation, and you will literally be able to try on your new smile using our digital simulation. We will discuss your objectives, show you our before and after gallery and answer all of your questions.
Our i-Tero scanner will take digital images of your top and bottom teeth, these will be used to design your treatment plan. A 3D image will be created which will allow us to move your teeth digitally and build your smile simulation. After your consultation appointment, if you decide to go start treatment, your aligners will be ordered and custom made. The length of treatment and the number of aligners required will depend on your personal requirements. The average number of aligners needed is between 20 and 30 per arch.
Wearing your clear braces
Patients are delighted when they see their aligners for the first time and realise how clear and invisible the aligners are.
Patients quickly get used to wearing their aligners, and this is an easy process thanks to the numerous benefits. Aligners need to be worn for a minimum of 22 hours per day. They should be worn all the time and only removed when eating and drinking.
Aligners can be worn when drinking cold water, but need to be removed for any other drinks. This is because aligners are delicate and not designed to be worn for biting, chewing, eating or drinking. Food can also become trapped in the aligners.
Aligners are changed every 2 weeks as per your treatment plan. You can see your progress on a weekly basis and can upload photos to the app so you can see the improvement in your smile. Daily wear time cannot be reduced in exchange for a longer treatment time, as this will lead to sub-optimal results. A treatment plan should be followed for the best results.
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