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Invisalign Braces in London

At Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic, our dentists help our patients in London to achieve straighter teeth and a more confident smile, with Invisalign braces. If you have crooked, unevenly shaped, overcrowded teeth or have gaps in between the teeth, then Invisalign braces will correct these abnormalities by straightening teeth and giving you the confident look you want. Wherever you live around London, our clinic is the ideal place to have your Invisalign treatment.

What are Invisalign Braces?

Invisible braces are a series of clear, plastic aligner trays that are used to straighten or correct misaligned teeth. Although they are called invisible braces, they are not entirely invisible  but they use advanced technology, which makes them barely noticeable by other people.

Invisible braces are sometimes called removable braces. However, the correct term for invisible braces is transparent aligners — because they can be removed at any time, unlike traditional metal braces. There are different types of invisible braces, but the most common and most popular are Invisalign clear aligners.

Benefits of Invisalign braces:

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is a great way to have your teeth straightened. Invisalign has several benefits over the traditional braces in teeth straightening procedure that include the following:

  • Almost invisible: These aligners are almost invisible in your mouth and other people cannot easily see you are wearing them.
  • Comfortable to wear: Invisalign trays are made from flexible and smooth plastic. Like the wires and metal brackets, these customised trays provide a greater level of comfort for the cheeks, lips and gums.
  • Deliver quick results - Invisalign provides fast results in comparison to conventional teeth-straightening methods. These braces usually require 12 to 18 months to achieve their results, on average. The treatment will begin to show results within a few weeks in less complicated cases.
  • Easily removable – These aligners can be incorporated easily into your daily lifestyle. You can remove them to eat and drink throughout the treatment period.

How Invisalign works

You need to wear the aligners for at least two weeks before moving onto the next one in the series. This will shift teeth little-by-little till they reach their desired position. We will keep a close eye on progress to be sure everything moves properly and in the right direction.

It is important to wear aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours each day to achieve the best possible results. Remove them only to eat, drink, brush and floss your teeth. This means you can continue enjoying your favorite foods and drink throughout the course of treatment and maintain good oral hygiene habits.

What Invisalign helps with

Assessment of any treatment and its suitability for you can only be done by a Platinum Invisalign provider in London.

Invisalign is used for the correction of these problems:

  • Crossbite – If one or more teeth from the upper jaw bite on the interior of lower set of teeth, it is called crossbite. This usually occurs when both the upper and lower jaws have been misaligned. It may be the reason for loss of bone, gum disease and degradation of teeth.
  • Gapped teeth – If there is a gap in between teeth, then this may be due to unusual growth of jawbone or lack of teeth from the surrounding areas. This will tend to allow teeth to move from their desired position into the available space. Gapped teeth may lead to gum problems and periodontal disease.
  • Underbite: Due to inadequate growth of upper jaw or missing upper teeth, the lower jaw might protrude and be the reason for your improper bite. This will prevent normal functioning of the front teeth and lead to jaw pain.
  • Overbite: This arises when upper jaw juts over the lower jaw. An overbite may be the reason for teeth wearing down in the lower jaw as well as joint and gum problems.
  • Crowded teeth – Tooth crowding usually occurs when there isn’t sufficient room in the upper and lower jaws to fit all the teeth. In this case the teeth may get crowded and become severely crooked, if left untreated. It is quite difficult to clean misaligned teeth and that can cause tooth decay, plaque and gum disease.
  • Open bite: An open bite occurs when some teeth on the upper and lower jaws do not meet. Genetic reasons, too much thumb sucking and improper chewing habits are reasons for an open bite.

Get in touch with the dentists at Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic on Harley Street, London to find out if Invisalign is the right option for you. Call us at 02071830755 or book an appointment online.

Types Of Invisalign Clear Aligners

There are several types of Invisalign clear aligners. Each has different treatment time and use.

Invisalign Full

This was the first type of Invisalign produced and is the most common type of Invisalign brace. It is used to treat various teeth alignment problems and is used mostly in adults. Treatment with Invisalign full takes about 12 - 18 months — but may be extended until treatment is complete.

Invisalign Lite

This is a type of Invisalign that is used to treat minor cases. Teeth alignment problems that do not require full treatment from Invisalign full can be handled with Invisalign Lite — treatment with Invisalign Lite takes, in general, only seven months.

Invisalign I7

Just like Invisalign Lite, this type of Invisalign is used for the treatment of minor cases like dental corrections. It only has seven sets of aligner trays, and treatment is completed in as little as three months.

Invisalign Teen

From its name, you can see that this type of Invisalign is especially for teenagers. Finding a suitable brace for teenagers is more complicated. That is because the jaws of a teenager are still growing and undergoing constant development. Therefore, the regular invisible braces may not be suitable for them, as it will be unlikely to accommodate the growing jaw of a teenager. Especially designed to straighten their teeth into alignment, even as the jaws are still growing, Invisalign teen will usually be the choice. There are special features that come with Invisalign teen, and they include:

  • Tooth eruption tabs that allow space for developing teeth
  • Unique aligners that allow the lower jaw to keep growing, and enable treatment to be completed without elastics
  • Indicators that will allow parents or the dentist to identify whether the braces are worn for the required 22 hours daily.
  • Replacement aligners in case they get lost or damaged.

Cost of Invisalign Braces

Due to the advantages offered by Invisalign, the price is a little higher than the traditional metal braces. The cost of Invisalign usually depends on the work needed. However the price of the treatment at our practice ranges between £1,350 and £5,500. Feel free to book an appointment with our dentist to discuss your Invisalign needs and the exact cost of your procedure. Fix your appointment with our dentist to discuss your requirements and costs needed for the treatment.

Get a Special Offer on Invisalign at Our Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic

You will need to visit our dentists for the complete assessment. Why not take advantage of our special deals and offers with almost a £1000 discount on all Invisalign treatments. Get in touch with us at 02073886108 or book your appointment online.

FAQs on Invisible Braces

How much time will it take to straighten teeth with Invisalign?

The treatment time needed is usually 12 months for most adults, though the actual time differs from one person to the other. People will find a difference in their teeth within two to three months after they start using the aligners.

How discreet are Invisalign aligners?

Invisalign aligners are extremely discreet and they remain almost invisible in the mouth. No one will even know you are wearing them unless you tell them.

How can Invisalign affect my speech?

You might have a slight lisp in the beginning, but you will soon get used to the braces within the first few days and go back to normal speech.

How comfortable are Invisalign aligners?

Invisalign aligners are made for greater comfort in teeth straightening compared to other conventional braces and metal wires. These aligners are usually made of polycrystalline alumina which is a transparent material developed by NASA. Teeth straightening with Invisalign involves no wires or metal brackets so there is minimum discomfort.

How many hours in a day should you wear your aligners?

You need to wear the aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours in a day to get the desired results. You can slip off your aligners during a meal or for brushing and flossing. You even go to sleep at night wearing the aligners.

Do I have to continue wearing aligners after the treatment is done?

Yes, you need to wear either fixed or removable retainers to ensure your teeth do not shift back from their new position after the treatment is done.

What exactly are Invisalign attachments?

Invisalign attachments are small tooth-coloured buttons attached to the teeth to help them move in the desired direction. Your orthodontist may suggest you wear them.