INVISALIGN® TOP 10 FAQ’SWe provide Invisalign ® at our practice and have several enquiries per day about the Invisalign® treatment we provide.
We provide Invisalign ® at our practice and have several enquiries per day about the Invisalign® treatment we provide.
From these enquiries, I have created some answers to Invisalign® Top 10 FAQ’s.
1. What is Invisalign®?
This is a course of orthodontic treatment which uses a series of clear, removable aligners to move your teeth into a desired position. Gone are the days of Ugly Betty metallic braces
2. How does Invisalign® work?
A 3D scan is taken of your teeth. From this scan a 3D computer image is made of the current position of your teeth and another of the final and desired position of your teeth. A series of aligners are then made and these move your teeth into the desired position.
3. How many hours do I have to wear the aligners for?
In order to achieve the best results in the ultimate time frame, you must wear the aligners for a minimum of 22 hours, and only take them out when eating, drinking or brushing your teeth. Each aligner is worn for two weeks, and then you progress to the next aligner.
4. How many aligners will I get?
This depends on what type of treatment you are having. I7 requires 7 aligners. Invisalign Lite is up to 14 aligners. The Invisalign Full will be anything from 14 aligners and fully dependant on the amount of tooth movement required to achieve maximum results.
5. Why is Invisalign® better than other types of orthodontic treatment?
Invisalign® liners are clear, discrete, comfortable, removable, affordable, easy to maintain good oral hygiene. The best thing is no one has to know you are having braces!
6. How long will the treatment take?
This will depend on how much tooth movement is required. The treatment can take anything from 2-24 months to complete.
7. How much does it cost?
We offer braces for as little as £1700 for the most simple of cases and up to £3750 for the more complex cases. This price will include all of the following:
- An Invisalign® consultation
- A 3 Stage consultation including a 3D scan of your teeth using iTero scanner
- Photographs, records and study models
- Take Home Teeth Whitening
- A hygiene session
8. How do I pay for the treatment?
We understand this is a big investment you are making on your teeth, so we want to make it easy for you.
You can pay as you go. You make two bigger payments at the start of the treatment, then smaller more affordable payments of £350 every time to attend for your new sets of aligners.
You can apply for 0% Interest Free credit, making 10 equal payments over 10 months.
You can apply for a low interest loan spread out over 24,36 or 48 months – you decide which you prefer.
9. Will the aligners affect my speech or hurt me?
Like anything in life, it takes time to get used to your new aligners. The first few days it will feel like a mouth full and speech may be affected for a few days, especially sounds like ‘s’. But this is very temporary and with time, you will adopt. You will feel an initial pull on your teeth when you first start wearing each new aligner, but only in the first few days as your teeth get moved to the new position.
10. How do I get started?
At a complementary Invisalign® consultation, I will start off by assessing your smile and together we will establish what it is you wold like to achieve for your new smile. I prepare a treatment plan accordingly. If you are happy, moulds and photographs of your teeth are taken at that very same appointment. At your next appointment, I will have a 3D simulation of what your teeth will look like, this stage is called the clin-check. If you are happy with the 3D simulation, we approve the treatment and straight away your aligners will be prepared. The aligners will ready for you to start your treatment 2-3 weeks after you have approved the clin-check.
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Covent Garden Dental Spa
68a Neal Street
020 7836 9107
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