Invisalign

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Invisalign is an almost invisible tooth brace system able to straighten teeth with no one else knowing. Our Andover dentists are able to prescribe Invisalign for patients wishing to move teeth discreetly and with comfort.

What are the benefits of Invisalign® ?

  1. Invisalign® is clear, this means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing, great if you have a job that involves being in front of people a lot.
  2. Invisalign® is removable. Unlike braces, you can eat and drink what you want during treatment, so long as you remove your aligners during meals and while drinking fizzy drinks. You can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
  3. Invisalign® is comfortable. There are no metal brackets or wires as with braces to cause mouth irritation, and no metal or wires means you spend less time in the dentist’s chair getting adjustments.
  4. Invisalign® allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan before you start—so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

 

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How does Invisalign work?

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Invisalign works by using a series of clear aligners. You wear each aligner for approximately 2 weeks, replacing it with a new aligner each time. Each aligner moved your teeth small amount towards their final destination.

The aligners are comfortable and easy to maintain, you need to wear each aligner for 20 hours per day to get the best result, removing them only to clean and eat

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

Typical treatment with Invisalign usually lasts approximately 18 months to 2 years, it really depends on the severity of your orthodontic situation and how far your teeth need to move.

Invisalign frequently asked questions

What is Invisalign?

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is one of the most modern orthodontic systems available, moving teeth discreetly using clear aligners. When you are wearing Invisalign the braces of virtually invisible meaning you can have straighter teeth with no one else knowing you are having treatment.

How many aligners will I need?

How many aligners will I need?

The average treatment with Invisalign lasts for 1 year with aligners being replaced every 2 weeks, this means the average number of aligners required is 26. At the beginning of your treatment your dentist will calculate using computer technology the number of aligners required which will determine the length of your treatment.

What does Invisalign cost?

What does Invisalign cost?

Invisalign typically costs from £4495 for a full mouth treatment. Whenever you visit your orthodontist and ask about Invisalign treatment always find out what is included in this treatment, are all appointments included, are all aligners included, are all retainers included, what happens if the treatment takes longer than expected.

Is Invisalign as good as braces?

Is Invisalign as good as braces?

In some cases Invisalign can be better than braces as the treatment is virtually indestructible meaning patient satisfaction, compliance and therefore results are better. Invisalign cannot however move teeth bodily in some directions and conventional orthodontic braces may be required for extensive movement or the movement of back teeth.

How painful is Invisalign?

How painful is Invisalign?

Invisalign on the whole should not be painful. You will however feel pressure on your teeth as the Invisalign braces move them, this pressure can often be described as uncomfortable. You may also find that your teeth are more sensitive to hot and cold whilst having Invisalign, this is because the teeth are being moved and become more sensitive.

Can you fix a cross bite with Invisalign?

Can you fix a cross bite with Invisalign?

Yes, Invisalign is able to fix a cross bite in most cases. If the crossfire is extremely severe or involves multiple back teeth then this may not be possible. Before treatment you will have a digital assessment of your teeth which will let you know if Invisalign can fix your cross bite.

Is Invisalign noticeable?

Is Invisalign noticeable?

Invisalign is made from a clear plastic making it virtually imperceptible. Invisalign is only noticeable if you look extremely closely, but at a normal speaking distance Invisalign is not usually noticeable.

Can you chew gum with Invisalign?

Can you chew gum with Invisalign?

No, you should always remove Invisalign if you try to chew or eat anything.

What happens if you eat with Invisalign braces?

What happens if you eat with Invisalign braces?

If you try to eat with Invisalign you may end up pulling the clear braces out and breaking it, you can also get food caught underneath the brace, The food will then be held in contact with your teeth for longer than normal which can result in a higher probability of acid erosion and/or decay on your teeth.

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