Invisalign uses clear aligners to help straighten your teeth and produce a winning smile.
Invisalign is a system of almost invisible clear aligners used to straighten teeth. The treatment consists of wearing a series of Invisalign aligners that you change at home weeklyto help treat several orthodontic concerns such as crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth.
The aligners are one of the world’s most advanced clear orthodontic systems available.
The Invisalign aligners are custom made for your mouth, and your teeth only. Wearing a series of aligners, your teeth will move a small amount at a time, until they are beautifully straight.
Using the iTero scanner, we can show you the results the Invisalign system can achieve at your first consultation. This allows you to see your straight teeth before you start your Invisalign treatment.
For a free consultation, come and visit us at our practice in the Hale, Altrincham, Bowdon, Timperley area.
Try on your new smile
Simply snap a selfie and see what you could look like with straighter teeth, in under 60 seconds.
How does the treatment work?
Overall, an average treatment takes between 6 and 9 months, and is made up of the following steps:
You meet with Dr Sophie Parker for a consultation about your treatment. Sophie has over 15 years of experience in treating patients using Invisalign clear braces. She is currently a Diamond Invisalign provider.
Based on Sophie’s treatment plan and your dental records, a virtual 3D treatment plan (clincheck) is generated that shows you the movement of your teeth from the current position to the desired final position.
Once you and Sophie have approved the plan, the aligners are made to custom-fit your teeth, and your teeth only. The number of aligners varies for each person.
You wear your aligners about 22 hours everyday, except to eat, brush, and floss, or for a specific occasion.
Every week, you switch to a new set of aligners. The aligners will gradually move your teeth into their final prescribed position.
Benefits of Invisalign
Designed to custom-fit your teeth and go with your lifestyle, Invisalign offers many benefits beyond your brand-new smile:
It is virtually invisible; hardly anyone will see that you are straightening your teeth.
It allows you to maintain your dental hygiene and brush and floss as usual.
The aligners can be removed for eating and drinking or special occasions.
There is less chance of irritation on your mouth and gums since there are no brackets or wires.
Even before you start treatment you’ll know how long your treatment may take and what your teeth are expected to look like at the end of the treatment.
Please visit the Invisalign website for more information: www.invisalign.co.uk
We Are a Digital Impression Practice Proud Owners of an iTero© Element™ Intraoral Scanner. The Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital impression system. This eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth. The iTero Element Scanner can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of teeth and gums and allows you to see a simulation of your potential Invisalign treatment outcome.
During the digital impression process, you can breathe or swallow as you normally would. The scanner produces an accurate 3D model of your mouth that can be used for many dental treatments including the Invisalign Outcome Simulator that allows you to see what your new smile might look like.
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign
How long does Invisalign take to straighten teeth?
Invisalign starts to produce results within a few weeks of starting treatment and can take as little as 6 months.
The treatment time depends on the complexity of the orthodontic issue being treated and the majority of cases are completed within 12 to 18 months, although more complex cases may take 2 years.
To get an accurate idea of the time required and the treatment costs in your unique case you can arrange a free consultation at our practice in Hale, Altrincham.
How much does Invisalign cost?
It’s difficult to provide an accurate answer to that question before seeing you. Invisalign treatment is based on a series of aligners that you wear for 4-6 weeks at a time.
If you have orthodontic issues that need more time to solve, you’ll need more aligners and the cost would be higher.
Invisalign treatment costs typically start from £2,000 and go up to approximately £3,999 for complex cases.
Where are you located?
We’re based in Hale, Altrincham and are well-placed to help patients coming in locally from Bowdon, Timperley, Prestbury, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and Manchester. Due to our reputation and clinical results, we also have patients come to us for Invisalign treatment from across Cheshire and beyond.
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