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What are Invisalign invisible braces?

Invisalign is an advanced orthodontic system whereby transparent aligners (braces) work to straighten teeth. Unlike normal, unattractive braces they are made from smooth, clear plastic and are comfortable, removable and virtually invisible.

How do they work?

Invisalign invisible braces work by gently and discreetly putting pressure on your teeth to align them, resulting in straighter, evenly spaced teeth. The process involves:

  • An Invisalign assessment to identify which option is best for you
  • Digital scan or impressions of your teeth and gums to produce a digital treatment plan
  • ClinCheck® 3D digital treatment plan
  • A series of computer generated aligners to realign your teeth
  • Retainers to wear when convenient (e.g. when in bed)
  • Trays for on-going teeth whitening (if required)
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Why choose Invisalign invisible braces?

Keep living the life you love while you transform your smile with virtually invisible, comfortable clear aligners that have little or no negative impact on your lifestyle.

The benefits of Invisalign braces include:

  • No brackets or wires
  • Few food restrictions
  • Live a normal life
  • Gently transforms your smile
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Invisalign options available at Arnica Dental Care

Invisalign Full

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Invisalign Full is the original Invisalign option. It corrects most teeth alignment issues and can rectify a wide variety of tooth complaints, including more severe cases.

Invisalign Teen

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Invisalign Teen is very similar to Invisalign Full but is specifically aimed at younger patients. Its features include wear indicators, and a clever design that allows for the eruption of new adult teeth.

Invisalign Lite

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Invisalign Lite will treat simple to moderate cases when a complete Invisalign treatment is not necessary, such as for minor crowding or spacing.

Invisalign I7

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The Invisalign i7 option is for milder cases and consists of just seven aligners. It is usually used for limited or minor spacing or crowding.

Why choose Invisalign invisible braces at Arnica Dental Care

The Invisalign procedure can cost up to £3950 and take 36 months to complete, so it’s essential that you choose an Invisalign dentist you can trust to deliver the best results.

Dr Carelyn Gore, our clinical lead for cosmetic dentistry, is at the forefront of smile enhancements and, working with other specialists in our team, completes smile makeovers. The results Carelyn has achieved with Invisalign invisible braces have been truly lifestyle-changing for our patients.

  • Invisalign Silver Provider
  • Highly qualified UK-trained dentists
  • Experienced cosmetic dentists
  • Reputation for exceptional results
  • Patient and very gentle

Invisalign ITero intraoral scanner

Arnica Dental Care is a Digital Impression Practice using the best in class iTero® Intraoral Scanner

Invisalign invisible braces require impressions. The iTero is a state-of-the-art digital impression system that eliminates the need for traditional impressions which are messy, uncomfortable and stressful.

  • More comfortable
  • No mess, no smell, no gagging
  • Takes 5 minutes rather than 20
  • Better results
  • View treatment simulation with dentist
  • Start treatment sooner

 

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What our patients say

A very big thank you to Carelyn and her team. Although I’ve not completed the procedures yet the results are already amazing.
S Hughes

Hi Carelyn, thanks again for giving me the confidence to go ahead I am so glad I have. A friend of mine opted for traditional braces and now wishes she had come to Arnica.
N K

I had a brace when I was a teenager, they were uncomfortable and got in the way of everything even kissing! If only Invisalign was available then I’d have probably had the confidence to ask the school heartthrob on a date!
M Kenning

Invisalign Q&A

How does Invisalign straighten my teeth?
Invisalign aligners move teeth through a series of carefully controlled movements. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign treatment not only controls the amount of movement that each aligner delivers, but also the timing of the movement. So, at each stage, only certain teeth can move, following the Invisalign treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force delivery system.

How much does Invisalign cost?
As with other types of orthodontic treatment, the cost of Invisalign treatment depends on the complexity of your teeth straightening issue and your course of treatment. As a general rule the cost for adults is comparable to traditional fixed braces and is typically between £2,500 and £5,500, although if only minor tooth movement is required, prices could start from £1,500. Contact us for a more accurate cost.

How do I get started with Invisalign?
Make an appointment with us for an initial consultation.

How long does the Invisalign treatment take?
The time taken depends on the complexity of the treatment and is generally comparable to that of traditional braces. Contact us for more detailed information.

How often do I need to see my Invisalign Provider once I have started treatment?
Patients typically visit their Invisalign Provider every 6 to 8 weeks to ensure the treatment is progressing as planned, and to receive their next few sets of Invisalign aligners, but this may vary.

What are aligners made of and what do they look like?
The virtually invisible aligners are made of strong medical grade thermoplastic material, uniquely developed for the Invisalign® System. The aligners are custom-made for you and fit snugly over your teeth.

Can I go to any dental practitioner for Invisalign treatment?
While the Invisalign System can be used with virtually any treatment philosophy, special training is needed. All orthodontists and dentists interested in treating patients with the Invisalign System need to attend training.

Once Invisalign treatment is complete is a retainer necessary?
Wearing a retainer after any orthodontic treatment is an important step, because it keeps teeth stable in their new positions. If you want your teeth to remain in their ideal position, it’s best to wear a retainer as directed by an Invisalign Provider. In many cases your last aligner will be your temporary retainer, until your retention option is determined.

Does the procedure work on overbites?
Yes, we can use Invisalign to treat overbites in the vast majority of adults and adolescents.

Are bridges a factor in Invisalign treatment?
Because bridges firmly link two or more teeth together, they offer significant resistance to tooth movement. Contact us for information about whether bridges will be a factor in your treatment.

Are crowns an issue in Invisalign treatment?
Crowns (tooth caps) are usually not an issue in Invisalign treatment. However, sometimes in Invisalign treatment small tooth-coloured composites called ‘attachments’ are bonded onto teeth to help achieve certain movements, and these are more difficult to bond on crowns than on teeth. In these cases, the location of the crowns needs to be carefully evaluated.

Can Invisalign treatment close gaps?
Yes. Spaces between teeth are generally easy to close with Invisalign.

I am currently wearing braces. Can I make the switch to Invisalign treatment?
A significant number of patients are being treated with a combination of braces and the Invisalign System. Consult us to work out the best treatment for you.

Is the Invisalign treatment painful?
Some people may experience temporary, minor discomfort for a few days when they insert a new aligner at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure. It’s a sign that the aligners are working and it usually goes away in a couple of days.

Treatment costs at a glance

Treatment
Price
Invisalign Full (RRP £4,500)
£3950
Invisalign Teen (RRP £4,500)
£3,950
Invisalign Lite (RRP £3,500)
£2,950
Invisalign I7 (RRP £2,500)
£1950
Find out more about our Invisalign invisible braces fees

Interest-free finance – the smart way to pay for Invisalign invisible braces

Don’t let finance get in the way of a beautiful smile.

Spread the cost with our interest-free finance options for Invisalign treatments.

Benefits of interest-free finance options include:

  • Makes treatment possible now
  • Treatment when you need it most
  • Suits your current financial circumstances
  • No upfront deposit  required for 12 month repayment plans

Find out more about our interest-free finance options

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Book a free of charge consultation with Invisalign specialist Dr Carelyn Gore

Call 01242 655554 and speak to Karen, Hester, Margie or Rachel to book your Free of Charge Invisalign Invisible Braces Consultation

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