For some people, undergoing orthodontic treatment such as wearing braces to align and straighten their teeth may not be their preferred choice. One possible concern could be the visible wires and brackets. Previously, people with misaligned teeth might have needed extensive restorative work rather than orthodontics. However, Invisalign treatment, which employs almost invisible clear aligners, has made orthodontic treatment accessible to more people.
Invisalign utilises clear aligners to guide your teeth effectively and gently into their proper alignment. This treatment also utilises the latest technology. By using the Itero scanner, we can digitally demonstrate how we can take your teeth from their current position to the desired final alignment.
At the initial consultation at our orthodontic practice near Farnborough you will meet with our orthodontists to assess your suitability for Invisalign treatment and answer any questions you may have. We will take impressions and photographs of your teeth to establish whether the treatment is right for you.
Once you are onboard, your orthodontist will take you through your personal, detailed treatment plan. Using ClinCheck® treatment software, we will be able to produce a 3d simulation of the teeth straightening results before you have even started the treatment.
Next a series of custom clear aligners will be created personalised to your teeth. Each invisalign aligner is slightly different, moving your teeth gradually in the desired position. You will wear your aligners all the time apart from eating and cleaning.
We will see you every 4-6 weeks in the practice to monitor the movement of your teeth until they have reached the desired position. On average this 6-12 months. After treatment, you will get a retainer to keep teeth in the correct position.
The Invisalign aligners are designed digitally and then fitted by our practice. You can easily replace the aligners yourself every few weeks at home for further movement progression. We will check your progress every 10-12 weeks at our practice.
For the best outcome, it is recommended to wear the aligners for at least 20 hours every day. However, you can remove them while eating or for important occasions. The aligners are nearly invisible, which means that most people won’t notice that you’re undergoing Invisalign treatment.
The duration of Invisalign treatment varies from a few weeks to several months. When we discuss your treatment options, we can estimate the treatment time. This will help you plan better and decide when to begin your treatment, especially if you have a significant event, like a wedding, coming up.
Invisalign uses very gently pressure to move teeth into alignment so there is very little discomfort. You will be aware of the aligners to start with but after a few days you will soon forget they are there.
Treatment times depend on the type and amount of tooth movements we are needing to use. A simple crooked tooth may move within a matter of weeks, more complex movements may take several months. The beauty with this digital treatment planning is that we are able to estimate how long your treatment will take.
Invisalign aligners cost between £2000 and £4500 depending on the types of movement required. Our team will spend time to ensure you have a good guide as to your treatment costs before you start any treatment.
After your Invisalign is complete, there remains a possibility that your teeth may move back towards their original position. This is called relapse. To stop this happening you will receive three sets of Vivero retainers with full instructions as to wear time.