An ideal opportunity to discuss straightening crooked teeth in a safe, friendly and risk-free way.
Invisalign Braces are an alternative to the fixed braces option, and are used to treat crooked teeth or gaps between the teeth in suitable cases. They are comfortable, removable and importantly made of a clear medical grade plastic. These braces are custom made to fit each individual and they gently move teeth into a desired position. Because they are removable it also makes it easier to keep your teeth clean.
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In orthodontic terms a retainer is used to 'retain' teeth in their final position after you have had your Invisalign braces, this is very often a night time removable appliance. However, many people refer to the clear aligners which make up the Invisalign system as retainers.
Invisalign almost invisible braces are made using the latest CAD CAM technology using 3-D guided digital software to produce the clear braces. They look clear!
Here is a photograph of someone wearing Invisalign in the foreground compared to traditional braces in the background.
Yes, Invisalign can be used as adult braces, there is no upper age limit so long as the teeth and gums are in a healthy condition.
Invisalign braces are removable although you should wear them for 20 hours per day removing them only to eat and clean your teeth. Because the braces are clear you can wear them with no one else knowing and therefore carry on your everyday life.
Invisalign varies in cost significantly from provider to provider as each provider will include different things in the final costing. You will typically find that Invisalign treatments cost approximately £2000 but this is dependent upon the number of clear aligners that you will need and this can only be determined after you have had a free consultation.
Invisalign Lite is a minimally invasive orthodontic treatment where we only straighten the front six teeth (known as the social six) because these teeth have smaller roots than the back teeth they are quicker and easier to move.
The official Dr/dentist site for Invisalign is www.invisalign.co.uk this is where you can find an Invisalign provider in your local area.
Dr Bikram Thind - our consultant Orthodontist provides all our Invisalign treatment. Initial consultation with dentist- Dr Thind providers this treatment from our sister practice in Shirley.