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How Does Invisalign Work? Your Guide To Invisible Teeth Straightening
How Does Invisalign Work? Your Guide To Invisible Teeth Straightening

You must have heard of Invisalign at least once. Invisalign is a treatment used in straightening the teeth. It is an alternative which is rapidly becoming popular to the traditional metal braces.

Unlike traditional metal braces though, you have likely seen people wearing them and did not even know. As they are hard to see on people teeth

So, how exactly does this invisible braces work? How can a material which is invisible help you achieve teeth straightening in London for that perfect smile you have always wanted to have?

This detailed report will talk about everything you are required to know about Invisalign treatment.

Tell me directly, how does Invisalign work?

This treatment is an clear aligner method of teeth straightening that makes use of outstanding 3D computer-imaging technology.

The technology which is behind Invisalign uses a digital planning program that takes your teeth’s present position to a gradually straightened position, to create a treatment plan which slowly aligns your teeth. Then after some weeks, you will constantly replace the present Invisalign with a new pair of aligners until that perfect smile of yours is achieved!

So, how does Invisalign move my teeth?

The teeth are moved gradually by Invisalign by putting a controlled force to several parts of the teeth in the course of your treatment. In a nutshell, each tooth moves very slightly with every new set of aligners you put on. This is a less painful and a much more controlled way of teeth straightening in London when compared to traditional metal braces.

What material is Invisalign made of?

Invisalign is a type of invisible braces made from clear thermoplastic and medical grade material. This material is very thin yet really strong.

Unlike metal braces, Invisible braces:

  • Can be removed

    You can remove them anytime you want to. When you want to eat, drink, or brush your teeth.

  • Are almost invisible

    These aligners are very clear and are way thinner compared to your average mouth guard.

  • Are easier to maintain health of your gums while wearing them

    Because you can remove them, you can floss and clean like you usually do.

  • You have no restrictions on what to eat

    Eat most things you want without wearing the aligners, most patients find her tough food could be avoided.

  • Save you time at the orthodontist

    Since you are not making use of metal brackets or wires, you do not need to be worried about tightening any wires.

  • Comfortable

    The material used is a thermoplastic, and it is very smooth. It helps you Avoid thick wires and braces rubbing the inside of your cheeks or your gums during your teeth straightening.

  • Choosing Invisalign is a lifestyle choice

    This is the best alternative for individuals who want to maintain and live their normal lifestyle.

What is the timeframe for Invisalign treatment?

The short response to that is, it varies. But why? Every individual’s plan is custom-made to suit their needs.

This depends on the number of dental conditions the patient has (for example; overly crowded, gapped teeth, etc.) will play a role in the Invisalign treatment’s length. Of course, you should take advantage of the free consultation we provide to check out what our plans look like.

How long do I have to put on Invisalign daily?

You should put on your Invisible braces all the time, except when you need to brush your teeth, eat, or drink. Well, except for cold water.

This denotes that you are required to put them on while you are sleeping. If you are scared, you would not be able to sleep when you have them on, do not worry!

Every aligner is custom-made to fit your teeth, so they feel  secure and comfortable once you are used to wearing them the first time.

Am I required to clean my Invisalign aligners? If yes, how?

Obviously, you’ll need to clean the invisible braces aligners. The easiest way you can clean your aligners is to rinse them in water that is cold, then brush them with a soft toothbrush often.

Also putting them in a retainer cleaner once a day is also a good idea.

Is the treatment painful?

Several people experience a little bit of discomfort for the initial few days of their first Invisalign Aligner. Nevertheless, this will go after changing to the third or fourth aligner  as your teeth gradually move to your aligner’s shape.

This is normal because every set of aligners places pressure on your teeth to gradually move your teeth to your desired position.

Aside from that, you should feel comfortable in your Invisalign aligners since they are custom-made to fit on your teeth!

Will I wear night time retainers for life?

Well, technically, there is nothing that lasts forever, but this step is very important to keep your teeth stable and straight. If not, you will likely risk relapse. That is, your teeth will shift back to its original position after you’ve completed your treatment.

If you really want to avoid any form of relapse put on your retainer when you sleep every night for the first year. This can be reduced after that but only under advice from your treating dentist.

Getting Invisalign treatment is an investment for your teeth, so secure your investment! Put on retainers as instructed by your dentist.

What is the cost of Invisalign treatment?

For an average adult, the price of Invisalign is around £2,500 to £5,500.

Our dental practice in London comprises of a five-tiered structure:

  • Invisalign Complex £4250
  • Invisalign Full: £3650
  • Invisalign Moderate: £3,000
  • Invisalign Lite: £2650
  • i7: £1,800

This includes a tube of whitening gel and a set of 3 Vivera retainers (except for i7 which is a single set of retainers)

Fixed wire retainers are chargeable at £100 per arch

Will Invisalign be covered by my insurance?

Some insurances give some level of coverage. If you aren’t sure, do not worry! Go to your insurance provider to make an inquiry.

If you want, we can also help you. So, feel free to reach out to us so our team can assist you by answering any questions you may have on insurance.

Am I eligible to get Invisalign treatment?

The dental treatments which benefit from Invisible braces treatment include:

  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Underbite
  • Gapped teeth
  • Deep bite
  • Overly crowded teeth
  • And some others.

There is a high chance that you’re an eligible candidate. You will get a better idea of knowing if it is right for you by taking our free consultation.

Where can I get Invisalign?

Orthodontists and dentists should have attended special training to prescribe Invisalign treatment to people. Be sure that the person who wants to treat you is qualified for teeth straightening London.

We are certified here, and we can assist you in achieving the perfect smile you have always desired! If you want to achieve your dream smile, but you do not want to do away with your normal lifestyle, opt for Invisible braces.

If you have some other questions which have to do with how Invisalign works, and teeth straightening, do check out our page on Invisalign overview for in-depth info.

Contact us for Invisalign treatments in London. Let’s help you in getting your desired smile!


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5 Star Review IconI had been interested in getting Invisalign braces for sometime. A friend recommended Adult Braces London and I went to see them for an assessment. I went ahead with the treatment and I’m delighted with the results and with a very reasonable price that I paid.

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