Our Invisalign dentists will straighten teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth. As you replace each aligner every two weeks, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week, gradually moving towards the projected final position.
This treatment is perfect for adults that want to change their smile without affecting their lifestyle. It is removable, invisible and comfortable. To achieve a straight smile, the average treatment time is 14 months. It is a slower process than other options due to it being an aligner rather than a fixed brace. The total duration of treatment depends on the complexity of the treatment and is generally comparable to that of traditional braces. Typically treatment can last between 6 and 18 months. During your consultation, we can provide you with more detailed information.
Comfortable, clear and removable – Invisalign transforms your smile without disrupting your life. Something that over 3 million people worldwide have already discovered.
Invisalign is designed to treat a wide range of straightening issues, from minor tooth movements to more complex cases. If your smile is not the smile you want, then why not see if Invisalign could work for you?
How Do Invisalign Braces Compare to Traditional Teeth Straightening?
Unlike traditional fixed braces, there are no metal brackets or wires. This means that in most cases less time is spent in your Invisalign Provider’s practice for adjustments.
Invisalign aligners move teeth with an appropriate placement of controlled movement on the teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign not only controls the amount of movement per aligner but also the timing of the movement. So at each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move, as per the Invisalign treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force delivery system that moves teeth into the desired prescribed position.
Some people may experience temporary, minor discomfort for a few days, at the beginning of each new stage of treatment when they insert a new aligner. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure. It is a sign that the aligners are working – moving your teeth gradually, helping you to achieve the final results. This discomfort typically goes away in a couple of days.
Finally, Invisalign allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you even begin treatment so you can see how your teeth are expected to look when your treatment is complete.
Why choose Invisalign?
Invisalign makes the process of straightening your teeth more comfortable and convenient. With removable plastic aligners, you can take them out to eat, drink or brush your teeth, and they’re virtually invisible while you’re wearing them. You’ll be able to carry out your usual routine with confidence, and you’ll see continual improvements to your smile as you move through the different aligners. You won’t need as many follow-up visits with Invisalign as you would with traditional braces, so they’re easier to fit into your lifestyle.
Can aligners straighten teeth?
Many people believe that Invisalign is simply a retainer, but that’s not the case. While you will receive a retainer at the end of your treatment to ensure your teeth stay in place, throughout your treatment you’ll wear a series of aligners which will gently straighten your teeth and move them into place. Each new aligner will build on the previous one, so the patient needs to wear them as instructed in order to gradually straighten the teeth. Once you’ve worked your way through all aligners, your teeth should be perfectly straight.
Will my teeth shift back after Invisalign?
It’s normal for your teeth to shift slightly after you stop wearing your Invisalign braces as a result of everyday activities such as eating and drinking, swallowing and speaking. We will give you a retainer once your treatment comes to an end which will help to keep your teeth in the right position and maintain your smile. If you don’t wear your retainer for a few days, it might feel tight and uncomfortable, but provided you wear it consistently, your teeth should stay straight.
How long does it take to get straight teeth with Invisalign?
The length of time needed to successfully straighten your teeth will depend on the necessary treatment, and whether orthodontics treatments are needed to make adjustments. But it’s important to note that trying to speed up the process too quickly can cause discomfort, irritation and damage to the roots of your teeth. When you come in for your initial consultation, we can discuss your individual treatment plan and how long it will likely take.
What is the cost of Invisalign braces in Somerset?
Our prices for Invisalign aligners start at £2,500. Please contact a member of our team for more information or book an appointment with us.