28 Oct What does Invisalign treatment include?
Invisalign treatment is the clearest way to straight teeth; no brackets, no wires just clear, removable aligners
Starting Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign treatment begins with a specialist consultation with our orthodontist, Dr Jill Daus. We ask for the consultation fee of £80 to be paid when booking. This fee is refundable if you let us know you can’t make it with 24hours and non-refundable after this time.
During your consultation, Dr Jill Daus will examine your smile, your alignment and your jaw profile. We take some clinical photographs and spend some time getting to understand your concerns and your expectations.
Our specialist orthodontist will then make her recommendations and go through all of your treatment options. You’ll also receive a personalised treatment plan recapping your options and the associated fees and information on our payment options, including interest-free finance.
Invisalign records and treatment plan
Once you’re confident that you’d like to start treatment we need to see you for a ‘Records’ appointment. We gather and send off lots of very accurate impressions, photographs and x-rays to Invisalign in California, along with the treatment plan you have developed with your orthodontist.
A ClinCheck is a 3D simulation of your tooth movement, all of your records and our treatment plan is fed into the AlignTech software and your treatment plan is digitally mapped. It shows you how many aligners you will need, what additional treatments (such as IPR and attachments) you require, and where, and shows you the predicted final result! We invite you in to amend or approve the ClinCheck before we have your aligners manufactured.
All aligners are not alike, only Invisalign aligners are made of SmartTrack material, they are more comfortable, sit closer to your teeth and are easier to take in and out.
Checkups and Adjustments
All of your check-up and adjustment appointments are included in the cost of your Invisalign treatment. After we’ve fitted your aligners, we’ll see you approximately every 6 to 8 weeks to check that your treatment is tracking and to carry out the adjustments and additional treatments detailed in your ClinCheck Treatment Plan.
And if your Specialist Orthodontist advises that you are suitable to change your aligners every week rather than every two weeks, you could achieve your new smile in as little as 3 months, that’s up to 50% faster than before!
IPR and Attachments
Attachments are tooth-coloured precision dots made from dental composite material. They enable the SmartTrack aligners to lift, twist, pull and push your teeth with much finer detail than ever before. We may need to fit these attachments from the very beginning or they may be added during your treatment. It’s a simple procedure and they’re polished off easily and safely.
Most patients also need some interproximal reduction (IPR) before or during treatment, to ensure the best possible result. This involves removing very small amounts of enamel from in between your teeth with a polishing disc or strip, helping to create more space. It’s a very safe and painless treatment not dissimilar to filing a nail.
Our Invisalign fee is inclusive of all appointments, adjustments, IPR and emergencies. Invisalign and start from £2850.
What’s not included?
Before you being orthodontic treatment, you need to be dentally fit. If you haven’t seen a general dentist in a while then we would advise you have a checkup. We’re more than happy to see you here as a general patient if you don’t have your own dentist. If you need any treatments for tooth decay or gum disease, for example, these will be quoted and charged for separately.
We usually ask patients to see a hygienist before and during orthodontic treatment as happy healthy clean teeth move a lot more freely. Therefore, we offer a 3 for 2 on hygiene appointments for our orthodontic patients; these can be incorporated and financed with your total treatment fee.
Retainers are not included in the cost of Invisalign and we have a number of options for you to consider.