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What is Invisalign

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This is a type of orthodontic treatment use to help people have a bright and more beautiful smile. It is used for patients who have lenient to average misalignment. Invisalign is mostly appreciated by patients who overbite, crossbite, or underbite.

Plastic aligner trays are used to move the teeth into the proper position during the process, the patient is required to wear the plastic for about 20 hours a day. The plastics can easily be removed so that patients can continue taking care of their oral health, patients can still brush their teeth properly and floss without any worries unlike brackets and wires that make it really hard to maintain oral health

At Bhandal Dentist, patients all over the UK have several options available to them when it comes to general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. Our team of experts in Invisalign treatment is here to assist patients who are thinking of orthodontics decide which treatment is best for their specific needs.

Contact us today on 024 7668 6690 to find out more about our services. We invite you and your family to experience our exceptional Invisalign trained doctor and how they can help you smile with confidence.

What are the benefits of Invisalign

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Yes, there are several options to straighten your teeth but Invisalign clear aligners are the only option that does not include brackets and wires. With Invisalign, you’re able to eat, work and participate in social gatherings without worries, you are also able to show your smile.

Invisalign has several benefits for patients, for starters, they are comfortable and flexible and they allow you to take care of your oral health without any difficulty. Below we have listed the 5 benefits of Invisalign.

Virtually invisible

Invisalign trays are invisible and clear, this means they will not distract your smile. They are excellent for teenagers and adults who have social lives and do not want to be restricted by wearing brackets and wires that change their entire appearance. You can also consider Lingual Braces as an alternative.


Unlike brackets and wires, Invisalign is extremely comfortable. They are made of smooth plastic and can easily be removed so that you can take care of your teeth properly. The trays are custom-made to fit your teeth and mouth so that you can feel comfortable whenever wearing them.

Range of solutions

Dental issues vary for each person, some of the alignment issues that will also need Invisalign include crowded teeth, crossbite, gap teeth, misaligned teeth, open bite, overbite, and underbite. Schedule an appointment today and for your specific needs and discuss your Invisalign treatment and what options there are to help straighten your teeth.

See your finished smile

When wearing the Invisalign clear aligners, people can still see your beautiful smile and your look isn’t destructed. Unlike braces that totally hide your smile and make you look different.

Invisalign Doesn’t Interfere with Your Daily Life

No one needs to know you’re wearing aligners unless you decide to tell them, they do not interfere with your social life as they hide your dental treatment because of the clear aligners trays. They also allow you to eat and drink whatever you want because they are removable, you are able to remove them when eating and then brush your teeth when it’s time to put them back on.

What is Invisalign made of

What is Invisalign made of?

Invisalign aligners are customized strays made of plastic or something known as polyurethane resins. The resins are a blend of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate and 1.6-hexanediol. The plastic is strong enough to move the teeth using pressure, but also very comfortable. Since the plastic is clear, patients can wear aligners with confidence to speak and smile wherever they might be.

Is getting Invisalign worth it?

Good oral health depends on several factors but if you're not satisfied with the alignment of your teeth it’s obvious that you might consider having braces like Invisalign. With them, you will have better oral health in both the short and long term, they also help treat a large number of alignment issues. Therefore, if you're not happy with the alignment of your teeth and need a solution that will not impact your social life in any way then getting Invisalign is definitely worth it.

They are also removable and allow you to continue taking care of your oral hygiene properly and most importantly, they are clear, invisible meaning no one needs to know you are under Invisalign treatment. They also require fewer trips to the dentist that fixed braces because you are given several aligners at once and don't have to go to the dentist frequently for tightening.

How much does an Invisalign treatment cost

How much does an Invisalign treatment cost?

The cost of Invisalign treatment is somewhere between £1,500 and £5,000 in the UK. This cost depends on the severity of your condition and whether you need both upper and lower teeth adjustment, the anticipated duration of your treatment, and the experience of the dentist.

Orthodontic treatment is available for free on the NHS if you're under 18, but NHS braces are metal, Invisalign, and other clear brace options are only offered privately but are available with finance options.

How much is Invisalign upfront?

The cost of Invisalign treatment will depend on the dentist’s pricing structure, but the general upfront cost is between £1500 and £5000.

How much is Invisalign top teeth only?

The treatment for top teeth only requires few aligners, and the cost is, therefore, less than traditional Invisalign treatment. The cost ranges from £1200 to £2400.

Is Invisalign covered by insurance?

Yes, dental insurance plans will cover Invisalign treatment just as they cover braces. Therefore, your insurance may pay for a certain percentage for your Invisalign treatment or may pay a certain amount. So you will have to talk with your insurance provider to find out more.

How much does Invisalign retainer cost?

Teeth retainer costs in the UK range from £50 to £4000 per arch with a private dentist. The price depends on the type of retainer you choose and the dentist you go to.

Preparation for Invisalign

Preparation for Invisalign

Treatable cases for you to get the Invisalign

The issues that can be treated by Invisalign in some patients depending on the severity include crooked teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, gaps in teeth, open bite, crowded teeth, and tooth shape. These cases can be treated by Invisalign depending on the severity, more severe cases cannot be handled by Invisalign and you should consider getting braces.

Visit your dentist

Make an appointment with Bhandal Dentistry today and get your custom made aligners. We will explain everything you need to know about the Invisalign treatment so that you can decide if it is best for you or not.

Making your aligners

The aligners are customized to fit your teeth.

Receive your aligner

The dentist will give you several aligners, each designed to move your teeth into the desired position. You will be required to change the aligners a few times a week.

Wear your aligners

You're supposed to wear the aligners for 20 hours per day, and they should only be removed when you're eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth. Failing to follow the guidelines may increase the treatment time.

Finish your treatment

You’re supposed to follow the guidelines as given by the doctor, failing to do so may make the whole process longer. After finishing your treatment, your teeth will be positioned where you want them.

How Invisalign treatment works

How Invisalign treatment works?

Invisalign works in series of trays that gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. Each tray is designed to slightly shift your teeth into the desired position than the previous tray used. Your teeth will move up to 0.25 mm per tray.

Is the Invisalign treatment painful?

Invisalign treatment is not painful but it can leave your teeth feeling sore. Just like when you first get the traditional braces, your teeth may feel uncomfortable because of the pressure.

How long does this treatment take?

The duration of the Invisalign treatment varies depending on the severity of your condition, but it usually takes about six months to a few years. In most cases, treatment is completed within a year. The duration of the treatment will also depend on how often you wear the Invisalign, it's advised that you wear it for about 20 hours a day to see the results soon, if you don't wear then often, the treatment will be extended.

Is Invisalign better than braces?

There are some cases where Invisalign works better than braces just as there are some cases that need braces and not Invisalign. It all depends on the patient's condition.

How is Invisalign treatment different from other teeth straightening treatment options

How is Invisalign treatment different from other teeth straightening treatment options?

Invisalign treatment is different from traditional braces, it uses clear, plastic aligners that fit perfectly over your teeth and are changed out every few weeks, and each aligner is designed to straighten your teeth towards the desired position. The Invisalign is removable and should be taken out when eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth.

Traditional braces work differently from Invisalign treatment as they are visible in your mouth and need regular visitations to the dentist for tight-fitting. Braces are not removable, they can only be removed by the dentist when the treatment is done, and taking care of your teeth properly is a bit difficult when you have braces because you miss some spots that need to be brushed, etc.

What is the cost of Invisalign vs braces?

In the UK, the cost of Invisalign ranges from £1500 to £5000. On the other hand, getting braces is cheaper and sometimes free when you’re under the age of 18.

What are the disadvantages of Invisalign?

The Invisalign treatment has its drawbacks, for starters, it is expensive to get Invisalign. The average treatment costs £1,500 to £5000, depending on the severity of your condition. Secondly, the treatment is time-consuming, and lastly, it requires discipline to stay on track, you're supposed to wear the aligners 20 hours per day, only removing them to eat, drink and brush your teeth. If you fail to follow the guidelines, the treatment duration may extend.

What can Invisalign not fix

What can Invisalign not fix?

Invisalign doesn't have the force required to move teeth as braces do, therefore several conditions cannot be fixed by Invisalign. These conditions include:

1. Tooth shape: Some teeth' shapes will not fit in the Invisalign. Short, round, pegged teeth may not allow the aligner to hold the teeth tightly. Hence the aligner isn't the solution to moving your teeth into the right position.

2. Tooth position: When the mouth is overcrowded, a tooth may rotate to fit. However, if the rotation is over 20 degrees for molars, then Invisalign will not be able to move the teeth into the desired position.

3. Large gaps between teeth: The Invisalign is only able to close up to 6mm of space per arch, if your gap is larger than that, then the Invisalign is not the right option for you.

4. Intrusion and Extrusion: Orthodontics can raise and lower the position of teeth in the jawline so that they all look the same way. However, Invisalign aligners do not have the needed force to do the work, unlike braces that can move everything into the desired position.

5. Midline movements: If you have front teeth that don’t match their midline, so they need them positioned the right way. Invisalign clear aligners will only correct a midline discrepancy by 2mmm to the left or right per arch. If you have larger needs, ten braces might work for you more effectively.

6. Previous dental work: Some previous dental work may hinder you from using Invisalign aligners.

What are the restrictions after the treatment

What are the restrictions after the treatment?

Wearing a retainer after Invisalign treatment is a huge part of your aftercare. There are things you need to do to make sure you take care of your oral health the best way possible. These should be done when wearing your aligners and when cleaning them as well.

Wearing your aligners

You need to make sure you wear your aligners 20 hours a day, and whenever it's time to wear them, you need to make sure your mouth is clean. Brush and floss your month like you usually do, and then put them back on a healthy and clean mouth. You should as well visit your Invisalign trained doctor regularly for checkups.

Cleaning your aligners

You need to rinse your clear aligners with water every night, and also brush them with a soft toothbrush. Also, make sure you remove any debris or food particles that have been accumulated during the day. Rinse the aligners thoroughly after you brush your teeth.

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