Invisalign in London

It’s never too late for aligned teeth. If you wish to correct the crooked positioning of your teeth without braces, this might just be the right method for you. Invisalign is a teeth alignment system using cutting-edge technology which sets its custom-made manufacture and so the success rate of its clinical outcomes apart. It delivers on efficiency, efficacy, discreet aesthetic appearance and on user comfort.

Treatment Duration

3.5 months – 2 years

Price

From £5,000

Team Experience

25+ Years

Recovery Time

Dependent on case

Google Rating

★★★★★ (4.9)

Written by: Dr Sanjana Sudarshan

Clinically reviewed by: Dr Raul Costa

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    The Invisalign® system creates a set of virtually invisible and removable plastic trays (aligners or sometimes called splints) which are manufactured on a bespoke basis to provide a perfect fit over a patient’s teeth at every stage of the treatment process. Often referred to as “invisible braces“, Invisalign® is a popular alternative to adult braces or traditional braces as the system can be removed and is entirely discreet.

     

    The secret to the orthodontic treatment is the gradual and gentle pressure exerted by the clear aligners to shift the teeth into their correct position guided by the exact movements planned out by your dentist or orthodontist using ClinCheck 3D software. This software can encourage you to use the aligners as we can show you the likely final tooth position which can be achieved if you complete the treatment successfully.

    Who is suitable for Invisalign®?

    Overjet – The overjet is the horizontal (anterior-posterior) relationship of the front teeth. The greatest distance between the incisal edges of the central incisors in the upper and lower jaw is measured. A significantly larger overjet can lead to aesthetic problems. Invisalign is the perfect treatment for this condition.

    Overbite – The overbite is the vertical (superior-inferior) relative position of the front teeth in the vertical dimension. The distance from the incisal edge in the upper jaw to the incisal edge of the lower jaw is measured. If the incisal edges bite together, the overbite value is zero. If the teeth overlap too much it can cause problems. This condition makes many dental patients consider the orthodontic treatment of braces but Invisalign® can help with mild to moderate cases of overbite. Invisalign® is much less noticeable and so a discreet alternative to braces and it takes less time to complete the treatment so you receive the results you are looking for, quicker. If left untreated it can cause especially your lower teeth to wear down and can even cause pain in your jawline and your gums.

    Crowded Teeth –when the teeth significantly overlap their position in the mouth, a condition which can begin in childhood and worsen into adulthood as your teeth and jaw naturally experience growth. It can lead to teeth misalignment and can impact both oral health and the aesthetic appearance of the smile and so your personal comfort and confidence. Mild cases of crowded teeth can be resolved using Invisalign® within 6-8 months and for more moderate cases the average timeframe is about 18 months duration using this system. If left untreated it can make caring for your teeth harder when it’s time to brush or floss your teeth and so could contribute to your risk of developing tooth decay and/or gum disease.

    Underbite –An underbite is a bite problem that occurs when the lower teeth rest further than the upper teeth. Underbite mostly occurs due to genetics, and it causes several other dental issues. Fixing your underbite helps you avoid these other dental problems later in life. Both children and adults can have an underbite, and in both cases, the condition can be treated. The common treatment options are Invisalign, braces and surgery. However, there are other treatment options.

    Gappy Teeth – If your teeth are too small for your jawbone you might have gaps between them. Where the two central incisors are concerned the gap is sometimes called a diastema. Gappy teeth can show in more than one place within the dentition, originally presenting within small children (which may disappear during normal development) and yet are sometimes still noticeable in adulthood. Invisalign® is one dental treatment which could straighten the teeth so the gap is no longer visible, or veneers could be considered for just a single or double tooth gap condition. Please be advised that treating Gappy Teeth is deemed to be an aesthetic or cosmetic treatment option. If left untreated the pockets where the gaps develop could be placed for food debris to accumulate leading to plaque and tartar build-up, increasing the risk of tooth decay coupled with sore gums which could result in gum disease.

    Crossbite – when the side teeth do not meet together in a regular position on the upper and lower jaw when you close your mouth to bite. An asymmetrical jawline position is best treated early in childhood to achieve optimum clinical results. Re-alignment is possible for mild cases of crossbite using Invisalign® aligners which are almost invisible to see and easily removable for comfort. If left untreated, your teeth can wear down or chip and your gums could start to recede causing functional and aesthetic discomfort and/or gum disease.

    Pre-prosthetic Orthodontics – an Invisalign® tooth aligner treatment can be applied to straighten the teeth in preparation to receive a dental prosthetic like a dental bridge or a crown restoration. Pre-prosthetic orthodontics can help to reduce the amount of ground-down tooth material and thus can significantly reduce the risk of nerve damage.

    Meet your award-winning Invisalign dentist and team…

    • We have over 75+ years of combined dentistry experience across our specialist team.
    • 10,000+ treatments performed and counting.
    • We are leaders in the dental industry – we regularly teach, lecture and publish our research work internationally.

    All-on-4,  Apicectomy,  Bleaching,  Bone Grafting,  Bridges,  Bruxism,  Ceramic Braces,  CM Team,  Corrective Braces,  Crowns,  Dentures,  Fillings,  Gum Correction,  Gum Disease,  Immediate Implants,  Implants,  Internal Bleaching,  Invisalign,  Lingual Braces,  Low Friction Braces,  Maryland Bridges,  Navigated Implants,  Oral Surgery,  Partial Inlays & Crowns,  Prosthodontics,  Retainers,  SS Team,  Treatment of Peri-Implantitis,  Veneers,  Zygomatic Implants

    Mr Ajay Talpada

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    All-on-4,  Apicectomy,  Bleaching,  Bone Grafting,  Bridges,  Bruxism,  Ceramic Braces,  CM Team,  Corrective Braces,  Crowns,  Dentures,  Fillings,  Gum Correction,  Gum Disease,  Immediate Implants,  Implants,  Internal Bleaching,  Invisalign,  Lingual Braces,  Low Friction Braces,  Maryland Bridges,  Navigated Implants,  Oral Surgery,  Partial Inlays & Crowns,  Prosthodontics,  Retainers,  SS Team,  Treatment of Peri-Implantitis,  Veneers,  Zygomatic Implants

    Mr Ajay Talpada

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    Invisalign costs

    Invisalign – single arch

    Upper or lower
    £5,000

    Invisalign – both arches

    Upper or lower
    £5,500

    Invisalign Vivera retainers – 3 sets

    Per arch
    £600

    Our Expertise

    Rest assured by knowing that our whole dentistry ethos is based on employing a new standard of care using the latest technology to assist both our diagnostic and preparation (modelling) capabilities as a perfect fit for Orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign® is often the critical factor affecting its level of clinical success.

    We pride ourselves on offering evidence-based dentistry underpinning all our premium dental treatment recommendations and as we have access to a considerable volume of scientific data at our fingertips when it comes to using Invisalign® we have become expert Invisalign® providers of this specific Orthodontic treatment.

    Trust Wimpole Street Dental Clinic in London to both offer and deliver the beautiful smile and perfectly straight teeth you have been looking for your whole life with this virtually invisible and so minimally intrusive method of tooth alignment suitable for Invisalign® patients who can be both teenagers and adults alike.

    Our London dental clinic is convenient for patients working or living in central London and is accessible by car, taxi, bus and London Underground.

    Invisalign Before & Afters

    Invisalign reviews

    Find out more about our patients, their treatment and why they chose Wimpole Street Dental Clinic.

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    Wimpole Street Dental has the highest most ethical standard of work, personable approach, clear and safe procedures, top notch excellence and reliability in treatment provided with utmost professionalism from crème de la crème world class specialists all under one roof.

    Invisalign process step by step

    After an initial consultation, if you and your dentist agree on your suitability for the treatment of Invisalign®, we analyse the initial condition of your teeth with digital impressions, X-rays and photographs during your first appointment.

    This preparation will produce a tailored treatment and cost schedule for you to consider. It includes the probable duration of this therapy (very dependent on the initial condition of your teeth as presented) and we discuss with you all what this procedure will entail. Please note that the usual duration of this therapy is between three months and two years but rest assured that the Invisalign® splints are virtually invisible so you can continue your daily life in complete comfort and confidence.

    The plastic splint forming the Invisalign® appliance is cut to fit your gum line exactly so you can wear these clear aligners with ease. Your dentist will advise that they should use them for around 22 hours per day but you can remove them when eating or brushing your teeth.

    How long does Invisalign® take to work?

    Please note that the usual duration of Invisalign® therapy is between three months and two years. Your orthodontist will be able to offer a more exact timeframe for your individual case during your initial consultation.

    Is Invisalign® braces?

    Technically, Invisalign® aren’t “invisible braces” but invisible aligners. Invisalign aligners are different from traditional braces in that they can be taken out to eat, though they do still need to be worn 20-22 hours a day. Invisalign aligners also mean that it’s much easier to brush and floss your teeth compared to wearing a traditional brace. Invisalign® are most commonly known as “adult braces” due to their increased popularity amongst adults who might be more self-conscious about having to wear braces in the workplace.

    How does Invisalign® work?

    The Invisalign® system creates a set of virtually invisible and removable plastic trays (aligners or sometimes called splints) which are manufactured on a bespoke basis to provide a perfect fit over a patient’s teeth at every stage of the treatment process. The secret is the gradual and gentle pressure exerted by the clear aligners to shift the teeth into their correct position guided by the exact movements planned out by your dentist or orthodontist.

    Does Invisalign® work?

    Did you know that more than 8 million dental patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign ® therapy?

    We would be delighted to show you a selection of before and after images of patients by video who have successfully completed their Invisalign® therapy with us and are now enjoying the results of having achieved the smile of their dreams.

    Can Invisalign® fix an overbite?

    An overbite is one of the dental conditions which can be successfully treated using Invisalign®.

    Does Invisalign® hurt?

    It can cause some mild discomfort. If you have concerns regarding pain or discomfort levels which you may experience when using the Invisalign ® system, please raise them with your orthodontist at your next check-up here at the dental practice in central London.

    Is Invisalign® worth it?

    If you are experiencing modest to medium-level orthodontic dental conditions (as previously described) with your teeth, then Invisalign® treatment is indeed an excellent option for your consideration if you wish to pursue the perfect smile you have always wanted.

    If you are experiencing a severe or complex dental condition you may wish to consult with your orthodontist and/or dentist to assess whether fixed braces or perhaps a surgical dental treatment may be more effective to straighten your teeth and so restore your smile, personal comfort and confidence. Ultimately, the value of the orthodontic treatment depends on your personal circumstances such as budget, oral health and lifestyle.

    How do you clean your Invisalign®?

    The creation and maintenance of a good oral hygiene regime are essential for both the care of your natural teeth and your Invisalign® appliance during your treatment.

    Brush and floss your natural teeth as normal in addition to keeping a dedicated soft-bristled brush and toothpaste on hand to clean your Invisalign® tooth aligner with luke-warm water on a twice-daily basis as part of your normal dental care routine.

    Can you get Invisalign® on the NHS?

    It is not usual to receive Invisalign® therapy on the NHS. A typical dental brace is available on a set fee band within the NHS treatment portfolio but the option available tends to be the traditional braces of the metal variety.

    What does Invisalign® look like?

    The Invisalign® tooth aligners are virtually invisible (transparent splints or trays) so even as an adult you can wear them discreetly on a daily basis. This is why Invisalign® is often a more popular choice compared to a typical brace. They are made from a strong, medical grade thermoplastic material, unique to the Invisalign® system and custom-made to ensure a perfect fit for you.

    Can you smoke with Invisalign®?

    We would advise caution as the act of smoking may adversely impact both the effectiveness of the Invisalign® tooth aligners and their discreet aesthetic appearance. Potential staining and discolouration of the appliance may occur as well as the risk of misshaping the bespoke fit of the thermoplastic material via the application of extreme heat present in a lit cigarette. Our orthodontic team will almost always recommend patients to try to give up smoking before investing time and money in the Invisalign® system.

    Can you eat or drink with Invisalign®?

    We would advise that your Invisalign® tooth aligners are removed when you are eating, drinking, brushing and flossing to maintain their hygienic condition and so encourage your daily use of this appliance.

    What are invisible braces?

    ‘Invisible braces’ is a phrase sometimes used to describe the Invisalign® system and refers to a form of orthodontic treatment like braces or aligners that is not as clearly visible as something like traditional braces. Clear aligners like Invisalign® are made from transparent plastic and as such are barely visible when in place. More and more adults are seeking out invisible braces as an alternative to normal braces due to this discreet appearance.

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