Invisalign (Clear Aligners), is invisible orthodontic system using a wide range of discreet appliances. Generally clear positioners are used that are thin and medical grade plastic.
Clear aligners are a discrete orthodontic solution, since they are made from a transparent material and are virtually invisible. However, being easily removable they also offer flexibility, since they can be taken out during an important meeting or date. Moreover, the aligners have to be removed while eating, which means that the patient will be able to enjoy a meal without any discomfort. Clear Aligners are a modern, affordable, quick and discrete orthodontic technology. It can be chosen to tackle common dental conditions such as crowding, overbite, crossbite, underbite and spaces between teeth. Clear Aligners are a collection of removable thin see-through positioners that are worn by the patient to apply gentle pressure on the incorrectly positioned teeth and move them to the desirable position over time.
Clear Aligner treatment can be complemented by a specially designed whitening gel that is applied by the dentist and the patient to successfully get rid of stains.
The advantages available to patients using Clear Aligners include discreteness, flexibility when needed and individual design, since they are adapted to a particular patient’s dental structure. Moreover, in contrast to conventional metal braces, they do not cause irritation to the tissues of the mouth. The patient can brush, floss and eat as usual, since Clear Aligners are removed during the process. This is also a way to achieve easier and more effective dental hygiene.
The price of Clear Aligner treatment depends on many determining factors. However, it is estimated that the cost of the full treatment should be around £1200-£3500. A more accurate estimation of the fees can be given by the dentist during the initial examination.