Posted by: Jodie Blades Diploma Level 3 in Dental Nursing
Medically reviewed by: Dr Anthony Lam BDS (Hons), MSc (Lond), MOrth RCS (Edin) Specialist Orthodontist and Clinical Lecturer at Guy's Hospital, London.
If you have social media you’ll no doubt have seen the many adverts promoting; Clear aligners, invisible braces, fast braces etc. Well Invisalign is the original clear aligner that these other braces are trying to replicate!
Invisalign is a virtually invisible aligner system to improve your smile; it’s a series of clear plastic removable aligners, no wires, no brackets which makes them comfortable and extremely hard to notice.
The difference with Invisalign is; Your treatment and progress is closely monitored by a real life Orthodontist! Invisalign clear aligners are made of SmartTrack material, which provides greater than 75% improvement in overall tooth movement predictability. Each aligner change is a small step towards your big transformation, moving your teeth comfortably, efficiently and most importantly, safely!
There have been a number of concerns raised regarding copycat style aligners that are essentially DIY Orthodontic treatments. Don’t be fooled by their celebrity endorsements and fancy adverts, clear aligners that have little to know Orthodontic check ups are not safe! Make the right choice for your teeth!
Before you even start treatment with us at Orthodontic Gallery you’ll already be feeling confident about the journey! That’s because we are recognised “Diamond Apex Providers”. Invisalign Providers are tiered by how many beautiful smiles they have created and we are extremely proud of our Diamond Apex status! The newest and highest level a clinician can be awarded!
Our iTero® Scanner is the latest in digital orthodontic technology. Allowing you to see an instant simulation of your potential results! Our iTero appointments are Free, with No Obligation to begin treatment! By starting your Orthodontic journey this way you will also be able to begin treatment faster, than if you were to have traditional impressions taken.
The next step after you iTero Scan is a Specialist Orthodontic Assessment. This allows Our Specialist Orthodontist to check your clinical suitability for Invisalign treatment. If you are a suitable candidate, they will examine your smile; take accurate measurements of your teeth, bite, crowding and jaws. Take a full series of clinical photos and large X-ray of all of your teeth and jaws.
Your Orthodontist will also carry out a thorough consultation to discuss any concerns you may have and your treatment expectations. They will make their recommendations and go through all of your treatment options. You will receive a treatment plan, tailored to you, recapping your options and the associated fees and information on our payment options.
We are experts in Invisalign – did we mention we are Diamond Apex Providers! Your Specialist Orthodontist designs a precise treatment plan specifically for you, our experience and expertise means you can be confident in your treatment and your result. Invisalign then creates a video that maps out your entire Invisalign treatment journey. You literally see your teeth move from their current position to the expected finished result.
At this stage we will know how many aligners you’ll need, how long it will take and what treatment extras you will require and when they are required.
We welcome your input at this stage and your orthodontist will discuss your treatment plan with you and confirm if you are happy to proceed. Only once you’re happy with how your treatment will proceed will we ask Invisalign to create your SmartTrack Aligners.
Your iTero Scan is Free! Your Specialist Orthodontic Assessment is needed before you can begin treatment; this appointment costs £150.
Everything, from your ClinCheck and your aligner fit to a finished result is all included in your final cost of treatment! If your treatment is longer than the estimated time, you will not incur any additional fees to get you to your finished result.
We also include two whole years of aftercare with review appointments after 3, 6, and 9 months to help protect your investment and to help keep your smile straight.
We offer a range of Invisalign treatment options, but the most prescribed level of treatment is Upper and Lower Invisalign, plus Debond including fixed bonded and removable retainers for £3825.
We offer a range of finance options – use our finance calculator.
At Orthodontic Gallery we encourage all of our patients to take some time to consider their options before making a final decision. By offering free iTero Scans and Free Consultations with our treatment coordinators with no obligation, we can be sure that you are happy and have all the information you need to make the right choice for you!