FAQ

Invisalign®

How much is Invisalign ?

This is often the most common question and is obviously an important factor for many patients! Invisalign is an amazing product which can be used for the simplest cases all the way to very complex cases.

As such the price is not fixed as a patient can need as little as 5 aligners (plastic braces) or over 50 aligners!

So there is a price range for treatment and it can be from as little as £1500 rising to £4,500 with various levels in between.

I can tell you from past analysis of our patients over the last year, the average cost to a patient is £2,500.

This amount can be paid in a number of ways including upfront payment, regular amounts or monthly installments with finance available.

So why not book in now at the Fold Dentistry for your complimentary consultation.

How long does Invisalign take ?

The length of your treatment is an important factor to consider.

We get asked this question by the majority of our patients “How long does Invisalign treatment take ?” and the answer is dictated by 2 factors.

  • The first being that it depends on how complex of a case you have.
  • How disciplined you are with wearing your aligners.

Your dentist will be able to advise a realistic timeframe to achieve the end result once they have assessed you.  On average for an adult, you would be looking at 12 months but again this can be less or more depending on how complex your particular case is.  However, you should start seeing results within a matter of weeks.

How does Invisalign work ?

Invisalign® is quite a simple process in terms of how it works.

For more details follow one of these links explaining What is Invisalign and How it Works

How noticeable are Invisalign ?

In times gone by braces were fitted using a grey metal structure that attached to the individual teeth however unlike braces, Invisalign clear aligners are removable and virtually invisible. Invisalign aligners are created using groundbreaking material that is clear in appearance.

There are no wires and brackets, so you don’t need to change the way you brush and floss. And, you can continue to eat all your favorite foods.

Does Invisalign work ?

Invisalign® is an amazing product and can be used to treat a whole host of problems and it clearly works!

To date over 5 million people have had their smiles changed with Invisalign. As a company Invisalign is constantly changing and improving spending millions of pounds on research and development.

So the Invisalign of today is massively improved on the Invisalign of 5 or 10 years ago.

At the Fold Dentistry, we offer all patients a complimentary consultation where we use our state of the iTero machine to scan your teeth instead of gloopy impressions. Then we can show you on the screen how your teeth could look after Invisalign treatment.

It is painless, quick and you can leave with a short movie showing how your teeth could look after straightening and all of this is free of charge!

How many hours a day do you wear Invisalign ?

The simple answer is ALL OF THE TIME! You only take it out to eat, drink, brush and floss!

So on average, it should be 20-22 hours a day.

If the brace is not in your mouth it is not working and the more you wear the aligner, the quicker and more predictable your treatment will be.

Does the first Invisalign tray do anything ?

Yes, every aligner has been computer designed using advanced algorithms to move your teeth gently from the first aligner all the way to the last aligner!