What does Invisalign ® Include?
Posted by: Jodie Blades Diploma Level 3 in Dental Nursing
Medically reviewed by: Dr Anthony Lam BDS (Hons), MSc (Lond), MOrth RCS (Edin)
Your Invisalign treatment will begin with a Specialist Orthodontic consultation. We ask for the £60 consultation fee to be paid when booking to secure your appointment. This is fully refundable if you let us know you can’t make it within 24 hours.
During your consultation we’ll examine your smile; take some photos and large X-ray of all of your teeth and jaws, and spend some time getting to understand your concerns and your expectations.
Our specialist orthodontist will then make their recommendations and go through all of your treatment options. You’ll also receive a personalised treatment plan recapping your options and the associated fees and information on our payment options, including interest-free finance.
What does the Invisalign® cost include?
Everything, from your initial records appointment to a finished result that you are delighted with and then some. We’ll also include two whole years of aftercare with review appointments after 3, 6, 6 and 9 months to help protect your investment and to help keep your smile straight.
What’s an Invisalign ® ClinCheck?
Invisalign is not a one size fits all.
Your Specialist Orthodontist designs a precise treatment plan specifically for you. Invisalign then create a brilliant video that maps your entire Invisalign treatment journey. You can literally see your teeth move from your current position to the expected finished result.
We’ll know how many aligners you’ll need, how long it will take and what treatment extras you will require and at what stage of your treatment.
We welcome your input at this stage and our orthodontist will sit with you and confirm that you are happy with the treatment plan Invisalign has created for you. Only once you’re happy with how your treatment will proceed will we ask Invisalign to create your SmartTrack Aligners.
What are SmartTrack® Aligners?
When it comes to your smile, precision and predictability are crucial for a comfortable and efficient experience. 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 and efficiently towards their final position
Check-ups and adjustments
All of your check-up appointments are included in the cost of your Invisalign treatment. After we’ve fitted your Invisalign aligners, we’ll see you approximately every 6 to 8 weeks to check that your treatment is Tracking and to carry out the adjustments decided in your ClinCheck Treatment Plan.
And if your Specialist Orthodontist advises that you are suitable to change your aligners every week rather than every two weeks, you could achieve your new smile in as little as 3 months, that’s up to 50% faster than before!
Invisalign ® attachments and IPR
Invisalign attachments are tooth-coloured precision handles, which allow the SmartTrack aligners to lift, twist, pull and push your teeth with much finer detail than ever before. We may need to fit these attachments from the very beginning or they may be added During Invisalign treatment. It’s a simple procedure and they’re polished off with easily and safely.
Most patients also need some interproximal reduction (IPR) before or during treatment, to ensure the best possible result. This involves removing very small amounts of enamel from in between your teeth with a polishing disc or strip, helping to create more space. It’s a very safe and painless treatment not dissimilar to filing a nail.
We always hope that your treatment will be without a problem, but we understand that life happens! The most common Invisalign Emergency is lost aligners or attachments pinging off.
If this happens don’t panic, give us a call and we’ll advise you whether you need to wear the next aligner or the previous one until we can get a replacement for you.
If an attachment has fallen off then call us and we’ll try and squeeze you in so that you can continue your treatment seamlessly at no extra cost.
Invisalign treatment would be nothing without your retainers, as almost all teeth will relapse if you do not wear them.
All of our treatment quotes make clear the cost of removable Essix retainers (which look a lot like Invisalign aligners). But, we also have the option for you to add fixed retainers too. These are little wires that get fixed to the back your front 4 or 6 teeth for extra peace of mind. Retainers should be worn for as long as you wish to keep your smile straight and because we want to protect your investment as much as you do, we include the cost of review appointments to monitor your retainer wear for 24months!
What doesn’t Invisalign ® treatment costs include?
Before we can start any kind of orthodontic treatment, you need to be dentally fit. If you haven’t seen a general dentist in a while then we would advise you have a checkup. We’re more than happy to see you here as a general patient if you don’t have your own dentist. If you need any treatments for tooth decay or gum disease, for example, these will be quoted and charged for separately.
We usually ask patients to see a hygienist before and during orthodontic treatment as happy health clean teeth move a lot more freely. Therefore, we offer a 3 for 2 on hygiene appointment for our orthodontic patients; these can be incorporated and financed with your total treatment fee.