The Invisalign orthodontic treatment is a highly advanced system that by combining 3D-scanning and 3D-printer and artificial intelligence technologies, it produces a series of clear plastic aligners which can move teeth with various complexity and conditions into an aesthetically pleasing aligned position. Invisalign aligners, some people referring to them as clear braces, by straightening teeth improves the function of the teeth and makes maintaining a good oral health much easier.
Invisalign clear aligner system, and other similar clear brace technologies such as SureSmileR, is referred to as a Short Term Orthodontic System that rapidly move teeth with a high degree of predictability and safety. These systems are designed to be provided by both general dental practitioners and specialist orthodontists.
At Bayswater Dental Clinic, we have an experienced and leading team of Diamond Invisalign Providers that are proud to provide this orthodontic treatment to our patients in London and beyond. In addition, we also proudly provide SureSmileR orthodontic treatment to our patient.
Call us today020 7229 4627
First, the records of a patient are taken which includes a 3D-scan of the teeth, some photographs and an X-ray. Using the advanced artificial intelligence computer technology that has gained knowledge from millions of people already treated with Invisalign, in combination with orthodontic sciences, InvisalignⓇ produce a 3D-computer graphics, known as Clincheck VideoR. This animation video demonstrates the teeth movement at and allows the patient to see what can be expected to achieve by the end of the treatment.
From this graphics and using 3D-printing technology, a series of precisely fitting aligners are made. Wearing each set of aligner moves the teeth by a specific amount into the planned position, and preparing them for the next set of aligners as demonstrated in the Clincheck VideoR. The more the tooth movement needed and the higher the complexity, the bigger the number of aligners needed to achieve the final result.
Free Invisalign Consultation
The Invisalign Moderate is the latest advanced, precise and easy to use aligner system for adult patient that is introduced by Invisalign technology.
The complexity of the misaligned teeth and the type of the teeth movement needed, determines the number of aligners required to complete a course of Invisalign treatment. The higher the number of aligners needed means the longer it takes to finish the Invisalign treatment and therefore the higher the cost for the patients. InvisalignⓇ categorises its services into the following groups now:
Whereas before, if a case of Invisalign treatment needed 15 aligners to achieve the best result (ie 1 aligner more than 14 in Lite option), it would have been categorised as Invisalign Comprehensive and hence a much higher cost to the patient than the Lite option. Now with Invisalign Moderate, which includes up to 20 aligners, we can treat patient at a lower cost than Invisalign Comprehensive option.
Like any other dental treatment, the cost of Invisalign treatment varies in different dental clinics. As a guide, for the cost of Invisalign Treatment is affected by the complexity of the case, the number of aligners needed to finish a course of treatment and the number of visits and length of time it takes to reach a satisfactory outcome.
There are many dental appointments needed before a Invisalign course is completed. For the convenience of Bayswater Dental Clinic Invisalign patients, which is located in central London, we have introduced fixed fee special offer packages for some of the Invisalign treatment we offer. This makes it easier for the patients to know what costs of Invisalign are involved and it clarifies it better for our patients. So they can plan their finance with more certainty.
In order to help our patients, we have introduced 3 different ways to pay for your Invisalign treatment, at Bayswater Dental Clinic.
After the Invisalign procedure begins, the patient must pay the following fees:
Depending on the Invisalign package, the cost of the 3rd payments will vary;
As an example, the following represents a typical monthly cost for an 18-month application:
Patients can take advantage of a 5% discount on the total treatment cost if they pay the total amount upfront.
In our special offer Invisalign pachages, there are some treatment fees that are not included if they are needed.
Although clear retainer braces and clear aligner braces may look the same as both are made from clear plastics, but fundamentally, they differ from each other enormously. Retainers only aim to keep teeth in their positon and they cannot move teeth, whereas clear aligners move teeth in the jaw bone and change their position. A clear retainer brace is a static device and in contrast, a clear aligner brace is a dynamic device.
An example of this is the difference in Invisalign Vivera RetainersR and Invisalign Aligners. They are both made from similar clear plastics, but Invisalign Aligners are used during a course of treatment to allow movement of the teeth by regularly changing them into a new set of aligners till the last aligner is used. Vivera Retainers, on the other hand are used to retain teeth in their positon once a course of Invisalign treatment or any other orthodontic treatment is finished with the aim of reducing the risk of teeth moving.
Another form of clear plastic retainers are Essix retainers that, similar to Vivera RetainersR, are removable and therefore are used only at night time only.
Fixed retainers which come in a form of wire or an orthodontic chain that are glued to the back of the top and bottom front teeth are an alternative form of retainers. As their name implies, there are not removable and, therefore, they are fixed to the teeth. They have the advantage that they are there all the time but have the disadvantage that only cover the front 4-6 teeth usually and the other teeth have no retention. Another disadvantage of fixed retainers is that they increase plaque retention.
InvisalignⓇ Technology Indicate that its system, referred to as short term orthodontic treatment, is suitable for correction of mild bite problems and straightening of the teeth. It can be used for the correction of many conditions as listed below.
There is a fee of £350 for top and bottom fixed retainers if recommended by the dentist in addition to Vivera retainers to further reduce the risk of teeth moving again and patient wish to consider it. They are orthodontic chain or a wire that is glued to the back of top and bottom 4-6 teeth with the aim of reducing the risk of teeth moving again.
It is now claimed by InvisalignⓇ that any orthodontic case treated by conventional orthodontic braces and wires can also be treated by Invisalign aligners. SureSmileR which is also another short term orthodontic system using clear aligner system, has the same claim and in many ways it can even be more effective and capable than Invisalign aligners in straightening the teeth as it was originally designed to be used only by orthodontist, hence being one the most advanced clear aligner technology.
In practice, however, in our experience we have noticed where straightening of the teeth can be achieved by means of tilting and back and forth movement of the teeth crown, sort term orthodontic treatments like InvisalignⓇ are ideal and work faster than orthodontic braces and wires with predictable outcome. On the other hand where bodily movement of the teeth are needed, which is when the root of the teeth need to have substantial movement in the jaw bone, or large extrusion of the teeth are needed for alignment, conventional metal or ceramic braces and wires can be more efficient and faster with better predictability of the treatment outcome. Where substantial bodily movement of the teeth are needed, therefore, braces not only are faster and treatment finishes quicker, but also it is less expensive that aligner systems as it takes less time to complete the treatment with better predictability.