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What Parents Need to Know About Invisalign

Invisalign First is designed to help moving and emerging teeth find their correct position and alignment. Invisalign Teens works to reposition teeth that have been pushed and forced into misalignment. 

So whatever your child’s bite problem, whether it’s crooked teeth or overbites, Invisalign uses SmartTrack materials to apply the right amount of pressure, at the right time, removing the need for brackets or wires.

Movement that’s 75% more predictable

Invisalign uses removable clear aligners that mean your teenage or child can enjoy the activities and day-to-day tasks without being held back by a mouth full of metal.

Book a consultation with Platinum accredited Invisalign dentists here.

Discovering if you are suitable or not

Invisalign is really great, but with the same as any procedure it has its limitations, for example, it cannot move teeth up and down. Find out if your child qualifies with the information outlined here.

Do they have any of the below oral states and conditions?

invisalign first malocclussion cases

To ensure that alignment technology works flawlessly and without any hiccups, there are various systems of Invisalign targeted at different age groups to treat different concerns.

For example, growing mouths are forever changing and moving, so their type of Invisalign will vary slightly to the more powerful force that certain adults and teenagers will undergo to move difficult bites.

See: All treatable cases.

Invisalign First: For ages 6-10

Costs start from £2,500

  • Fixes overbites
  • Corrects crooked teeth and overcrowding
  • Closes gaps up to 6mm

This Invisalign system can be used to align erupted teeth, permanent dentition, and baby or milk teeth.

Specifically designed for younger and changing mouths, Invisalign First addresses oral conditions often found in younger patients like gaps that aim to help teeth find their correct alignment right from the get-go.

Invisalign Teen: For ages 11-17

Costs begin from £3,000

  • Class II malloclussions
  • Complex bite problems like overbites and underbites
  • Eliminate gaps

Popular amongst teenagers as it allows them to avoid the stigma surrounding metal braces.

We know how stressful life can be for a teenager without having to contribute to low self-esteem issues surrounding their smile and teeth.

Invisalign Teen is easy to wear, hardly noticeable and provides a greater level of comfort.

Invisalign/Invisalign Go: For ages 18+

Prices begin from £2,500

  • Invisalign Go for Class I malocclusions
  • Invisalign Full for Class II maloclussions

When it comes to brace systems, no age is ever too old (we’ve even prescribed Invisalign for patients in their 50s). Because of its discreet properties, Invisalign is a lot more popular amongst young working professionals – with one in three patients being over the age of 18.

Invisalign Go is designed for very small and minor oral conditions like gaps and slight overcrowding. Much faster than other systems, Invisalign Go treatment can be completed in just three months.

Our Invisalign consultation is the perfect place to start where you can truly identify if your child qualifies for the treatment.

As Platinum Providers of Invisalign, we are part of a rare and few elite orthodontists who have treated the most Invisalign cases in Europe (often in the hundreds).

This means that we hardly ever turn cases away because we have the knowledge and experience to treat even the most complex of cases.

You can trust that we can achieve amazing results! Read Invisalign reviews.

invisalign before and after photos

View Invisalign costs here.

Clinically proven to work

Why choose Invisalign over other traditional tooth straightening methods?

  • Invisalign is removable: Can be taken out to eat, drink, brush and floss – this means that teeth can remain healthy and free from harmful bacterias that cause decay and infections.
  • Invisalign is virtually undetectable: Many of our patients have commented that their aligners were hardly noticed by others, meaning they could carry out their treatment privately and without the stigma surrounding alignment procedures.
  • Invisalign is not painful or uncomfortable: Invisalign uses a series of aligners and trays that aim to straighten teeth gradually. Some slight discomfort can be felt when swapping a new set but is nothing compared to having brackets tightened.
  • Invisalign actually works! Invisalign is effective at reversing troublesome and complex misalignments. The SmartTrack material is clinically proven to improve how the tooth moves, meaning it outperforms any other clear aligner available to buy today.

Beautiful smiles that are never hidden

See: Invisalign vs traditional braces.

Designed to not disturb

  • invisalign for childrenEat freely
  • Keep up with regular oral hygiene routines
  • No need to change eating habits
  • Aligners can be removed to eat (but must be cleaned)
  • 22 hours a day of pain-free wear time
  • Take part in activities like playing musical instruments or sport with no change
  • Custom-made to your child’s mouth to encourage precise and accurate movement
  • Results visible in just a few weeks

Fitting perfectly into your schedule

State-of-the-art treatment planning and tools mean children and teenagers can complete their treatment much faster than other systems and can get started today without any delay.

All it takes is three easy steps

Three steps forward, no more steps back

In just a few simple stages, you’re all set and ready to complete your treatment in private.

  1. We will confirm that your child qualifies and is eligible for treatment, after taking 3D images of the teeth, we will use these records to create a specific ClinCheck 3D treatment plan, which will be sent to Invisalign as a guide to make your bespoke aligners.
  2. These aligners will be shipped back to our dental studio within 2-3 weeks and then we will invite you in to receive them! You’ll have your first few sets, which will be swapped, changed, and managed at home.
  3. You’ll get to still see us occasionally, where we will schedule appointments to provide you with your next stage of aligners as well as managing your progress and checking how the procedure is working. All our appointments are included in the cost.

See the Invisalign process here.

Step into the future, start your journey

Since its first launch in 1998, Invisalign has advanced from fixing minor issues to bigger bite problems and class 2 malocclusions.

We can sit here all day no problem and tell you how great Invisalign is, but it’s your choice to decide whether it will be the right fit for your budget and child.

We’ll be here when you are ready. Call us on 020 8224 7562.

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