What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the movement of teeth. Most orthodontics is carried out in adolescents when the face and jaw bones are still moving. If it is carried out at the right time, some significant rearrangements of jaw relationship can be achieved and it may be possible to realign without the removal of teeth.
Teeth can be moved, however, at any age. The selection of a system depends on the degree of crowding, the function and the individual patient’s perception or acceptance of the irregularity. Some patients are happy to accept minor irregularity while others want absolute symmetry.
Many adults however would like a smaller amount of realignment of just the front teeth.
What is Invisalign®
Invisalign® is a modern approach to straightening teeth – 3 million patients have chosen Invisalign.
Custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements Paul, your orthodontist plans out for you.
There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people will not even notice you are straightening your teeth.
How does Invisalign®work?
You wear each set of aligners for approximately 2 weeks, only removing them to eat, drink, brush and floss.
As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until your teeth have straightened to the final position which Paul will prescribe. Invisalign uses a computer database every step of the way, and are able to put their knowledge of their 3 million previous cases to good use by advising on the best treatment plans in any given situation.
You will visit the practice approximately every 6 weeks to ensure your treatment is progressing as planned.
How long will the treatment take?
On average treatment will be between 8 – 10 months with approximately 11 – 30 aligners being worn during this time.
What is the cost?
We offer an initial FREE consultation where Paul will discuss your needs and explain what is and what is not possible to ensure that you will be happy with your great new smile. Paul has personally treated over 2,000 patients since 2002, his postgraduate research and published papers are based on the Invisalign technique
As the largest single UK provider of Invisalign we receive a massive 40% price reduction, which we pass on to you. With prices starting at less than the cost of a daily large latte coffee* surely you are worth it.
We quote a fixed price of £2,800 which includes everything you need, we do not believe in quoting a price only for this to escalate by adding the additional sundries that are required.
What is included in the cost of treatment?
- Free consultation
- X rays
- Study models as required
- Clincheck computerised treatment planning
- Scale and polish of your teeth
- Genuine Invisalign® aligners
- Refinement Invisalign® aligners as needed to ‘fine tune’ the teeth
- Repairs to chipped or worn anterior teeth that are visible in your smile as needed
- One set of retainers for your teeth and two spare sets of retainers
- Tooth whitening with Zoom Nitewhite (limit applies)
- Supervision of retention for one year after active treatment
Due to the demand of our patients, of whom many travel many miles, Paul has extended his hours on Saturdays and also offers some weekday early evenings to ensure convenience for our patients.
A smile often needs a number of little details nudged in the right direction to become a truly great smile. For instance, orthodontics can make teeth straight, but it can’t make a small tooth larger, or a dark tooth lighter. We may need to add a little porcelain to the occasional tooth or change the shape of a tooth that is too prominent.
What payment methods do you offer?
We are able to offer affordable ‘Interest Free’ credit for a period of up to 18 months. So for less than £2.70** a day surely you are worth it , you can be on your way to beautiful straight teeth, providing you with the confidence to smile once again. Just click here to find out more
All major credit and debit cards accepted as well as cash and cheques.
* cost of a large latte coffee may vary
**Subject to status, terms and conditions apply – Cash price of treatment £2,800, patient deposit of £1,350 leaving £1,450 repayable over 18 monthly payments of £80.55 with 0% finance – total amount repaid £2,800.