Invisalign

Invisalign Liverpool

CLEAR BRACES CUSTOM MADE TO STRAIGHTEN YOUR TEETH

Invisalign treatment is a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth. Every aligner is custom made for you and carefully supervised by your dentist to ensure the very best results for you.

Discover a more discreet orthodontic treatment, to boost your confidence and put a smile on your face.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that uses clear, custom-made aligners to gradually straighten teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and can be easily removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. 

The treatment involves a series of aligners that are changed approximately every two weeks to shift the teeth into their desired positions, providing a more discreet and convenient alternative to traditional braces for achieving a straighter smile.

Invisalign

Benefits of Invisalign

  • Virtually invisible
  • Custom made applicances
  • Changes carefully monitored by your dentist

From a scan of your teeth we use advanced 3D computer-imaging technology. Invisalign shows you your complete treatment plan based on your Invisalign Provider’s prescription, from the initial position of your teeth towards the final desired position. Then a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth to move them little by little.

Invisalign Before and After

The best way to see the benefits of Invisalign is to see the results for yourself. Here are some before and after photos of Invisalign treatment through our own orthodontic services. It shows drastic transformation Invisalign was able to achieve to the top and bottom teeth of one of our patients.

Photo credit: Dr Marie-Louise Duthie

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the Invisalign treatment take?

The time your Invisalign treatment takes depends on the complexity of the treatment, and is generally comparable to that of traditional braces. It can usually be completed within 12 to 18 months but will vary cases by case. During your consultation, your Invisalign Provider can give you more detailed information.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign aligners move teeth through a series of carefully controlled movements. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign treatment not only controls the amount of movement that each aligner delivers, but also the timing of the movement. So, at each stage, only certain teeth can move, following the Invisalign treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force delivery system.

How much does Invisalign cost?

As with other types of orthodontic treatment, the cost of Invisalign treatment depends on the complexity of your teeth straightening issue and your course of treatment. We can’t speak for the UK, however, the current prices at our Liverpool orthodontists start from £3995.

Finance options are available including 0% interest up to 12 Months.

Can you get Invisalign Through the NHS?

In general, Invisalign treatment is not available through the NHS. However, there may be exceptions in cases where there are functional or medical reasons for needing orthodontic treatment, so it’s best to consult with one of our orthodontists and enquire about the specific options available to you.

Is Invisalign a good option for straightening teeth?

For a discrete option for straightening teeth, Invisalign clear aligners is a great choice. Invisalign is ideal for treating moderate crowding of front teeth. For more complex cases, traditional braces may be a more effective option. Your dentist will be able to advise on which choice is best for you.

What can Invisalign help with?

Invisalign can treat a number of orthodontic issues including:

– Crooked teeth
– Gaps in Teeth
– Overbites
– Underbites
– Crossbites
– Open bites
– Crowded Teeth

Does Invisalign hurt?

When beginning treatment, some patients may experience minor discomfort during the first week. Pain experienced will depend on your pain tolerance. For some they won’t experience any pain at all.

Any discomfort felt is due to the treatment gradually straightening your teeth alignment and should be temporary, disappearing after the first week. Any discomfort is usually felt in your teeth or jaw and you can take painkillers to ease it. Any discomfort should not interfere with your daily activities and we recommend that you contact your dentist if you experience any bleeding, hot or cold sensitivity, or swelling.

Does Invisalign work?

Invisalign is a proven and effective way to realign teeth and correct a number of dental issues. It’s important that aligners are worn as advised by your dentist to ensure the best results are achieved in the shortest time.

Can I get Invisalign if I've had braces before?

Yes, you can usually get Invisalign after having braces. It’s important for your dentist to first assess your teeth to determine if it’s the most suitable option for your smile. Many adults choose Invisalign to address misalignment issues that arose due to not wearing retainers after braces. In some instances, the misalignment may even be comparable to before they had braces. Thankfully, Invisalign is a discrete method to correct these issues.

Why choose Invisalign?

There are a number of advantages to choosing Invisalign over traditional braces. Benefits include:

– Easier to keep clean: With traditional braces, sometimes it can be difficult to keep them clean as food can get stuck in hard to reach areas. If not cleaned, this can result in poor dental hygiene and lead to cavities and other issues. Invisalign aligners are removable so you eat and drink without them in allowing you to thoroughly brush your teeth afterwards without having to work around wires. Being able to brush and floss without restrictions can help protect your oral health.

– More comfortable: Traditional braces can be a bit painful after each appointment when they are adjusted by your orthodontist but with Invisalign aligners, you won’t need to worry about this and may only experience minor tightness initially when you put in a new set of aligners. They don’t have any sharp edges either which can irritate your gums.

– Virtually Invisible: One of the biggest advantages to Invisalign clear aligners is that they are discrete and very hard to see when worn. Traditional braces are much more obvious and some people can feel self conscious having them on their teeth.

Fewer Trips to the Orthodontist: Traditional braces require regular trips to your orthodontist to get them adjusted. With Invisalign, you’re given multiple sets of aligners that are to be changed on a specific date set out by your dentist. You will still have routine orthodontist appointments to monitor your progress but they are far less frequent compared to the 4-8 weeks traditional braces require.

– Fewer Food Restrictions: When you have traditional braces, there are certain foods and drinks your orthodontist will recommend you avoid as they can damage brackets and wires. With Invisalign, you take your aligners out to eat and drink meaning there are fewer restrictions. If you have fitted attachments as part of your Invisalign treatment, you may be told to avoid certain foods.

– No Discoloration: People with traditional braces can sometimes experience slight discoloration on their teeth where the brackets were located if they regularly consume foods or drinks that have the risk of staining. Invisalign completely eliminates the chance of this happening as there are no brackets and the aligners are taken out while eating or drinking anything.

Are there any disadvantages to Invisalign?

As with any treatment, there are usually pros and cons to consider. The first time you try your Invisalign aligners, you may feel a little awkward speaking and struggle to pronounce certain words. Majority of people usually adapt within the first few days and any speech issues resolve within a week. During the first week, it’s beneficial to practise speaking with your aligners, by reading out loud to yourself for a few minutes a day.

Invisalign is unable to correct all types of teeth and bite issues so in some cases, traditional braces will be more effective. Your orthodontist will be able to recommend which treatment method is best for you. In most situations, either braces or Invisalign will be able to correct any issues.

What happens at the end of my Invisalign treatment?

After your Invisalign treatment has ended, you will need to wear a retainer regularly to help hold your teeth in place. Retainers are essential after any type of teeth straightening treatment, including Invisalign. They play a crucial role in preventing your teeth from reverting to their previous positions by maintaining their alignment while your jawbone restores itself. Failing to wear a retainer after completing Invisalign treatment can compromise the results and impact the appearance of your teeth.

Are Invisalign or braces better?

Invisalign and traditional braces are both effective treatment options for straightening teeth and enhancing your smile and oral health.

Invisalign tends to be more effective in correcting moderate crowding of front teeth while traditional braces are often preferred for tackling more severe orthodontic issues. Your dentist will be able to advise you on which option is right for you.

Can Invisalign fix gaps?

Yes, Invisalign is an extremely popular treatment to close gaps that someone may have in their front teeth. The process can vary depending on the cause of the gap, how big it is and where it’s located.

In cases where someone has a big gap in their front teeth, Invisalign clear aligners may also be used with bonding or veneers to fully close the gap.

Can Invisalign fix an overbite?

Invisalign aligners can correct an overbite or deep bite by moving the teeth into their correct alignment. Treatment time usually takes around 12 to 24 months, but will vary case by case.

Can I have Invisalign with dental implants?

Invisalign works perfectly well with dental implants in most cases and is a great combination to improve your smile. You can get Invisalign at any time during your dental implant treatment so it doesn’t matter whether it’s before, during or after. There will be some cases where it’s not suitable but your dentist will be able to advise you on what your options are.

Can you eat and drink with Invisalign?

Because you take your Invisalign aligners out to eat and drink, you may not need to eliminate anything from your diet. If you happen to forget to remove your aligners while eating or drinking, you run the risk of damaging or staining them so it’s important to try not to forget. Food and drink that can damage aligners include:

– Cold or room temperature water is the only liquid that will not stain or damage your aligners so it’s ok to drink this with them in but for anything else, you should be removing your aligners. Food and drink to potentially avoid with Invisalign are:

– Staining foods and drinks: The big appeal of Invisalign is that they’re discrete appearance which can be affected if they become stained.

– Hot or boiling liquids: They can melt or change your aligner’s shape so it’s vital you take them out before consuming anything like this.

– Crunchy food: You should not bite into anything hard or crunchy while you are wearing your aligners as they are not designed to handle this pressure which can cause damage to them. If you have attachments fitted, which are small bumps placed on the teeth that act like anchors to support your Invisalign treatment, you may be advised to avoid crunchy food altogether as they can break off.

– Sticky or chewy food: They can get stuck in your teeth so if you don’t brush them before putting your aligners back in, this can promote tooth decay and impact your treatment.

Spread the cost with finance by Tabeo

We currently offer finance from 6-24 months this is includes 0% interest up to 12 months.

See the table provided for our tailored rates;

MonthsInterest RateMinimum Spend
60%£350
120%£1000
185.9%£350
247.9%£350

Duthie Dental: Marie Louise Duthie and John Lister Duthie trading as Duthie Dental; The Oral Health Practice with its address at 119 Woolton Road, Wavertree, LIVERPOOL, L15 6TB, UNITED KINGDOM is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and entered on the Financial Services Register, reference number 926811.
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