Are Incognito right for me?

Incognito in Weybridge are a subtle form of orthodontics which aim to re-align, fix overbites, and amend protrusion of the teeth. Incognito in Weybridge, also commonly referred to as lingual braces, are growing in popularity, due to their less conspicuous appearance, and easy treatment process in comparison to traditional metal braces. Incognito braces are an innovative type of brace that produce effective results rapidly, and can be suitable for many of our patients. Many individuals may lean more towards Incognito braces due to the fact that they are comfortable to wear, with a lack of metal wires and brackets, which therefore eliminates the need for wire tightening appointments.

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Choosing the right orthodontic option for you

If you are suffering from dental imperfections, but don’t wish for obvious dental work, then Incognito braces may be right for you. Many of our patients wish for orthodontics which don’t hinder their career prospects, and don’t impact their self-confidence. Incognito braces are the only fixed-appliance, invisible orthodontic option currently on the UK market which are customised for each individual patient.

How long does Incognito in Weybridge take to produce results?

As with any dental or orthodontic treatment, the treatment time varies greatly depending on the severity of the individual case. Although it is hard to distinguish the exact treatment time, we can give our patients a rough estimate once we have assessed their teeth.  Patients with more extreme cases may take a year or two, although more simple cases can take a considerably less amount of time.

Are Incognito in Weybridge expensive?

At our clinic within Weybridge we aim to offer our patients the choice of dentistry both under the National Health Service, and with private dental treatments. Unfortunately subtle orthodontics such as Invisalign and lingual braces, are considered as cosmetic, and are therefore not available on the National Health Service.

Do you offer alternative payment options?

Yes! We understand that many of our patients may not be able to pay for their dental work upfront, which is why we offer our patients a monthly payment plan. Going through any form of dentistry whether this be restorative, orthodontic, or cosmetic can be costly financially, and emotionally, especially for those who suffer from dental anxiety.

Our monthly payment plan

Many of our patients may wish to avoid a hefty upfront cost, which is why we offer them zero per cent interest payment plans. Our dental treatments can be paid in instalments, with a zero per cent APR rate. Located on our website, we also offer our patients a repayment calculator, which allows them to decide the deposit they wish to pay, along with the monthly payments they are financially able to produce.

Patients who feel nervous about visiting the dentist

Many patients may experience varying levels of anxiety when visiting the dentist, this may be due to negative childhood experiences, which can be carried into adulthood. We understand that some patients’ nerves may prevent them from attending their dental appointments, which is why we try to help. Our dental clinic within Weybridge aims to soothe our patients’ nerves by offering them a welcoming, clean, and comfortable dental environment.

Advice on brace cleaning for patients using Invisalign in Weybridge

For patients leaving an appointment with an invisible brace, the top priority you have should be in keeping your brace looking clean and germ free, whilst it slowly realigns your teeth into a lovely straight smile.

Sadly, some patients can still struggle to find a cleaning routine that works for them, so that’s why we’ve come up with a short list of things our patients using Invisalign in Weybridge can try, to keep their brace looking good throughout their treatment.

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Give it a good scrub

First up on our list of tips for patients of Invisalign in Weybridge is a rather simple one, just give your brace a good scrub. This is because throughout the day bacteria and plaque can start to build up on the surface of the aligner and if left unchecked this debris can then spread to your teeth through direct transfer, whenever you wear the brace.

To avoid this you should give it a light brush every other day with a recommended cleaning solution. Doing this often will kill any harmful bacteria, clear out plaque, as well as help reduce staining of the brace that can occur from repeated wear. At Weybridge Orthodontics our highly trained team can provide you with a wealth of information on the correct methods of cleaning your brace and how you can make it last as long as possible.

Rinse it regularly

Regardless of how long you take your brace out for you should always give it a light rinse under cold water. Doing this often will clear out any gunk or dried in saliva that may be clinging to the surface of the brace, as over time this can become a breeding ground for bacteria.

Keep it safe

Keeping the brace safe is another thing some patients can struggle with, as there are times when it can be absent mindedly placed in a pocket or down on a table or surface at home. Not only does this allow for bacteria to transfer onto the brace, and then later your mouth, but it also puts it at risk from accidental damage or becoming lost.

So make sure that after each cleaning session that you always leave your brace to dry inside a hard bodied container. Doing this will keep it sterile from bacteria or inquisitive pets and it will also be safe from any knocks or potentially becoming lost.

Just leave it in

Finally, perhaps the most important thing you can do is to just leave your brace in for as long as you possibly can. Ideally patients should have it in their mouths for at least 22 hours a day, with it only being removed for cleaning, eating meals or brushing teeth, as leaving it out for too long can interfere with the effectiveness of the realignment.

So if you are struggling with keeping your brace looking spotless, then just try a few of these tips to make your brace last as it realigns your smile into that straighter one you deserve. For further information on this treatment or to schedule your own appointment just get in touch with our team at the practice.

Invisalign in Weybridge: delivering desired results with treatments designed around your lifestyle

All of us want straight teeth, but few want to achieve a charming smile if it means having to wear metal braces for an extended period.

If you are someone looking for a device that is subtle yet effective, ask us about Invisalign in Weybridge.

Facts about Invisalign in Weybridge

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Our practice, Weybridge Orthodontics, specialises in orthodontic devices. Although we stock a broad spectrum of straightening aids, we recommend invisible braces to people of all ages for the reasons described below.

Invisalign replaces metal with clear plastic.

One of the best features, according to some previous Invisalign users, is the appearance of invisible braces, in that they do not look like your conventional straightening aid.

This is the case because the device is made entirely of high-quality plastic instead of ligatures, archwires, and metal brackets.

Invisalign is accompanied by advanced technology.

This type of advanced technology allows us to customise your treatment plan, mapping out how your teeth move to the millimetre. By doing so, you have a clear indication of how your teeth may look once you stop using your aligners.

The device is removable.

If you choose Invisalign over standard braces, you will not have to worry about which food items could damage your wires, or be forced to incorporate new steps into your cleaning routine to reach plaque stuck between your brackets.

The design is subtle.

If you want braces without the unwanted attention received from having metal affixed to your teeth, Invisalign in Weybridge is a good choice of product.

The only people who will know about you wearing braces is your dentist, you, and the people that you decide to tell.

Whether you are a professional in the workforce or have self-conscious teenagers, Invisalign is geared toward a variety of lifestyles where discretion is highly valued.

How much will treatment cost?

It depends on the treatment plan you choose. If the final sum is overwhelming, chat to our dentist about the possibility of an 18-24 month payment plan.

How long does treatment take?

We understand how impatient you must feel about sporting straight teeth. However, it is essential to note that the pace at which teeth are pulled into position using Invisalign spans 12 to 18 months, depending on the nature and extent of your dental issue.

If you are looking for a quicker fix, there are other devices that work faster. However, it is essential to note that these only partially straighten your teeth for cosmetic purposes, and will not necessarily improve upon your general oral health.

Is anybody viable for treatment?

There are limitations to the devices, in that severe or unusually complicated dental issues may require wearing an alternative orthodontic device.

However, do not let this put you off – ask our orthodontist to examine your mouth and ascertain whether Invisalign in Weybridge is viable for your malocclusion or misalignment or not. 

Is there anything else I should know?

The device is detachable, but for it to work, you must wear it 22 out of 24 hours a day, and only take it out when you need to brush your teeth, eat, or if you play sports.

If you do not wear your aligner often enough, you may be adding months onto your final treatment time.

What are orthodontics, and why should I choose your dental clinic to receive orthodontics?

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Orthodontics in Weybridge is essentially the field of dentistry which uses varying forms of braces, aiming to realign the position of the jaw, and straighten the teeth within the mouth. The most common straightening device to be thought of would probably be traditional metal braces, however in modern dentistry there are now a wide array of orthodontic options. Traditional metal braces may not be the most popular choice for many individuals, however there are now many discreet forms of braces.  Despite there being many varieties of brace, they all aim for the same result. Traditional metal braces work by using a metal wire and brackets that slowly encourage the teeth to move in a certain direction (resulting in a straighter smile) and all braces aim to do this. Individuals may choose a dentist to undergo their treatment with based on convenience, price, and location. At our clinic in Weybridge, we believe we offer a high level of dental care, and ensure our dentists deliver treatments in a highly professional and sympathetic manner.

What orthodontics in Weybridge options do you offer?

At our practice Weybridge Orthodontics, we pride ourselves in offering our patients a wide variety of dental treatments. At our clinic we understand that patients may be reluctant to undergo treatment with traditional metal braces, and therefore may lean more towards subtle braces. Despite all forms of orthodontics aiming for the same result, they do so in different ways. More discreet forms of braces may be preferred by individuals who feel as if obvious dental work may hinder their career prospects. Older individuals may feel as if their self-esteem may be lowered if they choose obvious orthodontic work, which is why we offer more subtle forms of orthodontics.

Do you offer Invisalign as a choice of orthodontics In Weybridge?

Yes! Despite common misconception, Invisalign is just one brand provider of clear aligners, however they could be argued as the largest provider of this form of orthodontics. Invisalign  essentially consists of transparent plastic trays that are inserted within the mouth. Clear aligners work by replacing the transparent trays every several weeks, in order to slowly realign the position of the teeth within the mouth. We are happy to offer this method to patients where appropriate.

Alternatives

Despite Invisalign’s rising popularity, our patients may look towards other options. Incognito braces are virtually invisible, just like clear aligners. Incognito braces are essentially metal appliances placed behind the teeth, and are therefore not visible to a patient’s friends and family. Incognito braces are unique in the way that they produce subtle, yet rapid results as they give our dentist more control over the movement of teeth.

Nervous patients

At our dental clinic we understand that many of our patients may experience varying levels of anxiety when undergoing treatment with us. Many patients may feel nervous when undergoing their regular dental check-up, which can result in them being reluctant to submit to orthodontics. During an initial consultation with a patient, we always ask them if they are nervous, or have any concerns about their dental treatment. At our clinic in Weybridge we ensure we educate our patients, in order to be certain that they can understand, thoroughly, the orthodontic treatment they are receiving.

Considering treatment with Invisalign braces? Your top 5 FAQs answered by Weybridge Orthodontics

If you are an adult who has crooked teeth, the world can sometimes seem like an unfair place. As a society, we are seemingly constantly bombarded with images of celebrities, models and other famous people who have the glamourous ‘Hollywood Smile,’ which does little to boost self-esteem.

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In years gone by, there were only two solutions to three solutions to these issues; learn to live with your teeth, have them removed and replaced with dentures, or wear the large, orthodontic braces which, if anything, would be more likely to add to you feeling self-conscious.

Luckily, today, as dentistry has become more sophisticated, there is a discrete option available, which is taking the dental world by storm.

At Weybridge Orthodontics, we are proud to be able to offer this option to all of our suitable patients. Invisalign in Weybridge can provide you with a discreet alternative to traditional braces while packing the power of a metal-based aligner. Easy to wear and removable, this brace will allow you to carry on with your day to day life with confidence, without drawing unwanted stares from strangers. 

Want to know more about Invisalign in Weybridge? Below are the answers to the top 5 FAQs about this powerful orthodontic procedure.

Am I suitable for invisible braces?

When deciding whether or not to have Invisalign in Weybridge, your first port of call so to speak should be with a member of our dental team.

Our team has extensive experience of working with this brace and can quickly assess whether or not you are suitable for treatment with it. Provided your oral health is generally good and you have minor to moderate misalignment issues, you should be suitable for treatment with invisible braces.

How do invisible braces work?

Unlike traditional orthodontic braces, invisible aligners work by gently pushing your teeth into their new position, with the use of gently opposing metal coils.

There is no force associated with this treatment and so, discomfort is minimal.

Aren’t invisible braces painful?

In a word, no. Well, they shouldn’t be!

As previously mentioned, they do not apply force to relocating your teeth in the same way that orthodontic braces do, and therefore, any discomfort experienced while wearing them should be minimal.

How long will I need to wear them for?

The only person who can answer that question is a member of our dental team.

However, it is worth noting that the average period of time many of our patients wear invisible aligners is between 6-9 months in total. Be aware that you may even be able to wear them for less time than this, depending on your clinical situation.

Aren’t invisible braces really expensive?

Money doesn’t grow on trees and the initial cost of invisible braces can seem daunting.

However, due to their accelerated treatment time, they are often more cost-effective than orthodontic options. Many surgeries (including Weybridge Orthodontics) can offer you a payment plan or finance, to help you break down the cost into affordable monthly payments. Perfect!

Want straighter teeth as an adult? How Incognito braces at Weybridge Orthodontics can help you!

In modern dentistry, more and more adults are seeking cosmetic or corrective procedures to provide them with the straighter, whiter smile that they have always wanted.

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However, for adults who have a more complicated misalignment issue, it may seem that the only solution is to have traditional metal orthodontic braces. Far from what many of them had in mind!

With so much of the adult world based on appearances, many patients are seeking a more discreet treatment to help them straighten their teeth without paying the earth and luckily, there is an answer!

At Weybridge Orthodontics, we are able to offer adult patients a more discreet brace; the Incognito in Weybridge is one of our more popular braces with adults. It combines the realignment strength of a traditional brace with the discretion comparable to Invisalign at a fraction of the cost! Perfect!

Want to know if the Incognito in Weybridge is for you? Read on to find out more!

What are lingual braces?

A custom-fitted appliance that is practically invisible, Incognito in Weybridge is fitted to the back of your teeth, so no-one will know you are wearing them unless you tell them!

These braces are created using state of the art technology, to ensure that they fit your teeth correctly and do not cause discomfort during treatment.

How do they work?

Before having your new braces fitted, our team will need to take a bite impression if your teeth. Once completed, we will fit the braces to the back of your teeth, holding the gold brackets in place with dental cement.

Similar to traditional orthodontic braces, you will need to visit our team every few weeks for archwires tightened, to move your teeth into their desired position. Depending on the severity of your misalignment, you may require more tightening sessions and adjustments before that gorgeous new smile is achieved.

What can they correct?

Lingual braces can correct a wide variety of dental misalignments, commonly being used to treat issues such as over and underbites, crossbites, and protrusions.

However, lingual braces can also correct overcrowding, spacing issues and misalignments of the teeth; if you bit does not fit perfectly together, then it is likely that lingual braces can help to correct that!

What are the advantages of lingual braces?

Did we mention that they are practically invisible?

Of course, discretion is one of the key advantages of having lingual braces fitted but there are a few others too.

Compared to invisible aligners, for example, they are more equipped to deal with tooth rotations and more difficult movements, which are common in many mouths that require orthodontic treatment.

Similarly, lingual braces also offer our dental team more control over how your teeth will move.

This allows our dentists to perform more precise and minor movements, which would be impossible to achieve with invisible or clear braces. Eager to find out if lingual braces are for you? Contact our friendly team at Weybridge Orthodontics today for an initial consultation. Call us today!

Isn’t Invisalign uncomfortable? 5 myths about this invisible brace answered by Weybridge Orthodontics

In recent years, dentistry has advanced exponentially, to make orthodontic treatment faster, cheaper and more accessible for everyone.

While there is an ongoing myth that adults cannot undertake orthodontic procedures, more and more adults are approaching their dentists about getting a straighter smile. Of course, many adults are put off of the idea of having traditional, orthodontic braces fitted, prompting a revolution in adult orthodontic aligners.

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At Weybridge Orthodontics, our dentists are proud to be able to offer our patients a wide array of orthodontic treatments. One of the most popular aligners among our adult patients is Invisalign; in Weybridge, we are able to treat suitable patients with this world-famous aligner, making their orthodontic journey a smoother and easier one.

But, like many advanced technologies, this invisible aligner has attracted its fair share of myths and falsehoods, which prevents many patients from seeking it out.

Do you want to know the truth behind the myths? Are you curious if Invisalign in Weybridge can help you get a straighter smile? Read on to find out more!

Invisible braces can only correct minor alignment issues

This is one of the most common misconceptions about Invisalign in Weybridge.

Although a member of our dental team will need to assess your suitability for treatment with this aligner, invisible braces can correct moderate to severe misalignment issues. Typically, invisible braces are helped to correct issues with gaps or spacing in the teeth but, but can also be used to reverse overcrowding and even protrusions.

Invisible braces are available online for cheaper

While this is not exactly a myth, it is far from the truth.

If you type invisible braces into any search engine, you will be bombarded with offers about aligners that can straighten your teeth without needing a dental check-up. This is obviously false.

In the same way, you would (hopefully!) not order prescription glasses online without an eye test, you should never order complex orthodontic treatments online. These aligners are often harmful and can create more issues with your teeth than they correct.

If you want a straighter smile, trust our dental team to help you get it!

Invisible braces are more expensive than traditional braces

It may feel unfair that invisible braces often come with such a hefty price tag, but in comparison to traditional orthodontics, they are often a better financial option.

As invisible braces offer accelerated treatment times, they also often offer patients a substantially lower price tag.

Invisible braces cause speech issues

Invisible braces are removable and so, it may seem logical that they cause speech issues.

However, they are custom-fitted to slot over your teeth, like a glove so to speak, and should therefore not become loose.

Invisible braces are uncomfortable

One of the key benefits of invisible aligners is their comfort. As they fit perfectly over your teeth and are made of malleable but durable plastic, there should be no discomfort at all while wearing them. They are even comfortable enough to wear to bed without hassle.

Need to convince your kid that braces are a good idea?

So you have just been to the dentist with your child and have been told they need braces. How do you convince them that this will be of a benefit to them? Far from the most popular dental procedure, braces have an extremely bad name. However, globally, they are one of the most common corrective procedures and in dentistry and they are also highly recommended to prevent secondary issues from occurring.

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At Weybridge Dental, our team is proud to be able to offer our patients 3 types of orthodontics in Weybridge; early treatment, interceptive treatment, and adult treatment. In relation to children, our team aims to provide a more fun-filled experience while they are wearing their braces, and will ensure that they are comfortable at all times during treatment.

But, how do you convince your now grumpy kid that this will be worthwhile? By remembering these 5 facts about the benefits or early orthodontics in Weybridge.

Improved self confidence

It may seem counterintuitive to state that orthodontics in Weybridge will actually improve your child’s confidence; after all, metal braces are far from flattering or discreet!

However, it is an unfortunate fact that children who have dental misalignments are often bullied and may report feeling ostracised from their peers at school. A brace will reassure them that their dental issue is getting treated and allow them to interact with their friends with confidence.

Better oral health

There are no two ways about it; straighter teeth are easier to clean.

If your child has spaced, crooked or an uneven bite, there will undoubtedly be spaces in their mouth that they cannot reach properly while brushing. This leads to an accumulation of plaque and bacteria that can cause decay and gum inflammation. While there will be some extra work required to keep their braces clean, as their teeth straighten, brushing will become easier to manage and their overall oral health will improve.

Reduced treatment time

After our adult teeth come through, they become more set in place over time, making them more tricky to move.

As braces are usually fitted by the age of 7 years, this allows for a faster treatment time, due to the newly erupted adult teeth being easier to move without discomfort or excess force.

Reduced risk of trauma

Children fall over a lot. It is a fact of life!

But, children who have protruding teeth are at a higher risk of trauma to the inside of their lips, tongue and even of losing their teeth altogether. While it may seem illogical to try to remedy this with a heavy, metal appliance, a brace will help to straighten the teeth and provide a long term solution to the risk of serious oral traumas.

Cost!

Longer treatment times equate to higher costs!

As an adult, your child may find it expensive (not to mention uncomfortable) to resolve their misaligned smile and so, it is worthwhile to invest in this procedure while they are young and can have treatments completed quickly and without secondary complications.

What is Invisalign and why may I choose to have Invisalign in Weybridge?

Invisalign is essentially a form of clear aligners. Invisalign is the name of just one worldwide provider of clear aligners, although there is a common misconception that Invisalign is the dental name for clear aligners.This treatment has risen dramatically in popularity within recent years.

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Why is Invisalign so popular?

Invisalign has risen recently within popularity due to its rapid results, as well as convenience. For individuals who have a hectic lifestyle or are within a professional career they may feel as if clear aligners or other discrete forms of orthodontics may be better suited for them personally, and their lifestyle. Invisalign are essentially a form of retainer that aim to straighten the teeth slowly by moving them in a positive direction. Certain individuals who may suffer from low self-esteem and low self-confidence may feel as if invisible forms of orthodontics is better for them. Invisalign can also be perfect for individuals who have already previously undergone a form of orthodontics in the past. Undergoing clear aligners at an older age can cause extremely rapid and long lasting results.

How do clear aligners work?

Clear aligners are invisible retainer like mechanisms that aim to straighten the teeth within the mouth. These clear aligners are replaced every several weeks, meaning the teeth are slowly encouraged to move in a positive direction.

How do I get Invisalign in Weybridge?

If you are looking towards potentially getting orthodontic treatment with us then you may be wondering how you start the process. If you are not sure about the treatment you are about to have, then you may wish to get in touch to have an initial consultation.

What is an initial consultation?

An initial consultation is essentially an appointment that an individual may have with a dental healthcare professional to decipher all orthodontic options. During an initial consultation a patient may ask their dental health care professional any questions, queries, or concerns that they may have before undergoing their orthodontic or dental treatment.

Do you offer monthly finance options?

Yes! At our clinic within weybridge we offer our patients an interest free payment plan, in order to allow our patients to avoid a hefty initial dental fee. If you are not undergoing dental treatment with the National Health Service then you will have to pay dental fees. Some individuals may avoid their regular dental appointments for several reasons (anxiety for example) the other reason may be to avoid financial costs. We fully that the thought of a hefty cost can be daunting for the majority of patients, which is why we believe finance plans (especially those of which that are interest free) can be extremely comforting for so many individuals.

What is Invisalign in Weybridge and why would I choose to undergo this particular form of orthodontics in Weybridge?

Orthodontics as a branch of dentistry aims to improve the alignment of teeth within the mouth. As a general rule, orthodontics can address a variety of issues as well as aiming to straighten teeth, they can correct an overbite, or underbite, and can deal with poor jaw alignment. All of which can affect a patient’s dental and overall health. Invisalign is essentially one form of orthodontics using clear aligners, they are simply one make, but are the largest producer worldwide. Invisalign is used when correcting mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth.

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Why choose Invisalign in Weybridge over any other form of orthodontics?

We find many individuals may choose to undergo this particular form of orthodontics due to their aesthetically pleasing appearance, in that they are almost invisible to the casual observer. Invisalign is unique in the way that there is a lack of metal brackets being used and they are simply a plastic customised aligner which fits snugly over the teeth. Invisalign may be preferred by individuals who have previously undergone orthodontics, they can be used as a ‘top up’ or a ‘refresher’ treatment. Individuals of all ages can choose to undergo Invisalign treatment. Some people who are older and want to exude a more professional persona and those younger individuals who may suffer from a lower level of self-esteem and confidence find these aligners very convenient. Having clear aligners for young adolescents and teens can help to eliminate some of the insecurities traditional metal braces may hold.

How does Invisalign in Weybridge work?

Invisalign works to produce the pleasing outcome provided by other forms of orthodontics. All forms of orthodontics are similar in the way that they all aim for the same result; straight teeth. These clear aligners are replaced every few weeks with a new set, each one designed to take the patient nearer their desired straightened teeth. At our dental clinic in Weybridge we take the impressions and moulds of your teeth, these are then sent off to Invisalign, we then receive their finalised and individualised clear aligners.

How much do Invisalign cost, and how do I undergo an initial consultation?

At our clinic in Weybridge we are proud to say we offer free initial consultations, meaning you can decide which orthodontic treatment is suitable for you with our help of course! If you are considering undergoing clear aligner treatment with us you can enter in your key details on our website along will some notes with any queries or concerns you may have!

What steps are involved within the Invisalign process?

The first initial step involved is where we take a three dimensional impression of your teeth. A prediction is made to you of what you can expect from your dental results, this can be a huge advantage to patients in order to visualise the end results of the treatment. All the data and information is then sent away to have your sets of aligners made to your specifications.  Upon receiving your custom made clear aligners you have to make sure you wear them as specified by us, in order for you to have the desired outcome from you treatment.

How much does Invisalign cost?

This will depend on the number of aligners which will need to be made for you and the time it will take for your treatment and will all be discussed with our dental professional on your initial consultation.