Blackwater Dental Surgery

Blackwater Dental Surgery & Implant Centre
20 Bell Lane, Blackwater, Camberley, GU17 0NW

Blackwater, Camberley

Invisalign®

Seamless, comfortable, and virtually invisible – align your teeth without anyone knowing. Perfect for anyone looking to enhance their smile discreetly.

Start your Invisalign® journey with us!

At Blackwater Dental Surgery, cutting-edge technology pairs with tailored care to transform your smile.

This clear, snug-fitting, and virtually invisible solution allows both adults and teens to adjust their smiles without the inconvenience of traditional braces, blending seamlessly into your life without pause. From enjoying your favourite meals to sharing laughs with friends, Invisalign® offers the freedom to live fully, confidently, and without interruption, crafting the perfect smile along the way.

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to straighten teeth without the metal wires and brackets associated with traditional braces. Here’s a deeper look into what Invisalign involves and how it works:

Invisalign® aligners are made from a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack®, designed specifically for the Invisalign® treatment, ensuring a comfortable, flexible fit. The technology behind Invisalign® includes the use of advanced 3D computer imaging (iTero™ scan) to map out the complete treatment plan from the initial position of the patient’s teeth to the final desired position. This technology allows patients and dental professionals to see the expected outcomes before the treatment even begins.

What is iTero™ scan?

The iTero™ scan is an advanced digital scanning technology used in dentistry to create highly accurate, 3D images of the inside of a patient’s mouth. This cutting-edge tool is instrumental in various dental procedures, including the planning and custom fitting of Invisalign aligners, as well as other dental restorations like crowns, bridges, and implants.

Benefits of iTero™ scan

High precision: iTero™ scanner uses optical technology to capture thousands of images of the inside of the mouth within minutes.

Comfortable: Unlike traditional dental impressions that can be uncomfortable and messy, iTero™ scanning is completely non-invasive.

Improved treatment planning: The precision and clarity of iTero™ scans allow for more accurate and effective treatment planning. For Invisalign® treatments, iTero™ scans are used to create aligners that fit each individual perfectly.

What does Invisalign® help with?

Invisalign® is designed to address a wide range of dental issues, making it a versatile option for many seeking orthodontic treatment. Here’s what Invisalign® can help with:

Gaps between teeth

Underbite

Crowded teeth

Open bite

Crossbite

Overbite

Invisalign® treatment on fast-forward

What is the Invisalign® journey?

1. Free initial consultation

Everything starts with a FREE visit to our practice. This no-cost consultation is your opportunity to explore the potential of Invisalign® for your smile. We will evaluate your teeth, discuss your aesthetic goals, and determine whether Invisalign® is a suitable option for you. It’s the perfect time to ask all your questions about the process, costs, and what outcomes you can expect.

2. Custom treatment plan

If you decide to go forward with Invisalign®, the next step involves creating a custom treatment plan. This involves taking digital impressions of your teeth (using an iTero™ scanner). Using these images, your dentist can map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth and how long your treatment will be.

3. Wear your aligners

Based on your treatment plan, a series of custom-made, BPA-free plastic aligners are produced. Once they’re ready, you’ll receive your first set of aligners to wear every day and change them at home approximately every 1-2 weeks, as directed by your dentist.

4. Checkups and refinements

You’ll have occasional checkups to monitor your progress. These visits are quick and ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. It’s also an opportunity to receive your next sets of aligners.

In some cases, after the initial series of aligners, some additional refinement aligners may be needed to make final adjustments to your teeth’s position. This is a common part of the process to achieve the best results.

5. Retention

Once your teeth have reached their desired positions, it’s very important to maintain the results! Retainers are used after Invisalign® treatment to keep your teeth in place. We will advise you on how often to wear your retainer to ensure your beautiful new smile lasts.

Frequently Asked Questions - Invisalign®

The cost of Invisalign® treatment in the UK typically ranges from £1,500 to £5,500, depending on the complexity of the case and the length of treatment required. At our dental practice in Blackwater, Camberley, the prices start from £3000.

Invisalign® is generally not available on the NHS for adults, as it’s considered a cosmetic treatment. NHS orthodontic treatment for those under 18 is usually limited to more traditional braces if clinically necessary.

Many find Invisalign® worth the investment due to its discreet nature, comfort, and effectiveness in correcting a wide range of orthodontic issues. The value also comes from increased confidence and improved dental health.

Invisalign® can permanently correct teeth alignment when followed by the use of retainers to maintain the new position of the teeth. Without retainers, teeth may gradually shift back.

Teeth can stay straight after Invisalign® treatment if retainers are consistently used as recommended by your dentist. This is crucial for maintaining the treatment’s results.

Invisalign® aims to achieve the best possible alignment for your teeth, which often means significantly straighter teeth. However, “perfect” results depend on individual cases, adherence to the treatment plan, and biological factors.

The results of Invisalign®, when maintained properly with retainers, can last a lifetime. The aligners themselves are only used during the treatment phase.

There’s no upper age limit for Invisalign®. Adults of any age can undergo treatment, provided their teeth and gums are healthy enough to support the orthodontic process.

Yes, you should wear your Invisalign® aligners while sleeping. To achieve the best results, aligners should be worn 20 to 22 hours per day, including during sleep.

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