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What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a type of clear aligner that has gained popularity during the pandemic. Basically, unlike other braces and aligners, Invisalign is easy to remove and clean and doesn’t require you to visit the dentist for any broken wires, unlike regular braces which is why they’ve become popular during the pandemic lockdown. Commonly, Invisalign is popular with young adults and teens who want to fix their smiles without feeling awkward with how they look since they are nearly invisible. We are pleased to be one of the top Invisalign® providers in Manchester.

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Invisalign®

  • Clear, virtually invisible
  • Smooth and comfortable
  • Removable and easy to clean
  • Eat anything you want
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Traditional Braces

  • Wires and brackets
  • Can decorate with colours
  • Colours can be changed at every visit
  • Non-removable
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HOW INVISALIGN WORKS

Invisalign work by gradually straightening your teeth over a period of time. The first step is a consultation at our practice in Manchester to discuss your Invisalign treatment plan. Our team of professionals will create a 3D image of your teeth using an iTero scanner, a leading digital scanner from the makers of Invisalign. This will help to form your bespoke aligners for your desired teeth.

Every set of Invisalign aligners is completely bespoke to you, helping to create your own personal dream smile. The Invisalign lab will then create a set of aligners for your individual teeth that will help shift them to the desired position gradually over time. Our experienced Invisalign dentists will monitor your progress.

Ringway Dental has partnered with invisalign® to bring patients a straighter smile in a more subtle way.

 

Is Invisalign Suitable For Me?

When visiting our practice in Manchester, our team of knowledgeable dentists will discuss the right treatment options for you. They will take images of your teeth and if they do not feel you are a good candidate for Invisalign, this will be discussed with you during your consultation.

If you have gum disease or cavities, these oral health issues will need to be resolved before your Invisalign treatment plan can begin. If your teeth are severely misshapen, eroded or you have dental implants or bridges, you may not be suitable for Invisalign. It all depends on your own teeth. Your dentist will discuss whether they think you are a good candidate or not so that you can make the right decision for you and your oral health.

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Comparison with Invisalign® vs other treatments

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In-person consultations with real dentists

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Easily removable for eating, drinking & flossing*

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No emergency visits for broken wires

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Virtually invisible

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Made from traditional brackets and wires

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Each aligner is trimmed to your gum line for optimal comfort and appearance**

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Blue compliance indicator dots to help you stay on track

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Covered by many orthodontic insurance plans

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Made from SmartTrack material

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In-person consultations with real dentists

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Easily removable for eating, drinking & flossing*

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No emergency visits for broken wires

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Virtually invisible

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Made from traditional brackets and wires

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Each aligner is trimmed to your gum line for optimal comfort and appearance**

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Blue compliance indicator dots to help you stay on track

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Covered by many orthodontic insurance plans

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Covered by many orthodontic insurance plans

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In-person consultations with real dentists

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Covered by many orthodontic insurance plans

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Six reasons why you should choose us As Your Specialist Invisalign® Dentist

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Award-winning customer service

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Free initial consultation

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Teeth whitening worth £295, included for free

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£500 worth of removable retainers, included for free

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Beautiful teeth in as little as three months, using safe cosmetic braces

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Why wait? Interest free finance available

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What can Invisalign® fix?

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CROWDED TEETH

Crowded teeth is a condition where you do not have enough room for your teeth to fit normally. This can cause plaque or tartar and other harmful bacteria to build up as it is harder for you to brush and floss well.

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GAPS BETWEEN TEETH

Gaps between teeth is when there is extra space between two or more of your teeth. This can cause pockets between your teeth and gums and can cause food to get stuck making them tender and sore. This might also lead to gum disease

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OPEN BITE

An open bite is when your upper and lower teeth don't touch when you close your mouth. An open bite can make it hard for you to chew or difficult to bite even the most common of food like apples.

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UNDERBITE

An underbite is when you close your mouth and your lower front teeth are in front of your upper teeth. In many cases, this is actually a problem with your lower jaw being too far forward. An underbite can make it hard to chew properly and speak clearly, and it might cause your teeth to wear down more quickly.

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OVERBITE

An overbite is when your upper front teeth overlap with your lower front teeth. Most people have at least a little overbite. When your overbite is too large, your doctor might tell you you have a deep bite. This can cause problems, from your teeth wearing down to pain in your jaw.

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CROSSBITE

A crossbite is when you close your mouth and yet some of your upper teeth are sitting inside your lower teeth rather than on the outside. A crossbite can make your teeth wear down or chip. It can also make your gums start to recede or make little notches above your gum line. This kind of damage can lead to painful gum problems or even bone loss.

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COST OF INVISALIGN CLEAR BRACES

 

Affordable Invisalign treatment

When you choose our practice in Manchester for your Invisalign treatment you never have to worry about the cost. We have devised a number of payment plans to help you afford the right treatment with Invisalign.

Invisalign braces from £2.50 per day with our finance options.

Get in touch today to discuss your Invisalign journey at our state-of-the-art dental clinic in Manchester.

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Free virtual 3D scan

We can create a 3D image of your teeth in just minutes using an iTero scanner, a leading digital scanner from the makers of Invisalign® clear aligners.

FAQ’s

1. Do My Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed Before Invisalign?

Not unless they are causing you any issues, compromising your oral health.

2. What is the Invisalign Process?

Any Invisalign treatment plan will be carefully structured by us at Ringway Dental, with a bespoke timeline that aligns with your final expectations. The process is likely to vary between patients.

As your Invisalign dentist, we will refine your individual Invisalign treatment over time to achieve the best possible results, whenever they notice progress or unexpected changes.

1.     Your Invisalign Consultation

The first step is to book your Invisalign consultation. This will be a physical appointment with us, where we will examine your teeth and rule out any dental health concerns. You will also be able to see what your teeth could look like with our digital Invisalign scanner.

If you have dental health issues, we recommended that you have these addressed and treated if possible before you move on with your Invisalign plan.

2.     Moulding

Your Invisalign aligners are specifically bespoke, made to fit the highly unique contours of your teeth. This involves a moulding process. In your initial appointment, the scans, photos and x-rays taken of your teeth will be used to create your Invisalign mould.

Some parts of the design process are completed during your initial appointment. We will then use the scans and photos to develop a tailored digital mould of your Invisalign trays.

We will then send this mould over to the Invisalign laboratory, where your aligners will be created. This process usually takes around 2 – 3 weeks.

3.     Having Your Invisalign Tray Fitted

Once the moulding process is finished, your Invisalign trays will be perfectly formed and ready for your fitting appointment.

We then attach small, almost invisible, attachments that are needed for your Invisalign trays to fit properly. These won’t make your aligners look different – they just help them to remain in place.

4.     Follow-Up Appointments

Attending your follow-up appointments during the Invisalign process is essential. During these appointments, we will examine your teeth, identifying areas where there has been change or improvement.

Over time, you will have new Invisalign trays moulded and fitted as your teeth straighten up. This is all part of the Invisalign process – as your teeth are re-aligned, your old aligners will not be as effective in shifting the structure of your smile.

These updated aligners are carefully crafted using updated scans and imagery of your teeth. They are just as individually tailored as your original aligner, and are shaped to gradually pull your teeth further into place each time they are replaced.

At each follow-up appointment, Ringway Dental will outline how long to wear your aligners for and how to care for them.

5.     Your Invisalign Results

Once you and Ringway Dental have determined that the results from your treatment have been a success, you can stop wearing your Invisalign trays.  All we do now is remove the tiny fixtures that were attached to your teeth to hold the trays in place, and you will get to see your final results!

Your teeth will now be straighter than they were before, enhancing your smile and self-esteem. Looking at any before and after pictures is a useful way to determine how much your smile has improved using Invisalign.

6.     Invisalign Aftercare

Your end results have been achieved, and you’re free to enjoy your new smile. Over time, teeth can sometimes shift back into place. This is a slow process, so it’s difficult to notice. This is why we always include the fitting of fixed and removable retainers at the end of your treatment, to help keep your teeth in position.

Make sure you wear your removable retainers overnight and stick to your personal, recommended Invisalign aftercare routine

3. How often do I have to wear my aligners?

To ensure the best results you should wear your Invisalign® aligners every day, including overnight. You can, however, remove them to eat and brush your teeth.

4. Does it hurt?

While your clear aligners shouldn’t hurt, you may experience some discomfort, especially when you first wear a new set of aligners. This is due to the pressure being exerted on the teeth in order to successfully realign them.

5. What are the benefits of Invisalign®?

The main benefit of Invisalign® is straighter, better aligned teeth by the end of the treatment. One of the other major benefits is that these clear aligners are subtle and unobtrusive, meaning most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.

6. What does Invisalign feel like?

When first starting treatment, you may experience a little bit of discomfort. This will wear off once you have adjusted to your new aligners. They are generally comfortable once you have adjusted.

7. Are Invisalign aligners noticeable?

They are discreet. Nobody will know you are wearing them unless you tell them or remove your aligners in front of them.

8. Will Invisalign close gaps between my teeth?

Large gaps may need to seek alternative methods like traditional braces, however Invisalign is highly effective at closing most gaps. Your Invisalign dentist will discuss your options with you.

9. Will diet be restricted during treatment?

You can still eat as normal, however we would always recommend a healthy diet, avoiding food and drinks that are highly acidic and prone to staining your teeth. Just remove your Invisalign before meals.

10. What do I need to bring to my first appointment?

Bring any questions you may have and any information about your dental and medical history.

11. How soon will I see results?

Typically, Invisalign patients may begin to see the results of their treatment after 6 – 8 months. This is just a guideline – you may notice your smile changing sooner, while others may not see any changes until later in the process.

People undergoing Invisalign treatment often start out with very different requirements. Our patients also imagine different goals related to what they are expecting to see as the outcome of their treatment, so it’s not easy to give an exact timeframe.

Essentially, the period of time within which you will begin to notice visual results from Invisalign will vary. This depends on a range of factors, such as:

  • Complexity – the original structure of your teeth, and how far this is from achieving your ideal end results.
  • Goals – We all visit our cosmetic dentist with a goal in mind. Improving the way our smiles look can be a real confidence booster, and you’ll likely want to make the most out of your Invisalign treatment.
  • Maintenance – Wearing your Invisalign trays, and the consistency with which you approach your treatment plan, means you may see results sooner.

During your Invisalign check ups, we will examine your teeth carefully. We may then be able to let you know if we notice any more subtle changes that you can’t yet see yourself. Plenty of the re-structuring of your smile happens behind the scenes, as your Invisalign treatment will be specifically tailored to gradually alter the position of your teeth.

Another thing to remember is that just because you have seen some results, doesn’t mean it’s time to stop treatment. We will be slowly adjusting and replacing your trays over time, in line with how your teeth are shifting.

On average, the full Invisalign process can take anywhere between 12 – 18 months. Good things take time!

12. Is Invisalign suitable for all ages?

Invisalign treatment is suitable for people of most ages. However, you need to wait until all adult teeth are fully formed. This means Invisalign is not suitable for anyone that still has baby teeth. Most patients will therefore be able to begin Invisalign treatment as young teenagers.

The success of Invisalign treatment depends on bone density, and how well your teeth can shift into place over time. It also depends on how much you wear your aligners. When considering Invisalign for younger people, think about whether they will stick to the guidelines prescribed with their treatment.

Invisalign is sometimes not suitable for those with certain dental health concerns, or other ongoing health problems. These may include:

  • Previous dental treatment, such as bridges
  • Tooth Decay
  • Gum Disease

We will help you decide if Invisalign is the right treatment for you at your initial consultation. To book an Invisalign appointment with Ringway Dental, you can call our team on 0161 437 2029 – or fill out our online contact form.

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