Invisalign in Greenwich, South East London
If you're looking for expert Invisalign Full, Lite or i7 near you in Greenwich, South East London, our highly experienced specialist orthodontists offer stunning yet affordable results.
✓ Virtually invisible ✓ Quick results ✓ Comfortable ✓ Great prices
Our Invisalign experts
Benefit from the impressive skills and experience of our specialist orthodontists (teeth straightening specialists) who have over 55 years combined dentistry experience:
- Dr. Harneet Mangat (GDC Specialist No: 69327) has over 28 years extensive dentistry experience and Gold Invisalign provider status (which means he treats between 21 and 40 Invisalign patients each year).
As well as his clinical work as an Orthodontist he also serves as a Chariman on the General Dental Council (GDC) fitness to practice panel.
- Dr. Hui Lee Ng (GDC Specialist No: 70210) has over 27 years extensive dentistry experience and Silver Invisalign provider status (which means she treats between 11 and 20 Invisalign patients each year).
Invisalign cost in Greenwich
We offer three Invisalign systems - Full, Lite and i7. We have ensured our prices are extremely competitive compared to other specialist Greenwich orthodontists.
Our latest Invisalign prices are below:
- Invisalign i7 from £2,000
- Invisalign Lite from £3,000
- Invisalign (full movement) from £4,000
Simple, quick and pain free
We now use a Trios Digital Impression scanner so you can say goodbye to old impressions that make you gag. The TRIOS® scanner is a quick and simple way to get a full, high quality digital impression of your mouth.
The whole process takes just a few minutes, is non-invasive and completely pain free.
Using the Invisalign doctor's treatment plan, the computer model creates stages between the current and desired teeth positions that are used to create moulds for individual aligners.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is type of orthodontic aligner designed to gently shift crowded teeth into correct alignment. It is a great alternative to wire braces as it uses transparent, removable and incremental aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Manufactured by Align Technology, a multinational medical device company from San Jose, California, it has helped straighten the teeth and improve the smiles for over 11 million people worldwide (including over 1.4 million teens).
The top 10 benefits of Invisalign over traditional braces
- Safe - Safe for children, teens and adults
- Virtually invisible - Clear aligners are virtually invisible
- Comfortable - The aligners are smooth and comfortable
- Less food restrictions - No changes to diet required - eat any food and drink
- Easier care - Removable and easier to clean and care for
- See the dentist less - Requires fewer visits to the dentist
- Improved self esteem - You are more likely to smile
- Flexibity for sports / playing music - You can leave braces in or temporarily remove them
- Quicker results - Can be in as little as 6 months - generally gets results quicker than metal braces
- Improved oral health during treatment - Invisalign reduces the chance of cavities or periodontal disease
About the Invisalign treatment
Once our specialist orthodontist decides that a patient is a suitable candidate for Invisalign, treatment begins with the orthodontist taking x-ray, photographs, a bite registration and polyvinyl siloxane impressions of the patient's teeth and gums. The orthodontist completes a six-page form with a diagnosis and treatment plan.
Dental impressions are sent to Align Technology and scanned using a computerized tomography scanner which creates a digital 3D representation of the patient's teeth. Computer technicians move the teeth to the desired location in a software program called Treat, which creates stages between the current and desired teeth positions for individual aligners.
About six to forty-eight aligners may be needed depending on the patient, with each aligner moving teeth slightly.
We use the latest technology
A computer graphic representation of the projected teeth movements is provided to the doctor and patient for approval or modification before aligners are manufactured. The aligners are modeled using CAD-CAM (computer-aided-design and computer-aided-manufacturing) software and manufactured using a rapid prototyping technique.
The moulds for the aligners are built in layers using a photo-sensitive liquid resin that cures into a hard plastic when exposed to a laser.
Patients that need a tooth rotated or pulled down may have a small tooth-colored composite attachment bonded onto certain teeth. Reproximation, (also called interproximal reduction or IPR and colloquially, filing or drilling), is sometimes used at the contacts between teeth to allow for a better fit.
How long do I need to wear Invisalign?
Each aligner is intended to be worn 20 hours a day for two-to-three weeks. On average the treatment process takes 6-28 months. Refinements may be ordered by the Orthodontist during the treatment process.
The aligner is removed for brushing, flossing and eating. Once the treatment period has concluded, the patient is advised to continue wearing a retainer at night for the foreseeable future.
Alternatives to Invisalign clear braces
Lingual braces (INCOGNITO) are another method of moving teeth invisibly. They are an excellent system for aligning teeth at the same time deliver improvements to your bite. The word lingual comes from the Latin word for tongue ‘Lingua’, to describe orthodontic brackets fitted behind the teeth, instead of on the front surface of the teeth.
While the patients can feel the brackets with their tongue, and in the early days of treatment many find eating and speaking a little challenging, the plus point is that no one can see the braces! Invented in the 1970s, the lingual systems have been refined over the years.
Now that the brackets are smaller and neater they are more easily concealed at the back of each individual tooth. A wire is connected to each bracket and exerts force to move teeth into new positions over a period of days, weeks and month.
The Damon braces are a revolutionary method of orthodontic treatment. A full and natural 10-tooth smile is achieved via Damon braces using light biologically – sensible forces which are designed specifically to improve your smile.
- Damon passive self-ligating braces eliminate the need for elastic band or metal ties and you can now experience orthodontic treatment without tightening
- Light high- technology shape – memory wires, move teeth faster and need fewer adjustments
- A clinically proven treatment approach that aligns your teeth and enhances your facial aesthetics – usually without extraction or rapid palatal expander.
The above three treatment methods when used simultaneously by Damon System certified doctor can lead you to achieve a faster result, with fewer appointments and greater comfort!
The Damon system uses a slide mechanism to hold the wire allowing the teeth to move more freely, quickly and comfortably.
The absence of elastic ties makes it easy to clean the teeth and thus reduces the formation of plaque. The Damon System is also available in Clear brackets for patients who would prefer a more discreet option.
Retainers are often used near the end of a course of orthodontic treatment. Retainers hold newly fixed teeth in place while the surrounding gum and bone adjusts to the new position of the teeth and can be either removable or fixed.
Your orthodontist will advise you when to wear your retainer. It is likely that if you stop wearing your retainers there will be some tooth movement. Changes in the position of your teeth can continue throughout life and are part of the normal ageing process.
The only way to have permanently straight teeth is to wear a retainer on a part-time basis for life.
In some cases, it may be necessary to remove a tooth to correct the position and appearance of nearby teeth. But as a result of recent advances in orthodontic treatment, removing teeth has become much less common.
However, if baby teeth have been extracted there is a greater likelihood that adult teeth need to be extracted as part of orthodontic treatment.
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