Category: Invisalign

Read more about Invisalign in the links below.

Free Invisalign Consultions in London

What is Invisalign?

How does Invisalign work?

How does Invisalign work video?

What is an Invisalign records appointment?

What is a clincheck 3D video treatment plan?

What is a refinement?

Invisalign case studies

Retention. How to keep your teeth straight after braces, aligners or Invisalign treatment.

 

Requested topics coming soon….
  • What is reduction?
  • What are attatchments and what do they look like.

0%finance and payment plans available now on Invisalign.

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Read more about Invisalign in the links below.

Free Invisalign Consultions in London

What is Invisalign?

How does Invisalign work?

How does Invisalign work video?

What is an Invisalign records appointment?

What is a clincheck 3D video treatment plan?

What is a refinement?

Invisalign case studies

Retention. How to keep your teeth straight after braces, aligners or Invisalign treatment.

 

Requested topics coming soon….
  • What is reduction?
  • What are attatchments and what do they look like.

0%finance and payment plans available now on Invisalign.

Click here to ask a question or request a topic.

How Invisalign works video

Invisalign works using aligners. Thin, clear plastic covers which are worn by the patient nearly full time.

I often send this video to patients who want to know a little bit more about how Invisalign works.

We always cover this during our free consultations, however, what I love about this video ,is that it helps give patients a glimpse into the technology and science behind how Invisalign works. As well as showing a few examples of actual patients who have had it done, talking about how it was for them.

 

 

More about how Invisalign works

They are designed in a series. Such that your first aligners is where your teeth are today, and your last aligner is where your teeth are to end up.

Each aligner along the series is in a slightly more moved or rotated position closer towards the new shape of your smile.

Each week at home, you as the patients would change over to your next aligner. As this aligner is slightly more moved along in the desired position, it puts pressure on the teeth which is what will causes teeth to move.

Typically once you have started your treatment you’ll visit us every 6-8 weeks. This is usually tailored to suit each patients needs.

In essence that is how Invisalign works.

 

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What is Invisalign?

How does Invisalign work?

What is an Invisalign records appointment?

What is a clincheck 3D video treatment plan?

What is a refinement?

Invisalign case studies

Retention. How to keep your teeth straight after braces, aligners or Invisalign treatment.

Click here to ask a questions.

What is an Invisalign Records Appointment?

Once you’ve had your initial consultation, received your estimate and selected the right package for you.  You may be ready to find out exactly how Invisalign could improve your smile by having your own 3D Clincheck treatment plan created.

This is when you’d book in for your Invisalign Records Appointment.

During your visit we will;

  • Confirm with you in person and writing your preferred package option and payment option.
  • Perform a full dental examination, oral cancer screening and take any x-ray which may be needed.
  • Take moulds/impressions of your teeth to send to Invisalign to create your Clincheck treatment plan.
  • Take your before digital photos.
  • Confirm and agree on terms, conditions and any additional agreements*.

* Please note agreeing to these terms does not in any way obligate you to taking up treatment. We take the time to perform this with you at this stage so that should you wish to move forward quickly once you have received your treatment plan all your paperwork is in place and we can help make this happen for you as quickly as possible.

An example of a Clincheck treatment plan.

Following this visit, along with the Invisalign team. We’ll create your own bespoke 3D treatment plan like the one shown above.

A few weeks after your visit, we’ll email this directly to you. You’ll be able to view your 3D treatment on most smartphones, tablets, and computers as well as being able to show it to your friends and family should you wish.

We’ll review it together with you in person, over the phone, or email. If you’d like any changes you can discuss this with your Invisalign dentist at this stage.

The cost of an Invisalign Records visit is £350 and you are under no obligation to move forward with Invisalign treatment following  this visit, howe, er should you choose to, the cost of your Invisalign records visit is deducted from your total treatment amount as a first installment towards your total treatment cost. If not, this is non-refundable.

‘The Invisalign records visit and the Clincheck 3D  treatment plan is a a really empowering way for patients to find out and see for themselves exactly how Invisalign will transform their smile from the comfort of your own home on their mobile, tablet or computer. It’s a really exciting stage for everyone involved.” Dr Ricky Adams B.D.S.

Retention. How to keep your teeth straight after Invisalign.

During our consultations we always make sure we cover this with patients at the beginning. It’s one of those things patients may not even be aware of when first starting treatment

Once you’re teeth are straight, we want them to stay straight, so we recommend you retain them. This basically means doing something to keep them (retain them) in their new position we include this in our new Invisalign packages.

Why do you need retention?

  1. All teeth move, always! Yes all our teeth are always moving to some degree and in some way. This is a natural aspect of teeth. Some move so little you’ll never notice it, some move a lot especially as we get older teeth might tend to move towards the midline of the face creating crowding and crooked teeth that never used to be there.
  2. Your teeth are most at risk of moving back or relapsing in the first 1-2 years following your treatment.
  3. Whilst it’s true some patients find after the first few years their teeth settle into place and don’t use anything to keep them straight, this isn’t the case for all or indeed most patients. I tell all my patients you need to be prepared to retain your teeth for as long as you want to keep them straight!

We will discuss this in much more detail with you and which of the retention options are right for you in your individual case.

We also provide an information sheet and pricing on retention options, this is also available for non patients on request, simply click here to request from our reception team.

Free Invisalign Consultations in London

Weather you’ve come to us through recommendations of friends, family or work colleagues who perhaps have had treatment with us and shared their experience and results with you. Or if you’ve found us on google, social media or else where online. Welcome. We’re here to help.

We offer a range of useful information on our website for anyone considering cosmetic orthodontic options such as Invisalign.
For those able to visit us at our North London practice, we offer no obligation free cosmetic consultation, which is by far the most popular and best value way to find out more about Invisalign or other cosmetic and advanced treatment options.

What makes our consultations different?

Most free consultation offered at practices are run by a ‘treatment co-ordinator’ this is generally a nurse or reception who is there to answer questions and explain promotions, products and general options.

Our consultations our unique in that they are carried out by one of our team of Invisalign certified dentists

During your consultation you’ll be able to…

  • Visit our practice and meet our team.
  • Speak directly to one of our Invisalign certified dentists and have them give you specific advice on your individual case and circumstance.
  • Our dentists will also explain to you all the other options available to you which might also be suitable ways to meet your cosmetic dental needs.
  • Our dentists will also explain to you the Invisalign system and process in more detail and show you examples of clincheck 3D video animated treatment plan, as well as before and after photos of other cases treated successfully with Invisalign.
  •  You’ll be provided with a bespoke treatment package suitable for your exact case, as well as your customised quotation including finance options and special offers (if applicable).
  • On request we can also explain to you our payment plans including interest free payment plans of up 2 years!
  • Finally you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have during and following the consultation.

“Our intention with our free consultations, be it for Invisalign or any other product or service you may be interested in, is that you walk away with all the information and advise you need in order to make an informed choice about which treatment is right for you. With no cost and no obligation to go ahead with any treatment at all, I like to think it’s one of our best value services we offer and a real no-brainer for someone considering cosmetic treatment.”

Dr Ricky Adams B.D.S

What a free consultation does not include…

If you’re considering Invisalign or any other cosmetic or advanced dental or facial treatment we offer, why not come and visit us for your own free consultation by clicking here.

What is a refinement?

So, if you’ve been reading along with my series on Invisalign, you’ll now know about what Invisalign is and how it works, and what a Clincheck 3D video animated treatment plan is.

Now lets talk about what might happen during your treatment, what a refinement is and why some dentists are being a little more than cheeky by not telling you about all this upfront!

For certain percentage of people, their teeth will move exactly as we’ve planned, and at the end of their first series of aligners, their teeth will be exactly where we want them to be and everything is perfectly finished off in just one set of aligners! Great no problems and no need for any refinements, straight onto keeping your teeth straight and maybe even a little whitening to finish things off.

This, however isn’t the case for all patients, and in my experience for most patients.

Teeth can be unpredictable at times, and don’t alway move exactly as we planned them to, some times teeth will ‘lag’, i.e. they will be moving slower than we had planned them to.

This is one of the things your Invisalign certified dentist at Adams Dental will be reviewing with you during your visits to us every 6-8 weeks, and there are some things we can do to help move these stubborn teeth, (see tips and tricks to get the most out of your Invisalign).

Predictably I have found most patients will achieve 80% – 90% of the desired movement we planned in their original clincheck on their first series of aligners.

So what happens next?

Well this is where we do what is known as a ‘Refinement‘. This is where we take new moulds of your teeth, create a new 3D treatment plan, and manufacture another series of aligners to tidy up the final little movements you may need, basically repeating the process.

Now here is what you should be aware of. Many places will quote really “cheap prices” for Invisalign to get you in the door and signed up, but they won’t tell you lots of things aren’t included! Commonly they may charge you extra for …

  • Invisalign Records visit
  • X-rays
  • Photos
  • Refinements
  • Retainers

Some practices can charge up to £1000 per refinement!! Can you imagine that, getting towards the end of your series of aligners and being told if you want to finish it off you have to pay another £1000!!

To me this is really cheeky, in fact, it’s worse, I think it’s plain dishonest, as once you have got to this stage, you’ve invested your time and money and are then faced with this horrible choice;

‘Do I pay more money to finish of my treatment as I wanted originally or do I stop and walk away without having got the smile I wanted?’

That’s why at Adams Dental we’ve created what we call ‘All inclusive invisalign package’. These include EVERYTHING mentioned above.

We want you to have the piece of mind that when you choose to have your Invisalign treatment with Adams Dental, there will be no hidden costs, all your consultations, visits, x-rays, photos, refinements and retainers are fully included in your treatment plan.

Depending on which Invisalign product you choose, i7, lite or full. We will provide you with the maximum refinements Invisalign allow.

For Invisalign full packages this actually includes unlimited retainers as needed to achieve your treatment goals (see t&c’s for more details, available on request).

In fact now we’ve gone one step further and not only included retainers to help keep your teeth straight, but the best retainers around, Invisaligns’ own Vivera retainers.

Keeping your teeth straight is something which I think every patient should be aware of before they start their treatment, read more about retention and how to keep your teeth straight as well as Vivera Retainers here.

What is clincheck?

Clincheck is Invisaligns own 3D animated treatment plan that is created following your full consultation or Invisalign records visit.

Following your Invisalign records visit, the moulds we take of your teeth are shipped to the Invisalign laboratory where they are scanned into a special scanning machine to create a 3D model of your teeth.

From there, your Invisalign certified dentist at Adams Dental will work along side the team at Invisalign to create your custom 3D animation of your treatment plan.

Below is an example of a Clincheck 3D treatment plan.

Your treatment plan will be emailed to you and can be viewed on most smartphones, tablets and computers.

When you receive your Clincheck treatment plan it allow you to;

  • See how many aligners your treatment plan consists of.
  • How long your treatment time will be.
  • What your teeth will look like will at the end of your treatment.
  • You’ll be able to view your own teeth in 360 degrees and watch as they transform over the treatment time.

You’ll have the opportunity to discuss your treatment plan with your dentist, either over the phone, email or in person at our practice in north london.

Even up until this point you are under no obligation to choose to move forward with your Invisalign treatment!

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How does Invisalign work

We already know that Invisalign works using aligners.

Looking at how thin and slimline they are it seems crazy these little things can straighten even really crowded or crooked teeth.

How do aligners work

Firstly, you should know that, ANY kind of orthodontics system used to straighten teeth, works by applying pressure to the teeth, which in turn causes the teeth to move.

When we create your 3D video animation of your treatment, Invisaligns’ clincheck software will show us exactly how many of these aligners it will take to straighten your teeth.

Lets say for example its 15 aligners.

Each aligner is created in a slightly moved or rotated position than the previous one, such that, your first aligner is where your teeth are at the moment, and your last aligner is the position we want your teeth to end up.

Every two weeks, at home, you’ll change over to your next aligner (typically patients come to visit us every 6-8 weeks and we will give you 3-4 aligners to take home with you on each visit). Since your next aligners is in a slightly more moved or rotated position that the last one, this change in position puts gentle pressure on your teeth causing them to move.

Of course there is a bit more science behind it and there a things you might want to know about such as, attachments, reductions and refinement, but, in a nut shell that’s how Invisalign straightens teeth.