Invisalign Clear Braces
If you have Invisalign treatment or orthodontic treatment with braces we will carry out home whitening and provide you with one week’s worth of home whitening gel completely free of charge.
Nothing is as important as a genuine and heartfelt smile. Whether in your professional life or when you are out socialising, an attractive smile can make you feel happier and more relaxed – as well as making the right impression!
If you’ve ever thought about how improving your smile could help you to feel more confident, Invisalign® might be for you. With the Invisalign® technique you can have the smile you always wanted, without traditional, metal braces.
Invisalign® can help to treat a variety of orthodontic concerns including teeth which are crooked, crowded or with gaps – but because it is clear, removable and comfortable, it won’t interfere with your life.
Because it’s nearly invisible almost no-one can tell you are wearing Invisalign®, so you can smile more during as well as after your treatment. You can remove Invisalign® so you can eat and drink what you like, and studies have shown that it can be better for your dental hygiene during treatment as well! With no metal or sharp edges, Invisalign® is comfortable to wear and does not cause allergies.
So far over 2 million patients worldwide have more reasons to smile – thanks to Invisalign®.
What is the Invisalign Process when you come to Ethicare Dental?
Invisalign® treatment starts with a visit to your dentist, Dr Klaudia Tombolis. She will carry out a free 15 minute consultation and discuss the orthodontic options with you as well as take photographs. She will then submit details of your case and the photographs to Invisalign who will respond by producing a free case evaluation highlighting your suitability for Invisalign as well as which Invisalign product is appropriate.
There are now various Invisalign products: Invisalign Full, Invisalign Lite, Invisalign Teen and their most recent product is Invisalign I7. Once the case evaluation has been returned to us we will send you an email explaining your treatment options including a fully costed Invisalign treatment plan. A more thorough explanation of the Invisalign process, a consent form and an example of a “Clin check video” produced by Invisalign which takes you through from crooked teeth to perfectly straight teeth.
Invisalign Full allows for complete correction of an orthodontic case with as many aligners as is required to achieve the desired result. Invisalign full also includes 3 refinements which allows us to fine tune the finished result.
Invisalign Lite is a course of treatment involving 14 upper and lower aligners. It is suitable for less complex cases where Invisalign Full treatment is not required.
Invisalign teen can help teenagers who don’t have a full complement of adult teeth.
Invisalign i7 is the new addition to the Invisalign Clear Braces family and reassuringly it uses the same science and ClinCheck treatment planning software.
It is deliberately designed to achieve minor tooth movements and is therefore ideal for patients with minor crowding, spacing or orthodontic relapse. (Orthodontic relapse occurs when teeth move back to their original position after braces treatment. This can be avoided by wearing retainers.)
A maximum of seven upper and 7 lower Invisalign trays are used in a course of i7 treatment; hence the name i7. Fantastic results can be achieved after using the treatment for just three and a half months.
The cost of i7 is also considerably lower than that of other Invisalign products. Before the arrival of i7, Ethicare’s Invisalign prices started at £2,995 – they have now come down to £1,500 thanks to the new product.
If you decide to go forward you can book in for impressions and an x-ray. This information is used to produce your own personalised clin check video. This can be modified by Klaudia to get the best result possible. At this point a short consultation can be arranged to decide whether to go forward based on the video. Once the Clin check is accepted, Invisalign swing into action and manufacture the series of plastic trays that are required to move your teeth.
Each aligner is slightly different, moving your teeth gradually into the desired position. You wear each aligner for two weeks, before moving on to the next in the series.
Treatment length will vary depending on your case, but the average Invisalign® treatment is 12 months. Your aligners need to worn full time other than to eat or drink. During treatment you will need to visit Klaudia every 4-6 weeks, until it is determined that your treatment is complete. Then all that remains is to show off your beautiful new smile!
If it is not possible to carry out Invisalign treatment or this is not your chosen treatment option we have a specialist Orthodontist at the practice Dr Acharya who will carry out fixed appliance therapy (braces) on both children and adults. She can also place Incognito lingual appliances which are invisible braces hidden on the inner surface of your teeth.
Alternatively there are other forms of orthodontic therapy such as the Inman Aligner or generic clear aligner therapy and Klaudia would be more than happy to discuss these with you and will taylor a plan depending on what you want, what is possible and your budget.
For more information on Invisalign® please visit the Invisalign® website.
See also our Inman Aligner page for information on how to straighten front teeth quickly and efficiently.
Klaudia Tombolis has written an article on Inman Aligners and clear Aligners, please see our blog for details.
Prospective patients are required to read and understand the Orthodontic consent form prior to treatment.
Before and after;
Dr. KLAUDIA TOMBOLIS BDS DENTISTRY (1996 Adelaide) – GDC:75470
Klaudia Tombolis qualified from the University of Adelaide in Australia in 1996. She developed solid groundings in a private practice for 2 years in Adelaide. Klaudia moved to the UK in early 1999 and worked for one year outside London followed by working in a private practice in central London from 2000 to 2010 taking time out to raise her 3 children in the interim.
Throughout her time as a dentist, Klaudia has maintained her commitment to continued professional development by attending courses on regular basis.
Klaudia’s interests also lie in the fields of general and cosmetic dentistry and throughout her professional life has remained focused in providing excellence in every aspect of her care.
Klaudia’s special interests include preventive dentistry, Invisalign, Inman aligner, clear aligners and other forms of removable orthodontics as well as minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry.