Have you ever imagined yourself with straighter teeth? Well now you can see it, in 60 seconds! Snap a selfie with SmileView and see what your smile could look like.
You are just a few clicks away from a new Invisalign® smile at The Smile Boutique.
Contact us today to book your FREE Invisalign® Smile Assessment which includes an amazing smile outcome visualisation.
What are clear aligners?
If you are considering teeth straightening but are concerned about how metal braces may impact on your appearance, clear aligners such as Invisalign® can give the same result of straight teeth without a mouth full of metal.
Clear aligners are a discrete method for straightening your teeth that allow for more freedom than other traditional straightening options.
With clear aligners, you will be able to:
- Eat all your favourite foods
- Remove the aligners for pictures
- Avoid stains on your teeth
- Easily brush your teeth
- Experience little discomfort throughout the process
Experience first-hand exactly how powerful Invisalign® technology can be. Simply request your complimentary consultation and we’ll be in touch to arrange a convenient appointment.
At your initial appointment, you will meet our experienced, friendly dental team and start on your unique path to a better, brighter smile.
The Smile Boutique in Peterborough are a leading Platinum providers for Invisalign® due to their experience and knowledge of this state-of-the-art treatment option.
We offer all Invislaign® treatments including Invisalign®17, Invisalign®lite, Comprehensive Invisalign® and Invisalign® Vivera retainers.
Invisalign is often known as a single treatment based on the treatment of bespoke aligners, however did you know there a number of different treatments dedicated to different needs?
- Invisalign® Full: The original Invisalign® aligner system, Invisalign® Full can correct a wide number of issues over an average time of about a year. Invisalign® Full is more than a cosmetic treatment and can be used for certain movements, with the help of certain attachments or elastics fitted discreetly to your teeth and the aligner.
- Invisalign® Lite: Invisalign® Lite is a between system, allowing for cases to be completed in just 7 months, using fourteen or less bespoke aligners, allowing for more flexibility than i7 and iGo.
- Invisalign® Go: A much simpler, faster version of even Invisalign® Lite, iGo clear aligners are intended for mild to moderate cases and can be used to treat mild crowding, spaces and brace relapse in a streamlined, fast way.
- Invisalign® i7: Designed for mild cases, i7 is a teeth straightening treatment that can be completed in as short a time as three months.
Retainers are an incredibly important part of any teeth straightening treatment in order to keep your smile as beautiful and straight as possible for years to come. Without retention, teeth can move slowly back to their initial position. In order to keep your teeth as good as they can be, we recommend Vivera retainers from Align.
Vivera retainers are designed with the same computer-aided state of the art design as Invisalign’s® clear aligners, and because of this, they are discreet, comfortable, removable and convenient ways to keep your smile protected for years to come.
For more information on teeth straightening options message or contact our team on 01733 551 534
Question & Answer
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What is the Invisalign® system?
Invisalign® is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Using advanced 3D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign® depicts your complete treatment plan based on your Invisalign® dentist’s prescription, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. Then a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth – and your teeth only – to move them little by little. Each aligner is worn for 1-2 weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, gradually moving towards the projected final position. Your Invisalign® treatment time will be determined by your Smile Boutique dentist, based on your specific needs.
What are the benefits of the Invisalign® system?
Invisalign® aligners are nearly invisible. No one may even notice that you’re wearing these virtually invisible aligners, making Invisalign® a seamless fit with your lifestyle and day-to-day interactions with others. Invisalign® aligners are removable giving you the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment. You can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would for fresh breath and to maintain good oral hygiene. Unlike traditional fixed dental braces, there are no metal brackets or wires. This means that in most cases, less time is spent at the dentist for adjustments. Invisalign® allows you to view your virtual results (ask about our FREE Smile Visualisation) and treatment plan before you even begin treatment so you can see how your teeth are expected to look when your treatment is complete.
Is this a new way to straighten teeth?
Dentists and orthodontists have successfully used removable appliances for years. However, with the application of Align Technology’s 3D computer technology and aligner customisation, the Invisalign® system can be used to treat a wide range of patients who want straighter teeth. The unique ClinCheck® software allows patients to see their treatment plan from beginning to end even before the start of treatment.
How long has Invisalign® been going?
How old is the technology behind the Invisalign® system?
In 1945, Dr. H.D. Kiesling envisioned that one day modern technology would enable the use of a series of tooth positioners to produce the kinds of movements required for comprehensive orthodontic treatment. Align Technology has made this vision a reality. Using advanced computer technology, Align Technology produces Invisalign®, a series of customised clear aligners. Each aligner is worn sequentially by the patient to produce gradual tooth movements in both upper and lower arches.
How many patients are being treated with Invisalign®?
More than 6 million patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign® but the number of Invisalign® smiles grows daily!
Where is Invisalign® available?
Invisalign® is sold in over 45 countries using a direct sales model in the US, Canada, Europe, China, Japan, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East, and supported by distributors in smaller emerging growth countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Latin America.
How much does Invisalign® cost?
As with other types of orthodontic treatment, the cost of Invisalign® is dependent upon the complexity of your teeth straightening and your course of treatment. As a general rule, the cost is comparable to traditional fixed braces. In simple terms, the more complex your teeth straightening, the more Invisalign® aligners are needed to achieve your best smile. Conversely, the less complex the straightening, the less Invisalign® aligners are needed. Consequently, based on the number of Invisalign aligners your dentist prescribes as needed, the price goes up or down accordingly. On this basis, only an accredited Invisalign® dentist or Orthodontist Provider is able to determine your cost. However, in the UK, prices for Invisalign® treatment are generally between £2995 and £3795 (depending upon the complexity). With payment options available. 0% Finance options are available subject to credit BOOK YOUR FREE SMILE ASSESSMENT
How does the Invisalign® system work?
Invisalign® aligners move teeth with an appropriate placement of controlled movement on the teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® not only controls the amount of movement per aligner, but also the timing of the movement. So, at each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move, as per the Invisalign treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force delivery system that moves teeth into the desired prescribed position.
What are Invisalign® aligners made of and what do they look like?
The virtually invisible Invisalign® aligners are made of strong medical grade thermoplastic material, uniquely developed specifically for the Invisalign® System. The aligners are custom-made for you and fit snugly over your teeth.
What is the minimum age of a patient that a doctor can treat with Invisalign®?
With experience, an Invisalign® dentist or orthodontist can use Invisalign® to treat malocclusion for a majority of adults and adolescents who want a better smile. For teenagers, talk to your Invisalign® Provider to see if Invisalign® Teen may be the right treatment option for your child. BOOK YOUR FREE SMILE ASSESSMENT
How often must I see my Invisalign® dentist once I have started treatment?
Invisalign® appointment intervals are generally the same as with traditional braces but can be much quicker with less time spent in the dentists’ or orthodontists’ chair during appointments as no adjustments need to be made to wires/brackets. Patients typically visit their Invisalign® dentist every 4 to 6 weeks to ensure the treatment is progressing as planned and to receive their next few sets of Invisalign® aligners. Your Invisalign® dentist or orthodontist will decide based on your treatment.
How long does Invisalign® treatment take?
The total duration of treatment depends on the complexity of the treatment and is generally comparable to that of traditional braces. Typically treatment can last between 3 and 18 months. During your consultation, your Invisalign® dentist or orthodontist can provide you with more detailed information.
Is the Invisalign® treatment painful?
Some people may experience temporary, minor discomfort for a few days, at the beginning of each new stage of treatment when they insert a new Invisalign® aligner. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure. It is a sign that the aligners are working – moving your teeth gradually, helping you to achieve the final results. This discomfort typically goes away in a couple of days.
Does the Invisalign® system work on overbites?
An Invisalign® dentist or orthodontist can use Invisalign® to treat overbites in the vast majority of adults and adolescents. Consult your Invisalign® dentist or orthodontist to determine whether Invisalign® is suitable for you. Are there certain dental conditions that automatically exclude someone from being an eligible patient? Only your Invisalign® dentist or orthodontist can determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign® treatment. BOOK YOUR FREE SMILE ASSESSMENT
Are bridges a factor in Invisalign® treatment?
Because bridges firmly link two or more teeth together, they offer significant resistance to tooth movement. Your Invisalign® dentist or orthodontist will be able to determine whether bridges will be a factor in your treatment.
Are crowns a factor in Invisalign® treatment?
Crowns (tooth caps) are usually not a factor in Invisalign® treatment. However, sometimes small tooth-coloured composites called “attachments” are bonded onto teeth to help achieve certain movements and are more difficult to bond on crowns than teeth. In these cases, the location of crowns must be carefully evaluated. Our Invisalign® dentist or orthodontist can provide further advice during an initial smile assessment consultation.
Can Invisalign® close gaps?
Yes. Spaces between teeth are generally easy to close with Invisalign®. Our Invisalign® dentist can determine whether Invisalign® is suitable for your teeth straightening and if this will close any gaps. Your Invisalign® Smile Visualisation will enable you to see how your new smile will look after treatment.
Will TMJ affect Invisalign® treatment?
TMJ refers to the temporomandibular (jaw) joint. People with a TMJ condition can have a number of problems with the jaw joint, some of which can be aggravated by appliances and treatments like Invisalign®, and some which can improve, remain the same or even cause the condition to deteriorate. To find out if your TMJ problem will adversely impact treatment, please book an appointment to consult our Invisalign® dentist.