Monday: 9.00am – 8.00pm
Tuesday: 8.00am – 8.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Thursday: 8.00am – 5.30pm
Friday: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Saturdays by appointment only.
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, Invisalign could be the orthodontic treatment you’re looking for!
The Invisalign system helps to straighten your teeth without anyone knowing you’re having treatment unless you tell them of course! This makes it a very popular treatment option for adults who want to straighten their teeth without compromising on their smile. Invisalign is a system which uses virtually invisible aligners to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth.
We use a iTero Intraoral Scanner, the latest technology in dentistry which enables our dentists to take 3 D impressions of your teeth and gums, easily, safely and without the need for putty impressions.
After your iTero scan which takes no more than 5-10 minutes, you will be able to see immediately on screen how your teeth will move into place during treatment and also how they will look after Invisalign treatment. This scanner then ensures that your aligners are the perfect fit for your teeth at every stage of the process, right up to the retainers once your new smile is complete.
A series of clear aligners are custom-made to fit you – they look a bit like a thin, clear gum shield that most people won’t even notice you are wearing. We regularly treat patients aged 16 to 60, so age is no barrier to treatments, as long as you are dentally fit to start treatment.
Lauren using the iTero scanner on one of our patients to take a 3D image of their teeth and gums.
Treatment time depends on which Invisalign system is right for your teeth, given how many teeth need to move, and how far. A straight smile can be achieved in as little as 7 weeks with the i7 system to over a year with the Invisalign Full range. But it is completely individual- a bespoke programme is created for you by our Invisalign dentists, and they will be able to give you a very clear idea of treatment time at your initial free consultation. However, in our experience, the patients who constantly wear their aligners, removing them only for a short period at mealtimes and cleaning always achieve the fastest results.
Due to technological advancements, Invisalign now is faster than ever before. The virtually invisible aligners can in many cases be changed every week as your teeth are gradually repositioned into a smile that you will love. The treatment is so convenient- you can remove the aligners to eat and to clean your teeth. You can even use the aligners to whiten your teeth during treatment. Invisalign is more comfortable than traditional fixed braces. There are no metal wires or bands which are more visible and can sometimes irritate your mouth. It’s also easier to keep your teeth clean too.
There are three main types of Invisalign that we use at Dental Solutions. At your free consultation, your appointed dentist will advise you on the best system to meet your needs.
This is the most commonly used course of treatment here at Dental Solutions. We provide as many aligners as needed to achieve your desired result, Invisalign Full is used to treat the more complex orthodontic conditions. On average, treatment time can range from 12 to 18 months but differs from person to person.
Providing for less complex alignment problem cases, Invisalign Lite uses a fixed number of aligners to correct small discrepancies towards an improved smile. It is also ideal for those who need the positioning of their teeth adjusted and straightened before cosmetic work such as veneers, crowns or bridges- Invisalign provides a great solution to enhance the cosmetic/aesthetic solution.
The latest addition to the range of Invisalign service solutions, comprising of a typically shorter treatment time than the standard Invisalign course. This was developed for those people who need minor dental corrections. This could be treating slight overcrowding cases or perhaps that single annoying crooked tooth that has always been an eyesore in photos. It has also been used in cases when there has been previous orthodontic treatment and relapse has been very minor- Invisalign i7 can prove to be a useful solution.
There may be a slight achy feeling in your teeth for a couple of days after each change of aligner as teeth move into their new position. But usually nothing too dramatic. We’d always recommend paracetamol if it really hurts but most patients don’t need it.
You cannot eat with Invisalign aligners in your mouth, and only drink water. But the beauty of invisalign is that you can remove the aligners at mealtimes and are not restricted in what you can eat or drink. Just make sure that you brush your teeth before you replace the aligners in your mouth.
You may find that you lisp for a few days as you become used to the aligners. Its feels more noticeable than it actually is and you soon adjust your speech.
You will need to see your own hygienist or visit our hygienist team here at Dental Solutions prior to your initial scan or impressions. Even the slightest amount of plaque can hamper the efficiency of your orthodontic system. We also recommend a visit to your hygienist during and immediately after treatment to ensure that your teeth are staying clean and that you are brushing them correctly.
Once your treatment is complete and you are delighted with your new smile we need you to keep them that way! We will custom fit a Vivera retainer that you continue to wear just at night time.
Treatment costs start at £2,000 for a single arch (upper or lower teeth) with our i7 invisalign system. With an interest free credit payment plan over 10 months you’d be looking at £200 per month or under £50 a week.
Lauren and Amy are both accredited Quick Straight teeth providers and have been successfully treating patients for several years at the practice. In addition Lisa is our Orthodontic facilitator who will manage all of your appointments and ensure that your treatment runs smoothly. Lisa is your first port of call to answer any questions you may have between appointments with Amy or Lauren.
Lauren Westhead BDS.
Amy Norfolk BDS.
Lisa Meechan Orthodontic Facilitator
If you are considering Invisalign treatment in Cheshire or Warrington then call our Reception team on 01925 756565 or contact us to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our Invisalign practitioners Amy Norfolk BDS BSc and Lauren Westhead BDS BSc. You can also book a free virtual video consultation with Lauren and Amy.
They will assess your suitability to the Invisalign system and can discuss the different interest-free credit and low-cost interest bearing treatment plans that are available.
Use the handy repayment calculator to work out just how affordable it is for you!