Invisalign for Adults

Invisalign, perhaps the least conspicuous brace ever to exist.

Invisalign® Clear Aligners

We offer clear teeth straightening treatments using Invisalign for Adults in London. Our specialist orthodontists are experienced with complicated cases and we can help you achieve the smile you desire without interrupting your daily routine.

With Invisalign®, achieving the smile you always dreamed of doesn’t have to be a challenge. In fact, it barely has to impact your day-to-day life at all. Invisalign® is a tried and tested solution used by more than 6 million patients over 15 years, including high-profile celebrities such as Kate Middleton, Keira Knightley, Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey and many others.

What is Invisalign®?

The Invisalign® system uses a series of removable aligners to gradually and gently move your teeth into the desired position. Better still, the aligners are made of a completely transparent SmartTrack plastic material, making them comfortable to wear as well as virtually invisible - even with a close-up!

Dr. Steffen Decker

Specialist Orthodontist

GDC No. 131767

What can Invisalign® for adults help with?

Invisalign® aligners are engineered to treat a wide range of teeth-straightening issues. Here are some of the problems we can treat at American Smile in London using Invisalign®:

  • Crowded or crooked teeth.
  • Gaps and spacing between teeth.
  • Reducing underbites (if your lower teeth sit in front of your upper teeth) or deep bites (if your upper teeth overlap your bottom teeth), helping to achieve smile harmony.
  • Reducing crossbites - where one or more of your upper teeth bite on the inside of your lower teeth.

If your problem is very complex, you may be more suited to lingual braces.

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Invisalign for Adults

How does Invisalign® work?

Invisalign clear aligners move teeth through a series of carefully controlled movements. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® not only controls the amount of movement that each aligner delivers but also the timing of the movement.

Benefits of Invisalign® treatment

  • It’s very discreet, thanks to virtually-undetectable clear aligners.
  • It’s removable, so you can brush and floss your teeth with ease.
  • Invisalign® uses ClinCheck® technology that digitally maps your entire Invisalign® journey, and allows you to preview how your teeth are expected to look when your treatment is complete.
  • Clear aligners are custom-made and highly elastic. They are designed for a better fit and greater comfort.
  • There are fewer appointments compared to traditional braces and they are quicker - fitting perfectly to your busy schedule.
  • The aligners’ SmartTrack material provides greater than 75% improvement in overall tooth movement predictability. Overall, this results in an efficient and timely force delivery system.

What can you expect from an Invisalign® treatment at American Smile?

Once our specialist orthodontist has confirmed you are eligible for an Invisalign® treatment and you agreed to proceed, your records will be sent to our partners at Invisalign®. Once approved, your Invisalign® aligners will be sent to our office in just a few days, and we’ll be ready to start your treatment!

You will receive custom-made aligners, which you will be advised to wear for 22 hours a day and replace them every 1-2 weeks. Because the aligners are removable, it will be easy to maintain your regular oral hygiene and enjoy your favourite foods throughout your treatment.

Generally, we will see you once every two months to keep a close eye on your progress. Time will fly, and every visit your teeth will be straighter and straighter!

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The complexity of treatment is the main factor that influences the type of Invisalign® system that you might need (as well as its cost). The more complex the case, the more aligner trays and treatment times will be required to achieve the smile you desire.

What types of adult Invisalign® aligners are available at American Smile?

  • Invisalign® is the original Invisalign system, and our prefered aligner for moderate and complex cases. The treatment fees start at £3000.
  • Invisalign Light® works in the same way as Invisalign®, but uses fewer aligners, making it ideal for treating simpler cases. The treatment fees start at £2500.
  • Invisalign® Express uses just seven aligners to straighten up very mild crowding or spacing in a matter of months. The treatment fees start at £1500.
  • Invisalign® Teens is great for teenagers and Invisalign® First may be used by children.

If you need braces for your child, please contact our partners Happy Kids Dental, who are experts in orthodontic treatments for children. They are based in the same building as American Smile, so it's never been easier to get the treatment for both parents and children.

Orthodontic treatment is certainly an investment worth making

We offer interest-free financing options which allow you to spread out the total cost.

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How to get started?

Our team of specialist orthodontists have over 20 years’ experience of treating the most complex cases. They will provide a complimentary orthodontic consultation and develop a personalised treatment plan to outline your treatment options.

Your complimentary consultation at American Smile, Chelsea will include:

  • A digital intra-oral scan of your smile with our iTero® machine. This advanced technology allows us to create fast, precise 3D digital images of your teeth that our specialist orthodontist will use to develop your treatment plan.
  • A preview of your future smile with ClinCheck® technology, which digitally maps your entire Invisalign journey.
  • A precise, personalised treatment plan including the exact movements of your teeth at each stage of the treatment.
  • A personalised estimate of the length of the treatment required, its costs and the associated finance options.

Make your move today. Book your complimentary orthodontic consultation with our specialist orthodontist.

Invisalign Aligners

Q&A

Do you organise Invisalign open days?

Yes. At American Smile we organise regular Invisalign open days. Consult our reception team about the next available date.

It usually takes about 4 weeks from the time of the impressions until we get the trays back to our office. Then you are ready to start straightening your teeth!

The vast majority of patients report no effect on speech. However, some Invisalign patients, as well as patients with traditional braces, develop a lisp because the aligners alter the space within the mouth. But don’t worry - you should be speaking clearly and confidently in just a few days.

The virtually invisible aligners are made of strong medical grade thermoplastic material (SmartTrack), which has been uniquely developed for the Invisalign system. The aligners are elastic and custom-made for you, and this allows for a comfortable, snug fit over your teeth.

Some people may experience temporary, minor discomfort for a few days at the beginning of each new stage of treatment with a new aligner. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure, rather than pain. But don’t worry - it is a sign that the aligners are working because they are moving your teeth gradually and helping you to achieve the final results you want. This discomfort typically goes away in a couple of days.

The total duration of treatment depends on the complexity required for your treatment. It’s generally comparable to that of traditional braces so, typically, treatment lasts between 3 and 18 months. During your consultation, one of our specialist orthodontists will provide you with a more specific timeframe required for your treatment.

Most people start noticing some movement within the first couple of months after getting their first set of aligners.

Your Invisalign aligners are smooth and are designed to fit really closely to your teeth - they will not dislodge or affect your kissing.

Because bridges firmly link two or more teeth together, they offer significant resistance to tooth movement. Your American Smile specialist will be able to determine whether bridges will be a factor in your treatment.

Yes, once you’ve completed your treatment you’ll be given fixed and/or removable retainers to hold your teeth in their new position. At American Smile we use Vivera retainers, which are custom-made for you with the same state-of-the-art technology used to make Invisalign aligners. You benefit from a precise, durable and comfortable fit.

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