When people hear about this convenient, subtle treatment they often assume that it is going to be out of their price range and opt for a cheaper alternative right away, even if their treatment choice leaves them unhappy for the duration of their treatment. Invisalign cost in London is not actually as high as you might think it is, and many dental practices have schemes in place where you are able to set up a direct debit and pay for your treatment in affordable monthly instalments. The total cost you have to pay will depend upon the severity of your condition and how long treatment takes.
Clear aligners that are completely removable
After you have attended a consultation appointment and had 3D images of your teeth taken your dental professional will be able to issue you with a series of custom-made aligners that have been created specifically for you. You will need to wear your sets of aligners in order, and each set must be worn for around two weeks at a time. You will be expected to change your aligners on your own at home, but you will need to attend check-ups with your practitioner every few weeks to check how your treatment is going and receive further sets of aligners.
The aligners are clear and therefore extremely discreet. They fit comfortably over your teeth and should not impact your ability to speak. You must wear your aligners for at least twenty-two hours of the day otherwise the treatment may not work as intended.
Taking care of your appliance
Taking care of your aligners could not be easier. As they are removable, you can easily take them out when it is time to brush your teeth and it is easy to keep them clean. Your dentist will be able to suggest which brush is most suitable for cleaning your appliance, as well as what toothpastes and mouthwashes are ideal for your needs.
If you take your aligners out to eat throughout the day then it is recommended that you brush your teeth before putting your aligners back in. This will help you to avoid plaque build-up and keep your aligners in good condition. As well as regular cleaning you will need to visit your dental practice regularly throughout your treatment so they can monitor your progress and ensure that your aligners and mouth are both in good condition.
Make sure your teeth stay straight
After your teeth have been moved into their new positions and you have no more aligners to wear, your dentist will issue you with a retainer. This retainer will prevent your teeth from shifting back into their old positions as time goes on, keeping your smile straight and even. Most people will only have to wear their retainer at night after a few weeks of continuous wear, but they could potentially need to wear it every night for the rest of their life. Each person is an individual, so some may only need to wear their retainer for a few months or years, but this is something that your dental practitioner will ad