Invisalign Journey


Here’s a breakdown of what to expect from your Invisalign teeth straightening treatment at The Croft Dental & Implant Practice, as well as answers to some frequently asked questions.

Step 1

Book Your Free Invisalign Smile Assessment Consultation

To start your journey to a new straighter, brighter smile, simply book your FREE Invisalign Smile Assessment.

Call us on +44 7717 895648 or book online now.

Get your FREE Invisalign Smile Visualisation and Treatment Plan

We will develop your FREE Smile Visualisation on the day of your appointment utilizing our cutting-edge Itero 3D imaging scanner. This process is non-invasive, painless, and just takes a few minutes.

In just a few minutes, you’ll be able to see the results of your scan. This will show you how your new smile might appear, and you’ll have access to these scans to help you decide whether or not to proceed with treatment.

We’ll next go over how Invisalign works and give you an estimate of how long it will take and how much it will cost.

Step 2

Step 3

Invisalign Treatment Start

One of our dentists will do a full clinical examination on the day you begin treatment to re-evaluate your readiness for treatment and, if necessary, propose any pre-treatment procedures (for example, we may recommend that you visit the Hygienist for a thorough clean of your mouth before starting your teeth straightening).

We’ll photograph your teeth and smile as well. These will aid our Invisalign professionals in creating your aligners, together with your comprehensive 3D scan.

Your dentist will now submit your information, and the manufacturing of your personalized Invisalign clear aligners will be planned. They will then be transported to the dental office, where you will be given an appointment to pick them up and begin the treatment process.

Invisalign Aligner Collection and Fitting

When your Invisalign clear aligners arrive at the Practice, we’ll contact you to schedule an appointment to fit them and go through everything you need to know as your teeth straightening process begins.

Every week, you will be given a new set of Invisalign clear aligners to wear. You will be able to do this at home, but we will schedule regular appointments with you throughout your treatment to ensure that everything is going as planned.

Step 4

Invisalign FAQs

Clear aligners from Invisalign are a practically invisible approach to straighten your teeth and get the smile you've always wanted. We can plan the entire invisalign treatment based on your dentist's prescription, from the starting position of your teeth to the final ideal position, using powerful 3D computer imaging technology.

We will then create a sequence of invisalign clear aligners that are custom-made for your teeth - and only your teeth - to gradually reposition them.

Each aligner is worn for 1-2 weeks before being replaced with the next in the sequence, progressively bringing the teeth closer to their final position. Your dentist will calculate the length of your invisalign treatment depending on your unique needs.

The clear aligners from Invisalign are practically undetectable. Few people will even know you're wearing these nearly invisible aligners, making Invisalign therapy a natural fit for your lifestyle and daily activities. Because Invisalign transparent aligners are removable, you can eat and drink whatever you want during treatment.

You can also take out the aligners to brush and floss normally to maintain proper dental hygiene and fresh breath. There are no metal brackets or wires, unlike typical fixed dental braces. This means that you'll spend less time visiting the dentist for adjustments in most circumstances.

Advanced 3D computer imaging technology allows you to preview your virtual outcomes and receive a thorough treatment plan so you can visualize how your teeth will look after treatment.

Invisalign clear aligners are clear aligners that move teeth by putting controlled movement in the right places. Invisalign treatment, unlike traditional braces, controls not only the amount of movement each aligner, but also the timing of the movement. As a result, only certain teeth are allowed to move at each step, according to the treatment plan for that stage.

As a result, an effective force delivery system is created, which moves teeth into the proper position.

The virtually invisible Invisalign transparent aligners are composed of a sturdy medical-grade thermoplastic material that was specifically created for the Invisalign treatment system. The aligners are created to fit over your teeth and are custom-made for you.

Invisalign visit intervals are similar to traditional braces, although they can be substantially shorter, with less time spent in the dentist's or orthodontist's chair during appointments because no wires/brackets need to be adjusted. Patients typically see their Invisalign dentist every 4 to 6 weeks to ensure that their treatment is on track and to obtain their next set of Invisalign aligner sets. Based on your treatment plan, your Invisalign dentist or orthodontist will make a decision.

The entire treatment time is determined on the therapy's complexity and is often comparable to that of traditional braces. Treatment usually lasts between three and eighteen months. Your Invisalign dentist or orthodontist can offer you further information during your consultation.

When a new Invisalign aligner is inserted, some people may experience transient, slight discomfort for a few days at the start of each new stage of treatment. This is quite natural and is commonly described as a pressing sensation. It's a sign that the aligners are doing their job, gradually shifting your teeth and assisting you in achieving your desired results. This discomfort typically goes away in a few days

With Invisalign transparent aligners, gaps between teeth are usually straightforward to close. Your Invisalign dentist can assess if Invisalign treatment is right for you and if it will fill any gaps in your teeth. You'll be able to view how your new smile will look following treatment with your Invisalign Smile Visualisation.

The temporomandibular (jaw) point is referred to as TMJ. TMJ sufferers may have a variety of jaw joint issues, some of which can be increased by appliances and treatments like Invisalign clear aligners, and others that can improve, stay the same, or even worsen the condition. Please schedule an appointment with your Invisalign dentist to see if your TMJ issue will affect your treatment.

The cost of Invisalign clear aligners, like other types of orthodontic treatment, is determined by the intricacy of your teeth straightening and the length of your treatment. The cost is often equivalent to regular fixed braces.

To put it another way, the more complicated your teeth straightening, the more Invisalign aligners you'll need to get your finest smile. Invisalign aligners are used less frequently as the straightening becomes more sophisticated. As a result, the price varies depending on how many Invisalign aligners your dentist recommends.

Only a certified Invisalign dentist or Orthodontist Provider may evaluate your pricing on this basis. Invisalign treatment costs in the United Kingdom range from £3,000 to £4,500. (depending upon the complexity).