Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably heard about the newest craze in cosmetic dentistry; the invisible aligner.
A much sought after treatment option for adults with misaligned teeth, this brace, as the name suggests, is practically invisible to the naked eye. Whether you are at work, on a date or visiting relatives, this brace will not draw unnecessary stares from your friends and family, allowing you to get the highest quality orthodontic care without worry.
However, the sad reality is that many adults who would benefit from wearing the invisible aligner do not seek it out at their nearest cosmetic dentist. Primarily, potential invisible brace wearers are worried about hidden costs, add-ons or spiralling costs associated with the brace.
But what is involved in Invisalign cost in London? Read on to find out!
When you are performing your initial search for a suitable dentist to go to for your treatment with invisible braces, it is always worth looking at the cost of the initial meeting or consultation with them.
Many dental surgeries who have staff that are experienced in fitting and using invisible braces may be offering potential patients a free consultation, to give you a feel for the procedure and the opportunity to ask questions in a ‘no obligation’ setting.
The second stage that is involved in the final Invisalign cost in London is the assessment.
During this meeting, your dentist will take photographs and X-rays of your teeth, to decide how many aligners you require during the duration of the treatment.
Remember, if you are deemed by your dentist to have a more severe misalignment, you will probably require more customised retainers, so the price you pay may differ from someone else’s. This treatment is customised to help you as an individual get straighter teeth and an average cost is decided at the assessment stage.
Similar to orthodontic braces, when you are wearing removable invisible braces, you will still be required to visit the specialist orthodontist who fitted them.
Depending on the amount of realignment required and the number of aligners you have, you may need to visit your dental team every 2 weeks, but these visits should have been calculated by your dentist during the assessment stage. Therefore, there should be no extra cost for scheduled trips but if you encounter an emergency during your treatment, this may be added to the final total.
An overlooked aspect of most orthodontic work, advice on how to keep your teeth healthy throughout treatment comes as part of the overall package. Similarly, if you have any questions during your treatment with invisible braces, the answers given should not cost extra.
Brand matched retainers
Some dentists will try to cut costs of the overall procedure by offering patients who have just finished wearing an invisible aligner a basic and cheap retainer.
A brand matched retainer should be included in the treatment price as standard, ensuring the best outcome for your teeth.