Mint Dental Centre, 41 Clapham Road, Oval, London SW9 0JD

Invisalign in South London

Invisalign The 4 steps to your new smile
Step 1

We will take you through the Case Assessment, which is a simple set of photos to determine whether you are suitable for Invisalign treatment.

Step 2

If treatment is right for you, we’ll take photos, X-rays and digital scans, or a dental impression, of your teeth. Then we’ll create you a digital treatment plan, using our state of the art technology, showing you what your results could look like via a 3D video.

Step 3

We’ll give you a series of aligners to wear every day and change at home – on average every 1-2 weeks (as directed by your Dentist). You can comfortably wear your aligners for 22 hours a day (the recommended daily wear). And because they’re removable, it’s easy to maintain your normal oral hygiene routine and enjoy your usual diet.

Step 4

We’ll invite you back to the practice around every 4-6 weeks to monitor progress and hand over your new aligners. At the end of your treatment, you will need to wear your retainers to maintain your new smile.

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I cannot recommend Mint enough, from the moment I registered the staff from reception to the dentists have been so welcoming, kind and attentive. I also recently started orthodontic work with Dr Antonio and his assistant; they are not only amazing at their job but they're also extremely warm and makes you feel instantly at ease. You won't look back if you join this practice.

All you need to know about Invisalign

A beautiful, smile is a powerful thing. It can change your outlook, help you overcome inhibitions and give you greater confidence – in both your professional life and when you are out socialising.

With Invisalign, you can achieve this smile without using traditional fixed braces. This Fact Sheet provides information about the Invisalign System, so you can discover if a clear, convenient and comfortable teeth straightening treatment is the right course of action for you.

If you've ever thought about improving your smile, Invisalign could be the clear way forward.

What is Invisalign?

Developed by Align Technology together with leading orthodontists in 1997, Invisalign straightens your teeth using a series of custom-made clear aligners. Comfortable, clear and removable – Invisalign transforms your smile without disrupting your life. Something that over 8 million people worldwide have already discovered.

Invisalign Aligners...​
  • Are comfortable and nearly invisible.
  • Gently and continuously move your teeth in small increments.
  • Are worn for approximately two weeks. Then you switch to a new set of aligners.
  • Are removable so you can eat whatever you want and maintain good oral hygiene.
Treatable issues...

By using advanced technology, Invisalign can treat a broad range of dental and orthodontic issues that were previously treated with traditional braces – from minor tooth movements to more complex cases. These issues include:

  • Overly crowded teeth.
  • Widely spaced teeth.
  • Cross bite.
  • Deep bite.
  • Under bite.
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Invisalign Can Help Align The
Following Conditions
Generally Crowded Teeth Generally Crowded Teeth
Overbite Overbite
Gaps / Spaces Gaps / Spaces
Open Bite Open Bite
Underbite Underbite
Crossbites Crossbites
Adult & Baby Teeth Mixed Adult & Baby Teeth Mixed
Mixed / General Issues Mixed / General Issues
How does the treatment work?

It takes approximately between 9 and 18 months to create a new smile using Invisalign. Getting there takes just four simple steps:

  1. You meet with an Invisalign Provider for a consultation about your treatment., based on your treatment plan and your dental records, a virtual 3D treatment plan is generated that shows you the expected movement of your teeth from their current position to the desired final position.
  2. Once you and your Invisalign Provider have approved the treatment plan, the aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth. The number of aligners varies for each person.
  3. You wear your aligners about 20 to 22 hours every day, except to eat, brush, and floss, or for a specific occasion.
  4. Every two weeks, you switch to a new set of aligners. The aligners will gradually move your teeth towards their final prescribed position.
The Benefits

Custom-made to fit your teeth and your lifestyle, Invisalign offers many benefits beyond your brand-new smile:

  • Nearly-invisible aligners mean hardly anyone will notice that you are straightening your teeth.
  • The removable aligners allow you to maintain your dental hygiene, brushing and flossing as usual.
  • You can also remove the aligners briefly to eat, drink or for special occasions.
  • Even before you start treatment you'll know how long your treatment may take and what your teeth are expected to look like at the end.
How much does Invisalign cost?​

As with other types of orthodontic treatment, the cost of Invisalign is dependent on the complexity of your issue and your course of treatment. And, although only an Invisalign Provider is able to fully determine your cost, prices for Invisalign treatment vary. Find out prices here.

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Invisible braces, also known as clear or transparent braces, are a type of orthodontic treatment designed to straighten misaligned teeth while being nearly invisible. Unlike traditional metal braces, invisible braces use a series of custom-made aligners to gradually reposition teeth.

These aligners are made from clear plastic material and are custom-moulded to fit your teeth. They will be changed every two weeks to make adjustments to the position of your teeth. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will gradually move until they are in the desired position.

One of the main benefits of this type of treatment is that the aligners are virtually invisible, making them an ideal option for those who are hesitant about traditional metal braces. The clear, plastic aligners are also more comfortable than metal braces as they don't have any wires or brackets that could cause irritation or soreness.

Invisible braces can be used to treat a wide range of dental issues, including crooked teeth, crowded teeth, misaligned teeth and gaps between teeth. They also offer an excellent option for those who have experienced relapse after traditional braces or who have an orthodontic treatment for the first time.

It's worth noting that invisible braces are not suitable for everyone. Patients with severe dental issues may require more extensive orthodontic treatment, which can be more effective with traditional metal braces. It's important to consult with an orthodontist to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your needs.

Overall, invisible braces offer a comfortable and discreet way to achieve a straighter smile. With treatment times ranging from a few months to a couple of years, invisible braces provide a more convenient and flexible option than traditional metal braces.

Invisible braces, also known as clear aligners, are orthodontic devices that are made from a clear, medical-grade plastic material. These aligners are custom-moulded to fit your teeth and are designed to gently shift your teeth into the correct position over time.

Unlike traditional metal braces, which use brackets and wires to apply pressure to the teeth, invisible braces are designed to apply a gentle, constant force to your teeth. This force gradually moves your teeth into the correct position.

The clear plastic material used in the construction of invisible braces is typically made from a medical-grade thermoplastic material called polyurethane. This material is highly flexible and durable, allowing the aligners to withstand the pressure of daily wear.

When you wear invisible braces, they are almost invisible to the naked eye. The clear plastic material allows them to blend in with your teeth, making them an ideal option for those who are self-conscious about wearing braces.

Each set of invisible braces is custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly. This ensures that they are comfortable to wear and that they apply the right amount of pressure to your teeth to achieve the best results.

If you're considering invisible braces as an option for straightening your teeth, it's important to consult with an orthodontist to determine whether they are the right choice for your specific needs. Your orthodontist can provide you with more information about the materials used in invisible braces and what to expect during the treatment process.

It's common to wonder if wearing invisible braces will affect your speech. While it's possible to experience a slight lisp or speech impediment when you first start wearing invisible braces, the vast majority of people find that any speech changes are minimal and temporary.

Invisible braces are made from a clear plastic material that is designed to be as inconspicuous as possible. The aligners fit snugly against your teeth, which can make it feel a little awkward to talk at first. However, most people find that they adjust to wearing invisible braces quickly and that any changes to their speech are minimal.

In some cases, you may experience a slight lisp or find it a little harder to pronounce certain words or sounds. This is because the aligners cover the surface of your teeth, which can affect how air passes through your mouth when you speak. However, this is usually only noticeable to you and your close family and friends.

If you're worried about speech changes when wearing invisible braces, it can help to practise speaking in front of a mirror. This will give you a chance to see how your mouth moves and how your speech sounds with the aligners in place. Over time, your mouth will adjust to the aligners and any speech changes will fade away.

In conclusion, while it is possible to experience speech changes when wearing invisible braces, these are usually minimal and temporary. With a little practice and patience, you'll be able to speak normally with your aligners in place.

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Mint Dental Centre
41 Clapham Road, Oval
London SW9 0JD


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