Invisalign vs Normal Braces

If you are considering Braces or Invisalign for yourself or family member, it can be quite difficult knowing which one to choose and you may have many questions. You want to know which is more effective, what is the price differences and which is best for long term care of your teeth. Here we will take a look at both Braces and Invisalign and compare the differences.

Braces

Braces are typically metal brackets which are glued to your teeth. They are held together by wires and special rubber bands. The wire and brackets of the brace are pressed against the teeth, they support any slight nudges or movements of the teeth. This helps enable the correct aligning and straightening of your teeth. Braces help straighten your teeth, close any gaps and fix and problems with crooked teeth. The biggest downside of traditional braces is the unsightly metal and possible stigma of wearing them. Metal braces can often make people feel very self conscious and embarrassed to smile. Another patient annoyance of metal braces is that they are unremovable once they have been fitted; up until the duration of treatment has ended. The cost of traditional braces is between £1500-£2500.

Key facts for Traditional braces:

  1. Have to brush wires and brackets
  2. More effective for complex issues
  3. Unsightly
  4. May be uncomfortable (Cause pain or sores from the wires)
  5. May have difficulty eating certain foods
  6. Unremovable
  7. Cheaper than Invisalign

Invisalign

Invisalign is the brand name of a clear dental aligner. Invisalign can be used for a variety of different dental treatments such as: overlapping teeth, wide gaps in teeth, cross bite, overbite, relapse after tradition braces and bite irregularities. Invisalign braces have been dubbed ‘invisible braces’ as they are not very obvious on your teeth compared to traditional braces which make you appear to have a mouth full of metal. Invisalign braces are removable and can be taken out when eating, drinking and brushing your teeth. This makes life a lot easier for many people as they no longer have to worry about food getting stuck in the braces or brushing over the wires. The downside of Invisalign as that although it can correct most teeth complications, it cannot correct all of them. Some conditions such as: changes in back tooth bite, uprighting root movements, vertical movements and rotating cylindrical teeth can only be corrected by traditional metal braces. The cost of Invisalign braces is between £2500-£4500.

Key facts for Invisalign braces:

  1. Removable
  2. More hygienic
  3. Makes you more flexible to eat certain foods
  4. Almost invisible (Cosmetically pleasing
  5. No discomfort from wires and brackets
  6. Cannot correct certain dental problems
  7. More expensive than traditional braces

There is quite a tight race between traditional braces and Invisalign but Invisalign slightly takes the lead when it comes to advantages. Both choices are great for straightening your teeth and fixing certain problems. Invisalign is perfect for teenagers and those who are likely to be self conscious, though it’s wise to remember that they are not suitable for everyone and all conditions. Your dental practitioner will advise and inform you of the best available options for your teeth.

If you are interested in looking in to Invisalign further and are in the London area, then why not check out our Invisalign page where you can get more information and feel free to book a free consultation today.

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Invisalign March Offer 2016 LondonInvisalign Invisible braces are the most popular and effective alternative to traditional metal braces (especially in London), they provide an ideal solution for those who want to improve their smile without having to wear unflattering bulky braces that leave you self conscious and wanting to cover your mouth whenever you smile or laugh.

How do they work?

The Invisalign invisible braces system involves a series of clear aligners, rather than traditional fixed braces, each of which is custom-made for your specification and must be worn for a period of two weeks before being replaced with the next aligner in the series. This will then gradually move teeth into the desired location.

The clear braces and aligners are made of a material that is translucent to the naked eye, meaning that you can get the smile you want without anybody else even knowing that you are wearing braces.

Invisalign braces are very popular amongst adult patients who want to straighten their teeth without worrying about the appearance of wearing braces. They are discreet and effective, and for this summer the full package with £697 off our normal price at The Dental Spa, the number one cosmetic dentists for London.

If you’d Like to learn more about Invisalign you can read more in our services

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Dr Cohan is now a full member of British Academy Of Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr Cohan is constantly striving to improve his treatments and is now a Full Member of the British od Cosmetic Dentistry meaning that he is up to date with all current trends in the world of Cosmetic Dentistry and in some parts of the field, leading the way. Other team members are also striving to learn more skills with Premek now nearing the end of his Dental Nursing course.

Latest Equipment

It has been a busy few months with many new beautiful smiles created! Dr Cohan is really enjoying using his Leica surgical microscope which really helps achieve even better standards, especially when used for intricate work with his Walerlase laser and CEREC 4 which means a quicker, more precise and more convenient service for our patients having crowns and veneers. Using the latest equipment, techniques and materials he can now turn around and crown from start to finish in under 90 minutes! 

Invisalign Open Season

Many of our lovely patients have benefitted from Invisalign and we are having our annual Invisalign Open Season from 4th April. If you know of any of your friends or family that would benefit from this comfortable teeth straightening treatment, please do let them know about our Open Season when we will have special deals available.

Easter Closure and Makeover!

We will be closed from Good Friday and will return to work on Monday 4th April. If you are a member with us and require emergency dental care during this time, please call 0800 783 2337 from the UK or if you are overseas, go to a local dentist and retain your receipts as your membership insurance will cover the cost of emergency treatment abroad.

During this time, our practice will be getting a makeover to make a visit to us even better!

Offers

We continue to offer the excellent Enlighten deep bleaching protocol teeth whitening package at a great 30% discount, and, for the Summer Months, there is an additional 10% of Facial Rejuvenation treatments for our Members.

Thank you for reading and for your continued support!

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Meet Lauren – Invisalign & Laser Gum Re-Contouring

This week at dental-Spa we have the lovely Lauren who was inspired to come and do some work experience here after having Invisalign and Laser gum re-contouring. As a teenager, Lauren was exceptionally disciplined and achieved the smile she wanted in just 10 months! We achieved the correct alignment of teeth and enhanced the appearance with Waterlase gum reshaping to make the gum line look equal. Great result for this lovely girl.

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Invisalign after

Dental Spa are a cosmetic dentists in Central London WC1 providing a full range of orthodontic and cosmetic services run by Dr Rajan. Using on the highest end equipment in dental technology Dr Rajan is well known among his peers as being a top dental surgeon. If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist in London then why not contact today for a free consultation.