As with any sort of cosmetic treatment, be it for the teeth, face or body, there are hundreds of different clinics offering countless different prices and types of solution.
With the cost of invisible braces starting from as low as £895 for the whole course you may be tempted to jump straight in for the cheapest deal available. You should also try and meet the professionals at the clinic and try and look beyond the cost of the braces and the procedure, but at their level of experience and past record. If you can get access to customer testimonials or get recommended a specialist through word of mouth then take advantage of this information to learn as much about your potential orthodontist as possible.
Invisible braces are a relatively recent advancement in the world of orthodontic treatments. The invisible brace is a strong, usually transparent plastic that is shaped into a bespoke formation to direct the teeth of an individual patient. A patient who opts for invisible braces will be given a number of sets that a slightly different shape. Each individual brace is only worn for two to three weeks before the patient moves onto the next brace. It is recommended that this type of brace should be worn even when sleeping and if removed it should only be for a short amount of time.
However, with cosmetic surgery of any sort it is worth doing as much research as you possibly can and your overall decision should never be based purely on the cost of the invisible braces and the procedure itself. Bodies such as the British Dentistry Association (BDA) and the British Orthodontic Society (BOS) have useful information for anybody who is considering employing the services of an orthodontist.
Look into their experience, ask to see case studies of former patients, and ask for recommendations from people you know who have experienced orthodontic treatments. Doing your research and knowing what to look for will make you feel more confident in the person you choose to correct your smile.
Invisible braces may be a more expensive option and depending on the severity of your complication the price of having invisible braces fitted could potentially rise to £4000. However, they are an increasingly popular solution for people facing orthodontic treatment. The most important advantage is how discreet the invisible brace is giving a subtle remedy for uneven teeth.
Children and adults alike may be made to feel embarrassed by the thought of having to wear the old traditional stainless steel brace, but with invisible braces it is almost impossible to tell that you are using any sort of orthodontic solution.
The flexibility that the new technology affords the wearer is a massive step away from the traditional brace: the wearer can remove the brace when brushing the teeth, flossing, eating or drinking with very little trouble, and reapply the brace just as quickly. This is a huge step away from the stainless steel and dental cement used in traditional braces. However, those using the invisible brace system must be strict with themselves and keep the brace in as much as they possible can, because unlike fixed braces they can be removed and therefore require the willpower and strictness on the patients behalf to ensure they are worn as much as possible.
Any orthodontic process cannot be seen as a quick fix. Depending on the severity of the problem a patient can expect to be in treatment for anywhere between a year to two and half years. This will also include regular checkups with the specialist at intervals of about 6-8 weeks, depending on the type of appliance used and the severity of the treatment.