If you're looking for competitively priced Invisalign clear braces in Watford, Hertfordshire, then our highly rated and experienced specialist orthodontist can help.
We are fortunate to have Dr Meera Shah (GDC No. 77527) as our resident specialist orthodontist. Dr Shah has over 19 years of experience in helping people improve their smiles using braces and Invisalign.
Invisalign braces are the clinically accepted, nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth and enhance your smile without the need for having to wear fixed metal braces. Invisalign are clear, removable aligners that almost no-one will notice.
For the winning smile you’ve always wanted in Watford, Herts, the choice is clear - Invisalign.
Have you always wanted a perfectly straight smile? Have you been dreaming about closing that gap between your teeth?
Perhaps you'd like to correct these goofy teeth that stick out without having to go through the social stigma of wearing fixed metal braces?
Invisalign is a clear brace orthodontics system that uses a series of practically invisible, see-through braces that are custom-moulded to fit your teeth and gradually apply gentle pressure to reposition them over time.
Did you know that straighter teeth are also much healthier? One of the most difficult areas to clean is in between your teeth and yet this is one of the most important areas to brush and floss. This is where harmful bacteria can reside. How can they affect your teeth? The bacteria that live in your mouth excrete acid when they feed on sugar in your diet. This acid attacks your teeth and leads to tooth decay.
It is important that you remove the harmful bacteria at least twice per day with your oral healthcare routine of brushing, flossing and rinsing. However, if your teeth are crooked or uneven, it can be rather difficult to floss in between them. If this happens then the bacteria can build up and it can lead to more dental diseases.
For this reason, straighter teeth can contribute to oral health as they are far easier to clean.
The key principal with any orthodontic system is that it puts a small amount of pressure on your teeth in the correct areas in order to move them. With traditional braces, this is done by bonding metal brackets to your teeth and then putting tension on these brackets with wires. With Invisalign®, the pressure is applied to teeth by using a clear aligner.
With conventional braces you would return to your orthodontist to have the wires tightened. As you replace each Invisalign aligner with the next set your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by the dentist. Typically you will have a new aligner every two weeks and will be provided with around six weeks worth of aligners in one go.
You will need to wear your clear aligners for at least 20 hours per day, removing them only to eat and clean. Because your aligners are almost invisible no one else will know you wear them so this is highly unlikely to be a problem.
Invisalign is an extremely versatile system that can help with:
The most obvious difference between Invisalign® and conventional braces is that the Invisalign® is clear. It will be very difficult for other people to know that you are wearing an orthodontic appliance.
What is also extremely valuable and useful with Invisalign® is that you can see how your smile will look like before you even started the treatment. Invisalign®, which is available from our clinic here in Watford, utilises a technique known as a Clincheck©.
This amazing technique allows you to visualise how you will look after the treatment. Because Invisalign® is a computer assisted design and your teeth are digitally represented on the computer screen, we can create a simulation of your entire orthodontic treatment in just a few seconds.
We have ensured our Invisalign treatment prices are extremely competitive when compared to other specialist orthodontists in Watford and across Hertfordshire. As a result, our Invisalign prices start from £3,000.
We also offer 0% Interest Free Credit to help spread the cost of this treatment.
For more help please see our dental fees page.
Stage 1: Your Free invisalign Consultation
During your first visit to our dental practice in Hertfordshire we will address all your dental needs and concerns and assess your suitability for treatment with Invisalign®. This initial consultation is free of charge. If you decide to go ahead with treatment we will take bite impressions of your teeth, and photographs which we will send directly to Invisalign® in the USA along with a set of precise instructions.
Stage 2: Your clear braces are made by Invisalign
Invisalign® technology uses advanced 3-D computer imaging to transform the bite impressions we send them into a custom-made series of clear and removable braces, known as aligners. This is overseen and adjusted by a specialist orthodontists at Invisalign®. There may be as many as 48 in the series or as few as 12, depending on your individual treatment plan.
Stage 3: You receive your new braces
During your next visit to us in Watford, you will receive your first set of braces. Each set of aligners should be worn for 2 weeks. We will usually give you a few additional sets to wear before you return for your progress visit.
Stage 4: You wear your clear braces
You’ll wear each set of aligners day and night, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. You will change your aligners every two weeks as your teeth gradually move. Total treatment time averages 6-12 months, but can vary from case to case. We will require you to visit us every 6 weeks or so to ensure that your orthodontic treatment is progressing as planned.
Stage 5: You’ve finished your Invisalign treatment!
Congratulations! When you’re finished wearing each aligner in the series, your treatment will be complete and you will have the perfectly aligned beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
When compared to traditional fixed metal braces, Invisalign® has several key advantages:
If you have crooked teeth, unwanted gaps or require teeth straightening treatment in Watford then contact us today for a FREE Invisalign consultation.
Because we are a local dental practice situated in Watford, with excellent transport links around Hertfordshire, we are pleased to say that patients travel to see us from Bushey, Garston, Gerrards Cross, Rickmansworth and Chorleywood. There is plenty of parking locally to the practice plus excellent bus and rail links.