The difference between aligners & invisalign

Invisalign vs other clear aligners

Due to Invisalign’s major success, other clear aligners are emerging on the market, offering cheaper prices but more prolonged waiting times and achieving less successful results.

The main differences between the variations of aligner technology are the prices, quality, treatment lengths and strength.

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advice from the dentist

Whilst many patients are advertised lower-quality, inexpensive aligners, they often think that they work similarly to Invisalign, but this is simply not the case.

To sum up the question quickly, as professional and experienced dentists, we would recommend only orthodontic treatments that have the involvement and influence of a dentist throughout the treatment.

This is the only way patients can guarantee successful results.

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huge advancements and improvements

Align Technology has been in operation for more than 20 years and is the company that has supplied Invisalign aligners and corrected millions of misaligned smiles.

Throughout the decades, Invisalign has incredibly developed and advanced; once known to just fix small and minor bite problems, the aligner technology can almost do just about anything.

Having invested extensively in research and development to make sure that the treatments are corrective and results orientated.

This means that you are guaranteed support and reassurance in a product that works to achieve the best results for you.

There are several advantages in choosing to have Invisalign treatment over other Aligner treatments:

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The Invisalign brand is continually evolving and researching techniques to improve the treatment outcome. This is clearly a different approach to other aligner companies.

The aligners are constructed of a specially patented thin material that retains its rigidity for longer than other traditional aligners.

The material is called SmartTrack and took four years in the making. This is a product that is unique to Invisalign.

This facilitates the accuracy of the treatment enhancing its predictability since the aligners retain the design to move the teeth. It is attention to detail such as this that gives such great results.

predictable and accurate

Invisalign is a tried and trusted product. It also provides a very accurate and predictable result due to the innovative 3D ClinCheck software.

This ensures that all treatments are accurately planned out beforehand leading to the best possible correcting solutions for your situation. Many patients find this Visual Simulation for treatment planning very useful and reassuring.

Active components

Other aligners on the market also do not have the unique abilities that Invisalign has. An example of this would be the active component such as “attachments” that help to control the results further.

the involvement of skilled and reputable dentists

All our dental staff are highly qualified and trained in advanced treatment planning.

A high level of support and advice for all cases including a team of expert orthodontists, like Dr Gurs Sehmi is on hand for every clinician to properly manage all patient cases.

This means every treatment has the backing of multiple second opinions guaranteeing a favourable outcome.

Many professionals agree that Invisalign is a better way to align teeth.

Easily integrated with other treatments

Typically, Invisalign is a product that can easily be used with other types of treatments to provide the best possible solutions to your situation.

It is often used with implant treatments to create, close or maintain space in the arch.

You can book a complimentary consultation appointment to come and visit one of our consulting rooms in London or Hertfordshire.

Call us on 01992 827023 for more information on how we can help you.

comparison: invisalign vs other clear aligners

  • Other alignment systems are generally thicker
  • The plastic material is not as strong or powerful
  • Invisalign clear aligners are more invisible or less noticeable
  • No involvement of a dentist
  • ClearCorrect is cheaper but less effective
  • Invisalign is more trackable and shows the progression of tooth movement
  • Invisalign improves gum and oral health
  • Clear aligners are often not as effective as Invisalign

compare invisalign against other brace systems

ConsiderationsInvisalignTraditional Braces
Cost£1,500-£5,000£3,000-£7,000
DurationWorn 22 hours a day (3-12 months)Cemented 24/7 (18 months)
MaintenanceAligners need to be kept clean by brushing and rinsingBrush teeth whilst wearing braces and floss
AppointmentsInitial consultation, fitting appointment and reviewRegular visits to get braces tightened and final removal
AftercareRequires a retainerRequires a retainer
Ideal forChildren, teens and adultsComplex dental problems

How much is invisalign monthly on 0% finance?

*Based on Invisalign Go treatments

  • £208.33pm for 12 months
  • £104.17pm for 24 months
  • £100.00pm for 24 months with a £100 deposit
  • £95.83pm for 24 months with a £200 deposit
  • £83.33pm for 24 months with a £300 deposit
  • £87.50pm for 24 months with a £400 deposit
  • £83.33pm for 24 months with a £500 deposit