Which Invisalign is The Best?

Which Invisalign Brace is Right For Your Bite?

Invisalign clear aligners are just one part of what makes Invisalign the go-to tooth alignment choice.

The Invis system is designed to make every part of the straightening process easier, from creating digital impressions to keeping your transformed smiles in place for years to come.

That said, Invisalign is an umbrella of several aligner treatments that target certain smile conditions and severities.

Invisalign is not a one size fits all device.

For example, there are three main versions of Invisalign, each targeting a severity from mild to severe, which means even patients with bite problems like overbites and class II malocclusions can seek treatment with the revolutionary system. It also means that patients who only want to target smaller problems can do so much more quickly and affordably than opting for the higher levels of Invisalign.

Dive into the treatments below and discover what they treat, how long they take and, more importantly, the price, so you can find the best one for your bite.

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Invisalign i7

  • Invisalign i7 was specially developed for patients only requiring minor tooth adjustments, whether they are teenagers or adults.
  • Invisalign i7 is effective at treating slight overcrowding or crooked front teeth. Invisalign i7 typically treats your social smile, which is visible when smiling wide.

The treatment is perfect, for example, for patients who might have previously had orthodontic treatment in the past, where their teeth have now shifted again.

The price of treatments for Invisalign i7 is typically around £1,500. In comparison to Invisalign Full, Invisalign i7 is a lot cheaper because it uses a lot fewer aligners and straightens teeth faster.

Invisalign Go or Invisalign Lite

Invisalign Go is a lite version of the Invisalign treatment system. Invisalign Go allows patients to straighten their teeth without wires using a series of customised clear plastic aligners that sit snuggly over the top of their teeth – just like mouthguards.

  • Treats: very mild to moderate malocclusion types (class I); this includes moderate crowding and spacing and involves no tooth extraction.
  • Suitable for: Adults and teens looking to perfect their smiles
  • Number of aligners: 20-26, depending on your package
  • Typical treatment time: 15-30 weeks (4 months)

Prices from Invisalign Go can begin from £2,500. However, it will completely rely on your bite condition, which our Invisalign-approved dentists can determine at a consultation.

Invisalign Go differs from Invisalign Full as it is specifically used to target small cosmetic fixes compared to major alignment problems. For example, class II malocclusions are likely better treated with an Invisalign Full package, which can typically take around 12 months to straighten your smile and bring it into correct alignment fully.

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Invisalign Full

Invisalign is one of the fastest, clinically proven, near-invisible ways to straighten teeth without brackets, wires, or metal. Suitable for all patients with bite problems from mild to severe, Invisalign Full is effective at treating class II malocclusions. However, it’s important to note that Invisalign is often only suitable for around 90% of orthodontic cases. Alternative braces might be required to move teeth vertically, rotate the teeth, or correct severe malocclusions that might need surgery.

  • Treats: moderate to severe malocclusion types (class II); this includes overbites, underbites, crossbites, openbites, crowding and crooked teeth.
  • Suitable for: Adults and teens
  • Number of aligners: Up to 50 aligners
  • Typical treatment time: 12-18 months

The full Invisalign programmes tend to use around 30 trays over 12-18 months; the most complex of cases can use up to as many as 50 aligners. During this time, you will need to visit us around every 3-8 weeks so we can monitor how your teeth are responding to treatment and provide you with your next set of aligners.

Invisalign First

Invisalign First works with baby teeth and is primarily used to treat children aged 6 to 10 and can cost from £3,500

In key developmental years, the smile grows as your child does. But if you notice crooked, gappy or misaligned teeth, it might be a good time to start orthodontic treatment, known as Phase 1 treatment.

At this stage, our Invisalign-certified dentists may see issues and potential threats that might need to be addressed before they develop any further and cost you more in dental care in the future.

  • Malocclusion type: Anterior and posterior crossbite, crowding, diastema (gaps), protrusion, open bite and many more.
  • Patient profile: Growing children aged 6-10.
  • Number of aligners to be worn: Unlimited
  • Typical treatment length: Up to 18 months (most severe cases). On average, it can take between 4-6 months.
  • Why it’s necessary: Intercepts a developing problem which has the potential to be more serious down the line if left untreated.
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Invisalign Teen

With Invisalign Teen, there is a mandibular advancement feature that has been integrated to fix difficult overbites in teens whilst straightening crooked teeth. The precision wings will gradually and slowly move the lower jaw to improve the bite and appearance of the chin.

Invisalign is proactive in the fight against class II malocclusions in teens and can offer the right amount of power to push the jaw into the correct alignment.

  • Is Invisalign suitable for teenagers? Of course, Invisalign offers a wide range of treatment options for teenagers that allow them to enjoy life without restrictions, irritation or self-consciousness often associated with metal brackets and wires.
  • What is the cost of Invisalign for teens? Our Invisalign prices begin from three thousand pounds. The number of aligners, length of treatment and any additional procedures might affect the final cost.
  • Can 14-year-olds use Invisalign? Invisalign First is targeted at children aged from 6-10. Invisalign Teen is typically for ages 13 and 18.

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