Our dental clinic is open and you can read our COVID-safe procedures here.
We have unfortunately had to temporarily stop our beauty treatments in line with Government regulations. All existing appointments will be rescheduled.
"I’ve just finished my Invisalign journey with York House Dental and could not be happier!"
The first benefit when undergoing Invisalign here in Chesham is that our 3D technology takes all the guesswork out of your procedure. We will show you a pixel-perfect picture of your completed smile before you even try on your first clear aligner. This way, you get to know exactly how your smile will look before buying into the process.
The key to Invisalign’s discreet orthodontics lies in its use of transparent aligner material that is hard to spot when worn in the mouth. Ultimately, no one needs to know that you are undergoing teeth straightening treatment unless you choose to tell them.
Conventional fixed braces rely on a series of brackets and wiring to straighten teeth. This can cause discomfort in the mouth and draw attention to where it is least wanted. The replacement of so many fixings with one sleek appliance is both elegant and comfortable and represents a giant leap forward in terms of comfort, convenience and of course, discretion.
Fixed metal braces can trap food particles and as a result, teeth can become difficult to clean. Metal can in some instances act as a catalyst for demineralisation and decay. With Invisalign, our Chesham dentist will tell you that each clear aligner needs to be removed every time you eat or drink. Therefore teeth can be brushed after eating, keeping them plaque and bacteria-free.
Because Invisalign clear aligners need to be removed every time you eat or drink there are no restrictions on food whatsoever. Fixed brace wearers may need to avoid foods that are sticky, chewy or brittle.
Book a free consultation today with our Invisalign consultant. They will talk you through your options, expectations and results. Alternatively, call us on 01494 783 874 and ask us about how you can spread the cost of your Invisalign treatment with interest free payments
On the day of your Invisalign consultation here in Chesham, you’ll be warmly welcomed by our front of house team.
Meet Our Invisalign Treatment Co-ordinator
During the meeting, our co-ordinator will ask you what you want to achieve while explaining more about how clear aligner treatment can help. You can also use this time to ask any questions you might have or to air any concerns.
X-rays and photos
Once you are happy, you’ll be taken through to our treatment room where a series of x-rays and photos are taken. We will also carry out a comfortable and non-invasive clinical examination. All photos and x-rays are displayed on a digital screen so you can see and understand exactly what is going on inside your mouth.
Find out whether Invisalign is the right treatment for you during a free, no obligation consultation. What have you got to lose?
State-of-the-art x-ray technology
We only use the latest x-ray equipment that incorporates only very low doses of radiation for your absolute safety.
Enhanced 3D imaging
Using enhanced imaging technology it allows our dentists to take a closer look at your mouth, enabling them to fully customise treatment to your exacting needs.
Don’t let the initial cost of treatment ruin your perfect smile. Talk to us about our flexible payment plans.
Interest free payments
Pay for Invisalign treatment over an agreed period of time without interest. The price we say is the price you pay!
Don’t have the cash right now? No problem! Ask us about our zero deposit finance plans.
While Invisalign isn’t the ideal solution for every patient it is an ideal treatment for adults and teens looking for mild to moderate orthodontic adjustments or bite alignments.
As such Invisalign clear aligners offer a solid solution for those with:
In essence, Invisalign offers a discreet, speedy and comfortable way to straighten teeth without the need to wear fixed orthodontic braces. Our team have a deep understanding of Invisalign and how it works and will be able to tell after a brief examination whether this orthodontic process can help your specific situation. If not, don’t worry because there are several other options that we can suggest to help ensure you achieve the straighter, healthier smile you want or need.book a free consultation
I’ve just finished my Invisalign journey with York House Dental and could not be happier! Dr Amal and the team were brilliant throughout explaining the process and answering any questions I had. I’m over the moon with the results and really feel like a new person who can now smile confidently!
Image rights: Invisalign®
Invisalign is a form of removable clear aligner treatment and was the first company to bring clear aligners to the market back in 1998. Often referred to as ‘clear braces’, aligners provide an alternative to fixed brace orthodontics and are ideal for adults and teens who don’t want to be seen wearing traditional metal braces. Although several other companies are offering ‘aligner style’ treatments, Invisalign have treated more cases having already improved the smiles of over 9 million people.
You may have already noticed that when we talk about Invisalign aligners, we talk about them in the plural. This is because, unlike a single orthodontic brace which is fixed to the teeth for the duration of treatment, Invisalign aligners are designed to work together. Let us explain…
Depending upon a person’s orthodontic condition they may need anywhere between 12 and 48 custom-made aligners to achieve the desired result. Each aligner is designed to be worn for a short period (typically 2 weeks) and moves the teeth approximately 0.25mm. Once the first aligner has done its job, it’s discarded in favour of the subsequent aligner. Teeth are then moved a further 0.25mm and this continues throughout the treatment until the final aligner is worn and your smile goals have been reached.
Similar to the gradual but sustained force that fixed metal braces apply, each clear aligner is designed to apply the same type of gentle force. When force is applied, pressure is transferred through the tooth and into the tooth root. Your jaw bone responds by gradually shifting the tooth socket and the teeth move accordingly.
In a word, no! You may feel some slight tension or pressure during the first 3 days – this is when the majority of the tooth movement is done - but this is natural and is a sign that your Invisalign treatment here in Chesham is working. After this, you should be able to continue as normal.Also, and unlike metal braces, there are no brackets and wiring to catch on the inside of the mouth or tongue, so after a few days, you probably won’t even realise that you are wearing them.
After the initial smile consultation with our experienced York House dental team, we use the series of x-rays and digital photos, along with your virtual smile assimilation to create your custom Invisalign aligners.Once your clear aligners are made, (typically around 2-3 weeks) you will be called back to our dental practice to collect them and be shown how to put the first one in. To be fully effective each aligner (tray), which is worn over the teeth just like a mouthguard, must be worn for 22 hours a day. Any less than this and it might jeopardise your treatment timings.As you progress through the series of aligners you should start to notice a change in your smile. Once you have reached the end of the predicted treatment time, your teeth should be in the desired position and you can enjoy your new-found smile.
Because Invisalign clear aligners are designed to be easily removed by patients, it may be that you forget to pop them back in after eating or you fail to wear them for an evening out or while meeting family or friends. While an hour or so once in a while might not make a great deal of difference, the longer the aligners are left out of the mouth the more your teeth will start to drift back to their original position. This, in turn, can result in complications that may be difficult to correct.It’s important to remember that your Invisalign trays are only ever effective when they are in contact with your teeth. This is why you must wear your Invisalign trays for 22 hours a day leaving sufficient time for eating and brushing (this is the time when your aligners are supposed to be removed).
During your treatment period, you will have regular check-ups at our dental practice to monitor progress. If teeth are not moving sufficiently, then you may be asked to wear your trays for longer.
The truth is that there is no one-size-fits all answer. This is because each patient and their required treatments can be very different.
For instance, a patient with a mild tooth correction may only need 12 custom aligners (trays) for a six-month treatment. Naturally, this will cost less than a patient with a more complex bite alignment problem who requires say 36 trays over an 18-month period.
This is why when we quote prices we will always give a ‘from’ price. In this instance treatments cost from £2700 for a single arch and £3500 for both arches.
Don’t worry though because we won’t keep you in the dark with regards to your Invisalign cost. During your consultation, we will give you a full treatment breakdown in the form of a treatment plan and this details the exact price you will pay for your specific treatment. Nothing more, nothing less!
Of course, if you are concerned about the initial cost, our York House dental team also offer a variety of payment plans that allow patients to spread the cost of their Invisalign treatment over a series of months. So don’t forget to ask us at the time of booking your consultation.
After your final aligner has been worn you should have a straighter, healthier smile. However, to keep your teeth in perfect alignment, you will be required to wear a retainer. This is a lightweight clear plastic device that is worn over the teeth in the same way as your aligners. While some people will be required to wear a retainer all day every day, others may be instructed to wear theirs for slightly less.
Typically, however, after the 12-month point, there should be sufficient bone formed around the newly moved tooth to better hold it in position and therefore you shouldn’t have to wear your retainer as frequently. Our dentists may suggest just 3-5 times a week or during sleep is sufficient.