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What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign┬« ÔÇťalignersÔÇŁ are clear plastic trays that fit over your teeth.

Each tray gradually moves your teeth until they are straight.

Once they are fitted on your teeth they are virtually invisible.

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At 360 Dental Care, we create beautiful smiles every day.

Invisalign® helps us achieve predictable and amazing smile makeovers!

Straighten your teeth with Invisalign®, the virtually invisible brace,
from as little as £156.25 per month! (Over a 2year period).

Why choose Invisalign®?

  • Virtually invisible.
  • Removable.
  • Comfortable.
  • Predictable and proven results.
  • You can see your future smile before you start!
  • Fewer appointments than traditional braces.

FAQs

1. What is the treatment process?

What is the treatment process?

Invisalign® treatment starts with a consultation with our Invisalign® trained dentist Dr Jayme Adams.  Dr Adams will evaluate your smile and then map out a precise, customized digital treatment plan that showcases the step-by-step transformation of your smile. once you approve your plan, your unique aligners will be created. You will wear each set of aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, changing to a new set of aligners every 1 to 2 weeks, as directed by Dr Adams.  Each set of aligners will gently and gradually shift your teeth into place, according to your treatment plan, until you reach your beautiful new smile.

How long does Invisalign® treatment take?

Depending on the complexity of your case, you could complete your treatment in as little as 6 months, however, you could start seeing results in a matter of weeks.

What are Invisalign® clear aligners made of and what do they look like?

Invisalign┬« clear aligners are made of flexible plastic ÔÇö specifically, a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack created exclusively for Invisalign┬« treatment.

2. What is Invisalign® treatment?

What is Invisalign® treatment?

Invisalign® treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. No brackets and wires, and none of the restrictions that come with metal braces.

What are Invisalign® clear aligners made of and what do they look like?

Invisalign┬« clear aligners are made of flexible plastic ÔÇö specifically, a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack created exclusively for Invisalign┬« treatment.

How will Invisalign® treatment straighten my teeth?

Dr Adams will create a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign® clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan. Our Invisalign® team will be with you every step of the way to monitor your progress and ensure your aligners fit correctly.

What are the primary benefits of Invisalign® treatment?

Invisalign┬« clear aligners are virtually invisible ÔÇö people may not even notice youÔÇÖre wearing them. You can remove them to eat and drink, to brush and floss, or for special occasions. There are no metal brackets or wires that could irritate your mouth or break.

Unlike other brands, Invisalign® clear aligners are made from patented SmartTrack material, which is more comfortable and provides a better fit. Invisalign® aligners are also trimmed based on your gum line for comfort and appearance. As the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, Invisalign® have successfully improved over 8 million smiles, including 1.4 million teen smiles.

Am I guaranteed to have straight teeth with Invisalign® treatment?

Every smile is unique, which is why your Invisalign® treatment starts with a consultation. During your consultation, Dr Adams will help you determine what Invisalign® treatment could do for your smile. We cannot guarantee a particular treatment outcome, but encourage you to share your treatment goals with your Dr Adams at your consultation.

3. Am I suitable for Invisalign®?

Could Invisalign® treatment be right for me?

The ideal candidate for Invisalign® is someone with mild to moderate problems with how their teeth sit together.

4. How much does Invisalign® treatment cost and what are the payment options?

How much does Invisalign® cost?

Like other types of orthodontic treatment, the price of the Invisalign® treatment depends on the complexity of your dental correction and your course of treatment.

Is Invisalign® treatment more expensive than braces?

Invisalign® treatment typically costs about the same as braces.

5. Why should I feel confident about Invisalign® treatment?

How many people have used Invisalign® clear aligners?

Over 8 million people, including more than 1.4 million teens, have used Invisalign® clear aligners to transform their smiles.

How is Invisalign® treatment different than other teeth-straightening options?

Invisalign® treatment is the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, backed by more than two decades of innovation.

Unlike braces, Invisalign┬« clear aligners are removable and virtually invisible. There are no wires and brackets, so you donÔÇÖt need to change the way you brush and floss. And, you can continue to eat all your favourite foods.

And no other clear aligner is made from SmartTrack material. This advanced technology helps move your teeth more predictably and can help you get the smile you want up to 50% faster. Learn more about the Invisalign® difference or view our treatment comparison chart.

How old is the company behind Invisalign® clear aligners?

Align Technology, Inc., the company that makes Invisalign® clear aligners, was founded in 1997.

6. What if I've had braces or other types of Dental Work?

I am currently wearing braces. Can I make the switch to Invisalign® treatment?

Possibly. Invisalign┬« Doctors are treating a significant number of patients with a combination of braces and Invisalign┬« clear aligners ÔÇö consult your Invisalign┬« Doctor to determine the best treatment approach for your smile.

Since having my braces removed, my teeth have shifted. Can Invisalign® treatment fix this?

Yes, Invisalign® clear aligners can treat nearly all common teeth-straightening issues, from simple to complex. Many people who formerly had braces choose Invisalign® treatment as the discreet solution to improve their smile when they find that their teeth have shifted back.

I have veneers or crowns. Will Invisalign® clear aligners work with them?

It depends. Talk with your Invisalign┬« dentist Dr Adams about the dental work youÔÇÖve had done, including veneers and crowns, and he or she will evaluate your individual needs.

I have bridgework on several teeth. Will Invisalign® clear aligners still work?

Invisalign® clear aligners are designed to move each tooth individually. Because bridgework connects two or more teeth, clear aligners may not be effective.

7. How will Invisalign® treatment affect my life?

Can anyone tell that IÔÇÖm wearing the aligners?

Invisalign┬« aligners are virtually invisible. Others may not even notice youÔÇÖre wearing them, making Invisalign┬« treatment a seamless fit with your lifestyle.

Can I take my aligners off whenever I need to?

Yes, you can remove your Invisalign® aligners for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. You can take them off for special occasions, like a wedding, job interview, or for playing your favourite sport or instrument. Just remember to wear them 20 to 22 hours a day to get the best results.

Are there any restrictions on what I can eat while in treatment?

None! Invisalign┬« clear aligners are removable, so there are no food restrictions at all (hello popcorn!). With traditional wires and brackets, thereÔÇÖs a long list of foods you unfortunately canÔÇÖt enjoy, as they can damage or get stuck in your braces.

Is Invisalign® treatment painful?

Invisalign┬« treatment moves your teeth by applying gentle, constant force, but some people do feel temporary discomfort for the first few days of wearing a new set of aligners. Typically, people describe it as feeling ÔÇťpressureÔÇŁ and itÔÇÖs normal ÔÇö itÔÇÖs a sign your Invisalign┬« clear aligners are working and transforming your smile.

Please see your Invisalign® Dentist if you have any concerns or experience continued discomfort.

Sometimes when I remove my aligners, my teeth feel loose. Is that common?

Yes. As your Invisalign® aligners gradually shift your teeth into their proper position, your gums are re-forming around each tooth as it moves. Be sure to talk to our Invisalign dentist, Dr Adams  about any concerns.

Will Invisalign® treatment still work if I only wear my aligners while I sleep?

You need to wear your Invisalign® aligners 20 to 22 hours a day to get the results you want.

Will wearing Invisalign® clear aligners affect my speech?

It may take a couple of days for your tongue to get used to having your Invisalign® aligners in your mouth, and you may have a slight lisp. But this should disappear quickly.

Will smoking stain my aligners?

We discourage smoking while wearing Invisalign® aligners because it can stain them.

Can I chew gum while wearing aligners?

No, gum will stick to your Invisalign® aligners. We recommend removing your aligners for all meals and snacks, including gum.

Can the aligners slip off while IÔÇÖm asleep?

It is very unlikely that your aligners would ever fall out, no matter what you are doing: sleeping, talking, laughing, etc. Invisalign® clear aligners are designed to fit snugly around your teeth, so this should not be a cause for concern.

I went on a trip and forgot to take my aligners with me. Will my aligners still fit?

The answer depends on how long youÔÇÖve gone without wearing your Invisalign┬« aligners. If itÔÇÖs only been a short time, your aligners should still fit, but they might feel uncomfortable. If itÔÇÖs been a longer time, talk to Dr Adams our Invisalign dentist about your unique situation.

8. How do I take care of my aligners?

WhatÔÇÖs the best way to clean my aligners?

The best way to clean your aligners is by brushing and rinsing them in lukewarm water and using the Invisalign┬« Cleaning Crystals or special cleaning tablets. ItÔÇÖs important that you brush your teeth after each meal before re-inserting your aligners to maintain good oral hygiene.

If I have food residue (like blueberries or pasta sauce) in my mouth when I put my aligners back in, can they become stained?

Yes. ThatÔÇÖs why itÔÇÖs important to brush after every meal, before placing your Invisalign┬« aligners back in your mouth.

What if I lose or break an aligner. What should I do?

If you lose or break an Invisalign® aligner, Its important to let us know immediately. Dr Adams, our Invisalign® dentist will work with you to ensure you stay on-track with your treatment plan, which may involve wearing a previous set of aligners, your next set of aligners, or ordering replacements aligners.

Can I order replacement aligners from the Invisalign® brand directly?

All aligners and retainers must be ordered through our Invisalign® dentist Dr Adams, as they are considered a prescription item. Please contact us directly if you need to order a replacement.

9. What happens when I'm done with Invisalign® treatment?

Will I need to wear a retainer after treatment to prevent my teeth from moving again?

Most Invisalign® Dentists recommend that anyone who has completed orthodontic treatment, whether with braces or Invisalign® treatment, use a retainer to prevent teeth from gradually shifting back toward their initial position. Every case is different, so ask Dr Adams if you need retainers.

What type of retainer should I use?

While there are many different types of retainers, we recommend Vivera retainers. Vivera retainers were specifically designed for use after Invisalign® treatment, and are made from a proprietary material 30% stronger than other leading clear retainer materials, which helps you to keep your new smile.

Your Vivera retainers will be virtually invisible, and custom-made from an impression or scan of your teeth, using the same start-of-the-art technology used for Invisalign® clear aligners.

How much do Vivera retainers cost?

Contact your Invisalign® Doctor for more information on Vivera retainers, as pricing can be based on your individual needs. All Vivera retainer orders will include an extra set, in case you lose one.

How do I order Vivera retainers?

You can order Vivera retainers through our clinic.

How long will I have to wear my Vivera retainers?

Your Invisalign┬« Dentist Dr Adams will give you specific instructions on how often you need to wear your retainers. Typically, you wear your first set full time, then based on your Invisalign┬« DentistÔÇÖs recommendation, you may gradually reduce how much you wear them until you only wear them at night.

Lost your Vivera retainer? No problem.

If you lose or break your last set of Vivera retainers, or simply run out, just get in touch with the clinic. We can work with you on purchasing a new set of Vivera retainers, so you can keep showing off that smile!

10. How predictable are teeth straightening using Invisalign®?

How will I know what my teeth will look like after the treatment?

The technology behind Invisalign® is exceptionally sophisticated. Their built-in ClinCheck® software can generate a 3D image of your teeth at the end of treatment.

As long as you wear the aligners for the optimal time each day, your teeth will appear as they do on the projection you are shown before you begin.

11. How long does it take to see results?

How long does it take to see results?

You should start to see a difference in the alignment of your teeth within 10 to 12 weeks of wearing your aligners.

The average treatment time with Invisalign┬« is 9 – 12 months, and you will need to wear a retainer at night once you have finished using your aligners.

12. What can Invisalign® do for me?

What can Invisalign® do for me?

  • Straighten your teeth without a fixed metal brace.
  • Allows you to eat and brush your teeth normally.
  • Keeps your teeth straightening journey discreet.
  • Comfortable custom-made aligners that are easy to get used to.
  • Fewer dentist visits are required.

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A Trusted Team

We treat many dentists as patients and they refer their patients to us for treatment. Patients travel to see us from Manchester to Australia! See why by reading their reviews.

Convenient Location & Opening Hours

Just off Deansgate (near the Hilton tower), 5 minutes from Spinningfields. 3 minute walk from Deansgate Castlefield metro link and Deansgate rail station.

Impeccable Standards

All our dentists use magnification, the more we can see, the higher the quality of our diagnosis and workmanship becomes. All of our team are dedicated to dental education and many of the team teach other dental professionals.

Safe & Comfortable Environment

A score of excellent from the Quality Care Commission. All staff registered with the GDC and committed to dental education.

A Healthy Mouth & Smile

Our team is dedicated to establishing and maintaining dental health. Our gum and root canal treatment specialists can help you keep teeth that may otherwise be lost.

Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

We cover a large range of services, including: Dental Implants, Dental Veneers & Invisalign