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Invisalign in Edinburgh

Using the innovative Align Technology together with impressions of your teeth, a series of custom-made aligners will be produced for you. These aligners are replaced every two weeks by the next set in the sequence thus slowly helping to move your teeth into the desired position.

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The modern way to make your smile perfect.

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign doesn’t have any metal parts which can rub and irritate the mouth. The aligners are made from a clear, strong medical grade plastic which sits around the teeth.

They are virtually invisible when worn and can be easily removed for eating, brushing your teeth and even special occasions meaning that there is little impact on your everyday life.

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The Treatment

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth and correct various bite issues. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, making them a discreet and appealing option for individuals seeking orthodontic correction without the noticeable appearance of metal brackets and wires.

The aligners are custom-made to fit each patient’s teeth and are worn for about 22 hours a day, being removed for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene.

The treatment involves a series of progressively adjusted aligners, guiding the teeth into their desired positions over time. Invisalign offers a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional braces, making orthodontic treatment more convenient for both adults and teenagers.

Invisalign in Edinburgh at Essential Dental Care
The Candidates

Who Can Benefit from Invisalign?

Invisalign is suitable for a variety of individuals seeking orthodontic treatment, and it can address a range of dental issues. Some common scenarios where Invisalign may be recommended include:

  1. Misaligned Teeth: Invisalign is effective in treating misaligned or crooked teeth, helping to bring them into proper alignment.
  2. Overcrowded Teeth: Individuals with crowded teeth, where there is insufficient space for teeth to properly align, may benefit from Invisalign’s gradual correction.
  3. Gaps Between Teeth: Invisalign can close gaps or spaces between teeth, improving overall dental alignment and aesthetics.
  4. Crossbite: In cases of crossbite, where upper and lower teeth don’t align properly, Invisalign can help correct the bite for improved functionality.
  5. Overbite: Invisalign is suitable for addressing overbites, where the upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth excessively.
  6. Underbite: For individuals with underbites, where the lower teeth protrude in front of the upper teeth, Invisalign can contribute to correcting the bite.
  7. Open Bite: Invisalign may be recommended for those with open bites, where the upper and lower teeth don’t meet properly when the mouth is closed.
  8. Adults Seeking Discreet Orthodontic Treatment: Invisalign is particularly popular among adults seeking orthodontic correction without the visibility of traditional braces, thanks to its clear and removable aligners.
  9. Teenagers: Invisalign Teen is specifically designed for teenagers, offering the benefits of Invisalign with additional features to accommodate the unique needs of younger patients.
  10. Those Wanting a Removable Option: Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing individuals to eat, drink, and maintain oral hygiene without the constraints of fixed braces.
  11. People with Mild to Moderate Orthodontic Issues: Invisalign is effective for addressing a wide range of orthodontic issues, particularly mild to moderate cases.
Candidates of Invisalign in Edinburgh at Essential Dental Care

Your Invisalign Treatment Plan

Full Assessment fee £199 includes photos, models, x-rays and digital prediction. Active treatment from £2800 for both upper and lower jaws.

During and after care service

We strive to provide fast response to your concerns during and after your treatment.

If you need urgent temporary retainers or repairs, not a problem. Our usual turnover is within 2 days to ensure minimal interruption to your treatment.

Half Price Whitening

Regular price for whitening is £314.

With Invisalign, you will get 50% off at only £157.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Invisalign suitable for teens?

Yes, Invisalign is suitable for teenagers who have all their adult teeth. It provides a discreet and convenient way to correct orthodontic issues without traditional braces.

Are Invisalign aligners visible?

Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible when worn, making them a discreet option for teeth straightening.

Can Invisalign treat severe orthodontic issues?

Invisalign is effective for a range of orthodontic issues, including mild to moderate cases. However, severe orthodontic cases may require traditional braces. A consultation with our orthodontist can determine the suitability of Invisalign for specific cases.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

The duration of Invisalign treatment varies, but it typically takes 12-18 months for most patients.

What are the benefits of Invisalign vs. traditional braces?

Invisalign offers benefits like virtually invisible aligners, easier oral hygiene, and the ability to remove aligners for eating and special occasions.

Are Invisalign aligners comfortable to wear?

Yes, Invisalign aligners are comfortable as they are custom-made to fit your teeth and made of smooth, comfortable material.

What should I expect during my Invisalign consultation?

During your consultation, the dentist will assess your oral health, discuss treatment options, and create a personalised Invisalign plan tailored to your needs.

How often should I change Invisalign aligners

Aligners are typically changed every one to two weeks, as per our dentist’s recommendation.

Can I eat and drink normally with Invisalign?

Yes, you can eat and drink most foods normally, but it’s advisable to remove aligners while eating and drinking anything other than water.

Do I need special cleaning products for Invisalign aligners?

You can clean aligners with a soft toothbrush and mild soap. Special cleaning products are available but not always necessary.

Can Invisalign help with crowded teeth?

Yes, Invisalign can effectively treat crowded teeth by gradually shifting them into proper alignment.

Are there any age restrictions for Invisalign treatment?

There are no strict age restrictions. Invisalign is suitable for both teenagers and adults.

Can I switch to Invisalign from traditional braces?

It is possible to switch to Invisalign, but it depends on your individual case and our orthodontist’s recommendation.

How do Invisalign retainers work after treatment?

Invisalign retainers help maintain your newly aligned teeth by preventing them from shifting back to their original positions. They are worn as directed by our dentist.

Are there any disadvantages to Invisalign?

Invisalign may not be suitable for very complex orthodontic cases, and compliance with wearing aligners is crucial for successful treatment.

Can Invisalign address teeth grinding and clenching issues?

Invisalign can help with mild to moderate teeth grinding and clenching issues by providing a protective barrier for your teeth.

What happens If I lose or damage my Invisalign aligners?

Contact your dentist immediately for guidance. They may provide replacement aligners or adjust your treatment plan as needed.

Is Invisalign a suitable option for severely misaligned teeth?

Invisalign can address various degrees of misalignment, but severe cases may require alternative treatments, which our dentist can discuss with you.

Do Invisalign aligners affect speech?

While there may be a brief adjustment period, most users adapt quickly, and any impact on speech is minimal. Properly fitting aligners should not significantly affect speech.

Can Invisalign correct TMJ issues?

In some cases, Invisalign may help alleviate symptoms associated with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues by improving the alignment of the jaw. Consultation with a specialist is advised.

Candidates of Invisalign in Edinburgh at Essential Dental Care
Your Trusted Dental Practice

Why Choose Us for Invisalign?

Experienced Dentist (38+yrs)

Dr. Paul Au

  • Dental degree from University of Edinburgh in 1984
  • Master of Science degree from University of Edinburgh in 1990
  • Registrar of College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (1994)

Expertise & Personalised Care

Our skilled team comprises experienced professionals specialising in delivering customised Invisalign clear braces. Our approach is tailored to your specific condition, ensuring a personalised invisible teeth straightening solution with Invisalign that complements your individual smile.

Proven Results

Our track record of successful Invisalign cases speaks for itself. Witness the transformative power of our treatments through before-and-after results, showcasing the remarkable improvements we bring to smiles.

First Class Aftercare

Aftercare needed after dental appointments is usually free of charge.

Wherever possible we will provide complimentary advice and consultations via email and phone if needed.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

Based on 24 reviews
Herman Komashko
Herman Komashko
My fear of dentists is gone, thanks the team at Essential Dental Care. So caring, so considerate, so professional. I had a hygienist service and two fillings. I have never had such wonderful experience sitting in a dentist chair. I was recommend this place by a friend, and I am forever grateful. There is a group of us now, who all go here :) Thank you all and you sure have me as your regular customer for years to come.
Dorcas Shepherd
Dorcas Shepherd
My husband and I would not go anywhere else, Dr Paul is the most experienced dentist that we have had and explains everything to you. My husband is in the middle of getting implants and he was a bit apprehensive at first but Paul was very patient and explained everything that is going happen and reassured him. It is a long process but will be worth the wait. Also the staff could not be more helpful and very friendly too. Would recommend this practice to anyone.💓
Belinda Neilson
Belinda Neilson
Great dentist
Jerry Chan
Jerry Chan
由於家母牙齒出問題,規勸良久才肯就醫,幾經波折,在愛丁堡找到這家可以全程以廣東話溝通的牙科診所,診所職員 Carman了解後,認為情況緊急,特意安排了快期,隔天便能就診。牙醫 Paul 診症細心,並教導了日常的護理方法及開药,回家後一兩天病情已告好轉,值得推薦。
Michelle Leung (Micmic)
Michelle Leung (Micmic)
Paul is kind and patient to explain the treatment.
Eric Mackay
Eric Mackay
First thing to say is that Paul does very high quality work. He pays attention to detail, spots trouble before it happens, and is very quick to find an appointment time if you do have pain, and sorts it out effectively every time. Secondly, he is very gentle; he’ll tell you when he’s about to numb you up, but to be honest, that’s about the last you’re aware of it. He checks with you that you’re ok, and is careful to make sure your mouth isn’t open wide any longer than it needs to be. Thirdly, he and Michelle run a very effective and friendly practice; they made every effort to keep open as much as possible during lockdown whilst giving every confidence that they were doing all they could to keep their patients safe. And they still do. I can’t commend them highly enough nor thank them warmly enough for all their care and attention.
Steve Kington
Steve Kington
Cannot fault the team at Essential dental. They are always seem to run on time and put me at ease throughout. Dr Au just gets on with it. Would recommend to anyone.
Jamie Smith
Jamie Smith
I have had an extremely positive experience at Essential Dental Care. While a bit pricey (as with any private dentist), Dr Paul has always been very patient and happy to answer any questions I've had about my treatment. I also have to say that this is the first dental practice I asked about a partial denture who did not immediately try to upsell me to a dental implant. While I do need to eventually get the implant, it can be very costly and Dr Paul understood that I really just needed a cosmetic solution in the interim. Highly recommended.
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Reaching Us is Easy

Essential Dental Care is conveniently located at 13 Polwarth Gardens, Edinburgh EH11 1JS. Reaching us for your Invisalign treatment is straightforward, whether by car or public transportation.