Invisalign Wimbledon

Get a Straight Smile with Invisalign Clear Aligners

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Invisalign® is an easy, discreet, pain-free and time efficient path to your new smile.

Invisalign is a teeth straightening (orthodontic) treatment that uses incredibly discreet clear aligners that fit over the teeth (rather similar to teeth whitening trays) which gradually move your teeth into their desired position. Invisalign is the most popular orthodontic treatment in the world with over 10 million completed cases from over 100 countries.

Why choose Invisalign over traditional metal braces?

For many people – especially adults – the idea of wearing easily noticed metal “train track” braces for a year or more is incredibly off-putting. This reluctance has led many people to avoid taking action to correct poorly aligned teeth, even though doing so would improve their health, appearance and self-confidence.

Or at least that’s what used to happen – these days both adults and teenagers are able to take advantage of Invisalign’s clear aligner technology and get straight teeth and a beautiful smile without others noticing.


Benefits of Invisalign

  • Discreet – your new clear aligners will be almost invisible when worn
  • Comfortable – every set of aligners is custom-created just for you (and your dentist is on hand to make any further adjustments as needed)
  • Removable – your invisible aligners can be removed for easy cleaning and meals – meaning you can eat whatever you like
  • Fast-acting – Invisalign aligners can often produce results faster than traditional braces
  • Proven – as the world’s leading clear aligner technology, Invisalign has been thoroughly proven in millions of cases worldwide

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The iTero Scanner

The iTero Scanner

Say “goodbye” to old-fashioned, messy dental putty impressions!

  • When you visit us for your free Invisalign consultation, we’ll use our cutting-edge iTero scanner to create a 3D digital image of your teeth that you can see in real time – and with no need for X-rays or biting into gooey dental impression trays!
  • Using this scan, we can map out all the required movements of your teeth and create a personal treatment plan that will project your Invisalign journey over the coming months.
  • Even better, we’ll be able to show you a visualisation of your aligner treatment from start to finish so you can see how your teeth will look once your treatment is complete, all before treatment starts.

The Invisalign Journey

  • 1

    Initial Consultation

    Join us for an in-person consultation where we can answer your questions and advise you if Invisalign would be a good option for you

  • 2

    Digital Scan

    Using our state-of-the-art iTero scanner, we’ll take a quick, safe scan of your teeth to provide us with the information we need to create your treatment plan

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    We’ll use your digital scan to map out the proposed movement of your teeth and show you an animation of both your expected month-to-month progress and the final results

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    Once we receive your first aligners from the Invisalign lab, we’ll fit them for you and make sure they are comfortable. Small clear attachments may be added to speed up your progress.

  • 5

    Wear your Aligners

    You’ll wear each set of your clear aligners for 22 hours per day for 7-10 days each before moving on to the next set. Each set will move your teeth closer to their final positions.

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    Both you and your dentist will be able to monitor your progress closely thanks to Invisalign Itero’s convenient digital monitoring system in the dental practice.

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    After you finish your last set of aligners, your beautiful new smile will be complete. Retainers can be worn at this stage to keep your teeth straight and in place.

Invisalign Wimbledon - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Invisalign, and how does it differ from traditional braces?

Invisalign is an innovative teeth straightening treatment designed to adjust misaligned teeth discreetly and comfortably. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners tailored to fit your teeth precisely. These aligners are virtually invisible, offering a less noticeable alternative to the metal brackets and wires associated with conventional braces.

Understanding Invisalign

Invisalign treatment involves wearing custom-made, clear plastic aligners that gently shift your teeth into their correct positions over time. The aligners are made using 3D computer imaging technology, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before moving on to the next set in the series, gradually moving your teeth towards the desired alignment.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign aligners offer several advantages over traditional braces. They are virtually invisible, allowing you to straighten your teeth without drawing attention to your treatment. The aligners are also removable, making it easier to maintain oral hygiene as you can brush and floss normally. Additionally, the absence of metal brackets and wires reduces irritation to your mouth and discomfort.

Comparing Invisalign with Traditional Braces

While both Invisalign and traditional braces aim to achieve the same result—a healthier, straighter smile—the methods they employ differ significantly.

Appearance and Comfort

Invisalign aligners are discreet and less noticeable than traditional braces. They are smooth and comfortable, with no sharp edges or protruding metal parts, reducing the risk of irritation to your cheeks and gums.

Removability and Convenience

One of the most significant differences between Invisalign and traditional braces is the removability of the aligners. You can take them out while eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, allowing for better oral hygiene and a less restrictive diet. Traditional braces, on the other hand, require more meticulous cleaning and food restrictions to avoid damaging the brackets and wires.

Treatment Duration and Appointments

The duration of treatment with Invisalign varies depending on the complexity of the case but is typically comparable to that of traditional braces. However, Invisalign often requires fewer dental appointments, as there are no wires to adjust or brackets to repair.

Final Thoughts

Invisalign offers a modern, sophisticated approach to teeth straightening, combining convenience, comfort, and discretion. By understanding the differences between Invisalign and traditional braces, you can make an informed decision about which treatment aligns best with your lifestyle and dental needs.

How does Invisalign work to straighten teeth?

Invisalign works by applying controlled force to your teeth, gradually moving them into their proper position. The process involves a series of custom-made, clear aligners that are specifically designed based on 3D scans of your mouth. Each aligner is slightly different, guiding your teeth into a slightly straighter position than the previous one.

The Process of Invisalign Treatment

The journey to a straighter smile with Invisalign begins with a consultation and detailed planning. Here’s how the process typically unfolds:

Initial Consultation and Planning

During the initial consultation, your dental practitioner will discuss your needs and evaluate whether Invisalign is suitable for you. They will take X-rays, pictures, and impressions of your teeth, which Invisalign will use to create a digital 3D image. From these images, your dentist will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth and the approximate length of treatment.

Custom Aligners and Treatment Progression

Based on the treatment plan, a series of custom-made, clear aligners are produced. You will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before moving on to the next set in the series. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move gradually, week by week, towards their final prescribed position.

Unique Features of Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign offers several unique features that contribute to its effectiveness in straightening teeth:

SmartForce Attachments and Precision Cuts

For certain cases, Invisalign aligners come with SmartForce Attachments or precision cuts to ensure the aligners fit well and exert the right amount of force in the right direction. SmartForce Attachments are small, tooth-coloured shapes attached to your teeth that serve as anchors for the aligners, providing the necessary force to move the teeth.

Regular Check-ups and Treatment Duration

You will also have occasional check-ups with your dentist to monitor your progress and receive new aligners. The total duration of treatment varies depending on the complexity of your case but is generally comparable to that of traditional braces.

Invisalign provides a virtually invisible and comfortable solution for straightening teeth. Through a series of custom-made, clear aligners, combined with the latest technology in 3D imaging and treatment planning, Invisalign offers an effective treatment option tailored specifically to your unique dental needs.

Will Invisalign help me get the smile I want?

Invisalign, a cutting-edge orthodontic treatment, is adept at correcting a wide array of dental alignment issues, commonly known as malocclusion. This innovative solution is designed to cater to a multitude of dental concerns, making it an ideal choice for those aspiring to achieve a flawless smile. Here’s how Invisalign can address various dental conditions and why booking a FREE consultation is a vital step towards realising your dream smile.

Addressing Diverse Dental Concerns

Invisalign’s versatility in treating different types of malocclusion makes it a preferred choice for those seeking an effective, discreet orthodontic solution.

Treatment of Crowded Teeth

Crowded teeth, where there is insufficient space in the jaw for all teeth to fit normally, can lead to dental health issues. Invisalign aligners are meticulously designed to gradually shift teeth into their correct position, alleviating crowding and enhancing your smile’s aesthetics.

Correction of Gapped Teeth

Gapped teeth not only affect your smile but can also have implications for your dental health. Invisalign aligners work to close these gaps, creating a more uniform and healthy smile.

Remedying Bite Irregularities

Bite irregularities can lead to jaw discomfort, uneven wear on teeth, and other complications. Invisalign provides a discreet and effective solution to these issues.

Addressing Overbites, Underbites, and Crossbites

Invisalign aligners are adept at correcting overbites, underbites, and crossbites. By realigning the jaw and teeth, Invisalign promotes a balanced bite, reducing the risk of jaw pain, and tooth wear.

Resolving Open Bites and Over Jets

Open bites and over jets can impair functionality and aesthetics. Invisalign’s custom aligners are engineered to move teeth into the proper alignment, rectifying these concerns and enhancing your smile’s functionality and appearance.

Your Path to a Perfect Smile with Invisalign

Invisalign’s customised approach to orthodontic treatment makes it a sought-after solution for those aiming to perfect their smile.

Customised Treatment Plans

Each set of Invisalign aligners is tailored to fit your unique dental structure and address your specific alignment issues, ensuring a treatment that’s as unique as your smile.

Book Your FREE Consultation

To determine the suitability of Invisalign for your specific dental condition, we invite you to book a FREE consultation at our practice. This session is your opportunity to discuss your dental goals, have your oral health assessed by our experienced team, and receive personalised advice on your treatment options.

Invisalign is a versatile and effective solution for a wide range of dental alignment issues. With the ability to treat crowded teeth, gapped teeth, various bite irregularities, and more, Invisalign offers a path to achieving the smile you’ve always desired. At our practice, we are committed to guiding you through your Invisalign journey, from initial consultation to final results, ensuring a seamless experience and a smile that radiates confidence.

What does Invisalign treatment include?

Invisalign treatment at our practice is a comprehensive process designed to ensure you receive the highest quality of orthodontic care. It encompasses several key components, each contributing to the success of your journey towards achieving a perfectly aligned smile. Below is an outline of what the Invisalign treatment includes:

Comprehensive Components of Invisalign Treatment

Our Invisalign treatment is designed to provide you with a seamless and effective orthodontic experience, from the initial consultation to the final touches that ensure lasting results.

Free Initial Consultation

Your Invisalign journey begins with a free consultation. During this session, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your dental goals, receive a preliminary assessment, and learn more about the Invisalign process.


The ClinCheck process involves the use of advanced 3D imaging technology to map out your entire treatment plan from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired outcome. This technology allows you to visualize the changes your smile will undergo even before the treatment begins.

Customised Treatment Plan

Based on the findings from your consultation and ClinCheck, a customised treatment plan will be developed. This plan outlines the step-by-step process of your Invisalign treatment, ensuring that each phase is tailored to your specific needs.

Clear Invisalign Aligners

You will receive a series of custom-made, clear Invisalign aligners. These aligners are virtually invisible and are crafted to fit snugly over your teeth, gradually moving them into the desired position.

In-Practice Visits

Throughout your treatment, you’ll have scheduled in-practice visits. These visits allow us to monitor your progress, make any necessary adjustments, and ensure your treatment is progressing as planned.

Added Benefits of Our Invisalign Treatment

Our Invisalign treatment includes additional benefits, ensuring that you not only achieve a beautifully aligned smile but also maintain it for years to come.

Free Vivera Retainers Post-Treatment*

Upon completion of your Invisalign treatment, you will receive free Vivera retainers. These retainers are key to maintaining the position of your newly aligned teeth, ensuring lasting results.

Free Teeth Whitening*

To add a sparkling finishing touch to your new smile, we also offer free teeth whitening upon the completion of your Invisalign treatment, ensuring your smile is not only straight but also brilliantly white.

*With current Invisalign promotion – please check with us.

Flexible Financing Options

We understand that financial considerations are important. That’s why we offer interest-free finance and monthly payment schedules to make your Invisalign treatment as affordable and manageable as possible.

Invisalign treatment at our practice is a holistic process that not only transforms your smile but also ensures its longevity and brilliance. From the initial free consultation to the final touches of Vivera retainers and teeth whitening, every step is meticulously planned and executed with your best interests in mind. And with our flexible financing options, a beautiful and confident smile is within your reach.

Can Invisalign treat overbite, underbite, or crossbite issues?

Invisalign is capable of treating various bite issues including overbite, underbite, and crossbite. The effectiveness of Invisalign in correcting these specific dental problems depends on the severity and complexity of the individual case.

Types of Bite Issues Addressed by Invisalign

Invisalign has been designed to address a range of dental alignment issues, including several types of bite irregularities:

Overbite Correction

An overbite occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. Invisalign can be effective in correcting mild to moderate overbites by gradually moving the teeth to improve the alignment and interaction between the upper and lower teeth.

Underbite Correction

An underbite is characterised by the lower teeth extending out beyond the upper teeth. Invisalign aligners can help in repositioning the teeth so that the lower and upper teeth align properly, improving both function and appearance.

Crossbite Correction

A crossbite occurs when some of the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth when the mouth is closed. Invisalign can be used to move the affected teeth into the correct position, preventing wear and tear, and reducing the risk of gum disease and bone loss.

Assessing Suitability for Invisalign Treatment

While Invisalign is versatile and can address various bite issues, the suitability for treatment varies:

Initial Consultation and Assessment

An initial consultation with a dental practitioner is essential to assess the complexity of the bite issue and determine the appropriateness of Invisalign treatment. This assessment will include a thorough examination and may involve taking X-rays and digital scans of your teeth.

Customised Treatment Planning

For cases deemed suitable for Invisalign, a customised treatment plan is created. The plan includes a series of clear aligners, each designed to make specific adjustments to the teeth’s position, gradually correcting the bite issue over time.

Invisalign is a versatile treatment option capable of correcting various bite issues, including overbite, underbite, and crossbite. The suitability and effectiveness of Invisalign for these conditions depend on the severity of the issue and the specific details of the individual case. A thorough consultation with a dental practitioner is crucial to determine the best treatment approach for your particular situation.

Can Invisalign correct gaps between teeth?

Invisalign is an effective solution for correcting teeth spacing issues, including gaps between teeth. It is designed to move teeth gradually into the desired position, closing gaps and creating a more uniform and aesthetically pleasing smile.

Addressing Teeth Spacing with Invisalign

Teeth spacing issues can vary in complexity, and Invisalign is well-suited for treating a wide range of these concerns:

Correcting Mild to Moderate Gaps

For mild to moderate gaps, Invisalign aligners can apply the necessary pressure to shift teeth closer together, closing the spaces. The precise and controlled movement directed by the aligners ensures the gaps are closed gradually and gently.

Treating Multiple Spacing Issues

In cases where there are multiple spacing issues in the mouth, Invisalign can be used to address each gap in a coordinated manner. The custom treatment plan ensures that each tooth moves in the correct sequence and timing to achieve the overall desired result.

Benefits of Using Invisalign for Teeth Spacing

Invisalign offers several advantages in treating teeth spacing issues:

Customised Treatment

Each set of aligners is custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth, ensuring that the force applied is specific to your dental needs. This customisation helps in effectively closing the gaps between teeth.

Aesthetic and Comfortable Solution

The clear and removable nature of Invisalign aligners provides an aesthetic and comfortable treatment option, allowing you to correct spacing issues without the visual impact of traditional braces.

Assessment and Treatment Planning

To determine if Invisalign is the right solution for your teeth spacing issues, an initial assessment is essential:

Professional Evaluation

A dental practitioner will evaluate the extent of the spacing, the overall health of your teeth and gums, and other factors that may influence the treatment. This evaluation often includes taking X-rays and digital impressions of your teeth.

Developing a Customised Plan

If Invisalign is deemed suitable for your case, a customised treatment plan will be developed. This plan outlines how each aligner set will move your teeth and estimates how long the treatment will take to close the gaps.

Invisalign is a versatile and effective treatment option for correcting teeth spacing issues like gaps. Its customised, clear aligners provide a discreet and comfortable solution, offering significant aesthetic and functional benefits. Consultation with a dental practitioner is crucial to assess your specific needs and determine the best approach to achieving a gap-free, confident smile.

How visible are Invisalign aligners?

Invisalign aligners are designed to be virtually invisible when worn. The clear, plastic material used to manufacture the aligners ensures they blend in with your teeth, making them a discreet option for teeth straightening.

The Aesthetics of Invisalign Aligners

Invisalign’s appeal largely stems from its aesthetic benefits. Here’s what makes Invisalign aligners notably less visible compared to traditional braces:

Clear Material

The aligners are made from a special thermoplastic material called SmartTrack, which is virtually clear. This material has been specifically engineered for the Invisalign system to ensure it provides the right balance of strength and clarity, maintaining its inconspicuous appearance throughout your treatment.

Snug Fit

Each Invisalign aligner is custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth. The aligners are trimmed to your exact gum line to fit comfortably and avoid drawing attention to your mouth when you speak or smile.

Factors Affecting Visibility of Aligners

While Invisalign aligners are generally less noticeable than traditional braces, certain factors can affect their visibility:

Attachments and Features

In some cases, your treatment may require attachments or ridges to help the aligners grip onto your teeth more effectively. These are tooth-coloured and relatively small, but they can make the aligners slightly more noticeable.

Personal Habits

The clarity of the aligners can also be affected by personal habits. Drinking coloured beverages or smoking while wearing the aligners may cause discolouration, making them more visible. Proper care and maintenance, including regular cleaning of the aligners, are essential to keep them virtually invisible.

Overall, Invisalign aligners offer a much less noticeable alternative to traditional metal braces. The clear, snug-fitting aligners provide an aesthetic solution for teeth straightening, allowing you to smile confidently throughout your treatment.

How long will I need to wear Invisalign aligners each day?

For optimal results, Invisalign aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day. Adhering to this schedule is crucial for ensuring your treatment progresses as planned and you achieve the desired outcome within the estimated timeframe.

Importance of Wearing Time

The success of Invisalign treatment heavily depends on the discipline of wearing the aligners for the recommended duration each day. Here’s why adherence to wearing time is vital:

Continuous Movement of Teeth

Teeth need consistent pressure to move into their new positions. Wearing the aligners for less than the recommended time can lead to inadequate pressure, slowing down the treatment process or leading to unsatisfactory results.

Staying on Schedule

Your treatment plan is designed based on the assumption that the aligners will be worn for about 22 hours a day. Not wearing them for the prescribed time can extend the treatment duration and may require additional dental appointments to adjust the treatment plan.

Flexibility and Lifestyle Considerations

While it’s essential to wear your aligners for the recommended time, Invisalign does offer some flexibility compared to traditional braces:

Removability for Eating and Oral Hygiene

Invisalign aligners should be removed when eating, drinking anything other than water, and for oral hygiene routines such as brushing and flossing. This removability is an advantage, allowing you to maintain your dietary habits and oral hygiene easily.

Removing for Special Occasions

Aligners can also be removed for special occasions, such as important meetings, social events, or playing sports. However, it’s essential to remember to put them back in as soon as possible to maintain the 20 to 22 hours of daily wear.

Commitment to wearing Invisalign aligners for the recommended 20 to 22 hours per day is crucial for the success of your treatment. This consistent wear ensures your teeth move as planned, allowing you to achieve your desired smile within the estimated treatment time.

How do I clean and care for Invisalign aligners?

Proper cleaning and care for your Invisalign aligners are crucial to maintain their clarity, prevent odours, and ensure oral hygiene throughout your treatment. Following the right cleaning routine will keep your aligners and your teeth in optimal condition.

Regular Cleaning Routine

A consistent cleaning routine helps in maintaining the hygiene and appearance of your Invisalign aligners:

Daily Cleaning

It’s important to clean your aligners each time you remove them. Rinse them under lukewarm water and brush them gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Avoid using hot water, as it can warp the plastic. A clear, gentle liquid soap can be used to ensure cleanliness, but avoid coloured or scented soaps that can transfer to the aligners.

Deep Cleaning

In addition to daily cleaning, a more thorough clean once a day or every few days is beneficial. You can use Invisalign cleaning crystals or a denture cleaner. Soak the aligners as per the instructions, then rinse them thoroughly before putting them back in your mouth.

Avoiding Potential Damage

Taking care of your aligners also means avoiding actions that could damage them or affect your oral health:

Avoid Certain Foods and Drinks

When wearing aligners, avoid drinking anything other than water. Beverages like coffee, tea, or red wine can stain the aligners. It’s also important to remove your aligners while eating to prevent damage.

Safe Storage

Whenever you’re not wearing your aligners, store them in the case provided. This prevents them from getting lost, damaged, or accidentally thrown away. It also keeps them safe from bacteria and other contaminants.

Keeping Good Oral Hygiene

Maintaining good oral hygiene is vital while undergoing Invisalign treatment:

Regular Brushing and Flossing

Brush and floss your teeth before reinserting your aligners. This practice prevents trapping food particles and bacteria between your teeth and the aligner, reducing the risk of cavities and bad breath.

Regular Dental Check-ups

Continue with your regular dental check-ups and cleanings to ensure your teeth remain healthy throughout your Invisalign treatment.

Cleaning and caring for your Invisalign aligners are integral parts of your treatment. A proper routine ensures your aligners remain invisible and odour-free, and your oral health is maintained. Following these guidelines will help you achieve the best possible outcome from your Invisalign treatment.

How much does Invisalign in Wimbledon cost?

Understanding the cost of Invisalign is a crucial aspect for anyone considering this innovative orthodontic treatment. At Ridgway Dental in Wimbledon, the cost of Invisalign is determined by several factors, primarily the complexity of your dental case. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the factors that influence the cost of Invisalign and what you can expect when you choose our practice for your treatment:

Determining the Cost of Your Invisalign Treatment

The cost of Invisalign at our practice is not a one-size-fits-all figure. It is tailored to the specifics of your orthodontic needs, ensuring that you receive a personalised treatment plan.

Complexity of the Case

The complexity of your dental case is a significant factor in determining the cost of Invisalign treatment. More complex cases typically require additional sets of aligners and a longer treatment duration, which can influence the overall cost. During your initial consultation, we will assess the complexity of your case and provide a detailed explanation of the treatment process and associated costs.

Starting Costs for Invisalign Treatment

At Ridgway Dental, costs for Invisalign treatment start from £3500 for both upper and lower teeth. This starting price is a baseline, and the final cost may vary based on the individual requirements of your treatment.

Duration and Scope of Treatment

The length of your Invisalign treatment also plays a role in the overall cost. Most Invisalign cases at our practice are completed within 12-18 months, but the exact duration can vary depending on the specific needs of your treatment plan.

Timeframe of Treatment

Invisalign treatment is customised to the pace of your dental alignment needs. A clear timeline will be provided during your consultation, giving you an understanding of the treatment duration and how it correlates with the cost.

Inclusive Approach to Treatment

Our Invisalign treatment includes all necessary components to ensure a successful outcome. This comprehensive approach means that you can expect no hidden costs, with the entire treatment process being transparent and clearly outlined from the start.

Investing in Your Smile with Invisalign

Choosing Invisalign treatment is an investment in the health and aesthetics of your smile. At Ridgway Dental, we are committed to providing value through our expert care, state-of-the-art technology, and personalised treatment plans.

Value Beyond Cost

The cost of Invisalign reflects the transformative results and long-term benefits it offers. Beyond straightening your teeth, Invisalign enhances your oral health, functionality, and overall confidence.

Consultation for Personalised Cost Assessment

We invite you to book a consultation at Ridgway Dental to receive a personalised cost assessment for your Invisalign treatment. Our team will provide you with a detailed overview of the costs involved, ensuring you are fully informed and comfortable with your investment in a beautiful, aligned smile.

The cost of Invisalign in Wimbledon at Ridgway Dental is determined by the complexity of your case and the duration of your treatment. Starting from £3500 for upper and lower teeth, we ensure that you receive a comprehensive and personalised treatment plan. Our commitment is to deliver not just straight teeth but a smile that brings lasting confidence and satisfaction.


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