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Active Aligners

We are proud to announce that we now offer Active Aligners!

Active Aligners are a modern alternative to traditional braces.

Benefits Include being clear, removable, comfortable, offer faster treatment times and improved affordability.

For more information about this highly sought-after treatment, please see below and call 01923 859678 to book your consultation.

What Are Active Aligners?

Active Aligners are an alternative to traditional braces and are known in the dental industry as clear aligner therapy. In clear aligner therapy, clear customised “aligners” are worn in sequence to move your teeth in stages until their optimal alignment position has been reached.

What Do They Treat?

Active Aligners are prescribed to treat various degrees of the following orthodontic conditions:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps
  • Overbites
  • Rotated teeth

Who Are They For?

Active Aligners are for anyone looking for a discrete alternative to traditional orthodontic braces that produce similar outcomes, affordability and with shorter treatment times.

Active Aligners are available to adults and teenagers provided they have been determined as suitable candidates. The minimum age is 16 (as it is required that all permanent teeth have erupted). There is no maximum age for Active Aligners and many adults find the nature of the treatment suitable to their lifestyles.

How Long Does It Take?

The average Active Aligner case takes anywhere between 6-8 months. Depending on the complexity of the case, your treatment may differ. Once you have undergone your candidacy assessment with us and it has been determined that you are a candidate, the details of your treatment (including the expected length of treatment) will be made available to you.

How Much Does It Cost?

The price of Active Aligner treatment varies depending on the complexity and length of your treatment. Our average treatment costs between: [Enter your price range here].

Active Aligners vs. Traditional Orthodontics

Traditional orthodontics uses metal wires and brackets which are bonded to teeth to move them into their desired positions. Instead of the metal wires or brackets, Active Aligners are clear removable plastic trays that apply slight, yet highly precise forces to specific teeth over the course of your treatment.

In certain circumstances, where patients present with highly complex bites, traditional orthodontics may still be recommended.

How Does the Process Work?

An overview of the Active Aligner treatment process can be found in the 3 steps below:

Step 1: Smile consultation and candidacy determination

  • We will assess the overall condition of your mouth and complete any necessary dental work required before starting an Active Aligner treatment plan (for example, fillings, hygienist etc.).
  • This is followed by either a 3D scan or impression of your teeth which will be sent to the Active Aligners treatment planners to determine candidacy.
  • Should you be a candidate, the treatment planning team will digitally plot all tooth movements and plan your new smile.
  • We will send you a digital 3D Smile Simulation so that you can evaluate your expected results before embarking on your active Aligners treatment.

Step 2: The Active Aligner journey

  • Once you have accepted the treatment plan, your case will be sent for Aligner manufacture.
  • Should your treatment plan require IPR or attachments, we will book an appointment at the correct time according to your treatment plan (this is normally done on the same day that you collect your Active Aligners).
  • Collect Active Aligners from us and begin treatment.
  • Your Active Aligners are worn for 22 hours a day, 7 days a week and replaced every 1 to 2 weeks with the next aligner.
  • We will monitor your progress over the course of your treatment.

Step 3: Retention

  • Once you have finished your Active Aligner treatment, you will be required to wear your retainers for a minimum of 22 hours a day for 3 months to maintain your newly aligned smile. Thereafter, you may move to nightly wear or a fixed lingual retainer at our agreed discretion (1 set of removable retainers is included per treatment).

Where to Go from Here?

If you interested to see how Active Aligners could benefit your smile, please call us and book an appointment. During the consultation we can discuss how Active Aligners could benefit you. Thereafter, we will explain the next steps for treatment and oversee the Active Aligner treatment to ensure that you achieve the results that you are expecting.

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