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    "My treatment was easy and fast. To the people at , I want to thank you for your kindness and hospitality. All of you were extremely helpful and I did not feel like a patient because of the extreme amiability I was treated..."

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    Real Patient Testimonials

    "I am very satisfied with the results! Dr. Chaw Su Kyi explained the process from the beginning in a concise and clear way and was extremely helpful and patient with me since I am a bit of a sissy when it comes to going to the dentist! My teeth are now straight and look lovely."

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  • West London Orthodontist - Real Patient Testimonials

    Real Patient Testimonials

    "My treatment was excellent! Well inside the time frame given, if there was a problem the staff were all too happy to help. The treatment was quick and easy, with regular check ups to make sure everything was going to plan. I could not have hoped for anything better."

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  • West London Orthodontist - Real Patient Testimonials

    Real Patient Testimonials

    "My teeth are now straight and look lovely. I am very satisfied with the results! Dr. Chaw Su Kyi explained the process from the beginning in a concise and clear way and was extremely helpful and patient with me since I am a bit of a sissy when it comes to going to the dentist! My teeth are now straight and look lovely".

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Is Invisalign Cheaper Than Braces?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on December 19, 2019

Orthodontic treatments and technology have come a long way in the last decade. Do you have misaligned teeth, an underbite or overbite, crowded teeth or some undesirable spacing between your teeth? Metal braces are not the only option anymore to straighten your teeth. Invisalign clear aligners offer a discreet alternative that leaves many people wondering, Is Invisalign Cheaper Than Braces?

Below, expert London orthodontist Dr Chaw Su Kyi shares information about the advantages of Invisalign in the comfort of her Harley Street location and its affordability.

Why should I choose Invisalign over Braces?

If you want to get your teeth straightened there are multiple orthodontic methods to choose from such as traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, inside braces, and Invisalign clear aligners. Most people are not enthusiastic about getting braces because they think it is uncomfortable and unsightly. The main difference between metal braces and clear aligners is that metal braces are fixed and Invisalign is not.

The reasons why people choose Invisalign over metal braces are the aesthetic effect, oral hygiene and the ability to eat normally. Invisalign braces are virtually invisible so ideal for those who are conscious about their appearance. To be effective, Invisalign clear aligners should be worn for at least 22 hours a day. The fact that the aligners can be taken out means that you can eat and drink normally and keep up with your dental hygiene. No worries about food getting stuck between the brackets.

Do braces get better results than Invisalign?

The choice between braces and Invisalign depends on many factors. In general, you can say that the more complex the dental issues are, the more likely it is that braces are the better option. Braces consist of metal brackets that are glued to your teeth and tied together by wires and tiny rubber bands. This makes it easier to correct back tooth bite issues, move teeth vertically or rotate canines and premolars to name a few examples.

Invisalign trays are custom made from dental scans and move the teeth bit by bit into their new position by changing the aligners every two weeks. Dr Kyi has gained significant experience with using the Invisalign system to get the best results for her London patients. In many cases, she can recommend Invisalign as an affordable, comfortable alternative to metal braces.

Is Invisalign Cheaper Than Braces?

A typical Invisalign London treatment takes from 9 to eighteen months while an average treatment with metal braces takes about 24 months. The pricing for Invisalign includes all appointments, specialist records, x-rays, and biweekly aligners. With an Invisalign package, you don’t have to worry about hidden costs. So is Invisalign cheaper than braces? It will depend on your specific situation if Invisalign is cheaper than braces. After your first consultation, we can provide you with an Invisalign treatment plan and related costs.

Why should I choose Invisalign?

Dr Kyi is a highly trained orthodontist who specializes in treatments with braces and Invisalign. Recognized as one of the best orthodontists in London, she has gained significant experience with the Invisalign system and transforming the smiles of her happy patients. If you want to know if you are a candidate for Invisalign and more information about the costs in your specific situation, book a consultation in our Harley Street or London office.

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