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My dentist has offered me Invisalign but is this right for me?

My dentist has offered me Invisalign but is this right for me?

My Dentist Has Offered Me Invisalign But Is This Right For Me?

It’s very possible you’re reading this because one of your new year resolutions was to straighten your teeth for the perfect smile you’ve always wanted. And what a fine resolution that is! You may also be interested to find out about the latest developments in Invisalign clear aligners for 2021. At Belur Orthodontics in Aylesbury/Marlow we often get asked “am I suitable for Invisalign?” often because your regular dentist also offers this teeth straightening solution. Before deciding on using the Invisalign system patients should consider the following.

Should I Use An Orthodontist Or Dentist For Invisalign?

An orthodontist’s sole purpose, top priority and raison d’etre is to help patients achieve straight teeth and a perfectly aligned smile. That’s what we’ve trained for and that’s all we do, every working day. This not only means you’re in the best possible place when it comes to straightening teeth, it also means we’re able to offer alternative ways to achieve a beautiful smile if you’re not a suitable candidate for Invisalign. We also hear of cases where dentists tell patients they’re unsuitable for Invisalign simply because they don’t have the right Invisalign option to offer. We offer an array of different types of Invisalign treatments and other orthodontic treatment options so there’s always a solution for all our patients. The worst outcome for patients is if they end up wasting time and money on the wrong type of braces which don’t provide the desired end results. The good news is clear aligners like Invisalign are not only discreet but provide successful outcomes for patients who, your Belur Orthodontics, Orthodontist, recognises as a suitable candidate. Our consultation process added to the fact we’re a recognised Invisalign Gold Provider, means you’ll receive expert guidance on what’s best for you and we’ll explain all options clearly and thoroughly so you get to make an informed decision on your orthodontic treatment. Click here for more information on why you should choose an orthodontic practice to have braces.

Am I A Suitable Candidate For Invisalign?

The good news is that Invisalign aligners can treat most orthodontic problems.

  • These include minor to moderate cases of:
    Protruding teeth
  • Crooked teeth Gaps
  • Overbite
  • Overcrowding
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite

Invisalign primarily corrects the position and placement of teeth, not the structure and positioning of the jaw. Due to this, severe cases of misalignment typically require traditional clear braces. To be 100% sure what’s right for you we recommend meeting with your Invisalign orthodontist in person at Belur Orthodontics in Aylesbury/Marlow or arrange for a free remote orthodontic consultation.

Not Just The Cost Of Invisalign To Consider As a treatment

Invisalign appeals to many dentists as they see it as taking an impression, sending it to a lab and then receiving the trays/aligners to do the job for them. Sounds simple but in reality, getting a successful outcome and teeth as straight as possible, is more complex.

To start with, we won’t take an impression of your teeth at Belur Orthodontics in Aylesbury or Marlow, we’ll actually use a state-of-the-art 3D scanner to digitally scan your teeth which is far more detailed and accurate than an impression and a lot quicker to send to the Invisalign lab. This means your Invisalign aligners will work as efficiently as possible in moving your teeth to their desired position.

Again, at the planning/consultation stage we won’t just assess the current state of your smile but will also discuss other issues that may mean Invisalign treatment is not the best option and provide alternatives. Invisalign enables patients to remove their aligners while eating or speaking. While this is one of the greatest advantages, it can also be a pitfall.

More freedom comes with more responsibility. Patient compliance, therefore, is crucial for a successful outcome. That means patients must wear their aligners for at least 20 hours a day. Not wearing the aligners enough can lengthen treatment time.

Patients who are too young to take responsibility for their aligners may be recommended traditional braces to avoid having to replace their aligners too often.

It’s important to ensure that Invisalign is the best option for you before treatment begins and also to know there are no wrong choices between clear aligners and traditional braces for those who qualify.

Don’t Be Forced Into Invisalign If You’re Not Comfortable.

If the words “traditional braces” make you think of giant silver brackets and wires, think again! Traditional braces are much more subtle than they used to be and just as effective. Ask us about braces with clear ceramic brackets and customizable arch wire. Clear braces are particularly popular for adult patients for the same reasons that clear aligners are. They’re both discreet and effective treatments. If you’d like to discuss the pros and cons of Invisalign or any other orthodontic treatments then contact us today. 01296 796546 or


Belur Orthodontics

Why Choose Us? Orthodontic Treatment


At Belur Orthodontics, we want to ensure you are comfortable with the choice you have made to come to us for your orthodontic treatment. Here are some reasons why others have come before you.

1. World Class Specialist Centre: We have built a Bespoke practice to cater to both NHS and Private patients. Our practice is an Icon for most modern practice in terms of ambience, technology, environmentally friendly, digital workflow, well trained staff etc.

2. Range of treatment – at Belur Orthodontics we offer a number of different orthodontic treatments, from Invisalign to the very clever self-ligating Damon braces  and not to mention, the conventional Clear Braces.What’s more, we’re trained to get great results from each method.

2. Specialist orthodontist – our team of orthodontic professionals, led by Dr Vinay Belur, are all highly trained and experienced in orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign and Damon appliance.

3. Affordable treatment – our orthodontic treatment fees are priced competitively and to ensure treatment is affordable, we have a range of payment plans and finance options available.

4. Bespoke treatment plan – we provide each of our patients with a free, no-obligation bespoke treatment plan so you can make an informed decision as to whether orthodontic treatment is right for you.

5. Latest technology  – we use the latest orthodontic technology, including the iTero Intraoral Digital Scanner and Carriere Motion appliance to get each of our patients the very best result.

6. Convenient location – our clinic is conveniently located in the heart of Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury with excellent carparking facility arround the practice, including two hours of free car parking. We also have a sister practice in Marlow.

7. Great results – at Belur  Orthodontics, we get great results. You can view some of these on our before and afters page.

8. No NHS Waiting List – at Belur Orthodontics, we do not have a waiting list as the NHS is providing additional funding in the area, due to long waiting list. We have secured this funding for the next ten years.