Under 18s Braces
Orthodontic treatments for teens
At the Brighton Dental Clinic, we understand the unique needs of our younger patients. Our under 18s braces offer a comprehensive and age-appropriate solution for adolescents seeking a confident, healthy smile. We prioritize comfort and aesthetics, providing a range of orthodontic options tailored to the specific requirements of growing smiles. Trust us to guide your child through a seamless orthodontic journey, ensuring a lifetime of smiles filled with confidence.
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Contact the practice today for a free consultation.
Our Specialist Orthodontist Dr Nick Ferlias and our Principal Dentist Dr Ilias Tzampazis have the experience on a wide range of cases using removable aligners.
Please fill in the form below with your details in order to arrange your complimentary consultation. You may also call on 01273 570 700 and our friendly team will be happy to assist you.
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Most popular FAQs
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign treatment is a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth. A series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth to move them little by little.
Each aligner is worn for about one to two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, gradually moving towards the projected final position.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible and typically hardly anyone notices that you’re wearing them.
Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can eat and drink what you want during treatment by simply removing the aligners. You can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would to maintain your normal oral hygiene routine.
Unlike traditional fixed braces, there are no metal brackets or wires. This means that in most cases less time is required for adjustments and review appointments, making the experience more comfortable.
And finally, the Invisalign System allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you begin treatment, so you can see how your teeth are expected to look when your treatment is complete. This is a great tool we have here at Brighton Dental Clinic for you to confirm you are happy with what we can achieve for you with Invisalign.
How much does Invisalign cost?
As with other types of orthodontic treatment, the cost of Invisalign treatment depends on the complexity of your teeth straightening issue and your course of treatment. As a general rule the cost for adults is comparable to traditional fixed ceramic braces. Please refer to our orthodontic fees.
How long does the Invisalign treatment take?
The time taken depends on the complexity of the treatment and is generally comparable to that of traditional braces. During your consultation, we can give you an estimate of treatment time. Most cases are completed between 4-12 months.
Are there certain dental conditions that automatically exclude someone from being an eligible patient?
No – only your Invisalign Provider can determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment.
Can I go to any dental practitioner for Invisalign treatment?
Only a fraction of dental practitioners are able to provide Invisalign treatment, however here at Brighton Dental Clinic, practitioners are Invisalign trained to help you achieve your oral health goals.
How do I get started with Invisalign?
Please call or email Brighton Dental Clinic for an initial free consultation for Invisalign treatment.
What are aligners made of and what do they look like?
Impressions are taken the virtually invisible aligners are made of strong medical grade thermoplastic material, uniquely developed for the Invisalign® System. The aligners are custom-made for you and fit snugly over your teeth.
How often should I wear the aligners?
You should wear your aligners all the time during treatment, except when eating, brushing or flossing teeth. Recommended wear 22 hours a day.
How often do I need to see my Invisalign Provider once I have started treatment?
Patients typically visit their Invisalign Provider every 4 to 8 weeks to ensure the treatment is progressing as planned, and to receive their next few sets of Invisalign aligners, but your Invisalign Provider will decide based on your treatment.
Is the Invisalign treatment painful?
Some people may experience temporary, minor discomfort for a few days when they insert a new aligner at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure. It’s a sign that the aligners are working and it usually goes away in a couple of days.
Are there restrictions on what I can eat while in treatment?
No. Unlike traditional wires and brackets, with the Invisalign® System you can eat whatever you like while in treatment because you remove your aligners to eat and drink. This also makes it simple to brush and floss your teeth after each meal to maintain good oral hygiene, before re-inserting your aligners.
What's the best way to clean my aligners?
The best way to clean your aligners is by brushing and rinsing them in lukewarm water and using the Invisalign Cleaning Crystals or special cleaning tablets. It’s important that you brush your teeth after each meal before re-inserting your aligners to maintain good oral hygiene.
Will the aligners affect speech?
The vast majority of patients report no effect on speech. However, as with traditional orthodontic appliances, there is an initial adjustment period associated with having something new in the mouth.
Can I smoke while wearing the aligners?
Smoking is still possible, however it is discouraged while wearing aligners because it is possible for the aligners to become stained or discoloured.
Can I chew gum while wearing aligners?
Chewing gum while wearing aligners is not advised as gum can stick to them. It is recommended that aligners be removed for all meals and snacks.
Once Invisalign treatment is complete is a retainer necessary?
Wearing a retainer after any orthodontic treatment is an important step, because it keeps teeth stable in their new positions. If you want your teeth to remain in their ideal position, it’s best to wear a retainer as directed by your Brighton Dental Clinic Invisalign Provider. In many cases your last aligner will be your temporary retainer, until your retention option is determined. Your Invisalign Provider will advise you on longer term retention options.
The whole team are wonderful.
“I have been coming to Brighton Dental Clinic to see Dr Lynsey Crothers for a number of years. I have always found her to be calm, kind, patient, thorough and truthful. I recently had some restorative/cosmetic work and I am over the moon with it and people have commented on my teeth/smile. She is a perfectionist and very skilled - I can't believe the difference. I would 100% recommend. The whole team are wonderful.”
25 January 2023
Amazing team, very professional!
“There are absolutely no words to describe how amazingly thankful I am to everyone at the Brighton Dental Clinic. Thank you, Dr Ilias and Dr Lynsey, for all the support and help I have received over the last few weeks. I definitely recommend the clinic.”
16 August 2022
Simply The Best
“I have been attending this clinic since the 80's. I suffer (or did) from dentophobia. I'm more or less coming to the end of my treatment as I'm now everyone's 'gum chum' (big full denture smile) and it's given me cause to reflect on the treatment I've had over the decades mainly Feroz Jafferji in the early days and latterly Mick Fillery. Not only the dental treatment but for me the tailormade treatment considering my fear and also physical problems which all needed to be catered for before treatment even started. I felt soothed on a psychological level but a physical one too and the gentle reassuring and expert treatment then given has been second to none and if I had all my teeth again (my fault they all had to go over the years to the tooth fairy due to my neglect) I wouldn't hesitate in seeing Mick and if I knew then what I know now I would never have had a fear of going. Thanks too to all the nurses and receptionists always so helpful pleasant and kind. I guess when my treatment, for a probably final denture, is complete, I will leave with a designer smile of relief but a little cavity in my heart that can never be expertly filled.”
20 April 2022