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Invisalign and Gapped Teeth

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Invisalign and Gapped Teeth: Bridging the Distance

Invisalign Cardiff: gapped teeth, or diastemas, are spaces between teeth that can occur anywhere in the mouth. While they often become a unique feature for some, others may feel self-conscious about the appearance or are concerned about potential oral health implications. The golden standard for many dental misalignments has been traditional braces, but now, Invisalign stands as a contemporary contender. So, is Invisalign up to the task of addressing gapped teeth? Let’s investigate.

The Nature of Gapped Teeth:

A diastema can be a result of several factors: from genetic predispositions and mismatched jawbone-tooth sizes to habits like thumb-sucking. While many focus on the aesthetic dimension, gapped teeth can sometimes lead to gum problems if the absence of tight contacts results in gum exposure.

Invisalign’s Approach:

Invisalign revolves around clear, tailor-made aligners that are replaced over a treatment duration. These aligners gently coax the teeth towards desired positions, offering a discreet alternative to metallic braces.

Invisalign for Gapped Teeth: Why It Works:

Precision Planning: Advanced 3D technology allows orthodontists to craft a meticulous treatment map for closing gaps using Invisalign.
Consistent Application: Invisalign’s aligners exert uniform pressure, effectively moving teeth closer together to reduce or eliminate gaps.
Sequential Progress: The series of aligners used during the treatment ensure that there’s a gradual, well-monitored progression in closing the gaps.

Things to Keep in Mind:

While Invisalign proves efficient for many with gapped teeth, the extent and cause of the gaps play a role in determining its suitability. Not every case of diastema may be effectively addressed solely with Invisalign.

Expert Advice is Key:

Before making any decisions, it’s essential to consult with an orthodontist. They can provide a detailed evaluation of your gapped teeth, the underlying causes, and ascertain if Invisalign is the best fit for you.

Invisalign offers an innovative, subtle method to realign teeth, making it a considerable option for those looking to close gaps. It combines the efficacy of traditional orthodontics with modern discretion. However, a personalized consultation will determine its feasibility for individual cases of gapped teeth.


Click here to read our next post (Overbites) or previous article (Cross Bites).


Invisalign and Crossbites

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Invisalign Cardiff: crossbites, where the upper and lower teeth don’t align properly side-to-side, can present a range of dental challenges. Beyond the aesthetic aspect, crossbites can lead to gum recession, uneven wear, and other complications. Traditional braces have been the go-to solution, but the orthodontic world is evolving. Enter Invisalign. But how effective is Invisalign in treating crossbites? Let’s explore.

Understanding Crossbites:

A crossbite is characterized by the misalignment of the dental arches. It means some of the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth rather than outside, as they naturally should. This can be on one side of the mouth, both sides, or just at the front.

The Invisalign Mechanism:

Invisalign operates through transparent, custom-fitted aligners. These aligners are designed to apply consistent pressure, gradually moving teeth to rectify misalignments. Being removable, they ensure comfort and ease during meals and dental hygiene routines.

Invisalign’s Role in Correcting Crossbites:

Customised Planning: With the help of digital imaging, orthodontists can formulate a step-by-step plan to tackle crossbites using Invisalign.
Controlled Movement: The aligners are designed with SmartForce® features to apply the right amount of force in the desired direction, making them adept at handling crossbites.
Flexibility and Adaptability: As treatment progresses, Invisalign aligners are periodically changed to adapt to the shifting teeth, ensuring the best possible correction.

Points to Ponder:

Invisalign is a versatile tool but isn’t universal. The severity and complexity of the crossbite will influence its applicability. Some intricate cases may require supplementary treatments or even traditional methods.

Seek Expert Guidance:

To determine if Invisalign is the right choice for your crossbite, consult an orthodontic specialist. They’ll provide a comprehensive assessment and guide you towards the most effective treatment plan.

Invisalign presents a modern, less intrusive method of correcting dental misalignments like crossbites. While it offers promise, individual evaluations are paramount. If you’re contemplating Invisalign for crossbite correction, initiating a dialogue with an orthodontist is the most informed step forward.

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Invisalign and Open Bites: A Comprehensive Guide

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Invisalign Cardiff: a guide to open bites.

An open bite is a dental misalignment where the top and bottom teeth do not touch when the mouth is closed, pose both aesthetic and functional concerns for many individuals. Traditionally, braces were the primary solution, but with advances in orthodontic technology, Invisalign has emerged as a modern alternative. But can Invisalign effectively treat open bites? Let’s delve into the details.

What is an Open Bite?

An open bite occurs when the front teeth, either in the upper or lower jaw, or both, don’t meet properly. This can result in difficulty biting, speech issues, and a less-than-ideal smile aesthetic.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign utilises a series of clear, custom-made aligners that fit snugly over the teeth. They are designed to gradually move teeth into their correct position over time. Because they’re removable, they offer flexibility, allowing patients to eat, brush, and floss normally.

Invisalign and Open Bites: The Efficacy

In many cases, Invisalign can be a viable solution for open bites. Here’s why:

Tailored Treatment Plans: Through 3D imaging technology, orthodontists can develop a bespoke treatment plan for open bite correction using Invisalign.
Precision: Invisalign’s SmartTrack® material can make precise and controlled movements that are particularly effective for bite issues.
Flexibility: Unlike traditional braces which are fixed, Invisalign aligners can be adjusted or replaced to adapt to the progression of the treatment, ensuring optimal results.

While Invisalign is powerful, it’s not the solution for everyone. Severe or complex open bites might require additional orthodontic interventions or a combination of treatments.

Consult with a Professional:

It’s crucial to have an in-depth consultation with an orthodontist to discuss your specific case and understand the best course of action. They’ll assess the severity of your open bite and determine if Invisalign is a suitable solution for you.


Invisalign offers an innovative approach to orthodontic treatment, and in many instances, it can effectively address open bites. However, individual assessment is essential. If you’re considering Invisalign for open bite correction, seeking expert advice is the first step towards achieving the smile you’ve always desired.

You can find more information about Invisalign and underbites in this post and how the treatment can help with cross bites in this one.


Can Invisalign Fix an Underbite?

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Understanding Underbites: A Common Issue

Invisalign Cardiff: welcome to our guide on how Invisalign can be used to tackle underbites. Before we delve into the details of how Invisalign works for underbites, let’s take a moment to understand what an underbite is. An underbite happens when the lower front teeth stick out more than the upper front teeth. This misalignment isn’t just about looks; it can affect how you talk, eat, and even cause discomfort. Fixing an underbite is about more than appearance; it’s about promoting the proper function and overall health of your mouth.

Is Invisalign Effective for Underbites?

Absolutely! Invisalign has shown its effectiveness in treating underbites. The process involves using custom-made clear aligners that gently guide your teeth into better alignment over time. By applying controlled pressure, these aligners gradually move your teeth into positions that correct the underbite issue. Our experienced team at Park Place Dental is skilled in evaluating underbite conditions and designing personalised Invisalign treatment plans to address them.

How Invisalign Corrects Underbites

The magic of Invisalign lies in its careful planning and precise approach. For underbites, Invisalign employs a series of custom aligners. These aligners are designed to exert gentle pressure on specific teeth, directly targeting the underbite. As you progress through the aligners, your teeth gradually shift, following the treatment plan our experts have designed.

Throughout the process, we closely monitor your progress with regular check-ups. If needed, we can adjust the treatment plan to ensure your underbite correction stays on track. This attention to detail and patient-focused approach make Invisalign an excellent choice for underbite issues.

How Long Does the Treatment Take?

The duration of your Invisalign treatment for underbite correction varies based on factors such as the severity of your underbite and how your teeth respond. On average, the process usually takes between 12 to 18 months. For less complex cases, some patients have seen significant results in just 6 months.

Consistency is vital. To ensure the best results, it’s advised to wear your Invisalign aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day.

Starting Your Smile Transformation

By choosing Invisalign at Park Place Dental, you’re not only choosing to correct your underbite but also setting the stage for a more balanced and confident smile. The aligners work systematically to shift your teeth into proper positions, contributing to improved aesthetics and better oral function.


Invisalign’s ability to correct underbites is based on its precision and patient-focused design. The treatment involves a series of custom aligners that gently guide your teeth into alignment, ultimately correcting the underbite. The duration of treatment varies, but with your commitment to wearing the aligners as directed, you can look forward to a transformed smile in a relatively short period. If you’re ready to start a journey towards improved oral health and appearance, reach out to us today.

Discover the Invisalign difference at Park Place Dental – your trusted partner for exceptional orthodontic solutions in Cardiff, UK.

Click here for information about how Invisalign can help with open bites or this link to our post about overbites.


How Does Interest-Free Finance Work?

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Did you know? You can now spread the cost of your dental treatment! At PPDP we offer 0% finance as an option to pay for your dental treatment.

This means you can spread the cost into equal monthly payments, over the course of 6, 10 or 12 months for treatments like Invisalign, porcelain veneers or composite bonding – completely INTEREST FREE!

For example – if the total investment for your dental treatment plan is £800.00, you are able to split that into 12 payments of £66.66 per month – the equivalent of just £2.22 per day.

We also offer other alternative payment options such as:

1) Pay the total cost of the treatment plan before you start your treatment
2) Pay for each individual appointment when booking, before you attend
3) Pay a 50% deposit when booking and pay the remaining cost when you attended for your treatment

Did you know?

If you become a member of the practice, you can get an extra 20% OFF your treatment! PLUS, many other benefits (see here for more details).

Who can apply for interest free finance?

Anyone over the age of 18 who has lived in the UK for 3+ years is able to apply for 0% finance

Does the finance application require a credit search?

Yes. The finance company will do a credit check. You will usually be notified within one working day to confirm your application has been accepted.

Does applying for finance cost me?

No. The finance application is completely interest free for up to 12 months – so you do not pay any extra on top of your treatment plan cost.

Is there a minimum amount of finance I can apply for?

Yes. Your treatment plan must be at least £400+ to apply. If you are under the £400 threshold, you can simply add other services to your treatment plan (ask for details).

When can I start my treatment after applying for finance?

The finance company require a 14 day ‘cooling-off’ period. This allows you time to cancel the finance application, should you have a change of circumstance or change of heart. Once the 14 days are up, we can then commence your treatment!

Can I pay a deposit to bring my monthly costs down?

Yes. If you would like to pay a portion of the treatment as a deposit and split the remaining cost, this will reduce the cost of your monthly repayments.

Can I pay my finance off early?

Yes. If you would like to pay a larger sum towards your finance to complete your agreement sooner, you can. The are no early repayment fees.

What happens if my finance application is rejected?

If your finance application is rejected, you will be notified the next working day. Often, if an application is rejected, it is usually due to incorrect information being entered when it was submitted. This can be rectified, and you are able to re-apply.

How do I apply for finance?

To apply for the finance simple call us on 02920 373 831 or email us at It’s a simple process that takes less than 5 minutes.


How Much Does Invisalign Cost in Cardiff?

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So, you want to straighten your teeth and improve the appearance of your smile but you’re wondering how much it costs, right?

First, you need to consider whether you would like to have the conventional brackets and wires known as fixed orthodontic treatment or a clear aligner system such as Invisalign.

As you are reading this blog post, I am going to assume you have already decided you would like the more discreet option of using nearly invisible aligners–such as Invisalign.

Invisalign is a treatment designed to gradually straighten your teeth–using a series of clear, removable aligners – instead of conventional metal brackets and wires.

Why Invisalign?

There are over 50+ different forms of clear aligners–Invisalign is just one of them.

At Park Place Dental Practice we enjoy using Invisalign due to the degree of control and predictability that we can achieve for our patients. We have been straightening teeth for over 10+ years so your smile is safe in our hands.

The average cost of Invisalign treatment in Cardiff can range between £2500-£6000. The reason for this wide price range is due to several factors which we will discuss below.

But you may be asking why some Dental Practices charge as low as £2500.00 and others close to £6000.00.

Who can carry out Invisalign treatment for me?

This can be done by a specialist orthodontist (which is recommended for complex cases) or by a general dentist.

When straightening your teeth, you should choose a dentist/orthodontist who is going give you great results, whilst also factoring in reducing the risk of possible future relapse (after all almost 50% of our patients have had orthodontic treatment in the past).

Accurate 3D scans

When planning your case we will take an accurate 3D scan of your mouth–not an impression. This typically means increased accuracy for your case as we can get aligners that fit and adapt to all the contours of your teeth snuggly.

Comprehensive smile photographs

We treat each case as a cosmetic smile design case–so we take a full series of photos. These photos allow us to see how your teeth fit within your facial frame, how they fit between your upper and lower lip, and how they look when in your mouth, and when you’re smiling. This usually consists of 18 photos. By using these photos we can plan exactly where we want your teeth to end up after we align them.

Personalised prescriptions done by us (not relying solely on the technicians to choose the final position of your teeth)

Using the photos and digital scan, we submit a personalized prescription to the Invisalign technicians that dictate exactly how and where we want every single tooth in the mouth to end up once we finish.

A few days after this, the technicians will send us your initial plan. We very rarely accept this. This is because, even with all the photographs, 3D scans of your teeth, and personalized prescriptions, there are always ways we can make your case more predictable. This often includes–changing the final tooth positions for aesthetic purposes and reducing the risk of relapse, tailoring the attachments to allow faster movement, and reducing the interproximal reduction to limit any unnecessary tooth contouring.

Your Final Digital Plan – worth £250.00

We only call you back to review your final case once we are 100% happy. This saves you multiple appointments. At this stage, if there’s anything you would like to tweak for your final design we do just that! This is a great time for you to see exactly how we want your teeth to look at the end of your treatment.

Digital Monitoring – worth £350.00+

Once you have started your Invisalign treatment we track your progress on a weekly basis from the comfort of your home. This means you have fewer appointments, you can change aligners more quickly and if anything isn’t going as planned we can pick it up extremely early and correct this. We do not charge extra for additional aligners!

Flexible appointments

We offer early morning, lunch, and late evening appointments so they can fit around your schedule–meaning less time out of work and more time with your family and friends!

Tooth whitening – worth £350.00

All our Invisalign packages include tooth whitening. After all, we want you to have a beautiful smile so it’s only fair that this isn’t a hidden extra cost – we hate hidden costs!

Bite stabilisation – worth £300.00

A common issue with clear aligner orthodontics is that once your teeth look lovely and straight your bite isn’t often in its best position because of your back teeth. This can increase the risk of your teeth moving again and can increase the risk of other jaw and teeth problems. After your alignment, we include a bite stabilization appointment so you can live comfortably with your results for a lifetime.

Additional benefits – worth £1000+

Once your teeth are aligned you may want to smooth off or build up any uneven edges on your teeth –we offer 20% off these treatments with your Invisalign package.

Keeping your teeth in that position – worth £198.00

Our Invisalign packages include end-of-treatment retainers to ensure that your teeth stay in that position for life. If you follow our protocol we can guarantee your teeth won’t move and you can benefit from your new smile for the rest of your life!

So, hopefully, you can now see what’s involved in the process of creating your perfect smile. Invisalign is just a product that some dentists use to achieve your perfect smile.

Our Invisalign Packages are below:

  • Straighten only your upper or lower teeth – £3000.00
  • Straightening both your upper and lower teeth – £4000.00

Your overall health is important–and that includes dental care. Visit a dentist or orthodontist to know how and when to receive your Invisalign–they may also advise you to wear a retainer afterward. If you’re done with traditional metal braces–consider having Invisalign!

We also offer 0% finance options to spread the cost of your investment over 12 months! Book your free consultation today by clicking here or call us at 02920373831 to schedule your appointment.


Important Coronavirus Update

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Important information prior to visiting us for your dental appointment:

We are working very hard in the practice to maintain a level of dental cover for our patients however we have needed to implement the following restrictions according to the current guidance in order the help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.  Please continue to check back to the page on a regular basis to ensure you are aware of the current status of our ability to provide dental care. Further information can be found on our Facebook Page:

March 23, 2020

We have needed to close the practice entirely based on current guidelines and as of this morning have cancelled all routine appointments. If you had an appointment booked in the near future then there is NO NEED TO CONTACT THE PRACTICE.

We will continue to provide EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS ONLY.

Please email the practice at to leave a message and a member of staff will contact you by telephone to triage your emergency.

Please note emergencies are classified as following:

A hot, swollen face.
A tooth that has been knocked out or newly fractured in the last 48 hours
Uncontrolled bleeding after a dental extraction
Toothache not controlled by painkillers
A mouth ulcer that has been present for 2 or more weeks.

March 18, 2020

If you have an emergency please email the practice at   DO NOT turn up at the practice. Someone will contact you by telephone and provide advice and decide what steps will be required.

Please note emergencies are classified as following:

  •  A hot, swollen face.
  •  A tooth that has been knocked out or newly fractured in the last 48 hours
  •  Uncontrolled bleeding after a dental extraction
  •  Toothache not controlled by painkillers
  •  A mouth ulcer that has been present for 2 or more weeks.

March 17,2020

Please note the following groups of patients have been advised to avoid routine dental examinations due to their susceptibility to the Coronavirus.  Therefore, we will be cancelling all routine appointments for:

  •  Patients who are aged 70 and older ( regardless of their medical history)
  •  Patients who are under 70 and have a health condition listed below:
    •  Long term respiratory diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, brochitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD)
    •  Chronic heart disease
    •  Chronic kidney disease and patients on dialysis
    •  Chronic liver disease e.g. hepatitis
    •  chronic neurological conditions such as Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis or Motor Neuron Disease.
    •  Diabetes
    •  sickle cell disease
    •  patients who have had their spleen removed
    •  any patient who have a weakened immune system – HIV/ AIDS,  long term steroid treatment or chemotherapy.
    •  pregnancy
    •  being seriously overweight ( a BMI of >40)


March 09, 2020

  •  All patients will need to read the signs that are on the practice front door and not to enter if they
    •  have a high temperature (over 37.8 C)  or persistent cough.
    •  been in close contact with any person suspected or confirmed as having the coronavirus.
    •  recently returned from the current list of Category 1 or 2 countries  – links can be found below.
  •  All patients entering the practice will need to disinfect their hands with the hand sanitiser provided and wont be allowed to sit in reception until this is completed.
  •  All patients will need to sit in reception in a seat as directed by the receptionist to ensure we try to maintain a safe between patients to help prevent the spread of the disease.
  •  Only patients who have an appointment booked will able to wait in the practice – no other chaperones/ family will be allowed to wait in the practice with the patient (one parent for children having appointments or one carer for patients needing mobility help will be allowed).
  •  Patients will be required to use a 30 second mouthwash of 1% hydrogen peroxide prior to any use of a high speed dental drill for emergency appointments – please contact the practice of any allergies to hydrogen peroxide.
  •  We will be delaying non urgent procedures that require the use of certain dental procedures that produce an aerosol – such as high speed dental handpieces and ultrasonic cleaners.
  •  It would be advisable for vulnerable patients – the elderly or those who are medically compromised, to postpone routine dental appointments.
  •  For patients who have a dental emergency, and DO NOT fit into the catagories below then please email the practice ( )  prior to attending for our advice.

The advice to the public is to call 111 Wales if they are have a dental emergency and are in the following categories:

  • People with a high temperature ( over 37.8 C )  or a persistent cough. 
  • People who have returned from Category 1 specified countries/areas in the last 14 days should self-isolate. This includes avoiding attending an education setting or work until 14 days after they return.
  • People who have returned from Category 2 specified countries/areas in the last 14 days, are advised to stay at home if they develop symptoms.
  • People who have been in in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus.

Anyone who meets the above criteria is advised not to go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy, hospital or dental practice. They should stay indoors, self isolate for 14 days with all family members from the same household and avoid close contact with other people. They are advised to call 111 (all Wales coronavirus service) only if their symptoms worsen. Information and advice on coronavirus is also available on the Public Health Wales website. People are asked to check the information on the website before they decide whether they need to dial 111.
Information for the public is available on both the Welsh Government and Public Health Wales websites.

If you have any concerns then please email the practice on

With kind regards

Mark and the team.


Why is dental care for mother and baby important?

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Dental care is important at all times in our lives, but some women’s dental health needs more care during pregnancy. It’s also important to look after your baby’s dental health from an early age, this preventive care will help make sure you both have healthy mouths in the future! Continue reading


Why the Best New Year’s Resolution Is a Healthy Smile

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Not only have we recently entered a new year, but we have also begun a new decade. This turns many people’s minds to setting themselves resolutions such as exercising more, eating healthier and generally taking better care of themselves. At Park Place Dental Practice we think there is no better place to start with your health and wellbeing resolutions than aiming for a healthier smile! When you have confidence in your smile you are more likely to share it when you meet a new person or potential partner, make a group presentation or interview for the job of your dreams! Continue reading