Simpli5 is a clear aligner system, which involves wearing a maximum of five aligners to move the teeth into the correct position, with a general completion time of about 20 weeks.

How does Simpli5 work?

Impressions and scans are made of the patient’s mouth to create a personal model of their teeth and a computer programme is used to accurately predict how the teeth will move.

The aligners are then manufactured according to the patient’s individual orthodontic prescription, derived from the personal mould and each aligner is designed to move the teeth into the correct position gently and gradually. Simpli5 is designed for mild orthodontic problems and treatment is usually completed within 20 weeks.

What are the advantages of Simpli5 braces?

The main advantage of Simpli5 braces is its virtual invisibility, meaning you can straighten your teeth without anyone noticing. Simpli5 braces, unlike fixed braces, can be removed and so allow for a greater degree of flexibility. This means that you can take your braces off for sports, social occasions and cleaning, which offers a better level of hygiene in comparison to fixed braces. The treatment causes very little discomfort, as the forces produced by the brace are gentle, yet effective. Treatment times are also a great deal shorter with Simpli5 and the cost of the appliance is almost 20 percent cheaper than other clear aligners.

Who can benefit from Simpli5 treatment?

Simpli5 is designed to treat mild to moderate orthodontic problems, including minor problems with occlusion such as overbite or underbite, minor cases of twisted teeth or crooked teeth, buck teeth or goofy teeth and mild crowding and gaps between the teeth. It is best for the treatment of problems concerning the front teeth and for more complex orthodontic problems your dentist will probably recommend a treatment which produces greater movement, such as Damon braces.

How much does Simpli5 cost?

Simpli5 is cheaper than most orthodontic treatments but the exact cost will vary according to the individual case and the dentist you see, however, on average, you can expect to pay around 25% less than Invisalign. Zero percent finance plans are also available from a large number of dentists, so during your initial consultation ask your chosen dentist if they are one such practitioner who offers these plans.