You may have heard about ‘invisible braces’ and wondered what it is all about? If you have teeth that are crowded, too far apart or have shifted since wearing conventional braces, invisalign® may give you a new reason to smile!
What is Invisalign Treatment?
Invisalign Treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. No brackets and wires, and none of the restrictions that come with metal braces.
What are Invisalign clear aligners made of and what do they look like?
Invisalign clear aligners are made of flexible plastic — specifically, a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack created exclusively for Invisalign Treatment.
How will Invisalign treatment straighten my teeth?
Lizzy, our invisalign specialist will create a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan. We will be with you every step of the way to monitor your progress and ensure your aligners fit correctly.
What are the primary benefits of Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible — people may not even notice you’re wearing them. You can remove them to eat and drink, to brush and floss, or for special occasions. There are no metal brackets or wires that could irritate your mouth or break.
Unlike other brands, Invisalign clear aligners are made from patented SmartTrack material, which is more comfortable and provides a better fit.1 Invisalign aligners are also trimmed based on your gum line for comfort and appearance. As the most advanced clear aligner system in the world,2 we have successfully improved over 11 million smiles, including 2 million teen smiles.3
Am I guaranteed to have straight teeth with Invisalign Treatment?
Every smile is unique, which is why your Invisalign treatment starts with a consultation. During your initial consultation, Lizzy will help you determine what Invisalign Treatment could do for your smile. We cannot guarantee a particular treatment outcome, but encourage you to share your treatment goals with us at your consultation.
What is the treatment process?
Invisalign Treatment starts with a consultation with our specialist Invisalign-trained Dentist, Lizzy. During this consultation Lizzy will evaluate your smile and then map out a precise, customised digital treatment plan that showcases the step-by-step transformation of your smile.
Once you approve your plan, your unique aligners will be created. You will wear each set of aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, changing to a new set of aligners every 1 to 2 weeks, as directed by Lizzy. Each set of aligners will gently and gradually shift your teeth into place, according to your treatment plan, towards your beautiful new smile.
How do I get started with Invisalign Treatment?
Book your initial consultation with Lizzy. This costs £60. From then you will have a better understanding of the Invisalign process, if it is suitable for you and the total costs involved.
To book an initial consultation contact us
How long will treatment take?
The length of treatment depends on multiple factors, like how complex your case is and how often you wear your aligners. Lizzy will determine exactly how long your treatment could take based on your specific needs. On average, Invisalign treatment time is 12 to 18 months4 though you can start seeing results in a matter of weeks.
- Compared to Invisalign aligners previously made from single-layer (EX30) material.
- Based on a survey of n=2,752 Invisalign doctors who were asked, how much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “Invisalign is the world’s most advanced digital orthodontic treatment system.” Doctors were surveyed in the USA, Canada, UK, Brazil, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, China, Japan, and ANZ. Data on file at Align Technology, as of July 10, 2020.
- Data on file at Align Technology, as of September 30, 2021.
- Based on 2 week wear.