Adult orthodontics are more popular than ever before, thanks to modern subtle and effective methods for straightening teeth. Invisalign has revolutionised orthodontics with its clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible and very comfortable.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign works through small, gradual movements of the teeth. This is achieved through many different aligners, each to be worn for one to two weeks until the last set. Each set of aligners you wear gradually moves your teeth towards their desired final position. Treatment can last between 7 weeks and 24 months, but it entirely depends on your own individual case.

Why choose Invisalign?

  1. Comfortable

Everything about Invisalign has been designed with comfort in mind. The accurate and precise impressions promise a secure fit and the careful gumline trim ensures comfort.

  1. Discreet

When choosing to have a cosmetic treatment like orthodontics, it makes sense that it should be aesthetically pleasing. Invisalign appliances are made from a clear plastic that is durable and hardly noticeable when worn.

  1. Removable

Because Invisalign is removable, you can eat and drink the same foods you did before. You simply take the aligners out when you eat, clean your teeth and then pop them back on.

  1. Minimally invasive

Invisalign is a gradual and gentle treatment. You barely feel anything as it works through applying small amounts of force on the teeth that need to be straightened.

  1. Innovative

Invisalign uses cutting edge technology in every step of its creation, from the 3D scanning used to capture accurate impressions of your teeth to the SmartTrack material specially engineered to straighten teeth with maximum comfort.

What does Invisalign treatment involve?

Initially, we examine your mouth, ensuring your teeth and gums are healthy and ready for treatment. We take digital scans and images, discuss the length and costs of your treatment and give you the chance to ask any questions.

Your custom made aligners are created in a lab to ensure they are highly accurate and precise. During your fitting appointment, we ensure your aligners feel comfortable and fit perfectly, and talk through how they will work. We’ll explain when to move onto the next set of aligners and how to keep your mouth as healthy as possible during your treatment.

The length of the treatment depends on your individual case. If your teeth are expected to cover a lot of movement, more aligners will be needed and so lengthen your treatment. During your first appointment, we will be able to give you an estimate of your treatment length. Every mouth is different, and some patients tend to find that their teeth move more slowly.

At the end of the treatment, we will take impressions of your newly straightened teeth. These are used to create your retainer. Teeth have a habit of moving out of position and it’s necessary to have a retainer to prevent losing all that hard work. Retainers can be either fixed or removable.

Frequently Asked Question

Will Invisalign affect my speech?

You may find it takes a few days to get used to the aligners, and may have a slight lisp at first, but you should be talking clearly and confidently before long.

Are the aligners comfortable?

Yes, Invisalign aligners have been designed with comfort in mind, enabling you to easily wear them for up to 22 hours a day. They fit snugly over the teeth and have no metal brackets or wires to irritate the skin.

How long do I need to wear the aligners for each day?

You need to wear your aligners for around 22 hours a day in order for your treatment to be most effective. You can take them out for eating, drinking, brushing your teeth and playing contact sports.

What are Invisalign aligners made of?

The Invisalign aligners are made from strong medical grade thermoplastic material, which has been uniquely developed for the Invisalign system.

How much does Invisalign cost?

The cost of treatment depends on each individual case, with complex cases needing more aligners and therefore are more expensive. We are able to give you an exact treatment cost based on the examination and assessment we carry out during your initial consultation. We offer payment plans and finance options to help you spread the cost of treatment.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

Treatment length varies from case to case, but most Invisalign treatments are completed in 9-18 months. Straightforward cases have a faster treatment time, whilst patients needing more complex straightening can expect to wear their aligners for longer. We can advise you of your expected treatment time after your initial consultation.