Cosmetic dentistryWhat is Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that you change every two weeks. At your first appointment you will be shown a virtual 3D treatment plan showing the series of movements your teeth will go through over the course of your treatment. This allows you see up front what your smile is expected to look like at the end of your treatment.

Why should I consider Invisalign?

Because Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, no one will even notice you’re in treatment (unless you tell them!).

Invisalign aligners are also removable, which means you can eat and drink whatever you like during treatment. You can also remove your aligners to brush and floss your teeth so you can maintain the very best oral hygiene.

The 3D virtual treatment plan, called ClinCheck allows you to see what your smile is expected to look like before you begin your Invisalign treatment.

Is Invisalign a popular treatment?

More than 3 million patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign.

How much does Invisalign cost?

We understand that cost is an important consideration. Exact treatment costs are dependent on your individual requirements, but typically Invisalign treatment is comparable to traditional fixed braces. In fact, Invisalign could cost as little as £1.02 per day – less than your daily cup of coffee!

Find out more about Boston House Dental finance.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign aligners move teeth in a controlled manner – both the amount of movement per aligner as well as the timing of the movement. So at each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move as shown in your personal Invisalign treatment plan.

What are my aligners made of?

Invisalign aligners are made of strong medical grade, virtually invisible thermoplastic material developed for the Invisalign system and custom made for you.

How long will my Invisalign treatment take?

The duration of your treatment will depend on your individual requirements. Typically, treatment lasts between 9 and 18 months, but we will provide more information during your consultation.

Is Invisalign treatment painful?

You may experience some very minor discomfort at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling a pressure and is a sign the aligners are working. This discomfort should go away after a couple of days.

What can I eat while in treatment?

Because you remove your aligners to eat and drink, you can eat whatever you like. To ensure good hygiene, you should brush and floss your teeth after each meal and before putting your aligners back in.

How often do I need to wear my aligners?

You should only take your aligners out to eat, drink, brush and floss your teeth.

Will my speech be affected?

Most patients have no problems at all however you may find there is a minor adjustment period while you get use to wearing the aligners.

Can I smoke or chew gum while wearing my aligners?

We advise that you remove your aligners for all meals, snacks, chewing gum or smoking to keep your aligners clean and bright.

How should I clean my aligners?

You should brush and clean your aligners regularly using lukewarm water. We also recommend using Retainer Bright a couple of times a week to keep your aligners fresh.

Don’t forget to brush your teeth after each meal and before putting your aligners back in to help maintain good hygiene.