A virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth
Increasingly popular with adults and teenagers, Invisalign offers a discreet, minimally invasive and highly effective way to change the appearance of your smile. It allows you to achieve your dream straighter smile in comfort, without any metal brackets or wires digging in and irritating your mouth.
Invisalign blends easily into your daily life, needing no changes to your diet or lifestyle. The custom made clear aligners are worn for 20-22 hours per day and slowly move your teeth into their desired positions using gentle forces. They can be removed for eating, drinking and brushing your teeth.
Achieve a healthy winning smile
Invisalign treatment can help with a range of mild to moderate orthodontic issues, including crowding, misalignment and gaps. Straighter teeth can also enhance your facial shape and structure and make it easier to keep your teeth healthy and clean.
The innovative aligners are virtually invisible when worn, boosting your confidence even during treatment. Invisalign is convenient, effective and easy to use, and the clear choice for patients who want a more cosmetic approach to teeth straightening.
What does the treatment involve?
At your initial consultation, we examine your teeth and take digital scans and images which are used to create accurate and comfortable aligners. We create your bespoke treatment plan and can even show you a preview of how your smile will look once treatment is complete.
When your aligners are ready, we show you how to fit them correctly into your mouth. You will wear each aligner in the series for 1-2 weeks, moving your teeth little by little in a highly controlled way until we reach your smile goal.
We keep a close eye on your progress at regular appointments, where we can make small adjustments if necessary and check you are happy with how treatment is going.
When you have worn your last aligner, treatment is complete and you can start showing off your straight smile! We will give you a retainer to help keep your teeth in their new positions and advise you on how to wear it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Teeth have a habit of moving out of position, and returning to their original places. A retainer worn on a part time basis, usually overnight, will keep your smile straight. You will need to wear your retainer for as long as you want your teeth to stay straight, to avoid letting all your hard work during treatment go to waste.
Yes, the aligners are specifically designed with comfort in mind, meaning you are easily able to wear them for the required 20-22 hours per day. They are a snug fit and have no metal included.
The length of treatment depends on your individual case, and we will advise you of the expected timeframe at your initial appointment. Most Invisalign cases are completed in 9-18 months.
You might find speaking tricky at first, while you get used to the feel of the aligners. However, this is temporary, and you will be talking clearly and confidently in no time.
If you lose or break one of your aligners, please contact us as soon as possible for advice, to avoid affecting your treatment progress. It is a good idea to wear an aligner from your previous set in the meantime.