There are lots and lots of treatment options available to choose from when it comes to straightening your teeth.
However, not all brace systems can offer you invisible options, with no brackets, no wires, no extra spend and no extra time to wait as Invisalign can!
Invisalign allows you to live your life – you can eat, drink and enjoy with no restraints or limitations.
With greater comfortability and flexibility, there is much more to Invisalign than meets the eye as it offers the wearer multiple benefits including:
Powerfully treats many oral conditions
When Invisalign was first introduced it was mainly used to only correct small bite problems and issues.
However, Invisalign over the years has greatly improved and now different types of aligners are now designed and used to treat many serious malocclusions.
- Open bite
- Overcrowded teeth
- Gaps (up to 5mm)
Clear and discreet
- Invisalign trays are completely inconspicuous and transparent, which means patients can experience their treatment privately as nobody will notice that you are having any form of treatment done.
This is really true!
A lot of our patients report back to us that no one could tell that they were wearing clear braces at all, and that’s one of many amazing features of this supreme aligner technology.
Invisible trays allow patients – especially adult patients the ability to straighten their teeth without having to worry about the stigma that often comes with metal brace wearers.
Braces tend to put people off because they are very obvious – ever heard of the term “brace face” or “metal detector”?
Clear aligners allow people to avoid the common embarrassments of conventional braces like food stuck in their teeth or tears in the mouth.
Choosing Invisalign means that patients can benefit from carrying out their treatments with fewer dental appointments, privately at home without the need to worry about social situations due to brackets, wires and even elastics.
Removable aligners with no constraints
- The invisible aligners are removable making them more comfortable for eating, drinking, dental care, sports and other activities.
Invisalign aligners can be taken out to eat, drink, floss and brush teeth (plus kissing, if that’s what you really want to know).
The removable feature is a clear and attractive benefit for not just teens but adult patients too.
For teens or children, they can remove their aligners for sports activities, or play musical instruments.
For adults, Invisalign offers social benefits, which will not disrupt their work or social life.
Other brace systems can be especially embarrassing for adults, especially if their work requires them to give presentations, speak publicly or go to meetings or events.
As Invisalign is virtually invisible, unnoticeable and faster, it has become the go-to choice for many young and more mature professionals.
Invisalign has been specifically crafted to not interrupt people’s daily lives.
However, please note that even though they are removable, they still need to be worn – and at least for 22 hours a day!
Comfortable and non-irritating
- The aligners are comfortable with no wires or metal hurting/damaging your teeth and gums.
Due to the specific design of the aligners, they are kept away from your gum margins helping with gum health and reducing symptoms caused by gum disease.
Many brace systems actually can cause gum disease and cavities, not to mention discolouration due to a decline in oral hygiene.
Being made from high-grade, smooth plastic means that Invisalign trays are so much more comfortable compared to traditional braces.
Anyone who has ever had braces will know the pain of having them tightened – with Invisalign there are only a few short periods of discomfort as you get used to your new sets. This often does not last longer than a week.
Again, some slight discomfort is expected in the first week of wearing them, but this quickly disappears once you have gotten used to wearing them.
- Traditional braces take 24 months with the chance of wearing a retainer for a further 12 months. Invisalign can take anywhere from 3 months (small tweaks) to 12 months for more complex cases.
Save time with Invisalign – not only is it more discreet, but it’s faster and more precise.
Not only will you be able to spend less time at our dental studios or with your orthodontist (we’ll likely see you every six weeks), but unlike other teeth straightening options, you will likely not spend as long completing your treatment.
The strongest aligner technology
- Invisalign invisible aligners are very powerful. They are able to move teeth and their roots in a matter of weeks or months.
Invisalign is one of the most effective brace systems because it is made from very strong, but soft plastic.
The aligners are made from a clear and flexible smart plastic that includes medical-grade high polyurethane resins.
More accurate and more precise
- Due to the high precision fit of each aligner, the high accuracy of the design, and the treatment model, the treatment is likely to be very accurately predicted.
Your Invisalign journey begins with a scan, which takes thousands of images of your teeth in just minutes.
The innovative Outcome Simulator technology allows for better communication before any treatment is started due to its visual explanation of the treatment process.
This allows you to imagine how the treatment will unfold and also see how your teeth will look at the end of treatment.
Also, the specialist dentist has more control of the end result, hence giving you a precise expected outcome for treatment.
Eat what you want, when you want
- No restrictions on food, aligners can be removed to eat but teeth are recommended to be brushed after each meal to keep aligners clean, clear and free from stains.
One of the worst parts about straightening your teeth is having to face food restrictions for a year or two.
With Invisalign, none of your favourite foods is off-limits. Unlike conventional braces, there are no restrictions on hard, chewy or sticky foods.
Just remove the trays to eat – however, make sure to brush your teeth afterwards to avoid staining your trays.
Improved oral health and hygiene
- You are able to take care of your teeth better than with other types of teeth straightening treatments since there are no wires and brackets to clean around.
You are able to brush your teeth and floss normally ensuring that your teeth and gums remain healthy throughout the course of the treatment.
This will help you to achieve a better oral health foundation due to a regimented hygiene routine that will keep decay and plaque at bay.
Straight, perfect teeth
Invisalign costs around the same as conventional braces supplied by a private dentist. Not available on the NHS, Invisalign can be paid for in one bulk payment or using interest-free payments on 0% finance. See more.
Is Invisalign worth getting?
- Teeth are moved gradually so there are no detrimental side effects of tooth movement like the loosening of teeth.
- Unlike traditional braces, you do not have to have multiple monthly orthodontic adjustment appointments or checkups.
- The same aligner trays are used as your teeth whitening trays so no extra moulds/impressions are needed.
- You will not have any dental emergencies where you need to make an additional appointment with the dentist.
- Using our 3D Digital ClinCheck program we are able to plan the entire treatment in advance and also check that the treatment is working as expected during the course of the treatment.
You can book a complimentary consultation appointment at one of our consulting rooms in London or Hertfordshire.
With the same as any treatment, Invisalign can do a lot, but it cannot do it all. Some severe cases of misalignment may need to be corrected by jaw surgery, or a combination of more heavy dental work.
For example, Invisalign is unable to rotate your tooth if it’s rotated more than 20 degrees and it will not be able to move teeth up or down.
For those who wish to use Invisalign to close gaps, Invisalign is only effective at closing up to 6mm only.
Call us on 01992 552115 for more information on how we can help you.
- The different types
- Preliminary work
- Why you should consider Invisalign
- The costs
- The difference between Aligners & Invisalign
- Invisalign and your gum health
- Invisalign Go
- Children and Invisalign
- How Invisalign works
- The Invisalign process
Medically reviewed & updated on May 24, 2021