Find out more about Invisalign

The world’s leading clear, teeth aligner system

Invisalign is an unintrusive and virtually invisible way of moving and aligning your teeth to achieve a smile that you’ve always wanted.

 CAD-CAM technology allows us to scan the position of your teeth as they are and using the latest in computer modelling technology, we are able to predict the end result, as well as the pathway to get from where you are, to the end result.

This allows the construction of a series of clear aligners which are custom-made for yourself. Typically each one is worn for 1 to 2 weeks. Each one will incrementally nudge your teeth further and further to the desired end result. The number of aligners is based on the severity of your teeth to start with and is completely customised and individual to yourself.

The most obvious is that it is virtually invisible. Most people during your day-to-day interactions will not realise that you are wearing it. This has massive implications for your interactions both work and socially.

In addition the fact that the retainers are removable, means that you are able to take them out to eat and clean your teeth. This has the benefit that you can clean your teeth more efficiently which is more healthy for the teeth and the gums.

Invisalign is increasingly being used by more and more dentists and orthodontists in preference of the traditional train track system due to its increased acceptance and flexibility.

More than 6 million patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign clear aligners but the number of Invisalign patients (and new smiles) grows daily!

Most countries in the world now have invisalign treatments occurring within them

The cost of invisalign can vary from one patient to another. Also the greater the complexity of the teeth straightening, the more retainers are needed and hence more cost will be by involved. A

It is only possible to determine the true cost of your treatment once you have been seen by an accredited dentist or orthodontist.

To learn more about how we calculate the cost of your Invisalign treatment, please below.

Invisalign aligners are made of a special medical grade plastic which has been specially developed by Invisalign for its given purpose. Each aligner has been specifically made for you you and is extremely comfortable to wear.

The dentist/orthodontist must be specially trained to use Invisalign. There are many thousands of dentists and orthodontists available worldwide that are accredited to offer Invisalign as a treatment.

Any age patient can be successfully treated using Invisalign. However it is always prudent to discuss matters with your Invisalign provider to see if your age category is suitable for what the practice offers.

Appointments with the dentist/orthodontist are generally spaced out at the same intervals as with normal braces but are usually less time-consuming due to there being no adjustment of wires and brackets. The Invisalign dentist or orthodontist will discuss intervals based on your individual treatment.

Depending on the complexity of treatment, the treatment time is typically 3 to 12 months. Your dentist or orthodontist will provide you with more information about the expected timescales.

There might be minor discomfort when Invisalign treatment is first started and when a new aligner is inserted. This is due to the additional pressure that the teeth experience while they start to move. This is a sign that the aligners are working properly. The discomfort usually goes away in a day or two into the new aligner.

Bridges essentially link two teeth together. As a result they cannot be moved in relation to each other. This can complicate Invisalign treatment and your dentist or orthodontist will discuss individual factors with you during your treatment.

As crowns are not joined to any neighbouring teeth they can be moved more or less as any other tooth would be moved.

Invisalign is particularly suited for closing gaps. Your dentist or orthodontist will determine whether that your individual gaps can be closed and advise you accordingly. The computer simulation showing you the end result will also allow you to visualise the end result to an extent

People with temporomandibular joint dysfunction can have their condition aggravated by appliances such as Invisalign, such some of which can improve remain or worsen. To find out if this is a risk, discuss the matter with your dentist orthodontist