Most frequent questions and answers
Invisalign treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. No brackets and wires, and none of the restrictions that come with metal braces.
Invisalign clear aligners are made of flexible plastic — specifically, a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack created exclusively for Invisalign treatment.
Our Invisalign specialist will create a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan. Your Invisalign specialist will be with you every step of the way to monitor your progress and ensure your aligners fit correctly.
Dentists are Jacks of all trades – specialist orthodontists are masters of one: teeth straightening. Specialist orthodontists spend many extra years at dental school in order to be listed on the General Dental Council’s Specialist Register. If you want your smile transforming by true experts in their field, trust a specialist orthodontist.
Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible — people may not even notice you’re wearing them. You can remove them to eat and drink, to brush and floss, or for special occasions. There are no metal brackets or wires that could irritate your mouth, or break.
Invisalign aligners are trimmed based on your gum line for comfort and appearance. Invisalign has successfully improved over 12 million smiles, including 2 million teen smiles.
None! Invisalign clear aligners are removable, so there are no food restrictions at all. With traditional wires and brackets, there’s a long list of foods you unfortunately can’t enjoy, as they can damage or get stuck in your braces.
Invisalign treatment moves your teeth by applying gentle, constant force – some people do feel temporary discomfort for the first few days of wearing a new set of aligners. Typically, people describe it as feeling “pressure” and it’s normal – it’s a sign your Invisalign clear aligners are working and transforming your smile.