Invisalign is the clear alternative to braces, with discreet, transparent aligners you can take out anytime to eat and drink. In this blog and video, we will answer all your burning questions to give you everything you need to know about Invisalign.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment option that uses a series of clear, discreet aligners to help straighten your teeth. Worn for 20-22 hours a day, including during sleep, clear Invisalign braces help remedy minor orthodontic issues, such as underbites, overbites, spacing and crowding. The great thing about Invisalign is that it is virtually invisible, produces fast results, and you can remove your aligner trays to eat, drink, brush and floss.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign works by mapping out the position of your teeth at the start of your treatment and working out where you want your final tooth position to be. We then make a series of clear aligners that gradually move your teeth into the position you want them to be in. You typically change aligners every two weeks, and the whole Invisalign process produces noticeably straighter, more confident smiles within around 12 months on average.
What Can Invisalign Help Correct?
Invisalign can correct several misalignments, including overbites, underbites, crowding and spacing. This means that Invisalign teeth straightening treatments are suitable for most people with adult teeth. However, traditional fixed braces may be a better option in more complex cases, such as severe overcrowding. The Invisalign process also requires dedication and discipline, which might not suit everyone.
Is Invisalign Noticeable?
Invisalign is designed to be discreet, and from a social distance, you won’t notice it is there. That means that you can go about your day while still feeling confident. For that reason, it is an excellent choice for teenagers and adults who may find fixed braces uncomfortable, inconvenient and embarrassing. If you maintain good oral hygiene and clean your Invisalign retainers correctly, your aligners will remain clear and barely perceptible.
Can You Eat And Drink With Invisalign?
One of the key benefits of Invisalign is that it is removable. That means you can pop your Invisalign aligners in and out and still eat and drink as normal. You just need to make sure that you brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day and ideally after every meal to remove debris and plaque. When you are out and about with no toothbrush to hand, you should at least rinse your mouth before you put your aligners back in again.
How Much Is Invisalign?
Our Invisalign treatments start from £2,995. However, we offer interest-free dental plans to make your dream smile more affordable. We provide 0% Invisalign finance options over 10, 12 or 24 months. For instance, if you took out a 24-month Invisalign finance plan, you would pay an initial £300 deposit and then £112.50 every month over two years. That works out at a very reasonable £4 a day!
What Is The Invisalign Process?
Here is a step-by-step breakdown of how the Invisalign process works here at Ollie & Darsh:
- Consultation – You will be given a full demonstration of how Invisalign works.
- Evaluation – We will assess whether you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign.
- Diagnostics – We will carry out tests to understand your orthodontic health.
- Preview – We will generate a 3D image demonstrating how your teeth will move.
- Approval – With your approval, we will start making your first set of aligners.
- Process – You will need to wear your aligners every day for 20-22 hours.
- Alignment – Your teeth will gradually move by changing aligners every two weeks.
- Monitoring – You will visit the clinic every few months for checks and new aligners.
- Smile – By the end, you will have a straighter, healthier, more confident smile. Smile!
How Long Does The Invisalign Process Take?
The Invisalign process usually takes around 12 months on average. However, everyone is different. So it can sometimes be quicker or longer, depending on the circumstances. No two Invisalign treatment processes are the same, and sometimes adult teeth take longer than expected to move. But the more diligently you follow your treatment plan, the quicker you will likely see results. Achieving your dream smile is worth the wait.
What Are The Main Benefits Of Invisalign?
There are several reasons why you might like to consider choosing Invisalign, including the following:
The benefit of Invisalign is that you can visualise the result before you start. We take a 3D scan of your mouth and provide a full simulation, allowing you to see what the end result may look like.
Another major benefit of Invisalign is that it is convenient. The fact that Invisalign aligner trays are removable means that you can still eat and drink as you like. So you don’t have to make drastic lifestyle changes.
Invisalign is also a much more comfortable option than traditional braces, which can sometimes scratch and irritate the inside of the mouth. Invisalign aligners are smooth and moulded to the contours of your teeth.
Another major benefit of Invisalign is that it is discreet. The clear design of the aligners means you can go about your day confidently, with the teeth straightening process going mostly undetected.
Traditional fixed braces usually need to be worn for around one to three years to achieve the best results. On the other hand, Invisalign typically produces noticeable results within 12 months on average.
Easy To Maintain
Finally, it is easy to maintain the final result with Invisalign. You just need to keep wearing your Invisalign retainer as directed, especially overnight, to ensure your pearly whites remain beautifully straight.
Diamond Apex Invisalign Providers
Ollie & Darsh is a Diamond Apex Invisalign Provider, which means we are among Europe’s top 1% of Invisalign providers. As experienced Invisalign providers, we have used clear Invisalign braces to rejuvenate the smiles of countless satisfied patients across Merseyside and beyond. With 0% Invisalign finance available on treatments, you can afford to invest in yourself. So contact Ollie & Darsh today to start your Invisalign journey today.