Invisalign – more information


Invisalign refers to clear aligners that are designed to straighten your teeth. They are, as the name suggests, invisible trays that cannot be seen when you open your mouth to eat or talk and this is one of the main reasons why people opt for Invisalign St Albans. You will be able to transform your smile in a discreet and comfortable manner. Invisalign are not permanent braces that get attached to the teeth, rather they are removable and similar to retainers. If you are looking to get Invisalign in St Albans then make sure you visit us at UK Dental Specialists where our expert dentists will be able to go through the options with you.

How does Invisalign work?

When you choose to get Invisalign St Albans your dentist will explain to you the key steps in the programme. The first step will involve you having a thorough consultation with your dentist who will explain the procedure and then start discussing the best treatment programme to suit your individual needs and requirements. At this appointment your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and these will then be sent to the laboratories for your braces to be created. The experts there will take the impressions and use 3D technology to create customised aligners that fit your mouth. You will be given a quantity of aligners depending on the length of your treatment. Treatment times vary on an individual, case-by-case basis, but we find that they usually range from between 12 to 18 months.

At your second appointment you will be given your first aligners. You will be able to trial them at the appointment to make sure they are a comfortable fit. Depending on your treatment plan, you will need to visit your dentist every six weeks to ensure that the aligners are working and that they still fit your teeth. Once you have finished your treatment and your teeth are aligned to your satisfaction, your dentist will give you retainers to wear for at least 6 months and these will need to be worn at night. The purpose of this is to ensure that the teeth do not start to move again after being aligned into position. It is therefore essential that you follow your dentist’s advice on this and remember to wear the retainers for the prescribed length of time to avoid all your hard work going to waste.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

There are a number of benefits to using Invisalign St Albans. Firstly, they are virtually invisible and therefore if you feel self-conscious about having braces you can rest assured that these will not be seen by anybody but you. Also they are removable which means that you can insert and withdraw them as and when you wish, particularly when eating and drinking or going out with friends to socialise. In addition, the aligners are very comfortable to wear and are flexible which enables them to adapt as your teeth start to move into position. They are fast acting and you will start to see positive results within the first three months of your treatment.