Wondering if Invisalign is for you? Your top 5 FAQs answered by UK Dental Specialists


Fed up with hiding your smile in photographs? Are you looking for a simple way to straighten your teeth as an adult?

As unpopular as orthodontic treatment is amongst young children, in the adult world, more and more people are approaching their dentists for braces and aligners, to get that straighter smile that we all deserve. If you are one of the 75% of people who do not have a naturally straight smile, you may be wondering if it is worth pursuing orthodontic treatment as an adult. After all, do you really want to invest in a set of metal braces?

Luckily, you don’t have to! With modern dental techniques, even the most misaligned smiles can be corrected without resorting to metal braces.

At the UK Dental Specialists, our team are happy to provide suitable patients with Invisalign in St. Albans. As the name suggests, these braces are clear and removable, making them perfect for busy adult life. Easy to clean and straightforward to use, when you use these invisible braces, you can get that straighter smile you have always wanted, without denting your confidence.

Sound too good to be true? Want a bit more information? Read on to learn the answers to the top 5 FAQs that our team is asked about Invisalign in St Albans.

How does it work without metal wires?

As the Invisalign in St Albans is made from a clear, malleable plastic, it may initially seem too weak to straighten your teeth.

When our team fits you with this invisible brace, your treatment will consist of a set of aligners, which use opposing metal coils to gently push your teeth into their new position. Once one aligner has completed its treatment (about 2 weeks), the next one should be put in to continue the alignment of your teeth.

Will it be uncomfortable?

There should be no discomfort when wearing an invisible brace.

During the first few days, you may feel a slight pressure on your teeth; this is normal and is part of the realigning. If you feel any significant discomfort while wearing the brace, take it out of your mouth and come to see our team as soon as you can.

How long will I need to wear them for?

On average, patients wear this brace for between 6-9 months, but this may vary depending on the severity of your misalignment.

For this treatment to work, you will need to wear the brace for up to 22 hours per day.

Is it expensive?

In a word, no. At the UK Dental Specialists, we can offer you a financing option or treatment plan, to help spread the cost into affordable, monthly payments.

Will I need a brace afterwards?

Once you have completed your treatment with the invisible aligner, you may be required to wear a retainer, to prevent your teeth from moving back into their old position. Our team will discuss with you how long this will be required for, based on your clinical presentation.