Invisalign - Most Commonly Asked Questions
Have questions about Invisalign? Learn about the world's most powerful clear aligner system-a clear alternative to braces.
What is Invisalign? How does it straighten my teeth without braces?
Invisalign is an advanced teeth-straightening process that involves wearing a series of removable, transparent aligners that progressively straighten your smile over time.
It follows a multi-stage treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth with the help of its proprietary technology, backed by data from over 10 million customers. The treatment plan is carried out using regular use of clear aligners, which apply the right amount of force to the right area of your teeth. Invisalign is dentist-directed care where your progress will be monitored at every step to ensure your custom-made aligners are doing what they are designed to do.
What can Invisalign help treat?
Here is an illustration of various conditions Invisalign can help treat. If you are unsure if Invisalign would work for you, why not book a free consultation where your dentist will assess your teeth to check if you qualify.
Will Invisalign work for my age?
Invisalign is the most discreet solution for teeth straightening and suits people of all ages. It is known for fixing mild to severe teeth misalignment and bite issues for both teens and adults without interrupting their lifestyle.
Is it painful?
Invisalign aligners are not as painful compared to conventional braces. You may experience some pressure or discomfort in the first week of the treatment. This is a sign that your teeth are starting to move in the right direction. The discomfort will gradually fade as you become accustomed to your aligners.
What foods can I eat while wearing Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are removable and are not fixed to your teeth. This means there are no food restrictions as you can eat what you like by simply removing your aligners. Just make sure you brush your teeth twice a day and clean your aligners regularly.
How long will the treatment take?
Depending on the severity of your case, you could complete your treatment in as little as 6 months. However, you will see results in a matter of weeks.
Is Invisalign expensive?
Investing in Invisalign means investing in yourself.
The cost of your treatment will be determined by the complexity of your case and the number of aligners you require.
At Skye & Lochalsh Dental Practice, the average cost for upper and lower arches is £3300. We are currently offering a 10% discount on all Invisalign treatments + Free Teeth Whitening worth £395. This should bring the total cost of both arches down to £2970.
We also offer flexible payment plans with 0% APR to make Invisalign treatment more affordable for you.
To find out how much Invisalign will cost to straighten your teeth, we invite you to book your free consultation with us.
We only provide a limited number of appointments each month in order to maintain a balance between independent cosmetic treatments, which are not covered by the NHS, and NHS-backed dental care.
Does Invisalign work if I had braces or other dental work done?
Many patients who previously had braces discover that their teeth have migrated back. They often choose Invisalign treatment as a discreet alternative to restore their appearance. If you have had veneers and crowns placed, please speak to our Invisalign providers so they can assess your teeth to determine if Invisalign would work for you.
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