Invisalign® is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that straightens your teeth and gives you the beautiful smile you’ve dreamed of, without anyone knowing you’re having treatment.

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Invisalign® uses a series of removable aligners to gradually move your teeth into a straighter position. These aligners are made from a clear plastic material, so they are virtually invisible when you’re wearing them. Each week, or as directed you will change to a new set of aligners which builds on the work of the previous set. Aligners are removable so you can still eat and drink all the foods you enjoy, and allow you to brush your teeth normally, making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene.

Each Invisalign® treatment is customised to your individual needs and the time treatment takes depends on your own orthodontic problem. Invisalign® is a highly successful treatment which has been used by millions of people around the world. Always make sure you choose a dentist with experience in providing Invisalign® like our team at Bracken Barrett.

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Do I have to have a consultation?2021-02-11T15:08:48+00:00

Yes, all new patients are required to have a face-to-face consultation prior to any treatment

What happens during the consultation?2021-02-11T15:11:52+00:00

Emma will have a chat to hear what your concerns are, and she will give her recommendation and determine if it is suitable for you. Then she will advise of costs and payment plans and you will have the opportunity to ask any outstanding questions. You may need an x-ray to check your roots, teeth, jaw etc and an iTero scan this will show you exactly what your teeth will look like.

Do I have to decide at the consultation if I want to go ahead with the treatment or not?2021-02-11T15:17:04+00:00

No, you can go home and think about it

What is Invisalign?2021-02-11T15:17:44+00:00

Invisalign is the near invisible way to straighten your teeth

How does Invisalign work?2021-02-11T15:18:23+00:00

Invisalign uses a number of clear, removable custom-made aligners to gradually move your teeth

How long will I have to have Invisalign?2021-02-11T15:19:00+00:00

This is a case dependent and will be advised at consultation and how you comply

How often do I need to wear my Invisalign aligner each day?2021-02-11T15:20:18+00:00

It is advised you wear your Invisalign for a minimum of 20-22 hours a day. The aligners should only be removed for eating and brushing your teeth.

What happens if I don’t wear my Invisalign aligner?2021-02-11T15:21:05+00:00

Your teeth will move back to their original position

Will my teeth move back after I finish the Invisalign course?2021-02-11T15:21:50+00:00

If you continue to wear your retainers as directed, then your teeth will not move back. We advise you to wear retainers every night for life.

Can I eat with Invisalign aligners in?2021-02-11T15:22:32+00:00

No, this is unhygienic

Can I wear my Invisalign when I am sleeping?2021-02-11T15:27:41+00:00

Yes, it is essential you wear them during the night

How do I know when to change my aligner?2021-02-11T15:29:40+00:00

We recommend changing your aligner every 7-14 days

Does the Invisalign hurt?2021-02-11T15:31:48+00:00

You will maybe be in some discomfort when you initially change each aligner but as the teeth move it will become more comfortable

I lost my aligner, what do I do?2021-02-11T15:34:56+00:00

Contact us immediately (if you have your old one available you can wear this until your appointment)

How do I clean my aligners?2021-02-11T15:46:53+00:00

Brush with a toothbrush and a little toothpaste morning and evening

Do I have to wear the aligner even after my teeth are straight?2021-02-11T15:38:39+00:00

Yes. To ensure the teeth don’t move back to their original position, you will need to wear your retainers every night during sleep continuously for life

Emma Barrett
Emma BarrettDentist
BDS (L.Pool)
GDC 76296
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