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Invisalign Leicester

Most people looking to straighten their teeth are mainly concerned about their smile and rediscovering their personality. But there’s more to having a straight smile than how good you look.

Straight teeth are linked to better overall health. They are easier to keep clean, have fewer cavities, reduce misaligned bites and reduce the risk of dental trauma or injury, and look good!

For the longest time, the only way to fix your crooked smile was to use braces, which meant looking even worse for some time as the braces worked their magic. Braces are still the go-to option for most people, but if you’re concerned about braces’ potential risks and want something more aesthetically appealing, we offer Invisalign.

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How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign treatment can help straighten your teeth without the hassle of wires and brackets. It’s a great way to get the same results as traditional braces without all the fuss and without affecting your appearance in the process.

Using 3D intra-oral scans and advanced computer software, your Invisalign treatment plan is created digitally, ensuring the accuracy and efficiency of tooth movement throughout the entire treatment process.

The aligners are made of a patented transparent plastic material, which is custom produced to fit your teeth and treatment goals. They’re also removable, so you can eat what you want and brush and floss your teeth as normal. It’s a revolution in the teeth straightening world!

Instead of getting a fixed set of braces which need adjustments every three to four weeks, Invisalign clear aligners are designed to move your teeth gradually over time. It’s super convenient since you simply move onto your next set of aligners every other week from the comfort of your home.

Invisalign aligners should be worn for around 22 hours per day, the time it takes to work their magic!

What's the process?

First of all, we’ll meet up for an initial free consultation with one of our teeth straightening guru’s. This is where we will discuss your goals and determine if Invisalign is a good fit for you.

If you are a good candidate for Invisalign, your dentist will take a series of digital impressions and scans to create a 3D visualisation of your smile. Not only will this allow you to see just how great your teeth will look following treatment, but this model will be used to produce your custom fit aligners.

As each new aligner is worn, the teeth will move closer to their ideal position until they reach their final placement at the end of the full course. We’ll provide you with an estimated timeline for completion during your initial consultation so that you can plan accordingly.

Key benefits of Invisalign

No sharp edges. Made of a smooth, soft finish plastic, Invisalign is custom-designed to perfectly fit the form of your gums and mouth to avoid rubbing or discomfort. Moves gradually with precision in the most comfortable sequence of adjustments.

Invisalign aligners are virtually undetectable. There are no unsightly wires or brackets, and you can smile with confidence throughout your Invisalign treatment. There’s also no need to worry about rogue food particles becoming stuck in your braces without you realising.

Improved dental hygiene
Since you can remove your aligners to eat, brush and floss your teeth, you can maintain high levels of dental hygiene throughout the Invisalign treatment.

Fewer dental visits
Unlike traditional braces, you don’t need to visit your dentist every time an adjustment is made. You will receive several sets of aligners at a time and will only require periodic check-ups to monitor progress.

Shorter treatment time
Compared with traditional braces, Invisalign treatment delivers results faster than ever and improvements can be seen every step of the way.

Invisalign FAQs

Utilising a set of transparent, removable aligners, Invisalign allows you to gradually reposition your teeth into their optimal position. These aligners, which are made precisely for your teeth, should be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day. Every few weeks, you will switch to a new pair of aligners to complete the corrective process.

Invisalign offers several advantages over traditional braces. The aligners are virtually invisible, making them a discreet option. They are also removable, allowing you to eat, drink, and clean your teeth without any restrictions. Additionally, Invisalign generally requires fewer visits to the dentist for adjustments compared to traditional braces.

Depending on how complicated your case is, Invisalign treatment times can change. The duration of the course of treatment is usually between 12 and 18 months. Some situations, however, might take less time, but others might need more thorough care and take up to 24 months.

Invisalign can effectively treat a wide range of dental issues, including overcrowding, gaps between teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites. However, the suitability of Invisalign for your specific case will be determined by your dentist or orthodontist after a thorough examination.

Invisalign aligners are designed to be comfortable to wear. They are made from smooth, BPA-free plastic, which reduces irritation to your gums and cheeks. Initially, you may experience some minor discomfort or pressure as your teeth adjust, but it should subside within a few days. In terms of speech, some patients may experience a slight adjustment period, during which they may notice a temporary change in their speech patterns. However, most people adapt quickly, and any speech changes are typically minimal.

One of the benefits of Invisalign is that the aligners are removable, allowing you to eat and drink without restrictions. However, it is recommended to remove the aligners before consuming anything other than water to avoid staining or damaging them. After eating, it is important to brush your teeth before reinserting the aligners to maintain oral hygiene.

What our clients say

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a type of thin clear aligner used in orthodontic treatment. The aligner is made from a flexible thermoplastic material called SmartTrack. The product is designed to make orthodontic treatment less conspicuous and noticeable. Invisalign aligners may not be completely invisible, but they are clear and, fit tightly over your teeth and are much less noticeable than brackets and wires or traditional braces.

Invisalign aligners are designed for your unique case to carefully and precisely move your teeth into their correct position.

The aligners are biocompatible and comfortable, fitting snuggly in your teeth. Our orthodontists at The Dentalist design the aligners and provide you with a new set every 1-2 weeks you swap out for a new one. Each one shifts your teeth closer to their correct positions.

When your treatment is complete, we will provide you with retainers that help protect your Invisalign treatment results. You’ll wear retainers every night for the first months and then a few nights a week afterwards.

What dental issues can Invisalign help correct?

Most people only think of Invisalign as a way to address a few crooked teeth. However, it can be used for various orthodontic purposes, including crowding and spacing issues and some mild to moderate bite issues.

At The Dentalist, we can use Invisalign aligners to treat various dental issues such as;

  • Some types of overbite, crossbite and underbite issues
  • Open bite
  • Gap teeth
  • Crowded teeth

Many clients have had a positive experience with Invisalign and excellent results. However, for the clear aligners to work effectively, you have to wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day. The only time you’re supposed to remove the aligners is when you’re;

  • Eating or drinking
  • Cleaning your aligners
  • Brushing or flossing your teeth

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign isn’t the only option when looking for that perfectly straight smile. There are other options on the table. Although we will take time to analyse your case and prescribe the best approach, Invisalign does present various benefits, such as;


One commonly cited reason for choosing Invisalign is that they are clear and much less noticeable than the wires and brackets that come with braces. If you’re trying to achieve that perfect smile while going about with your life without awkward looks and questionable gazes, Invisalign might be the perfect way to go about it.

They are removable

Another downside with braces is how hard they make certain tasks such as flossing and eating. During such tasks, you can remove the aligners from your mouth to avoid getting in your way. They are more convenient and easier to work with than braces, which can’t be removed unless by a dentist.

Easy cleaning of your teeth

By removing the aligners from your mouth, you can easily brush and floss your teeth without having to work around the wires and brackets. It can help you reduce the amount of bacteria lurking around your teeth and gums, avoiding additional dental problems that could affect your overall dental health.

Fewer potential problems

You’ve probably heard stories from people that wear braces about how brackets fell off or a wire that broke, leading to an emergency visit to the dentist. With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about such emergencies.

What to Expect During Your Invisalign Treatment

Although the product is the same, the nature of the treatment might vary from person to person. At The Dentalist, we always aim to deliver a personalised experience and customised treatment to match the client’s needs. Typically, your Invisalign treatment will follow these steps;

  • Consultation – When you first come to us, we will do a full dental checkup. We will take a number of X-rays and photographs from various angles to have a detailed map of your mouth to guide our dental work.
  • Preparatory work – Once we’re certain that Invisalign is your best option, we can start preparing to fit the aligners. Some patients may need small composite patches applied to each tooth to help the aligners grip onto each tooth and move them. But each patient is different, and not all require the patches. The preparatory work varies from patient to patient and the nature of their teeth misalignment.
  • First fitting – During the first fitting, you will receive the first feel of your Invisalign braces, usually during the same visit that your preparatory work is done. The aligners are modelled from your impressions and should feel tight when putting them on. If necessary, we will review the fit and try different moulds before we’re satisfied with the fit and certain it will deliver the right results.
  • Changes to your mouth – Once you start wearing your clear aligners, you will feel some strange and peculiar changes going on in your mouth. They are perfectly normal and a part of the process of getting used to Invisalign. Traditional braces also have similar effects. These changes will come with a certain level of discomfort, including aching, as your teeth are forced into their new positions. This should stop a few days after every tray change.
  • Changing your Invisalign braces – your clear Invisalign aligners are changed weekly or bi-weekly, depending on the severity of your misalignment. Each new aligner represents a new phase in your alignment journey. ]

With Invisalign treatment in Leicester, you can get a new, straighter smile that doesn’t interfere with your daily routine.

Say goodbye to metal braces and hello to a more comfortable and convenient orthodontic solution. Our expert orthodontic team offers personalised treatment plans to help you achieve the straight teeth and beautiful smile you deserve. Schedule your FREE consultation today to learn more about Invisalign treatment!
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