Invisalign is an award-winning alternative to wearing traditional metal braces and is a comfortable option for those looking to straighten their teeth discreetly! Wondering how Invisalign removable aligners work? Keep reading for our answers to the top FAQ’s from our Harlow patients.

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is a short-term orthodontic treatment that uses clear and removable aligners to straighten teeth and correct mild bite issues. Due to the discreet and near-invisible aligner material, Invisalign is an excellent option for people who want to have straight teeth but can’t bear the thought of having unsightly fixed metal braces.

How does Invisalign® work?

Invisalign works through a series of invisible, removable and comfortable plastic acrylic aligners, which are custom made for your teeth from a digital scan that we take at your initial consultation. Each set of aligners is worn for approximately 1-2 weeks, after which you will move onto the next stage of aligners to encourage your teeth to move further. Each set of aligners builds on the previous set’s work to gently bring your teeth into their new, straighter position.

What are the benefits of Invisalign® compared to fixed braces?

  • A relatively quick treatment with less time spent in the dentist’s chair
  • Cost-effective and more affordable than traditional braces
  • Comfortable and lightweight
  • Discreet and convenient
  • Proven to provide excellent results

Can anyone have Invisalign® treatment?

Invisalign is generally offered to teenagers and adults looking to straighten their teeth, but not everyone will be considered a good candidate for this treatment. Although Invisalign can treat mild and common orthodontic issues such as overbites, underbites and crowded teeth, this system might not be the best solution for you if your dentition is more complex, for example, if you have severely rotated teeth. To check to see if you are a good candidate for Invisalign, book a consultation with the orthodontic experts at our Harlow dental practice.

How much does Invisalign® cost?

Starting from £4000 for both arches, Invisalign is often a cheaper option than traditional straightening systems due to its fast treatment times. Here at Lister house Dental Centre in Essex, we offer 0% finance and affordable monthly payment plans to help all of our patients achieve the smile of their dreams. And right now, we are including FREE whitening alongside Invisalign treatment!

Are you looking for an Invisalign® dentist in Essex? Book your Invisalign consultation with the orthodontic experts at Lister House Dental Centre by phoning our friendly Reception team on 01279 423521/430101.