What Is the Success Rate of Invisalign?

What Is the Success Rate of Invisalign

What Is the Success Rate of Invisalign?

Are you looking for a way to transform your smile discreetly? Do you need a dental treatment which is effective, but low maintenance?

Well, perhaps Invisalign is the right option for you.

Invisalign treatment (or Invisible Braces) is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. The aligners are made of flexible plastic, which is designed to apply a certain amount of force, to straighten your teeth.

In this blog article, we will explain exactly what is the success rate of Invisalign and provide the answers to frequently asked questions about this dental treatment.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a revolutionary teeth straightening system, which is used by patients all over the globe.

It consists of clear aligners which gradually shift your teeth into place. The clear aligners are made of a flexible plastic called SmartTrack, which is created specifically for this dental treatment.

Invisalign aligners are different to traditional, metal braces, which are very visible in the patient’s teeth, and cannot be removed by anyone other than the orthodontist.

Your orthodontist will custom-make your aligners by conducting a 3D scan of your mouth. Once this is done, the orthodontist will create a plan of how each tooth will be moved into the correct position, using the Invisalign, of course!

You can wear a full set of Invisalign, or a partial set of Invisalign, which only moves the front teeth.

The Invisalign is virtually invisible- lots of people don’t even notice when a patient is wearing Invisalign aligners. Your dentist or doctor will monitor your progress for the duration of your Invisalign journey, to ensure it is working correctly.

Invisalign is the most advanced clear aligner system in the world- it has helped improve over 14 million smiles, including 2 million teen smiles.

Click here to read our blog articles on “What are Invisible Braces?” or “Is Invisalign better than braces?“.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

  • The Invisalign is virtually invisible- it does not come with any brackets or wires, or the restrictions that come with metal braces.
  • The Invisalign can be removed during meal times and during sleep, whereas normal braces cannot be removed.
  • Invisalign tends to be more comfortable than normal braces, as it applies less pressure to the teeth.
  • Wearing Invisalign requires fewer trips to the dentist than normal braces do.
  • If you wear normal braces, they can cause cuts inside your cheeks. With Invisalign, you won’t have this problem.

What is the success rate of Invisalign?

Invisalign is a highly effective dental treatment, with a long history of success for patients all over the globe. It works very well to straighten and correct the position of teeth and fix any bite problems. Yet, people often overlook Invisalign as a potential treatment option because they are sceptical about the results that it can bring.

So, what is the success rate of Invisalign? On average, Invisalign has a 96% success rate. The vast majority of patients report fantastic results after getting Invisalign treatment, with very little discomfort or embarrassment throughout their Invisalign journey.

Many patients appreciate the invisible appearance and removable element of Invisalign, as it allows them to go about their daily lives without feeling self-conscious about their smiles.

Invisalign is not a one-size-fits-all type of treatment. Every treatment plan is personalised for that patient’s mouth and needs, using 3D scans for careful planning and precision.

The Invisalign aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours a day for optimal results.


Who can get Invisalign treatment?

You should consult your dentist or orthodontist if you would like Invisalign treatment. They will be able to assess your situation and decide whether or not Invisalign is suitable for you.

You may need Invisalign if:

You may not be suitable for Invisalign if:

  • You do not yet have all your adult teeth- Invisalign is not suitable for people who still have a baby tooth.
  • You smoke regularly- the tobacco can interfere with the Invisalign aligners and make them dirty.
  • You lose your Invisalign aligners or forget to wear them or take them out.

How long should I wear my Invisalign?

To generate the best results, you should wear your Invisalign aligners for around 20 to 22 hours each day.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

That depends on your specific circumstances, but the average treatment time for Invisalign is usually 6 to 18 months.

Where can I get Invisalign treatment?

Here at Didsbury Dental Practice, our team of experienced dental specialists can support you through every step of your Invisalign journey.

The aligners are custom-made for your teeth from an impression that we will take at your initial consultation. Each set of aligners must then be worn for approximately two-to-three weeks. After each two-to-three-week period, we will give you the next set.

Each set of aligners builds on the work the previous set has done to gently bring your teeth into their new, straighter position.

Invisalign clear aligners are great for people who want to have straight teeth but can’t bear the thought of having traditional fixed metal braces.

Book a consultation with one of our Invisalign dentists here if you are interested in the treatment.

Visit our website here to find out more about Invisible Braces (Invisalign).

Can teenagers get Invisalign?

Absolutely. Here at Didsbury Dental Practice, we offer Invisalign treatment for teenagers.

Invisalign Teen aligners accommodate the continuing and natural eruption of young adult permanent teeth.

Book a consultation with one of our Invisalign dentists if you are interested in getting Invisalign Teen.

Visit our website here to find out more about Invisible Braces (Invisalign).

Can children get Invisalign?

Children won’t qualify for Invisalign until their adult teeth have come in. This usually occurs at around 12 to 13 years old. Once the tooth growth is complete, then they may be eligible for Invisalign Teen.

Book a consultation with one of our Invisalign dentists if you are interested in getting Invisalign Teen.

How much does Invisalign cost?

Typically, in the UK, Invisalign costs anywhere between £1,500 to £5,500.

Talk to your dentist or orthodontist to find out exactly how much your Invisalign will cost and what treatment plans there are.

Is Invisalign painful?

Invisalign is not a painful orthodontic treatment.

Like all retainers, Invisalign may bring slight discomfort, as your teeth adjust to the new pressure being applied. But this shows that the treatment is working.

After first wearing Invisalign, any mild pain that you may feel should only be temporary, for the first few days.

Consult your dentist or orthodontist if you experience severe pain or discomfort after a week of wearing Invisalign.

If you are wondering what is the success rate of Invisalign, well, just know that it has treated over 11 million patients and counting! That is a lot of misaligned teeth which have been corrected by plastic aligners!

Do you keep your Invisalign in when eating or drinking?

No, you should remove your Invisalign aligners when you eat and drink.

Do you keep your Invisalign in when you brush your teeth or floss?

You should remove your Invisalign aligners when you brush your teeth and floss.

Do you keep your Invisalign in at night?

No, you should take out your Invisalign when you go to sleep. It is best to keep your Invisalign in for 20 to 22 hours during the day.

How do you clean your Invisalign?

It is important to keep your Invisalign aligners fresh and clean, to eliminate any foul odours, food particles, dried saliva, plaque or harmful bacteria.

To keep your Invisalign clean, you should:

  • Rinse your Invisalign aligners and your Invisalign tray every time you remove the aligners from your mouth.
  • Soak your Invisalign at least once a day in a glass of denture cleaning solution, or Invisalign cleaning crystals.
  • Clean the aligners every day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and antibacterial, unscented soap.
  • Don’t disinfect your Invisalign with boiling hot water- rather, use warm water instead.
  • Avoid cleaning your Invisalign with toothpaste or scented soaps, which will leave behind residue and an unpleasant taste.
  • When you take your Invisalign out of your mouth, don’t leave them out on a surface where there could be bacteria and dust. Store your Invisalign in an airtight case and keep them clean.
  • Avoid smoking while wearing Invisalign- this will stain your aligners and trap nicotine in your teeth.

Does Invisalign affect your speech?

No, Invisalign should not cause any major speech impediments.

For the first day or two, you may develop a very slight lisp, as your mouth adjusts to the feeling of the aligners. But this should only be temporary- your tongue will quickly adapt and your speech will be back to normal!


I have veneers or crowns. Can I still get Invisalign?

That depends on your circumstances. Consult your dentist or doctor, and they will be able to advise you on whether Invisalign is right for you.

How often do you need dental check-ups when you get Invisalign treatment?

When you start your Invisalign, your dentist will give you a treatment plan.

Your dentist will book you in for regular appointments, usually around once every 4 to 6 weeks. This is to monitor your progress and ensure the aligners are functioning properly.

We hope we have answered the question ‘What is the success rate of Invisalign?’

To learn more about Didsbury Dental Practice, visit our website here.

Click here to learn about our Invisalign treatment for adults and teenagers.

We offer a wide range of dental services, including teeth whiteningAlias lingual bracesSix Month Smiles Braces and Damon Clear Braces.

If you need an emergency appointment, call our dental emergency helpline on 0161 413 2835, or walk into our practice and we will aim to see you as soon as possible.

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