Invisible Braces (Invisalign)


Invisalign Dentist - invisible braces at Didsbury Dental Practice, Manchester

Would you like orthodontic treatment but the thought of wearing noticeable braces has put you off? At Didsbury Dental Practice we have a solution – Invisalign®. Invisalign® is invisible, removable and comfortable.

Invisalign® is one of the most discreet orthodontic treatment options available today. It works by using a series of invisible, removable and comfortable aligners that no one will be able to tell you’re wearing. That’s because the clear plastic material they are made out of is virtually invisible.

The aligners are custom made for your teeth from an impression we’ll 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’ll 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 today. 

Invisalign® for teens

Invisalign also offers treatment for teenagers. Invisalign Teen was designed to address the unique needs of young adults. The treatment aligners accommodate the continuing and natural eruption of young adult permanent teeth. Invisalign Teen also includes compliance indicators which fade from blue to clear to provide a visual gauge of approximate wear time.

Can Invisalign change your face shape?

So, can Invisalign change your face shape? Well, that depends on your facial structure and the tooth problem you are correcting.

Invisalign won’t alter your face in a hugely obvious way- it’s not a surgery or a cosmetic treatment, like cheek fillers.

So, Invisalign won’t change the shape of your nose, or make your face longer.

But you may experience a minor change in your face. For instance, the clear aligners can help re-align your jaw, if you have a bite problem. Or, your lips may appear plumper, as they have to conform to the new alignment of your bite.

What’s more, many patients report feeling more confident in their appearance after getting Invisalign, because the treatment can improve the symmetry of the face.

If you have any concerns about Invisalign potentially changing your face shape, then you should speak to your dentist or orthodontist. You will be having regular appointments with them to keep track of your Invisalign journey, so they will be able to answer your questions and provide the best advice.

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.

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One of the elements that our patients love about our practice is the state-of-the-art facilities we have to offer. We are proud to be able to provide you with a comfortable and safe environment for your emergency dental treatment

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When you need to get your teeth and gums looked at, it is important to do this in a timely and efficient manner. Our dedicated team of experience dental professionals are well trained to be able to offer fast and effective treatment in case of dental emergencies. 

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We understand the cost of living is going up, and people are finding it difficult, and that’s why we have made a conscious decision to implement competitive price points for our patients. We want to be able to cater to every budget and price point, and this is why we go out of our way to get this part of the process right.

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A lot of people are nervous about going to the dentist, and this means it is important to have staff who are compassionate and understanding. Our team of professionals are supportive, compassionate, and understanding, and provide personalised attention for every patient. 

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Here at Didsbury Dental Practice, the price for clear aligners/ Invisible Braces starts from £3950.

Click here to view our full list of dental fees. We believe that exceptional dental care shouldn’t discriminate and that is why we offer a range of finance options and payment plans to make all our dental treatments affordable, which now includes orthodontic treatments.

If you are interested in getting Invisalign, contact us to book your first consultation with one of our Invisalign dentists. We are more than happy to help!

No, NHS funding can’t cover Invisalign treatment. Only traditional metal braces are available at NHS dental practices.

You can only access Invisalign if you pay privately.

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:

To generate the best results, you should wear your Invisalign aligners for around 20 to 22 hours each day. Your dentist will advise you on whether or not you should wear the aligners at night, when you sleep.

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

No, 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.

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.

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

Yes, you may still be a candidate for Invisalign if you have missing teeth. Your dentist might be able to put false teeth directly into your aligners, or replace your missing tooth after the invisible braces have shifted your teeth back into place.

If you have any questions or concerns, speak to your dentist, as they will advise you if there are any reasons why you won’t qualify for Invisalign.

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!

Invisalign is not going to be right for everyone. If you are not eligible for Invisalign, or you don’t like the sound of it, then your dentist or orthodontist will offer you a suitable alternative.

Here are a few disadvantages of Invisalign treatment:

  • Invisalign is generally more expensive than getting normal braces.
  • You may forget to put in and take out your Invisalign each time, which may put you behind on your teeth straightening progress.
  • It requires effort to clean and maintain your Invisalign aligners and the trays that they are stored in. If you do not clean them properly, old food and bacteria could build up on them, which can stain and damage your aligners.
  • If you do not clean your Invisalign well enough, this increases your risk of cavities and bad breath.

When it comes to straightening your teeth, you should always follow the advice of your dentist or orthodontist, who will be able to recommend whether Invisalign or normal braces are right for you.

Invisalign brings numerous benefits, as it is a highly advanced orthodontic treatment.

But normal braces may be a better option for you if you need more force to straighten your teeth.