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What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a clear aligner system that straightens the teeth in a very discreet way. There is nothing more attractive than a straight, white, healthy smile. For people who would like straight teeth and a flawless smile, Invisalign could be the perfect solution. This innovative new method has revolutionised orthodontics for millions of people worldwide.


What issues can Invisalign solve:

  • Overcrowding – When there is limited space in the jaw to fit all the teeth comfortably and correctly.
  • Crossbites – When the upper and lower jaws are not aligned properly.
  • Underbites – The lower teeth stick out further than the upper teeth.
  • Overbites – The upper teeth stick out over the lower teeth.
  • Widely-spaced teeth – This is when gaps need to be closed to ensure that the teeth can be properly aligned.


The great thing about Invisalign aligners is that they are removable. The aligners need to be worn for 20-22 hours a day and are changed every two weeks to gently move the teeth into position. Every six weeks the patient needs to see their Invisalign dentist for a review. It is extremely important that the above guidelines are adhered to. This will ensure a good result.

The aligner will need to be removed when eating, drinking (apart from water), and cleaning the teeth. It should remain in place at all other times. When each aligner is worn for the first time there may be some mild discomfort experienced as the teeth are slowly moved into their ideal position. Also, patients may notice slight lisping when speaking, however, this usually settles after a few days.  Once the treatment is finished, it is important that a retainer is worn at night to prevent relapse. Invisalign has their own brand retainer which is called Vivera which is the most comfortable removable retainer.



Pearl Dental Clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm. You can book a FREE Invisalign consultation by calling us on 0203 750 5300 or emailing us or book an appointment online (24 hours)


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