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What is Invisalign Refinement?

Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional braces for straightening teeth. It uses clear, removable aligners to gradually shift teeth into their desired positions. While the aligners are effective for many patients, some patients may require additional adjustments to achieve optimal results. This is where Invisalign refinement comes in.

Invisalign refinement is a process in which additional aligners are used to fine-tune the positioning of teeth. These aligners are typically created after the initial treatment plan is completed and are designed to address any remaining issues or concerns.

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When is refinement necessary?

Refinement may be necessary for a variety of reasons. Some patients may experience changes in their teeth or jaw during treatment, or they may have had difficulty wearing their aligners consistently. In other cases, the initial treatment plan may not have addressed all of the patient’s concerns, such as crowding or uneven spacing.

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How does refinement work?


The refinement process begins with a consultation with your Invisalign provider. The Invisalign dentist or orthodontist will evaluate the patient’s progress and determine if refinement is necessary. Around 80% of Invisalign patients could get better results by having a course of refinement. If refinement is required, new digital scans of the teeth will be taken, and a new set of aligners will be created.



The length of the refinement process varies depending on the individual patient’s needs. In general, it takes about the same amount of time as the initial treatment, which is typically about 3-6 months. However, some patients may require less time for refinement, while others may need additional trays and a longer treatment time.

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Benefits of Invisalign refinement

Improved smile

The primary benefit of refinement is an improved smile. By addressing any remaining issues with the initial treatment, refinement can help patients achieve the smile they desire. You can see our Invisalign Before & After photos where we have used refinement to achieve excellent results for our patients.


Better alignment

In addition to aesthetic benefits, refinement can also improve the alignment of teeth. This can help with bite issues and reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.


Increased comfort

Refinement aligners are typically more comfortable than the initial aligners. This is because they are designed to address specific issues.


Potential drawbacks of refinement

Additional cost

One potential drawback of refinement is the additional cost. At Pearl Dental Clinic, we provide one course of Refinement at no additional cost for all our Invisalign patients. A course of refinement usually includes 3-6 months of additional Invisalign aligners. Many other Invisalign providers in London, charge an additional £500-£1000 for each course of Invisalign Refinement.

During your Invisalign consultation its very important to ask your provider how much additional aligners would cost if required at the end of your Invisalign treatment.


Prolonged treatment time

Refinement can also prolong the overall treatment time. This can be frustrating for patients who were hoping to complete their treatment within a specific timeframe. However having the extra aligners is optional, so you could opt not to have them if you are are happy with your Invisalign results.




Invisalign refinement is a useful tool for patients who require additional adjustments to their treatment plan. While it may add additional treatment time, the benefits of a better smile, improved alignment, and increased comfort are often worth the investment. At Pearl Dental Clinic, we provide you with a Free Invisalign consultation and we offer very competitive all inclusive Invisalign packages which include an Invisalign refinement.

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We have evening and weekend flexible Invisalign appointments. We also provide Invisalign 0% payment plans so that you can spread the cost of your Invisalign interest free over 6-24 months. You can get in touch with us by calling us or by booking an Invisalign consultation online.

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