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Invisalign – clear alternative to braces

Invisalign – almost invisible braces

Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment for straightening teeth in a discreet and comfortable way.

The near invisible aligners fit comfortably over your teeth, gently guiding them into their new position. Treatment time varies dependent largely on the severity of the initial problem, but generally can run from three to four months up to two years. The series of aligners are entirely see- through, which makes them almost invisible. They are very easy to live with because they allow for normal function and speech. The aligners, which gradually move your teeth into better positions, are worn all the time except when eating and cleaning.

What is involved?

The Invisalign treatment consists of wearing a series of removable clear plastic dental aligners worn for between 20 to 22 hours a day, so they can easily be removed for eating and brushing.

A digital 3d treatment plan, known as ClinCheck© is custom made for your teeth and is available to view before you start treatment so you know what they will look like at the end of treatment. From the results of the ClinCheck©, your custom-made aligners are produced for you.

Once treatment starts, appointment intervals with the orthodontist are between every 6-8 weeks. The aligners apply gentle pressure in order to move your teeth over time, to a position prescribed by the orthodontist. In order to move the teeth effectively most treatments require small tooth coloured attachments to be placed on the teeth. These usually stay in place for the duration of treatment and may need to be replaced. For more information on Invisalign go their website.

How do I take it further?

If you would like to discuss the options available in more detail contact us to discuss the options with a dentist.  We will be able to discuss all the suitable options in detail and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Before & After


  • Almost no one can tell you are wearing Invisalign
  • Will not disrupt your lifestyle
  • Improve your smile and confidence
  • Studies show it can be better for your dental hygiene
  • More comfortable than traditional metal braces
  • Can improve chewing and speech

What are the alternatives:

Some dental treatments and services on offer may differ from clinic to clinic.

Please call your local Portman Dental clinic to find out which treatments and services are available