What is Invisalign?
August 20th, 2015

Invisalign is an innovative teeth straightening system which uses a series of custom-made aligners to gently and effectively correct teeth misalignment, including gaps and overbites. Many people find themselves feeling self-conscious or unhappy with the way their teeth look, even if they’ve had braces in the past or thought they had straight teeth as a child. Being proud of your smile can transform your confidence, approach to life and relationships. Invisalign works with you over the course of 9 to 18 months to create your perfect smile with minimal disruption.

Despite its differences from traditional braces, many people have similar concerns about Invisalign. Common misapprehensions include the idea that it will be as painful as full brace treatment, that the aligners will be inconvenient and unsightly, and that it is a private treatment and therefore not affordable.

What You Need to Know

As Invisalign is designed to correct subtle misalignment and create perfection in your smile, it should not be significantly uncomfortable. Where bigger changes are made, this is done gradually, with aligners changed every two weeks, meaning that the process is smoother and less sudden than traditional brace tightening. This allows your teeth to adapt to each aligner, which they should do within a few days, and a week or so to settle before the next change is made. If the initial discomfort does happen to get you down, simply picture the projected image of your smile that you’ll see at the end of your treatment; every aligner takes you one step closer to that!

Nobody wants to feel self-conscious about their smile, even during treatment, and Invisalign offers a solution to this concern; the series of easy to use aligners are made especially for you and therefore, once fitted, will be almost completely invisible. The system doesn’t use wires, bands or glue, meaning that you remain in control throughout your treatment process, and can watch your smile gradually taking shape. Though you should wear your retainer for 20 to 22 hours per day, you can remove it for eating and teeth brushing, so it will fit perfectly into your lifestyle, with none of the unsightly wires or inconvenience of traditional braces.

Step into a New Smile

You can’t put a price on a perfect smile, but we believe it should be affordable for everyone. That’s why we offer a range of finance options and payment plans, with treatment starting from only £67 per month – just over a pound a day! Visit our handy calculator to see how we could help you divide up payments into manageable, bite-sized chunks, so that your bank balance doesn’t suffer for your smile.

Trust MiSmile to guide you through the Invisalign process. We have a wealth of experience, ensuring that from the moment you ask “What is Invisalign?” to the conclusion of your treatment, you’re safe in the hands of professionals. Our 30 branches across the UK mean we can offer you convenience and flexibility throughout the process.

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