15 August 2023

Having a beautiful smile is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it also boosts confidence and enhances overall oral health. Invisalign, one of the most revolutionary orthodontic treatments, offers a discreet and convenient alternative to traditional metal braces. In this blog, we will address the most commonly asked questions about Invisalign, enlightening you on this remarkable teeth-straightening solution.

1. What is Invisalign and how does it work?

Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth. These custom-made aligners are created using advanced 3D imaging technology, ensuring a precise fit for each patient. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and can be easily removed for eating, brushing, and flossing.

2. What dental issues can Invisalign address?

Invisalign is a versatile treatment that can effectively correct a wide range of dental issues, including crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite. However, it is essential to consult with an experienced Invisalign Provider to determine if Invisalign is suitable for your specific case.

3. How long does the treatment take?

The duration of an Invisalign treatment varies depending on the complexity of the dental issues being addressed. On average, treatment can range from 6 to 18 months. During your initial consultation, your Invisalign Provider will provide a more accurate estimate based on your individual needs.

4. Is Invisalign painful?

Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign is generally considered to be less painful. While you may experience slight discomfort or pressure when switching to a new set of aligners, it is temporary and a sign that the treatment is working. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help alleviate any discomfort during this adjustment period.

5. How often should I wear my Invisalign aligners?

For optimal results, it is recommended to wear your Invisalign aligners for 21 hours a day. You should only remove them when eating, drinking (unless it’s water), brushing, and flossing.

6. Can I eat and drink with my aligners on?

No, you should remove your aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water. This prevents staining or damaging the aligners. It is crucial to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth before reinserting the aligners.

7. Will Invisalign affect my speech?

While it may take a few days to adjust to speaking with the aligners, any speech changes are usually temporary. Your tongue may initially perceive the presence of the aligners, causing a slight lisp. However, as you become accustomed to wearing them, your speech will return to normal.

8. How do I clean my Invisalign aligners?

Keeping your aligners clean is essential for maintaining good oral hygiene. You can gently brush them with a toothbrush and toothpaste, or use the Invisalign cleaning system recommended by your dentist or hygienist. Avoid using hot water, as it may warp the aligners.

9. How much does Invisalign cost?

Our Invisalign expert at Notley Dental Care is Dr Ziad Ali. Our Invisalign packages cost between £2800 and £3800.

This is includes a free Consultation, free teeth whitening and free retainers to ensure that the teeth do not move back.


Invisalign offers a convenient and discreet solution for achieving a straighter smile without the hassle of traditional metal braces. With its clear aligners and removable feature, it has become an increasingly popular choice among orthodontic patients. If you have further questions or are interested in exploring Invisalign as a treatment option, consult with Ziad to determine if this innovative solution is right for you. Start your journey towards a picture-perfect smile today!