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How discreet are Invisalign aligners?

While Invisalign aligners aren’t invisible they’re very inconspicuous. In most cases you’ll be able to have conversations with friends and family without them even realising that you’re wearing your aligners.

Is invisalign suitable for everyone? 

No brace is suitable for everyone, but you’ll be pleased to hear that Invisalign can be used to straighten the majority of mild to moderate cases. You can find out if Invisalign is right for you during a free no-obligation consultation. 

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Will Invisalign affect my speech? 

You may have a slight lisp at first, but you’ll quickly get used to your aligners and should be talking clearly and confidently within a few days.

Are Invisalign aligners comfortable? 

Invisalign aligners have been designed with your comfort in mind using ‘transparent polycrystalline alumina’ – a clear, smooth material that incidentally was designed by NASA. Invisalign also has the benefit of having no metal wires or brackets, which can sometimes cause discomfort at the beginning of treatment. 


How often do I need to wear my aligners?

You need to wear your aligners for around 20 to 22 hours a day, but you can take them out for eating, drinking, brushing and contact sports. 

How much does Invisalign cost?

Invisalign treatment at Bloom & Gonsai starts from £3,000(£1,250 for Invisalign Lite), which can be split into affordable monthly payments. Also, don’t forget to keep an eye out for special offers. 


How do I remove my Invisalign aligners?

Watch this video for an easy how to use remove your aligners tutorial: 


What should I do if I loose one of my Invisalign aligners? 

If you misplace one of your aligners, get in touch with us as soon as you can. In the meantime you can wear an aligner from your previous set to stop your teeth moving too far out of line. In some cases we might suggest that you move straight to your next set of aligners. 

What is Invisalign made from? 

Invisalign aligners are made out of transparent polycrystalline alumina (TPA), which was originally developed by NASA for missile tracking! Its smooth and transparent properties make this material an excellent choice for ‘invisible’ braces. 


Will I need to wear retainers following my treatment?

Yes, once you’ve completed your treatment you’ll be given fixed and/or removable retainers. These will make sure your teeth stay in their new position.

How can I find more out more about Invisalign?

If you’d like more information on Invisalign, or any of our orthodontic treatments, we’d be delighted to see you for a free no-obligation consultation. We’ll go through all your questions and together find out if Invisalign is the right brace for you. We can also explore your other options, so you’ll have all the information you need to make an informed decision.