What is Invisalign and how does it work?

Invisalign consists of a series of clear plastic aligners that fit over the teeth. These aligners gently straighten teeth and move your teeth into position. The clear aligners are removable, so this allows you to remove them to eat and clean.

What is the process of Invisalign?

You will start by coming in for a brace assessment with the Dentist, at this appointment we will make sure you are a suitable candidate for the treatment.

You may require an OPG scan of your whole mouth so we can assess bone levels and the roots of your teeth.

You will also have a discussion with the dentist so you can explain in your own words what your desired result would look like, and we can decide how we can get you there.

You will then have a 30-minute appointment with one of our treatment co-ordinators, we will do a full mouth simulation scan, and take some initial photographs.

Once you have had your scan, we can show you a simulation of what your teeth can look like at the end of your treatment.

If you decide to go ahead, we will send off for your aligners and make you an appointment for 3 weeks’ time.

You will have your aligners fitted at your following appointment; we will then also give you a couple more sets of aligners to get you through at least 4 more weeks.

Invisalign aligners need to be changed on a weekly basis.

Sometimes you might need enamel polishing on your review appointments, this will create some space to allow the teeth to move as they should.

You will also need attachments on some of your teeth. These are small spots of composite (matched to the shade of your tooth) that act as an anchor if you have any rotated teeth. .

Invisalign takes up to 26 weeks from start to finish.

You MUST wear your aligners for 22 hours per day, only removing to eat, and clean.

What happens after?

After you have finished your Invisalign treatment you will be given 3 sets of vivera retainers, these MUST be worn EVERY night, this will keep your teeth in place, so they do not move back to their old positions.

If you would like anymore information on our Invisalign treatment please feel free to call the practice and talk to Sam our Invisalign treatment co-ordinator.

Invisalign Clear Aligners

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Invisalign Halifax & Invisalign Ripponden.

Braces are in high demand. Nearly 1 million people in the UK started orthodontic treatment last year and more adults than ever before want treatment!

At Shine Dental, we offer a number of cosmetic brace systems.

Invisalign is quickly becoming one of the most popular brace systems of all time!

Invisalign clear aligners are custom made with our proprietary SmartTrack material. They fit snugly over your teeth and are clinically proven to improve control of tooth movement, gently moving your teeth and even rotating them when needed. As the Invisalign system works discreetly, life can continue as normal. Only Invisalign aligners are trimmed to your exact gum line so that you can comfortably wear your aligners for the recommended 22 hours a day with little disruption.

After starting your treatment, it wont be long until you can see a difference in your smile. The aligners are easily removed, so that you can continue to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would to maintain good oral hygiene. And because straighter teeth are less susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease, investing in a straighter smile now will definitely benefit you in the future.

Here is what makes Invisalign so innovative …

  • Virtually invisible.
  • Least destructive way of gaining the perfect smile!
  • Your appointments are fast and comfortable.
  • Low forces and treatment times increase comfort, safety, and hygiene.
  • The procedure requires fewer dentist visits.

We also offer an Invisalign Scan that can show you how your teeth could potentially look following Invisalign treatment!

Call us now and ask to speak to one of our friendly Treatment Co-Ordinators!


What is ClearSmile Brace?

ClearSmile Brace uses traditional techniques with new technology to reduce orthodontic treatment times and improve the appearance of the braces. The ClearSmile Brace wires are coated white and uses a material with shape-memory. This shape-memory means the wire will return to its original shape regardless of how it’s bent. This creates the gentle forces used to move your teeth to the desired position.

Why does ClearSmile Brace use gentle forces?

Using lower forces increases the speed and comfort of treatment. Low forces also reduce the risks of orthodontic treatment.

Is ClearSmile Brace safe?

ClearSmile Brace is a safe orthodontic treatment. As with all treatments, there are risks.These will be explained before the commencement of your ClearSmile treatment.

How discreet is ClearSmile Brace?

ClearSmile Brace uses clear brackets, as opposed to metal brackets. The wire used in a ClearSmile Brace is also coasted with a tooth coloured material. As a result, ClearSmile Brace is less visible than traditional fixed braces.

Should I wear a retainer?

Yes. You must wear a retainer for life if you wish to maintain the results of any orthodontic treatment.

Clearsmile Ceramic Brace

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Clear Braces Ripponden.

A large amount of people are unhappy with the look of their front teeth, this can affect confidence when smiling, laughing and even talking. With this in mind, people are put off wearing braces because they feel uncomfortable with the aesthetic stigma attached to braces, especially having to wear metal braces for a whole year or two!

We introduce the ‘Clearsmile Brace’- a rapid and aesthetic orthodontic system that is focused simply on the front 10 teeth! The length of time to complete treatment and the discreet nature of Clearsmile Braces make it a highly attractive and tempting option that can fit in with anyone’s lifestyle!

Book a consultation today.

Whether you are looking explore cosmetic dentistry or you simply wish to move away from your current dentist, we are here to help.
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Get In Touch

If you would like anymore information on cosmetic braces please feel free to give the practice a call and ask for Sam our cosmetic braces coordinator, who will be more than happy to discuss braces with you.

Call her on 01422 824 875