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Everything You Need To Know About Invisalign

Invisalign Is The Original Clear Removable Aligner

In recent years, there have been numerous attempts to replicate Invisalign’s groundbreaking Orthodontic treatment, as you’ve likely noticed through social media and television ads.

However, Invisalign continues to reign supreme by offering an unrivaled discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional braces, delivering truly astounding results.

This clear aligner system has gained immense popularity among teens and adults, enabling them to achieve beautiful, straight smiles without the need for metal brackets and wires.

In this blog post, we will delve into the science behind Invisalign, explore its state-of-the-art technology, including the 3D treatment plan known as ClinCheck, and outline the patient journey at dentalbox, which includes a Free consultation and iTero scan

The Science Behind Invisalign

Invisalign is based on the principles of Orthodontics, the branch of dentistry focused on correcting misaligned teeth and jaws.

It utilises a series of custom-made clear aligners that gradually shift teeth into their desired position.

The aligners are made from a patented thermoplastic material, which is both flexible and durable. Each aligner is designed to fit snugly over the teeth, applying gentle and controlled forces to move them into alignment.

A cornerstone of Invisalign treatment is the advanced technology that powers it.

The first step in this process is Invisalign’s iTero scanner. It uses digital scanning and imaging technologies, to take a detailed, digital impression of your teeth.

The iTero scanner generates an instant simulation of your potential results, before you even begin the treatment.

Your Treatment Journey At Dental Box

Free Consultation & iTero Scan

Embarking on your Invisalign journey begins with a free consultation and iTero scan.

During this initial visit, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your Orthodontic concerns, treatment goals, and expectations with one of our highly knowledgeable Treatment coordinators.

They will advise you on your treatment options and carry out your iTero scan.

The iTero scanner is a cutting-edge digital device that creates a highly accurate 3D image of your teeth, eliminating the need for traditional messy impressions.

This process is comfortable, quick, and provides precise digital records for designing your customised Invisalign aligners, as well as as an instant simulation of your potential results.

Orthodontic Assessment & Records

Once you have decided to go ahead with Invisalign treatment you will be required to have a comprehensive Orthodontic assessment.

This appointment involves lots of measuring and record taking with our Orthodontist.

They will determine your eligibility for Orthodontic treatment, measure lots of elements of your teeth and jaws, assess the health of your teeth, gums and surrounding jaw bone, and take a panoramic x-ray and a series of clinical photos.

You will need to have had a general dental exam within the last 12 months and have a good level of oral health and hygiene in order to begin any Orthodontic treatment.


Your iTero scan, records, photos, x-ray and tailored Orthodontic treatment plan is sent to AlignTech who craft a 3D treatment plan of your tooth movement, called a ClinCheck.

You will be invited back in to discuss this with your Orthodontist.

This is an opportunity to collaborate and create a treatment outcome that you are delighted with.

Once you are happy with what has been proposed, we ‘Approve’ the ClinCheck and your aligners are manufactured and shipped to us.

Aligner Fit

Once we recieve your custom made aligners, this is usually within 4 weeks, we can fit your aligners!

Your AlignerFit appointment is 1 hour and we will carry out any treatment prescriptions and ensure your aligners fit as they should.

You will also be given an in-depth demonstration and instructions and have an opportunity to practice taking them in and out and have the time to ask any questions you may have.

We will give you 2 or 3 sets of aligners to take home, with instructions on when to change them and an appointment time to come back in to so we can monitor your tooth movement and give you more aligners to progress through.

Your treatment will continue in this way until we have transformed your smile. You can have as many or as little appointments to review your progress as you’d like.

Debond & Retainers

Once you have completed your treatment and are delighted with your results, we will remove any SmartForce attachments that have been fitted throughout your Invisalign journey and take a final debond scan to record the finished results.

Then we fit a fixed bonded retainer on the back of your front 4 or 6 teeth and take some impressions to make your customised removable Essix retainers.

That is unless you upgrade to Vivera retainers, they’re manufactured by Invisalign using the debond scan.

You will be given Retainer Review appointments 3, 9 and 12 months later and after these, discharged from our orthodontic care.

Remember! Wearing retainers after completing Orthodontic treatment is paramount to maintaining the beautiful smile you’ve achieved! See our blog ‘Do I Need To Wear Retainers Forever?’

Why Choose Us?

Deciding to undergo orthodontic treatment is a significant decision that should not be taken lightly, considering the financial investment involved.

At dentalbox, we prioritise our patients’ well-being and believe in providing them with comprehensive information before they commit their hard-earned money.

That’s why we offer all new patients a complimentary iTero scan and consultation, without any obligation to proceed with treatment.

During your consultation, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to visualise your potential final results with an iTero scan, discuss your treatment and payment options, and address any other concerns or questions you may have.

We want you to feel fully informed and confident before making a final decision about your Orthodontic journey.

Another crucial aspect to consider is the expertise and experience of your Invisalign provider.

Not all providers are equal in this advanced orthodontic treatment. At dentalbox, we take pride in being DIAMOND Apex Invisalign providers—the highest tier awarded to an Invisalign provider.

This distinction places us among the top providers across all of Europe, ensuring that you receive expert treatment and exceptional care when you choose us for your Orthodontic needs.

Book your FREE iTero Scan and Consultation online today, and let’s get started on transforming your smile!