Many patients come to us longing for a straight smile but dreading the prospect of wearing braces. Even the thought of putting up with fixed metal braces is enough to make some people feel very anxious, but if you’re worried about your looks or dealing with the stigma attached to having braces, we have just the solution. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment, which aligns the teeth using braces that are virtually invisible. Rather than utilising your typical brace made from brackets and wires, this system uses a series of removable aligners, which are placed over the teeth, to correct tooth alignment and create beautiful smiles. The aligners are designed to work in order and each one remains in place for 2 weeks. They are light, transparent and comfortable and they can be removed when you are eating and cleaning your teeth. Often, food become stuck in brackets and bands and this increases the risk of decay and gum disease, as well as causing embarrassment for the individual; with Invisalign, these are not issues that you need to worry about and you can feel confident throughout the treatment process. Invisalign is suitable for patients with different orthodontic problems, including issues with the bite and crowding; however, in some cases, where issues are more complex and more intensive tooth movement is needed, fixed braces may be a better option. We will discuss the treatment options with you and carry out extensive tests to enable you to decide which treatment is best. Treatment time with Invisalign varies from patient to patient because some people need more movement than others; on average, treatment takes around 12 months. Your Advance Dental Clinic will be able to discuss treatment times, as well as any other issues you want to talk about, with you when you have your consultation.