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Invisalign Reviews: UK Patients Share Their Invisible Braces Reality

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Are you looking for Invisalign reviews from the UK to help you decide abut this treatment? If you or your teen want braces without a mouth full of metal, you're probably considering invisible braces like Invisalign. But they come at a cost, leaving many potential wearers wondering “Is Invisalign worth it?” and perhaps even “Does Invisalign work?”. In order to answer this question we have compiled these helpful Invisalign reviews from real users.

clear braces aligner
What is Invisalign treatment really like?

Keep reading to get honest opinions of what teeth straightening with these “invisible” braces is really like in terms of:

  • Effectiveness
  • Comfort
  • Practicalities
  • Noticability
  • Speech
  • Price

These reviewers have plenty of tips and real experiences to share, to help you decide whether Invisalign is right for you.

Eight Impartial Invisalign reviews

“They are pretty much perfect, all the gaps are gone”

Mimi had very gappy teeth and also an overbite which were affecting her appearance and her ability to eat. In her Invisalign review video she shares her amazing transformation with clear aligners.

Hey Minxes, a quick invisalign braces update for you. Showing you how far we have come in less than a year. Don't forget to like, comment, share and SUBSCRIBE to my channel JUSTDOING MI FOLLOW MY INSTAGRAM HERE – https://www.instagram.com/justdoing_mi/ camera i use for beauty videos – https://amzn.to/2sm3EIT camera i use for vlogging videos – https://amzn.to/2kzRw3x Business email – [email protected] *** some links i use may be affiliate links meaning if you click on them and make a purchase the brand pays me a commission, so if you like anything you see and want to support your girl, click away xoxo

Mimi's treatment cost £5,000, and she thinks Invisalign has totally been worth it. She paid a £1,500 deposit and then £350 every time she had an appointment. It was supposed to take 11 months but will end up at just over a year because she needed a couple of refinements towards the end. Following her treatment she will get a fixed retainer to keep her teeth in their new position.

If you have gaps in your teeth, the good news is that Invisalign is great at fixing this problem, as you have just seen. Their online Smile Assessment will let you know instantly if you are a good candidate.

“My teeth are almost perfectly straight.”

Chloe's blog gives a review of her Invisalign treatment 8 months into her treatment after some unforeseen interruptions from Covid lockdowns in the UK. Despite the interruptions in treatment, her teeth are now back on track with 12 weeks to go, and she is very happy with how they are looking.

A few pros and cons of Invisalign which Chloe mentions are:

  • Even with interruptions, it's a simple process
  • It's definitely working
  • Helped close the gaps in her teeth
  • She has experienced a little bit of pain and sensitivity but it settles quickly
  • Improved dental habits, as she now carries a toothbrush and toothpaste with her to use after eating or drinking
  • There can be other costs if you need a hygienist appointment or fillings before/during treatment

In a previous blog, published when she first got her aligners, she explains the process she went through to decide whether Invisalign was right for her, and also which dentist to use. At first, she wasn't sure if Invisalign was right for closing gaps between the teeth because she had only seen reviews on crowded teeth being treated.

So she ended up visiting several different providers to compare the treatment plans and prices they offered her. In the end, she decided to go for it when she saw the end of treatment, smile simulation.

If you want to shop around for the best Invisalign provider in your area, check here to see where your nearest ones are and book your first appointment(s) online. Most offer an initial consultation for free!

“They are so not noticeable”

Next we have this review from a vlogger called Lucie who has documented her Invisalign Full braces journey with a series of Invisalign review videos. In the one below, towards the end of her treatment, she answers some of the common questions she has received from her followers and subscribers.

Her Invisalign results are quite drastic, as you can see from the before and after comparison she includes at around 17 minutes.

INVISALIGN BRACES Q & A | HOW MUCH ARE INVISALIGN? DID I PAY FOR IT? I'm answering your Invisalign questions in todays video! I hope this is helpful, do ask below if you want to know anything else!! My dentist: http://bit.ly/2E5vlN7 Invisalign Playlist: http://bit.ly/2HbRAjw *** Hiii, I'm Lucie! I'm a parenting and lifestyle blogger and mum to five year old Harry. Harry was born profoundly deaf and is a bilateral Advanced Bionics Cochlear Implant user. You can follow our journey over on my blog http://lucieandthebump.co.uk *** Where to find me.. BLOG- http://lucieandthebump.co.uk INSTAGRAM- http://instagram.com/LUCIEANDTHEBUMP TWITTER- https://twitter.com/Lucie_xoxo FACEBOOK- https://www.facebook.com/LucieAndTheBump EMAIL- [email protected] YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/lucieandthebump1 PINTEREST: https://uk.pinterest.com/LucieAndTheB…

In case you don't have time to watch the video, here is a quick summary of the points she mentions:

  1. Pain: Lucie found the treatment quite painful, especially the first 2-3 months, but she has friends who haven't found it as bad, so it varies from one person to another.
  2. Sharp edges: Some of the trays were slightly sharp around the edges which made her gums sore.
  3. Quick results: She noticed a difference within the first month of treatment.
  4. Hard to notice: Even with attachments (small tooth-coloured blobs attached to your teeth to help with movement), it's difficult to spot when someone is wearing Invisalign.
  5. Cost: Lucie received several quotes ranging from £3,000 to £6,000 for her Invisalign treatment, so it's worth shopping around for different quotes (check for your local providers here). In the end she paid £3,200 including retainers.
  6. Flexible treatment: After her initial treatment, Lucie needed some further refinements. Because she got Invisalign Full, there was no extra charge for this work. Invisalign Lite, which is cheaper up-front, includes a fixed number of trays and no refinements.
tips for invisalign users
Tip: carry a toothbrush at all times

Everything considered, Lucie is happy that she got Invisalign rather than metal braces, even if it made the treatment slightly longer and more expensive.

If £3,000+ is out of your budget, you might want to consider remote orthodontic treatment from Straight My Teeth. They use clear aligners, just like Invisalign, but without the cost and inconvenience of regular dental checkups. Instead, your aligners are posted to you at home and a dentist or orthodontist monitors your treatment remotely. Their full course of treatment costs just £999.

Straight My Teeth can't treat the same range of cases as Invisalign, but it's easy to check whether you're eligible with their free online assessment. After that, you can order an impression kit to be sent to your home so you can get started!

“I feel more confident with my smile”

Bronte has been wearing Invisalign for a while and in the following video she has compiled a helpful Q&A based on some common questions she gets asked. She begins by explaining how the process works and then goes on to talk about cost, pain and some practicalities of living with Invisalign. We've summarised her Invisalign experience below in case you don't want to watch the whole thing.

Please see the times that I have answered each question below! 1. How does it work? 0.40 seconds 2. How much does it cost? 1.43 seconds 3. Does it hurt? 3.17 seconds 4. How long does it take? 4.03 seconds 5. Should I get Invisalign or metal train track braces? 4.41 seconds 6. Can you eat/drink normally & how do I eat in a restaurant? 6.27 seconds 7. How do I drink on a night out? Legal age only! 8.42 seconds 8. How long do you wear them for after treatment? 10.39 seconds 9. Should I get my teeth whitened? 11.53 seconds 10. Is it worth it? 13.03 seconds Thank you so much for watching my first ever VLOG! You can also follow me here- https://www.facebook.com/BronteKingUK/ https://www.instagram.com/brontekinguk/ https://twitter.com/BronteKing1 #Invisalignvlog #Invisalignreview #Invisalignuk

Here are some of her answers:

  • How much did it cost? £2,995 plus £200 for fixed wire retainers. This included everything involved with the treatment.
  • Does it hurt? Yes – you are moving all of your teeth at once! Put a new set in right before bed and “sleep through the pain”.
  • Can I still have a night out? Yes! It's not the end of the world if you very occasionally have the aligners out for more than the recommended 2-4 hours. Just don't forget to brush your teeth and put your aligners in before going to bed… otherwise you'll regret it in the morning.
  • Is it worth it? Yes, for me it was worth it. I'm more confident with my smile and people compliment me on my teeth. I made it affordable by saving up £20 a week.

“Now that I’ve done it, my only regret is that I didn’t do is sooner”

Scottish blogger Amber had Invisalign treatment which took just under a year, and most of that was spent straightening her bottom teeth. In her Invisalign review she talks about her results, pain (only once, for a couple of days) and the annoyances of wearing aligners.

One interesting thing she mentions is that as her treatment progressed she started to notice more and more imperfections with her teeth. Some things, like irregular shape, were tidied up with filing at the end.

Invisalign Teen
Colour indicators show whether teens are wearing their aligners for long enough

She concludes by saying that the cons were all quite minor and worth putting up with. In fact, she wishes Invisalign had been around when she was a teen – perhaps then she would have got her teeth straightened much earlier!

Now, Invisalign make Invisalign Teen – aligners specially designed for teenagers whose teeth and jaws are still developing.

Don't forget to take your free Smile Assessment to find out whether you or your child are a suitable candidate for Invisalign treatment. It just takes two minutes to fill in some details about what your teeth look like now.

“It was so difficult”

Not everyone finds wearing aligners a complete breeze. Temi experienced quite a bit of pain for the first 3-4 weeks, especially when she had to take her trays out to eat. She also had problems with mouth sores where the trays rubbed against her cheeks.

To add to that, she started getting headaches from caffeine withdrawal since she wasn't drinking as much coffee!

Temi's Invisalign review video is quite long but worth watching if you want to hear an honest account of some of the negative aspects of Invisalign. Her treatment is for a diastema and overbite. She shows us what it's like using Invisalign's app to scan your teeth to record your progress, and also shares her dentist's recommendation for an electric toothbrush.

Hello GUYS ❤️❤️. Welcome to MSTEMI_TV This is a review of what I thought about wearing invasiligns: these are clear braces used in teeth straightening and by far one of the easiest on the teeth. I am still undergoing treatment but this is a review of where i am at right now. This is not a sponsored video for my Invisalign . I did this treatment based solely on personal choice as I have wanted this for the longest time. Please feel free to leave comments and I will make sure to answer as much as I can xx. Name of orthodontist: Pallant orthodontist: https://www.pallantorthodontics.co.uk 👇🏾SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL👇🏾 https://www.youtube.com/user/prawngaal1 👇🏾FOLLOW ME👇🏾 INSTAGRAM: @MSTEMI_ SNAPCHAT:@MSSTEALYOURGUY YOUTUBE:@MSTEMI_ ——————————————————————- 🎵MUSIC BY (In order) 🎵AGAIN by WANDE COAL🎵 🎵LET THEM KNOW by YOUNG JONN, TIWA SAVAGE🎵 🎵TOAST UP by MAJORMR🎵 🎵MAFO by NAIRA MARLEY🎵 🎵4AM by MANNY NORTE🎵 🎵TINGASA by NAIRA MARLEY🎵 🎵SO FINE by CRAYON🎵 🎵AJE by DMW🎵 🎵WAIT FOR YOU by MELVITTO🎵

After the first month, Temi did find the pain subsided and life with Invisalign was much easier. Now, she doesn't regret choosing to get her teeth straightened.

“You may lose weight”

Anna is a 26-year-old Brit who had traditional metal braces when she was a teen but still had a severe open bite – only 4 of her teeth made contact when she bit down. She was putting off getting any more dental work done because she'd been told 10 years ago that she would need jaw surgery.

Then, in 2017, her orthodontist suggested Invisalign braces as an alternative. In this article Anna details her experience.

Anna's braces didn't end up that “invisible” because she had to have attachments on 20 teeth – including all her front teeth. This was drastically different from the two that her orthodontist originally predicted.

Anna's biggest problem is wearing the aligners for the recommended 22 hours per day.

Since the wear time is 22 hours, that leaves two hours to eat three meals a day. It's pretty ambitious, but I do my best to, because it really beats trying to pry the aligners off my teeth more than necessary.

wearing aligner braces
This is all you can consume while wearing aligners

Invisalign recommends wearing the braces for 20-22 hours a day. The remaining 2-4 hours can disappear quickly since you need to clean your teeth and aligners carefully after eating and drinking anything except water.

This results in what many reviewers refer to as the “Invisalign diet”. You can't be bothered to clean your teeth numerous times every day, so you just stop snacking. Anna also mentions that she finds it quite painful to remove her aligners, so she does it as little as possible.

She lost weight in her first month but managed to stabilise her weight by adding protein smoothies to each meal. She also recommends taking an aligner case and toothbrush everywhere you go.

“I absolutely recommend that you go for it”

Finally let's look at an Invisalign review from Rob, who decided to get his teeth straightened at age 49. This video is recorded at day 200 when he is on set 26 out of 54 aligners. He's really happy with how his treatment is progressing, and he shows a brief glimpse of how Invisalign's dental monitoring app tracks your progress.

My Invisalign Diary – After 200 days. Invisalign Before and after progress Journey – halfway! Invisalign review update – 6 months after getting my invisalign in to my treatment plan of 54 aligners (before and after video). I will keep you updated with my Invisalign progress – make sure you're subscribed for the latest uploads. I have now been wearing my Invisalign clear aligner orthodontic braces for 200 days (6 months). In this video you will see my before and after pictures and see how my treatment is now tracking. Is the gap from my tooth extraction actually closing? Invisalign playlist link: https://youtu.be/tWdMBIy8ySk Search terms related to this video: Keyword Invisalign Invisalign before and after Invisalign review Invisalign review – everything you need to know Invisalign progress what is invisalign clear aligners Invisalign diary Invisalign journey invisalign review invisalign braces adult invisalign orthodontics orthodontist orthodontistry clear aligner invisible aligner retainer retainers pain teeth hurt teeth hurts take out aligners out invisalign 6 months invisalign after 6 months invisalign summary invisalign process invisalign verdict invisalign opinion invisalign journey invisalign complete final invisalign finished invisalign finish invisalign invisalign completed male straight straightened straightening plastic aligner see-through aligner remove aligner take out painless aligner invisalign cost invisalign price invisalign how much invisalign before invisalign after invisalign comparison recommend invisalign invisalign recommendation recommended invisalign

Rob has uploaded some other interesting videos, including this one explaining why he decided to get this treatment so late in life and describing the lead-up to getting his aligners. He has also made a very helpful video explaining what his daily routine with Invisalign is like. This would be good to watch if you want to know what the Invisalign experience is like in practical terms. Just like Anna, he saw almost immediate benefits from giving up snacking!

Invisalign before and after

You've already seen some Invisalign reviews with before and after images from individual patients. Now, here's a compilation from a dentist who shows that Invisalign even works for some quite severe problems, including dental underbite and crossbite teeth:

http://www.torontobraces.ca and http://www.mcosmiles.com Check out what Dr. Tam has done for some of his patients using Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. You should not be able to tell whether these patients had Invisalign or braces. The keys to successful Invisalign treatment are: 1. An experienced Invisalign doctor. 2. Compliance with wearing the aligners. Keep in mind that your Invisalign results will differ depending on how the doctor plans your treatment, just as it would with braces. Be careful not to waste your time and money trying to save money on Invisalign treatment with inexperienced doctors. Offices in Oshawa, Markham, and Stouffville, also serving Whitby, Pickering, Ajax, Bowmanville, Courtice, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Scarborough, and Uxbridge.

Did you know there's a way to see your own potential Invisalign results, without having to visit a dentist? You can do this right now using Invisalign's SmileView tool. Just upload a selfie and you'll be able to get an idea of what you'll look like with straighter teeth. Try it now for free!

smile view invisalign test

We have a separate article featuring a lot more photos of people's Invisalign results, so you may want to take a look for more examples of how these aligners can work on even quite severe occlusion problems.

Conclusion

We hope these Invisalign braces reviews have helped you get a better idea of what it's like to wear plastic aligners. All these reviewers reported an overall positive experience with promising results, despite some slight discomfort and inconvenience.

Remember that it's normal to experience some discomfort whatever type of braces you choose. Fixed brace brackets, in particular, often cause mouth sores where they rub against the cheeks and tongue.

On the whole, people seem to consider the drawbacks a small price to pay in return for improving their smile without it being obvious they're wearing braces. Being able to remove the aligners for important meetings or events is also a big plus, and results appear surprisingly quickly.

If you're ready to get started on your Invisalign journey, begin by taking a free Smile Assessment to check if you're one of the 90% of people who is eligible for treatment. Then, find your nearest provider and book an appointment online today for a full assessment. Just click the button below to search for Invisalign dentists near you. You'll find that most offer a free initial consultation.

If you're looking for a cheaper alternative to Invisalign, you may have come across some brands like Straight My Teeth, Smile Direct Club and Your Smile Direct aligners which offer ‘direct-to-consumer' orthodontics. With these brands, you can do everything from home and don't have regular in-office checkups. Instead, a dentist or orthodontist monitors your progress remotely.

Of these brands, we recommend Straight My Teeth because they offer great value at £999 without compromising on quality or service. You can visit their website to discover more and check whether it's a suitable treatment for you.

At-home aligners can work well for some people, but there are risks involved with having such hands-off supervision as you straighten your teeth. Read some Smile Direct Club reviews to see how they compare to Invisalign.

FAQs

Does Invisalign work?

Yes, Invisalign is a very effective orthodontic treatment and around 90% of patients are suitable for this treatment. Invisalign have been treating patients for over 20 years. Of course, there will always be cases that don't turn out as expected, but an experienced orthodontist will be able to address this.

Is Invisalign worth it?

Only you can decide whether the price of Invisalign is really worth the results you'll get. If your teeth are causing problems with speech, eating or appearance then it's certainly worth considering. Keep in mind that you'll need to wear a retainer if you want your teeth to stay in their new position for the rest of your life.

Does Invisalign hurt?

You can expect some discomfort, even minor pain, especially after switching to a new set of aligners, as reported in these reviews. It should only last a day or two though.

Invisalign Reviews: UK Patients Share Their Invisible Braces Reality
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