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Invisalign® at Smileworks


When you visit Smileworks for your braces assessment you’ll surely hear all about the clear, removable braces made by Invisalign®.  If you want straight teeth but the idea of metal brackets leaves you cold then clear braces might be the treatment for you.




Patients who don’t want a mouth full of metal or want the flexibility to be able to remove their braces when they eat will benefit from removable braces.  But Invisalign® aren’t just removable.  When you’re actually wearing them they are also almost completely invisible.



This is because they are made from a clear material that is very discreet.  Invisalign® is popular with patients who want the benefits of a beautiful smile without the inconvenience of metal or ceramic brackets in their mouths.  This article, ‘Invisalign Liverpool’ is all about Invisalign®.



But Invisalign isn’t the only braces treatment we offer here at Smileworks.  To read generally about our different fixed, removable and specialist treatments take a look at our main braces page, Braces Liverpool.



Our Invisalign treatments have an average aggregate rating of 4.9 out of 5 based on 167 reviews from GoogleTrustpilot and Facebook.  Here are some of our favourites.



Smileworks Liverpool
Based on 1425 reviews
Over a year ago I had my braces fitted at Smileworks by Eduardo and I couldn't be happier with the entire process. From the initial consultation to the final adjustments, Eduardo provided outstanding care and professionalism. He took the time to... explain the treatment plan thoroughly, ensuring I understood each stage. Before braces my overbite was significant and it affected my appearance, functionality and confidence. So I would like to say thanks to Smileworks, especially Eduardo and staff that helped for transforming my more
19:22 25 Jun 24
I have recently finished my treatment for braces with Eduardo and what can I say but WOW!😁At the beginning of my journey with smileworks I came to them with a massive fear of anything dental from a past bad experience.These guys have... changed that 360 degrees and helped me enjoy going to my appointments! ☺️Eduardo took his time to give me the best treatment possible, thought outside the box when needed and was so caring and considerate when he knew of my dentist phobia.Eduardo actually managed to get my braces removed a week before I was due to marry for my wedding pictures, I cried when they came off. He really went above a beyond to make this happen.He also let me have input in my own treatment as at first he said bonding would be required but in the end he asked if I was happy with my smile and that it wouldnt be necessary..of course I said I was 😁💯Not forgetting the lovely and professional dental assistants aswel especially Faye 😊And also the admin team who always greet you with a smile 😁 and radiate being such a caring team 🏆The whole team have contributed to something life changing for meWhat are you waiting for..go change your smile today 😁read more
12:23 17 Jun 24
Had braces fitted with Eduardo and Faye. They're very friendly, explained me everything thorougly. I'm really happy with their service, I suggest everyone to visit Smileworks, they're the best! 😉
Miki Csörgő
Miki Csörgő
13:32 26 May 24
I completely recommend Eduardo for braces, totally satisfied!! Thank you for helping me having a great smile!
maite guaillas
maite guaillas
17:41 22 May 24
Thank you Eduardo!... I had been wanting orthodontic treatment for some time and in April 2022 I decided to go ahead with Smileworks after a consultation with Eduardo.Before starting the Invisalign in August 2022 I had tooth extractions and a... filling replaced by Eduardo. The treatment and aftercare were brilliant and I felt reassured to be continuing with the Invisalign.The comprehensive Invisalign package is so so SO worth it for the refinements. I have had a number of refinements to perfect everything and I'm due to complete in October 2024. I have had traditional train track braces when I was a teenager and the Invisalign is so much better; it's comfortable to wear and good to see progress as you change trays each week... In the time I've had Invisalign, Eduardo and the Smileworks team (Kayleigh and Rebecca - thank you for amazing cleaning!), were really accommodating for me to have a short break from further Invisalign treatment whilst I had teeth whitening for my wedding! Treatment resumed swiftly after and I really appreciate that the team coordinated things for this to happen.Eduardo has always been professional, knowledgeable and always explains what the plans are. Very grateful for his expertise... If you're hesitating - don't! It will be the best investment in yourself ever! 🙂read more
Lucy H (Lucy)
Lucy H (Lucy)
10:51 18 May 24
Thanks to Dr. Eduardo my braces journey has been amazing. His exceptional care and expertise guided me to achieve not just straight teeth, but a perfect smile that I'm proud of. I am incredibly grateful for his dedication and would highly recommend... him to more
Nikesh Gauchan
Nikesh Gauchan
09:29 14 May 24
I saw Delia for a hygienist appointment. I received an exceptional treatment, she thoroughly explained what she was going to do and was gentle, but thorough all the way through. At the end of the session she explained how to use the interdental... brushes properly and gave me advice on how to maintain a good oral hygiene. I had had gum bleeds before the treatment and after they stopped straight away. I recommend her services wholeheartedly.I've just had an appointment with Eduardo and Martyn and I couldn't be happier. They fitted my braces with care and expertise while ensuring that I feel comfortable. While in the chair I was being informed about all the steps they are doing. I am looking forward to my orthodentic journey. Thank you, guys!read more
Réka Tolnai
Réka Tolnai
12:48 10 May 24
I had my braces fitted today by Eduardo and Shay, and I couldn’t be happier, they both made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process.I can not wait to see the end result.
Sharni Deakin
Sharni Deakin
18:37 30 Apr 24
Today I got my braces fitted by Dr Eduardo and Steph. It was a very pleasant experience and professional. He takes his time to explain everything in details and answered all my questions about braces. Highly recommended!
Eissa Hussain
Eissa Hussain
13:23 17 Apr 24
Brilliant experience getting my braces on today, felt so comfortable and the putting on process was great along with all the after brace care instructions! can’t thank Eduardo and Koren enough! 🙂
Kayde Burke
Kayde Burke
15:25 11 Apr 24
I just had my braces fitted by Eduardo and I couldn't be happier with the experience. Both Eduardo and Faye were incredibly thorough in explaining every step of the process, ensuring I felt comfortable and informed throughout. I highly recommend... their services to anyone considering orthodontic treatment. Thank you!read more
Nagy Henrietta
Nagy Henrietta
21:54 27 Mar 24
Eduardo did a great job, very thorough and a much better experience than a previous time I had braces, thanks!
Carrie Ryan
Carrie Ryan
11:24 21 Mar 24
Communication, patience and friendliness are the top 3 qualities I can think of for Eduardo who has been very helpful from the beginning with the braces treatment (ongoing).Highly recommend.
Mihai Nicolae Serbanica
Mihai Nicolae Serbanica
21:11 11 Feb 24
Had my braces off with Kayleigh and Shay, and my clean with Rebecca and Faye, and I would like to say they were all amazing and caring throughout my time at Smileworks. They made me feel at ease and I couldn't recommend the team more. 6/5 stars!... 100% recommend this dental practice and I'll be going to them from now more
Martyn Jones
Martyn Jones
16:15 02 Feb 24



There are also other clear braces options including white or clear fixed brackets.  These are available with Fastbraces® and other traditional orthodontic systems that we use here at Smileworks.



This is the difference between Invisalign® and clear braces.


invisalign invisible retainers


clear braces


What are Invisible braces?

Invisalign braces are clear retainers made from a technologically advanced material known as SmartTrack.  When you start Invisalign treatment you get a number of slightly different numbered retainers to wear.  The retainers work by moving your teeth a small amount by putting precision forces on them.


Once your teeth have moved into position you put the next one on and the process starts again.  Although the changes are only small they are precision engineered to move your teeth over time into the correct position determined by your Specialist Orthodontist.


In this case that’s our very own Laurence Masters.  Invisalign are alive with wonderful technology and your treatment incorporates cutting edge 3D digital dentistry, 3D printing and advanced materials science.  This and the fact that your braces are not only clear but removable is what makes Invisalign® one of the world’s most popular orthodontic treatments.
Patients will get a personalised ‘clin check’ which is a digital estimate of how your teeth will move over time that you can watch on screen.  This allows you predictability and peace of mind.


How Invisalign® works


Here’s an animation showing how your teeth will move during treatment.



Invisalign® vs fixed braces

Fixed braces are great.  They are great for serious orthodontic cases where there is lots of moving to be done.  Metal brackets are bonded to the teeth and connected by wires.  There is simply no better way to move teeth than this method and for this reason, metal brackets are wonderful.   Patients (typically adult braces patients) complain that fixed metal brackets make them feel self-conscious.  This can be more of a problem for some than others and is purely up to each patient.  There are also issues relating to orthodontic extractions.  Follow the link for more information on tooth removal as part of your orthodontic treatment.


Some people actually like having their braces on and enjoy the different colours, styles and fun you can have with fixed braces.  Other patients just want nobody to know they are wearing braces or their job or lifestyle makes fixed braces not an option.  You can get clear or ceramic brackets and clear wire for your fixed braces but this makes them slightly less conspicuous rather than invisible.


For many patients this is not enough and it involves extra investment from you because ceramic brackets are more expensive than metal ones.  Then there’s the food issue.  When patients wear fixed braces they can trap food and require more cleaning and looking after than clear retainers. As part of your treatment at Smileworks you’ll receive scale and polish appointments to maintain oral hygiene during treatment.


Many patients dislike eating with metal braces on and the fact that you can remove Invisalign® is a huge benefit.  Here at Smileworks we have had Invisalign® patients who are actors, lawyers or even people who don’t want their family to know they have braces on! But your reason for wanting a discreet option for your braces is up to you.  The majority of patients just don’t like the sound of braces – so Invisalign® is the obvious choice for them.


Is Invisalign® right for me?

Invisalign® can correct a whole host of orthodontic contraindications.  Here are some examples of the problems Invisalign® can fix.


An underbite can also be described as a reverse overjet and is where the lower front teeth (or jaw) protrudes relative to the upper front teeth or jaw. If you’d like to learn more about whether you have an overjet then read our article here about the Overjet.


underbite clear braces

This is where the bottom teeth overlap the top


If you’d like to learn more about the overbite and how this common malocclusion is caused then read our main article here: Overbite.

overbite braces
Where the top teeth overlap the bottom

Overly crowded

overcrowded teeth
Where the teeth do not have enough space in the jaw and appear crooked


braces for crossbte
Where the lower teeth bite outside the upper teeth.

Gappy Smile

braces for gappy smile
Where there is a tooth sized discrepancy because the teeth might be too small for the jaw

You can read in-depth articles about the above if you’d like a really deep understanding from our dentists and specialist orthodontists about these various dental classifications:


Overjet  |  Overbite  |  Overcrowded Teeth


It’s very important that your Invisalign® is carried out by an experienced Invisalign® provider.  You should be able to find your Invisalign® provider on the ‘Doc Locator’ on the Invisalign® website.  Here’s our very own Dr Laurence Masters on the Invisalign® website with details of his cases, experience and Smileworks contact details.


Dr Laurence is a specialist orthodontist and we wouldn’t recommend having treatment with a general dentist as the knowledge and results that a specialist can achieve are truly exceptional for broadly the same price. Treatment takes a little longer than conventional braces as the tooth movements are gradual.  You’ll expect to be in treatment for around 18 months to 2 years compared with some much faster treatments that can be completed in 6-9 months.


Patients who want the particular benefits of Invisalign will usually not mind that they are in treatment for slightly longer.  It’s very important that you wear your retainers though.  One of the downsides to Invisalign® is that patients who don’t wear them can be in treatment for much longer.  Your cosmetic dentist will advise precisely how long your clear braces treatment will take so you will have a good idea of the timescales.


What does the system look like?

The Invisalign® system is basically a number of clear plastic retainers.  Similar to whitening trays that you might get for your whitening procedures.  They are all slightly different but the differences between them won’t be visible to the untrained eye.


Invisible braces & clear retainers

What does Invisalign cost?

The cost of treatment depends on the severity of your case.  You’ll need to come along for a consultation where Dr Laurence will be able to measure the severity of your orthodontic conditions.  So when patients ask the question, ‘how much does Invisalign cost’, we will typically tell them ‘it depends’.  This can be frustrating.  However,  there’s no way of telling with precision until you’ve been seen by the orthodontist.


The cost of Invisible braces at Smileworks starts from £4,000 – but can be more for complex cases.  This is a little more than some of our other braces systems but the technology and advanced systems involved cost more.


One example of this technology is the ‘clincheck’.  This is where cad/cam images of your mouth are taken and sent to the Invisalign® laboratories.  They feed this information into a computer that models precisely how your teeth will move in an animation over time.  This also involves a smile assessment and precise details of the time and movement that you will experience.  The computerised models are also used to 3D print your clear retainers.  This process is cutting edge – and reflected in the Invisalign prices.


Here at Smileworks we see no point in giving people beautiful straight teeth if they might not be as white as our patients like.  So we give you plenty Whitening gel syringes to create a straight and white smile.  Simply squeeze the enlighten gel directly in your Invisalign retainers.  The cost of Enlighten is usually £600 but is a complementary gift from all of us here at Smileworks for our Invisalign® patients.

Invisalign on finance

Like all our braces treatments, Invisalign® is available on finance. Below is an outline of what you can expect with from Medenta Finance, our finance partner.


Treatment Cost£4,000
Deposit Payment£400
Loan Amount £3,600
6 month 0% Option with 9.9% apr over 60 months


Who should do your Invisalign® treatment?

Invisalign® is a treatment that can be carried out by a general dentist or an Orthodontist. A general dentist is just a dentist who has gone on an Invisalign course and been shown the basics of the system. Because the system is largely automated, a deep knowledge of orthodontics is not required. This is why general dentists can do this type of treatment.


However, at Smileworks we have a specialist Orthodontist, Dr Laurence Masters. He loves Invisalign and can get truly superb results. He is significantly better qualified and more experienced than general dentists and supervises some of our dentists cases to make sure they are of an extremely high standard. Click on Laurence’s picture to read more about his superb qualifications.

Dr Laurence Masters - Specialist Orthodontist


At Smileworks you can have Dr Laurence as your Invisalign dentist for the same price as a general dentist. We believe that everyone should have access to the supreme levels of expertise that exist in the industry. Go to pretty much any other private dentist in Liverpool and you’ll get treated by a general dentist.


What factors affect the cost of treatment®?

Invisalign prices are pretty stable up and down the UK with costs being dependent on how much teeth straightening your orthodontist and the Invisalign® system has to do. To compare prices in your region you can find practitioners using the Invisalign DocLocator tool here.


Simple cases are less expensive whereas more complicated straightening can cost more. This is simply because as well as the price of the materials, we have to pay our orthodontists. So it makes sense that longer and more complicated cases will cost more money.


It also matters what type of dentist or orthodontist you want to be treated by, how straight forward you want the process to be and how enjoyable you want the experience to be. Here at Smileworks we take results very seriously and also have a practice designed with your comfort in mind. Take a look at some of our patient testimonials to get a feel for the type of practice we are. To give you an idea of some of the different Invisalign prices, take a look at the prices compared:

Practice Orthodontist?
Graham Tinkler (Leading London Dentist)NO£3,750
Ollie and Darsh (Local Liverpool Dentists)NO£4,000
Harley Dental Studio (Leading London Dentists)NO£4,000
Smileworks (Liverpool Orthodontist)YES£4,000


Generally, Invisalign cases will cost £4,000 for a typical case. However, there is an option called ‘Invisalign light’ which is for very straight forward cases and starts from £3,500 for both arches. This is why many companies say that their Invisalign is ‘from £3,500 whereas for most patients it’s at least £4,000.


What are the different types of invisible braces?

Here’s a table explaining all the types of invisible or discreet braces. Our dentists and orthodontists here at Smileworks have rated them in order of how discreet they are, time in treatment and prices. Hopefully this should help you make your decision.


Invisible Braces Systems Compared by price, time and invisibility

Removable Y/NHow Discreet (1-5)Treatment TimePrice Range
Incognito® Braces N5 - completely invisibleModerately fast (12-24 months)£5,000-£8,000
Invisalign® BracesY4 - discreetModerately fast (6-12 months)£3,000-£4,500
Clear Braces (ceramic brackets)N3 - Discreet but noticeable on photos and close upDependent on case (6-24 months)£2,500-£4,700
Inman Aligners
Y2 - Not as noticeable as metal braces but easy to see. Fast (3-5 months)£1899
Metal BracesN1 - Everybody will know you've got braces on. Dependent on case (6-24 months)£2,875-£4,485


Is Invisalign® safe?

Invisalign is extremely safe.  It has been used in almost every country in the world on millions of adults and teens since the 90’s.  The retainers may feel tight at times (especially if you forget to wear them) but the discomfort is short lived.  Patients rarely complain of pain or discomfort with removable retainers.  One main reason for this is that you can take them out if they cause you discomfort.  Metal fixed braces are more uncomfortable than removable retainers or clear braces generally.



The procedure from start to finish

Firstly you’ll need to make an appointment at Smileworks for a braces assessment.  The best way to do this is call us on 0151 236 5166 .  When you come in your orthodontist, Dr Laurence Masters will assess your case.  He then presents you with a treatment plan outlining the price and a rough estimate of costs to within £500.  Then we take impressions or moulds of your teeth and send them to Invisalign® to be scanned into their software programs.  They then send back your clincheck and you’ll be able to watch it on the screen at your first second appointment.  Your retainers will arrive shortly after and you can begin your treatment.


You’ll have your progress reviewed every few weeks by your orthodontist to make sure that things are going to plan.  Then when your teeth have moved into the position we want you’ll get your bleaching gels and be able to start whitening.  Both our dentists and Orthodontists at Smileworks love braces and love Invisalign®.  That said, we’re not a one-trick pony – you know those dental practices who just do or two types of braces.  Your braces type will be determined by what’s the best system for you so you can start living a life of confidence, happiness and success with your beautiful new smile.


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