Invisalign® Liverpool
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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.


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

Take a look at the video below to learn more about clear retainers and how they move the teeth:




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.


Having a brace to straighten my teeth and I can honestly say serve has been outstanding and my teeth are straightening... so quickly! I’d like to thank Eduardo for making me feel so relaxed (I get a little nervous!) along with Lacy, Emily, Paula, Kerry, Georgie and everyone else who has made it such a lovely experience 😆read more
Andi Culkin
Andi C.
21:47 11 Feb 20
After years of having hardly any eyebrows I recently decided to have semi permanent eyebrows done at Smileworks with... Hannah. I felt quite nervous at the first appointment but Hannah was so professional, took her time to explain the procedure and I was happy to go ahead. I felt really relaxed by the end and everything went well.I can honestly say I’m absolutely made up with my eyebrows now. It was a bit of a shock at first after having none for some time, but I love them.I have had loads of lovely comments too off people saying how great they look.I have one more top up appointment to go and I’m really looking forward to it and eventually to seeing the end results. I would definitely recommend Hannah to anyone, she done an amazing job on mine.Thanks so much again Hannah xread more
Alison H
Alison H
17:51 11 Feb 20
Had my eyebrows done by Hannah and they are nothing short of amazing! I’ve gone from having next to no eyebrows to... having eyebrows I could never even dream of! She was so professional throughout the experience and genuinely wanted the best for me and my brows! Cannot thank her enough! Already had people complimenting me on them and I will be sending everyone Hannah’s way! Xxxread more
Sian Wilson
Sian W.
18:54 07 Feb 20
I had to seek emergency help after an incident involving some super sticky toffee...Ismail and Georgie were incredibly... professional, quick and efficient. As a VERY anxious patient, this has been the easiest dentist trip ever. Thank you so much!read more
Ty Pike
Ty P.
09:20 02 Feb 20
Amazing place didn’t feel like a dentist. Really nice staff and a nice vibe from everybody. Were very helpful and... professional. Had an amazing experience with Paula and Nikola for my first check upread more
Tia Bernard
Tia B.
21:53 31 Jan 20
Simply the best, I can't recommend this dental practice highly enough, visited recently as a new patient requiring... treatment and the advice, welcome and professionalism is second to none. An extended thank you to Dr Ahmed, Lacy, Kerry and all the supporting staff who have been fantastic from the more
Alun Davies
Alun D.
14:13 30 Jan 20
I've never been so impressed with a dental practice before. All the staff are so friendly and helpful. The place is... very clean. I currently have braces fitted from Smileworks and have been seeing Eduardo and Emily for my follow-up appointments. The process has not been daunting at all and actually enjoyable to get my dental work done in such a friendly atmosphere. I'll be sticking with Smileworks as my regular dentist for the foreseeable more
Colin Goodman
Colin G.
13:05 29 Jan 20
First time coming to the surgery, I was made to feel at ease. I had followed my previous dentist (Clare) who had... already looked after me before, she instantly explained everything about Smileworks and how they work. After having my consultation with Clare and Tasmin, a dental plan was set up and a detailed explanation was given outlining what initial work needed to be done and a plan was set up.I would highly recommend there service if you are nervous about the more
Declan Hulme
Declan H.
10:50 22 Jan 20
I went to see Hannah for my top up microblading treatment yesterday. Hannah was very professional as always. She put... me at my ease and explained what she was doing throughout the treatment. She checked that I was comfortable throughout the treatment. Hannah has a lot of pride in and clearly enjoys her work and this shows in her treatment results. I am thrilled with my brows and will be back to see Hannah again for more more
Sally Bentley
Sally B.
17:09 19 Jan 20
I have had a fear of the dentist for a long time and was very anxious to go. I wanted to have a composite veneer and... whitening ready for my wedding. I booked an appointment for a consultation with the lovely Paula and I cannot thank her enough for putting me at ease throughout each visit. She has been professional, friendly and has done a wonderful job. I will definitely be back and can recommend smileworks to anyone who has a fear of the dentist . Thank you Paula for my new smile 🙂read more
Susan Woodcock
Susan W.
16:20 17 Jan 20
The staff here are always very helpful. I wouldn't go anywhere else for facial aesthetic or dental work. Dr MJ is... incredibly knowledgeable and I personally wouldn't use anyone else. I felt very well looked after and listened to. My outcome on both occasions has been nothing short of amazing. Would highly recommend. In very safe more
Michelle Barrow
Michelle B.
21:39 04 Jan 20
Who looks forward to going to the Dentist?... Since signing up with Smileworks...I certainly do!The experience is... literally second to none with a clever visual set up, including a waiting room which is designed as the interior of a plane... Random yet intriguing, and setting good first impressions of what is yet to come.I've been here now on a number of occasions and each time I am impressed with the exceptional service and professionalism of every team member. Zoe, my Dentist is warm and friendly, always making me feel at ease and happy to answer in depth any questions I have. I'm very happy with all the results I have gained since signing up with Smileworks and can not recommend this service enough!read more
Kirsty Maples
Kirsty M.
21:26 18 Dec 19
It was my first time visiting and had a brilliantly warm experience. The staff are very welcoming and professional, and... Dr MJ is fantastic at what she does. She’s a hoot! I highly recommend more
Kella Colton
Kella C.
22:34 17 Dec 19
My 1st visit here a month ago, such a professional experience from the staff at reception and of course and Dr MJ who... has done and absolutely amazing job on my lips.... I love them!! Would totally recommend to anyone thinking of having any kind of aesthetic more
15:18 13 Dec 19
Always a great experience from start to finish! All members of staff are friendly, helpful and professional, the... whole process is very easy. MJ is fantastic and always makes you feel at ease, she's very knowledgeable, personable, a good laugh and highly skilled. Highly recommended!read more
18:25 19 Nov 19
Great experience! MJ was calming, reassuring and knowledgeable, definitely put me at ease and guided me through my... procedure. Staff were always helpful and friendly. I would thoroughly recommend smile works for anyone, they will take care of you 100%!read more
Rosa Sun
Rosa S.
20:37 17 Nov 19
Recently had some aesthetic work with MJ. Consisted of fillers to mid and lower face, chin and lips . This woman is an... absolute genius. She really takes her time discussing your expectations and what you would like to achieve . She is highly professional and really good fun. I never felt rushed and the results are amazing...actually better than I’d hoped. She is a true artist .Discomfort during the procedures was minimum to none. The staff are friendly and make you feel at ease .I highly recommend this lovely lady.Thank you so muchread more
20:24 13 Nov 19
Highly recommended! Had my first pro facial with Hannah, she was lovely and professional. She talked me through each... step on my treatment. My skin is super lovely and clean! The whole team is fabulous and it's a wonderful environment. Thank you!read more
Mary .
Mary .
19:01 08 Nov 19
MJ is amazing and a big thank you to her. Her aesthetic work is second to none and she is extremely professional and is... willing to spend a lot of time making sure she does the best job. All the staff are exceptionally friendly and I would highly recommend more
Janet Clare
Janet C.
13:58 16 Oct 19
Had scale and polish today with Zoe and Georgie couldn’t be happier. They explained the procedure step by step and... continuously checking and making sure I was comfortable. My teeth looked noticeably whiter when they had finished this has never happened before at my previous dentist. I would definitely more
Denise Greenway
Denise G.
13:09 11 Oct 19
Had my eyebrows done today with Hannah they look amazing. Hannah had a real attention to detail and was a perfectionist... and also very friendly and professional the procedure didn’t hurt anywhere near what I had imagined. I have previously had dental work done at the practice with Patri and Eva. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming I wouldn’t go anywhere else more
lauren gates
lauren G.
19:09 09 Oct 19
Had lip fillers on Saturday by MJ and i love them! she made me feel so relaxed and comfortable, talking me through... everything and always asking was i okay. It was my first time so i was very nervous. She made me feel like i had nothing to worry about and it was over in no time! 🙂 Thanks again xxxread more
Amanda Samuel
Amanda S.
08:36 07 Oct 19
Finally gained the courage to get my eyebrows done. Was pretty nervous going but soon as I entered the room Hannah made... me feel so relaxed with her lovely personality. She took her time creating the perfect brow shape; she was professional, caring and an absolute perfectionist 😊 Can’t believe the difference my new brows have made to my face. Thank you so so so much!!! Leeanneread more
Leeanne Conteh
Leeanne C.
22:41 05 Oct 19
Smileworks have certainly put a smile on my ‘mysteriously youthful’ face!When you’re not getting any younger, and your... confidence needs a boost, this first class team of aesthetic art, work wonders in subtle ways. I’ve recently had my forehead smoothed and my lips very subtly filled to regain their shape from ten years ago! Smileworks captain’s outstanding skills are her ability to actually listen to you and then produce precise, awe inspiring results - FANTASTIC!!read more
17:19 25 Sep 19
Clare and Georgie were the dream team. They worked together to share ideas and find the best solution to fix my broken... tooth. I was treated with care and respect and am so pleased with the result. I have no hesitation in recommending smileworks and all the wonderful people I met there on Saturday. Thank you so muchread more
Marie Morgan
Marie M.
20:33 23 Sep 19



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 £3,000 – but can be closer to £4,500 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 £500 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 Chrysalis 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


Take a look at the price and finance calculator here and work out your monthly repayments:


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:

Graham Tinkler (Leading London Dentist)NO£3,000
Ollie and Darsh (Local Liverpool Dentists)NO£3,500
Harley Dental Studio (Leading London Dentists)NO£3,500
Smileworks (Liverpool Orthodontist)YES£3,000

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 £3,000. This is why many companies say that their Invisalign is ‘from £3,000 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® BracesN5 - 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)£1,300-£1,500
Metal BracesN1 - Everybody will know you've got braces on.Dependent on case (6-24 months)£2,200-£4,000

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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