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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
4.9
Based on 1044 reviews
I would like to thank Eduardo, Delia, and Lucy for making my experience of getting braces and extractions comfortable and very easy. I was nervous at first but they were great at reassuring me and explaining the process which helped a lot.I would... definitely recommend Smileworks for anyone looking for any dental work in the future.Thank you guys! 💙read more
Sydney Beard
Sydney Beard
13:30 27 May 22
That was a pleasure to spent some time in the Smileworks today. Thank you Dr Eduardo and Milena for such a nice time and good job you have done to me. I’ve got new braces 🤩 The staff is always smiling and friendly. I highly recommend the... place.read more
Z S
Z S
17:09 24 May 22
I've just had my braces fitted by Eduardo and Savannah and can't recommend them enough. They made the process much easier than the last time I had braces and made sure I knew everything I needed to before I left. Definitely a great choice if you're... looking to get braces yourself, I think it all was just about as quick and painless as it can be.read more
Michael Lyons
Michael Lyons
17:38 11 May 22
I'm about halfway through my treatment, Eduardo is still on with my fixed braces. I have them checked every 6-8 weeks. He says the progress is good. So i hope by the winter I will be able to have my front teeth capped and veneered and my new... implant done, and that my smile will be great. Eduardo is very nice, puts me at ease, and I have faith in him. He suggested my going to see Zowie the hygienist - shes also nice, to have my teeth cleaned because of staining, and that can't come round a day too soon!read more
Pauline Lea
Pauline Lea
07:59 29 Apr 22
Dentist dodgers, these guys have you covered! Eduardo and Ashleigh put me at complete ease with my braces fitting and the process went so smoothly. My hygiene appointments with Emma and Zoe were brilliantly done as well. Professional, insightful and... personable all-round. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend! Looking forward to the end result 🙂read more
Mike
Mike
17:23 27 Apr 22
I had my braces fitted on Thursday by Dr Eduardo, I am very pleased with them. Can highly recommend very professional from start to finish. Andrea was lovely and help Dr Eduardo with the process. I left felling well informed on aftercare treatment.... Excellent serviceread more
Dawn Harrison
Dawn Harrison
09:56 25 Apr 22
I found smileworks online and emailed the practise and initially wanted composite veneers, I was advised based on the photos I had sent of my teeth that braces would be the best option for my case, Eduardo was the orthodontist I dealt with and he... has done a fantastic job and greatly surpassed even my high expectations! I then dealt with Rebecca regards dental hygiene appointments and composite edge bonding on my 2 front teeth and she also advised further Teeth whitening treatments as I wanted a whiter smile, the work and advice she gave for my case was also exceptional! Every dealing with all members of the smileworks team have been extremely polite, professional and welcoming. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for my dental treatment, they have all done an amazing job and I couldn’t be happier with my new smile.read more
Louis Claybrook
Louis Claybrook
09:52 21 Apr 22
Rebecca and Nikola are awesome! First time I've ever had braces and I was so nervous but they made me feel completely at ease, were very quick and thorough and it was completely painless. I'm so happy with the braces too you can hardly notice them!... Thanks so much girls!read more
Natasha Taliadoros
Natasha Taliadoros
16:18 08 Apr 22
Had braces for just over a year with Smileworks, fitted and attended to by Eduardo and his team. He was very thorough and considered, and the result is just about as perfect as I could have asked for with the teeth all moving perfectly to be plan. ... Very happy and highly recommended.read more
Can Ibrahim
Can Ibrahim
19:15 27 Mar 22
I recently had my treatment for braces completed. I was told it would take 6 to 9 months and I'm happy to say it only took 7months. More importantly, I could not be happier with the results! The staff have been super accommodating and I would like... to give a special thanks to Dr Eduardo who made the whole process fly by. He was always reassuring and transparent with the process which made me feel comfortable throughout the entire journey. No regrets at all and definitely has put a smile on my face that I'm proud of.read more
Jack Cheung
Jack Cheung
17:53 08 Mar 22
My continued treatment here for my braces is nothing but exceptional 💯I have only had them on for 6 months and already cant believe the difference.The whole team always go above and beyond in their work aswel..they have actually made going... to the dentist enjoyable! The best compliment I could give 😄read more
Sarah
Sarah
19:59 06 Mar 22
Would always recommend and wouldn't go to any other dentist.I have been going to smileworks for a few years now and had various treatments - whitening, braces, tooth implant, bonding and lip fillers.I attended yesterday for a regular clean with... Paula and Jess. As always my teeth are sparkling, the service was amazing, Paula and Jess were friendly, professional and made me feel at ease. Thank you Paula and Jess, see you soon xread more
susan skarratts
susan skarratts
09:49 06 Mar 22
I have recently had braces fitted and teeth extracted by Dr Eduardo and Ashleigh. The experience was great and I felt very relaxed. The whole process was explained to me beforehand by Dr Eduardo and I felt less anxious. I felt at ease during the... brace fitting as both Dr Eduardo and Ashleigh were checking to see if I was okay. The tooth extraction went smoothly and was over before I knew it. Once the braces were fitted, Dr Eduardo explained the aftercare and what to expect with braces. I can't thank Dr Eduardo and Ashleigh enough and would highly recommend Smileworks.read more
Lydia Maher
Lydia Maher
15:12 05 Mar 22
I had composite veneers and bonding yesterday on my top front teeth with the fabulous Paula and Savanna. Thank you for making feel at ease as I was nervous but excited at the same time to be receiving my new teeth/smile. They look amazing thank you... so much, I can smile again now without hiding my teeth! 😍 My composites were fitted following Invisalign braces to straighten teeth first and whitening. Whole experience has been amazing, can’t thank you enough. The whole team are so welcoming and friendly.read more
Alicia Cavanagh
Alicia Cavanagh
10:30 04 Mar 22
Can't praise Dr Eduardo and the team enough for the treatment I have had over the last 15 months. Really professional and thorough - he's done an amazing job as I never thought I could have straight teeth! If you're thinking of having braces I'd... really recommend going to Smileworks. Thank you very much for making my dream a reality.read more
Phil Browne
Phil Browne
20:09 02 Mar 22
Had my braces fitted today by Eduardo and ashleigh. Was a great experience and felt very relaxed through out. I would highly recommend Smileworks they have been brilliant
Hanna Fairbrother
Hanna Fairbrother
16:50 01 Mar 22
Dr Edwardo & Ashleigh are doing an amazing job with my daughter Jess. The process for braces through them is personalised, thorough and professional. I would highly recommend the team at Smileworks & definitely Dr Edwardo and Ashleigh for their kind... nature. Brilliant! Xxread more
Louise wright
Louise wright
14:01 15 Feb 22
I have just had my fixed braces removed after wearing them for just over a year. I am extremely happy with the results. Dr Edwardo is fantastic at what he does, paying close attention to detail and explained the whole process throughout my... treatment. The whole team at Smileworks are always very friendly and welcoming 🙂 Thank you!read more
kaziah Butler
kaziah Butler
15:07 28 Jan 22
I have just recently had my braces fitted here. The whole team (especially Dr Eduardo and Nicola) have been lovely, so friendly, very helpful and put me at ease through the whole process. Dr Eduardo in particular is always happy to take the time to... talk through the options or procedure before it begins so I know exactly what is happening. I am very happy so far with my care and excited to see the results.read more
Beth Atkinson
Beth Atkinson
15:36 27 Jan 22
Really recommend Eduardo and his assistant Ashleigh. Had my braces fitted and 3 teeth taken out. Went quick and painless thanks guys
Krzysztof Lukacz
Krzysztof Lukacz
07:12 22 Nov 21
I have just had braces fitted on Wednesday by Dr Eduardo and Nikola. The experience was great. It was painless and I was made to feel very comfortable and relaxed. Once I’d had the braces fitted Dr Eduardo went through all the aftercare with me.... When I mentioned how the braces were feeling at the back of my mouth, where I needed small blocks fitting, Dr Eduardo called Nikola back in the room and investigated my comment and altered the height of the blocks slightly. Great attention to detail and professionalism. Looking forward to the results!read more
Robert Wolseley
Robert Wolseley
00:16 12 Nov 21
I enjoyed my time getting my braces fitted this morning by Eduardo and Ashleigh. They made me feel comfortable and we had a laugh at the same time. Eduardo explained the treatment thoroughly and I’m excited for my future smile
Connor McGoochan
Connor McGoochan
13:33 26 Oct 21
I had my brace fitting today with Dr Eduardo and Nikola who were both really good at making me feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the appointment. Eduardo explained everything thoroughly and gave me lots of advice on how to keep my braces... clean. I am so happy I chose smileworks as all the staff here are so friendly and welcoming, I am looking forward to my next appointment.read more
Katie H
Katie H
19:56 21 Oct 21
I went few months ago to ask about braces, I have started the process and today I finally got the braces! I was always worried and scared..postpone it all the time..but when I went to smilework I felt like at home. Doctor Eduardo and Nikola were so... patient with me and they even put my favourite music during the braces fitting..it seems a small thing but I felt amazing and so relaxed! A special thanks to all smilework team! Looking forward to seeing my perfect smile in few months! Highly recommended 🙂read more
Caterina Donato
Caterina Donato
16:02 08 Oct 21

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

Underbite

 

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

 

Overbite

 

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

 

 

Crossbite

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
£3600.00
6 month 0% Option with 9.9% apr over 60 months
£75.60pm

 

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:

Practice Orthodontist?  
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® 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)£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.

 

Take a look at some of our videos to get a better idea about what it’s like at Smileworks or just fill in the form below for an immediate call-back from our front of house team.

 

 

 

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