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Invisalign facts from our dentist

Are you eager to have straighter teeth as an adult and are curious about Invisalign aligners?

At Byfleet Dental Boutique, our dentist in West Byfleet has helped many of our patients get the straighter smile that they have always wanted using Invisalign aligners and, assuming you are suitable, they can help you too!


In this brief introduction, our dentist in West Byfleet provides 5 interesting facts about Invisalign that you may not know, so you can learn more about this clear aligner. Enjoy!


Fact 1- The inventor wore metal braces


While you cannot fault the track record of standard metal or orthodontic braces, the reason Invisalign was created was due in part to their inconvenience.


The creator of Invisalign, Zia Chisti, was an adult orthodontic patient and found standard braces difficult to manage.


Fact 2- You need to wear them for 22 hours a day


Invisalign is a removable aligner and when you are eating or drinking tea or coffee (or any drink besides cold water), you need to take them out, as well as when you are brushing your teeth.

And in order for these aligners to work correctly, you need to wear them for a minimum of 22 hours a day, or as directed by our dentist in West Byfleet.


If you do not keep the aligners in, you may suffer from reversion, which is where your teeth move back to their previous positions or fall out of alignment.


Fact 3- They are popular among celebrities


Worried that wearing it for 22 hours a day will become tiresome?


Well, when you choose Invisalign aligners, you will be in good company! Many celebrities have used Invisalign to straighten their smiles discreetly and without impacting their busy schedule. Some of the most popular celebrities include Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber and Serena Williams.

And they all have smiles that turn heads, and you could too!


Fact 4- You can send our team selfies


When you begin treatment with Invisalign, our team will discuss the associated app with you.

The app is downloadable to smartphones and allows you to send our team selfies once a week. This isn’t all about just showing off your teeth, however. The photos will be analysed by our team, allowing us to assess if the aligners are working and whether you need to attend our surgery for an appointment.


It is worth noting that whilst fun, the selfies are not a substitute for the standard check while wearing the aligner, and you will need to see our team on average every 6-8 weeks.


Fact 5- They require specialist training


In much the same way as a regular brace requires the orthodontist or dentist to have additional training, Invisalign requires some extra qualifications too.


When you are looking for an Invisalign provider, it is important that you check their qualifications and training, and be sure to ask to see their portfolio.


At our dental boutique, our orthodontics team have the experience and training to use Invisalign aligners and can assure you that when you choose us to oversee your realignment, you will be in good hands.