Want to learn more Invisalign aligners? 5 FAQS answered by our team at Harley Street

When it comes to straightening your teeth as an adult, you will be happy to know there are a few options available.


If you have a more complex case of orthodontic misalignment, our team will usually recommend the standard orthodontic or metal brace. However, if your problems are more straightforward, such as gaps, overcrowding or overbites, then you may be suitable to try one of our clear or invisible braces.

As the names suggest, these braces and aligners are clear or invisible, making them more discreet and suitable for professionals and teenagers who may be self-conscious about their appearance. And if you come to Harley Street Dental Clinic, we can choose the brace or aligner for you.

At Harley Street Dental, we have helped numerous adults and teenagers get the straighter smiles they deserve using clear and invisible braces, such as Invisalign Harley Street. We will assess the complexity of your misalignment and will always aim to provide you with the most subtle brace that we have. Overseeing your care and guiding you every step of the way, your orthodontic treatment with us will help you to look and feel confident at all times.

Eager to educate yourself about Invisalign Harley Street? Here, our team answers your top 5 FAQS about this aligner for your information.

Is the aligner uncomfortable?

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a totally comfortable orthodontic treatment and, while Invisalign Harley Street is more comfortable than other aligners, you may notice a feeling of pressure when you change the aligners.

If you are worried about the level of discomfort you have when wearing your aligner, contact our team for an assessment.

How long will I need to wear it for?

Each day you will need to wear the brace for 22 hours to get the full effects.

In relation to treatment time itself, this can vary and could be anywhere from 3-9 months on average. If you have been deemed suitable for this invisible brace, our team will be able to predict how long you will need to wear it for during your initial consultation.

What happens if I lose an aligner?

If you lose one of your aligners, you will need to see our team promptly for a replacement aligner to be ordered.

Do not skip to the next aligner as this may alter the direction that your teeth move in!

How often will I need to see your dentist?

With invisible braces, you will need to see our team about every 6-8 weeks.

This aligner in particular also has a downloadable app, so you can send our team photos of your smile; this will allow us to assess whether you need to see us promptly, or if we can delay your visit to our surgery.

Will I need a retainer afterwards?

With all braces and aligners, you will need to wear a retainer afterwards.

This is to prevent your teeth from moving back into their former positions, undoing the work of the brace.