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Invisible Braces Before
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Invisible Braces in London Before
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If you want to correct a crooked smile and discreetly align your teeth, our clear aligners at Smile Cliniq could be the solution you’re looking for. With braces having come a long way from the metal train tracks you may be familiar with, clear aligners are invisible braces that can provide impressive results for suitable patients.

As a specialist dentist in London, we can help transform your teeth and smile using a wide range of discreet solutions such as crystal clear aligners to the very best invisible braces in London.

By booking a consultation today, we can explore all the options available to you so that you can find the perfect brace for your smile and budget.

What Are Invisible Braces?

Invisible braces are an orthodontic treatment in which the patient wears a series of clear, removable aligners that straighten the teeth. Also known as clear aligners, they can also help to improve the bite as well as the overall aesthetic appearance of your teeth. For many years, people have wanted and looked for a discreet solution to correct their teeth as an alternative to traditional braces.

At Smile Cliniq, we are happy to provide this with invisible braces in London, UK, which will help to restore your smile confidence even whilst wearing them. As a leading cosmetic dentist, we can help assess your suitability and provide high-quality, long-term results.

Benefits of Invisible braces London over fixed braces:

  • They are clear – meaning they are much less noticeable when wearing
  • No cuts or abrasions – wires or brackets in traditional braces could cause minor discomfort, so clear aligners are more comfortable to wear with no cuts or abrasions experienced.
  • The aligners are removable – allowing you to eat, drink, brush and floss with freedom.

Disadvantages of invisible braces London over fixed braces:

  • Not suitable for severe misalignments – depending on the degree of your misalignment, clear aligners may not be able to provide the results you want, with other orthodontic treatments possibly recommended.
  • Not suitable for complex cases – if you have multiple issues with your teeth, you may require other treatment first before going ahead with invisible braces. 

Clear Aligner Treatment Use

To be a successful candidate for invisible braces London treatment, during your consultation we will assess your suitability for treatments. Clear aligners are ideal in the following circumstances:

  • Mild to moderate dental irregularities
  • Crowding which can be corrected with mild to moderate expansion of the dental arch
  • Crowding which can be corrected with reductions in tooth width (Inter-proximal reduction or slenderising 0.1-0.4mm)
  • Mild spacing
  • Aligners are most commonly used in cases needing alignment of teeth without extractions. 

What Types of Invisible Braces in London Are There?


Invisalign uses custom-made, clear aligners to gently align your teeth. They are virtually invisible, and you can remove them when you eat and drink. It’s one of the most popular invisible braces in London, UK, due to its convenience and stealth-like aligners.

The aligners from Invisalign are comfortable to wear, moving teeth gently into the correct alignment. The dentist will monitor the progress of your Invisalign treatment to ensure optimal orthodontic pressure is applied for beneficial results.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are attached behind your teeth, completely out of sight. Cast-gold brackets are custom-made to fit each tooth for maximum comfort and discreetness. Your invisible braces in London will be almost impossible to spot, even up close.

Lingual braces, or incognito braces, are used to correct severe orthodontic irregularities and bite issues. They give teeth a beautifully symmetrical look to enhance smiles in the same way as traditional braces, but without noticeable fixtures to the front of the teeth.

Ceramic Braces

Clear aligners and braces are just like traditional braces, but even more discreet. The metal brackets are swapped for clear, ceramic braces. No matter the shade of your teeth, your braces will blend into the background for a subtle alternative to classic train tracks.

Using Invisible Braces Instead of Generic Train Tracks

Invisible braces have proven to be effective in many patients worldwide, with clear aligner technology helping to straighten teeth that are crowded, rotated, tilted forward, or backwards using impressions (moulds) taken by the dentist. Custom-made clear aligners are then fabricated from the impressions, using scanning software that plans tooth movements in advance.

Consult your dentist – discuss orthodontic options with your dentist and decide on which system best suits your needs. Get a treatment plan with a full breakdown of the invisible braces cost in London.

Treatment planning – moulds of your upper and lower jaw are taken and they are the basis for planning the case and the fabrication of the aligners. Only then can the right treatment be provided.

Fabrication of the appliance – the clear aligners are precisely and individually fabricated in the laboratory, ready for fitting.

Treatment – during the wearing period, your dentist will review the treatment results regularly and will take new moulds from time to time for helping you reach an optimum result.

Costs – the costs of overall treatment will vary between individuals, but as a guide, you can expect to pay between £600 to £2500 for up to 15 aligners, and £3000 for 20 or more aligners.

Our specialist orthodontist will ensure that you receive the best option possible for the results you need. Our treatment coordinators will be there for you to inform you in detail of every step of the process. The first step is to book a consultation so we can fully assess and discuss your needs, so contact us today to find out more about the treatment as well as the invisible braces in London cost.

Clear Aligners FAQs

How much do invisible braces cost in London?

The costs will vary which is why a consultation is required to assess your treatment needs before proceeding with invisible braces. Below are some of the estimated costs of different types of braces available:

Lingual Braces – from £2500

Clear Aligners – from £600

Invisalign invisible braces London cost:

Full Invisalign – from £3500

Invisalign Lite – from £2750

i7 – from £1795

Invisalign Package Deal – from £3795

Do invisible braces in London hurt?

It isn’t painful to get invisible braces in London fitted, but you may experience slight discomfort when getting used to them. Sometimes it can leave your teeth feeling sore, so think of it as being similar to traditional orthodontic treatment. When you first get braces fitted, your teeth may feel uncomfortable given the pressure being exerted, but after a while, the uncomfortableness wears off.

How long do I have to wear invisible braces?

Many orthodontists will advise that clear aligners will take between 6 to 12 months or more to show results depending on your case. There is no one-size-fits-all approach for determining how long your treatment will last as every patient will have their own tooth alignment issues. During your individual consultation, we’ll advise you on what to expect with the results for you and how long this may take.

Do you wear Invisalign while you sleep?

Yes, you should only remove your Invisalign invisible braces in London when you eat, drink, or brush your teeth. The maximum amount of time a day that should be spent without wearing your brace is no longer than two hours.

From consultation to an optimum treatment therapy:

Consult your dentist. Discuss orthodontic options with your dentist, decide on which system best suits your needs.  Get a treatment plan with a full break down of costs.

Treatment planning. Moulds of your upper and lower jaw are taken and they are the basis for planning the case and the fabrication of the aligners.

Fabrication of the appliance. The aligners are precisely and individually fabricated in the laboratory.

Treatment. During the wearing period, your dentist will review the treatment results regularly and will take new moulds from time to time for reaching an optimum result.


Up to 15 Aligners from £600-£2500

20 + Aligners from £3000

An example of a Clear Aligner Treatment plan, giving estimated tooth movements, cosmetic result and any adjustments required (cost £150 for 1 arch £250 for 2 arches):

Estimation in changes of tooth position and tooth width after alignment

clear braces diagram

clear braces ipr contact

IPR per contact Composite Attachment Placement

Simulation of tooth movement

Clear braces before and after



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