Invisalign®: Your Top 10 Questions Answered

Today, we’re addressing a topic that has piqued the interest of many of our patients: Invisalign®. This innovative approach to straightening teeth has become increasingly popular, but we know you have questions. So, we sat down with our in-house orthodontist, Mr. S. Mojtaba Abdi-Oskouei, to provide clear, concise answers to your top 10 Invisalign questions.


1. What Is Invisalign and How Does It Work?

Invisalign is a modern teeth-straightening method that uses custom-made, clear plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth into the desired position. Unlike traditional braces, these aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing.

2. How Long Does the Treatment Take?

The duration varies from person to person, depending on the complexity of the dental issues. On average, treatment can last between 12 to 18 months, but you may start to see changes in just a few weeks.

3. Is Invisalign Painful?

Invisalign is generally less painful than traditional braces. Some patients may experience temporary discomfort for a few days at the beginning of each new stage of treatment when a new aligner is inserted. This is usually described as a feeling of pressure and is a sign that Invisalign is working.

4. Can Anyone Get Invisalign?

Invisalign is suitable for most teenagers and adults who want to straighten their teeth. However, it may not be the best option for more complex dental issues. A consultation with our orthodontist can determine if Invisalign is right for you.

5. How Often Do I Need to Wear My Aligners?

For optimal results, you should wear your Invisalign aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day. They should only be removed for eating, drinking anything other than water, brushing, and flossing.

6. Will Invisalign Affect My Speech?

Some people may have a slight lisp when they first start wearing Invisalign, but this typically disappears as you get used to the aligners.

7. How Do I Take Care of My Aligners?

Clean your aligners with a brush and lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water as it can warp the plastic. We also recommend using the Invisalign cleaning system to keep your aligners fresh and clear.

8. What Happens After Invisalign Treatment?

Just like with braces, you’ll need to use a retainer to maintain your new smile. Initially, you might need to wear it full-time, but then only at night.

9. How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

The cost of Invisalign is comparable to traditional braces and varies depending on the complexity of the case. We offer various payment plans to make it more affordable for our patients.

10. Why Choose Poppies Dental for Your Invisalign Treatment?

At Poppies Dental, we combine expertise with personalised care. Our orthodontist, Mr. S. Mojtaba Abdi-Oskouei, is experienced in Invisalign treatments and committed to achieving the best results for our patients. Plus, our friendly staff ensures your journey to a perfect smile is comfortable and convenient.


We hope this blog post has answered your questions about Invisalign. If you have more queries or are ready to take the first step towards a straighter smile, contact us today to book a consultation. Let’s transform your smile together at Poppies Dental!

9 July 2023
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Ian Hughes
8 June 2023
I've been going to poppies for years. Always see the same dentist, always friendly and professional. Reception staff are brilliant aswell.
Pat Frederick
Pat Frederick
23 March 2023
As an elderly lady with severe breathing problems and a pathological fear of dentists, I feared the worst when I needed to receive treatment. All my fears have been dissipated, the treatment I received (involving drill work) was painless, speedy and stress-free. My comfort was a major consideration at all times. I have many health issues (including deafness) and all attention was paid to factoring in these setbacks. The dentist was infinitely reassuring throughout and executed my drilling and filling with speed and efficacy. The nurses also could not have been more comforting and efficient. I can only say that such exemplary treatment has allayed my deep-seated fear of dental work. I can reiterate that I would recommend Poppies Dental to any and everybody, especially those with a phobia of dentists. Top marks to all involved.
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22 March 2023
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Alex Kearns
21 March 2023
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Taylor Robinson
Taylor Robinson
2 February 2023
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24 January 2023
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Sarah Willishughes
6 December 2022
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