What results can I expect after having Invisalign?

Written by: Dr Alga Zelda
Published: | Updated: 11/07/2024
Edited by: Karolyn Judge

Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners which straighten teeth gradually. Many patients choose it for its discreet appearance and convenience compared to traditional braces. Understanding the results you can expect from Invisalign is essential for making an informed decision, and highly-respected dental surgeon Dr Alga Zelda is here to tell us all about it.

Smiling man who has had Invisalign treatment

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign treatment involves wearing a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners that fit snugly over your teeth. These aligners are designed to apply gentle pressure to specific teeth, gradually moving them into the desired position. You will need to wear each set of aligners for about one to two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. The total duration of treatment varies depending on the complexity of your case but typically ranges from six to 18 months.



What are the expected results of Invisalign?

Improved teeth alignment

One of the primary goals of Invisalign is to improve the alignment of your teeth. This includes correcting issues such as:

  • Crowded teeth: Aligners can create space between crowded teeth, making them appear more uniform.
  • Gaps between teeth: Invisalign can close gaps, leading to a more even smile.
  • Overbite, underbite, and crossbite: The treatment can help correct bite issues, improving both function and appearance.


Enhanced aesthetic appearance

Invisalign can significantly enhance the aesthetic appearance of your smile. Straightening your teeth can lead to a more balanced and harmonious look, boosting your confidence and self-esteem. Since the aligners are clear, they are barely noticeable, allowing you to smile confidently throughout the treatment process.


Improved oral health

Straightening your teeth with Invisalign can have several positive impacts on your oral health:

  • Easier cleaning: Properly aligned teeth are easier to brush and floss, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.
  • Reduced wear and tear: Correcting bite issues can minimise excessive wear on certain teeth, preserving their health and function.
  • Better gum health: Straighter teeth can help prevent gum recession and other periodontal issues.


Comfort and convenience

Invisalign aligners are made from smooth, BPA-free plastic, which is generally more comfortable than traditional metal braces. There are no sharp brackets or wires that can cause irritation to your cheeks and gums. Additionally, the aligners are removable, allowing you to eat, drink, brush and floss with ease.


Minimal impact on daily life

Invisalign is designed to have minimal impact on your day-to-day. The aligners are nearly invisible, so most people won't even notice them. You can remove them for special occasions or important meetings, as long as you wear them for the recommended 20 to 22 hours per day.


Predictable results

Invisalign treatment involves the use of advanced 3D imaging technology to create a personalised treatment plan. This technology allows you to see a virtual representation of your teeth before, during, and after treatment, giving you a clear idea of the expected results. Your dentist or orthodontist will monitor your progress regularly to ensure the treatment is on track and make any necessary adjustments.


Invisalign can provide a range of benefits, from improved teeth alignment and aesthetic appearance to enhanced oral health and comfort. The results you can expect will depend on your individual case and the complexity of your orthodontic issues. Consulting with a qualified dentist or orthodontist is essential to determine if Invisalign is the right treatment for you and to understand the specific outcomes you can achieve. With proper use and adherence to the treatment plan, Invisalign can help you achieve a straighter, healthier and more confident smile.




Considering expert Invisalign treatment? Arrange a consultation with Dr Zelda via her Top Doctors profile.

By Dr Alga Zelda

Dr Alga Zelda is a highly experienced cosmetic dentist who specialises in Invisaligncomposite bonding and teeth whitening alongside cosmetic dentistrydental implants and smile design  . She privately practises at One To One Dental Clinic on Harley Street, London. 

With over 15 years of experience in the field, Dr Zelda offers a comprehensive range of treatments to enhance patients' smiles. She completed her initial dental training with a BDS from Karachi in 2005. She then furthered her qualifications with a Statutory Exam in the UK in 2016.

At One To One Dental Clinic, Dr Zelda's expertise extends to amalgamationbridges and composite fillings, alongside crownsorthodontics and veneers. Her dedication to cosmetic dentistry ensures that each patient receives tailored treatment to achieve their desired aesthetic outcomes.

Dr Zelda is passionate about transforming smiles and improving her patients' confidence. She combines her extensive knowledge and skills with the latest techniques in cosmetic dentistry to deliver high-quality results. 

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