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Understanding the Invisalign Process: From Consultation to Perfect Smile

Understanding the Invisalign Process: From Consultation to Perfect Smile

Embarking on a journey to enhance your smile is an exciting decision, one that can impact your life in countless positive ways. At Crowborough Gentle Dental Practice in East Sussex, we’re here to guide you through this journey. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of Invisalign, a cutting-edge orthodontic treatment that is making waves in dental healthcare.

Understanding Invisalign

Invisalign, as the name suggests, is an innovative treatment designed to invisibly align your teeth. It utilizes a series of clear, removable aligners tailored to fit your mouth, providing a comfortable and almost unnoticeable alternative to traditional metal braces. Ideal for correcting a range of dental malocclusions, Invisalign boasts the unique ability to straighten your teeth without disrupting your lifestyle.

Consultation and Assessment

Your journey towards a captivating smile begins with an initial consultation at Crowborough Gentle Dental Practice. Our experienced dental professionals will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your oral health to determine your eligibility for Invisalign treatment. During this consultation, we utilize state-of-the-art Itero scanning technology to create a 3D model of your teeth, which allows us to accurately diagnose your orthodontic condition and strategize an effective treatment plan.

Creating the Personalized Invisalign Plan

Post-consultation, we leverage the 3D model to create a personalized Invisalign treatment plan. This process involves mapping out the exact movements your teeth need to make to achieve the desired alignment. The plan is designed to cater to your unique dental needs, promising an end-result that complements your facial structure. Moreover, you’ll have a chance to visualize your treatment outcome even before it commences, thanks to our advanced simulation tools.

Receiving Your First Set of Aligners

Upon finalizing your personalized treatment plan, we will craft your first set of Invisalign aligners. Made from patented SmartTrack material, these aligners are comfortable and easy to wear, causing minimal interference in your day-to-day activities. Upon receiving your aligners, we will instruct you on how to wear and care for them, ensuring your comfort and the effectiveness of your treatment. At Crowborough Gentle Dental, we remain by your side at every step of your Invisalign journey, providing continuous support and guidance.

Regular Check-ups and Progress Tracking

Periodic check-ups are a crucial part of your Invisalign treatment. Typically scheduled every 6-8 weeks, these appointments allow us to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. Using the Itero scanner, we track the movement of your teeth, ensuring they are shifting as predicted and that you’re on track towards your perfect smile.

Transition to New Sets of Aligners

Every couple of weeks, you’ll transition to a new set of aligners that will gradually guide your teeth into their ideal positions. Each aligner set is meticulously crafted to fit your teeth at each stage of the treatment, exerting the right amount of pressure at the right places. This systematic and controlled movement of teeth results in an effective and comfortable treatment experience.

Maintaining Your Perfect Smile

Upon completion of your Invisalign treatment, we’ll help you maintain your newly acquired perfect smile. This often involves the use of Vivera retainers that prevent your teeth from gradually shifting back to their pre-treatment positions. Like Invisalign aligners, these retainers are clear, custom-made, and removable, offering continued discretion while preserving your smile.


The path to your dream smile can be smooth and comfortable with Invisalign treatment at Crowborough Gentle Dental Practice. Our experienced team, led by Dr Shrikant Kulkarni and our Practice Manager Shiva, are dedicated to providing an excellent, patient-centric experience. We’ve transformed over 1,200 smiles with Invisalign and our commitment to creating confident smiles has earned us the accolade of “Highly Commended Best Practice of the Year.”

Notably, we understand that quality Invisalign treatment is an investment. To ensure that our superior patient care is accessible to everyone, we offer a variety of flexible payment plans and financing options. Starting at just £74.90 a month with no hidden charges, our Invisalign package includes a host of benefits, such as a free initial consultation worth £95, free 3D teeth scan (Itero scan) worth £150, free three pairs of Viera retainers worth £600, and free teeth whitening worth £395.

(Please note that the prices mentioned in this blog post are applicable as of June 2023 and may be subject to change.)


Moreover, the transparency in our services extends beyond the financial aspects. We value your participation in your smile transformation journey and welcome your input at every step of the process. With our personalized care and leading-edge technologies, we aim to make your experience as comfortable and satisfying as possible.

Invisalign has revolutionized orthodontic treatment, providing an effective and aesthetic solution to a range of dental alignment issues. It’s a lifestyle-friendly solution that allows you to eat the foods you love, maintain oral hygiene with ease, and continue living life without interruptions.

If you’re contemplating embarking on your smile transformation journey, we invite you to book a free consultation at Crowborough Gentle Dental Practice. Let us guide you towards a future of radiant smiles and robust oral health.

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