Invisalign is the perfect solution for anyone looking to straighten their smile discreetly. Unlike traditional braces, these clear aligners are easy to fit and almost completely invisible. If you are considering Invisalign to improve your own smile, we have put together this ultimate guide, jam-packed with everything you need to know about clear aligners.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a cutting-edge teeth straightening method that has grown in popularity over recent years. Invisalign braces are made from medical-grade, thermoplastic polymers. This clear and flexible plastic can be easily formed into custom made aligners. The transparent braces allow you to straighten your smile and improve the position of your teeth without any embarrassment or more invasive treatment being required.

With Invisalign, you can transform your smile in as little as six months. The clear aligners are removable and easy to keep clean. At Forestside, we offer Invisalign to our patients across Hampshire and the New Forest. If you would like to find out more, don’t hesitate to contact our team today.

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Factors To Consider

Invisalign braces have many benefits, but they may not be the best option for everyone. The Forestside team are here to discuss this treatment with you, but here are some key factors to consider before committing to Invisalign:

Are you eligible? - Invisalign clear aligners are a fantastic way to improve your smile, but they are not suitable for everyone. If you have large gaps in your teeth or a severe overbite, Invisalign aligners are unlikely to be able to provide the results you are looking for. It is important that you discuss your expectations with your dentist so that they can recommend the best treatment for your needs.

Can you afford it? - At Forestside, we offer free consultations and provide you with the opportunity to discuss Invisalign treatment with our dentists without spending a penny. However, if you choose to go ahead, you can expect to pay thousands of pounds for your new smile. Our Invisalign plans start at £3250. Clear aligners are an investment in your future smile and dental health, and the results are worth every penny, but it is important to consider the costs before committing to this treatment.

Can you follow a plan? - The success of your Invisalign treatment will depend on how well you stick to the bespoke plan developed by your dentist. Clear aligners need to be worn for 20 - 22 hours a day, and you will need to switch to the next set of transparent braces approximately every 2 weeks. Your aligners will need to be removed when you are eating, and you will need to sleep with your Invisalign in to ensure the best results.

Pros & Cons of Invisalign

As with all dental treatments, Invisalign has its pros and cons. While these clear plastic braces have transformed millions of smiles worldwide, they are not the best option for everyone. If you are considering Invisalign treatment, here are the pros and cons:


  • Removable - making it easy to brush and floss teeth
  • Easy to clean
  • Made from comfortable, flexible plastic
  • Pain free
  • Invasive treatment is not needed
  • Bespoke, custom-made aligners
  • Tailor made treatment plan with regular checkups
  • Discreet teeth straightening method


  • More expensive than traditional braces
  • Has to be removed when eating and drinking
  • May not be suitable for complex dental issues
  • The plan must be followed exactly to achieve the best results

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The Invisalign Process

For eligible patients, Invisalign is a great way to transform your smile in 2024. At Forestside, our expert dentists follow a thorough treatment process, ensuring you receive the best service possible.

If you choose Forestside to enhance your smile this year, here is what you can expect from our process:

Step 1 - Attend a free Invisalign consultation. We will discuss your hopes for the treatment and determine whether clear aligners are the best option for you. If Invisalign isn’t going to give you the results you hope for, we can recommend alternative cosmetic dentistry treatments.

Step 2 - Next, we will perform X-rays and 2D and 3D scans to develop your bespoke treatment plan. These scans will give us a clear picture of your mouth and allow us to form an accurate image of what your teeth will look like following your Invisalign treatment.

Step 3 - Your bespoke clear aligners will be made using 3D printing and cutting edge technology. You will receive your Invisalign braces and your bespoke treatment plan. You will need to wear your aligners for 20 - 22 hours a day. Your plan will include several sets of aligners, and these will need to be changed every 1 - 2 weeks. To prevent bacteria build-up and staining, you will need to remove your invisible braces when eating and drinking.

Step 4 - During your Invisalign journey, you will attend regular checkups every 4 - 6 weeks. These regular appointments will allow us to monitor your progress and ensure the treatment is continuing to go according to plan. Once you reach the end of your Invisalign treatment, you will have a brand new smile and will be encouraged to wear a retainer to keep your teeth looking their best.

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Transform Your Smile With Invisalign at Forestside Dental

We bring Invisalign clear aligners to residents in Southampton, Bassett, the New Forest and across Hampshire. Our state-of-the-art private practice, accredited by QPS, is based in Dibden Purlieu, and our expert dentists provide outstanding customer service.

If you want to transform your smile with Invisalign in 2024, don't hesitate to get in touch. You can contact our team by filling out our online contact form or calling 023 8087 9088. Alternatively, book your Invisalign consultations today! We look forward to creating your dream smile this year.

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