How Invisalign Works: The Science Behind Clear Aligners


In recent years, Invisalign has revolutionised orthodontic treatment, offering a discreet and effective way to straighten teeth. The popularity of Invisalign is on the rise, and for a good reason. But have you ever wondered how Invisalign works its magic to transform smiles? In this blog, we will delve into the science behind clear aligners and explore how The Welbeck Clinic, London’s leading cosmetic dentists, can help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

Invisalign is a modern approach to straightening teeth that relies on cutting-edge technology and science. The process begins with a consultation with our expert team at The Welbeck Clinic. We’ll assess your dental needs and determine if Invisalign is the right choice for you.

3D Scanning: The Invisalign journey kicks off with a 3D digital scan of your teeth. This advanced technology allows us to create a precise, 3D model of your mouth. Unlike traditional impressions, this method is comfortable, quick, and incredibly accurate.

Customised Treatment Plan: Once we have your digital impressions, our skilled cosmetic dentists, including Dr Rogieh Ilaty and Dr Nick Jahany, work to create a tailored Invisalign London treatment plan. The digital model enables us to show you the potential results of your Invisalign treatment, even before you start.

Aligner Fabrication: Based on your personalised treatment plan, a series of custom aligners are fabricated using state-of-the-art technology. These aligners are designed to gradually shift your teeth into their desired positions.

The Science Behind Clear Aligners

Invisalign aligners are made from a specialised thermoplastic material that’s both comfortable to wear and virtually invisible. The science behind their effectiveness lies in their ability to exert controlled, gentle pressure on your teeth. Here’s how it works:

Controlled Force Application: Each set of aligners is worn for about one to two weeks, after which you move on to the next set. As you progress through your aligner series, your teeth will gradually shift. This controlled application of force ensures that the roots of your teeth are moved safely and precisely.

Remodelling Bone: The pressure exerted by the aligners encourages bone remodelling. As your teeth move, bone cells break down in front of the moving tooth and build up behind it, effectively supporting the new tooth position.

Predictable Results: Thanks to cutting-edge technology, we can predict the exact movements of your teeth during each stage of treatment. This predictability is one of the key advantages of Invisalign.

Invisalign offers several advantages over traditional braces. The most notable benefit is that the aligners are virtually invisible, making them an excellent choice for those who prefer a discreet orthodontic solution. They are also removable, which means you can enjoy your favourite foods without restrictions and maintain optimal oral hygiene.

Invisalign’s science-backed approach to teeth straightening has made it a top choice for those seeking a smile transformation without the hassle of traditional braces. At The Welbeck Clinic, our experienced cosmetic dentists, led by Dr. Nick Jahany, can help you achieve the smile of your dreams with Invisalign London treatment. If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us at 020 7486 8100 for a free 30-minute consultation call. Discover how the science behind clear aligners can work wonders for your smile, and take the first step towards a more confident, beautifully aligned set of teeth.