Stage one

During the initial consultation here at United Dental Care, the dentist will check that the patient is a suitable candidate for the treatment and explain what the treatment involves and how long it will take.

Stage two

The dentist will then create a mould of the patient’s teeth and take images, which will be converted into 3D images. The images will be used to determine the treatment pathway and track the movement of the teeth over the course of the treatment.

Stage three

The plan and the images will then be used to manufacture the aligners at the invsalign laboratory in the USA.

Stage four

When the aligners have been manufactured, they will be sent back to the dentist and given to the patient. The dentist will check the fit and then the patient will start their treatment.


Stage five

The aligners must be worn for a minimum of 21 hours each day. Each aligner should be worn for two weeks and then replaced with the next aligner in the series.