Invisible braces: are they worth the hype?

If you’ve ever heard of Invisible braces Clapham, then you may be wondering whether or not they are worth considering to address the alignment issues of your smile. Typically, invisible braces are used for mild to moderate alignment issues, focusing on the front teeth that are visible to other people rather than the molars. In terms of allowing patients to feel more relaxed about wearing their appliance, the draw is obviously the promise of the braces being virtually invisible, rather than having visible metal braces, but also the fact that some of these treatments are removable too. The question is, are invisible braces worth the hype?


Invisalign is a clear aligner system that involves wearing the aligners over the teeth like a gum shield. The aligners can be made to the precise measurements of the patient’s mouth, thanks to the use of iTero technology to digitally scan the mouth. The scan can also be used to create a video of what the smile will look like by the end of the treatment, which is typically within 6 to 18 months of starting the Invisalign journey and is normally shorter than fixed braces.

There is a special range for young people called Invisalign Teen, and the brand claims on its website that it is ‘less painful than braces’. In fact, patients should feel comfortable when their aligners are worn. The aligners apply pressure to the teeth to move them into the desired positions. The aligners need to be changed every couple of weeks and should only take a day or two to get used to. The aligners may also be removed for a couple of hours a day, so you will be able to take them out before eating or drinking and cleaning your teeth. Invisalign is arguably very worth the hype!

Damon braces

teeth with braces

Damon braces are another option for those who do require fixed braces. It promises more comfort than traditional braces, and the smile arc created is cited as the ‘Damon smile’. This is a more discreet option than traditional braces because the brackets and wires can be enamel-coloured, making them far less noticeable to others when they are in your mouth. They are touted as delivering ‘gentle’ treatment to move the teeth into position for a broader and healthier smile. These results have been achieved for over 7 million patients, and the patented slide mechanism for the brackets allows more flexibility in the treatment as the wires can move freely as the teeth move, reducing discomfort for patients. This technology is unique to Damon and is certainly something to get excited about.


To learn about the options of invisible braces and whether or not they are the right treatment for you, book a consultation with a dentist offering these treatments and discuss your concerns about your smile. Your dentist will be able to examine your mouth and advise which would be suitable for you. You will be able to ask as many questions as you need to feel fully informed about the treatments available and decide whether they are worth the hype and the ones to go for. There are certainly a lot of other patients who have tried both Invisalign and Damon braces, so why not check out the invisible brace option that’s right for you?

Share this story:

Scroll to Top