Invisalign aligners are the most popular removable teeth straightening system in the world.

We are happy to provide our patients with Invisalign treatment at Barron Dental, Edinburgh. One of our dentists will happily see you for a INITIAL CONSULTATION and FREE TEETH WHITENING after your Invisalign treatment is completed.

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The questions and answers below should give you a good insight into Invisalign and how we help you achieve that smile you are looking for.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment is a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth. Using advanced 3D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign shows the complete treatment plan based on an individuals prescription provided at our Edinburgh practice, from the initial position of the teeth towards the final desired position, then a series of clear aligners are custom-made to move the teeth little by little.

Each aligner is worn for one week before being replaced by the next in the series, gradually moving towards the projected final position. The treatment time depends on each persons specific needs and will be decided before you start your treatment.

How does it work?

Our Invisalign aligners move teeth through a series of carefully controlled movements. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign treatment not only controls the amount of movement that each aligner delivers, but also the timing of the movement. So, at each stage, only certain teeth can move, following the Invisalign treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force delivery system.

What is the cost?

As with other types of orthodontic treatment, the cost of treatment depends on the complexity of your teeth straightening issue and your course of treatment. Costs start from £1750. Book a free consultation at our Edinburgh practice and we will be able to give you an exact quote after your initial consultation.

How do I get started with Invisalign?

Make an appointment for an initial consultation. at our Edinburgh practice in Leith. He will assess your teeth to see if Invisalign is suitable for you and be able to advise you on all aspects of the treatment and costs.

How long does the Invisalign treatment take?

The time taken depends on the complexity of the treatment and is generally 6-12 months. During your consultation, we can give you more detailed information.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Our aligners are nearly invisible and typically hardly anyone notices that you are wearing them.

Because the aligners are removable, you can eat and drink what you want during treatment by simply removing the aligners. You can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would to maintain your normal oral hygiene routine.

Unlike traditional fixed braces, there are no metal brackets or wires, meaning that in most cases less time is spent at Barron Dental for adjustments.

And finally, the Invisalign System allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you begin treatment, so you can see how your teeth are expected to look when your treatment is complete.

Get started with Invisalign?

Give us a call on 0131 553 2726 and make an appointment for your initial consultation.

Where is Invisalign treatment available?

The treatment is available directly in over 45 countries, including most of Europe, USA, Canada and Australia.

What are aligners made of and what do they look like?

The virtually invisible aligners are made of strong medical grade thermoplastic material, uniquely developed for this system. The aligners are custom-made for you and fit snugly over your teeth.

Is the Invisalign treatment painful?

Some people may experience temporary, minor discomfort for a few days when they insert a new aligner at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure. It’s a sign that the aligners are working and it usually goes away in a couple of days.

Once treatment is complete is a retainer necessary?

Wearing a retainer after any orthodontic treatment is an important step, because it keeps teeth stable in their new positions. If you want your teeth to remain in their ideal position, it’s best to wear a retainer as directed by us. In many cases your last aligner will be your temporary retainer, until your retention option is determined. We can advise you on longer term retention options.

Does the procedure work on overbites?

It can be used to treat overbites in the vast majority of adults and adolescents.

Are there certain dental conditions that automatically exclude someone from being an eligible patient?

No – only being assessed by a dentist can determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment.

Can bridges a factor in Invisalign treatment?

Because bridges firmly link two or more teeth together, they offer significant resistance to tooth movement. We will be able to work out whether bridges will be a factor in your treatment.

Crowns – an issue in Invisalign treatment?

Crowns (tooth caps) are usually not an issue in Invisalign treatment. However, sometimes in Invisalign treatment small tooth-coloured composites called ‘attachments’ are bonded onto teeth to help achieve certain movements, and these are more difficult to bond on crowns than on teeth. In these cases, the location of the crowns needs to be carefully evaluated. We can provide further advice.

Can Invisalign treatment close gaps?

Yes. Spaces between teeth are generally easy to close with the aligners.

Will TMJ problems affect Invisalign treatment?

TMJ refers to the temporomandibular or jaw joint. People with a TMJ condition can have a number of problems, some of which can be aggravated by appliances and treatments like Invisalign, and some of which can improve or remain the same. To find out if your treatment will have adverse effect on your TMJ problem, consult with your dentist.

Since having my braces removed, my teeth have shifted. Can Invisalign treatment correct this?

A number of Invisalign patients have undergone a treatment involving braces at some point in their past, often during their youth. Invisalign can usually correct the shifting that occurs after braces – often referred to as a relapse.

I am currently wearing braces. Can I make the switch to Invisalign treatment?

A significant number of patients are being treated with a combination of braces and the Invisalign System. We will be able to work out the best treatment for you.

What is the minimum age of a patient that a doctor can treat with the Invisalign System?

With experience, an Invisalign Provider can use the Invisalign System to straighten teeth for a majority of adults and adolescents. For teenagers, talk to us to see if Invisalign Teen may be the right treatment option for your child.

Are there restrictions on what I can eat while in treatment?

No. Unlike traditional wires and brackets, with our removable aligners you can eat whatever you like while in treatment because you remove your aligners to eat and drink. This also makes it simple to brush and floss your teeth after each meal to maintain good oral hygiene, before re-inserting your aligners.

What is the best way to clean my aligners?

The best way to clean your aligners is by brushing and rinsing them in lukewarm water and using the Invisalign Cleaning Crystals or special cleaning tablets. It’s important that you brush your teeth after each meal before re-inserting your aligners to maintain good oral hygiene.

If you wish to discuss Invisalign with us please phone on 0131 5532726 and we will be happy to see you for a free consultation at our Edinburgh dental practice in Leith.

Please call us on 0131 553 2726 or get in touch.



    Monday 8:30am - 5:00pm
    Tuesday 8:30am - 7:00pm
    Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm
    Thursday 8:30am - 7:00pm
    Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

    The premises are at street level and we have easy access for the elderly and those with walking difficulties.


    0131 553 2726

    23-27 Ferry Road


    EH6 4AD

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    Our practice is situated at the end of Ferry Road, opposite Leith Library and only 500m from Ocean Terminal.
    There are parking bays on nearby streets, which you can pay for via ring-go app or by phoning 01315164000. Bus numbers 7, 10, 14 and 21 all stop nearby. The tram stops at Ocean Terminal and so do Bus numbers 34, 35, 36 and 200. It is 7-8 minutes walk from Ocean Terminal to the practice.