Woman clicking in invisalign aligner

What is Invisalign and How Can It Straighten My Smile?


Invisalign braces are the most discreet form of braces available, which easily and quickly straighten your smile in a matter of months.

As of 2021, the Invisalign system has been used to straighten 10 million smiles worldwide.

We’re delighted to be able to offer Invisalign here in Scotland to our patients at Coatbridge Family Dental Care.




Life Before Invisalign


Boy do I wish Invisalign had been around in the early 90’s when I was one of the thousands of teens having orthodontics in Scotland.   Two years of my life spent wearing reputation-ruining metal train tracks, while trying to convince myself that all the cool kids in America were doing it!


Granted, after two years of braces I did have a lovely straight smile. But if someone had told me that by 2001 I’d be able to achieve the same thing by wearing Invisalign – invisible braces that no one could see –I think I’d have waited!

Girl wearing fixed metal braces

Invisalign Comes to Coatbridge


Our experienced Clinical Director, Keith Preston, has been providing invisible braces at Coatbridge Family Dental Care since 2013. In 2018, after much research, he brought Invisalign to Coatbridge. He could see the fantastic benefits it would bring to our patients.


What is Invisalign?


Invisalign works by straightening your teeth using a series of clear aligners. These fit over your teeth, a little bit like a mouthguard, but are thinner and much more comfortable.


The Invisalign aligners are almost invisible, contain no metal and are made from a smooth, BPA-free Smart Track material. Smart Track is non-irritant, comfortable to wear and makes the aligners easy to put in and take out.

Invisalign Aligner


How Can Invisalign Straighten My Smile?


Invisalign can straighten your smile using a simple three-step process.


This is your Invisalign journey to your brand new straighter smile:


1. Your Consultation


During your consultation, one of our experienced Invisalign dentists here at Coatbridge Family Dental Care will carry out a full dental health check. This ensures your mouth is as healthy as possible before you start your Invisalign treatment.


We’ll listen carefully to you to find out what exactly it is you’re looking for.


Then we’ll digitally scan your mouth and show you a simulation of what your new smile will look like.


You can check out what to expect from the scanning procedure with our Trios scanner here.


And watch this video to see how we can simulate your new smile.


If you like what you see, we’ll create a unique ClinCheck® 3D treatment plan.


Invisalign use this customised treatment plan to 3D print a series of aligners that fit your mouth exactly. These aligners will move your teeth gradually into their new positions to create your new smile. This is how Invisalign can straighten your smile.


2. Wear Your Aligners


At Coatbridge Family Dental Care our team are fantastic. Your dentist will take the time to talk to you about what to expect when wearing your aligners. They will also give you tips on how to get the best results from your treatment.


Then it’s off home to work through your aligners.


Because we really care about you and want you to have the quickest and best result, we like to see you to see how you’re getting on every 4 weeks.


On average, your new smile takes just 6 months.


3. Never Stop Smiling


Once you are happy with your new smile, your treatment is over. You’ll never stop smiling! Now discover the difference your new smile makes to your life!


Keeping Your New Invisalign Smile


Once you have your brand new smile, the most important thing we can do is to help you keep it.


We do this by providing you with three sets of genuine Invisalign retainers to wear at night.


Vivera retainers are custom-made by Invisalign’s state-of-the-art technology to the exact specifications of your end of treatment digital scan. They fit your new smile perfectly and keep your teeth in place.


Having your Invisalign treatment at Coatbridge Family Dental Care, you can be reassured that your straight smile is here to stay.


How Straightening Your Smile with Invisalign Can Help Your Confidence


Although it was nearly 30 years ago now, I can still remember the joy I felt when I finished my orthodontic treatment and saw my new smile. It gave me such a confidence boost.


All the patients we’ve treated with Invisalign at Coatbridge Family Dental Care say the same.


We’ve had brides who loved the fact that they could smile at their wedding, people who’ve finally stood up and presented in front of their colleagues at work and people who thought that nothing could be done to improve their crooked teeth, who’ve cried when they’ve finally got the smile they wanted.


Straightening your smile with Invisalign can be life changing.


Here’s just a few of the people we’ve helped to smile with Invisalign. Watch and read more of our straighter smile success stories here.


Jill invisalign
Young man smiling after invisalign
Woman smiling after invisalign

You can also read this blog written by our lovely patient Gillian about how Invisalign gave her the smile that she wanted.


See Your New Invisalign Smile Now


If you’d like to see what your new smile could look like with Invisalign click here or scan the code below and upload your photo now!


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How To Find Out More About Straightening Your Smile with Invisalign


To find out more or to arrange a consultation, call our team on 01236 421103 or message us here .  We’re here to help.




Blog post written 30th July 2021

(Please note prices and information are correct at time of publishing and may be subject to change. Please contact us on 01236 421103 or info@coatbridgedentist.com for the most up-to-date pricing and information)