Orthodontic Treatment - Invisible Braces

Improve your smile
Have the smile you always dreamed of
People will not know you are having your teeth straightened
No metal components
Ask us, we know how to do that.


What are Aligners?

Teeth straightening, known as orthodontics, traditionally uses metal brackets and ugly metal wires to straighten your teeth. Aligners is an invisible orthodontic system that implements the latest technology on the global dental market. 

Comfortable / Easy to use / Invisible / Affordable / Clinically effective

How Do Aligners Work?


  • It will be completed with a series of invisible, removable aligners.
  • You change them every 2-4 weeks for the next stage.
  • The treatment takes 9-18 months, sometimes as little as 10 weeks.
  • Each aligner is designed for your teeth and will move them little by little, day by day.
  • Wear the aligners until they have moved your teeth to the final position.
  • You will get your retainer at the end of the treatment.

Is Aligner system suitable for adults?



And what about My Lifestyle?

It doesn’t affect your lifestyle

  • Aligners are clear braces which are almost invisible.
  • Teeth straightening with clear braces are tailored specifically for you and are as comfortable as possible.
  • You will be able to undertake any work duties very easily.
  • Minor speech issues and/or discomfort last a couple of days
  • You can remove the aligners easily for a short space of time for an important meeting or event.
  • No brackets or wires like conventional braces, you can still feel confident.
  • Clear braces can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing, no additional hygiene appointments.

Let's compare Clear Braces to Metal and Fixed Braces



Fixed Braces

Can treat many types of cases, for instance spaces or crowding



See what your teeth will look like with 3D Animation Software



Aligners are invisible and that is difficult for others to see you are having treatment



No braces, wires, metal components



Comfortable smooth and thin plastic braces, no sharp edges, no allergies



No restrictions on types of food you eat or drink



Can be removed to eat and drink or during important meetings



Laughing, smiling, normal interactions without problems normally associated with fixed braces.



Can be removed to clean and floss your teeth



Creates an amazing smile



Minimal time and less appointments in the dental surgery




There are many systems of aligners you can choose from:


Course of Treatment

The steps from consultation to treatment results.

1. Visit Holyrood Dental Care

Your dentist will be delighted to discuss your orthodontic treatment with you. A detailed assessment will be made to make sure you are a suitable candidate for Aligners.

2. Impressions, Photos and 3D simulation

Your dentist will take some impressions of your teeth, will take a few photos of them. It is totally painless and takes only a couple of minutes.

3D simulation is produced so you can see the final result on a 3D model and check that both you and the dentist are happy with the proposed result.

3. ClearSmile Aligner production.
The custom aligners are made to the highest standards using a combination of 3D printing and moulding in the laboratory. They will be sent to your dentist to be fitted.

4. Treatment
Your dentist will regularly monitor the progress of your orthodontic treatment.

5. Retention

At the end of treatment, it may be necessary to make a final retainer to ensure we keep your teeth in their new positions permanently.

For more information, please call us on 0131 557 0202.


There are many different types of orthodontic treatment, depending on the exact problem with your teeth or jaw.

You're likely to achieve good results within 6 to 24 months of starting treatment if you:

  • maintain good oral hygiene
  • wear your appliances as instructed
  • follow the orthodontist's dietary advice
  • wear your retainer to maintain the results

The first stage of treatment is to assess the state of your teeth and their likely development. This usually involves X-rays, plaster models, and photographs of your teeth.

This will give us an idea of the treatment needed and the likely results.

In some cases, it may be necessary to remove a tooth/teeth (from 1 to 4) to correct the position and appearance of nearby teeth.

In more severe cases, treatment may involve fixed braces and surgery to move the jaw. This treatment is carried out in hospitals.

Orthodontic treatment uses appliances to correct the position of the teeth.

The main types are:

  1. fixed braces – a non-removable brace made up of brackets that are glued to each tooth and linked with wires.
    Fixed braces are the most common type of orthodontic appliance. They can be used when a number of teeth need to be corrected, or when the treatment needs to be precise to prevent problems in the future.
    Fixed braces are usually made out of metal, so will be noticeable on the front of your teeth.
  2. removable braces – usually plastic plates that cover the roof of the mouth and clip on to some teeth; they can only carry out limited tooth movements.
    These braces should only be taken out of the mouth for cleaning or as a precaution during certain activities, such as cycling etc.
  3. functional appliances – a pair of removable plastic plates that are joined together or designed to interact together and fit on to the upper and lower teeth.
    Functional appliances can be used to treat problems with the position of the upper and/or lower jaw and teeth.
    Most people will need to wear them all of the time. If it's not worn correctly, the treatment will be unsuccessful.
    It is necessary to remove your functional appliance for cleaning and while you are eating.



Retainers can either be removable or fixed. They are often used near the end of a course of orthodontic treatment. Retainers hold newly fixed teeth in place while the surrounding gum and bone adjusts to the new position of the teeth.

It's likely there will be some tooth movement if you stop wearing your retainer.

Changes in the position of your teeth can continue throughout life and are part of the normal ageing process. The only way to have permanently straight teeth is to wear a retainer on a part-time basis for life.