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Invisalign Clear Aligners

Clear aligners and teeth straightening without wires


Why choose Invisalign Clear Aligners

At Holmes Dental Care here in Whitchurch, Cardiff we offer Invisalign® treatment as a discreet orthodontic option to straighten teeth.

Clear aligner style braces are the perfect solution for crooked or misaligned teeth without having to wear traditional metal braces for months on end. The technology behind invisible orthodontics is highly advanced and often gives patients a much shorter treatment time than fixed braces, depending on their individual case.



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Why people choose Invisalign® invisible braces

  • Most people won’t notice you are having treatment
  • No metal wires or bands to irritate your mouth
  • Easily removed so you can continue to eat, drink, clean and care for your teeth as you normally
  • They are custom made to the shape of your teeth and because they are made from a light-
    weight clear plastic are more comfortable than traditional metal braces
  • The convenience and ease of use of the invisible braces have made it the choice for hundreds of
    thousands of people worldwide

Free, no obligation, virtual consultation

As with all of the orthodontic treatments available at Holmes Dental Care we offer a free, no obligation, virtual consultation so you can discuss how you feel about your teeth and what you want from teeth straightening treatment. During the consultation we will help you decide whether Invisalign® is the most suitable option, advise on the likely treatment costs as well as the anticipated time frame.


See your new straight smile before you start treatment

Using Invisalign ClinCheck® 3D digital treatment planning digital preview we will be able to show you the series of movements your teeth will go through over the course of treatment. This allows you to see right from the start, before you commit to treatment, what your teeth are expected to look like at the end of treatment.


How do Invisalign® aligners straighten teeth?

Invisalign® treatment is based around a series of custom made, removable, clear aligners that each move the teeth in a specific way. Invisalign® recommend that their aligners are worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day.

We have found that the best approach to wearing them is to fully commit to the treatment and accept that to be able to get the smile that you want; you need to wear them for the recommended time frame. Simply, the more you leave them out – the longer your treatment will take.

We accept that there will be times when wearing the aligners will not be practical – for example: when going out to dinner, or attending a wedding. Don’t worry too much about this; just make sure the aligners are placed back in as soon as is reasonably possible.

During treatment with us you can expect to wear each aligner for about two weeks before replacing with the next in the series. If you’re keen to experience the alignment as quickly as possible, we can even advise/arrange for you to change your aligners once a week. With each aligner your teeth will move – little by little, week by week and your Invisalign® dentist will monitor your progress every six weeks or so and make any adjustments you may need. We can even monitor your progress remotely using state of the art technology, a scan box and artificial intelligence.

Treatment duration will vary depending on the complexity of your case. An average treatment time is between 6 and 12 months. As with all teeth straightening methods, you will need to wear a retainer following treatment to prevent your teeth moving back to their original position.


Payment options to suit every pocket

Finance options (including 0% interest free over 6 to 12 months and low cost finance over longer terms) are available for all orthodontic treatments. To find out more about Invisalign® book an appointment or free virtual consultation.


Would you like to know more about Invisalign®?

Do you have a question about a treatment, need to book an appointment or would just like more information? At Holmes Dental Care we advise that you investigate all orthodontic treatment options before deciding on which system is best for your requirements and our best advice is to seek a professional opinion. We also provide a variety of fixed and conventional orthodontic solutions so if clear aligners are not your treatment of choice we can still help you – Dr Holmes has over a hundred successfully completed cases using systems other than clear aligners. Book a free no obligation virtual consultation with us and we will talk through all the options on offer, any possible risks and if there are any appropriate alternatives.



Are there any age limits?

No, there are no age limits. We have treated patients between the ages of 18 to 75 for orthodontic problems. People in their 50s, 60s and 70s are starting Invisalign® treatment at Holmes Dental Care. It is possible to straighten your teeth whatever your age.

Could I have Invisalign®?

Unless your case is particularly complex then it is likely that you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign®  is a great solution for both adults and teens looking for a virtually invisible method to improve their smile.  Book a free no obligation virtual consultation to find out more. We will talk through all the options on offer, any possible risks and if there are any appropriate alternatives.

How much does Invisalign® cost?

The cost of Invisalign® treatment will be outlined to you after your initial consultation and assessment. As a guide please visit our Fees page. To help spread the costs we offer individual payment plans or 0% Finance.

Before & After

Completed my Six Month Smiles treatment today. WOW! What a result. Thanks to Barry’s expertise, passionate approach and all his hard work – I’m all smiles. Thank you to all the practice team for making my every visit welcoming and friendly.

Amazing work, many thanks.

MR, had Six Month Smiles braces

Excellent dental practice. Professional and courteous at all times. Delighted with my new ‘straight’ teeth.

Thanks to all staff.

Dr ET, had Six Month Smiles braces

Dear Barry,

I just want to thank you for the fantastic treatment I've received from you over the past year. Not only did you do give me the smile I've always wanted, you made the whole experience comfortable and it was a pleasure to come to the dentist (believe me this is amazing coming from a former 'dentaphobe!').

You were always polite, patient, professional and explained all steps clearly. I would also like to thank the dental nurses who were so encouraging and supportive; expertly using equipment that was 'patient centred' providing comfort required - may seem small, but from a patient perspective this is very significant and really does go a long way!

This may sound extreme, but I will miss having to visit the dentist frequently; thank goodness for six monthly check-ups! You really are an asset to the dental world and I feel very lucky to have you as my dentist. So again, thank you for you skill and hard work; I can now smile with confidence! : )

JS, had Clear aligners (upper), Inman aligner (lower), bonding and aesthetic crown

After reading several positive reviews of the Six Month Smile treatment, I made further enquiries as to whether it would be suitable for me. I have always been conscious of my teeth but did not want to have to wear the traditional braces for 2 years to rectify the problem.

After a really useful consultation with Barry Holmes, I decided to go ahead with the treatment. Initially I was apprehensive (particularly at the thought of having to wear fixed braces for several months), but after some careful consideration I realised that it would help me regain my confidence to smile so was worth proceeding.

Now that I have had the braces removed, I am absolutely thrilled with the results. I would recommend the Six Month Smile treatment to anyone. It really has made such a difference to my confidence and now I take every opportunity I can to smile!

SA, had Six Month Smiles braces

Nearly one year ago I decided to go for the clear alignment treatment with Dr Barry Holmes and it was such a great decision.

I am so happy with the treatment and my smile! He is very professional and patient. I couldn’t recommend him enough. Thank you so much.

SA, had Clear Aligners & Tooth Whitening
Michael Meredith
Michael Meredith
9 February 2024
Kind and courtious staff, Mr Homes explained things clearly and answered all questions fully.
Sheree Coles
Sheree Coles
4 February 2024
I had a tooth that needed extracting, but my NHS dentist was unable to offer a replacement. I did not want a gap, so asked to be referred to Holmes Dental Care for advice . Barry explained some options and I chose to have an implant. He explained it would be a complex extraction and may require a bone graft - I felt completely happy with my treatment plan as it had been thoroughly explained to me. My treatment required several clinical interventions, and I felt completely supported by Barry and his team, the entire time. I have now had my implant and am absolutely delighted with it. In fact, I have joined the practice and look forward to continuing to receive the expert care they offer
Marianne Pettifor
Marianne Pettifor
16 January 2024
I cant believe I now visit the Dentist without any fear after years of being terrified of dental visits. No pain, no fear and very creative amd clever dentistry. Thank you Barry Holmes for your amazing support. Marianne Pettifor
Ian Mitchelmore
Ian Mitchelmore
8 January 2024
Excellent service throughout the treatment process. Staff were incredibly welcoming, friendly and informative.
Joanne Everett
Joanne Everett
3 January 2024
This was my first appointment, but I was made to feel comfortable and welcome. The waiting area is especially good if you're nervous of going to the dentist because it felt more like a lounge than a clinical waiting area. I trusted the staff and the greeting by reception was really nice too
Flo Sava
Flo Sava
12 December 2023
Had a brilliant experience with the Teams at Holmes Dental Care. They were incredibly attentive, helpful and kept me up to date and informed throughout the entire process, a process that meant bone graft, bridge, tooth implant and everything in between. From Reception, Cleaning and Doctors all Teams are professional, yet friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend them.
Clive Morris
Clive Morris
7 December 2023
Well what can I say this team are bloody brilliant not only are they good fun but they seem to know exactly what they are doing, from the moment I attempted to eat a bidet to the moment I became a male model with women flocking after me in their droves 😁🥸😎 maybe a slight expansion of the truth there but it is cracking not having to smirk instead of a good old laugh. Any time the Holmes team need a reference I will be there like a shot. All the best and hope you and the team grow and grow and grow. Ps Barry I can’t remember did you say it would be £20 or £25 for a good review See you in Jan for check up Oh and can you tell the hygienist I am now showering every month 😂😂. See ya team
Samantha Ponchaud
Samantha Ponchaud
7 December 2023
Since moving to Whitchurch I had to find myself a new dental practise, a friend of mine in the area recommended me to Holmes dental care. And what a little gem the practice is, not only is it 10 min walk from my home, it’s been by far the best dentist I’ve been too . Dc Barry Holmes is very professional and knowledgeable man in his field giving me the best advice and outcome, and also very gentle when it comes to needles, something a few dentist in the past haven’t been! The whole team in there are very friendly, definitely a pleasurable experience, what a lovely practise in the heart of a lovely village. Thank you Holmes dental team.
stuart jones
stuart jones
7 December 2023
I’ve recently had some dental implants fitted with Barry and can’t recommend him highly enough. The whole team were very friendly and very professional and Barry’s workmanship was first class at all stages
Beverley Haincock
Beverley Haincock
7 December 2023
Excellent care and treatment. Extremely patient to one who has a slight phobia of the dentist. Cannot rate them highly enough. Barry is both kind and understanding and takes all the time it needs to make sure any questions one may have are answered fully.

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