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Do you want straight teeth but don't want braces? Invisalign® aligners are clear and very thin - virtually invisible!

Invisalign is designed to help you achieve your best smile. If you’re after a healthy, straight smile then Invisalign could be an ideal option for you. Invisalign helps you achieve a great smile that transforms your appearance, which can help you feel more confident.

Invisalign has helped transform millions of smiles worldwide. It’s an almost invisible braces alternative that will help you achieve a proper bite and a healthy smile.

Why Invisalign?

Invisalign has changed the world of orthodontics. Its virtually invisible, clear aligner system has already improved millions of smiles all over the world. Invisalign treatment has appealed to so many patients due to its discreet look and feel.

Invisalign treatment allows you to visualise every stage of the treatment, giving you a clearer picture of the treatment duration.

With modern technology and clearer treatment timelines it's easy to see why Invisalign has become a popular option for patients wanting to straighten their smile.

Why Lumino?

We're the dentists trusted by more Kiwis than any other. And we're proud to have more Diamond Invisalign providers than any other dentist group in New Zealand. Our Invisalign trained dentists have helped transform the smiles of thousands of Kiwis for almost 20 years.

A large number of our dentists and specialists over the country are trained Invisalign experts. We even have dentists that are Clinical Speakers for Invisalign, sharing their knowledge and experiences with hundreds of dentists in New Zealand and Australia.

Need to know


  • You will need regular appointments
  • At the first consultation visit your dentist or specialist will examine your teeth
  • You will also have regular progress appointments, usually once every 8 to 10 weeks, to make sure that your treatment is going as planned

How long it takes

  • The consultation will usually take around 30 to 60 minutes
  • Progress appointments will usually take around 30 minutes or less

You may be asked about

  • Your dental history and medical history


Before your appointment

  • No special preparation needed

After your appointment

  • You will need to follow the care instructions from your dentist or orthodontist
  • You will need to remove your Invisalign aligners for eating, brushing and flossing

Quick tip

Remember to rinse your aligners every night and brush them gently with your toothbrush to keep them fresh and clean. Use the Invisalign cleaning system to keep your aligners clear.

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Have questions?

The price of Invisalign aligners will vary depending on your specific needs. The cost will also vary according to your treatment goals, the time treatment will take and the difficulty of your case. At your consultation visit with your orthodontist or dentist, they will determine the cost of the treatment. 

You may experience some discomfort or pressure for a few days with each change of aligners. This is completely normal and is a sign that Invisalign is doing its job – moving your teeth to their new, straighter position. Any pain or discomfort you experience with Invisalign is noticeably less than the pain metal braces can cause.

Invisalign aligners may affect your speech in the short term, and you might have a slight lisp for a couple of days, similar to other orthodontic treatments. This should disappear once your tongue gets used to having the aligners in your mouth.

You will need to remove the Invisalign aligners to eat and drink, which means you can eat anything you would without them. Unless your dentist specifically tells you to avoid certain foods, you can eat anything you would normally. This is a big difference between Invisalign and traditional braces. However you should avoid chewing gum as it will stick to the aligners. It is also important to brush your teeth after every meal prior to reinserting the aligners to avoid bad breath and poor hygiene.

The length of your treatment will depend on the movement you require and can only be determined by your dentist or orthodontist. The length of time required for adolescent patients may vary and can be determined by your dentist or orthodontist.

Aligners are most effective when worn at least 20 to 22 hours a day. They should only be removed for eating, and brushing and flossing your teeth.

Invisalign is a great option for people who have already been through the process of traditional braces, but have since had their teeth move. Invisalign is also a good solution for adults who want to avoid the awkwardness and anxiety of traditional braces. Invisalign gives an almost invisible solution for re-aligning your teeth. 

You will usually visit your dentist or specialist for a check-up every 8 to 10 weeks to see how your treatment is progressing. During your check-ups your dentist will check that the aligners are fitting well and make any adjustments if necessary.

You will usually need to change your aligners every one to two weeks based on your orthodontist or dentist's instructions. This may vary however. Your dentist or specialist will give you specific instructions on how often you need to change yours.

Most patients will see results within a few months of starting treatment.

We offer a range of payment options to help you cover the cost of treatment. Our 18 Months Interest-Free With Q Offer is a great option for higher value treatment options like Invisalign.