Have you always wanted a straight smile but been put off having treatment because you don’t want metal train-tracks? If you long for a beautiful, straight smile but you can’t face wearing fixed braces, we may have the ideal solution: Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is one of the world’s leading invisible aligner systems. Rather than using braces made from brackets and wires to move the teeth, Invisalign employs a series of bespoke aligners to gradually reposition and align the teeth. The aligners are light and removable and the best thing is that they are made from transparent plastic, which makes them virtually invisible; this means that you can smile during treatment without worrying about flashing a big metal brace.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses a series of aligners, which are all slightly different. The shape of the aligners and the forces generated by the components causes the teeth to move into the correct position. Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks before being replaced with the next aligner in the series; this continues until treatment is complete.
Invisalign aligners are removable, but it is important that they are worn for a minimum of 21 hours per day. They should really only be removed to eat, drink and clean your teeth, but you can also take them out if you are desperate to look your best for a party or special celebration.
Who can benefit from Invisalign?
Invisalign is a versatile treatment, which is suitable for patients with minor and moderate orthodontic needs. It can be used to correct problems with the bite, moderate crowding, spaces between the teeth and crooked teeth and it is an ideal option for patients who are looking for a discreet solution. Get in touch with the team at Dublin18 Dental Care near Blackrock for more information.
The invisible aligners braces system has brought many happy smiles to our patients, who wanted excellent orthodontic treatment without the hassle and embarrassment of fixed metal braces.
What are Invisible Aligner braces?
Invisible aligners are a highly discreet and removable brace system, which uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gently ease your new smile into place. Your invisible aligners will be made using impressions or digital scans of your teeth and mouth. After you have worn your first set of aligners for two weeks you will change it for a new, slightly differently shaped aligner. This encourages the teeth to move into a new, straighter position, all while remaining completely inconspicuous within your mouth.
What are the main benefits of invisible aligners?
There are numerous benefits to wearing invisible aligners including;
- Their discreet and unnoticeable appearance.
- The ease of wearing them.
- The ability to remove them makes it easier to eat and also easier to clean them.
- The different it has made to their smiles.
Who is suitable for invisible aligners?
Invisible aligners are suitable for the treatment of numerous orthodontic problems, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
During a consultation at the practice we can assess your orthodontic condition to see if invisible aligners are a suitable braces system for you.
We would be happy to discuss any questions you have about invisible aligners, or braces in general. You can book now with our resident Orthodontist Dr Kevin Murphy, who with years of experience and care in the area of orthodontics will be able to find the ideal brace system for you.
Achieving a beautiful smile doesn’t mean wires and brackets and months of mild embarrassment. With invisible aligners you can have that smile of your dreams, without the inconvenience of traditional fixtures and metal attachments. Contact the team at Dublin18 Dental Care near Blackrock for more information.
If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of getting braces but been put off by the thought of wearing unsightly fixed braces, invisible aligners may just be the solution you’ve been waiting for! At Dublin18 Dental Care near Monkstown we offer the latest orthodontic treatments, including invisible aligners, which straighten your teeth without anyone else even being able to tell that you’re having treatment.
How do invisible aligners work?
Invisible aligners are designed and fabricated based on your individual treatment plan; each aligner is slightly different and you wear them in a set order to encourage the teeth to move into position gently and gradually. Each aligner is worn for two weeks and then replaced with the next aligner until treatment is complete and you have a gorgeous straight smile.
The aligners are made from transparent plastic, which means that they are virtually invisible to other people; they are also removable, which gives you more freedom than fixed braces.
Invisible aligners are removable but they have to be worn for a minimum of 22 hours per day to ensure optimum results.
What are the advantages and disadvantages?
The most obvious benefit is that the aligners are invisible, so you don’t have to worry about your image while you have treatment. Many people also enjoy the freedom of removable braces, although this can be a disadvantage because the success of treatment is dependent on you wearing your aligners for at least 22 hours per day. Invisible aligners are also very comfortable and they use the latest technology to prevent friction and move the teeth quickly and gently.
If you’re looking for an image-friendly treatment, which will give you a gorgeous, natural looking and healthy smile, contact us today to find out about invisible aligners.
The thought of wearing braces has been a daunting prospect for many people over the years. Having a mouth full of unsightly metal isn’t something that is embraced by the masses, and the stigma of wearing so-called “train track” braces has been around for as long as most people can remember.
However, with invisible aligners the stigmas of the past have now been banished, as invisible aligners are invisible to those around you. So no matter what your age you could achieve that perfectly straight smile you’ve always wanted, without the worry of having a mouth filled with metal.
Boost your confidence
Invisible aligners can help to boost your confidence and achieve straighter teeth. Invisible aligners treatment consists of a variety of aligners that will be changed during two-week intervals. The reason for this is because the aligners will slowly move your teeth into their correct position; your teeth will constantly change position resulting in the need for more than one aligner. The number of aligners that will be required during the treatment varies from patient to patient depending on the treatment needed.
Invisible aligners are also removable, which makes it much easier to eat, drink, maintain a good oral hygiene routine and keep your aligners in perfect condition. However, to get the best results in the quickest amount of time it is advised that the aligners are worn for a minimum of 22 hours per day, and only removed if required.
So if you want straighter teeth and a metal brace isn’t your cup of tea, then why not contact Dublin18 Dental Care near Stillorgan and learn more about invisible aligners to see what we can do for you.
If you ask anyone to describe braces, they will probably present you with a description of unattractive metal train-track braces, but the truth is that there is now a huge range of braces on offer and invisible aligners is one of the most impressive treatments on the market.
What are invisible aligners?
Invisible aligners are an orthodontic system, which uses a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners to move the teeth into the correct position. The aligners are almost invisible, meaning you can get the smile of your dreams without worrying about anyone else even noticing that you are wearing braces.
How are invisible aligners different?
Invisible aligners are different to conventional braces in many ways; for starters, the aligners are removable, not fixed to the teeth and they are virtually invisible. Invisible aligners work by encouraging the teeth to move into the desired position by using carefully designed aligners; each aligner is shaped slightly differently and by the time the last aligner is removed, the teeth should be straight. Each aligner is worn for two weeks and then replaced by the next aligner in the series. The aligners are manufactured based on your dentist’s instructions and impressions and photographs of your smile. Dublin18 Dental Care also uses the latest imaging software to show patients how their smile will look at the end of treatment.
Am I a suitable candidate?
If you’ve been put off having orthodontic treatment in the past but you would love a straighter, more attractive smile, invisible aligners could be the perfect solution. Invisible aligners are suitable for patients of all ages and it can treat a range of different orthodontic problems, including crowding, spaces between the teeth and misaligned teeth. If you have a very complex orthodontic prescription, you may be advised to consider an alternative treatment, which can produce more movement. Contact Dublin18 Dental Care near Deansgrange for more information.
In his classic children’s story The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry famously wrote that “What is essential is invisible to the eye”. The problem with most brace treatments, however, tends to be quite how visible they are. Orthodontic treatment can last for up to three years and will publicly be on display for the entirety of it – or at least, that’s how brace treatment is typically viewed. Thankfully now there is Clearstep…
Clearstep braces are constructed from thin, see through plastics which will be almost entirely invisible to the eye. Treatment with Clearstep consists of several positioners which adjust the teeth incrementally. These positioners have drawn comparisons to ultra thin sports mouth guards. The positioners are far more comfy to wear than their wire & elastic counterparts and will also have little effect on your talking or eating! The ability to remove them also helps to maintain healthy oral hygiene as this allows for ease of access to your teeth for brushing and flossing. A lack of wiring and brackets also means less mouth ulcers! If you grind your teeth at night, Clearstep also provides protection for that during treatment. Clearstep is also designed for easy use with other dental treatments (such as a smile makeover).
You would be wearing one positioner for about two weeks. During this time your teeth bring you that bit closer to your goal. Treatment tends to last between 9 and 18 months; will gradually be moved closer towards the desired point. Each new positioned will a similar stretch of time to conventional braces, the main difference being that no one will be the wiser about you are wearing them!
Sounds good, what now?
Well, we at Dublin18 Dental Care near to Monkstown are proud to offer Clearstep treatment. Why not call us if invisible orthodontics sounds like the thing for you?
When Sartre wrote “hell is other people,” he was probably referring to teenagers. Some long for the carefree days of childhood. But others, however, were more than happy to leave the republic of adolescence firmly behind us. The abject cruelty of which those under voting age are capable still sends shivers down many people’s spine, and it is often amongst such school yard tyranny that teens are first made to wear braces. That adolescent fear can leave its mark, even among non-brace wearers, and full grown adults can sometimes find themselves irrationally fearing the brace. But… what if no one knew you were wearing one?
The invisible brace
Invisible aligners are virtually unnoticeable clear braces, and they can help one achieve a naturally straight smile without any apparent change in appearance.
Advantages of invisible aligners
Aside from being invisible, they also provide a more comfortable treatment experience than traditional metal braces which can inflame and irritate the gums. Invisible aligners are also more convenient than their metal & wire counterparts as they are removable, thus bypassing the age old complaint of getting food trapped between wire and elastic. This ability to remove invisible aligners also helps with maintaining oral hygiene during treatment, something which can be neglected with metal braces and lead to future problems.
How it works
Treatment via invisible aligners consists of several clear aligners which will be changed every fortnight. Each aligner worn will gradually shift the teeth to their desired location. It is important to note that, although invisible aligners are suitable for most patients,this treatment may not be appropriate in some severe cases. A patient’s suitability, however, will easily be assessed during the initial consultation. It is following this consultation, if the patient is deemed suitable, that a patient would have several photographs and a mould of their mouth taken. It is from these images that a 3D model of their mouth will be produced. From this a simulation of a patient’s desired mouth position can be constructed, and the aligners produced will be based on this model. Here at Dublin18 Dental Care in Dublin we can offer you advice and treatment options regarding invisible aligners, so contact us today.
Those of us who do not have perfectly straight teeth may be self-conscious about our smile, and it’s a terrible shame for anyone to have to hide their smile away. Luckily, help is at hand thanks to fixed braces, which can help create the perfect smile. There are now many different types of brace available, but fixed braces remain among the most popular, after a long history of being used to treat various irregularities in teeth.
What is a fixed brace?
Fixed braces are probably the most common type of dental braces. They are made of metal brackets which are, as the name suggests, fixed onto the teeth so that they cannot be removed. Wires link these brackets, and this mechanism asserts gentle pressure onto the teeth over time to allow for the gradual correction of the teeth. In other words, the teeth are gently pushed into a straighter position over time. The braces will occasionally be tightened by your orthodontist to ensure your teeth move in the correct way.
When is a fixed brace useful?
Fixed braces can be used to correct various cosmetic problems with teeth, including straightening teeth, to correct the overall shape of a jaw, or to correct the spaces between teeth – for example, to close up gaps between teeth, or alternatively to help teeth which are too close together. The treatment can take between six months and three years, depending on the exact situation. While there are many different types of braces, fixed braces have a proven record of results. Despite the fact that they are more noticeable than so-called ‘invisible braces’, they are much more affordable. Fixed metal braces are suitable for most patients, except those with allergies to the metal, and in some rare cases with patients with periodontal problems, for example sufferers of type one diabetes.
Contact Dublin18 Dental Care near to South Dublin for more information.
Braces are hardly greeted positively, so wanting to rid your mouth of any additions post treatment is more than understandable! However, it is possible for the teeth to return to their original position, thus negating the entirety of your brace treatment. That is, unless retainers are used.
What is a retainer?
Put simply, a retainer is a removable device, usually made of plastic and wires, which keeps in place (or ‘retains’) the position of your teeth after brace treatment. Retainers come in the three types: Hawley, Essix and Bonded. Hawley retainers are the best known of the three types and utilise a metal wire that surrounds the teeth to keep them in place, they also have the added benefit of being adjustable for minor tooth movement. Essix retainers are clear, made of PVC and similar in appearance to ‘ invisible’ braces. Bonded retainers consist of a wire that is permanently bonded to the back of your teeth.
It can take months for your teeth to set post-treatment and they will be especially prone to ‘relapse’ after the first month, so it is crucial that you wear a retainer during this period! At this stage your retainer should be worn throughout the day, except for when you eat or brush your teeth. Your dentist will most likely guide you through how long you should wear a retainer in this manner. This period could be anything between two and twelve months, but can, in some circumstances, be more. It is recommended that, following this, the retainer is still worn occasionally, whilst sleeping for instance, to prevent any possible problems from occurring in the future. This goes especially for people with tongue thrust issues!
Remember: Attend your check-ups, listen to your dentist near Foxrock and wear your retainer or all that hard work may be for nought!
Invisible braces are the most innovative development in orthodontics, helping adult patients achieve the perfect smile without the need for noticeable fixed wires and brackets. One of the most innovative of these brace system is invisible aligners, a pioneer of the clear aligner orthodontic system.
What are invisible aligners and is it for me?
The invisible aligner treatment is comprised of a series of clear aligners, which are replaced every two weeks with a new aligner that is a slightly different fit to the one before. This gradual change of aligners helps move the teeth gently and effectively and, as the aligners are made from clear plastic, discreetly.
Your aligner will be made from your specific dental impressions and from imagines taken of your mouth and teeth.
Patients from Monkstown who are looking to treat problems such as misalignment, tooth gaps, twisted teeth, crooked teeth and overbites may be able to find the treatment they need with the invisible aligners.
What are the other benefits of invisible aligners?
As invisible aligners are removable you are able to eat and brush your teeth without the usual concerns over dental hygiene. Fixed braces trap plaque and food debris, which then rests against the surface of the tooth causing tooth decay. This doesn’t happen with invisible aligners, as you are able to take them out during mealtimes, so no food becomes stuck and you can soak them in retainer cleaner and clean the entire surface of your teeth with ease.
Also, as invisible aligners do not require dental cement to attach them to your teeth, so you will not cause any damage to the front of your teeth, which can occur with fixed brace treatments.
If you have any questions concerning the invisible aligners treatment please feel free to get in touch with use by calling or emailing the clinic.