When it comes to having misaligned teeth as an adult, it would be fair to say that the majority of people actively look for ways to straighten them without the use of braces. While braces are indeed effective at straightening misaligned teeth, they are not very visually discreet and can cause somebody who is undertaking orthodontic care to feel self-conscious about the way their teeth look.
In 2022, you can now get the straighter smile you want without drawing undue attention to your teeth using invisible aligners.
At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, our team is happy to provide our suitable patients with invisible aligners like Invisalign Dublin. Invisalign is famous the world over for its ease of use, its discretion and, of course, the results that it produces. So, if you are looking for a way to straighten your teeth without any hassle, contact us today.
But before you book your appointment to see our team about undertaking Invisalign Dublin, you will likely have some questions that you want to have answered. In this article, our team aims to answer 5 of the most common queries that we receive.
Do the aligners hurt?
It is worth noting that while Invisalign Dublin is considered to be more comfortable than traditional braces, this does not mean that there will not be some level of soreness. After all, these aligners are designed to move your teeth, which will require there to be pressure applied to specific areas in your mouth. To mitigate the discomfort, try to use over-the-counter pain relievers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. However, if you find that you are struggling with the level of discomfort, then please contact our team for an assessment.
How do they work?
The aligners work by applying forces to specific areas of the teeth, which are moulded into the unique shape of each aligner. The aligners must be worn in a set order, which is predicted using scans of your mouth as a starting base and computer software to predict each stage of the treatment. The aligners are then printed and need to be worn in the set order to straighten your smile.
Are they discreet?
Yes, assuming that you do not consume foods that are high in tannins whilst wearing your invisible aligners, they really will remain visually discreet. Be sure to wash them as often as possible to keep them clear.
How do I clean them?
Invisible aligners are easy to clean. Simply rinse them under cold water twice a day or more to remove food debris and sources of bacteria. This will not only keep the aligners clean but also prevent you from developing tooth decay or gum disease, as there will be no bacteria being pressed against your teeth and gums.
How long will it take for the aligner to correct my misalignment?
This will depend on the severity of the misalignment. If you have a mild to moderate case of dental misalignment, then you will be able to achieve straighter teeth in as little as 3 to 6 months using an invisible aligner.