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.
The 18th century German writer and philosopher Novalis once wrote that: “We are more closely connected to the invisible than to the visible.” Little did he know that this concept would be most clearly executed in the Clearstep brace!
What is Clearstep and why would I use it?
Perhaps referencing old poets doesn’t quite provided the clarity we hoped for! Treatment with Clearstep involves a series of clear plastic positioners which gradually move your teeth into your desired position for them! The reason people might choose over other forms of treatment is that they are practically invisible! Sadly, traditional metal braces carry with them an unfortunate stigma; perhaps it comes from adolescence, or maybe all those teen comedies in the 80’s, but the rolling pin that is ‘contemporary culture’ has deemed traditional braces ‘not all that attractive’. You could spend months debating how unfair this is. This does not mean, however, that you necessarily want to wear them yourself and, sadly, by the time cultural conceptions of beauty change, it might be a little too late to correct your bite! If you want discreet brace treatment, Clearstep is here for you.
Advantages go beyond aesthetics
Positioners, invisible or otherwise, do have quite a few advantages over their wired counterparts. Most of these stem from their ability to be removed. The difficulty of maintaining oral a high standard of oral hygiene whilst using traditional braces is well documented. Thankfully, with Clearstep, you can briefly remove your aligner whilst your brush and floss! You can also take them out when eating to help keep your aligner clean and prevent them being damaged. Clearstep positioners are not weak though! In fact, if you grind your teeth at night, Clearstep even offers you the same protection that a mouth guard will! You simply need to wear it whilst you sleep. You also avoid the ulcers that can come as result of traditional braces.
Following a few examinations, your positioners will be produced in a lab. Once they arrive, you will wear a positioner for about two weeks. Each new positioner you wear will move your teeth closer to your desired tooth position. Treatment often lasts between 9 and 18 months, a similar time normal brace treatment. Contact the team at Dublin18 Dental Care near Stillorgan for more information and to arrange a consultation.
When it comes to straightening your teeth, there are literally hundreds of options available. Traditional braces have competition and many patients opt for clear aligners to get the work done in half the time as traditional wire and metal. One such innovation that has taken teeth straightening by storm is the Clearstep treatment and its completely clear aligner.
If you’re like the vast majority of our patients who desire a straighter smile without the bulk of metal braces, you’ll love the discreet option Clearstep provides. This is an excellent treatment choice for patients who want desirable results without the social stigma of wearing a brace.
Clearstep braces use advanced technology to help you achieve your perfect smile. Through the use of clear positioners that are worn for two weeks at a time your teeth are gently nudged in the right direction. Unlike other types of braces, Clearstep aligners do not affect your speech and they are completely removable, making maintaining your oral hygiene routine easy. What’s more, the aligners can be removed at meal times, which mean you can enjoy your food without the hassle of braces getting in the way.
This new innovative technology is one that needs to be seen in person. Clearstep aligners have taken the world of smile makeovers by storm and we are inviting you to get in touch with us at Dublin18 Dental care near Dun Laoghaire to arrange a consultation today. We are confident that if the Clearstep treatment provides the right fit for you, you will not be disappointed.