In the twenty-first century, our smiles have become a very valuable asset. Over the decades, we have always had a desire to have straight teeth, and dental braces have been around for years. Usually, it was when we were children that some of our parents would rush us off to the dentist to have a metal brace attached to our teeth. The process benefitted such children, but many did not have their teeth straightened for a variety of reasons. But in today’s world, there is really little excuse for not correcting dental misalignments.
More than just a cosmetic treatment
Straightening teeth is not important for just cosmetic reasons but also from a practical point of view. Misaligned teeth can cause a variety of problems, and one of those is stomach problems due to the inability to masticate properly. If your teeth do not meet correctly because of an overbite or an underbite, you will not be able to chew your food properly.
Decades of research and development
Dental braces have developed over the decades and now take numerous shapes and forms to treat conditions more specifically; it is no longer a case of one treatment suiting all conditions. Invisalign Dublin is the product of many years of research and offers a different way of achieving that all-important radiant smile. Invisalign Dublin takes an approach different to that of metal braces. A series of trays are used, each with a slightly different orientation. These trays resemble gum shields that fit over the teeth and are made from a clear dental material; therefore, they are more comfortable and far less noticeable when worn.
How does Invisalign work
Invisalign Dublin is more than just a dental aligner as it brings with it the most up-to-date hardware and software. Using digital software, our team at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms will take many 3D images of the inside of your mouth, which is then downloaded to a laboratory. The laboratory will analyse the data and create a series of trays designed to gradually move your teeth into the desired location. At this stage of the process, we can show you a virtual image of how your smile will look, even before your treatment has started.
The trays are then sent to us, and we will fit the first one and explain how each one must be worn for at least 22 hours per day to be effective. You may remove them to eat, drink and clean your teeth. Around every three weeks, you will be required to come into the surgery to allow us to assess your progress and fit the next tray. The duration of the treatment depends on the condition, but on average, the treatment can last around 6 to 18 months.
End of treatment
At the end of your treatment, it will be necessary to wear a retainer for about 3 to 6 weeks to allow your teeth to settle. At the end of this period, we will have one final assessment to ensure that the final aligner may be removed and that you can proudly and confidently show the world your new radiant smile.