Invisalign Dublin – Invisible Aligner treatment provided by our Specialist Orthodontist
We are a leading provider of Invisalign aligner treatment in Dublin, and we can help you to achieve straighter teeth and a confident smile. If you have crooked, overcrowded, unevenly shaped, or gaps in between your teeth, Invisalign can quickly correct these alignment issues over the coming months. With our experienced and friendly team, you can be assured of the highest standard of specialist orthodontic treatment in our South Dublin clinic. Book your specialist orthodontic consultation today and start your new smile journey.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment for getting your teeth straightened and improving your smile. In the past, metal brackets and wires were the only option for correcting misaligned teeth, but now with Invisalign we can move your teeth into their desired position by using a series of removable aligners. These braces are virtually invisible and transparent, so they will not interfere with your lifestyle, and you can simply take them out when you are eating or brushing your teeth.
What issues can Invisalign help with?
- Crossbite: This occurs when your lower and upper jaws and teeth have been misaligned so far that they cross over each other to form a reverse bite position. This can be the reason for bite and chewing difficulties, periodontal disease due to difficult access to toothbrushing, and teeth wear and damage due to pressure on non usual parts of the teeth.
- Gapped teeth: If there are some gaps in between the teeth, then this might take place because of unusual growth of the jawbone or lack of adjacent teeth that enable them to shift into their desired position. Gapped teeth can cause discomfort as well as periodontal disease.
- Underbite: This usually occurs due to a larger lower jaw or variations in the jawbone and tooth growth causing bite problems and cosmetic issues. This can hinder the proper functioning of the teethand poor tooth positions.
- Overbite: This takes place when the upper jaw and teeth stickout over the lower teeth. When there is an overbite, then this can wear down the teeth, cause joint problems and gumproblems. There is also a chance of these teeth being more likely to chip and break as the are too far forward.
- Crowded teeth: This is when the teeth and crooked and crossed over usually because there is not enough space for them in the jaw arch. When your crowded teeth are left untreated, it might be really difficult to clean causing more tartare build up, stains and can ultimately cause gum disease, plaque, and tooth decay.
- Open bite: An open bite generally happens when the teeth in your lower and upper jaws do not meet properly usually and the front but sometimes at the back. Apart from the genetic reasons, thumb sucking is another reason for an open bite.
How does Invisalign work?
It works by using a series of clear aligners that are placed over and around the teeth, with each one tailored to the individual’s own specifications to provide a unique, customised solution. Each aligner needs to be worn for 7 to 14 days before moving onto the next aligner in the series, our Orthodontist will discuss this with you as the treatment progresses. This is a precise and carefully planned process; shifting teeth gradually until they reach their final position. We will monitor your progress monthly to be sure that everything is moving correctly and in line with your treatment plan.
It is important to wear these aligners for 20 and 22 hours in a day for the best results. You can remove them when you are eating, drinking brushing and flossing. This means you can enjoy eating your favourite foods during the treatment and maintain good oral hygiene.
Advantages of wearing Invisalign braces
- Almost Invisible: Invisalign aligners are clear and remain almost invisible inside the mouth. It is difficult for other people to know you are wearing clear aligners.
- Comfortable: Invisalign trays are designed from smooth and flexible plastic. Like the wires and metal brackets, these trays provide greater comfort for your cheeks, lips and gums.
- Quick Results: When compared to the conventional teeth-straightening methods, Invisalign can deliver quicker results. The average treatment time required with Invisalign is usually 6 to 12 months to achieve the desired results.
- Easily removable: One of the major benefits of wearing Invisalign braces is that they can be incorporated easily with your lifestyle. You can remove the aligners when enjoying your favourite foods or brushing your teeth during the treatment period.
Step by Step Invisalign Treatment Procedure
- See Our Invisalign Specialist
During the first appointment, our Orthodontist will help you to choose the right course of treatment for your case. He will then take impressions of your teeth, and send them away for the planning and production of your customised aligners.
- Creating Your Customised Aligners
With the help of 3D imaging technology, we will use your tooth impressions to create a customised series of removable and clear aligners. There are usually between 12 and 30 aligners used for your treatment, depending on your specific orthodontic case.
- Receive Your First Set Of Aligners
At your next visit, you will obtain the first set of aligners. Your Invisalign Specialist will provide additional sets that you need to wear before returning for your next visit.
- Wear Your Clear Aligners Properly
You will have to wear each aligner for at least two weeks, remove them only at the time of eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. You have to see your Invisalign Specialist every six weeks to find out if the treatment is progressing well. The treatment time usually ranges from 6 to 18 months.
- Complete Your Treatment
The treatment ends when you wear each set of aligners according to the specified time. If you want to maintain your new smile, then make sure you wear your retainers at night for at least six months, and then a few times a week, as suggested by our Invisalign provider.
How long will my Invisalign Treatment Take?
The treatment time for Invisalign requires 12 to 18 months, on average but might vary from one person to the other. During the initial consultation, your dentist will recommend the right kind of aligners, and then discuss the treatment plan with you.