Invisalign

Looking for Invisible Braces in Carlow, Invisalign or otherwise known as invisible braces could be a great option for you.  Whether a patient’s age is 13 or 30, the idea of treating misaligned teeth with a mouth of wires and metal is unlikely to be something that he or she is enthused about. Traditional metal braces can be uncomfortable, and can have a really big impact on the way that a patient enjoys specific foods or takes part in specific sports and activities.

Metal braces are unarguably conspicuous, and can have an impact on the self-image of the patient wearing them. Invisalign, a clear and revolutionary alternative to traditional metal braces, can often be the solution for patients of all ages.

Learn why is it worth it

Getting to know Invisalign

Invisalign clear braces can make the process of straightening teeth much easier. These clear braces are an innovative method of treating patients with malocclusion. This is a condition whereby the patient’s lower and upper teeth do not fit together correctly when the mouth is closed. Invisalign will also treat misalignment, which is the condition where the patient has gaps in his or her smile, or otherwise crooked teeth.

Traditional braces, which are made from metals, are bonded to the teeth that need to be straightened. Traditional braces can only be removed by a dental professional, and do require several dietary and lifestyle restrictions.

Invisalign incorporates a series of clear and customized aligner trays that can be removed when necessary. Each of the trays will make small adjustments to the misaligned teeth, until they have been moved into the desired position. Perhaps the best part feature about the Invisalign system is that the aligner trays are near invisible once in place. This offers the patient a discreet orthodontic solution.

The Invisalign clear aligner system is ideal for the treatment of a number of cosmetic concerns, and can be used to correct an overbite, underbite, and crowding concerns.

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  • Invisalign benefits

    There are a number of benefits of using Invisalign over the use of traditional braces to correct misaligned teeth. Traditional metal braces can make it quite difficult to brush your teeth, as your toothbrush will not be able to clean easily around the wire and the brackets making up the system.

    Invisalign aligner trays can be removed so that patients will be able to easily brush and floss their teeth. The aligner trays can also be removed during mealtime, which will make it much easier for patients to enjoy a varied and healthy diet. There are no foot restrictions with Invisalign aligner trays, but sweet corn, peanut butter, and other crunchy items may be on the restriction list with traditional braces.

    Traditional braces can lead to uncomfortable cuts and injuries on the lips and on the inside of the cheeks. Invisalign clear aligner trays offer a smooth surface that will ensure that patients don’t have to experience any discomfort.

    Patients who use Invisalign are able to take part in sports and other outdoor activities without worry. This is in contrast to patients who have traditional braces that could cause damage to the mouth of the patient if they fall or otherwise sustain a blow to the face.

    An added benefit of the Invisalign aligners is that they can help to provide a means of protection to the teeth that may otherwise be harmed from night grinding. Grinding your teeth in your sleep can lead to temporomandibular joint disorder, and a host of other concerns.

  • How the Invisalign treatment works

    Invisalign aligner trays are custom-made to meet the needs of each individual patient. Using sophisticated technology, the mouth of the patient is scanned in order to produce a 3-dimensional model of the mouth and the misaligned teeth. From this, an individualized treatment plan will be created, by generating time-lapsed images of the teeth and the mouth as the adjustments are gradually made.

    From this treatment plan, customized aligners will be molded and provided to the patient so that the process can begin.

     

    In order to achieve the best in results, the Invisalign aligner trays should be in place for a minimum of 20 hours each and every day. Each of the aligner trays will be worn typically for up to two weeks. During the time, the aligner trays will be gradually adjusting the teeth into the desired position. At the end of the two weeks, the patient will then move onto the next set of aligners in the series.

    It’s important to note that the length of treatment can vary greatly, based upon the unique needs of the patient. Treatment could take anywhere from four months, up to two full years before the final positioning of the misaligned teeth is seen.

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Taking care of your aligner trays, and teeth

Perhaps one of the greatest advantages of using the Invisalign system is that it offers the patient the ability to thoroughly brush and floss his or her teeth, without needing to work around metallic wires and contraptions that are affixed to the teeth.

After eating each meal, your teeth should be brushed and flossed in order to prevent a buildup of plaque while the aligner is being worn. Failure to keep your teeth and aligner clean can lead to both tooth decay and the onset of gum disease.

Orthodontic Treatments

  • Invisalign (tax allowable)
    €3000
  • Six Month Smiles (tax allowable)
    from €2490

Fees/Treatments

  • Examination, Diagnosis and Treatment Plan
    €40
  • Examination for PRSI & Medical Card patients
    free once a year
  • Exam (child up to 12 yrs)
    €30

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Bagenalstown Dental has provided Bagenalstown and the general Carlow area with affordable dental treatment of the highest standards for over 20 years.  If you think you may need some dental treatment contact us today

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