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Top 10 Tips about your Invisalign aligners

Top 10 Tips about your Invisalign aligners

  1. The best way to clean your aligners is by brushing and rinsing them in cold water, you can also use the Retainer brite cleaning tablets. It’s important that you brush your teeth after each meal before re-inserting your aligners to maintain good oral hygiene.

 

  1. You should wear your aligners all the time during treatment, except when eating, drinking, playing sports, brushing or flossing teeth. Recommended wear is 22 hours a day.

 

  1. The vast majority of patients report no effect on speech. However, as with traditional orthodontic appliances, there is an initial adjustment period associated with having something new in the mouth.

 

  1. The orthodontist ...

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Can I Have Invisalign?

When most people think of orthodontics, they imagine unsightly and painful metal braces. However, recent advances in dental care allow patients to straighten their teeth without metal wires and brackets. If you're looking for a discreet teeth straightening option, you should strongly consider Invisalign.

 

Invisalign technology uses clear plastic aligner trays to slowly move your teeth into their correct positions.

 

What Problems Does Invisalign Fix?

 

Gaps: Gaps can leave your teeth vulnerable to decay and your gums vulnerable to infection. Invisalign can easily bring teeth together and close considerable gaps.

Crowding: Crowding occurs ...

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What's really possible with Invisalign?

What's really possible with Invisalign?

Are you interested in Invisalign or Invisalign Teen for your child? Are you asking yourself ‘is it the right choice for me’?

Maybe you’ve already had a consultation with a dentist, and you’ve been told that Invisalign can straighten your front teeth, and that’s all that really matters, right?

 

Wrong!

 

Invisalign is a lot more capable than that, in the hands of a skilled Orthodontist.

It is more than possible to correct your bite and improve jaw function with Invisalign.

 

Importance of a good bite

 

Why is this important? You might ask. Over-bites, under-bites, cross-bites and open-bites can cause severe problems if left untreated.

Your jaw muscles are very strong. They generate considerable force as your teeth ...

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Looking after Invisalign Teen Aligners

Looking after Invisalign Teen aligners

 

Your Invisalign Teen aligners have been delivered and now you’re on your way to a great smile. But you’re wondering: How do I clean my Invisalign aligners?

Proper cleaning essential for keeping your Invisalign aligners invisible and odour free.

Here’s Your Smile Specialist’s list of Do’s and Dont's to keep your aligners in great condition.

Do:

  1. Rinse your aligners every time you take them out. 
  2. Soak your aligners in denture cleaner every day.
  3. Brush and floss after every meal- you don’t want food trapped between your aligners and teeth.
  4. Use an anti-bacterial mouth wash.
  5. Brush your aligners gently to remove any food or plaque.

Don’t:

  1. Leave them in to eat and drink (apart from water)
  2. Clean them with toothpaste- that can ...

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Braces and your teenager: What are your options?

The teenage years can be a difficult time in the life of your child. Kids are pressured to take perfect selfies, have flawless skin, and maintain model-like figures.

Many children who have noticeably crooked or unevenly spaced teeth suffer from bullying and low self-esteem.

Parents have several options:

 

How does your smile make you feel?

Many teenagers feel self-conscious about their teeth and equally stressed about having treatment. Traditional braces can draw attention to that part of the body that teenagers most feel stressed about.

On top of that, brackets and wires can irritate mouths, further compounding stress levels.

If you decide traditional braces are the right choice for your ...

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What is Invisalign i7?

Invisalign clear braces compared to other braces

Most people have heard of Invisalign as a brand name for a particular kind of clear braces treatment, and if you need Invsalign in Dublin, Swords Orthodontics has been providing this kind of treatment for almost a decade now.

That said, since then, Invisalign has evolved a fair bit. For a start, the actual system is a lot more predictable and effective at moving teeth. The other way it’s changed is that there are now many different types of Invisalign treatment options.

People think that Invisalign is only for small orthodontic problems, but that’s not always the case. Invisalign can treat some fairly complicated situations and when we need to do that, ...

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Strength in Numbers

Irish specialist orthodontist group at Invisalign user meeting

Is there a benefit to being part of a group, or are you better doing your own thing? We all start out dependent, and if we're lucky we evolve on from that to independence. Many would say that there is a higher state of development, interdependence.

In the orthodontic world, indeed in any profession, this is also the case. Clinicians have an obligation to keep learning and staying aware of the ever changing standards in their line of work. And when I say that standards change, they never actually get more relaxed.

In order to keep up to date with what goes on in dentistry and orthodontics, it helps to be part of ...

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