If you are looking for an orthodontist that offers Invisalign treatment in Laois, Kilkenny, Carlow or surrounding counties, look no further Orthodental Abbeyleix. Our patients like Invisalign as an option because it gives them the freedom to remove their aligners during the straightening process. Our clients enjoy being able to take out the aligners to eat, brush and floss their teeth.
Is Invisalign right for you? We have compiled many of the frequently asked questions about Invisalign treatment from our patients based in our Laois Clinic. Please glance through the questions below and feel free to reach out to us directly to organise a free Invisalign consultation.
Common Questions About Laois Invisalign Treatment
What is Invisalign Treatment?
Invisalign Treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. No brackets or wires, and none of the restrictions that come with metal braces.
What are Invisalign clear aligners made of and what do they look like?
Invisalign clear aligners are made of a recyclable and transparent material that you wear to straighten your smile. — specifically, a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack created exclusively for Invisalign Treatment.
How will Invisalign treatment straighten my teeth?
Your Invisalign Doctor at Orthodental Abbeyleix will create a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan. Our staff will be with you every step of the way to monitor your progress and ensure your aligners fit correctly.
What are the primary benefits of Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible — people may not even notice you’re wearing them. You can remove them to eat and drink, to brush and floss, or for special occasions. There’s no metal brackets or wire that could irritate your mouth or break.
Am I guaranteed to have straight teeth with Invisalign Treatment?
Every smile is different which is why we start by taking a number of measurements to find out the best treatment for you. We also do this in order to have a baseline for your progress. During your consultation, we will help you determine what Invisalign Treatment could do for your smile. We cannot guarantee a particular treatment outcome.
Could Invisalign Treatment be right for teenagers and adults?
Invisalign Treatment can be a great solution for both adults and teens looking for a virtually invisible method to improve their smile. The innovations and technological advancements make it possible to fix nearly all common teeth-straightening and bite issues, from simple to complex — all without interrupting your busy life.
What is the Invisalign Treatment process?
Every orthodontic treatment usually starts with a consultation to establish the severity of your case. You’ll be examined and scans will be taken to get an initial overview of what needs to be corrected.
Our Laois based team will evaluate your smile and then map out a precise, customised digital treatment plan that showcases the step-by-step transformation of your smile. We will discuss your teeth-straightening goals with you and examine your smile in order to determine your specific needs
Once you approve your plan, your unique aligners will be created. You will wear each set of aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, changing to a new set of aligners every 1 to 2 weeks. Each set of aligners will allow you to shift your teeth gently and gradually under a treatment plan. They’ll bring you one step closer to that beautiful new smile.
How do I get started with an Invisalign Treatment?
We offer free initial Invisalign consultations. You can call our team directly or book using our online calendar. We will most likely recommend scheduling a dental check-up and cleaning before you begin Invisalign treatment, to make sure your teeth and gums are in top health and to avoid unnecessary risks during the treatment.
Can I go to any dentist or orthodontist for Invisalign treatment?
Many orthodontists and dentists are Invisalign-trained Doctors, but not all are. Orthodontists and dentists who want to offer Invisalign treatment must complete specialised training. At Orthodental Abbeyleix, our dentist Neil Condon is specifically trained to offer the best Invisalign treatments in Laois.
How often will I need to change my Invisalign aligners?
Many Invisalign Doctors recommend changing Invisalign clear aligners weekly or every other week. It will be specific to your dental treatment plan.
How many hours per day should I wear my Invisalign aligners?
For the best results, you should wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day and take them off only to eat, drink, brush your teeth and floss.
How often will I have Invisalign treatment appointments?
Your Invisalign Doctor will schedule regular appointments, usually about once every four to six weeks. The goal of these visits is to ensure your Invisalign treatment is progressing as planned. There are also various monitoring systems that may be used to monitor the treatment performance, which may reduce the need to visit the dental clinic.
How much does Invisalign cost?
Like other types of orthodontic treatment, the price of the Invisalign treatment depends on the complexity of your dental correction and your course of treatment that is required. We offer a variety of payment plans to accommodate client payment requirements.
Is Invisalign Treatment more expensive than braces?
Invisalign Treatment typically costs about the same as traditional braces.
Will my health insurance cover Invisalign Treatment costs?
Many Irish health and dental insurance plans now cover Invisalign Treatment. You would need to conduct your health insurance provider to confirm this availability.
Is Invisalign Treatment painful?
Invisalign Treatment can nudge teeth into your desired position by transmitting gentle, constant pressure. Although some people might feel slight discomfort for the first few days of wearing a new set of aligners, it should eventually subside.
Aligners generally feel a bit pressured and this is normal. It’s a sign that the aligners are doing their job and transforming your smile. As your Invisalign aligners gradually shift your teeth into their proper position, your gums are re-forming around each tooth as it moves so your teeth may feel loose. Be sure to talk to our dental team about any concerns.
Will wearing Invisalign clear aligners affect my speech?
It may take a couple of days for your tongue to get used to having your Invisalign aligners in your mouth, and you may have a slight lisp. But this should disappear quickly and many people do not notice the aligners after several days.
Will smoking stain my aligners?
We don’t encourage smoking while wearing Invisalign aligners, because it can stain them.
Can I chew gum while wearing aligners?
No, gum will stick to your Invisalign. We recommend removing your align-ers for all meals and snacks including gum.
What’s the best way to clean my aligners?
To clean your aligners, brush them and rinse them off with lukewarm water. You can also use Invisalign Cleaning Crystals or special cleaning tablets to do the job- they will help get rid of any bacteria build up. Keep your teeth healthy by brushing after every meal. Don’t forget to reapply your aligners afterwards or else you may risk losing them!
What if I lose or break an aligner? What should I do?
If you lose or break an Invisalign aligner, immediately let us know. We will work with you to ensure you stay on-track with your treatment plan, which may involve wearing a previous set of aligners, your next set of aligners, or ordering replacement aligners.
If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign treatment and how it could significantly impact your own smile personally, then please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation today.
A member of our friendly staff will talk you through the Invisalign process. Many patients throughout Portlaoise, Laois, and Ireland have already transformed their smiles thanks to Invisalign.
At Orthodental, we craft smiles you can be proud to show off.
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