(also known as Invisalign)
Invisible braces are easy to use and simple to remove. Their benefits over regular braces is the ability to remove them for social events and you don’t suffer from wire pokes. Then when they are removed, it is simple to perform routine oral hygiene measures such as tooth-brushing and flossing.
The trays are comfortable and barely noticeable, making them a superior and very popular choice. Invisalign when correctly designed is proven to be just as effective as braces. With every aligner that you progress to, your teeth will move closer towards your perfect smile!
Invisalign First or “Phase 1′ is early treatment to correct the bite/jaw alignment, which starts anywhere between ages 6 and 10 (when the adults teeth are coming in). About 1 in 5 children need this. Since the teeth and jaws are still growing/developing at this stage, if major problems exist, we have a better opportunity to correct the problem before growth is complete.
Frequently asked Questions about Invisalign First
Does My Child Need Phase 1 Treatment?
A child would benefit from early treatment if the following exists:
• Jaws are too far forward or back
• Front teeth do not meet, or meet in an abnormal way
• Facial appearance is unbalanced
• Early or late loss of baby teeth
• Difficulty chewing
• Breathing through the mouth
• Thumb sucking
• Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth
• Biting the cheeks or into the roof of the mouth
• Grinding or clenching the teeth
What are the Benefits of Invisalign First Treatment?
Early orthodontic treatment will improve your child’s smile at a young age, boosting their self esteem. It will also improve the position of particular teeth, enhance the stability of our final orthodontic result, and some may benefit from improved facial alignment and profile.
What Types of Phase 1 Treatment are Available?
• URA brace (upper removable appliance)
• Functional brace
• Invisalign braces with wings
Invisalign Lite is an ingenious brace that discreetly straightens teeth using transparent removable aligners. At the beginning of your treatment a series of aligners will be custom-made, just for you. Each aligner is designed to be worn for two weeks, gradually moving your teeth to reveal a straighter and more confident smile.This shorter treatment has all the great features of Invisalign, but it’s been specially created to treat simpler cases in around 5 to 8 months. The treatment is essentially the same; you’ll just need fewer aligners to move your teeth into the desired position.
Frequently asked Questions about Invisalign First
Common Issues Treated with Invisalign Lite
• Mild crowding
• Slightly crooked teeth
• Minor spacing between teeth
The Benefits of Invisalign Lite
• Invisalign Lite is very inconspicuous, even upon close inspection
• With no metal brackets or wires, Invisalign Lite has been designed with your comfort in mind
• Minor crowding or spacing can be treated in around 5–8 months
• ClinCheck software lets you see the journey your smile will take before you even start treatment
• Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can take them out to enjoy your favourite foods and drinks, and – most importantly – to brush your teeth afterwards!
How long does Invisalign Lite treatment take?
The treatment usually takes between 5 and 8 months to complete. Once you’ve finished your treatment you’ll need to wear fixed and/or removable retainers to keep your teeth straight.
Is Invisalign Lite right for me?
Invisalign Lite was created to treat mild orthodontic issues like slightly crooked teeth, minor spacing or crowding. The only way to definitively tell if you are a good candidate is to Send Us A Smile Pic or Book in for a Free Consultation with Dr O’Donnell.
How discreet is Invisalign Lite?
It is very discreet, the clear aligners used for your treatment are see through and virtually invisible. Best of all they can be removed, if you just need to wear your natural smile.
In Newpark Orthodontic Clinic, we treat all types of complex bites with the comprehensive version of Invisalign, it allows us to scan your teeth multiple times in order to reach our detailed goals, there is also a facility to order further aligners up to a 5 year period from the initial start date of your orthodontic treatment.
Frequently asked questions about Invisalign Full
Is Invisalign painful?
Because the plastic aligners are 3-d printed for each patient, the shape will be very snug and should always be comfortable to wear. Relative to metal braces, there are no wire pokes and because the trays are changed each week, there is always a gentle step between each one which is barely noticeable if they are being worn full-time.
Does it take longer than train track wire braces?
If the aligners are worn consistently 22 hours per day, it can be a very efficient and speedy treatment, if they are left out for more than 3-4 hours per day, the treatment can take longer than fixed metal braces which are constantly working 24/7 to straighten your teeth.
Do I still need to wear a retainer at the end of Invisalign?
Yes, all forms of tooth straightening ( whether with wire metal braces or plastic aligners like Invisalign) will require retainers at the end of treatment, they should be worn for 12 hours every night for 2 years after the orthodontic treatment has been completed and thereafter it is customised to each individual. Most patients choose to wear their retainers every night indefinitely to prevent the normal effects of ageing which can cause front teeth to become overcrowded, overbites to increase and smiles can also become narrower over time!
Does Invisalign affect speech?
Every type of brace feels odd at first, however, because the aligners do not cover the roof of the mouth, there is a minimal effect on speech, most patients notice a slight effect for the first few days of treatment but our tongues are quite effective at adapting to aligners. Clear speech is always found with patients who wear the aligners full-time. Lisping is usually a give away sign that the aligners are not fitting well as they have been left out for too long and the teeth have moved backwards
We are proud to be an accredited Diamond Provider and one of the top 1% Invisalign providers in Europe.
Imagine what Invisalign aligners could do for your smile