Is it your time to shine? Get the smile you deserve with Lucey Dental’s dentist in Greystones
If you have misaligned teeth, you may have been avoiding smiling for the camera; you may feel self-conscious about chatting to people, or you may constantly be wishing your smile looked different. While it is nice to improve the appearance of your teeth from an aesthetic perspective, it is also important from a medical perspective too. By realigning your teeth, you can improve the way you chew, reduce any speech difficulties you may have, alleviate jaw pain, and you will be able to brush and floss more efficiently. There are so many reasons to come and see our dentist in Greystones at Lucey Dental. However, you may be post-teenage years and thinking you would prefer not to have visible braces in your next boardroom meeting, or if you are a teenager, you may be feeling anxious about having braces that your friends can see – you’re too cool for school, after all! So, we’ll let you in on a little secret straight away: there are discreet options, one of which other people shouldn’t realise that you have anything in your mouth at all!
As its name suggests, Invisalign aligners are designed to be invisible to other people. They are made of plastic, which is transparent when worn over the teeth, so only your teeth should be visible. The aligners work by applying a little pressure to the teeth to gradually move them into the desired position. Each week, you will switch to a new aligner and our dentist in Greystones will give you batches of aligners for 6 weeks, before you will need to come and see us again for a check up and to receive your next 6 weeks’ worth of aligners. The treatment is designed for mild to moderate alignment issues such as crossbite, over or underbites, crowded or gapped teeth and it should typically take just 6 to 18 months for the results to be achieved.
Why should I choose Invisalign?
If having a virtually invisible, time-efficient treatment isn’t enough, there are other reasons to choose Invisalign. The first reason is the fact that you may remove the aligners for up to 2 hours a day. This means that you can remove them when you want to eat and drink, so there is no reason not to keep eating whatever you want (in moderation, of course!) You won’t need to avoid hard or chewy foods, and you won’t have to clean the aligners after eating. What’s more, the aligners are very difficult to break as they are made of plastic, which is a very robust material, reducing the chances of you requiring any emergency appointments and disrupting your work schedule or needing to take time off school (sorry, kids!)
Another benefit of Invisalign is the fact that the aligners should be comfortable to wear as they are made to measure your mouth precisely. Here at Lucey Dental, we use iTero technology to scan your mouth for the measurements required to have the aligners manufactured in the Invisalign laboratory, and, from this digital scan, we can also generate a 3D animation of what your teeth will look like after treatment, before you’ve even got started!
To find out more about Invisalign and whether or not it is the right treatment for you, why not book in for a preliminary meeting with us at Lucey Dental? Our dentists are trained to examine your mouth thoroughly and discuss your concerns about your smile, before we explore the treatment options together. If Invisalign is a viable option for you, you could have a secret smile ready to be unleashed in just a few months’ time, and it’s your time to shine!