How does Invisalign work?

What Moms should know about Invisalign Teen braces?

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Invisalign teen braces

traditional braces

Traditional / ceramic braces

lingual braces

Lingual braces

Description Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners that fir over teeth. Aligners are custom-made and changed every two weeks in order to gradually move teeth into the desired position. Traditional or ceramic braces are stainless steel Or ceramic brackets and wires that are attached to the outside of the teeth. Wires are adjusted throughout treatment in order to gradually move teeth into the desired position. Lingual braces are metal brackets and wires that are bonded to the back of teeth. Wires are adjusted throughout treatment in order to gradually move teeth into the desired position.
Aestheitics
Virtually invisible.


High visibility.


Virtually invisible.

Cost The cost of Invisalign treatment is similar to that of traditional braces. As with other medical treatments, only your doctor can determine the cost of orthodontic treatment, based on your specific needs. Other factors may include your treatment goals, the difficulty of your case, where you live, and additional factors determined by your orthodontist. Please call 067 37 507 or write us braces@clearteen.ie.
Efficacy Invisalign Teen can be as effective as traditional braces for all of the most common teeth-straightening issues, when worn according to the recommendation of an experienced Invisalign-trained orthodontist. Suitable for nearly all cases. Suitable for most cases from mild to moderate complexity. However, it is more difficult for practitioners to manage lingual brace treatment than it is to treat patients with conventional braces.
Oral Hygiene Invisalign aligners can be removed for normal brushing and flossing. Therefore, it’s easier to maintain a good level of oral hygiene throughout the course of treatment. Oral hygiene is harder to maintain with fixed braces when brushing and flossing. For these reasons, there is a general tendency toward increased plaque accumulation and gingival inflammation. With lingual appliances, because of their position on the back of the teeth, it is more difficult to brush and floss normally during treatment. This increases the chance of plaque retention and possible tooth decay.
Comfort Most people experience temporary, minor discomfort at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This short-term effect is typically described as a feeling of pressure. Speech may be temporarily affected at the beginning of treatment. Mouth sores/ulcers may be triggered by irritation from components of the braces. Broken brackets and wires can cause discomfort and may require urgent attention from your treating practitioner. Lingual appliances can have an effect on the tongue position and may affect speech throughout treatment. Mouth sores/ulcers may be triggered by irritation from components of the braces.
Compliance Research shows that because aligners are virtually invisible, there is a high level of patient acceptance with Invisalign treatment.1,2 Clinical study data show average teen compliance is just under 21 hours per day, exactly as recommended. High level of compliance—braces are fixed to the teeth for the duration of treatment. However, levels of compliance with elastic wear can vary from patient to patient. Also, 5% of patients in fixed treatment experience bracket breakage.
Removable Removable, but aligners should be Not removable. Braces are fixed to the teeth for the duration of orthodontic treatment worn a minimum of 20–22 hours a day to be most effective. Not removable. Braces are fixed to the teeth for the duration of orthodontic treatment.

The facts might surprise You

  • Fact 1

    Treatment with Invisalign Teen clear aligners lasts

    About The Same

    You will need to visit us every 6-8 weeks to monitor your teen's treatment. However, there are no emergency appointment as nothing can get broken as with the convention brace.

  • Fact 2

    Don’t worry if lost

    Free of charge

    up to 6 replacement aligners will be provided throughout the treatment

  • Fact 3

    Clear aligners

    Are healthier for your teeth

    because they can be removed, your teen can brush their teeth properly, avoiding unsightly marks so common with conventional braces.

  • Fact 4

    When it comes to wearing metal braces, an overwhelming

    92% of Teens

    feel that it would keep them from fitting in with their peers.* It turns out that standing out in the crowd isn't always a good thing.

  • Fact 5

    Teens wearing Invisalign® clear aligners are 2X more likely to have a

    Boost in Self-Esteem

    while in treatment than teens treated with metal braces.* It’s hard to show confidence with a mouth full of metal.

  • Fact 6

    In the hands of a trained professional, Invisalign clear aligners can be

    Just as Effective

    as metal braces. The patented technology can effectively treat the most common and complex teeth-straightening concerns.

  • Fact 7

    Invisalign Teen clear aligners actually

    Cost About The Same

    as metal braces. And just like braces, qualify for 20% Tax return. Check with your dental plan as some of them contribute towards braces.

  • Fact 8

    Teens wearing Invisalign clear aligners are 68%

    Less Likely to be Teased

    than those wearing metal braces. Since clear aligners are virtually invisible, bullies can’t tease what they can’t see.

  • Fact 9

    You can trust them

    Teens are More Reliable

    in wearing their aligners than adults are! Clinical data confirms that on average, teens are wearing their aligners 21 hours per day, just as recommended. Compliance indicators monitor their wear.

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