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Invisalign® for teens in Dublin
Our nearly invisible, custom-made Invisalign® aligners are perfect for Dublin's teens, allowing them to straighten their teeth with confidence. These removable clear aligners are specially designed for smaller, developing smiles, making them an ideal orthodontic solution for teenagers.
With the flexibility to continue playing sports and enjoying their favourite foods, Invisalign® for teens ensures a seamless integration into your child's active lifestyle during orthodontic treatment.
How does Invisalign® for teens work?
In Dublin, Invisalign® is transforming the smiles of teens with custom-made, clear plastic aligner trays designed specifically for their developing teeth.
Each set in the series is tailored for gradual adjustment, worn for about two to three weeks, leading to significant improvements in your child’s smile. The Invisalign® clear aligners also feature a blue wear indicator, a helpful tool to remind teens to maintain the recommended 22 hours of daily wear.
Discover if Invisalign® treatment is right for your teenager
Our teen patients find Invisalign® an ideal, nearly-invisible solution for achieving a straighter smile. This innovative system offers unparalleled freedom, allowing teens to continue practicing sports, playing instruments, and enjoying their favourite foods without interruption. The ability to remove their aligners also simplifies maintaining daily oral hygiene.
At Dublin Orthodontist, we've successfully treated various dental misalignments with Invisalign® for teens, proving its effectiveness in addressing issues early in life. This often results in shorter treatment times and reduces the likelihood of needing future treatments. While Invisalign® is a versatile solution for many teenagers, it may not suit every situation. Dr. Claire O’Sullivan can assess whether it's the right choice for your child during their initial consultation.
4 key benefits of using Invisalign® for teens
- Nearly invisible: Children can maintain confidence with their smiles and appearance throughout treatment.
- Removable: They can enjoy their favourite foods, practice sports, play instruments, and more during treatment.
- Long-lasting results: Treating orthodontic issues early helps promote healthy tooth and jaw development for years to come
- Easy to care for: Have your child take out their aligners to gently brush and rinse them before and after bed.
FAQs about Invisalign® for teenagers
Is my child too old to have Invisalign® Teen aligners?
Invisalign® Teen is safe and effective for children as young as seven. To make sure your child’s teeth, jaws, and gums are strong enough for orthodontic treatment, Dr Claire O’Sullivan will complete a thorough assessment and provide a professional diagnosis at their orthodontic consultation. If she decides your child is too young or it is too early to treat them, she’ll recommend a follow-up appointment in the future.
Does Invisalign® treatment really work for children?
Yes! You can see our smile before and afters and see the transformations for yourself. Invisalign® treatment can effectively solve a number of childhood orthodontic concerns, including:
- Gaps between teeth
- Open bite
- Teeth crowding
- Overall straighter teeth
The benefits of Invisalign® Teen go beyond aesthetics to promote a healthy smile well into adulthood.
How long does my child have to wear Invisalign® clear aligners?
Most of our younger patients wear Invisalign® clear aligners for around 12 months for the best and most long-lasting results. However, each treatment plan is custom-made for each patient’s unique situation. For your specific treatment timeline, book a consultation with Dr Claire O’Sullivan at Dublin Orthodontist. She will create a 3D model of your child’s mouth, create a digital rendering of their future smile, and share how long she thinks it will take.
Once treatment begins, your child or teen will receive multiple sets of tailor-made Invisalign® Teen aligners. They will be advised to wear each set of aligners for one to two weeks before moving on to the next, and you’ll need to visit our orthodontic clinic in Dublin every 8-12 weeks so that we can make sure the progress matches our smile timeline for you.
What if my child forgets to wear their Invisalign® clear aligners?
Wearing their clear aligners is the most important part of your child’s treatment. For the desired results, we recommend wearing them correctly for at least 22 hours a day. However, sometimes we forget. If that happens, simply have your child wash and continue wearing their clear aligners as soon as they remember. Depending on how much time has passed, they may feel snug or cause tenderness. That will pass after a day or two. If the clear aligners no longer fit, please call us at Dublin Orthodontist for advise and to book an appointment.
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Get your teen started with Invisalign® Teen from just €50 a week
At Dublin Orthodontist, we bring decades of experience in crafting Invisalign® treatment plans tailored for children and teens in Dublin. Our expert team specialises in providing effective, personalised orthodontic solutions for younger smiles at an accessible starting price.Book for free today
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