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Can I have Invisalign

Can I have Invisalign

When most people think of orthodontics, they imagine unsightly and painful metal braces. However, recent advances in dental care allow patients to straighten their teeth without metal wires and brackets. If you’re looking for a discreet teeth straightening option, you should strongly consider Invisalign.

Invisalign technology uses clear plastic aligner trays to slowly move your teeth into their correct positions.

What Problems Does Invisalign Fix?

Gaps: Gaps can leave your teeth vulnerable to decay and your gums vulnerable to infection. Invisalign can easily bring teeth together and close considerable gaps.

Crowding: Crowding occurs when the teeth grow too close together and displace each other. Crowding makes it difficult to floss and brush properly and can increase one’s risk of gum disease or tooth decay.

Improper Bite: The misalignment of teeth can lead to an improper bite, which can in turn cause a number of jaw complications. Common bite problems include an overbite, underbite, and crossbite. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is one condition associated with bite issues.

The Benefits of Invisalign

Though many people recognise the aesthetic and medical drawbacks that can come with an un-straightened smile, many still have been unconvinced to pursue orthodontic treatment due to the many drawbacks that come with traditional braces. After all, who wants uncomfortable and unsightly metal braces? Now, you don’t have to settle for metal braces when straightening your teeth. Invisalign can straighten almost any set of teeth in a matter of months. Here are just a few benefits you can expect when straightening your teeth with Invisalign.

Discreet Straightening: Thanks to Invisalign’s clear plastic trays, no one will know that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment unless you tell them. Since the trays are removable, you can clean your teeth and eat as you normally would.

Boosted Confidence: Frequent smiling is an important indicator of confidence. Invisalign can give you a straight, good-looking smile that you aren’t afraid to show off. This can drastically improve others’ perceptions of you.

Improved Oral Health: If malocclusion is making it difficult for you to clean your teeth or chew your food properly, it’s only a matter of time before you start noticing considerable health problems. A straight set of teeth is important for your appearance and your overall wellbeing.

How to Choose the Right Orthodontist

If you have crooked teeth and would like to discuss your treatment options you should consult with a specialist orthodontist.

For the best results, selecting an experienced Orthodontist can make all the difference.

Dr Michelle Browne is an expert in Invisalign and all types of orthodontic treatment. She will always talk to you about all your options. We will evaluate your specific issues on your initial consultation. Creating beautiful smiles no matter how challenging is what we do!

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation Today

As a new patient, you can take advantage of a FREE initial consultation. The friendly team at Browne Orthodontics will make you feel comfortable and pampered as we discuss you or your child’s smile, explain your treatment options and provide the information you need to make a wise decision about your oral health.

Call us today on 0238852954

Dr Michelle Browne is proud to be part of the Your Smile Specialist group of leading Specialist Orthodontist.

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What’s really possible with Invisalign?

What’s really possible with Invisalign?

Are you interested in Invisalign or Invisalign Teen for your child? Are you asking yourself ‘is it the right choice for me’?

Maybe you’ve already had a consultation with a dentist, and you’ve been told that Invisalign can straighten your front teeth, and that’s all that really matters, right?

Wrong!

Invisalign is a lot more capable than that, in the hands of a skilled Orthodontist.

Invisalign can do the ‘easy’ bit of straightening the front teeth, although we’ve heard many horror stories of dentists getting into trouble due to a lack of orthodontic knowledge and training.

It is more than possible to correct your bite and improve jaw function with Invisalign.

Importance of a Good Bite

Why is this important? You might ask. Over-bites, under-bites, cross-bites and open-bites can cause severe problems if left untreated.

Your jaw muscles are very strong. They generate considerable force as your teeth bite together.

If your bite is not correct, it can pass that force onto your teeth in a way that creates problems.

A bad bite can ultimately loosen teeth, cause teeth to fall out, cause sore ligaments, fracture your teeth, contribute to a receding gum line, cause painful or clicking jaw joints, and lead to agonising headaches and neck pain.

Problems that can cost many thousands to fix in later life.

So yes, a proper bite is an important part if a smile for life. You should never let a dentist tell you thats its not important.

We at Your Smile Specialist want you to have a smile that lasts a lifetime.

 

Some more benefits

A good bite helps you:

  • Improves the look of your smile. The best smiles have a good bite.
  • With chewing, digestion, and speech. No one ones to spit our find due to poor bite.
  • Prevent unnecessary strain on your jaws, teeth, and facial muscles.
  • Avoid biting your lip, cheeks, and tongue
  • Avoid abnormal tooth wear, jaw pain, headaches, and tooth fractures

How to Choose the Right Orthodontist

If you have crooked teeth and would like to discuss your treatment options you should consult with a specialist orthodontist.

For the best results, selecting an experienced Orthodontist can make all the difference.

Dr Michelle Browne an expert in Invisalign and all types of orthodontic treatment . She will always talk to you about all your options. We will evaluate your specific issues on your initial consultation. Creating beautiful smiles no matter how challenging is what we do!

 

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation Today

As a new patient, you can take advantage of a FREE initial consultation. The friendly team at Browne Orthodontics will make you feel comfortable and pampered as we discuss you or your child’s smile, explain your treatment options and provide the information you need to make a wise decision about your oral health.

Call us today on 0238852954

Dr Michelle Browne is proud to be part of the Your Smile Specialist group of leading Specialist Orthodontist.

 

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When should you bring your child to the orthodontist?

When should you bring your child to the orthodontist?

Your Smile Specialist can play a huge role in your child’s appearance and dental health. We recommend that your child is examined by an orthodontist at about age 7.

Your child’s teeth might appear straight but there could be problems beneath the surface:

A bad bite, poorly positioned adult teeth, jaw issues and so on. There could also be issues brought on by thumb sucking

Your Smile Specialist can identify these problems and start fixing them, thus avoiding potential future problems.

What will we look at?

Baby teeth give a good indication of where permanent teeth will be positioned. That’s why it’s important to have Dr Michelle Browne examine your child’s mouth while they still have baby teeth.

Its a good idea to see an orthodontist if your child :

  • Has lost baby teeth early
  • Has difficulty eating
  • Has a tendency to thumb suck
  • Has crowded teeth
  • Has a clicking jaw
  • Has a tendency to bites cheeks when eating
  • Has jaws that appear too far forward or too far back

How to Choose the Right Orthodontist

For the best results, selecting an experienced Orthodontist can make all the difference.

Dr Michelle Browne is an expert in Invisalign and all types of orthodontic treatment. She will always talk to you about all your options. We will evaluate your specific issues on your initial consultation. Creating beautiful smiles no matter how challenging is what we do

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation Today

As a new patient, you can take advantage of a FREE initial consultation when booked through the Your Smile Specialist website. The friendly team at Browne Orthodontics will make you feel comfortable and welcome as we discuss treatment options with you.

Call us today on (023) 885 2954

Dr Michelle is proud to be part of the Your Smile Specialist group of leading Specialist Orthodontist.

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Mums guide to Invisalign Teen

Today, there is an alternative to bulky metal braces. Parents now has the option of treating their Teenagers with clear braces called Invisalign Teen. Its a more discreet alternative to regular braces, and its suitable for the vast majority of teenagers.

Invisalign for Teens

Invisalign has a proven track record with adults, and now Invisalign Teen is boosting the confidence of teenagers by giving them beautiful new smile. This version of Invisalign for teenagers used by Your Smile Specialists uses clear, bespoke plastic aligners to slowly move teeth into their correct position.

How is Invisalign different?

  • The aligners are see through and almost invisible
  • They are made from plastic
  • They can be removed for specials occasions, but should be worn for 20 hours a day
  • You wear a new set every 1-2 weeks

In terms of treatment, Invisalign Teen in the hands of a skilled orthodontist, can be used to treat the following smile problems:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Poorly spaced teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite

Five reasons to choose Invisalign Teen

  1. No sharp bits of metal irritating your child’s mouth
  2. No need for special gum shields for sports, just wear your regular one.
  3. No embarrassing metal braces in your mouth!
  4. No problem with cleaning your teeth, just clean as per normal
  5. No breakages, so no missing school

Affordability

At Browne Orthodontics the cost of Invisalign Teen treatment is about the same as treatment with traditional metal braces. Treatment costs vary by the patient, but at Browne Orthodontics we provide flexible payment terms, interest free credit and low deposit options. To get the smile you deserve from a real orthodontist call Browne Orthodontics today on (023) 885 2954 or email us at info@browneortho.ie

How to Choose the Right Orthodontist

For the best results, selecting an experienced Orthodontist can make all the difference.

Dr Michelle Browne is an expert in Invisalign and all types of orthodontic treatment . She will always talk to you about all your options. We will evaluate your specific issues on your initial consultation. Creating beautiful smiles no matter how challenging it is.
What we do…

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation Today

As a new patient, you can take advantage of a FREE initial consultation when booked through the Your Smile Specialist website. The friendly team at Browne Orthodontics will make you feel comfortable and welcome as we discuss treatment options with you.

Call us today on (023) 885 2954

Dr Michelle Browne is proud to be part of the Your Smile Specialist group of leading Specialist Orthodontist.

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Looking after Invisalign Teen aligners

Your Invisalign Teen aligners have been delivered and now you’re on your way to a great smile. But you’re wondering: How do I clean my Invisalign aligners?

Proper cleaning essential for keeping your Invisalign aligners invisible and odour free.

Here’s Your Smile Specialist’s list of Do’s and Don’ts to keep your aligners in great condition.

Do:
1. Rinse your aligners every time you take them out.
2. Soak your aligners in denture cleaner every day.
3. Brush and floss after every meal- you don’t want food trapped between your aligners and teeth.
4. Use an anti-bacterial mouth wash.
5. Brush your aligners gently to remove any food or plaque.

Don’t:
1. Take them out to eat and drink (apart from water)
2. Don’t clean them with toothpaste- that can dull them.
3. Clean with coloured soaps, they can stain the aligners.

How to Choose the Right Orthodontist

If you have crooked teeth and would like to discuss your treatment options you should consult with a specialist orthodontist.

For the best results, selecting an experienced Orthodontist can make all the difference.
All our Smile Specialists are experts in Invisalign and all types of orthodontic treatment. We will always talk to you about all your options. We will evaluate your specific issues on your initial consultation. Creating beautiful smiles no matter how challenging is what we do!

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation Today
As a new patient, you can take advantage of a FREE initial consultation when booked through the Your Smile Specialist website. The friendly team at Your Smile Specialist will make you feel comfortable as we discuss you or your child’s smile, explain your treatment options and provide the information you need to make a wise decision about your oral health.
Contact us today.

 


BRACES AND SPORTS

Have your children joined the local GAA or rugby club? At Your Smile Specialist, we’re always asked:  “Can my child play sports while wearing braces?” It is an important question for kids and parents. Yes – you can wear braces and play sports. The real question is how?
For braces patients playing sports, we recommend that they use an orthodontic mouthguard to protect their mouth from any potential injury. With the use of a proper orthodontic mouthguard, any contact sport can be played with braces. Even in light contact sports such as baseball, a mouthguard is a good idea to protect the smile you’re working so hard for.

What is an Orthodontic Mouthguard?

An orthodontic mouthguard is made from silicone and cushions your lips from bumping against your teeth. It also protects your brackets and softens the impact from any contact that could damage how the braces adhere to your teeth. Orthodontic mouthguards are typically larger than more common, non-orthodontic mouthguards in order to have extra space for the braces to fit.

 

What Happens If I Get Injured While Wearing Braces?

If you currently wear braces and get hurt while playing sports, it’s best to call your smile specialist as soon as possible. From there, we can recommend whether an emergency appointment is necessary.  This is what can happen if an orthodontic mouthguard isn’t worn: broken brackets, bleeding gums, and even fractured teeth.

Another option

At Your Smile Specialist, we believe that Invisalign Teen is a  safer option for teenagers playing sports.  If your child plays a sport that does’t require that he or she wear a mouthguard, then your child can simply wear their Invisalign trays while practicing and playing. If your child were to wear metal braces while playing a sport, then those brackets can cause even a light bump to turn bloody if the bracket cuts the inside of your child’s mouth. Those bumps can also knock the wires and brackets that make up traditional braces loose and cause frequent emergency trips to your orthodontist to repair your child’s traditional braces.

And if your child plays a sport that needs a proper gum shield? No problem, just take the aligner out and pop in a gum shield. It’s much the safer option with no restrictions on keeping fit and healthy.
How to Choose the Right Orthodontist

If you have crooked teeth and would like to discuss your treatment options you should consult with a specialist orthodontist.

For the best results, selecting an experienced Orthodontist can make all the difference.
All our Smile Specialists are experts in Invisalign and all types of orthodontic treatment. We will always talk to you about all your options. We will evaluate your specific issues on your initial consultation. Creating beautiful smiles no matter how challenging is what we do!

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation Today
As a new patient, you can take advantage of a FREE initial consultation. The friendly team at Your Smile Specialist will make you feel comfortable as we discuss you or your child’s smile, explain your treatment options and provide the information you need to make a wise decision about your oral health.

Contact us today.

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