If you want to straighten your teeth with Invisalign, you may be wondering if you’re a suitable candidate for the treatment. If you’re looking for Invisalign in Dublin, Portobello Dental Clinic can help to assess your suitability. Here’s how…

Invisalign is a series of clear aligners which are designed to be worn on your teeth for around 10-14 days at a time before moving onto the next set. They work by gently aligning the teeth into the desired position using low forces. Results can be seen in as little as 9-18 months depending on the complexity of your case.

After an initial consultation with your dentist, you will be assessed to determine your suitability for the procedure. This means checking your teeth to see how complex your case is. Invisalign is ideal for fixing crooked, crowded or widely spaced teeth but it can also be used to correct overbites, underbites and crossbites too. If you are deemed a suitable candidate for this procedure, your dentist will then take photographs of your teeth and impressions to make up models of your teeth. These models are sent to the relevant laboratory in the USA where your Invisalign aligners will be custom manufactured for your mouth.

Once the aligners have been custom made for your teeth, we will schedule another appointment with you when you’ll have the attachments added to your teeth and then the aligners will be fitted. At first the Invisalign aligners will feel really tight and you may experience some discomfort, but this should disappear after the first day or two. You will be given a series of aligners so you can quickly move onto the next set without having to keep going back to the dentist.

If you’re looking for braces, Dublin’s Portobello Dental Clinic can provide many types of Orthodontic treatments for you, and one of our principal dentists Dr Helen Walsh would be happy to assess your suitability for this type of treatment.

To learn more about Invisalign and other forms of Orthodontics in Dublin, call 01 454 2022 to make an appointment. Our practice opening hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 8pm. Tuesday from 8am to 6pm, Friday from 8am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 3pm.You can also visit our website: www.portobellodental.ie for more information. We can give you a smile you’ll love showing off!

Teeth which are crooked aren’t just cosmetically unattractive but they can also cause plenty of oral health problems too such as plaque and tartar build up, bleeding gums and even  create a predisposition to gum disease. If your smile is crowded or you have an overbite, underbite, crossbite or even widely spaced teeth, you may be considering braces. Dublin based Portobello Dental Clinic can get you smiling again thanks to the modern orthodontic solution of Six Month Smiles.

The treatment consists of clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires that are fitted onto your teeth. Using gentle constant pressure, the braces will gradually move your teeth into the desired position in an average of six months, hence the name.

One of the main advantages of Six Month Smiles is that it’s hardly visible – no one can tell you’re straightening your teeth unless you start telling people.

Would you like to find out more about other forms of orthodontics? Dublin-based, our practice can help you to find the best method of straightening your teeth which fits seamlessly into your lifestyle. The Six Month Smiles system is a great choice because it’s well hidden and very comfortable to wear.

If you’re looking for dentist who can provide this type of treatment, our Dublin dentist Dr Helen Walsh can give you an initial consultation to check if Six Month Smiles is the right procedure for you. By looking at the position of your teeth she can determine if your case is mild or severe. If you’re happy to go ahead with treatment, you can then have impressions taken of your teeth in order for your brackets and wires to be fitted to your teeth correctly.

You will be required to come to the practice for regular check-ups and adjustments  during your treatment to ensure your teeth are moving correctly and that your dental hygiene is in optimal condition. It’s important to follow any instructions you are given to keep your teeth and braces clean during your treatment.

To learn more about Six Month Smiles, Dublin’s Portobello Dental Clinic can assess your suitability for this treatment. Please call 01 454 2022 to book an appointment. Our opening hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 8pm. Tuesday from 8am to 6pm, Friday from 8am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 3pm.

Treatment : This patient was not happy with the look of her front teeth and smile.  She came in interested in placing veneers on her front teeth to give herself an instant smile makeover.  We were on a time schedule, as the patient was getting married in the upcoming months.

As her teeth were very healthy, and had a nice shape, I advised the patient that veneers would likely be too drastic and damaging to her dentition.  She was a perfect candidate for the Inman Aligner.

After 12 weeks of wearing the appliance, and one week of bleaching, the patient has a perfect, beautiful smile in time for the wedding photos.

What I love about this result is:
* We didn’t have to cut the teeth like we would for veneers
* No need for future repairs
* Cheap (less than half the cost of veneers)
* Looks great – these are her own teeth and they are fantastic!