At iSmile Dental Centre, our focus is on promoting great oral health and creating beautiful smiles.
We offer a friendly relaxed atmosphere and provide you with superior comfort, care and exceptional dentistry in our new modern centre.
Excelling in cosmetic and general dentistry, we offer a wide range of dental services and aspire to imporve your well-being and quality of life, one smile at a time.
Runaway Bay Invisalign
At iSmile Dental Centre we are proud to deal with a whole range of age groups when it comes to our clients; from the youngest to the oldest and, of course, the teenagers in between. We know that every age group has different needs and expectations and we strive to offer the comfort and care for each patient with individualised treatment plans. Read More
The Best Invisalign Treatment for Runaway Bay Residents
Braces have, for many years, been a staple of teenager years; growing up most of your friends probably had braces at the same time as you. Back in the day, traditional metal braces were the bane of many teenagers’ existence - awkward smiles, a lack of confidence and not to mention the pain - all in what is probably our most socially vulnerable years. While the teasing and self-consciousness was half of the problem, the rest was down to the sheer discomfort of traditional braces.
Luckily, teenagers today don’t have to go through the pain that previous generations did and now have a much simpler option to achieving the perfect smile. Invisalign are clear, removable aligners that are more comfortable and more discreet than braces have ever been before.
Even so, it’s understandable that, as a parent, you have questions and we would love to answer them for you.
What options are available for my teenager?
Invisalign has a number of different treatment options when it comes to teenagers that are dependent on the stage of their teeth development. Some teenagers have advanced teeth development and this makes them absolutely perfect for the Invisalign treatment for adults, however, early teens or those that still haven’t quite got their adult teeth in can go for the teen option.
Invisalign teen is specifically suited to teenagers and there is even a blue gauge that will tell you when it’s time for the next aligner. They also compensate for the growth of adult teeth and there are specials on replacement of lost of misplaced aligners.
Are there any dietary restrictions?
We all know that teenagers can be very specific about their food choices so it can be hard for teenagers that wear traditional braces when they have restrictions on what they can and can’t eat. Luckily, Invisalign aligners are removable and this means that your teen can eat whatever he/she wants, as long as they give their teeth a good clean afterwards.
How many hours should they wear their aligners?
One of the most important things to consider with Invisalign is that the aligners are removable so there’s a lot of commitment and it’s essential that you ensure the aligners are worn for a minimum of twenty-two hours a day to be effective.
That leaves enough time for them to be removed for eating and cleaning, but it’s important that you ensure that they are worn enough to get the best results.
Invisalign is most definitely suited to teenages and they offer a more discreet alternative to traditional braces that will help your teen have the confidence that they would be unlikely to have when wearing metal braces. If you’d like to know more about getting Invisalign in Runaway Bay or you have more questions on whether they are right for your teen - get in touch with us and one of our dental experts will be more than happy to help you through the process.
At iSmile Dental we endeavour to provide the highest quality care and comfort. We provide a range of services; from cosmetic dentistry, veneers and implants to general dental services and emergency dentistry.