All the team at Tooth Co Orthodontics wish you a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.

Smales Farm Ortho and Eastridge Ortho are closed for the Xmas break from the 21st December and our normal hours resume on the 9th of January. You can still book appointments online for new patients in 2023. In the unlikely event that you have an orthodontic emergency during the Xmas period our dental clinics at Smales Farm and Eastridge are open 9am – 4pm. If you need to book an appointment you can call Smales Farm on 094109971 or Eastridge on 095212021. Have a safe holiday and see you next year.


Invisalign® Treatment for Teens

Comfortable, cool, and made to move. Doesn’t every teenager want that?

Most teens are excited when they find out they are eligible for Invisalign® treatment. They enjoy the idea of having nicer teeth with a removable and discrete option that does not interfere with their active lifestyle.

Teenagers no longer have to feel self-conscious when they go out socially, take school photos, post pictures online, or engage in any of their favourite activities!

How does Invisalign® treatment for teens work?

As with Invisalign® for adults, Invisalign® for teens straightens the teeth with a series of clear plastic aligners. The whole process is digitally planned, so you can see what’s going to happen as the teeth move. For teens, aligners are very convenient because they can be taken out for food, dates, and social events since they are removable.

What are the benefits?

Specifically designed for teenagers, Invisalign® Treatment for Teens accommodates the eruption of adult canines, premolars, and molars. 

As an added benefit, Invisalign® treatment for teens can have a colour indicator that shows if the aligners are being worn for the recommended amount of time. 

Since Invisalign® aligners can be removed easily for eating and brushing, teenagers can keep up with their home care routine while wearing them.

Your teen can practise sports or music instruments without having to worry about their aligners interfering with their practice. Additionally, the Dental Monitoring app can be used to monitor their progress from distance, which eliminates the need for them to miss school to attend adjustment appointments.

How long does the treatment take?

The simple answer is: “It depends.” It can take as little as six months for patients to see results from Invisalign aligners in simpler cases. In general, Invisalign® treatments are usually completed within 12 to 18 months.

Is Invisalign® right for my teen?

While Invisalign® may be the best option for some teenagers, we may also recommend braces in some cases. It is best to schedule a consultation with our specialist orthodontist and find out which treatment would be appropriate for your teen.

Is the treatment painful?

In the same way as with braces, some patients will experience a few days of mild tooth soreness after each new set of aligners. This is normal and indicates that the teeth are gradually moving in the right direction. The soreness will gradually go away a few days after each new set of aligners is worn. 

How much does Invisalign® treatment for teens cost?

The cost for Invisalign® treatment ranges from $8850-$13850, depending on how many aligners are needed to achieve the desired outcome.

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