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October 2017

Mums’ Guide to Invisalign Teen

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Mums’ Guide to Invisalign Teen

Today, there is an alternative to bulky metal braces. Parents now have 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


At Newpark Clinic the cost of Invisalign Teen treatment is about the same as treatment with traditional metal braces. Treatment costs vary by the patient, but at Newpark Clinic we provide flexible payment terms, interest free credit and low deposit options. To get the smile you deserve from a real orthodontist call Newpark Clinic today on (01) 210 4588 or email us at

How to Choose the Right Orthodontist

For the best results, selecting an experienced Orthodontist can make all the difference. Dr O’Donnell 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 Newpark Clinic will make you feel comfortable and welcome as we discuss treatment options with you.

Call us today on (01) 210 4588

Dr O’Donnell is proud to be part of the Your Smile Specialist group of leading Specialist Orthodontists.

8 Best Remedies If You Have Dry Skin

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As we transition from summer into the colder months, people with dry skin can feel more than just the weather changing. Sensitive, dry and itchy skin becomes more prevalent, which can add extra stress and extra steps into a beauty routine. Our aesthetic clinician has listed 8 best practices, products, treatments and the ones to avoid if you suffer from dry skin this Autumn:

1. Drink (Lots of) Water

Like every other organ in your body, the skin is made up of water. And without proper amounts of water, it will not function at its best. According to, “If your skin is not getting the sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling.”

By taking care of your skin, it will take care of you!

2. Use Moisturisers and Humidifiers

Moisturisers use a mixture of ingredients to soften the outermost layers of the skin. For dry skin specifically, heavier, oil-based moisturizers are best. Also, if you have a humidifier at home (although Irish residences probably don’t have a need for one), turn it on while you’re at home or sleeping to put more moisture into the air.

3. Avoid Exfoliators with Grains

While it is tempting to want to scrub dry or flaky skin off, find the right exfoliator first. Any type that uses grains (little beads) can tear at the skin. Also, try not to over exfoliate, limit yourself to once a week maximum (so not to completely deplete your skin). Gentle scrubs or microdermabrasion treatments are great ways to refresh your skin.

Newpark Clinic now offers medical grade microdermabrasion treatments that are perfect not only for for dry skin, but for patchy skin, oily skin, acne, sun damage and fine lines.

4. Add a Serum to Your Winter Routine

Full of a high concentration of active ingredients, serums are super heroes to your skin care routine!

Some serum recommendations specifically for dry skin from include: “vitamin E (an antioxidant, protects cells from oxidative damage), niacinamide (improves skin elasticity, increases ceramide levels in skin), glycolic acid (gently exfoliates and lightens discoloration), and hyaluronic acid (retains moisture).”

5. Avoid Extreme Temperature Changes

Stepping into a living with an open fire, cranking the air con in the car, putting your electric heater on high or taking long, hot showers may give you temporary relief from the outside temperature, but it can seriously affect your skin. Instead, try moderate temperatures until your body can properly heat up or cool down, or dress in layers so you can easily adjust.

6. Find The Right Cleanser and Make-Up Remover

When it comes to cleansing and removing make-up, stick to a cream cleanser. Gel cleansers are more suited for oily skin/combination skin, which could lead to your Skin drying out even more. A cream based or moisturising cleanser/make-up remover, do the job and leave your skin feeling hydrated.

7. Use a Gommage Once a Week

A gommage is another type of gentle exfoliator that uses enzymes to break down the dry, flaky skin. When you rub the gommage off, the dead skin cells go with it, leaving your skin soft and smooth.

According to “the word gommage comes from the French word that means ‘to erase’ because the rubbing action is similar to erasing a word written in pencil.” Our aesthetic clinician recommends to this once a week.


8. The Best Product We Recommend for Dry Skin

Epoince’s Medical Barrier Cream

Providing a surge of hydration, this cream is perfect for very dry, scaly or very sensitive skin types. Epoince is an evidence-based skin care line that uses active ingredients for optimal results.

This cream is paraben and fragrance free and uses key ingredients such as: rosa canina fruit oil, white water lily extract, safflower seed oil, apple fruit extract and meadowfoam extract. It can be used daily or as needed. Currently, we have this product available at our clinic for purchase.