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Tips on surviving Invisalign aligners!

For many adults who have misaligned teeth, it can seem like a dream come true; a straightforward way to realign their smile using an invisible aligner.


Usually made from plastic and moulded to your unique dental imprint, invisible aligners gradually move your teeth over around 3 to 6 months and usually come in a set of around 12 to 14. Because of the sleek design and the fact that they do not require tightening or adjusting, many people prefer invisible aligners to traditional braces.

When you come to see our team at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we will be happy to discuss your suitability for invisible aligners like Invisalign Dublin. Our team has extensive knowledge of this aligner and can provide you with the best advice; whether it is appropriate for you and if it will get you the straighter smile that you deserve.

But how can you ensure that Invisalign Dublin works as it is supposed to for you?

Keep track of timing

As Invisalign Dublin is removable, you will need to ensure that you keep the aligner in for the required period each day; this should be around 22 hours or as prescribed by our team. This will ensure that the aligners have enough contact time with the teeth to move them. You will have to wear these aligners to bed at night, but don’t worry. They’re extremely comfortable and will not disturb your sleep.

Stay in touch with our team

Although aligners do not require tightening or adjusting, you will still need to stay in touch with our team so we can ensure that the treatment is working. To do this all you need to have is your smartphone and the downloaded associated app with this aligner. You will need to send our team photos of your smile at least once a week so we can see whether or not the treatment is working as planned.

Keep the aligners safe!

When you pick up your aligners from our team, you will be given a carry case which is made from hard plastic. Be sure that when the aligners are not in your mouth that they are placed into this carry case to keep them safe. Do not put your aligners into a coat pocket or a bag as this can cause them to become damaged or even broken.

Brush your teeth

During your treatment with invisible aligners, you will need to carry a miniature toothbrush with you. As mentioned before, you will need to remove the aligners when you are eating food and before you put the aligners back into your mouth you will need to brush your teeth. This will prevent food and debris from being pressed against your teeth and gums which can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.

Order replacements

What should you do if one of your aligners becomes damaged or goes missing? You will need to order a replacement and our team will aim to get this out to you as soon as possible. In the meantime, be sure to wear the previous aligner in the sequence and do not skip any of the aligners, as this can cause issues with the process overall.

Top signs that you need to see our emergency dentist

If you awaken at midnight with a toothache, it can be a disturbing experience, to say the least.


But it is more common than you think and, while a toothache that wakes you up in the middle of the night is likely to prompt an emergency dental visit, there are many cases of dental emergency that may not be uncomfortable, and thus do not elicit such a prompt response.

At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we are always able to offer our patients same-day emergency care. When you see our emergency dentist Dublin, we will take the time to be as gentle as possible, and will always get to the bottom of your dental predicament, advising you on what we think the best treatment option is to get you back on track.

So, what are some of the key signs that you need to see our emergency dentist Dublin? Read on to find out!

You have a toothache

It sounds obvious, but if you have a toothache that is distracting you, feels like a burning, throbbing or just unrelenting discomfort, then you need to see our emergency dentist Dublin as soon as possible.

Indeed, toothache to this level can indicate an abscess, an impacted tooth, or even extensive dental decay, all of which will require treatment as soon as possible to get you out of discomfort.

You have dental swelling

Dental swellings may or may not be uncomfortable.

Indeed, even if you have noticed a gradual swelling to your face, neck, or under your jaw that isn’t hurting, you will still need to have this assessed by our team before it begins to interfere with your ability to eat food or breathe. Much as before, swelling in the oral area is usually a symptom of an abscess or an impacted tooth.

You have lost a filling or crown

Lost restoratives are not uncommon and for many people, they may be uncomfortable.

But, even if you have lost a filling and it is not causing discomfort, you will still need to have it replaced as soon as possible. This is because bacteria can get access to the newly exposed parts of your tooth, and can burrow into the pulp where an abscess can form rather quickly. So, get the tooth filled or the crown refitted!

Your mouth is bleeding

Dental bleeds are common if you engage in contact sports, or if you have recently had a dental extraction. And while some bleeding is normal in the latter or due to trauma, if there is an ongoing bleed that does not slow after 20 minutes of applied pressure, then you need to see our dental team as soon as possible.

You have recurring ulcers

Ulcers are not unusual and are common in those who may be ill or stressed. However, if you are noticing that you are having a higher incidence of ulcers and if they are occurring in the same part of the mouth, or they are larger than a 5 pence piece, then you will need to see us quickly, as this can be an early indicator of oral cancer.

Tips to prevent decay from our dentist

Most people have a basic idea of what tooth decay is.

Plaque builds up on the teeth, due to ineffective brushing or poor diet and leads to a small, rather sore brown hole in the tooth called a cavity. If left for long enough, this then starts to expand and breaks down the tooth further, causing discomfort and sensitivity.


And, if you have visited a dental team in the last 5 years or so, then you may be fed up with hearing about how to prevent tooth decay. But, it’s an important list to have to hand, especially if you have let your dental hygiene go astray!

At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we are extremely proud of the support that our dentist Dublin gives to our patients relating to their general oral health. We pride ourselves on being able to offer targeted advice for each of our patients and work with them to ensure that they get the most out of seeing our team for check-ups.

So, what are some of our top tips to prevent tooth decay? Our dentist Dublin lists them below.

Brush your teeth

Right, so let’s start with the most well-known way to prevent decay – brush your teeth! Twice a day, in the morning and evening, for around 3 minutes. Use circular motions with your brush and, if possible, be sure to use an electric toothbrush with a round head. Our dentist Dublin also advises that you get a toothbrush with a built-in sensor that will detect if you are pushing too hard when you brush. Doing this can cause your gums to become eroded, and your enamel to become too thin.


If you are new to the world of flossing, be sure to ask our team for a demonstration on how best to do it. Flossing cleans that hidden 40% of the tooth’s surface and removes plaque from hard to reach and unseen areas. If you find that flossing is causing your gums to bleed, you may be flossing a bit too hard and should talk to our team for advice on the correct method.

Water flossers and interdental brushes

If you suffer from severe gum disease or are prone to cavities due to genetics, then it is probably worth also investing in a water flosser and interdental brushes. Try to use these before you use dental floss and before you brush your teeth, as both of them will remove stubborn or stuck bits of food and debris, which can then be better accessed with normal flossing and brushing.


Most people do not drink enough water. And so, one of the top ways to prevent tooth decay is to drink more water. Water promotes the production of saliva, which helps to remove bits of stuck-on food and plaque, thus reducing the chance of developing tooth decay.

Attend check-ups

And finally, even though you may be less than eager to, you should aim to visit our team every 6 months for a check-up. This will allow us to assess the condition of your teeth, apply sealants and provide you with prescription toothpaste and mouthwash if needed.

A short guide to Botox from our team

When it comes to undertaking cosmetic treatments that can halt or reverse the signs of ageing, during the last few years, the more non-invasive methods have become very popular.


And with this popularity more spas and surgeries being able to offer these procedures to patients have emerged. So, if you are looking for a straightforward option for reversing the signs of wrinkles and fine lines, then it may be worth approaching a dental team to do so.

When you come to Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we will be able to suggest the most suitable non-invasive facial aesthetics treatments for you and we are very proud to be able to offer Botox Dublin. Our dental team knows the anatomy of the face in fine detail and will be able to ensure that the results you receive from using this treatment will look natural and help you to look more youthful.

But do you want to know a little bit more about Botox Dublin? In this article, this topic is explored in more depth so you can determine whether or not it is the right treatment for you.

What is botulinum toxin?

Botulinum toxin is the chemical name for Botox Dublin and when it is applied to a muscle or nerve it temporarily paralyses it. This may sound intimidating, but when it comes to reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, a paralysed nerve or muscle can work wonders, as you will not be able to contract the area to form or deepen wrinkles.

What can it treat?

On the face, this treatment can help to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead lines, wrinkles around the eyes, and sagging jowls and can even be applied to the neck and hands to reduce the appearance of wrinkles there.

Of course, this treatment also has very strict medical applications and can be used in a surgical setting to reduce the instances of migraines, issues relating to the bladder and even sweating.

How is it applied cosmetically?

When you come to see our team to have this treatment applied, we will do so via injection. These injections do not feel uncomfortable for many people, but if you have concerns about your level of sensitivity then we can offer you an analgesic cream beforehand to numb the area. Depending on what is being treated, you may need between two to four injections which will take around half an hour to inject.

How soon will I see the results?

Most people who have had this treatment notice the effects of it within around 48 hours post-injection, but for many people, the full effects are not noticeable until around 2 weeks after the treatment has been completed. This will vary based on your age, what is being treated and your general health at the time of injection.

How often can it be reapplied?

We would be happy to reapply these injections twice a year if needed and it’s worth noting that for most people, the effects of this treatment last between 4 to 6 months.

Do you want to improve your smile? Invisalign Dublin is the treatment you can’t see!

When it comes to having misaligned teeth of a mild to moderate nature, there is a way that you can have it addressed and nobody else should realise that you are having treatment, unless you choose to tell them. Invisalign Dublin is a treatment used to address issues such as crossbite, over or underbite, crowded or gapped teeth. This treatment is discreet, convenient and excellent for gaining results in as little as 6 to 18 months on average, depending on your specific needs and progress.


How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign Dublin is a system that consists of transparent, removable aligners. When the aligners are worn over the teeth, they apply pressure to them to push them into the desired position. You will change between different aligners that will be provided to you in batches of 6 weeks’ worth, and normally you will be directed by our dentist to change them every 2 to 3 weeks. You will be required to wear them for 23 hours a day, allowing you time to remove them when you are eating, so you won’t have to avoid any types of food for fear of breaking them. You will also have time to remove them, whilst brushing and flossing as well. Your commitment to wearing them will allow for faster results to occur, but if you have a special occasion to attend, then you also have the flexibility to choose to remove them for that as well.

What are the other benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign Dublin has been used to treat patients across the globe and is one of the most popular aligner brands. This could be because of the comfort that is afforded to patients wearing them as the aligners are made bespoke to fit your mouth. At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we use iTero technology to digitally scan your mouth to get the measurements of your mouth, and with these measurements, we can then have your aligners manufactured for you. They are made of plastic that should sit along the gum line when worn, so that you have maximum comfort. The plastic is transparent, which is why only your teeth should then be visible, too.

Another benefit of Invisalign is the fact that by aligning your teeth, you will optimise the position of them for cleaning them properly. What’s more, you should also feel more confident about smiling a beautiful smile and while you’re waiting for your smile to move into the correct position, you should stand very little chance of damaging them, as the plastic they are made from is highly durable and you won’t be eating with them in your mouth.

Is Invisalign the treatment for me?

The only way to know if Invisalign is the best treatment for your specific needs is to book in for an initial consultation with us, here at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms. We will be happy to examine your mouth thoroughly and discuss your goals for your smile. From this examination and consultation with you, we can then present the treatment options. If Invisalign is offered and you do decide to go ahead with it, you could have a beautiful smile sorted in just a few months’ time. After scanning your mouth, we will be able to show you a 3D animation of what your teeth will look like following treatment, before you’ve even started wearing your aligners, so you can have a clear image in your mind of what the results will be to motivate you!

So, if you want to improve your smile, do it discreetly with Dublin 18 Dental Rooms. Let’s get this transformation started!

When you need an emergency dentist Dublin, Dublin 18 Dental Rooms is here for you

We hope this never happens to you, but suppose you decide to play a sport – rugby, for example. You get suited and booted into the gear and forget to put your mouthguard in. You head out onto the pitch in front of a roaring crowd and huddle up to listen to your captain. You’re focused, you’re committed, you’re ready – or so you think. As you enter the scrum, the last thing you hear is the whistle, before waking up with the taste of metal in your mouth. Sadly, this is not a brace you have been wearing to realign your smile, this is blood. You just don’t know it yet. Your tongue searches for answers and discovers that there is a gummy hole at the front of your mouth, where once there was enamel. Panic rises. Your heart threatens to pump its way out of your chest and you rapidly gain your senses enough to realise that your head is pounding and you don’t want to lift it up. It’s Sunday afternoon. What are you going to do now? With medics on the field, you are carried to the sidelines and you are told what you need to do: you must see a dentist today. Thankfully, you know about Dublin 18 Dental Rooms and that the emergency dentist Dublin there is available for advice at weekends, and treatment, if required. This is probably one of those times. In fact, whatever the emergency, Dublin 18 Dental Rooms is here to help you in an emergency.



So, if you need support for a dental emergency, the first thing you need to do is telephone us. We will be able to offer advice over the phone, but if this is something more urgent, we will do everything we can to open up our doors and take you in for the emergency care you need. If you have an emergency during the day time, we also offer emergency appointments for same day care, Monday to Friday. We will take as long as you need to make you comfortable, reducing the pain and addressing your emergency needs. We want you to feel comfortable and our emergency dentist Dublin is here to help you feel safe, secure and satisfied that you are receiving all the treatment you need to get on the road to full dental health again.

Patient satisfaction

Our website has testimonies from patients who have received care from our emergency dentist. If we need to open the practice up at 10pm and spend hours on your treatment, then so be it. Dentistry is a vocation and we want to ensure that we deliver the care that you need to feel well and better again. We don’t want you to have to go and see a dentist in unfamiliar surroundings, when you are feeling overwhelmed and in pain. We want to make your life as easy as possible and this is why we are happy to open our doors to you, our patient.

Find out more

If you are concerned about the possibility of needing an emergency dentist Dublin and want to enquire about our availability, just contact our friendly reception staff and they will be able to explain how emergency dental care can be provided. You can also speak to our dental team if you have an ongoing issue and hopefully we can make you comfortable before emergency dental care is required. At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we are experienced and keen to deliver great care, when you need it most.

Are you considering Botox Dublin? Here’s what you need to know!

You may have read that in places like the UK, the facial aesthetics industry is a bit like the wild West, with no primary legislation in place to regulate who can provide the treatment and what qualifications they need to have. For Botox Dublin, however, a medical practitioner such as a doctor or dentist needs to administer treatment, so you can be reassured that you are in safe hands. At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, our dentist, Dr Eddie, is a facial anatomy expert, so delivering the delicate treatment of Botox Dublin is also par for the course. Dr Eddie is always up to date on the latest techniques and treatments for facial aesthetics, so you can feel even more confident that you are receiving excellent care from a fully trained professional.


How does Botox Dublin work?

Botox treatment consists of a series of injections that are administered into the area of concern. The injectable solution we use is botulinum toxin type A. It is a non-surgical procedure that is FDA approved and it is designed to block the nerve impulses in your face. Once injected and the nerve impulses are blocked, this allows the face to relax and fine lines and wrinkles to appear smoother, giving you the fresh face you are seeking.

How long does treatment last for?

The effects of Botox can be seen for 3 to 4 months, after which you will require additional treatment. However, over time, your skin can begin to rejuvenate itself, because it becomes used to being more relaxed and so can hold the results for longer.

How long does the treatment take?

Having Botox can take just up to 30 minutes. We always book appointments for this length of time to ensure that you don’t feel rushed and it allows us to have plenty of time to discuss the areas of concern. Some dental practices may suggest just a few minutes, but we prefer to allow 30 minutes to be on the safe side! We have appointments from early morning through to late evening to fit in with your busy schedule as well. After you have had your treatment, there shouldn’t be any need for downtime, so you will be able to continue with your day afterwards.

Can Botox be used for anything else?

If you have suffered from excessive sweating under the armpits, Botox can also be used to address this issue. It is used to block the nerve impulses that cause sweating, reducing the amount of sweat that is produced by the sweat glands.

Come and see us!

If you like further information on how Botox can be used to reduce sweating or to give you a glowing face, then why not book in for a consultation to discuss this treatment with us? We will be happy to advise you on the treatment and the areas that can be visibly improved with this treatment for a natural, fresh looking face. By entrusting your treatment to a dentist, who is an expert in facial anatomy, you can be confident that your treatment will be carried out gently and efficiently. Dr Eddie is particularly passionate about this treatment, having had the latest training in this field. All that remains is for you to take the plunge at a practice you trust. Our team is here for you, when you do.

Dublin 18 Dental Rooms: a dentist Dublin you and your family need

When searching for a dentist Dublin, it can be as easy or as difficult as you want to make it. If you choose to go with a dental practice that doesn’t offer all of the treatments you may require in the future, such as restorative care, then you could find that you end up needing to go elsewhere and start the search again. With Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, however, we move with the times, keeping our training and technology up to date, providing a wide range of treatments, so you shouldn’t need to go anywhere else, now or down the line. One example of our restorative treatments is dental implants, which enable you to have a natural-looking smile that functions like a natural smile too!


The low-down on dental implants

If you have missing teeth, then you may be aware of treatments such as dentures, crowns or bridges for replacing them. However, all of these options involve removing your replacement teeth, and there is a possibility that they can loosen when you eat or talk. With dental implants, however, this risk is removed. Implants involve small metal screws being attached to the jawbone. They are firmly fitted, because the body’s tissues heal around them. To these screws, our dentist Dublin can then attach the replacement teeth, so they are securely fitted and won’t need to be removed at all.

The hype

So, you may be wondering why we are getting ourselves worked up over dental implants and the answer is because they are an excellent solution, our patients tell us so, but also because they give you the opportunity to have teeth you can rely upon. Dental implants are easy to maintain by brushing and flossing, and coming to see us for your routine check-ups. If you do that, then you could have your dental implants for a lifetime! Once they are fitted, nobody else will realise that you don’t have a full set of natural teeth, especially when you continue to eat whatever you want. With other methods of replacement teeth, you may need to avoid hard or chewy foods, but as implants are attached to your jawbone, you can continue to have a steak well done, or chomp on an apple a day – whatever you fancy is fine by us! Equally, you can be the life and soul of the party and chat away to your heart’s content, because your replacement teeth shouldn’t loosen either.

And, if that isn’t enough, dental implants could also make you look younger. If you have missing teeth, your face can lose its structure and become drawn. By having implants, you support the face again, allowing it to look fuller and more youthful. Result! Also, by replacing missing teeth, you are protecting the gums and any remaining natural teeth that you have from being overexposed to bacteria, so you should have a healthier smile too.

Initial consultation

If you would like to know whether or not dental implants are a suitable treatment for you, come and see us at our dentist Dublin as our friendly, professional and experienced team are ready to greet you and discuss your concerns. We will examine your mouth and present you with the range of treatment options available to you and if dental implants are one of them, you can look forward to having a beautiful smile that functions like a natural one too. With treatments like this, you and your family should get to know us really well over the years ahead.

FAQs about Invisalign Dublin answered by our dental team

When you are looking for a simple way to get straight teeth, Invisalign Dublin may be a suitable option for you! Our team at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms can guide you through every step of the process to ensure that there are no issues and that you get the straighter smile you want in as short a timeframe as possible. Let’s take a look at some of the most common questions our patients ask us about this aligner.


What does the process involve?

The process of getting your Invisalign Dublin aligners involves our team taking a 3D scan of your teeth (if you are suitable) and then sending this image to a dental laboratory. Using computer technology, your teeth will then be moved digitally, and the aligners will be printed to represent each stage of the treatment process.

How long does it take?

In most cases, it will take between 3 to 9 months to straighten your teeth using an invisible aligner, but this is dependent on you wearing the aligner for the required time each day, which is around 22 hours. If you do not adhere to this treatment guideline, your teeth may cease to move, or they may begin to suffer from reversion, which is when they move back to their original positions.

Can invisible aligners fix bite issues?

Yes, but this will depend on the severity of the bite issue.

If you have an extreme or complicated protrusion or misalignment, then you may not be suitable for treatment with invisible aligners. Complicated misalignments typically involve issues with the molar teeth and them having to be rotated.

But, if you have a minor case of an overbite or underbite, then contact our team today to assess whether or not you would be suitable for treatment with Invisalign Dublin.

Are aligners expensive?

Many patients have concerns that invisible aligners are excessively expensive, but don’t worry. In comparison to other types of orthodontic tools, invisible aligners are surprisingly affordable because they do not require you to attend our surgery to have them altered or adjusted, and they typically take a shorter period.

The following are what factor into the cost of an invisible aligner:

  • The length of time the aligners are worn for
  • The number of trips to see our team
  • Any additional aligners
  • Additional retainers

So, if you want a more personalised breakdown of how much your aligners will cost, talk to our team for more information.

Can I use online aligners?

You can, and in many ways, some patients prefer to use aligners that they have bought online, as it minimises the number of times you have to visit a dental surgery.

But, if you are unsure about any aspect of the treatment, your best bet is to see our team at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms since we can better assess whether you are suited for invisible aligners and offer you alternative treatment if necessary. That way, you can get the straighter smile you want without the hassle of using inappropriate treatments.

The role of time and our emergency dentist Dublin

Dental emergencies can happen to anyone at any time. A toothache, for example, can be incredibly uncomfortable, and although it may seem like a minor issue, it can actually lead to much more serious problems if left untreated. That is why it is important to know when you need our emergency dentist Dublin.


What is an urgent dental emergency, and why should you seek treatment right away?

An urgent dental emergency is a situation in which you need to seek treatment right away. There are many reasons why you might need to seek urgent dental care, including:

• A knocked-out tooth

• A severe toothache

• Swelling or bleeding in the mouth

• A broken jaw

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is essential to seek treatment right away. Otherwise, you could risk further damage to your teeth or even infection.

What are some of the most common pressing dental emergencies that people ignore?

One of the most common dental emergencies that people ignore is toothache. A toothache can be caused by a number of different things, such as cavities, gum disease, or an infection. If you are experiencing a toothache, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible, as it can often lead to a more serious dental problem if left untreated.

Other common urgent dental emergencies that people often ignore include a lost filling or crown and a loose or cracked tooth. These emergencies can be exacerbated by the overuse of temporary repair kits and painkillers, allowing patients to avoid treatment.

How can urgent dentistry services help to prevent further damage to the teeth and gums?

Urgent dentistry services can help to prevent further damage to teeth and gums by providing timely care. Decay is progressive, and the longer it goes untreated, the more likely the tooth will have to be extracted. In addition, the gums around the tooth can become infected, causing pain, swelling and potential abscesses. By seeking care quickly from our emergency dentist Dublin, you can avoid these more serious consequences and hopefully just require a simple filling or other conservative treatment.

What should you expect from an urgent appointment?

You should expect to be seen quickly when you go in for an urgent appointment. You should also expect that the dentist will focus on the most pressing issues first; this may mean that less time is spent on routine checkups or other minor procedures. Analgesics may be offered at the start if the discomfort is severe.

Stabilising may come before treatment, depending on the nature of the emergency; this is to prevent any further damage or issues. For example, if you have a tooth that has been knocked out, our dentist may put it back in place to stabilise it before performing any other treatments.

After the most pressing issues have been addressed, our emergency dentist Dublin will likely discuss your options for treatment and help you to choose the most suitable course of action for your individual situation.