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Invisalign Dublin delivering the benefits of straighter teeth

Correcting misaligned teeth provides more than just a lovely smile. The health benefits that Invisalign Dublin treatment delivers affects the whole body. Very often misaligned teeth cause the upper and lower dentures to either come over the bottom teeth or for the lower teeth to come over the top teeth. Either way the teeth are prevented from meeting. These two conditions alone can result in the inability to chew food properly. Misaligned teeth can also cause pockets to occur between the gums and the teeth allowing harmful bacteria to develop especially in those hard to reach areas.

A twentieth century treatment for the modern era!

For decades the accepted treatment for misaligned teeth was a cumbersome and uncomfortable metal brace device. That particular device has undergone major improvements and is still used today but in a much more refined and comfortable form. Invisalign Dublin has helped the orthodontic profession to develop a different model to treat misaligned teeth. It’s more than just the personal dental appliance that is produced. The hardware and software that has been invented to run with Invisalign Dublin is extremely impressive. The use of algorithms which identify the most optimal way to move a patient’s teeth to get the best results, is revolutionary in itself. The Itero scanner which can produce up to six thousand images a second of the interior of a patient’s mouth allows the dentist to have a 3D image which gives a clear and defined view. This amazing piece of twenty-first century equipment also gives a patient the chance to see a virtual image of what their teeth will look like after treatment even before treatment has commenced. The clincheck system also allows the dentist to work out in the finest detail how much each aligner must move a patient’s teeth, everything is calculated accurately.

Revolutionary appliance

Traditional braces normally attach to the teeth using blocks, wires and bands, they can be fitted to the front or back of the teeth. Invisalign uses a series of gumshield-like aligners, each with a slightly different orientation, designed to gradually move a patient’s teeth into the desired position. The aligners fit over the teeth unlike braces which attach to the teeth. The term used for these aligners is “trays” and they are made from a clear dental material which makes them far less conspicuous than the traditional dental brace.

Treatment duration

The duration of the Invisalign treatment is dependent on the condition being treated and the severity of that condition and can be anywhere from twelve months to two years. The aligners must be worn for at least twenty two hours per day to be effective. They can be removed to eat and drink and to brush and floss teeth. On average every four weeks a new aligner is fitted and the dentist can monitor the progress using Invisaligns software.

Final treatment

At the end of the treatment it is necessary to wear one final aligner to allow the teeth to settle into their new position. It is recommended to wear this final retainer for a minimum of six months but you can enjoy your lovely smile by removing the retainer as long as you remember to replace it. If this is a treatment which may be for you contact us at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms today!

A true test of support! Our emergency dentist Dublin

Suffering an accidental injury, resulting in tooth loss and excruciating dental pain, or the sudden onset of unrelenting toothache can be traumatic and debilitating. Inevitably this will happen on the weekend or in the evening when the dentist is normally closed. At our surgery, Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we have an emergency dentist Dublin to ensure that you are not left on your own. All you have to do is phone our number and follow the advice given. During working hours we will do our best to make sure you are seen on the same day you contact us.


Common dental emergencies

A dental emergency is not always highlighted by a bleeding mouth or broken tooth. A sudden dental pain can be as a result of a number of conditions that may require urgent attention. If the sudden toothache cannot be explained it is often not sensible to take a painkiller, but rather to phone our emergency dentist Dublin number. An abscess can form between the teeth and gums and if there is swelling it is best to phone earlier rather than later. Severe tooth sensitivity could be caused by some recent treatment, again it is advisable to contact the emergency number. One of the more obvious problems to identify as requiring our emergency dentist Dublin is an accident resulting in a tooth becoming dislodged. In this case it is best to retrieve the tooth preferably not handling it with your hand, but in a tissue or handkerchief. If it is possible, try to wash off any dirt with milk, but if none is to hand use saline. As soon as possible place the tooth back into the hole it was dislodged from and bite down gently to hold it in place. Contact our dentist and follow the instructions carefully. There is no definitive set of rules that dictates when a dental emergency is an emergency. If you are suffering from any oral pain either from an accident or any other cause it is best to phone our practice number for the best advice.

Treat dental pain like any other pain

Our body is alert to anything that may not be functioning correctly, much like an early warning system, so there is every reason to seek emergency treatment if you suffer sudden oral pain. If you were to suffer a sudden pain in the chest or anywhere else, the first course of action would be to phone the emergency services. Oral pain is exactly the same as that, a signal from your body to alert you to a problem which should be taken note of and acted upon. It is important to ensure that you maintain a healthy mouth. When your mouth sends out that warning signal you should not delay in seeking the advice of our dental practitioner.

Regular dental maintenance

Of course dental emergencies happen just like any other medical emergency and it is not something that anyone wants to experience. However, to reduce the risk of having to call the emergency dentist, proper regular maintenance of your dental health will help to minimise any potential  problems.

Safe, sterile and vastly experienced: Dublin 18 Dental Rooms’ team for Botox Dublin

Individuals are complex creatures and decide to experience different things throughout their lives for a variety of personal reasons. Dentistry allows us to experience the pleasure of maintaining our teeth healthily for the duration of our lives. Facial aesthetic treatments allow us to benefit from non-surgical Botox Dublin treatments which rejuvenate our skin and allow us to look younger. We provide this treatment with our  highly experienced practitioner in the safe and sterile treatment rooms that Dublin 18 Dental Rooms provide .


Patient’s choice

How we look in the twentieth century has become a subject of much discussion but as adults deciding on appearance is a matter for the individual. Dentistry today is a lot more than pulling and filling teeth and cosmetic dentistry has become an important aspect of dental care. Teeth whitening is a simple cosmetic procedure, much like smoothing facial lines using Botox Dublin is a relatively simple procedure. Whitening teeth with the wrong solution can cause problems to gums and teeth so having it done by a qualified practitioner makes sense. Facial aesthetic treatment such as Botox Dublin and fillers done correctly by our qualified team in our safe and sterile environment makes similar sense.

Relationships built on trust

Our dentists spend a lot of time building relationships with their patients sometimes over many years. This relationship is built on trust and allows for the opportunity to enjoy candid discussions about condition and treatment of dental issues. It therefore makes sense to have facial aesthetic treatment with someone that a patient knows and trusts. The reason for electing to have Botox or filler treatment is usually based on a personal, voluntary decision. Because our patients and our dentists have a relationship built up over many years it allows for a frank and candid discussion about the reasons for choosing the treatment. That relationship means that our patients will be more circumspect about having an aesthetic procedure because they will have had the opportunity to have a candid discussion.

The final decision is the patients

Making a decision to have any kind of treatment to our bodies must always rest with our patients and our practitioners can only advise. Facial aesthetic treatment is fortunately non-surgical and lasts for a period of time requiring repeat treatment. The duration of the treatment and the frequency will depend on the patient’s skin and exactly what they want to get out of the treatment. The advantages of having a dentist perform facial aesthetic treatment cannot be trivialised. The patient dentist relationship is very important and the fact that our dental surgery is already prepped for sterile procedures is critical to the safety of a patient.

It’s not all about feeling good about yourself

Facial aesthetics are not always used to provide a rejuvenated appearance. Botox treatment can be used to correct a drooping brow, to reduce migraine and pain and to reduce excessive sweating under the armpits as well as other parts of the body. Botox treatment has also been known to correct the problem of crossed eyes. More serious conditions have also benefited from this form of treatment. Botox treatment is also used to relax facial muscles in Bell’s Palsy patients and also to correct twitching eye and squinting problems.

Our multi-skilled dentist in Dublin

Dentistry in the twenty-first century requires providing a variety of services to a more savvy and well-informed patient demographic than in the past. Restorative, cosmetic and orthodontic dentistry are considered to be at least the basic services today’s dentist should be providing. Additional treatments that are becoming more prevalent include facial aesthetics which provide cosmetic, as well as some medical, benefits.


Keeping abreast of developments

Dental science has progressed at a rapid rate and having embraced modern technology the equipment, techniques and procedures we use have advanced enormously. Keeping up with this progress requires a dedication and passion for the industry. It’s not only our dentists that must attend seminars and training, but the entire team at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, because how patients are managed is now a large part of the dental service. As a progressive dentist Dublin our practice spends a lot of time, effort and money ensuring that our patients always receive the best treatment available.

Building relationships

Our patients are now more involved in deciding on which treatments that they would prefer and building a rapport between our patients and practitioners is extremely important. As a well- established dentist Dublin servicing the local community for almost two decades, that patient/dentist relationship allows for candid discussions about dental maintenance and treatment. This honest relationship allows our patients to enjoy a more relaxed and confident attitude to procedures.

Creating a relaxed environment

Many patients still experience anxiety when they have to visit our dentist and part of our dental team’s training is to be able to help a patient to remain calm and relaxed. The surgery environment, the attitude of our staff to patients and the sounds of a dental surgery can all be engineered to produce a calming effect.

Helping patients to improve dental care

As a responsible and caring dentist Dublin educating patients about correct dental hygiene techniques is all part of a preventive strategy. This strategy even comes down to selecting the right toothbrush and toothpaste. We are all different and there is no one-size-fits-all policy when it comes to dental care. Some patients have sensitive teeth and gums and it is important for them to be able to maintain their teeth correctly using the right equipment.

All singing from the same sheet

Family dentistry is an area where preventive dentistry requires all members of the family to adhere to a prescribed dental regime. Teaching children from a very young age the importance of proper dental care could be regarded as one of the greatest gifts that a parent can give to their children. If a child is introduced to our dental surgery as and when a parent goes for their check-up or treatment, the child will become more relaxed and less likely to experience dental anxiety in the future.

Healthy teeth, healthy life

Teeth are part of the gateway to your body, you eat and drink through your mouth and what you eat and drink affects your health. It is important to maintain proper dental care so that no bad bacteria can affect your physical health. Maintaining your teeth also allows you to smile broadly and confidently, ensuring that your mental health is maintained. It is therefore paramount that you take care of your oral cavity, as your overall health depends on it!

what should patients be aware of when choosing Invisalign?

Never before in the history of orthodontics could teeth straightening be considered an exciting process until the arrival of Invisalign Dublin on the scene. It is quite common for patients opting for this forward thinking teeth-straightening system to receive remarkable results in a quicker turnaround time and with very little impact on daily life.


At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we believe in dental solutions that offer a high level of efficacy and comfort so that patients can smile their best smiles and enjoy lifelong oral health. It is with this in mind that Invisalign Dublin forms an integral part of our orthodontic service menu.

As the system differs in a few significant respects from traditional teeth straightening devices, we thought to review a few pertinent things patients need to be aware of before deciding on Invisalign Dublin to help them improve their dental health.

Important considerations when choosing Invisalign

Most patients need no introduction to the extraordinary success rate of Invisalign but have little to no knowledge about what exactly is involved in the treatment plan. While largely very easy and convenient to use, there are one or two areas in the daily schedule that will need adjusting. Here is what patients should bear in mind.

These removable aligner-like trays put patients in control of their own teeth straightening process. Patients need to ensure that the aligner-like trays sit on teeth for a minimum of 22 hours a day. Failure to comply with this guideline of use will only jeopardise the treatment plan efficacy and duration.

Patients are only advised to remove the aligner-like trays when they wish to eat or drink anything other than water and when observing their oral hygiene obligations. Patients will have to carefully plan mealtimes to fit into the two-hour period and refrain from snacking at will.

Also, the consumption of hot beverages is discouraged while wearing the aligners as this may warp the sensitive plastic material.

The good news is that there are practically no dietary restrictions with Invisalign as the trays are removed before eating and so you can avoid damaging the trays with certain foods (hard and crunchy).

The second critical compliance guideline is to stick to the interval schedule for the change in trays. The Invisalign system does not depend on a single device, but rather, on a series of custom-made aligner-like trays that need to be changed according to a set weekly or bi-weekly schedule. Each set of aligners in the series of trays is purposefully focused on shifting teeth closer to the desired position.

Adherence to all recommended oral hygiene instructions is absolutely essential if patients wish to ensure the success of their teeth straightening goals. Poor oral health issues like gum disease can derail the orthodontic process and delay patients from achieving the smile they desire.

Patients will need to be extra diligent with the handling of the aligner trays. This means storing them according to our instructions when not using them. As the trays are made from transparent plastic material, they can very easily be lost or misplaced when removed for eating or cleaning teeth. Keeping the trays safely tucked into their dedicated storage cases will mean that patients will know where they are when it is time to put them on again.

Arrange a consultation with us at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms and we will be happy to answer your questions and address your concerns. Simply give our front desk team a call to find a time and date that suits you.

Why you should see an emergency dentist for immediate care

It is in the nature of dental emergencies to leave one in severe pain and discomfort that interferes with daily life, whether this is eating, sleeping or working. Putting pain and discomfort aside for a moment, there is the worry that whatever is the cause of the pain will get progressively worse if not treated as soon as possible by a qualified emergency dentist Dublin.


Whether it be a tooth that has fallen out or an abscess or toothache, attending to a dental emergency at a suitably experienced emergency dentist Dublin will save a patient from much distress and the cost of complex treatments which is most likely to be the case should the problem go ignored.

At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we have a dedicated emergency dentist Dublin to provide timely quality care in the event of a dental emergency. Here’s why we believe patients should contact us immediately should a dental emergency arise.

Top benefits of seeking urgent dental care

Opting for immediate dental care will slow down the progression of the dental problem. Minor dental issues simply do not disappear, but rather when left untreated will escalate into bigger problems that no longer can be ignored. Minor issues are relatively cheaper to treat and with quicker timeframes than more serious problems.

The best way to save natural teeth, and by extension one’s smile, is to resolve poor oral health issues as soon as they arise. Teeth that have been knocked out can be saved as long as patients seek urgent care from an emergency dentist. Lost teeth will need to be replaced with a suitable missing teeth replacement device which will cost far more than visiting the emergency dentist as soon as the tooth falls out.

An emergency dentist can offer relief from pain. The patient will then be able to continue with their daily activities free of pain and discomfort and safe in the knowledge that their dental integrity is being protected.

Emergency dental care will decrease the risk of infection. It is par for the course for infections to spread if not treated promptly. It is best to have the problem checked out on the first signs of infection. It is not unheard of for an infection in the mouth to make its way to the brain. Another worrying concern about mouth infections is that the pathogenic bacteria that cause the infection can also threaten cardiovascular and pulmonary systems.

Outside of a tooth knocked out by accident, many other types of dental emergencies can be avoided by attending routine dental check-ups. Our dentist will be able to identify signs of cavities or swollen gums and take suitable measures to restore full dental health.

The smart decision as soon as a dental emergency occurs is to get the urgent care you need. At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms we know that you want to get on with your life as soon as possible which is why we have included emergency dental care on our list of services. Please get in touch with us should you need the help of an emergency dentist.

How should I choose a Botox practitioner?

It has become an everyday phenomenon to use facial injectables like Botox Dublin to complement one’s natural features. Despite its popularity in the non-surgical cosmetics market, not many are aware that these facial injectables are considered medical procedures. Even though Botox Dublin offers high rates of efficacy, it must be borne in mind that there are risks and complications if procedures are not carried out with due consideration to best practice safety and quality standards.


It is of fundamental importance that patients considering Botox Dublin opt for a suitably trained and experienced practitioner for naturally-pleasing quality results. It only stands to reason that being a medical intervention, that Botox injections be administered by a medical professional, of which, a dental practitioner is best placed.

It is the in-depth training in facial musculature together with their well-practised use and handling of fine needles and strict adherence to safe medical protocols that usher dentists as a favoured choice for the administering of facial injectable treatments. At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we have helped countless patients improve the aesthetics of their facial appearance as well as treat numerous medical conditions including excessive sweating, chronic migraines and easing muscle aches.

Top things to look for in a Botox practitioner

The first thing to look at would be qualifications – how qualified is the practitioner to carry out Botox treatments? The quality of patient experience and the results of the procedure are both heavily impacted by the qualifications of the practitioner. Choosing someone with low-level non-medical training only heightens the risk of complications and adverse effects.

Specific formal training in administering facial injections is another non-negotiable factor not to ignore. Knowing how to identify the most suitable injectable sites for best results and how to promptly deal with any adverse reactions to minimise risks are some of the critical areas of covered in training.

Real-world hands-on experience of the Botox practitioner is invaluable for producing high-quality aesthetically-pleasing end results. The experience of a practitioner is often showcased in before-and-after photos of patients.

The setting of where treatment is carried out is important too. As is the case with all medical procedures, a sterile environment is of the utmost importance. A clinical medical environment is a preferred setting to avoid infections when receiving Botox injections. A nail bar or beauty salon are unsuitable settings as there is no guarantee of the level of cleanliness as is required by authority bodies.

Only qualified medical practitioners have legal authority to prescribe Botox injections as designated prescribers.. Thus illegal use of Botox in unauthorised hands can cause damage and is the cause of many botched procedures.

It is important to have relevant knowledge of facial anatomy. The face is a dense concentration of nerve endings, muscles and blood vessels that require a delicate hand and a sound knowledge of facial anatomy for effective and results-oriented cosmetic treatments.

The duty of care, we at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, offer all of our patients is second to none. Our medically trained professionals are committed to a patient-first philosophy that ensures we address patients’ questions and concerns to ensure their goals are achieved successfully. Reach out to us for more information about our facial injectable treatments.

How to ensure a positive experience at the dentist

A positive patient experience at the dentist Dublin is important for both adult as well as younger patients. One of the main objectives of a satisfactory patient experience is that this encourages a patient to be more proactive about their oral healthcare needs.


Large numbers of patients forego dental care and even routine check-ups because of their fear of the dental chair. One of the top causes of anxiety in nervous patients at the thought of entering the dental environment is prior bad experiences in childhood or even in adulthood.

 At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms we are well aware that the level of care we provide our patients who visit our practice will determine how likely they are to repeat their visit. This is why we take great pride in being a patient-first dental practice with a highly capable and caring dentist Dublin to provide quality care.

It is not just the clinical skills that are important when it comes to providing quality dental care but equally so is the manner in which patients are treated.  In this post, we take a look at some of the ways patients can improve their experiences when visiting a dentist Dublin.

Ways to improve patient experience when seeking dental care

The very first requirement is to choose a compassionate and understanding dentist. It is best not to wait until a dental emergency arises to find a dental practice for quality care. Starting the search process early will leave patients with the luxury of time to ensure they choose the right one. There are many indicators that point to an empathetic dentist.

Desirable personable traits of a dentist with a good bedside manner include approachability, friendliness, good listener and communicator and trustworthiness.

Next to personality traits is the range of dental care, efficient processes and pleasant dental environment that contribute to positive patient experiences.

A dental practice offering personalised treatment plans is preferable to one that favours a cookie-cutter approach. Individual patients have their own unique oral situations directed by particular complexities. Personalised dental care is the only solution to give these patients the quality care they need to resolve their oral health issues.

Positive patient experiences are also influenced by efficient processes as they are by effective treatment plans. Towards both ends, modern dental technologies play a substantive role.

State-of-the-art dental equipment is more likely to deliver a higher degree of accuracy in diagnosing dental problems than a dental practice furnished with old-fashioned equipment.

An all-inclusive dental service menu at one trusted dental clinic will ensure that patients do not need to find different dental practitioners to attend to their different dental care needs. This can make resolving oral health issues more efficient, saving patients valuable time.

In the search for the right dentist, other patients’ experiences can also prove to be a useful guide. There is a reason why we at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms are noted for exceptional patient care – it is simply evident in all that we do. Reach out to our friendly team at the front desk to schedule an appointment for a time suitable for you.

The dream of straight teeth is now a reality with Invisalign Dublin!

In the twenty-first century, our smiles have become a very valuable asset. Over the decades, we have always had a desire to have straight teeth, and dental braces have been around for years. Usually, it was when we were children that some of our parents would rush us off to the dentist to have a metal brace attached to our teeth. The process benefitted such children, but many did not have their teeth straightened for a variety of reasons. But in today’s world, there is really little excuse for not correcting dental misalignments.


More than just a cosmetic treatment

Straightening teeth is not important for just cosmetic reasons but also from a practical point of view. Misaligned teeth can cause a variety of problems, and one of those is stomach problems due to the inability to masticate properly. If your teeth do not meet correctly because of an overbite or an underbite, you will not be able to chew your food properly.

Decades of research and development

Dental braces have developed over the decades and now take numerous shapes and forms to treat conditions more specifically; it is no longer a case of one treatment suiting all conditions. Invisalign Dublin is the product of many years of research and offers a different way of achieving that all-important radiant smile. Invisalign Dublin takes an approach different to that of metal braces. A series of trays are used, each with a slightly different orientation. These trays resemble gum shields that fit over the teeth and are made from a clear dental material; therefore, they are more comfortable and far less noticeable when worn.

How does Invisalign work

Invisalign Dublin is more than just a dental aligner as it brings with it the most up-to-date hardware and software. Using digital software, our team at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms will take many 3D images of the inside of your mouth, which is then downloaded to a laboratory. The laboratory will analyse the data and create a series of trays designed to gradually move your teeth into the desired location. At this stage of the process, we can show you a virtual image of how your smile will look, even before your treatment has started.

The trays are then sent to us, and we will fit the first one and explain how each one must be worn for at least 22 hours per day to be effective. You may remove them to eat, drink and clean your teeth. Around every three weeks, you will be required to come into the surgery to allow us to assess your progress and fit the next tray. The duration of the treatment depends on the condition, but on average, the treatment can last around 6 to 18 months.

End of treatment

At the end of your treatment, it will be necessary to wear a retainer for about 3 to 6 weeks to allow your teeth to settle. At the end of this period, we will have one final assessment to ensure that the final aligner may be removed and that you can proudly and confidently show the world your new radiant smile.

Our emergency dentist Dublin has your back

We are all too familiar with when those unexpected moments bring on an unforeseen event that causes us distress and panic. It’s all about knowing how to deal with those events and how and where to get help. Our team at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms understands the trauma that such situations can cause, and we have a plan. Our emergency dentist Dublin has been set up to help you cope with those dental crises, and we can provide you with a dedicated emergency number to call.

Determining what is an emergency

Emergency conjures up different meanings to different people. For example, we see people going to A&E at a hospital for ailments that are not generally classed as an emergency by the medical profession. Nothing is definitive, and if you feel distressed by an event that has caused a dental problem, you should phone us on our emergency line, and we will discuss your particular problem. By providing an emergency dentist Dublin service, we want you to know that we are here to help you no matter what your dental crisis is.

Obvious dental emergencies

Often, patients don’t want to trouble the dentist and feel that they can simply wait until they get an appointment. We want you to know that you should feel free to contact us in an emergency. You should never have to suffer for days with a constant toothache because a toothache is like any other body pain; it is your body’s way of alerting your brain that there is a malfunction and that you should act immediately.

Any sudden impact to the jaw, resulting in constant pain or severe bruising that does not subside, requires a call to our emergency dentist Dublin. If you damage a filling or crown by accident, then you require immediate attention. If you are bleeding from your mouth, have sores in your mouth, have a loose tooth or find that a tooth or part of your gum has noticeably discoloured, we suggest giving us an emergency call.

Some foods can cause bad breath, and we suggest brushing and rinsing after every meal. However, if the bad breath or bad taste persists, give us a call; this could be an indication of oral infection or some other health condition. If you do not feel well after a dental procedure, it is important to give our emergency number a call. If you are involved in an accident and a tooth becomes dislodged, you will need to follow a very specific procedure before calling us.

What to do if you knock a tooth out

Knocking a tooth out as a result of an accident causes a traumatic shock to your system, and you need to very carefully follow this procedure. As quickly as possible, retrieve your tooth by the crown (never touch the root), and immediately wash it, preferably with milk, but if you have none, use fresh water. Holding the tooth by the crown, place the tooth carefully back into your tooth socket, and using a clean handkerchief or tea towel, bite down to hold the tooth in place and call us immediately.

Always here for you

We at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms are your team, ready to provide you with any dental service, and we want you to know that we are here for any dental emergency. If in doubt, call us and discuss your problem with us, we will guide you!