Category: Invisalign

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!

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.

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.

Invisalign Dublin bringing a smile to your face

We use many muscles to produce a smile, but we also use our teeth and sometimes we can be too self-conscious to smile because of their condition. Invisalign Dublin is on hand to help you overcome that self-consciousness by giving you a smile to be proud of!


Dental developments are moving fast

Over the past decades there have been countless improvements to existing dental appliances and new inventions. It’s no longer necessary to wear an uncomfortable and unsightly metal brace to achieve the straight teeth that you desire. Even those old metal braces have been given a revamp and they are now far more comfortable and effective than the ones in the past. Dentistry and technology have been working hard to bring you solutions to your dental misalignment problems. Invisalign Dublin is available at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms where we are helping to put that all important smile back on our patients’ faces.

More targeted treatment

Over time dentistry has become more and more sophisticated, and recognising that we are all different, a variety of dental appliances for different conditions have been developed. Many years ago misaligned teeth were normally treated by using the one appliance that was available, but now there are a number that have been created.

From braces to aligners

We have braces that work in the traditional way by using wires, blocks and bands. There are the traditional metal ones, but also there are ceramic ones which are a colour closer to the shade of tooth enamel. A clear version is also available which has brackets made from a clear dental material. There are braces which fit onto the inside of your teeth so that they are not visible and self-ligating braces work slightly differently and do not need bands.

A new concept was introduced onto the market some years back which has revolutionised the treatment of certain dental misalignment conditions. Invisalign Dublin works differently to traditional braces and resembles a gum shield.

Invisalign, a new way to bring back your smile!

Invisalign invokes the latest technology and we can show you a virtual picture of your smile after treatment, before treatment has even begun! Using the latest technology we are able to create a comprehensive picture of the entire interior of your mouth. We send this information, using Invisalign’s technological equipment, to a laboratory where they create the aligners required to provide your treatment. They send a series of trays, which look like gum shields to us. Each tray has a slightly different orientation designed to gently move your teeth into the desired location. You must wear the trays for at least twenty-three hours per day, but you can remove them so that you can eat, drink and brush your teeth. Depending on your condition, treatment can last anywhere from six months to a year.

At the end of treatment, your smile is revealed

At the end of the treatment you will need to wear one final aligner for a few weeks to allow your teeth to settle. After this period you can reveal your radiant, confident smile to your family and friends around the world.

Invisalign Dublin: the secret to a beautiful smile!

Shhhhh! At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we have a little secret about how we can help patients with misaligned teeth to realign their smiles, without anyone knowing how they are doing it! People can often feel uncomfortable at the thought of having to wear fixed, visible braces and this can sometimes mean they do not want to seek treatment. However, there is another way for those with mild to moderate alignment issues. Invisalign Dublin offers discreet and effective treatment for crossbites, under or overbites, gapped teeth and crowded teeth. While you are using Invisalign’s aligners, other people shouldn’t realise that you are wearing them, affording you the luxury of cosmetic dentistry results, without the whole world knowing about the process.


What is Invisalign?

Invisalign Dublin is a system that uses transparent plastic aligners. When they are worn over the teeth, they apply pressure to move them into the desired position. You will be provided with sets of aligners to change between on a weekly or fortnightly basis for a period of 6 weeks, before coming back to see us for a check-up and to receive the next 6 weeks’ worth of aligners. The aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth precisely, using iTero technology to scan your mouth and to get the measurements for them. Using this, we can also generate a 3D animation of what your teeth will look like after treatment has been completed, so you will know from the start of your treatment what the end goal will be.

Why should I choose Invisalign Dublin?

If Invisalign is a treatment that could work for you, there are many reasons why you should consider it. Invisalign offers the discretion that many people crave for having their teeth realigned. It also offers flexibility as you don’t have to wear the aligners all day, every day. You can actually remove the aligners for up to an hour a day. This means that when you are eating and drinking, you don’t have to wear them and so you don’t have to restrict your diet as you might have to do with fixed braces. You won’t have to clean your aligners after eating, but don’t forget to brush and floss your teeth! On that note, brushing and flossing can continue as normal, as you won’t have brackets and wires to contend with and so the risk of developing further oral hygiene complications is reduced considerably, compared with other treatment options where you have a fixed appliance.

How will I know if Invisalign is right for me?

To find out if Invisalign is right for you, you will need to come into the practice for an initial consultation. During this appointment, we will examine your mouth and we will need to take an OPG and a CEPH X-ray. Alongside a digital scan of your mouth, we will also take impressions. We will be able to discuss the treatment options with you and you can make a fully informed decision having asked as many questions as you need to about the treatments offered.

At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we want you to benefit from our experience that Invisalign achieves beautiful results discreetly and effectively. Come and see us to find out how you can smile your best smile!

Invisalign myths debunked

Looking to straighten your smile without the complexities that can come with standard braces?

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At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, our team is proud to be able to offer our patients the world-famous aligner Invisalign Dublin, so you can get the straighter smile you want with the discretion you deserve. Perfect!

In this short article, our team looks at the most prominent myths that surround Invisalign Dublin.

Myth 1- Invisible aligners can’t treat complex issues

When the technology surrounding Invisalign Dublin was invented, it could initially only treat mild cases of misalignment involving the front 6 teeth.

As it has progressed, it has evolved to a more sophisticated aligner, capable of handling protrusions, spacing, overcrowding and even bite issues.

So, if you aren’t sure if you are suitable for one, contact our team for an assessment!

Myth 2- Invisible aligners take longer than standard braces

In most cases, they don’t.

But of course, this will depend on the severity of the dental issue being corrected; if you have a mild to moderate case of misalignment, then your teeth may be straightened in 3 to 6 months. But, if your case is a bit more complicated, our team may state at the initial consultation that it could take up to a year. When compared to the average 3 years that it takes to move adult teeth with standard braces, the advantages are clear. But it is worth considering that standard braces are designed to treat much more complex cases.

Myth 3- Any dentist can use invisible aligners

No, they really can’t!

The dentists at our surgery who oversee invisible aligners have undergone the additional courses and training required to use this aligner effectively. And they have a wealth of expertise with using the aligner too.

If you are hunting for a dentist to straighten your teeth using clear aligners and they state they can do it without having any additional training, move on quickly!

Myth 4- Invisible aligners are pricey

If you are over the age of 18 in the UK, the process of wearing any kind of orthodontic tool can seem terrifying and may put you off of the idea altogether.

But, as is the way with most surgeries that offer aligners, our team at our practice can offer our suitable patients a payment system revolving around financing and monthly repayments. That way, you get to spread the cost without worry and can enjoy your new and improved smile.

Myth 5- You can smoke while wearing aligners

OK, so we will be honest, you can smoke while wearing invisible aligners (we can’t stop you!) but this myth stems from the idea that it won’t cause any issues, which it will.

Smoking, in general, is not great for your general and oral health, but when it comes to smoking while wearing any kind of orthodontic tool, the risks go up. Your teeth are moving and as a result, there may be temporary gaps forming between the teeth and the gums; add smoking to the mix and you have a recipe for infection, cancer and other problems.

If you want to quit smoking before starting your treatment with invisible aligners, contact our team.

Physical health and Invisalign

Did you know that undertaking orthodontic treatment with an invisible aligner can have advantages for your physical health too?


While many people assume that the wearing of a brace or aligner will only work to straighten your teeth, there are many advantages that correcting a misalignment can also offer to your general health. And in this article, we are going to be looking at some of them.

At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we have been helping patients to get the smiles that they want using braces and aligners such as Invisalign Dublin for years and know all of the advantages that these treatments can provide for our patients.

So, what are some of the key benefits for your physical health when you use Invisalign Dublin as opposed to living with misaligned teeth?

Better eating habits

With straighter teeth, you are more able to eat and chew harder foods, thus having better dietary habits.

With Invisalign Dublin, you can do this while undertaking the treatment, as the aligner makes no demands on your diet, allowing you to start that healthier diet while your teeth are moving into line.

Fewer stomach issues

Your mouth is the first part of the digestive system and so, your teeth are needed to grind up food to help with digestion.

If your teeth are misaligned, this becomes a lot trickier and so, you may end up with larger pieces of food hitting your stomach and thus associated issues such as heartburn and acid reflux.

By straightening your teeth, you enable them to work in synchronisation, thus being more able to grind up food correctly.

Better sleep

Sleep is important for everyone and so, you may be wondering how having misaligned teeth could be linked to poorer sleep.

As you sleep, your facial muscles relax and, if there is a misalignment, you run a higher risk of grinding your teeth in the night. This can cause you to have unsettled sleep, alongside waking up with a headache or stiff neck.

Less plaque

Plaque is more than a sticky substance on your teeth that can cause cavities and gum disease. It is a biofilm that can cause your gums to become more spongy and thus, it can enter your bloodstream.

This is bad as excess amounts of plaque are typically found in the mouths of people who have misaligned teeth, thus increasing the risks linked to plaque in the body. These risks include cardiovascular issues, a higher incidence of strokes, heart attacks, higher cancer risk and even higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

By wearing an invisible aligner, you can straighten your teeth, making them easier to clean and reducing plaque levels.

Clearer speech

OK, so while it may not seem that speech and pronunciation are a physical health concern, both have been linked to clearer communication and in turn, higher levels of neurochemicals in the brain such as dopamine and serotonin. Why is that important? Because both of these chemicals make you feel good in social situations and are linked to better creativity and confidence! So, when your teeth are straightened, your speech will become clearer and you are not only more likely to be listened to, but you are more likely to feel good when talking. Great!

Invisalign as an alternative to traditional orthodontics

If you have healthy teeth and gums and are looking to improve the appearance of your smile then look no further. Speak to us at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms and find out about Invisalign Dublin and how it can help improve the aesthetics of your teeth. Invisalign Dublin is a highly popular teeth straightening treatment option which provides an excellent alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment. First introduced in 1997, since then Invisalign has been firmly established as one of the most popular clear aligners for treating misalignment issues of the teeth.


To be able to undergo Invisalign Dublin you will first need to have a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums with our dentist at the practice. Once our dentist is happy that your teeth are clean and that your gums are strong and healthy you will undergo a three-dimensional scan using a specialised iTero scanner, designed by the makers of the Invisalign. This will bring up a three-dimensional image of your teeth within minutes and will be able to show you how you can change the appearance of your teeth following a successful course of treatment with Invisalign Dublin. The scan results are also used to help individually manufacture the aligners which are involved in the treatment. This means that there is no messy impression taking involved. The aligners are highly accurate and precise to enable comfort and effective, predictable results.

How does Invisalign work?

Each aligner is worn for two weeks at a time and is designed to move your teeth by up to 0.25mm. After this you move on to the next aligner in the series and it is recommended that after every two or three aligners, you visit your dentist. This is to make sure that the procedure is coming along successfully and that moving your teeth is not causing any other issues in the meantime. The total treatment time varies from 6 to 12 months depending on the extent of misalignment to begin with. The aligners are highly convenient and can be taken out of your mouth and replaced as necessary. They need to be worn for approximately 22 hours of the day and removed at meal times or for drinks other than water. This is to help maintain good oral hygiene and to make sure that your aligners are clean and intact. It is important that food does not get stuck between your teeth and the aligner which may result in other dental issues. It is imperative that you maintain good oral hygiene whilst undergoing treatment with Invisalign, And you will be able to improve all aspects of your smile. Speak to your dentist and find out more about Invisalign today, as this could be the perfect choice of treatment for you.

Maintain a good dental hygiene routine following the straightening of your teeth and speak to your dentist to find out about using a retainer to help keep your new smile in shape and you will be able to enjoy a beautiful smile and better oral health for life.

A guide to Invisalign by Dublin 18

Are you curious about straightening your teeth as an adult? Have you been told you would be suitable for invisible aligners?


At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we can offer many orthodontic treatments to adults, including Invisalign Dublin. This nifty and clear aligner has boomed in popularity and is a simple way to straighten your teeth while also being lifestyle friendly. Great!

Here, our team at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms provides a brief guide about how to use Invisalign Dublin and get the straighter smile you want.

Daily use

When you begin using Invisalign Dublin, our team will generally recommend that you keep the aligners in for 22 hours per day.

We also advise that you remove the aligners when you eat food, drink any beverage besides water or when you brush your teeth. When not in your mouth, place the aligners in the carry case provided to keep them safe and damage-free.


You may be wondering if you need to clean your aligners when you use them.

The answer is yes, and it is to reduce the damage caused by plaque and food debris being pushed up against your teeth and gums.

Luckily, as your aligners are made from clear plastic, they are fairly straightforward to clean. Simply rinse them under a cold tap twice a day and use a soft-bristled toothbrush to remove any tough debris. Try not to rinse your aligners under a hot tap, as this can cause them to warp and thus become unusable. Also, don’t use mouthwash to clean them unless advised by our team, as this method can cause staining to occur.


Even in 2021, there is unfortunately still no way to realign teeth without it being a bit uncomfortable. Sorry!

And with invisible aligners, you may notice the slight twinges that accompany the changing of them. To manage this by yourself at home, we recommend taking over-the-counter pain relief. If this doesn’t help, then we advise you to contact us immediately, so we can assess the aligner for correct fit and tracking.


You may have read that this particular invisible aligner is accompanied by an app, which allows you to send photos of yourself to the dentist who is overseeing your care. This is a great way to reduce the amount of time you spend in the dental chair.

But remember, with an orthodontic tool, you will still need to attend appointments regularly with our team, but these appointments are used by our team to ascertain how well the treatment is going overall.


When looking at the accessories that you may need to keep your invisible aligners working correctly, there are only a couple required. And even then, they are not mandatory.

To help their aligners fit on their teeth correctly, many patients use chewies, round pieces of rubber or plastic which help close air bubbles between the tooth and the aligner. Also, you can use cleaning crystals to help keep your aligners sparklingly clear and assist in eliminating microscopic plaque. But as mentioned earlier, many patients find that rinsing their aligners under a cold tap is enough to keep them clean.

Which is better suited to you; Invisalign Dublin or standard braces?

Have you heard of invisible aligners and aren’t sure if they are right for you?


When it comes to Invisalign Dublin, our team at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms knows a fair bit about this aligner and has helped many people straighten their smiles using it. But is it as effective as a standard brace?

Here, we compare Invisalign Dublin to standard braces to help you assess which one may be right for you. Enjoy!

Treatment time

When you wear a metal brace as an adult, you may need to wear it for up to 3 years depending on the severity of the misalignment that you have.

With Invisalign Dublin, there is an average treatment time of around 3-6 months but, once again, this depends on the severity of the issue. And, while our team will ultimately decide which type of orthodontic tool is suited for you, the invisible option is certainly faster at correcting crooked teeth.

So, invisible aligners win this round.


Invisible aligners are indeed designed to offer superior comfort. However, many patients who have used both braces state that they are both somewhat tough to wear.

Braces tend to cause discomfort initially and after each tightening, but aligners can also cause pressure-related soreness after you switch between them. And, as comfort is very individualised and there is no way to move your teeth without some kind of soreness, for this round, we cannot pick a winner!


Invisible aligners have that name for a reason.

They are made from clear plastic and use their customised fit to slot over the teeth. Braces are composed of typically metal components, such as a wire and brackets, which are attached to your teeth with dental cement.

One of the key reasons why invisible aligners are so popular is due to their superior discretion and so, for this round, invisible aligners take the gold!


Invisible aligners are better at correcting minor and moderate issues with your teeth, especially if those issues revolve around the front teeth.

But, for decades, general braces have been used to correct everything from simple misalignments to more complex cases with success each time. So, for this round, we give the ribbon to the standard brace.


When it comes to wearing fitted braces, you will probably need to visit a hygienist a few times to ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy.

And, while there are certain foods that you should avoid while undertaking a brace, you are also tasked with cleaning your braces after each meal. With an invisible aligner, you also have to clean your teeth after each meal but, generally, hygiene is easier. You can remove the aligner to brush your teeth and so, there is a lower chance of you developing cavities or gum issues.

So, for this round, aligners win!

If you are interested in straightening your teeth, please contact our dental team at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms and we will assess which orthodontic tool is right for you.