How does Invisalign work?

The wide popularity of Invisalign Dublin has meant that many people are now familiar with the name of the teeth-straightening brand. Seeing that the Invisalign Dublin orthodontic device is quite different to the traditional metal braces used to correct tooth alignment, it is only natural to wonder how it works.


Invisalign Dublin aligners contain no metal components. The aligner design is a seamless all-plastic (medical-grade only) tray that sits on teeth for a specific amount of time until it is replaced with the next tray in the series.

At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we look to forward-thinking dental solutions to ensure our patients receive the highest quality treatment methods and positive patient experiences, which is why we have included Invisalign as part of our proven orthodontic care menu.

For all those who have heard of Invisalign but are not sure how the treatment method works, we take this opportunity to explain the Invisalign treatment process and why this proves so beneficial for patients on their smile-enhancing journey.

What to know about the Invisalign system

The Invisalign system is a product based on more than 20 years of research and development. The aligners are made from a patented thermoplastic material that features ?SmartTrackā„¢ technology that is responsible for the gradual and gentle movement of teeth.

Unlike traditional metal braces that consist of one device that is affixed to teeth for the entire duration of the treatment plan, the Invisalign system requires the patient to wear a series of aligners specifically made according to individual patient specifications.

The set of aligners contains a predetermined number of aligners that need to be changed according to an interval schedule set by the dental practitioner. Each aligner is worn for a week or two and then changed to the next number in the set. The plastic is flexible to allow the aligners to be removed and re-inserted into the mouth effortlessly by the patient.

It is vital that in order for your Invisalign treatment plan to be successful, and give you the smile you desire, you follow all the guidelines put forth by the dental practitioner for how to use the aligners. The guidelines to take note of in particular relate to the number of hours you are required to have the aligners in the mouth.

It is standard practice for patients on the Invisalign treatment plan to wear their aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day. The trays can be removed for certain activities only like eating and cleaning the mouth. Failure to meet this guideline will jeopardise the success of your treatment plan.

Another guideline that impacts the success of treatment is ensuring the safe storage of the aligners when not in use. Damage to the aligners or misplacing them will mean delays in your treatment progress.

The Invisalign system is easy to use and offers unrivalled convenience for busy lifestyles. Patients may also be asked to check in periodically so that the dental practitioner can monitor their progress. This can be done virtually with the specially designed Invisalign monitoring app. No need to take up time attending in-person visits unless there is a problem.

Why not find out more about how Invisalign can give you the smile you want or bring about better dental health by scheduling a consultation with our experienced dental practitioners at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms?