What Is Invisalign?

What Is Invisalign?

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a series of clear, removable and invisible aligners designed to straighten teeth without brackets or wires.

The aligners can be easily taken out and placed back in, making everything from eating to brushing a breeze. Invisalign patients can eat what they want, speak with confidence and live their lives as normal, and the best part is no one will even notice you are wearing them!

Dr. Paula Taracido explains the Invisalign treatment in more detail in this video including suitability, the treatment process and free consultations.

How Effective Is Invisalign?

How Effective Is Invisalign?

How Effective Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a hugely effective treatment used to straighten misalignments to the teeth. Advancements in Invisalign’s technology have made it possible to correct a broad range of difficult situations such as:

  • deep bite
  • overly crowded and widely spaced teeth
  • open bite, crossbite, overbite and underbite

In this video, Dr. O'Connell, Dr. Doherty and Dr. Vallely discuss what makes Invisalign so compelling to people.

Invisalign Price

Invisalign Price

Invisalign Price

The cost of Invisalign is €3,500. We also offer payment plans which allows you to pay over time. The breakdown of these payments is as follows:

  • Impression/Scan Appointment: €500
  • Invisalign Clincheck Video Appointment: €500
  • Fit Invisalign Appliances: €300
  • Remaining Payments: €200 x 11

For more information on the cost of Invisalign, check out our payment plan video to the right (or underneath) this text. We also offer free consultations at our Dublin and Limerick clinics.

Benefits of Invisalign Braces

Straighter Teeth. Check Out Smile Gallery For Some Amazing Before And After Pictures!

Invisible Appearance. Invisalign Aligners Are Invisible! They Won't Detract From Your Face Or Smile :)

A More Confident Smile. Invisalign Leads To Beautifully Straight Teeth And A Wonderful Smile!

Much More Comfortable Than Traditional Metal Braces

Save Time. Spend Less Time At Our Clinics As Invisalign Only Needs To Be Maintained Every 6 Weeks On Average

Replacable. When You Are Ready To Brush Your Teeth, You Just Remove The Trays/Aligners

Eat Whatever You Want!

Available In Both Our Dublin and Limerick Clinics

What Is The Process For Invisalign?

  • Your Initial Consultation
  • Your Digital Scan
  • Getting Your First Aligners
  • Regular Checkups
  • After Care
  • Additional FAQs
Your Initial Consultation
Your Initial Consultation

Your Initial Consultation

At your initial consultation we will take a complimentary OPG (x-ray). The orthodontist will then ask a few questions and take a look to see if you are suitable for Invisalign.

You can now ask all your questions and get your concerns addressed about Invisalign and find out whether or not it is the best option for you.

Your Digital Scan
Your Digital Scan

Your Digital Scan

If you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign, the next step will be to take a 3D digital scan with our Itero scanner.

We send this scan as well as photos of your teeth off to Invisalign and typically within 3 weeks you will come back to view a visual representation of how your teeth are likely to moving during treatment. This is called a Clincheck (video).

Watch the video in this panel to see how this might look.

At this stage you will know exactly how long the treatment will be and you will get an idea of how your teeth will look at the end of the treatment.

This is another opportunity to ask any other questions you may have.

Getting Your First Aligners
Getting Your First Aligners

Getting Your First Aligners

The aligners will take approximately 3 weeks to come back to us.

Once we receive your aligners, we will get you booked backed in for a long appointment.

Appointments will be monthly from here. 

Regular Checkups
Regular Checkups

Regular Checkups

During Invisalign treatment, you will need to see your orthodontist every month.

Your orthodontist will issue you a couple of sets of clear aligners each visit.

Regular visits will enable your orthodontist to ensure your teeth are on track, and ensure you end your treatment with a beautiful smile.

After Care
After Care

After Care

When you have completed your Invisalign treatment, you will need to wear a retainer.

A retainer is a clear aligner, this will retain the position of your teeth. This is generally worn at night time.

Your orthodontist will also carry out a review a few months after treatment. 

Additional FAQs
Additional FAQs

Additional FAQs

Q: Will Invisalign give me the same result as braces?

A: Yes, the results for braces and Invisalign are the same. Invisalign is very advanced in the type of movement it can do and its results are amazing. 

Q: I have an important event coming up, can I remove my aligners for that day?

A: Yes it is possible to remove your aligners for the event, but we would recommend that you put them back in immediately after the event and wear them a little bit extra to make up for lost time. 

Q: Can I play sports with my aligners?

We recommend that you have a separate mouth guard that you can mould every so often as your teeth move.

Invisalign will not protect your teeth the same way a mouth guard would in sports.

What Our Patients Say

I was so much more confident!

I was so much more confident after getting my braces done. It makes such a big difference to your face and your teeth in general. You just feel so much happier and you are more conscious of minding your teeth. They are so worth it!

Louise Collins
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What Our Patients Say

10 years later, I'm still going to 3Dental

It's an enjoyment coming here to the dentist. It's a very laid back, very comfortable, very friendly and very fun place to attend.

Paul Fitzgerald
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What Our Patients Say

Transformed smile.

I had 6 month braces. They transformed my smile because I wasn't happy with my smile. I was super happy with the results!

Calvin Hayes
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What Our Patients Say

I can't stop smiling!

The pricing was great. I can't stop smiling! Everyone in my job notices the difference.

Sharon Logan
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What Our Patients Say

I was so happy with them, the minute they went on.

My confidence wasn't knocked at all (during treatment). I was so happy with them, the minute they went on. I was just delighted.

Amy Cinelli
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What Our Patients Say

I just got my Invisalign aligners fitted and I'm so happy to have them!

I looked at 3Dental's social media and thought the results were amazing! They (the Invisalign aligners) just blend in straight away!

Jill Connolly
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What Our Patients Say

I can't stop smiling!

The pricing was great. I can't stop smiling! Everyone in my job notices the difference.

Sharon Logan
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Commonly Asked Questions

How much does Invisalign cost?

We charge €3,500 for Invisalign treatment. We have checked and this is the most competitive rate in Ireland.

We also allow you to spread the cost of the treatment throughout the duration of the Invisalign therapy.

For a more detailed breakdown of the price, please see our post on 'How Much Is Invisalign?'

How painful is Invisalign?

Moving teeth always causes some minor discomfort. Many of our patients report that they find the new aligners (every 2 weeks) a little uncomfortable for a day or so which then settles.

In general Invisalign causes no more pain than traditional braces.

How long does it take to straighten your teeth with Invisalign?

This depends on the problem and the degree of overcrowding of the teeth. A typical case would normally be 1 to 1.5 years.

Shorter times are possible (Invisalign light) and occasionally for very complex problems requiring a number of aligners, more time is required.

Is Invisalign completely invisible?

Invisalign is almost unnoticeable. It would only be noticed when up close due to the tooth coloured attachments. 

Are there any age limits?

Invisalign is generally a treatment for adults.

However, we have treated teenagers. Invisalign is removable so anybody who is committed to wearing the aligners is suitable.

What colour are the attachments used for Invisalign?

The attachments will be colour matched to the colour of your teeth. This makes them almost invisible. 

Can I whiten my teeth during Invisalign treatment?

It is not possible to whiten your teeth during Invisalign treatment. This is due to the tooth-coloured attachments in place. 

Is Invisalign as good as regular braces?

Invisalign works very well and has a proven track record. However, for some more complex problems we still recommend traditional braces.

Invisalign is best suited to milder, more moderate crowding, spacing or bite problems.

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