What Are Spark Aligners?
Spark is a transparent aligner (or teeth straightening) system that uses a series of custom-made 3D printed plastic aligners.
Spark aligners can correct a range of alignment issues such as:
- Teeth over crowding or spacing issues
- Overjet / Underjet: The teeth on your upper / lower jaw rest at an awkward angle
- Overbite: Your front teeth extend beyond your bottom teeth
- Open bite: Your top and bottom teeth do not come together or bite in the correct position
- And many others
Innovative Science Behind Spark
Spark aligners use TruGEN™ technology which makes them unique compared to leading competitors. This technology makes Spark clear aligners more comfortable, more clear and less likely to stain.
TruGEN™ can offer more advanced and sustained force retention and better contact with the surface area of your tooth. This type of contact may result in more efficient and effective treatment when compared to the leading aligner brand
Cost Of Spark Aligners
The initial consultation, the 3D scan, images and x-ray are free.
The Spark aligner prices are:
- Single arch: €2,000
- Both arches: €3,500
We offer payment plans which look as follows:
- Single arch: €500 deposit plus €150 per month for ten months
- Both arches: €800 deposit plus €225 per month for twelve months
More information on pricing can be found on our pricing page.
Why Are Spark Aligners So Popular?
Spark aligners are more transparent, more comfortable and stain less than the competition, providing a more discrete look - with excellent results.
Spark aligners are so popular with patients because they are incredibly discrete and comfortable compared to traditional orthodontic treatments.
This allows you to achieve the smile you want without anyone ever knowing! They also enable you to see the final result before you begin treatment, so you know what to expect in the end.
Benefits Of Spark Aligners
Comfortable (Custom made, polished edges)
Discrete (Clearer than leading brands, avoid train track appearance)
Fast treatment times
Smile with confidence again!
Easier to maintain oral hygiene (Brushing and flossing)
Bisphenol-A (BPA) & latex free
Stainless when compared with leading competitors (TruGEN™ technology)
Payment plans available
The Spark Aligners Process
- Your 1st Consultation
- Your 2nd Appointment
- Ongoing Appointments
- Spark v Invisalign
Your 1st Consultation
On the first appointment, your dentist will assess your suitability for treatment (free of charge).
If you are deemed to be suitable, we will have schedule an appointment for your orthodontic records and 3D scan.
During this consultation, our dentist will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and explain pricing and payment options.
Your 2nd Appointment
This will begin with an x-ray followed by some photographs we will use for planning purposes.
Then your 3D scan will commence.
Spark uses a 3D scanner to create a 3D digital model of your mouth, which we will use to plan your new smile.
We will create a video for you to watch that details how each aligner will change your smile and how your teeth will look on completion.
This 3D model will then be used to 3D print a series of custom-made plastic aligners to ensure a comfortable fit.
Spark clear aligners can treat an extensive range of malocclusions (teeth alignment issues), including crowding, spacing, overbite, open bite, underbite, overjet, crossbites, and more.
The initial fit appointment will take about 20-30 minutes, with each subsequent visit taking between 10-15 minutes.
Patients will return every 4-6 weeks, with noticeable results in as little as 3-4 weeks!
Spark v Invisalign
Spark and Invisalign are both clear aligner systems that we can use to correct orthodontic problems and straighten your teeth.
You can expect a similar result and duration of treatment from both systems.
Spark aligners material (TruGEN™) is more transparent and resistant to staining, making it more discrete for the wearer.
Commonly Asked Questions
Is Spark better than Invisalign?
Spark has many advantages over Invisalign because it tends to be more comfortable and less obvious.
Invisalign can have a foggy appearance which makes it noticeable when speaking, whereas the TrueGEN technology in Spark allows it to be much more transparent, making it much more discrete.
How long does it take for Spark aligners to work?
Each case is different, and treatment duration will vary from patient to patient.
Upon viewing your Spark video, your dentist will give you a rough estimate of when your treatment will be completed, with some cases finished in as little as 3-6 months.
Are Spark aligners safe?
Spark aligners are perfectly safe. They are BPA-free and latex free.
They are also custom-made, so they fit securely into your mouth.
How often do you change Spark trays?
You will change your trays once a week.
We encourage patients to pick a designated day every week as their day to swap to the next aligner, which will help create a routine and manage the process.
How much do your teeth move after each Spark tray?
Your teeth will move a minimal amount with each aligner, but each small change will add up and make a big difference.
The desired result comes from consistent use of the aligners at the end of treatment.
How do you keep your Spark aligners clean?
You may clean your aligners as you clean your teeth with a toothbrush and some toothpaste.
Spark aligners are easy to keep clean as you remove them when eating and drinking and change them weekly.
Can I take Spark out for a night out?
We advise that you wear your aligners for a minimum of 22 hours a day, removing them only when you are eating or drinking.
However, there is no problem taking them out for a special occasion or night out, as long as you wear them as much as possible outside of those times.
The more you wear them, the quicker you will achieve your desired result.
Can you drink alcohol with Spark aligners?
Yes, you can. Just remember to put the aligners back in when you are finished or going to bed.
How can I keep my gums healthy with Spark Aligners?
One of the significant advantages of aligners is their effectiveness in maintaining gum health.
As they are removable, it is easy to keep your regular hygiene routine, such as brushing and flossing, which can be more challenging with traditional orthodontics.
Also, Spark's accurate 3D printing technology ensures the aligners are scalloped closely to the gingival margin so they don't interfere with your gums.
What is TruGEN™ material?
TruGEN™ is Spark's patented 3D printing material, which gives Spark an edge over the leading competition.
Aligners made from TruGEN™ are much clearer, more stain resistant and considerably more comfortable.
Do Spark aligners require attachments?
Yes, all aligners require attachments. The attachments are small buttons that we place on some tooth surfaces but not all.
Your dentist will carefully select the colour used for the buttons to match your tooth colour to remain imperceptible.
How do aligners work?
Aligners work by putting gentle pressure on your teeth ever so slightly, repositioning them with each aligner until the final result of a beautiful straight smile is achieved.
Unlike the traditional approach of regular braces, aligners are invisible, and you can remove them for periods throughout the day. They also tend to be more comfortable.
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