Invisalign Invisible Braces

What is Invisalign?

Invisible Orthodontic Treatment

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that utilises invisible or clear aligner systems to straighten your teeth. The invisible aligners are clear plastic trays that are worn on top of the teeth and help in correcting mild-to-moderate tooth inaccuracies. A series of trays custom-made for each patient gradually and discreetly move the teeth. The trays are removable so you can carry on with your routine oral care without any restrictions. You can brush, floss and eat whenever you want with our Invisalign system of aligners and not have to worry about wires or brackets on your teeth.
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What is Bruxism, Teeth Grinding?

Bruxism is the involuntary act of gritting teeth and grinding them at night.
When not treated correctly, this disorder can lead to progressive wear of the teeth, to compromise the gingival tissues. This disease causes a profound deterioration in the quality of sleep, with grave consequences on daytime performance.

One of the first symptoms of bruxism is the difficulty to open your mouth when you wake up. Dental hypersensitivity to cold and heat, chronic pain in the jaw joint and cervical pain also are common symptoms of this condition. Bruxism is often detected by the dentist, who observes on the teeth the damage caused by this disorder.

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Why is Invisalign used to Treat?

Invisalign can treat a variety of tooth abnormalities like:
Overbite When your upper front teeth cover your lower front teeth completely or more than the usual amount (~2 mm), it is referred to as an Overbite or an Overjet.
Underbite An underbite is characterized by lower front teeth that are placed more ahead than the upper front teeth.
Crowding Sometimes, there may be insufficient space in your mouth because of which the teeth are not aligned in a straight line and appear crowded or overlapping with one another. Crowding is usually seen in the lower front teeth but can be found in the upper teeth as well.
Crooked teeth Some teeth are titled too backwards, forwards, or sideways. Such crookedness, especially in your front teeth, can make your smile less pleasing to the eye.
Open Bite In an open bite, your upper front and lower front teeth do not meet. There is an open space in your front teeth.
Gapped teeth Gaps in your teeth are the most vulnerable areas for food lodgement. As food gets stuck in these gaps regularly, it is difficult to maintain oral hygiene effectively. Chronic food lodgement can lead to tooth decay or gum disease

Introducing our 3D Scanner

An animated simulation of the entire treatment process is available at our clinic. So even before you start your treatment, you can see how you and your teeth will look at the end of the whole procedure. Our 3D scanner will create high resolution accurate 3D images of your teeth at every stage.
Follow these steps to customise the SmileView Results Page, what you see here is a live simulation of what the page will look like.
With Invisalign's SmileView Tool, you can see what Invisalign can do for you
Simply follow the instructions below, upload your picture and see the amazing results

What is the treatment process of Invisalign?

Make an appointment with our Invisalign provider for an initial consultation to determine the type of problem you have. Our expert will scan your teeth to establish the shape of your masks and creates a 3D simulation of the transformation of your mouth.
The total duration depends on the complexity of the treatment. Typically, there will be a check-in visit to the Invisalign provider every 6-8 weeks, to check the progress of the treatment and the delivery of the next aligner set. Wearing a retainer after any orthodontic treatment is a meaningful way to maintain the stability of the teeth in their new position. It is better to wear a retainer according to the instructions of the Invisalign provider to ensure that the teeth remain in the ideal position. In many cases, the last aligner will be the temporary retainer, until the appropriate retainer option is established. Your Invisalign provider can provide you with long-term restraining options.

At this stage, the orthodontist assesses the state of the mouth and the position of teeth.

Sometimes, the final result can be improved, and it is necessary to scan the oral cavity of the person again and order new sets of trays.

The objective is to improve the aesthetics of the smile as much as possible.

Dental aligners are manufactured following the orthodontist’s instructions. Aligners arrive at the dental office in approximately 8 to 10 days after fabrication.

The dentist will give the patient a set of trays and two more to change at home after two weeks.

At each dental check-up, the orthodontist will give the patient a new set of trays.

Clear aligners are custom-made. It is necessary to take the impressions of the patient’s mouth using a 3D intraoral scanner. The virtual samples obtained will be sent to the dental laboratory. This 3D model simulates the necessary tooth movements to get an optimal result.

The orthodontist performs the patient’s diagnosis and determines technical aspects of the procedure, treatment duration, malocclusions that need to be corrected, necessary attachments, etc.

The first and fundamental step is to do a complete orthodontic study consisting of:

  •  Panoramic X-rays
  •  Lateral skull radiograph
  •  Intra and extra oral photographs
  •  Study models
  •  CT Scan (if necessary)


These diagnostic aids are essential when starting any orthodontic treatment since it serves to obtain all the details in the patient’s mouth.

More Questions about Invisalign

Invisalign clear aligners gradually and discreetly move your teeth to their correct positions and give you a beautiful smile at the end of the treatment.

Ideally, you should only allow your orthodontist to make alterations to your Invisalign attachments. But in case of an emergency where he/she is unavailable, another orthodontist can remove your Invisalign attachments.

Yes, Invisalign works well with crowded teeth and can help straighten them out.

Yes, Invisalign braces are practically invisible to observers at a reasonable distance.

To avoid issues with attachments, always remember to remove your trays from the back first and then the front. Cold drinks and beverages make trays more inflexible, so keep your mouth dry/ warm just before removal. A great hack to remove trays easily is to use a dry paper towel to grip the trays firmly. You can even use a surgical rubber glove bought at a drugstore.

Apart from the Invisalign Full and Lite Options, we also have Invisalign Teen – specially designed for teenagers- and Invisalign i7, a three-month treatment plan comprising a set of seven clear aligners used for mild correction cases. Invisalign Teen has blue indicators that track how long you wear the device as well as considerations for the eruption of the molar teeth

Invisalign Full is the most common treatment modality since it can treat a wide range of complex tooth abnormalities whereas Invisalign Lite is used to treat only mild-to-moderate cases. Invisalign Full takes about 12-18 months and Lite takes less than 7 months to show results. Since the required number of clear aligners for Lite treatment is lesser than Invisalign Full (about 14), the cost is also lower. Refinements at the end of the Lite treatment come at an additional cost whereas Invisalign Full provides unlimited clear aligners for refinement.

Depending on the treatment you choose, Invisalign costs between €3,000/€4,000 for both arches.  At Susan Crean Dental & Facial Aesthetics we offer a wide selection of dental treatments provided by some of the best dental staff in Tralee, each treatment designed to meet the individual needs of our patients. Working with your dentist to meet your dental health goals, you’ll find that there is always something to smile about. Our prices are competitive and our services top-notch. You can call our Tralee clinic at 0667117577.

No, Invisalign does not damage the teeth at all. Rather, it makes your teeth healthier by improving functionality.

Yes, Invisalign can correct cases of overbite where upper front teeth are protruded more than usual.

Very large gaps, severely rotated teeth and abnormal tooth or jaw shapes are some things Invisalign cannot correct. Invisalign technology also cannot lower or raise the tooth from its position within the jaw.

The only way to get rid of your lisp with Invisalign is to talk more and practice proper enunciation of the words. The more you talk, the faster your tongue will adjust to your new Invisalign system. If, however, the lisp does not go away after long-term wear, do not hesitate to contact your orthodontist to check the fit of the Invisalign.

No, Invisalign braces are pain-free. However, some patients may feel some soreness or discomfort in the initial days of wearing the clear aligners, which is normal. Once the teeth adjust to the clear aligners, the discomfort will wane away. Sharp edges of your Invisalign tray may poke your gums or teeth causing some pain, which can easily be avoided by talking to your orthodontist and getting them finished properly.

Dietary factors like acid in your soft drinks or citrus fruits may weaken the bond of the attachments to the teeth. Your tray may also be too tight around the attachments. Check with your orthodontist if you experience frequent attachment loss and get them replaced as soon as possible.

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How much is Invisalign?

At Susan Crean Denal & Facial Aesthetics we offer a wide selection of dental treatments provided by some of the best dental staff in Tralee, each treatment designed to meet the individual needs of our patients. Working with your dentist to meet your dental health goals, you’ll find that there is always something to smile about. Our prices are competitive and our services top notch. Review our competitive price chart below. Book your appointment online. You can call our Tralee clinic at 0667117577.
You only get one set of teeth, Ensure a healthy mouth with healthy teeth and gums. Routine check-up appointments and professional cleanings with your dentist will help to keep small concerns from escalating into more serious dental problems.

Price List : Orthodontic Treatments

Orthodontic Assessment€100
Invisalignfrom €3500-€5500
Six month smilesfrom €3500-€5500

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