Category: Dental Health

Invisalign: What Are Invisible Braces and How Do They Work?

Clear, invisible aligners are a great alternative for anyone wanting to avoid adult braces. Here, we explore what Invisalign is and how they can give you a perfect smile.

Smiling is the most natural thing in the world — and yet, there are a huge number of people who find grinning in public or in photographs so daunting they deliberately hide their teeth.

According to a recent survey, more than a third of adults in the UK hate their teeth and believe the state of their smiles has held them back in life — notably with regards to their personal lives and their careers. The same survey found that teeth came third in a list of things we stress about most in life — tailing closely behind finances and relationships. One in five says that as a result, they are becoming more introverted.

Exposing their pearly whites has become a source of insecurity and shame for many, but thankfully we have a solution for the cautious smilers of the world — it comes in the form of invisible braces, otherwise known as Invisalign.

According to a recent survey, Dublin dentist can help you with your smile makeover.

What Is Invisalign? How Do Clear Braces Work?

Put simply, Invisalign (sometimes referred to as clear aligners) are clear braces that are at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry technology. They are a method of teeth straightening that is virtually invisible, distinguishing them from more traditional metal braces. Invisalign is custom-made with SmartTrack material, and they are designed to fit your teeth and gradually reposition them over time. Invisalign fits comfortably over your teeth and are clinically proven to improve control of teeth movement. Every three or four weeks, you will need to visit your dentist for a new set to get your teeth to straighten into their ideal position.

Is Invisalign Right for Me?

Invisalign is ideal for anyone who is insecure about the state of their teeth. Invisible braces are great for patients with:

  • Gaps in their teeth (otherwise known as Diastema)
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • A clear overbite
  • An underbite
  • A deep bite

Any of the conditions above could cause further complications, so it is best to resolve the problem as soon as possible.

What Is the Procedure for Invisalign?

The first step of getting Invisalign starts with a trip to Pembroke Dental, your favourite Dublin dentist. We begin by making an impression of your teeth. We then move on to evaluating your smile and mapping out a customised digital treatment plan so that you can visualise the ultimate results. We then ask you to approve your custom plan, and we begin to craft your unique aligners using the mould of your teeth.

We ask you to wear each set of aligners for up to twenty-two hours a day, and we change your set of Invisalign aligners every few weeks, depending on your particular needs. The results will be comfortable and seamless, and in no time at all, your teeth will shift into place and you’ll be left with a dazzling new smile.

Once I Have Invisalign, How Often Do I Need to See My Dentist?

Our Dentist here in Dublin 4, Doctor Keenan, will schedule regular Invisalign appointments for you — usually about once every three or four weeks. These dental visits are to ensure your Invisalign treatment is progressing as planned and you are on track to your perfect smile.

The whole process usually takes up to eighteen months to complete, although this could be longer, depending on the severity of misalignment or other dental issues you may have.

Why Should I Pick Pembroke Dental for My Invisalign Needs?

Here at Pembroke Dental, we’re committed to excellence and customer satisfaction. We have built our reputation around happy customers, and we have a wealth of glowing customer testimonials to put your mind at ease.

At Pembroke Dental, we’re happy to answer any questions you might have. We also offer a free dental consultation. On top of this, to help you on your way to your Hollywood smile, we offer interest-free payment plans, so you can spread the cost of your clear braces over a period of time that is comfortable for you. We do this because we believe everyone is entitled to a perfect set of pearly whites — and your favourite Dublin D4 dentist can help you on your way.

If you would like to make a free, no obligation Invisalign appointment in Dublin, get in touch with our team today. We’ll evaluate your options and give you our honest opinion on whether we believe clear braces are right for you.

Pembroke Dental at the Heart of Life in Ballsbridge!

Anyone who lives or works in Ballsbridge like we do will tell you what a wonderful, thriving place it is. There’s so much to do, so many services and so many places to eat, drink and play!


With lots of companies relocating to Ballsbridge, and new residents and workers coming in to the area, the new Ballsbridge Living website is  a wonderful resource for finding out more about life in Dublin 4, including where to avail of essential services like dentistry – here at Pembroke Dental Ballsbridge, of course!

Pembroke Dental Ballsbridge has been at the heart of the community in Dublin 4 for three generations. In the past twelve months we have expanded with the locality, adding two new surgeries, more state-of-the-art dental equipment and extended clinic hours.

We continue to provide the best general and specialist dental care to new and existing patients, in a location which couldn’t be more convenient – just opposite the US Embassy.

For more information about Pembroke Dental Ballsbridge or to make an appointment, call 01 668 3242.

For information on the area, visit the Ballsbridge Living website.





Pembroke Dental Ballsbridge – Join Our Team!

We have a great opportunity due to ongoing expansion at Pembroke Dental Ballsbridge. We are recruiting two dental nurses, one full time (approx. 32 hours per week) and one part-time (approx. 12 hours per week plus cover) starting from late August. As our open hours are 8am to 8pm early morning and late evening shifts will be included.

Dental nursing experience and fluent English are required, and knowledge of CEREC and Aerona is desirable, plus some flexibility of working hours.
Sounds like you? Email with your CV to

Christmas Clinics & Opening Hours

The clinic will be closing on Friday afternoon 22nd December for the Christmas holidays. We will have instructions available on our voicemail for emergencies over the holiday period. Any voicemail messages left at Pembroke Dental Ballsbridge or emails sent to us over the holidays will be answered from when the office reopens on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
Due to the renovations taking place in the practice early in the new year, we won’t be holding our usual clinics in the first week in January, but we will be reopening for appointments on a phased basis from the second week.

We’ve been contacting any patients impacted by the building works in January by email, phone and post. If you haven’t yet responded to these messages, please do so before Friday so that we can look after you as soon as possible.

The admin team are available by phone or by email. Call 01 6686242 or email:

Don’t Miss Out on Corporate & Student Discount Prices – 10{dd286a9994accd12b3ee3463fd5ca760ec024785405f9abfcce6ea8bdb1e0ef1} Discount Ending Soon

The special corporate and student discount schemes operated by Pembroke Dental Ballsbridge since 2013 will be closing at the end of this year. Companies who have employees who wish to avail of the 10- discount on treatment need them to register before 8th of October 2017 as the treatment needs to be completed before the end of December 2017. If you already have a treatment plan that is still to be completed, be sure to contact the office on 01 668 3242 to schedule your appointments as soon as possible, as the clinic can get very busy in the run up to Christmas.

We operate a number of other schemes available to help patients manage their dental expenses:

  • Our referral scheme thanks patients for referring their family and friends by crediting €20 towards dental treatment to both the new patient and the referrer.
  • We are part of the direct pay scheme with Vhi Dental and DeCare Dental, meaning that we can bill the insurer directly for patients with appropriate cover. This means patients are not out of pocket between when they visit the practice and claim back their expenses.
  • We offer 0% finance on our orthodontic treatments.

Other benefits of attending Pembroke Dental Ballsbridge include:

  • We provide convenience:
    • We offer general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry combined with dental hygiene services. We have an in-house specialist oral surgeon for implant and oral surgery requirements.
    • We also offer early morning, lunchtime and late evening appointments – meaning a minimum of time required out of the office or off work – and we’re very conveniently located just opposite the American Embassy.
    • We offer same-day inlays/inlays and crowns with our in house digital lab so you don’t have to book further appointments, one of only a handful of dental practices in the country to provide this service.
  • We are happy to help with claims for tax relief under the Med 2 scheme, to check with the Department of Social Protection if scheduled patients qualify for a free annual dental exam under the PRSI scheme, and to assist with copies of receipts and account statements for patients with other insurance policies.
  • Plus, our staff are keen to partake in health fairs and presentations that you may have as part of your company’s staff welfare scheme or contribute to content about oral health issues for your company newsletters.

If you require any other information, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at Pembroke Dental Ballsbridge on 01 669 3242 or email .

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