Monday 10 December 2018

When is the right time to change your smile?

First impressions count. Whether we like it or not, we’re judged by our appearances personally and professionally every single day. Our smiles have much more of an effect than we realise on how people perceive us.

There are many scientific studies to show that clear and lasting impressions can be made within the first three seconds of people meeting us and the importance of a having great smile cannot ever be underestimated.

“I’m Smiling all the Time… My everyday life has changed” 

Meath student Sarah Grillet (19) was self-conscious about her teeth for as long as she can remember.  The second year student in Political Science and Geography at Trinity College, Dublin recalls “I never smiled showing my teeth. When talking, I always sub-consciously placed my hands over my mouth.”

“I was not confident when speaking face to face with people.  I had trouble with my teeth since I was eight as my front teeth were protruding, but I never wanted to go down the train tracks route – they didn’t appeal to me – they were too obvious.”

“The Timing was Great”

In a seminal year for her, when she was 17 and embarking on her Leaving Cert, Sarah heard about clear braces and decided that this would be the perfect opportunity for her.  “I went in, got a free consultation, liked what I saw and it went from there.  At the time, everything was changing in my life – it was a fast paced year, but it turned out to be great timing”

Sarah's before
Sarah's after

Before treatment begins, a virtual 3D plan (ClinCheck© treatment plan) is created, showing how teeth will move throughout the course of treatment, so before beginning there’s a chance to see what the finished result will look like and each custom-made set of aligners is produced specifically. See how your teeth will look is a huge encouragement, and is reassuring to patients, making the journey towards straight teeth even smoother. With other treatment types, this was something that just couldn't be offered.

“They explained exactly what would happen. They showed me videos of what my teeth would look like.”

Sarah points out that the great thing about the choice for her is that the experts told her that it would only take between 12 and 16 months for the changes to her teeth.  “This was a lot shorter than I had anticipated – this time period really suited me”.

“I was in my leaving cert year and then going in to my first year of college.  To be honest, the debs was always at the back of my mind too.  At my debs I was smiling properly and showing my teeth – it was fantastic”.

Invisalign Clear Braces have no brackets or wires, they are removable and are the clear alternative to traditional braces.  There are 10 clinics nationwide and every dentist undergoes continuous training to ensure that patients get the best treatment, planning and outcome. is the number one and most experienced provider of Invisalign Clear Braces in Ireland.  With over 10 years of experience, they have treated over 6,000 patients across the country.

“The improvement was staggering”

Sarah points out that even after eight months “the improvement was staggering.”

“Hardly anybody noticed that I had them. They didn’t alter my life at all. It just took two or three days to get used to them and then they just became part of my life.  In a sense they also helped me to take my dental hygiene much more seriously as I was conscious of brushing my teeth more and taking care of them.”

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“I had Invisalign Clear Braces for the first six months of college. Going to college for the first time, small things can be huge and everything is new. Even though I had braces it made absolutely no difference. Now when it comes to making presentations I am much more confident.”

“Dental care is expensive and I always also too had this at the back of my mind. There was a promotion when I first heard of and this was a massive incentive for me.”

“Before I knew it, it was over”

All in all, Sarah had Clear Braces for eleven months.  “It wrapped up quickly – before I knew it, it was over. I almost miss the routine of them!”

New developments have made it really easy to make changes to your dental wellbeing. Invisalign is at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry technology. Unlike the more traditional braces or retainers, Invisalign is a virtually invisible method of straightening your teeth. You will be fitted with removable, see-through aligners that have been specifically crafted to fit your teeth.

“Unknowingly, teeth play a hugely important part in daily life – it’s only when you take steps to fix them that you realise how much it can improve your life”.

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“Every time I get a compliment now it never gets old. It might sound cringey but it’s true! I’m smiling all the time now. My everyday life has changed. Everyone is telling me that I have a lovely smile now – they say that they never saw my smile before!”

There are a lot of imitation products out there, so be careful when choosing your treatment. Invisalign is the world’s No. 1 product in the world for clear aligner teeth straightening. They offer a fixed prices with interest free payment plans, so there are no surpises.

Note that the average treatment time 9-18 months but at the first consultation your provider will give a guideline of time as it depends on the severity of each case. are currently offering their biggest discount ever from their fixed line prices.  Book a free consultation now to receive up to €850 off Invisalign with If you are curious to know more, they have two open days coming up; Saturday 24th February and Saturday 3rd March. Go to or call 1800 33 43 53.

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