Orthodontists and dentists both help patients improve their oral health, but in different ways. Dentistry is a broad medical speciality that deals with the teeth, gum, nerves, and jaw, while orthodontics is a speciality within dentistry that focuses on correcting bites, occlusion, and the straightness of Read More >
Each upper and lower aligner is worn for two weeks. You remove them only to eat, drink (if necessary) brush and floss. As you progress from one aligner to the next every two weeks, your teeth will move until they have straightened to the optimum position.
In general, treatment time can range from three months to three years depending on the severity of your problem. While there is a time commitment patients are rewarded with a beautiful smile and optimal jaw alignment that lasts a lifetime.
At first doing a good job removing plaque from your teeth may seem difficult, but with our coaching and your perseverance, it will get easier.
After a period adjustment, like breaking in a new pair of shoes, braces are comfortable.
Treatment and its cost can be tailored to your circumstances and requirements. We provide an interest free in-house payment plan. We are also partners with St Canice's Easy Pay finance options- more information can be found on our fee page.
As with any medical treatment there are risks and limitations inherent in orthodontics. We will explain how these can be minimised or eliminated before treatment starts. Suffice to say at this stage that the key to healthy teeth and gums with or without braces is proper Read More >
Many adults seeing the success of their children’s orthodontic treatment decide to have braces themselves. There are no age limits provided you have healthy teeth and gums. It is important to see your dentist on an ongoing basis for optimal dental health.