Orthodontics

Orthodontics2021-04-13T15:06:32+00:00

Because Everyone Deserves a Lovely Smile

When we talk about orthodontics, it comes down to one thing – the alignment of teeth. Everyone’s teeth grows differently, some as they grow are perfectly in line while others simply don’t.

However, that shouldn’t stop you from having a perfect set of teeth and a smile that you can be proud of.

Here at Friary Court Dental and Facial Clinic, there are a number of different treatments that can be advised – fixed braces, Invisalign and six month smiles. Come in and talk with us to decide which is best for you.

Orthodontic treatments are not just for children. While orthodontic issues maybe best treated before a person’s mouth has finished forming, this is not a reason to accept crooked teeth. As an adult, there are many solutions that can be discussed to suit your individual circumstances.

The first place to start is to call us. Book an appointment and speak to one of our highly-skilled practitioners. Our job is to put you at ease.

Next, we’ll do a detailed analysis of your mouth and analyse your malocclusion and any associated problems you have. Malocclusion is just another word for misaligned teeth. While we typically try not speak in dental jargon, this is one word that you’ll get used to hearing.

Third, we’ll put a plan in place that suits you, not us, you. You are our priority and that includes scheduling regular appointments over the course of the treatment that suit you.

Book an appointment today.

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic appliance. They are more comfortable than ever before due to their smaller size, lower profile on your teeth and the reduced friction seen in many of the modern brackets. The modern archwires which run through each bracket move teeth more quickly and comfortably. Modern archwires are thinner, gentler and more flexible, so the pain and discomfort of previous years is largely gone.

Ceramic braces are made of clear or tooth-coloured materials and are less visible on your teeth than metal brackets. However, they do require more care and attention to oral hygiene and therefore they are possibly better suited to adult patients.

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They are made using 3D computer imaging technology and are most effective in mild to moderate orthodontic cases. Because they are removable, you can eat and drink as you choose during treatment. There are no archwires or brackets to impede your normal brushing and flossing. Invisalign clear braces allow you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so that you can see how straight your teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
What is the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?2021-04-13T13:31:37+00:00

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 teeth.

How does Invisalign clear braces work?2021-04-08T10:14:36+00:00

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.

How long does treatment take?2021-04-08T10:13:38+00:00

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.

Are braces hard to clean2021-04-08T10:12:59+00:00

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.

Do braces hurt2021-04-08T10:11:24+00:00

After a period adjustment, like breaking in a new pair of shoes, braces are comfortable.

I’m worried I cannot afford orthodontic treatment2021-04-08T10:10:55+00:00

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.

Will braces damage or discolour my teeth2021-04-08T10:06:16+00:00

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 cleaning and plaque removal every day.

Does age matter in orthodontic treatment?2021-04-08T10:04:53+00:00

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.

Orthodontic fees  
Metal Braces Dual Arch €3,500 – 3,800
Ceramic Braces Dual Arch €3,800- 4,100
Single Arch Metal €2,500- 2,800
Single Arch Ceramic €2,800- 3,100
Invisalign €2,500- 3,000 per arch

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