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Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that involves straightening teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. Orthodontic appliances are also commonly known as braces, ‘train-tracks’, aligners, retainers, plates, expanders etc.
Orthodontic Treatment at Guiney Dental Practice
Our Specialist Orthodontist, Ciara O’Neill (BDS MSc MOrth RCS Ed), works at our clinic on a part-time basis and is available for consultations on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Ciara trained as an Orthodontist in Chicago, USA and Edinburgh, Scotland. She has been in the specialist practice of orthodontics since 1994 and she brings a wealth of experience and a wide range of orthodontic treatment choices to our practice from early intervention treatment for young children to fixed appliances and Invisalign. She welcomes patients of all ages.
Ciara has a particular interest in customising the right type of treatment to your requirements and needs. She is very aware of the importance of achieving a pleasant, attractive smile while maintaining the health of the teeth and gums in the long-term.
Orthodontics for children:
We generally recommend that a child should see an orthodontist at approximately 8 yrs old. If there are likely to be any problems an orthodontist can often spot the problem at this age and give advice about sorting it out early, if possible.
Orthodontics for adults
Braces can help improve your smile at any age, and there are many different ways to carry out treatment – removable braces or fixed braces, stainless steel or clear brackets, clear plastic aligners, short treatments or longer, more complex treatments. We provide a customised treatment plan with the best options for you.
For some people, orthodontics can be a useful addition to a comprehensive dental treatment plan, assisting in the preparation for crowns, veneers, bridges and implants.
Invisible or Cosmetic Braces
If you want to experience straighter teeth, but don’t want to wear metal braces, we have the answer!
Invisible, or cosmetic braces, consist of a series of thin, clear plastic ‘gumshields’, which fit over your existing teeth and straighten them gently over a period of time. They’re comfortable to wear and really effective for minor tooth movements. We also fit tooth coloured attachments (brackets), which allow you to have fixed braces for more extensive treatments, without the unsightly metal appearance.
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Fast Braces & Prices
If you just want to straighten your top front teeth, Guiney Dental can help! We can do this remarkably quickly, sometimes in as little as 6 months.
Orthodontic treatment, due to the extensive time and effort involved, can be fairly expensive. However, at Guiney Dental, you can spread the costs, with tailor-made installment payment options available.
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Specialist orthodontist fee scale guide:
Initial visit (child or student): €75
Initial visit (adult): €100
Single arch fixed braces treatment: €1,500 – €3,000
Two arch fixed braces treatment €3,500 – €6,000
Invisalign treatment €2,500 – €6,000
These fees are just a sample of the many treatments on offer – they are meant as a rough guide of what to expect. Every person’s teeth and bite are different and each person gets a personalised quote for your orthodontic treatment at the first visit.
Why choose a specialist orthodontist?
Orthodontists have completed training to be a dentist, and then a further three years of full time specialised training in how to diagnose, prevent and treat facial irregularities. Advanced and ongoing training enables specialist orthodontists to provide their patients with the highest standard of treatment, leading to the best results.