Specialist Orthodontics in Dublin
We are a leading provider of Specialist Orthodontics for adults and children in Dublin, and we can help you to achieve straighter teeth and a confident smile. If you have crooked, overcrowded, unevenly shaped, or gaps in between your teeth, we can quickly correct these alignment issues over the coming months. With our experienced and friendly team, you can be assured of the highest standard of specialist orthodontic treatment in our South Dublin clinic. Book your specialist orthodontic consultation today and start your new smile journey.
What issues can Orthodontics help with?
- Crossbite: This occurs when your lower and upper jaws and teeth have been misaligned so far that they cross over each other to form a reverse bite position. This can cause biting and chewing difficulties, or periodontal disease due to difficult tooth surface access with a toothbrush.
- Crowded teeth: This is when the teeth are crooked and crossed over usually because there is not enough space for them in the jaw arch. When your crowded teeth are left untreated, it might be really difficult to clean them, causing more tartar build up and staining. In time this can cause gum disease, plaque, and tooth decay.
- Gapped teeth: If there are some gaps in between the teeth, then this might take place because of unusual growth of the jawbone or lack of adjacent teeth that enable them to shift into their desired position. Gapped teeth can cause discomfort as well as periodontal disease.
- Open bite: An open bite generally happens when the teeth in your lower and upper jaws do not meet properly either at the front or back. Thumb sucking is known to be one of the reasons for an open bite.
- Overbite: This takes place when the upper jaw and teeth stickout over the lower teeth. When there is an overbite this can wear down the teeth, causing joint and gum problems. There is also a chance of these teeth being more likely to chip and break as the are too far forward.
- Underbite: An underbite is when you close your mouth and your lower front teeth are in front of your upper teeth. In many cases, this is actually a problem with your lower jaw being too far forward.
What Orthodontic Treatment options do you offer?
Ceramic / Aesthetic Fixed Braces using tooth coloured brackets, making them visible to other people.
Fixed Metal Braces using traditional stainless steel brackets, also known as ‘train tracks’
Invisalign® a removable clear aligner system, mainly used to treat less serious alignment issues.
Lingual Braces which are fitted on the inside arch of your teeth rather than the front surface.
Benefits of Orthodontics
- Increased self-confidence in social situations
- Improved ability to chew and enjoy food
- Relieve a speech impairment
- Easier to brush, clean and floss teeth
- Reduced cavities and periodontal disease
- Less grinding and chipping of teeth
How long will my Orthodontic Treatment Take?
The treatment time for Orthodontics can require 12 months to 3 years, it very much depends on the severity of your alignment issues and the appliance used. During the initial consultation, our Specialist Orthodontist will recommend the right kind of orthodontic appliance, and then discuss the treatment plan with you. Once your braces are fitted, we will arrange a series of appointments for you to come back into the practice, to get your brackets checked and your wires tightened.