Swords Dental are delighted to announce that we will now be providing a full range of orthodontic treatment for our patients. Our Orthodontist, Dr. Greice Zanotti, from Brazil offers fixed and removable braces for children and adult patients, in addition to our existing Invisalign option.
Orthodontic treatment is used to help straighten your teeth.
It helps you to take better care of your teeth and gums. It also improves your bite. This makes eating more comfortable. Your smile will benefit, too.
Around a third of children need ortho.
Treatment almost always involves using braces to:
Straighten crooked, crowded or protruding teeth
Close gaps between teeth
Correct the bite so the top and bottom teeth meet when you close your mouth
You’ll need to have healthy teeth and gums before you can have a brace fitted. This is because you must have a low sugar intake and be able to keep your teeth and your brace very clean while you’re wearing it. Otherwise there is a risk of tooth decay and gum disease during your treatment.
Treatment usually lasts from 18 months to 2 years.
You will need to visit the orthodontist every 6 to 8 weeks. An orthodontist is a dentist trained to diagnose, prevent, and treat teeth and jaw irregularities.
The best age to start braces treatment is often 12 to 13, when all the primary (baby) teeth have been lost but the jaws are still growing. For some children with complex treatment needs, such as multiple missing teeth or needing jaw surgery as part of their treatment, the best time can be in the older teen years.
For younger patients, such as those with impacted permanent front teeth, treatment may need to start shortly after the problem is identified.
Adult is also possible although treatment may take slightly longer.
Fixed braces are the most common type of braces.
They are a non-removable brace made up of brackets that are glued to each tooth and linked with wires. Fixed braces are usually made out of metal, so will be noticeable on the front of your teeth. Removable braces may also be needed to treat children with misaligned jaws. Clear ceramic fixed braces, which are less visible, are also available.
These are clear, flexible plastic mouthguards that fit over teeth to push them into new positions each time an aligner is changed. White attachments fixed onto the teeth for the duration of treatment are nearly always needed to help the aligners move the teeth.
You take them out at mealtimes or to clean them, but are otherwise worn all the time.
We will give you all the oral hygiene advise you need as part of your treatment and organise fixed or removable retainers to hold the teeth in position at the end of the treatment.
As an introductory offer, Swords Dental will be doing free assessments & an OPG full mouth x-ray if needed, with an additional 250 euros off a typical case price. A typical fixed-fixed braces case would now cost 3,750. Swords Dental offer interest free payment plans on orthodontic treatment to help spread out the cost of the treatment. This treatment also qualifies for 20% tax relief which we can organise for you. If you’d like to make an appointment for an assessment give us a call on 01 8401001.