Regain Your Smile With Braces

Regain Your Smile With Braces

Here at The Friendly Dentist, we have a wide range of options available for anyone considering braces, no matter what your age. From teenage orthodontics to adult Six Month Braces or Invisalign, there’s a solution readily available. As modern dentistry continues to advance, it becomes easier, quicker and above all, safer, to get the smile you have always longed for. However, the mistake most people make is by assuming that braces are just for teenagers. Braces, otherwise known as orthodontic treatment, focuses on the correction of the teeth and jaw that are positioned improperly. By avoiding treatment, you may be putting yourself at risk of potential future issues such as tooth decay and gum disease, as pressure on your jaw increases over time.

There are various reasons as to the causes of requiring braces, such as:

  • Crowded or spaced teeth
  • Irregular position of teeth 
  • Extra or missing teeth
  • Thumb sucking
  • Decay or gum disease
  • Accident or trauma.

So, just what options can you choose from?

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces, otherwise known as fixed or ‘train tracks’, use metal brackets and are the tried and tested method of fine-tuning your teeth into the correct position. This allows you to get that perfect smile in a relatively short amount of time and are far stronger than clear braces.

Six Month Braces

Six Month Braces are becoming increasingly popular here at The Friendly Dentist, particularly among our adult patients. As Six Month Braces only focuses on the correction of your front teeth, the treatment is purely for cosmetic purposes only. We don’t alter or change the bite by any significant degree or move the back teeth, making it the ideal treatment if you have an important social event such as a christening or wedding. We offer Six Month Braces in both see through and metal finish braces, with the see through braces being tooth coloured they are incredibly discreet and quite often go unnoticed.

Invisalign

With Invisalign treatment, we use a set of custom-made, clear aligners which can be removed with ease so you can eat and brush as normal throughout the entirety of your treatment. On average, treatment lasts a year but can be faster where fewer adjustments are required. We find that Invisalign treatment is by far the most popular treatment with people who may have previously worn braces as a child and have since undergone some form of orthodontic relapse. With Invisalign, we are able to gently move your teeth into the correct position without anyone even realising you’re having treatment, they’re that discreet!

The convenience of Invisalign has meant that it is quickly becoming the number one choice for countless of adults and teenagers across Ireland. By being able to remove your aligners and eat just about anything you want is such a huge bonus.

However, Invisalign may not be suitable for everyone, in which case we would recommend Six Month Braces.

Are you considering braces? Book your appointment, contact us on 01 286 3787 or info@thefriendlydentist.ie

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