Balbriggan Braces are a Dublin-based Orthodontic Treatment Clinic, offering braces and free assessments for both adults and children.
What is Orthodontics?
The main purpose of orthodontics is to treat abnormalities of the bite and jaws in both children and adults. Improvements in the appearance of the teeth, smile and face are part of the cosmetic benefits of Orthodontic treatment.
- Rearranging the teeth to improve the bite
- Improve appearance and create a great smile
- Improve self-confidence and psycho-social advantages
- Reduced risk of injury to protruding or prominent teeth
- Influence the growth of jaws to produce a better facial profile
- Reduced risk of dental decay and disease
We have many options customised for each patient.
Fixed braces, sometimes known as ‘train track’ braces is a common Orthodontic treatment . This system uses a combination of metal brackets and flexible wires to gently move your teeth. Most orthodontists believe this is the most effective and precise way to move your teeth. The metal brackets we use are very small – smaller than the ones that many people remember from 10 or 20 years ago. Younger patients can have multi-coloured brackets.
Clear Aligners / Invisalign
Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable clear braces that are custom-made specifically for your teeth. Invisalign uses 3D software – “Clincheck” – that shows the movement of your teeth over the course of your treatment. As you replace each aligner every two weeks, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week, gradually moving towards the projected final position. the same way as metal braces but use brack the same way as metal braces but use brack the same way as metal braces but use brack
Traditional removable braces are still used in modern orthodontics. There are very good at quickly moving teeth in some situations but they lack the precision control that we have with fixed braces. We sometimes start with removable braces for the big movements and then switch to fixed braces for the final precision detailing. Removable braces usually need to be worn full time and some adults find them bulky and difficult to tolerate.