ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT

FIXED BRACES

These are also known as “train-tracks”. A wire is secured to the teeth so they can be straightened. The bracket on the tooth can be either metal or ceramic (tooth-coloured).

FUNCTIONAL BRACES

These removable appliances that can help enhance growth in a particular direction to correct underlying problems with jaw size and position. These are used to treat growing patients (approx 12-13 yrs) who have prominent upper teeth due to smaller than ideal lower jaws. Treatment times average 6-9 months and patients usually progress to fixed braces for the best outcome.

CLEAR ALIGNERS

These are very thin, clear retainers that are used in a sequence of aligners to gradually move teeth. There are several different types the most common makes are Invisalign, ClearSmile and Reveal Clear Aligners.

They are more expensive than the regular fixed appliance and used for treatment of milder cases and for patients who wish to avoid having brackets on their teeth.

Dr Faye Rice

We are delighted to have Dr Faye Rice providing orthodontic treatment at Blackrock Dental Surgery. Call 042 9366979 to book an assessment.