FAQ’s

“I don’t know why I didn’t get my teeth straightened years ago!”

This is a very common remark we hear from our patients. Making the decision to go for an orthodontic assessment can be difficult for many people so we like to ensure that once you pick up the phone to us, the most difficult part of the process is over! Our orthodontic assessment will leave you with a clear understanding of the problems that exist with your teeth and the options available to achieve the smile you always wished for. Going down the road of braces on the teeth is a big decision and the purpose of our assessment process is to provide you with all of the information to allow you to make a final decision that you are 100% happy with.

What is Orthodontic treatment

Orthodontic treatment usually involves the wearing of braces, fixed or removable, which are used to straighten teeth and correct the bite. Both children and adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment.

How do braces straighten teeth?

Braces use constant, gentle pressure, which over time, move teeth into their proper positions.

Can it be too late for a person to be fitted with braces?

No, because healthy teeth can be moved at any age. Orthodontics can improve the smile of practically anyone.

When should my child first see an orthodontist?

The ideal age for  your child to see an orthodontist is between the ages of 10 – 12 years.  We can see you earlier than that if you are worried about your child’s teeth or bite. We also treat teenagers and adults so you can come in for a consultation at any age. 

What are the different types of braces?

See our link on treatment options.

How to find us?

We are located on 1-2 Market Square, Navan beside the AIB bank.  See our location map on the bottom of every page for more details.

What happens at my first appointment?

See our page on what to expect

What is the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist 

An orthodontist is a specialist dentist who just does orthodontics every day. It is like the difference between a general doctor and a cardiologist. In addition to 5 years training to be a dentist, they undertake a further 3 years of full time specialist training to be an expert in moving teeth. There is a register maintained by the Irish Dental Council with a list of specialist orthodontists in Ireland. Please click this link for details.