Specialist Orthodontic Practice
Congratulations on choosing one of our specialist orthodontists to look after yours or your loved one’s teeth and smile. Dr Sinead and Dr Christine have solely dedicated their work to orthodontics for 23 years and are passionate about getting you the smile you deserve.
They were dentists first but both went back into full time education to study orthodontics, which is the study of how to move teeth carefully and efficiently, biomechanics of how braces work on teeth and how to use growth to develop the jaws and make tooth movement easier. Together they have treated over 1500 cases.
The practice was established in the heart of County Meath by Dr Sinead in 2006. She single handily grew the practice and became part of the community. Dr Christine joined her in 2015. It is their combined goal to deliver exceptional service and super smiles to all!
A smile is worth a thousand words
Smiling has a massive feel good effect on us! It’s contagious, it attracts us to other people and them to us, and it has been shown to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and boost your immune system! What more reasons do you need to invest in your smile.
Creating smiles for life
Investing in yours and your children’s teeth is always worth it. Having an aesthetic smile with straight teeth gives you a huge boost in life. Braces may seem like an inconvenience at the time but the long-term benefits massively outweigh any short-term inconvenience.
Some of the proven benefits of orthodontics are increased confidence, self-esteem, reduced risk of trauma and improved alignment of teeth which facilitates better oral hygiene.
The ideal age to start orthodontic treatment is between the ages of 10-12. At this age, you are growing which is a massive help to moving teeth into the correct position. You are probably in primary school where you have one group of friends and one teacher which is a huge help with compliance and adapting to new braces. Often you have some baby teeth left in the mouth. These tend to be bigger than their corresponding adult tooth and can be used to reduce crowding.
Starting orthodontic treatment is often the push people need to take ownership of your teeth. This is especially true for teenagers. We have seen huge changes in attitude, dental health and diet when patients want braces and know they need to look after their teeth to be able to get them. This is especially true for some teenagers.
Orthodontics is fun too and patients see the improvement every time they come to see us! Dr Christine and Dr Sinead have both spent time working in children’s hospital and specialist paediatric dental units. They have developed many skills to make children and their parents feel at ease. It is not uncommon for our patients to tell us how much they love coming in to see us! This is unique in dentistry and we believe that we as orthodontists play a vital role in creating a positive dental attitude for life.
Adults can have orthodontics too!
Did you know adults with pleasing dental aesthetics are more likely to get a job in an interview process! This is true. People with straighter teeth and more pleasing smiles are deemed to be more intelligent and are more likely to get jobs compared to those with less pleasing smiles. What more reasons do you need to invest in your smile.
It is never too late to have braces. There are lots of options out there for adults too and Dr Sinead or Dr Christine will be happy to go through these with you.
Customer satisfaction is paramount to us, from your very first appointment to your last retainer check.
You will get to meet with Dr Christine or Dr Sinead to develop a personalised treatment plan just for you. Everyone is different so one plan does not suit all. At Navan Orthodontics, we know this and have the skill set to use lots of different types of braces and have the experience to know what will work for you. We take your opinions and life circumstances into consideration and then reach a joint decision on what treatment works best for you!
During your orthodontic treatment, you will be seen by your treating orthodontist at regular intervals, usually every 6-8 weeks. If there are any emergencies (which there are never too many of) you are generally seen on the same day as Dr Sinead and Dr Christine work at Navan Orthodontics full time. So that means minimum discomfort for you!
Comfortable treatments and modern techniques
Orthodontics is more comfortable than ever. At Navan Orthodontics, we use low profile brackets to limit pressure on the cheeks and shape memory NiTi wires to deliver a gentle continuous force to move the teeth. This makes the process of straightening your teeth as comfortable as possible with less tightening of your braces and shorter treatment times compared with braces of the past.
Dr Christine and Dr Sinead are up-to-date with all the latest orthodontic treatments and brace technology. They offer all brace types, ceramic braces, metal braces, removable braces, invisalign, lingual braces. Both doctors use mini-implants to move teeth more effectively. They are trained to improve any irregular gum margins at the end of treatment which can make a massive difference to smile aesthetics.
Flexible payment plans / No hidden costs
At Navan Orthodontics you can have peace of mind that there are no hidden costs in your treatment quotation!
Our consultation fee is €100 and it includes a one on one session with the orthodontist to discuss your wishes and orthodontic needs. A full set of records is taken (x-rays, photos, plaster models of your teeth). This combined with the consultation, allows the orthodontist to make a definitive and personalised treatment plan for you. The fee also includes a follow up appointment where you will meet with the orthodontist again and go through the treatment in details along with finance options that work for you.
Our treatment quote includes all your braces, retainers and retainer checks at the end of treatment. You can have peace of mind that there are no hidden fees. We also continue to see you for 1 year after your braces have been removed at no extra cost to ensure you have no problems after your braces have been removed.
We ask for an initial deposit when the braces are fitted. You can then the balance over the duration of your treatment. Don’t forget, we offer additional family members a discount if they have treatment with us too!
Did you know our orthodontic treatment is tax deductible!!! With the Med 2 Forms you can claim back 20% of the cost of yours or your child’s orthodontic treatment! That’s can be up to €800 off the cost of a comprehensive case!
Some practices offer a free consultation. This may be with a practice manager (and not an orthodontist). It is generally to introduce you to the practice and to show you different brace options. We feel that this is not a good use of your time. Without a full assessment with an orthodontist, the taking of xrays and photographs, a definitive plan cannot be made. This is important for you so that you know exactly what is involved and you can then make an informed decision.
Convenient location and appointment times
Navan Orthodontics is in the centre of Navan on Market Square walking distance from a number of secondary and primary schools in Navan and close to the Fair Green and Navan Shopping centre where there is ample parking.
Between Dr Sinead and Dr Christine, there is a specialist orthodontist in the practice every day of the week so you are not limited to one specific time or day. Routine appointments can be facilitated at convenient after school times. There are few emergencies with orthodontic treatment but if you do need to be seen for whatever reason, we endeavour to see you on the same days so there will be no waiting around.