Specialist Orthodontic Practice
Congratulations on choosing a specialist orthodontists
Dr Sinead and Dr Christine are both specialist orthodontists which makes them experts in orthodontics, braces, straightening teeth and all things to do with smiles! Together they have 24 years experience as orthodontists and have treated over 1700 cases. They are passionate about getting you the smile you deserve.
A specialist orthodontist is an expert at straightening teeth. Dr Christine and Dr Sinead have experience using all types of braces. They can provide all braces so you don’t need to limit yourself to one choice. They can help choose the best brace for you, your lifestyle and your budget.
What is an orthodontist?
An orthodontist is someone who first qualifies as a dentist and then completes a further 3 years of full time education in orthodontics alone. Orthodontics literally means straight teeth! It is the study of how to move teeth correctly and the mechanics braces use to move these teeth. If used correctly, braces can optimise facial growth and development which allows teeth to move more easily into their correct position for their long term health and long lasting results.
The practice was established in 2006 in the heart of County Meath by Dr Sinead. The practice quickly grew to become part of the community. Dr Christine joined her in 2015. Together, we deliver an exceptional service and super smiles to all our patients!
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.
Investing in a smile for life
Investing in yours and your children’s teeth is always worth it. Your smile is your signature. Having a big smile with straight teeth gives you a huge boost in confidence
Benefits of Orthodontics
Some of the proven benefits of orthodontics are:
- increased confidence
- reduced risk of damage to your teeth and gums
- straight teeth are easier to clean!
What age say child see their orthodontist at?
The ideal age to start treatment is between the ages of 10-12 years. At Navan Orthodontics, we recommend your first orthodontic visit at age 10. The benefits of starting at this age are:
- a child is growing which allow teeth to move more easily into their ideal position
- compliance with braces is better at this age compared to teenage years
- having some baby teeth left is a big advantage as they tend to be bigger than their corresponding adult tooth and space can be kept to reduce crowding and sometimes prevent the need for extractions.
Healthy teeth, healthy body
Starting orthodontic treatment is often the incentive people need to take responsibility for their teeth. This is especially true for teenagers. We have seen huge changes in attitude, dental health and diet when teenagers want braces and know they need to look after their teeth to be able to get them.
Dental phobia- braces can help alleviate this
Visiting your orthodontist is fun and patients see the improvement every time they come to see us! Having routine dental work done every 6 weeks improves dental confidence and visiting your dentist becomes associated with a positive experience. On top of that, Dr Christine and Dr Sinead have both spent time working in childrens’ hospitals and specialist paediatric dental units. They have developed many skills to put children, parents and all patients at ease.
Our patients often tell us how much they love coming in to see us! We believe that orthodontists play a vital role in helping out patients gain a positive dental attitude for life.
The number of adults seeing an orthodontist is at an all-time high. Would you believe that one-in three of our patients at Navan Orthodontics are over the age of 18. There is no age limit to straightening your teeth and improving your smile!
Advances in orthodontics have made treatment more comfortable and less noticeable than ever. Options include clear aligners, tooth-colored braces, tiny but more traditional metal braces, and braces that go behind the teeth.
All braces work slightly differently so some are more suited for different orthodontic problems. Dr Sinead and Dr Christine will be able to assess your orthodontic needs, how best your teeth can be straightened and what brace will work best for you and your lifestyle.
Customer satisfaction is paramount to us, from your very first appointment to your last retainer check.
Dr Christine or Dr Sinead will develop a personalised treatment plan just for you. Every mouth is different so one plan does not suit all. At Navan Orthodontics, we use lots of different types of braces and have the experience to know what will work best for you and your lifestyle.
During your treatment, you will be seen by your 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. This means minimum discomfort for you.
Comfortable treatments and modern techniques
With modern training and technology, orthodontics is more comfortable than ever. 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 more comfortable. There is now less tightening of your braces and shorter treatment times.
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 your smile.
Flexible payment plans and 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. It includes a one on one session with the orthodontist to discuss your wishes and orthodontic needs. We take a full set of records (x-rays, photos and plaster models of your teeth). This allows the orthodontist to make a definitive and personalised treatment plan for you. The fee includes a follow up appointment where you will meet with your orthodontist 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 for 18 months after your brace have been removed to ensure your teeth stay perfectly straight.
We ask for an initial deposit when the braces are fitted. You can pay 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!
Do you know your orthodontic treatment is tax deductible? You can claim back 20% of the cost of yours or your child’s orthodontic treatment with the Med 2 forms. That’s can be up to €800 off the cost of your treatment!
Some practices offer a free consultation. This is generally to introduce you to the practice, show you different braces and discuss payment options. This may not be with an orthodontist. At Navan Orthodontics, we believe that the best use of your time is to have a a full assessment with an orthodontist. A full clinical exam with xrays and photographs is integral to creating a comprehensive treatment plan that is right for you. This is important so you can understand exactly what is involved, make an informed decision and ultimately get the best result.
Convenient location and appointment times
Navan Orthodontics is in the centre of Navan on Market Square. It is walking distance from a number of secondary and primary schools. There is ample parking in the Fair Green and Navan Shopping centre.
There is a specialist orthodontist in the practice every day of the week so you can be flexible with what day or time suits you best. After school appointments are available for routine appointments. If for whatever reason you need to see us urgently, we will endeavour to see you on the same day.