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Frederick Orthodontic Clinic Drogheda

Guide to Orthodontic Treatments

Here at Frederick Orthodontic Clinic, we care about your smile and confidence; that’s why we have various options to suit all patients’ ages and lifestyles. Read our Orthodontic treatment guide below to help you understand the different options we have available at the practice and why you should choose to have your treatment at Frederick Orthodontic Clinic.

The first thing you should do is to avail of our free consultation for orthodontic treatments, where we can fully analyse your case and advise you which treatment is best for you.

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Name: Frederick Orthodontic Clinic Drogheda
Address: Suite 2, Wheaton Hall Medical Centre, Dublin Rd, Drogheda, Co. Louth, A92 A40Y, Ireland
Phone: +35318786999
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/FRoJTEvLt8FxZkPB9
Website: https://frederickdentaldrogheda.com
email: info@frederickdentaldrogheda.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymZzUVtTiiS16LKHCkuOfA
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Why should you have Orthodontic Treatment?

Misaligned teeth can cause headaches, discomfort and difficulty in daily activities. Aligning your smile with orthodontics will increase confidence and improve your ability to chew and speak. Having crowded or misaligned teeth can make brushing and flossing less effective. This leaves more room for error which could result in plaque build-up, leading to decay.

Different types of misalignment

Malocclusion is the term used when teeth are misaligned, which are classified into three types;

Class I malocclusion, also called “normal occlusion”. All teeth fit within the dental arches, and the molars occlude in the buccal grooves.

Class II malocclusion, sometimes called “distal occlusion”. The upper teeth fit inside the dental arch, while the lower teeth sit outside.

Class III malocclusion, sometimes called “mesial occlusion”. The lower teeth fit inside the dental arch, while the upper teeth sit outside of it.

This occurs when there is not enough space in the mouth for all of the teeth. This can be caused by large teeth, small jaws or a combination of both. Spacing occurs when there are gaps or spaces between the teeth. This can be due to missing teeth, larger teeth or a combination of both.

The type and length of treatment you will require will depend on the type of malocclusion you have. Your orthodontist can advise you on which type of treatment is best for your case.

Name: Frederick Orthodontic Clinic Drogheda
Address: Suite 2, Wheaton Hall Medical Centre, Dublin Rd, Drogheda, Co. Louth, A92 A40Y, Ireland
Phone: +35318786999
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/FRoJTEvLt8FxZkPB9
Website: https://frederickdentaldrogheda.com
email: info@frederickdentaldrogheda.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymZzUVtTiiS16LKHCkuOfA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FrederickDentalClinicDrogheda

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Name: Frederick Orthodontic Clinic Drogheda
Address: Suite 2, Wheaton Hall Medical Centre, Dublin Rd, Drogheda, Co. Louth, A92 A40Y, Ireland
Phone: +35318786999
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/FRoJTEvLt8FxZkPB9
Website: https://frederickdentaldrogheda.com
email: info@frederickdentaldrogheda.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymZzUVtTiiS16LKHCkuOfA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FrederickDentalClinicDrogheda
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Patients

Was a patient here for just over a year and a half while I got my braces done. Every visit I had was fantastic, always very gentle and made sure always knew exactly what was going on. Highly recommend this practice to anyone needing dental work!

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Can I get orthodontic treatment

Who is suitable for Orthodontic Treatment

01. Avail of our Free Consultation

Most people are suitable for some degree of orthodontic treatment to improve the alignment of their teeth. Our orthodontic clinic in Drogheda offers a free consultation to determine what type of orthodontic treatment is right for you.

Some cases require more than just braces; this is most common with patients with a misaligned jaw, which occasionally needs surgical treatment. However, this is not common, and you will be advised if this is required for you during your initial consultation.

02. Before you start Orthodontic Treatment

Before starting your treatment plan, you must have a complete dental examination to identify any outstanding issues requiring treatment. Ensuring your mouth is healthy and ready to start your orthodontic treatment.

Your orthodontist will also need to take X-rays, photographs and dental impressions (moulds) of your teeth to assess your case. Based on this information, your orthodontist will develop a personalised treatment plan. Occasionally patients will be required to have teeth removed to make space for the teeth to be moved. If this is needed, your orthodontist will advise you before you start treatment.

Comparing Orthodontic Treatments

Below is a summary of orthodontic treatments, who they may be suited to and the pros and cons of each.  It is very important that each individual gets a personalised analyse of their case, to ensure that the right treatment is chosen.

TreatmentSuitable forWhat does it treatProsCons
Early Intervention for Kids- kids- Arch Development
- Crowding
- Spaces & gaps
- Overjet
- Underbite
- Crossbite
- Thumb Sucking
- Mouth breathing
- Early treatment avoids more serious problems in the future
- Wide range of benefits from treatment that will help your child, breathing, sleeping etc
- Need to ensure that the child wears appliance if it is removable
Metal Braces- Kids
- Teens
- Adults
- Crowding
- Spaces & gaps
- Overjet
- Underbite
- Crossbite
- Affordable
- Treats the majority of cases
- Best Results
- Aesthetics
- Mild discomfort
Clear Braces / White Braces- Teens
- Adults
- Crowding
- Spaces & gaps
- Overjet
- Underbite
- Crossbite
- Less noticeable than metal braces
- Faster results compared to invisible aligners
- Treats the majority of cases
- Not as Durable as metal braces
- Mild discomfort
Invisible Aligners- Teens
- Adults
- Crowding
- Spaces & gaps
- Overjet
- Underbite
- Crossbite
- Truly Discrete, nearly invisible
- Removable, better for cleaning and eating
- More expensive than other treatments
- Takes longer to finish treatment
- Not always suitable for severe advanced cases
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Orthodontic Treatments

Below are some of the treatments we offer

Metal Braces

The most common orthodontic appliance that most people have seen in the past is often referred to as “train tracks”. They contain metal brackets, which are glued to your teeth’s front. A long wire is attached to these brackets, which are periodically tightened or replaced to move the teeth to the desired position gradually.

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Invisible Aligners

Invisible aligners are a popular choice for many people who require orthodontic treatment. They are made from transparent plastic and are virtually invisible when worn. They use a series of aligners that gently move teeth into desired positions, similar to retainers. These aligners are then changed periodically, often weekly. Invisible aligners are an excellent choice for people who are self-conscious about their appearance or don’t want to wear traditional metal braces. Invisible braces have many benefits, including being practically undetectable, more comfortable than metal braces, and easier to keep clean.

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Clear Braces

Clear or white braces are essentially the same as metal braces. They use brackets and a wire to move the teeth. However, instead of the brackets being made of metal, which can be very visible against the teeth, they are clear or white. Resulting in a much less visible appliance when talking or smiling, which is often more appealing to patients.

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Treatments for Kids & Teens

Metal braces are the traditional ones most people have seen used commonly in the past. They have brackets, which are glued to the front of the teeth, and a long wire that is attached to these brackets. These metal wires are then tightened or replaced to move the teeth gradually.

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Our Prices

Affordable Prices

How much does Orthodontic Treatment Cost

We help you get that smile you always dreamed of

Payment Plans Available

€650 Deposit The remaining balance should be paid over 12 to 16 months by standing order.

Tax Deductable

All of the above is Tax deductable at up to 20% depending on tax credits
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