If you're concerned that you’ll have to wear those braces for two years, let us put your mind at rest right away. Here’s the true story.
We are very fortunate to live in a part of the world where the rule of law applies, and where ordinary people have the right to a fair trial, with legal representation and a presumption of innocence.
But every so often, a case appears in our courts when the judiciary come under pressure for the sentences they hand down. Inevitably, this is accompanied by a public clamour that suggests our judges are out of touch with reality.
And to be honest, it can often be difficult to spot the consistency in the sentences handed down by our courts. Sometimes, the most heinous of assault crimes result in a sentence that many of us believe would be more suited to a so-called white collar crime.
And if you think we’re losing the plot my referencing the Irish judicial system in our humble blog, believe us when we say that there’s method to our madness!
You see, the topic under review today is orthodontics. And for many adolescents, the news that they will have to wear braces sounds a bit like a ‘sentence’ – a form of dental imprisonment.
And if you went back less than a decade, the length of this sentence would be in the region of two year – and sometimes even longer. But thankfully, today’s patients live in a more enlightened age and only receive a sentence of around six months, thanks to massive advances in braces technology.
You might be inclined to think that if braces used to take 24 months, then the newer 6-month generation surely couldn’t achieve the same results. But you'd be wrong. The results achieved are every bit as good as when ‘train tracks’ were in vogue, and the quality of your smile will be absolutely spot-on after just six months.
And bizarrely, this ultra-effective generation of braces is actually cheaper! You probably assumed that something this good would cost you an arm and a leg? The reality, however, is that our patients now spend less time in the surgery when having their braces fitted and adjusted, so it stands to reason that we can charge less for our professional attendance.
And even better news is that if you're in the market for braces, there’s no need to shell out the full price all at once. Instead, you can choose to spread the cost over three months, six months or nine months – simply by availing of our 0% Dental Finance Plan.
This is a great option at times of the year when cash is a bit tight – and it's also a Godsend for families who have a number of children needing treatment at the same time.
Another bit of good news is that if you’re considering orthodontics Dublin is a brilliant place to source your treatment, as it’s home to some brilliant orthodontists.
If you think you could do with a straighter smile, why not drop into us for a consultation – and let us suggest a treatment plan and give you a cost for the entire process.
And remember that all our work is carried out in accordance with the Code of Practice of the Irish Dental Council - (http://www.dentalcouncil.ie/g_dentalethics.php