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If you’re thinking of getting clear braces as a response to crooked or overcrowded teeth, here’s all you need to know before making a final decision.

In the not-so-distant past, orthodontic treatment was very much seen as a form of cosmetic treatment. People looked to braces, for example, as a way of making their smile look straighter and more appealing.

And while this is still true today, it’s also a fact of life that orthodontic treatment can now be a necessity. Why so? Well simply because correcting overcrowded or crooked teeth could prevent a lifetime of dental problems – including severe teeth wear and maybe even losing teeth long before it’s time to do so.

Whether young people will need braces or similar treatments is usually starting to become obvious at around 12-years old. This is because they now have all their permanent teeth in place, so the shape and size of their teeth has become apparent.

Just 6 months can transform your smile. 

Adults too can need teeth alignment, of course, and whether you're young or old, you’re probably going to run screaming at the prospect of the dreaded train tracks. That’s why we offer the Quickbraces system here at MyDental. It's a revolutionary form of clear braces that can straighten crooked or misaligned teeth in as little as six months.

The principles involved are drawn from the world of engineering. By applying a continuous, mild pressure to the periodontal ligament – which is responsible for holding your teeth in place - the body automatically makes room in the new location. It also fills in the area where the teeth were formerly located.

It’s essential that the pressure that’s applied is mild, as otherwise you could lose a tooth – or multiple teeth. And by returning to your dentist on a regular basis during the period while you're wearing your braces, the pressure is slightly upped each time, leading to a situation where your teeth are finally completely straight.

In ‘the bad old days’, braces had to be worn for up to two years – but the modern form of treatment can work its magic in as little as six months. The exact period differs from
patient to patient, but this is a fair and accurate rule of thumb.

Any other benefits from Quickbraces?

Very definitely.
They’re a lot more comfortable to wear, for starters. This is due to the lighter material involved, and also to the milder pressure applied to the teeth. We hear time and again from our patients that they very soon forget that they're wearing braces.

The other huge plus is affordability. The contemporary form of clear braces involve fewer visits to the dentist, and this means that we can pass on the savings to you as we’re involved for a shorter period of time.

And remember, of course, that you can opt to spread the cost over three, six or nine months by applying for our 0% Dental Finance Plan. The bottom line from all of this
is that clear braces in Dublin are now well within the pocket of the ordinary consumer. Clear braces cost a fraction of what they did a decade ago, so why not decide that you’re finally going to do something about that crooked smile?

Our Code Of Conduct
for Clear Braces:
Whether it’s clear braces or any other treatment here atMyDental, we fully subscribe to theCode of Practice of the Irish Dental Council(http://www.dentalcouncil.ie/g_dentalethics.php)