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At this time of year, there are countless Christmas concerts taking place around pretty much every town and city in Ireland. This can include anything from the local playschool staging their nativity play to more sophisticated carol singing offerings.

In my own local area, there was a performance of Handel’s Messiah to celebrate the season that’s in it. It was performed by the students in our local secondary school, and we have to say that the quality of the singing was absolutely beautiful. It’s very definitely a great way to get yourself in the mood for Christmas.

Apart from the beautiful performance, the other thing that struck us about our night out was the very high percentage of the performers who were wearing braces. We tried to count and reckon that there were at least one in three wearing braces.

It reinforced our belief that more and more of our young population are paying a visit to the orthodontist at some stage in their lives. We asked ourselves why this may be the case, and why this generation is much more likely to be wearing braces that children a generation or two ago.


The reason might surprise you!

Surprisingly, perhaps, one of the reasons for this is improved standards of dental care. What do we mean by this? Well, in the past, it was very common for Irish people to lose a few teeth at some stage or other, and the gap resulting from this allowed the neighbouring teeth the space to grow in a fairly straight and uncluttered manner.

Greater affluence and a better quality of diet, allied to improved knowledge about how to care for our teeth, has resulted in a situation where many, many people will go through a complete lifetime without losing a single tooth.

But this can result in a problem, in that the teeth grow in size and number, and eventually start to jostle for position, which can lead to the problems of overcrowded and crooked teeth.

This leads to the ‘train tracks’ that we’re all so familiar with. And in the vast majority of cases, patients who needed them had to wear them for up to two years – and even longer, in certain circumstances.

Thankfully, those dark days are gone. Today, our QuickBraces system will straighten even the most crooked of teeth in around six months. And even better news is that, for the duration of the wearing period, the new generation of braces is much more comfortable and discreet than the old-fashioned train tracks.

If you're in the market for an orthodontist Dublin is a great place to live, as you will enjoy an excellent level of care and attention. And even better, here at MyDental, you can enjoy a 0% Dental Finance Plan that will let you spread the cost over three, six or nine months.


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