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There’s never been a better time to consider getting braces fitted. Here’s why.


We’ve been getting a lot of traction to our recent blogs which spelled out the cost of some common forms of dental treatment here at MyDental.

Maybe it's because of the fact that prices for everything seemed to skyrocket during the Celtic Tiger years, but people genuinely believe that the cost of things like clear braces are much more expensive than they actually are.

And before we get into this topic at length, you have to remember what you're paying for. If you invest in sorting a crooked or overcrowded smile, you are effectively guaranteeing a beautifully straight smile that will last you for the rest of your days – assuming you follow our simple instructions and wear your retainer at night for a specified period of time.

Very few other things that you spend money on these days will last you a lifetime. Indeed, most of the electronic gizmos you buy – from TVs to laptops or mobile phones – seem to have premature obsolescence almost built-in.

So back to pricing. There is a wide range of braces treatment on offer here at MyDental, and it's impossible to give a general diagnosis in this blog as to what form of treatment might suit you best. We’ll go through that with you at your first consultation, along with giving you a treatment schedule – and a cost schedule.

And remember that you don't have to shell out for your treatment all at once. Instead, you can opt to spread your costs over three months, six months or nine months – depending on your personal preference. And it won’t cost you a penny in interest!

For example, let’s say you're opting for our Short-term braces (6 to 12 months). We’ll fit you with a single arch of Quickbraces Metal for just €1,600. If you opted to spread this over nine months, the cost to you would be just €177 a month.

Or let’s assume that you needed Fixed Braces (12-24 months). In this case, a single arch would cost you just 2,300, which you can again choose to spread over your preferred number of months – without incurring interest charges.

This gives you some indication of just how affordable it is to have invisible braces or any other form of braces fitted. Maybe this reduction in costs is the reason why every second teenager seems to be wearing braces these days?

As to the reason for this tremendous level of affordability, it’s down to two main reasons. The first of these if competition. The more dentists that offer this service, the lower the cost will drop. This is tremendous news for the consumer, of course!

The other reason is streamlining. The modern dental surgery is very much geared to carrying out standard treatments like this on a very quick and efficient basis, which contributes further to lowering our prices.

So with prices as low as this, there’s no need to take the risks with so-called dental tourism, with all its inherent risks. You can read about these risks in the following blog - http://www.dentist.ie/latest-news/the-dangers-of-dental-tourism-.6556.html