Guide To Getting Braces

Guide to Getting Braces

Do you avoid smiling with confidence because you don’t like the way that your teeth are aligned? Are you thinking about getting braces, but unsure which treatment is best for you, then come and see us today!
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Adjust to Braces

There may be some discomfort when patients are first adjusting to life with braces, but there shouldn’t be any pain felt. The discomfort and tenderness should be short-lived. The way that braces apply gentle and steady pressure is so mild that patients shouldn’t feel any pain as their teeth shift.

What do Braces do?

Even with healthy teeth, many patients admit that they don’t enjoy seeing misaligned crooked teeth each time they look in the mirror. Orthodontics / Braces can offer a perfect solution for misaligned teeth, and also help with issues like an overbite or an under bite. But which braces are the right choice to meet your needs? Which braces will help you to get the beautifully straight smile that you’ve been dreaming of, but also a healthy long lasting one? There are a number of types of braces, each working in a similar manner. Braces work by applying a gentle steady pressure that will gradually move teeth into the position that they need to move into.

Is Wearing Braces painful?

Adjustments to braces can cause a bit of new discomfort, but that too will pass soon enough.

Which Orthodontic Treatment is the right one for you?

There are a lot of factors that can come into helping you with the decision-making process about braces. There are several options for braces. Each type of brace system will have its own benefits and potential downsides that made depend largely on your lifestyle. There is also the variation in cost to consider.
The best way to learn more about which solution might be ideal for your needs is to schedule a consultation with your orthodontist. You will be able to learn more about the options that can help you to meet your beautiful straight smile goals.
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Tips for living with braces

It can be a challenge to adjust to wearing braces. Adults tend to have a harder time with the adjustment period, but there are some tips that can help orthodontic patients of all ages.
• Be sure to follow the instructions provided by the orthodontist.
• Don’t chew bubble gum and hard or sticky sweets.
• Avoid popcorn, nuts and hard pretzels.
• Apples, carrots and other foods that require hard biting should also be avoided.
• Don’t participate in activities that could potentially result in damage to traditional braces unless wearing a mouth guard.
Failing to take proper care of your braces will only prolong the treatment.

First days of wearing braces

For patients of all ages, the most challenging of days is those very first few days of wearing braces. There is bound to be a little bit of discomfort and even some soreness.
Children and teenagers who are just first wearing their braces might have a hard time adjusting to their braces, but there are some things that you can do to help ease their discomfort.
• Remind younger orthodontic patients that soreness is normal but it will pass, and can be managed with painkillers.
• If traditional wired braces are being worn, be sure to use orthodontic wax. This can help to minimise the discomfort that can be felt when the braces are placing pressure on the cheeks and gums.
• Prepare meals that are softer and don’t require a lot of chewing. This is a great opportunity to indulge in some of their favourite comfort foods.
If there is bleeding or the pain cannot be controlled with over the counter options be sure to call your dentist right away.

What Orthodontic Treatment options are there?

Advances in orthodontic technologies have led to an increased number of options for those who are looking for braces. The traditional metal and wire braces that were most often used are still popular today, but there are several other options that can help to get the right results.

01. Traditional Braces
Often referred to as “train track” braces, these braces make use of a combination of brackets and metal wires to gently reposition your teeth. They are a very effective solution for treating a number of cosmetic concerns. Traditional braces can also help to treat a number of other concerns that include an overbite and under bite.
02. Invisalign Invisible braces
The Invisalign system can help to treat cosmetic concerns. The aligner trays are lightweight flexible plastic that is near impossible to spot once in place. This system makes use of a series of aligner trays that are worn for a set period of time. They are then replaced with the next tray in the series. Keep in mind that the Invisalign tray aligner system offers more cosmetic results. You will get the straightened teeth that you’re looking for, but and under bite or overbite will not be addressed unless you choose the advanced Invisalign treatment.
03. Six Months Smiles
The six-month smile system works rapidly to help patients see the results that they want in just a few short weeks. They are cosmetically focused orthodontic solutions that are a great option for patients who are interested in flexibility and discretion with their orthodontic options. Note this is a cosmetic treatment, and sometimes full metal braces are recommended to treat the causes of the crooked teeth and bite alignment issues.

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Price List : Dental Braces

Child (˂16 years) Examination : €30.00
Fixed Braces : €3,500/€4,000
Six Months Braces : from €1,750
Invisalign : €3,000/€4,000
Xs/Soft Toothbrushes : €3.00 ea
Duraphat Toothpaste : €12.00 ea

How much do Braces cost?

The type of braces that you get will determine the costs that you may be facing. At Forster Court Dental we offer a number of orthodontic solutions that can be adjusted to meet your individual goals and needs. Our prices are competitive and our catalogue of options and treatments extensive. To learn more about how we can help you to get the straight smile you deserve, book your consultation online or call our conveniently located clinic in central Galway.
Are you ready to explore your options for straightening your teeth or correcting your bite? You’ll find that our orthodontic specialists offer a number of solutions to meet the unique needs of each patient. Schedule your consultation online or call us today at 091562223.

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Alternative Treatments

We offer a wide range of General Dental Treatments, below are some related treatments that you may be interested in

If you need help or are unsure what treatment you may need, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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