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This patient disliked the slight protruding of her upper canines. The patients’ options were discussed in detail, taking into account the patients time constraints, budget and lifestyle. It was decided that 6 months smiles was the best option for the patients needs.

Duration of treatment: 10 months (with regular adjustments)

Cost of full treatment: €3200 (includes at home whitening treatment)

Result: This patient was absolutely thrilled with the results achieved using 6 month smiles. She now has a stunning smile with all teeth moving in-line beautifully.

Dentist: Dr. Gina Kilfeather

For more information on orthodontic treatment and to see more before and after pictures see here

Dr. Kilfeather is currently on maternity leave, however if you would like to discuss ortho treatment further please contact us on T: 01 4542022 or E: info@portobellodental.com. You can use our online booking form here (book online via our website) to book a new patient exam.

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It can be a scary moment when you hear your dentist or hygienist utter the words ” you have some gum recession“, automatically you have visions of your teeth hanging on without supported gums or worse- visions of them all falling out! However, rest assured this is not the case- there are different stages of gum recession with most people falling into the “mild” category. Even if you have a more severe case, know that it can be treated and there are solutions for you.

What is gum recession? (Gingival Recession)

Gum recession is where the gum recedes below the tooth and pulls away from it leaving more of your tooth exposed at the root. When this happens, disease causing bacteria can start to build in the pockets of the gaps between the tooth and the gum line.

What causes gum recession?

  • Brushing your teeth too aggressively– you should always use a soft bristle toothbrush or an electric one and not be attempted to scrub your teeth!
  • Genetics – unfortunately the health of your gums can come down to genetics, if one or more of your parents suffered with gum recession there is a high likelihood that you will too.
  • Teeth grinding – grinding can cause undue stress on your teeth – a nigh guard can help with this. Teeth grinding can cause many dental issues so it is always worth investigating if you think you may suffer with it.
  • Not looking after your teeth– may be an obvious one, but not brushing your teeth at least twice a day, not flossing and not having regular dental checks all add greatly to the risk of developing gum recession.
  • Hormones – women have an increased risk of developing gum recession due to fluctuations in hormone levels seen in puberty, pregnancy and the menopause.

The treatment.

If you are diagnosed with mild gum recession catching it early and addressing it straight away will ensure you keep it under control. Your dentist can help identify the causes for it and instruct you on measures to address it and stop it developing it further. Your dentist will give you advice on what toothbrush you should use and how to use it properly, how to floss correctly and if needed as with teeth grinding, they can advise you on the different types of night guards. They will also recommend regular hygienists visits to keep the pockets free from bacteria.

If you are diagnosed with more developed stages of gum recession you may be referred to a periodontist (a gum specialist). A periodontist will do a deeper more intensive cleaning of your teeth and gums. How often this occurs will depend on the stage of the gum recession. Depending on the cause of your gum recession, your periodontist may advice you to have a surgical treatment also know as a gum draft. ( We will do a separate blog on gum drafting shortly!)

If you have any questions on gum recession or feel you may suffer with it you can call us on T: 01 4542022 or E: info@portobellodental.com and we can advise you accordingly.

 

 

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Patient unhappy with overlapping on front teeth
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After ortho treatment – massive difference in only a few months
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Massive smile from this patient – just in time for her wedding too!

 

Patient: Female in her late 20’s and obviously wanted her teeth to look better for her forthcoming wedding…..no pressure then at all….?

Treatment: Short term Orthodontics wit Dr Helen Walsh

Duration of treatment: 7 months approx.

Cost of treatment : € 2995, which includes a hygienist visit  and full mouth whitening after orthodontic treatment complete, as well as upper and lower fixed and removable retainers.

No re-touching of photos has been done.

 

 

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Before ortho- patient unhappy with the gap in her front teeth

 

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After ortho – patient delighted with her new smile!

 

 

Patient : CK in her 20’s didn’t like the space between her 2 front teeth.

Treatment: Orthodontics done by Dr Helen Walsh.

Cost of treatment: € 2995 which included a hygienist appointment at the end of the orthodontic treatment, as well as upper and lower fixed and removable retainers.

No re-touching of photos has been done.

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Patient: Male in his mid 20’s wasn’t thrilled with the gaps in his front teeth and also with the front two teeth overlapping

Treatment: Fixed Bracket Orthodontics with Dr Helen Walsh at Portobello Dental Clinic.

Cost: € 2995 including upper and lower fixed and removable retainers, as well as professional tooth whitening.

No re-touching of photographs has been done.

For further information on the orthodontic treatment we provide see here. To book an appointment for an orthodontic assessment contact us on T: 01 4542022 or E: info@portobellodental.com

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Patient: Male, in his 20’s was unhappy with the appearance of his teeth

Treatment: Fixed Bracket Orthodontics with Dr Helen Walsh

Duration of treatment: 5 months

Cost: € 2995 including upper and lower fixed and removable retainers, as well as professional tooth whitening.

No re-touching of photographs has been done.

For further information on our orthodontic treatments visit here. To book an appointment for an orthodontic assessment contact us on T: 01 4542022 or E: info@portobellodental.com

It’s true, and is an excellent reason for choosing to have orthodontics in Dublin. Most people choose to have their teeth straightened purely for cosmetic purposes, and while this is also a good reason, possible improvements to your oral health are well worth taking into consideration, especially if you currently find it difficult to floss and brush properly. Not being able to floss properly increases the risk of gum disease and tooth decay, both of which could eventually lead to tooth loss.

Orthodontics DublinMisaligned teeth are more likely to bite together incorrectly, and this is something that can put stress on individual teeth, leading to them becoming worn or even fractured due to the fact that they will have to absorb more of the biting forces than your other teeth. In time this could mean that you require restorative treatment for these teeth, such as fillings or even crowns.

Choosing orthodontics in Dublin will mean you end up with a more cosmetically pleasing smile, but it could mean that your teeth and gums will remain healthier for longer. Of course some people will only need a few teeth repositioned, and in this case it may be possible to select one of the more cosmetically oriented braces such as Six Month Smiles or the Inman Aligner, both of which concentrates on only moving the teeth visible when smiling. Otherwise many will opt for Invisalign in Dublin, a system that is able to correct quite a few common bite problems, and which is renowned for providing very predictable results.

Clear Braces

One of the orthodontic treatments offered by Portobello Dental Clinic is Invisalign. This is an extremely popular orthodontic system, and one of the reasons why it’s so popular is due to its near invisibility. It uses clear acrylic aligners to gradually move the teeth into their new positions. Most people will be hard-pressed to notice these aligners unless they’re looking at your teeth rather closely. Your treatment is accurately planned in advance, using specialised computer technology that plots the movement of your teeth. One thing that is rather nice about this system is that you will be able to see this plan before you decide to go ahead with treatment, so you can see just how successful it will be.

Most people will need to wear these braces for approximately a year, but of course this can vary quite a lot. You’ll be given several sets of aligners to take home with you, and will need to change them every two weeks as your teeth begin to move. They are super easy to keep clean, as you can take them out whenever you eat or drink something, so all you have to do is brush your teeth before you replace them. Although the aligners can be left out for the occasional special event, you must wear them for approximately twenty two hours a day if you wish to see results predicted by your treatment plan.

Once you have completed treatment then you will need to wear a retainer. This can consist of a thin metal wire that is bonded onto the back of your teeth, and which will be invisible, or we can provide with a clear retainer that will need to be worn for specified periods of time, but these are all things that can be discussed during your initial free assessment.