The ultimate guide to straight teeth at Portobello Dental Clinic
The very first step: Make an appointment by calling 01 4542022 now!!!
Then visit us at Portobello Dental clinic where an extensive oral health assessment is carried out by your dentist to ensure that you are dentally fit for Orthodontic treatment. We need to make sure all teeth are disease free and the gums healthy. This will provide optimum conditions for the best result. We are Certified to do these Orthodontic procedures for you. You can find a list of Dentists certified to do this type of treatment on the Inman aligner and 6 month smiles websites: www.inmanaligner.com and www.6monthsmiles.com
During the initial visit, your dentist will help you decide on the most appropriate Orthodontic procedure for your teeth—see the separate blogs on the specifics of the Inman Aligner and 6 Month Smiles systems.
8 Questions that you should ask before having any Orthodontic treatment :
1-Are you trained to do these procedures?
Specific training is needed at a post-graduate level in order to provide either of these orthodontic options to your patients. All orthodontists and dentists interested in treating patients with either the Inman aligner or 6 month smiles systems must attend training courses before the laboratories will be accept their treatment cases.
2-How much will treatment cost?
We know price is an important consideration for you. There is no way to accurately answer this question without first coming in for a consultation. At that initial meeting the dentist will examine you and take xrays etc. From this he will be able to give you an accurate figure of cost. In our practice the average investment is in the region of €3000 for fixed orthodontic braces, and €2000 for Inman aligner – this will include your examination, all necessary impressions, records, radiographs, all aligners, any refinements needed and retainers, as well as tooth whitening after your orthodontic treatment .
There are many factors that determine the cost of your Orthodontic treatment which include but are not limited to how extensive the issues you want corrected, how long your treatment plan will last, and any other specific treatment details as prescribed by your dentist or orthodontist.
3-How will I be expected to pay for this?
At Portobello Dental Clinic, we allow payment to be made by installments as you progress through your course of treatment.
4-Will it hurt?
As a general rule-absolutely not. The way Orthodontic treatment with Inman aligners and 6 month smiles works is to introduce constant but steady pressure on your teeth. This results in you feeling gentle and light pressures on the teeth. You may experience some discomfort for the first few weeks as you get used to the necessary pressure exerted by the appliances, but this would not generally be described as being like dental pain.
5-Do they need needles?
Absolutely not. No drilling or injections are required for this procedure. This is one of the most conservative pain free procedures you could ever undertake at the dentist.
6-How do teeth move?
Your teeth will experience movement when the arch wire (which is the thin metal wire that runs from the bracket on one tooth to the bracket on the adjacent tooth etc etc) puts pressure on the brackets and teeth. Braces exert constant low pressure, which over time, move teeth into their proper positions. When braces put pressure on your teeth, the periodontal membrane stretches on one side and is compressed on the other. This causes the tooth to loosen slightly and to move in a controlled fashion. The bone then grows in to support the tooth in its new position. Technically, this is called bone remodelling.
7-How soon will I start to see results?
Almost immediately—within the first 4 weeks some tooth movement is very visible, and reassuring for you that you have made the correct decision in having orthodontic treatment with us.
8-When can I start?
Call us on 01 4542022 or enquire online through our excellent web-site www.portobellodental.ie
We look forward to meet you and helping you achieve the smile you have always dreamed of and deserve to have.