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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: You can use our online booking form here (book online via our website) to book a new patient exam.



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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… 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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Pre & Post orthodontic treatment








Patient: Female in her 20’s, obviously unhappy with her “snaggle tooth” on her top right hand side, her rotated canines (“eye teeth”) and crowded lower front teeth.

Treatment: Short term orthodontics with Dr Helen Walsh.

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Duration of treatment: exactly 6 months.


Before & after smile!
Before & after smile- brilliant results in only 6 months!








Cost of treatment: € 2995 which included hygienist visit and full mouth whitening after orthodontic treatment completed, upper and lower fixed and removable retainers.


No retouching of photos has been done–and our patient had not started the whitening process when these photos were taken.

To enquire about all our orthodontic options please contact us on T: 01 4542022 or book in for an exam and consult directly online here. 

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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:

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.

If you want to straighten your teeth without people knowing about it, you may be aware that there are modern orthodontic solutions that can offer you discreet and quick treatment solutions.

The Six Month Smiles procedure, which uses clear braces with tooth-coloured wires, straightens your teeth in as little as six months on average. By using the latest dental technology, this system uses nickel titanium wires that enable rapid controlled movement of the teeth.

Six Month Smiles focuses on aligning only the top and bottom teeth that show when you smile, known as your ‘social six’. With constant low pressures, your teeth will gently move into place without causing pain or discomfort. This type of treatment is suitable for patients who do not require major bite correction, but rather alignment of crooked teeth.

In order to determine whether you are suitable for this type of treatment, you will need to be assessed by a dentist. After an initial consultation and examination, if you are deemed a suitable candidate for this system, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and your braces will be made accordingly. Once your braces in Dublin are fitted on your teeth, you will be given special instructions on how to keep your teeth and braces clean and free of plaque build-up during your treatment.

You will then be required to visit the dentist at regular intervals so the progress of your teeth straightening can be checked, and any minor adjustments made. Your dental hygiene will also be checked at these visits to make sure your mouth remains healthy while your teeth are being aligned. Dublin-based Dr Helen Walsh would be very happy to assess your suitability for orthodontic treatment, and will examine your bite. She is very experienced in the modern forms of orthodontic treatments and can assess your suitability for braces. Dublin’s Portobello Dental Clinic can ensure you feel confident showing off your smile and that any problems with your bite are corrected. Please call 01 454 2022 to book an appointment.

Our opening hours are 8am to 8pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 8am to 6pm on Tuesdays and 8am to 5pm on Friday and 10am to 3pm on Saturdays. Visit our website: for more information. If you’re looking for Six Month Smiles in Dublin, Portobello Dental Clinic can enhance your smile using this discreet method!

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Patient: Vicki, aged in her 20’s knew that her lovely teeth could look so much better if they were straighter, so she came to Porotbello Dental Clinic.

Treatment: After consideration of all the options, we decided on six month smiles for her top and bottom teeth…..

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……and is truly delighted with the result.

Dentist: Dr Helen Walsh

Duration of treatment:  6.5 months

Cost: € 2995 (includes double hygienist treatment at end of treatment and whitening)

NO re-touching of photographs has been done.