Smiles of the Week


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Geraldine Kettle before ortho

Patient: G in her 30’s was very unhappy with her smile, and her oral health.

Treatment: Before any Orthodontics could be started, we had to complete her general dentistry requirements, treat some gum/periodontal disease, and establish and monitor good oral hygiene practice. After a number of treatments over some months, we were ready to start orthodontic treatment.


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Cost and duration of treatment: € 2995 for the orthodontics, and separate fees for the gum treatments and fillings etc. Preparatory dentistry took 8 months to complete whilst the Orthodontics took 7 months.


Dentist: Dr Helen Walsh.


No re-touching of photographs has been done.


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Patient: S in her 30’s presented with a number of dental problems including crowded teeth.

Treatment: Removal of caries and periodontal supportive therapy, followed after assessment of  maintenance, Orthodontics-in this case Six Month Smiles.

Duration of treatment: initial therapy to get dentally fit for Orthodontic treatment took approximately 8 months, followed by 7 months in braces.

Cost of Treatment: Orthodontics cost €2995 which included fixed and permanent retainers, and upper and lower arch whitening at the end of her treatment.

Dentist: Dr Helen Walsh.


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 These photographs have not been re-touched.


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Patient: R in her 20’s felt that as well as her teeth being crooked, that she didn’t “show enough tooth” when smiling, and her upper lip                 support could be better, giving a fuller smile.

Treatment: Short term orthodontics at Portobello Dental Clinic.

Duration of treatment: Six months.

Cost of treatment: € 2995 which included fixed and removable retainers, and upper and lower full arch whitening at the end of her treatment.

Dentist: Dr.Helen Walsh


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These photographs have not been re-touched.

Patient: Clara in her late 20’s /early 30’s was really self-conscious about her crowded teeth.


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Treatment: Six month smiles with Dr Helen Walsh

Duration of treatment:  7 months and cost € 2995 which included upper and lower fixed bonded retainers as well as removable retainers and full mouth tooth whitening.


Immediately after treatment, but before whitening:


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She looks amazing and we wish her lots of happiness and confidence with her new smile.


No re-touching of photographs ahas been done.


MC pre ortho

Patient: M in her late 20’s/early 30’s wanted to show off her healthy, beautiful teeth without having to undergo invasive treatment.

MC post ortho


Solution: Short term orthodontics with Dr Helen Walsh, over approximately six months.


Mairead Cassidy post ortho 1

Cost:  € 2995 (payable in installments) which includes fixed and removable retainers, as well as full mouth whitening .


The result speaks for itself……….and M was very happy with her new smile.


No re-touching of any photographs has been done.

See for yourself what can be achieved in just a couple of visits.

Cosmetic bonding is a very conservative treatment, there’s no enamel removal, and no need for anaesthetic.


Before cosmetic bonding


Same case just a few weeks later (no makeup!)
























Treatment : Tooth Whitening and cosmetic bonding

Treatment carried out by : Dr Nicholas Beirne

Number of appointments: 3

Cost: €1,200

This patient had been unhappy with his upper teeth for a while, and decided to do something about it. He wanted an inexpensive solution to improve his smile- but didn’t want to undergo extensive treatment.

We discussed a number of alternatives, and decided to choose cosmetic bonding because:

  • It is conservative – requiring minimal tooth cutting
  • It is inexpensive
  • Perhaps not as cosmetic as porcelain, it can still give an excellent looking result
  • It can be carried out in a single visit – with no anesthetic required









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2 hours later!














Treatment carried out by: Dr Nicholas Beirne

Treatment time: Single appointment

Cost of treatment: €1,100

This patient did not like his smile; he felt particularly self-conscious about his crooked front teeth.
We discussed a number of treatment options and opted for short term orthodontics to straighten and reposition the front teeth.

Before treatment at Portobello Dental Clinic
Before treatment at Portobello Dental Clinic




These are untouched photos of a real patient treated at Portobello Dental Clinic





After six months smiles orthodontics
Smiling a bit bigger now 🙂












Treatment : 6 month smiles orthodontics, and tooth whitening

Treatment carried out by: Dr Nicholas Beirne

Treatment time: 6 months

Cost of treatment: €2995 including orthodontics, tooth whitening, hygienist clean, upper & lower fixed and removable retainers

A real case recently completed at Portobello Dental Clinic.

Cosmetic bonding and tooth whitening can be a non-invasive & inexpensive way to dramatically improve your smile. I love how these treatments combine together to have such a dramatic effect on this patient’s smile; she really does look (and feel) younger!

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Before tooth whitening and cosmetic bonding
After treatment – just 6 weeks later





















Treatment : Tooth whitening and cosmetic bonding

Treatment carried out by: Dr Nicholas Beirne

Treatment time: 6 weeks

Cost of treatment: €800




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 Patient: S in he 30’s was deeply unhappy with her rotated teeth next to the front 2 incisors

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 Treatment: 6 month smiles Orthodontics with Dr Helen Walsh ( treatment actually took 10 months)


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 Cost : € 2995 payable over the duration of the treatment-this price includes full mouth whitening, fixed permanent retainers, as well as upper and lower removable retainers at the end of the treatment.

 No re-touching of photographs has been done.