Braces for kids (orthodontics) are a fantastic way to fix crowded teeth to give you or your child a beautiful smile with straight teeth.
Orthodontics in children’s teeth involves straightening the teeth by using removable appliances, clear aligners or braces fixed to the teeth – sometimes called train tracks! At Navan Dental, an experienced clinician will assess the child’s teeth at the initial consultation, by taking dental photographs, measurements, impressions and x-rays of the teeth.
Orthodontic treatment can be done at any age or stage in life; starting at 9 or 10 years of age, to any stage in adulthood. Even if braces have been worn as a teenager, and the teeth have since moved (relapsed), another course of treatment can be carried out to correct any crookedness.
Children’s Brace Treatments at Navan Dental:
Conventional fixed braces for kids (metal train tracks)
Fixed braces or “train tracks” are without doubt the quickest and best way to straighten your teeth and align your jaw’s for both children and adults.
We use metal brackets that are stuck to the teeth, while elastic hoops hold the wire in position. The wire exerts a gentle pressure on the teeth, which in time will move them into a straight position.
The process can take between 12 – 24 months depending on the severity and the level of “perfection” required.
The price of our orthodontic and brace treatment at Navan Dental is €3250, and this includes the assessment, the treatment, 2 hygienist visits per year during treatment, AND the retainers afterwards!
This is commonly called a Twin Block appliance and is sometimes used before braces. It can only be used while the jaws are still growing and it helps to improve the jaw growth so they fit together better. It is usually carried out between the ages of 9 and 14.
It is most important to wear these appliances all the time, usually for 9 – 12 months, otherwise the end result will be compromised.
Tooth Coloured Braces (White Ceramic Braces)
These are similar to conventional braces, although we can use white ceramic brackets or clear ones to make the treatment more discrete and less visible.
The cost of this treatment at Navan Dental is €3750, and this includes the assessment, the brace treatment, 2 hygienist visits per year during the brace treatment, AND the retainers afterwards!
For more information about any of our children’s brace and orthodontic treatments in Navan, please contact our reception team on 046 9021203.