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What are Orthodontic Treatments ?

Welcome to Galway Dentists, where we offer high-quality, confidence-boosting orthodontic treatments. We have well-trained, friendly, and duly certified dentists to help create stunning smiles by addressing malocclusion such as rotated, crooked, impacted, overlapping, gapped, and crowded teeth. Our orthodontists also address bite issues.

This guide should help if you’re wondering what orthodontic treatments are best for you.

Orthodontic treatments include dental appliances dentists place onto teeth to correct position and alignment while ensuring optimum oral and dental health.

Braces offer an ideal solution if you have misaligned or crooked teeth and can aid in improving an overbite or an underbite. Invisible Aligners are also an option if you are looking for a more discrete option.

Our specialists can explain to you which treatment is right for your case. 

Orthodontic Treatments Galway
Orthodontic Treatments Galway
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Orthodontic Treatments

Who Can Benefit from Orthodontic Treatments?

Orthodontic treatments are the ideal solution for correcting malocclusion, commonly known as a bad bite, which includes conditions like overbite, crossbite, and underbite.

In fact, it’s common in Ireland, with two out of five individuals experiencing an overbite, where the upper front teeth extend past the lower ones. This misalignment, Class II, can lead to issues such as jaw pain, tooth decay, and gum disease.

If you have any of the following dental concerns, orthodontic appliances can help:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Impacted teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Rotated teeth

It’s important to note that these corrective devices are most effective when used in a mouth with healthy gums and teeth free from significant decay or cavities. Before orthodontic treatment, your dentist will address any underlying issues, such as gum disease or tooth decay. Rest assured, with Galway Dentists, you are in expert hands for your orthodontic needs.

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What Benefits Can You Get from Orthodontic Treatments?

So, why should you get an orthodontic treatment? Here are some benefits you will avail of

No more bad bites that can interfere with various parts of your day-to-day life, cause grinding, tooth loss and more

You will get that perfect smile you always wanted. The boost in self-esteem and confidence should also be noted.

This treatment also improves your facial structure, making you feel more confident.

Prevent Tooth decay and potential teeth loss because aligned teeth are easier to clean (no hard-to-reach areas).

Healthy straight teeth will need less costly procedures resulting from malocclusion problems.

Types of Orthodontic Treatments

Dental Braces

Dental braces are widely recognized for their distinctive look: gleaming metal wires paired with small attachments running across the teeth. These appliances utilise wires, bands, and brackets to gently guide misaligned teeth into their proper place. Recent innovations in orthodontics have introduced clear braces crafted from ceramics, offering an aesthetically pleasing alternative for those conscious about their smile.

Initially, braces may cause a sensation of tightness and pressure, leading to mild discomfort as they work to align the teeth. While some might feel self-conscious about their appearance with braces, the long-term benefits are significant.

Initially, braces may cause a sensation of tightness and pressure, leading to mild discomfort as they work to align the teeth. While some might feel self-conscious about their appearance with braces, the long-term benefits are significant.

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Types of Orthodontic Treatments

Clear Aligners / Invisible Aligners

Clear aligners offer a nearly invisible solution to teeth straightening, addressing the cosmetic concerns associated with metal braces. These aligners are removable and are used sequentially, each set aligning the teeth further.

The process of fitting clear aligners is similar to that of traditional braces, including patient assessment and device fabrication. However, their placement method differs, requiring only attachment points for stabilisation rather than wires or bands.


Patients might initially feel a difference due to the aligners covering the front of their teeth, but this sensation typically fades as they get accustomed to the aligners.

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Keeping your Perfect Smile


After the active phase of alignment with braces or aligners, retainers are crucial to maintain the new position of the teeth. Custom-made to fit each individual, retainers ensure that teeth do not revert to their previous positions.

A retainer is precisely what the name implies. It’s a device that “retains” or prevents teeth from drifting or shifting from their places once restored.

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At Galway Dentists, we understand the importance of proper teeth alignment for an impeccable smile. Our expert team, comprising licensed and highly skilled dentists, is equipped to address various dental alignment issues effectively. Whether you’re dealing with crooked, rotated, gapped, overlapping, or impacted teeth or even a misaligned bite, we offer the finest orthodontic solutions in Ireland. For personalised treatment plans tailored to your needs, please get in touch with us at (091) 582222 or visit our clinic at 6 Father Griffin Avenue, Galway, Co. Galway H91 ERP4.

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