Orthodontics

THE STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT BRACES

We’re big believers in big changes, and with recent advancements in orthodontics it’s never too late to boost your confidence with a straighter, more stunning smile.

At William Street Dental, we have a special interest in orthodontics and although there are many so-called “Short Term Orthodontics” available we won’t promise a “quick fix” for all cases and instead focus on getting your bite as close to perfect as possible, and taking the correct amount of time in doing so.

Before any treatment begins, we always carry out a thorough assessment, which lasts about 45 minutes, where we will examine your teeth and soft tissue, take clinical photos and, in some cases, x-rays. Then impressions and a bite record will be taken so we can make further measurements and determine if you are suitable for treatment with us or if you need a further referral.

Of course, at any time you are welcome to ask any questions you may have.

METAL FIXED APPLIANCES / NHS

When most people hear the word ‘braces’, this is the orthodontic treatment that comes to mind. We offer these stainless steel fixed appliances either under the NHS or privately depending on your individual needs and circumstances.

AESTHETIC CLEAR BRACKETS

Ceramic or plastic braces perform exactly the same way as traditional braces but with the added benefit of being more discreet as they blend in with the natural colour of your teeth. We also use white plastic coated wires to mask their appearance even further.

Clear Aligners

The Modern Way to Straighten Teeth

Your unique aligners fit snugly over your teeth and gently control tooth movement and rotation. Every two weeks you will be given a new set of custom-made aligners that will continue to move your teeth- little by little- into their desired position.

Your William Street dentist will take the time to talk you through all our orthodontic options and procedures to help you decide which one is the best for you.

Clear Aligners in Northern Ireland

Clear Aligners in Northern Ireland

HOW CLEAR ALIGNERS WORK

Before treatment begins, we will digitally map your teeth and can create an incredibly personalised treatment specifically for you- including the exact movements of your teeth and how long your treatment will take.

We will then create your clear aligners made from state-of-the-art material which moves your teeth comfortably and efficiently.

COST

Metal Braces
Single Arch £1050, upper & lower arch £1900

Aesthetic Clear Braces
Single Arch £1450, upper & lower arch £2750

Clear Aligners
Single Arch £1700, upper & lower arch £3200

All orthodontic costs include:

All necessary appointments, including late evening appointments

Any orthodontic extractions (if required).

Extra materials and appliances required to achieve best results.

Up to Three dental hygiene appointments (usually £45) involving a full mouth scale and polish and oral hygiene instruction.

An orthodontic pack which includes comfort wax, interdental brushes and literature on how to care for your braces.

The construction of orthodontic retainers at the end of treatment.

The placement of ‘Bonded’ or ‘Fixed’ retainers if required.

Dual-arch Tooth whitening following removal of your appliance (Adult patients only).

Amazing Results

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Orthodontic treatment

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Orthodontic treatment with emax aesthetic crowns & veneers

FAQs

FIND OUT A LITTLE BIT MORE

DO BRACES HURT?

The fitting, adjustment and removal of braces does not hurt but sometimes, especially after an adjustment or changing to a new aligner, your teeth may ache for a few days. With traditional braces, the wires can sometimes make your cheeks tender so we provide a special wax that covers the ends until the soreness wears off.


HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO WEAR MY BRACES/ALIGNERS?

The length of your treatment depends on the complexity of your case. The best way to know for sure is to visit our practice so we can examine your teeth thoroughly and discuss all your available options and the amount of time we expect your treatment to take.


WILL I HAVE TO WEAR RETAINERS WHEN MY TREATMENT ENDS?

Yes, in fact a good portion of our adult patients get braces again because they stopped wearing their retainers from when they had braces as a child. Teeth constantly move throughout your lifetime and if you stop wearing your retainer your teeth will relapse.


WILL I BE ABLE TO SPEAK AND EAT NORMALLY WITH BRACES / ALIGNERS?

For the most part, yes. However, as with many dental treatments, you will have periods of adjustment where your speech may be slightly affected, especially when wearing aligners.

With fixed braces you will need to avoid certain foods like sticky sweets (toffee for example) and unsliced apples or you risk damaging the brackets or wires.

However, you will not be able to eat or drink anything other than water when you are wearing your Invisalign because they need to be in place for 22 hours a day and should only be taken out during regular meal times.