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  • Home - Orthodontic Society of Ireland
    6 Wicklow 6 22nd May 2015 RTE Radio 1 Today with Sean O Rourke You can listen here to this interview with Dr Ronan Perry Specialist Orthodontist on the course of action a person should take if they are considering orthodontic treatment the role of the GP versus that of the specialist orthodontist what people can expect from treatment the benefits and cost of that treatment and where people can go for further information Rebecca Jowett a 27 year old lady from Dublin who bought a coupon for six month brace treatment on the website GROUPON had a very difficult experience and is now availing of remedial treatment under the care of Dr Michael Gibson Specialist Orthodontist Latest News Warning on Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments and Rapid Orthodontics The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 4 January 2015 With the value of the cosmetic dentistry industry projected at a staggering 3 6 billion by 2015 Britain s oldest and largest surgical Royal College has today issued a stark warning about the long term consequences of certain quick fix supposedly cosmetic dentistry treatments Controversial debates have been Read More Be aware of quick fix clinics The OSI which represents the majority of

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  • Find an orthodontist near you |Find and orthodontist in your area
    5 Longford 1 Louth 3 Mayo 2 Meath 5 Monaghan 1 Offaly 1 Sligo 1 Tipperary 2 Tyrone 2 Waterford 5 Westmeath 2 Wexford 6 Wicklow 6 Latest News Warning on Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments and Rapid Orthodontics The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 4 January 2015 With the value of the cosmetic dentistry industry projected at a staggering 3 6 billion by 2015 Britain s oldest and largest surgical

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  • Patients Overview - Orthodontic Society of Ireland
    The technical term for these problems is malocclusion which literally means bad bite These alignment problems are treated with the use of corrective appliances such as braces The goal is to bring the teeth and jaws into proper alignment What is an Orthodontist An orthodontist is a dentist who is a registered specialist in orthodontics An orthodontist is the most qualified person to diagnose prevent and treat any problems you

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  • 6 Month Braces, Aligners, Fixed Retainers, Retainers - OSI
    child at a young age allows your orthodontist to monitor your childʼs development and then intervene at the optimal time to provide the nicest smile It is never too late to have treatment As long as your teeth and gums are healthy there is no age limit to treatment An increasing number of adults are availing of the benefits of orthodontic treatment How long will treatment take Your orthodontist is the best person to tell you this Some minor treatment can be completed in six months or less but may not treat the more complicated yet important aspect such as the bite Usually orthodontic treatment involves wearing appliances braces for between 18 and 24 months although some treatments may be shorter or longer In more complex cases you may be required to wear more than one appliance How does it work A qualified orthodontist evaluates the growth of a patientʼs face and jaws as well as the alignment of his or her teeth Then using very gentle controlled forces the Orthodontist guides teeth into the correct position During the final stage of treatment the patient wears retention devices retainers to ensure that teeth remain in the proper place What causes orthodontic problems Orthodontic problems are frequently inherited but can be exacerbated by factors such as early loss of baby teeth or sucking habits What is the difference between braces and retainers Braces can be removable or fixed in the mouth Removable braces are sometimes mistakenly called retainers but strictly speaking retainers are only used to keep the teeth straight after the braces have finished their work What are invisible braces Fixed braces can be made less visible by using materials such as porcelain that match the tooth colour better or by placing them inside the teeth A more recent development

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  • Why Straighten Teeth? - Orthodontic Society of Ireland
    These days with good oral hygiene and regular dental care your teeth should last a lifetime wouldn t it be nice if they looked good too Hygiene It s more difficult to clean your teeth when they are crowded and overlapping Inadequate cleaning is a major factor in tooth decay gum disease and eventual tooth loss Whilst it is possible to keep even the most crooked teeth clean having your

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  • Orthodontic Treatment, 6 Month Braces, Prominent teeth, Crowding - OSI
    to completely remove plaque and food particles Change the interdental brush after 5 6 days or when worn 2 Toothbrushing with Timer Use a toothbrush with a small head and medium bristles Use a fluoride toothpaste pea size amount Start at the back in both the upper and lower arch Angle toothbrush at 45 degrees to the gum line Firstly brush between the gum and the tooth The bristle tips should move in a circular motion Massage the gums then sweep the bristles away from the gum line Brush the brace itself then the biting surfaces and then the insides of all teeth in both jaws Brushing should take 3 minutes use 3 minute timer 3 Fluoride Mouthrinse Use 10ml of a 0 5 sodium fluoride rinse Rinse for 1 minute Do not rinse your mouth afterwards Careful Avoid the sticky hard and chewy foods that can break orthodontic appliances This obviously includes things like chewing gum toffees jellies wine gums boiled sweets lollipops etc Eating these foods can damage your braces and set your treatment back the result being that you will have to wear your braces longer However it is not just rubbish food that will damage your braces eating hard crusty rolls can damage them as can eating meat off a bone or biting through a large crispy carrot or trying to bite off half an apple in one go It is not even just food that cause problems chewing rulers opening plastic bottle tops biting on pens pencils all potentially damaging items Basically what it is important to keep remembering is that you need to treat your braces with care Gentle biting always will minimise breakages and speed your treatment Keep them straight Hang on to What You ve Got After your days in braces have

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  • Orthodontic Emergencies - Orthodontic Society of Ireland
    is sticking out into the lip but is not loose it may be bent back down to eliminate the irritation Of course when one ligature pops off or breaks others may follow Missing or broken ligatures should be brought to the attention of the orthodontist Discomfort It s normal for a patient to have discomfort for a day or two after braces or retainers are adjusted But it can make eating uncomfortable Reassure the patient that the discomfort is both normal and temporary Encourage soft foods Have the patient rinse the mouth with warm salt water If the patient is allowed to have over the counter pain relievers these may be effective Irritation of Lips or Cheeks Sometimes new braces can be irritating to the mouth especially when the patient is eating A small amount of non medicinal relief wax makes an excellent buffer between metal and mouth Simply pinch off a small piece and roll it into a ball the size of a small pea Flatten the ball and place it completely over the area of the braces causing irritation The patient may then eat lunch more comfortably Let the patient know that if the wax is accidentally ingested it s not a problem The wax is harmless Protruding Wire Occasionally the end of a wire will work itself out of place and irritate the patient s mouth Use a suitable implement to push the wire so that it is flat against the tooth If the wire cannot be moved into a comfortable position cover it with relief wax See Irritation of Cheeks or Lips above for instructions on applying relief wax The orthodontist should be notified of the problem In a situation where the wire is extremely bothersome and the patient will not be able to see the orthodontist anytime soon as a last resort you may clip the wire Reduce the possibility of the patient swallowing the snipped piece of wire by using folded tissue or gauze around the area Use a pair of sharp clippers and snip off the protruding wire Relief wax may still be necessary to provide comfort to the irritated area Loose Brackets Wires or Bands If the braces have come loose in any way the the orthodontist should be notified A Bracket is knocked off Brackets are the parts of braces attached to teeth with a special adhesive They are generally positioned in the centre of each tooth The bracket can be knocked off if the patient has eaten one of those hard or crunchy foods orthodontic patients are instructed to avoid or if the mouth is struck while at play Encourage the patient especially if he or she is wearing braces to wear a protective mouth guard while playing sports If the loose bracket has rotated on the wire and is sticking out and the patient cannot immediately be taken to the orthodontist you can do a temporary fix to alleviate discomfort and prevent further damage But take care to prevent

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  • HSE - Free Orthodontic Treatment for Children
    dental surgeons are trained in the 2007 guidelines for eligibility and so can advise and refer you to the local HSE orthodontic unit for assessment if your malocclusion is sufficiently severe The types of orthodontic problems that qualify under the guidelines include front teeth that are buried and fail to erupt multiple missing teeth very prominent front teeth or severe problems with the bite or jaw development It is important

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