What makes Invisalign Dublin unique?

Over the years there have been many different aligners used to straighten our teeth. We have all seen children with braces and down the year’s other versions have appeared. The advent of new technology and materials brought about the first clear aligners way back in 1997. Since then with technological progression, materials becoming more advanced, the ability to introduce improved adaptability to the treatment has resulted in a far more precise outcome. Invisalign Dublin brings a more powerful yet gentle way of ensuring that the correct amount of force is used in precisely the right direction to achieve remarkable results. Now we are able to treat our patients young and more mature with a clear high-quality product that will produce the required results.

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How do they work?

Firstly because they are clear they are less obvious and can be easily removed for eating, drinking and brushing, unlike the previous fixed braces. There are a series of different aligners designed to gradually move your teeth in the desired direction. By shaping each of the aligners differently a specific amount of gradual force is exerted, slowly moving your teeth to the exact position required. To be effective Invisalign Dublin must be worn for at least twenty two hours a day before being replaced by the next aligner in the series. Each aligner in the series must be worn for two to three weeks. This procedure does require a degree of commitment from the patient but the result is well worth the effort.

What is the initial process?

Because the treatment is so advanced there is no guesswork and Invisalign Dublin relies on precision customization which is achieved through the use of the latest technology and continual training of our technicians. At your initial appointment, a member of our friendly team will conduct an exhaustive examination of your mouth, teeth and gums. To enable us to get a panoramic view of your mouth, we will conduct an Orthopantomogram which is a type of wide-angle dental X-ray. In addition, we will take dental impressions as well as a digital scan of all of your teeth and your gums.

What problems can this treatment correct?

This treatment is suitable for patients of all ages because of the use of the very best quality and latest material designs. Due to the adaptability of this product, we are able to treat gaps between the teeth as well as baby and permanent teeth. Tackling an overbite, an underbite or even a crossbite has never been easier or more effective. Our mission is to straighten your teeth so that you can smile broadly without being embarrassed because of the state of your teeth.

Our team are waiting to welcome you

Dublin 18 Dental Rooms believe that teamwork is the key to providing continual and excellent service to our patients. A dental practice today relies on a range of suitably qualified members of a dynamic and customer-orientated team. We have that team who all share the same ethos that drives us to ensure that our patients all get friendly personal service so that we can all achieve the results you desire. Expect a warm friendly welcome whether you are an existing patient or new, we are here to serve all ages providing all treatments necessary to bring your mouth back to health and to put a broad smile on your face.

Finding the right dentist in Dublin

We are all aware that the only time that we visit a dentist, a doctor or a lawyer is when we have a problem. Surely then one of the primary reasons for choosing a particular practitioner must be the ability to communicate and develop a relationship that suits both parties. Finding a dentist in Dublin is the easy part, finding one that you can relate to is where the difficulty comes. In this day and age, the internet has made reading reviews and recommendations a lot easier. Is this however the only and best way of deciding who to select as your dental practitioner? It’s all about personality so where a particular review might not be favourable that does not mean that you cannot develop a solid happy relationship or that that dentist is not for you.

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Deciding on what you want

Dentist Dublin is a provider of a service and you as a patient are a customer of that service provider. What makes a particular dentist that place that you will be happy to have your treatments. Decide on a set of qualities that you look for in a dentist, once you have visited the dentist you will quickly be able to determine if you have found the right one that suits you. The qualities that would best describe a “good” dentist are a welcoming comfortable atmosphere in a respectable and clean surgery. Someone who involves and educates patients in the diagnostic process and why a particular treatment is necessarily the best. A good bedside manner in that the dentist displays honesty about the pros and cons of treatment and has a compassionate and understanding attitude. This is especially necessary if you are a nervous or apprehensive patient, the dentist needs to be sensitive to your concerns. You want to experience a culture where you can see and experience a happy to help mentality, where everyone in the team is willing and able to answer your questions and allay any fears.

Why Dublin 18 Dental Rooms

Dublin 18 Dental Rooms started out seventeen years ago and have made it our goal to improve and grow every year since that time. Our goal is to be the best and to always offer the best service possible and strive to exceed the norms of the best. We constantly reinvest in our practice and our equipment keeping abreast of the latest technological advancements in software and hardware. Our team are continually involved in ongoing professional development training so that we can always provide you with the highest industry standards in dentistry. Our motivation and dedication to all our patients indicate our commitment to ensuring that you can rely on us to work tirelessly to ensure that your dental care from us is the very best available anywhere. Because our founder is still the director we have maintained consistency throughout our existence, applying his standards which have kept us at the forefront of dentist Dublin. All of our teamwork to the same standards and have the same ethos and because we are all pulling in the same direction your health and wellbeing are our primary concern. We are here to make your dental experience the best it can be with the least amount of stress and maximum satisfaction.

Dental Implants Dublin: a tried and tested procedure

It has been over seven decades since dental implants were first invented and the procedure has been constantly improved over that time. In today’s dental practises throughout the world this procedure is the industry standard treatment for replacing a missing tooth. We are proud that our expertly trained team is able to offer this procedure among our other numerous treatments.

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In what circumstances do you need a dental implant

There are usually two reasons, one is functionality and the other is aesthetics. You may have a tooth or teeth missing due to an accident. You may have been suffering for some time with tooth decay or gum disease. You may feel that because of a missing front tooth you are too embarrassed to smile broadly, often hiding your mouth with your hand. Patients present themselves at our surgery for a number of reasons and using our expertise we will advise them as to the best course of action to correct their particular problem. As far as tooth replacement is concerned we generally offer three different options. A temporary dental appliance that can be removed, this can be full or partial. A permanently cemented bridge or a dental implant. Temporary dentures can be inconvenient and cause problems when eating.

What is the dental implant procedure?

Dental Implants Dublin always starts with an initial consultation carried out by our consultation coordinator who will advise on the nature of your condition and the treatments prescribed. If you are happy to proceed we will arrange a diagnostic appointment which will usually include an x-ray of your mouth and a CT scan. Dental implants Dublin will need to have a clear understanding of the state of your teeth and gums to analyse if the fabric of your jaw is able to withstand the force of chewing with an implant. Dental Implants Dublin will also need to identify the exact location of all implants so that they are perfectly located. We achieve all of this using our up to date equipment and the techniques and skills of our qualified practitioners. Your well being is paramount and because each patient is unique our team is meticulous in their planning and the execution of the procedure. In some cases patients display severe nervousness at the impending treatment and to ensure that you are calm and relaxed we offer you the opportunity to be sedated. The dental implant is the surgical fixture that is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of a tooth. This implant acts almost like an artificial root creating a stable platform for the replacement tooth or a bridge. Each patient’s needs are different and we will suggest which brand we consider best suited to accommodate your particular needs.

Our dedication is your guarantee

At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms we offer a dedicated personal patient-centric service which means that you as a patient are our main focus. Our reputation for delivering a high standard quality service has been achieved over many years and we have a very simple philosophy: the heart of our dental practice is its people. We will build a personal relationship with you from the very first appointment and strive to maintain that relationship.

Dentist offering Botox Dublin?

At first glance, it may appear unusual for a dental practice to be offering facial treatments but that is what they are trained to do. When dealing with teeth and jaw straightening especially, dentists must know and understand fully the aesthetics of the human face. At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms our team have the best equipment available and with a program of continual training as and when new methods are introduced we keep abreast of the latest innovations in facial treatment. We have clinically secure treatment rooms and a medically safe environment to be able to administer the best and safest treatment at Botox Dublin.

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What exactly is Botox?

When Botox was first introduced it was the primary drug to include botulinum toxin in very small quantities and has achieved approval, around the world of the Food and Drug Administration. Botox is most notably used to cosmetically reduce the presence of facial wrinkles. Botox, among other conditions, is also used to prevent neck spasms, a disproportionate tendency to sweat and migraine. The drug has therefore clearly been used safely to treat a number of medical and aesthetic conditions.

Ascertain if it’s right for you

Our Botox Dublin team will welcome your enquiry and introduce you to your personal coordinator who will take you through all the stages of the treatment. You will need to tell us if you have had any Botox treatment in the last four months. Any medical treatment that you may be on such as blood thinners will also need to be identified. If you are on this kind of treatment it may be necessary to stop for a few days before Botox treatment to ensure that there is no

bruising or excessive bleeding. Any sort of medicinal sleeping aid, allergy medicine or calming aids of any description, must be made known. Any allergies, especially an allergic reaction to cow’s milk is extremely important and you must make this point clear. Only once this part of the process has been thoroughly completed will your coordinator move to the next stage.

What is the process?

It is natural for there to be a degree of discomfort and if you require it there are a variety of numbing applications that can be used. A massaging procedure based on vibration and ice has shown to be effective. We use a thin needle with which we inject very small amounts of the botulinum into your skin. How many injections we introduce is dependent on the size of the area being treated. There is no waiting period before you can return to your normal activities and as soon as the procedure has been completed you can return to work or home. You will be given the advice to avoid rubbing the treated area for a minimum of twenty-four hours.

How soon will I see results?

Normally Botox Dublin treatment begins to display results between two to three days after treatment has been completed. Preserving the desired effect will require continuous treatment. Our coordinator will work out a convenient plan for you to follow including follow-up appointments.

Uh Oh ! Here comes Halloween

Where am I to start? Well, for most of you out there who don’t know me, I’m Padma, a dentist from India and the Practice Manager in Dublin 18 Dental Rooms. I am a mother of one brilliant and hyperactive boy, a full time job by itself, keeping him occupied and entertained. I can hear all you mums out there saying, “We know how you feel!”
I wanted to write a blog about our kids and dental health. Wait!! ..Don’t close the page yet!! It won’t be too scientific. When I was thinking of writing something, the topic that first came to mind was “Sugar Taxes for 2018”. Topics like this are always controversial, debatable and sensitive. So let’s leave the tax aside and just talk about sugars.

As you know sugar and tooth decay go hand in hand. As a mother, we always care for our children. We care for their health, wellbeing and future. We teach them what is good or bad. We show them a path and we guide them. At the same time we are notorious for pampering them and spoiling them. It’s easy to allow too many sugars when they ask, because we can’t see those cute little faces becoming dull and upset, but we should try to change and control the type of food that we and our family eat!! So let’s learn more about it.
Sugar is one of the most important dietary issues that we should keep an eye on. Sugar has been in the media spotlight quite a bit in recent times because of the growing obesity epidemic. I won’t try to echo that message here. What I want to highlight is the significance to the health of our teeth. Tooth decay is caused when you mix sugar and plaque bacteria. All sugars ….. (Sucrose in sweets …. Fructose in fruit …. Lactose in milk ….. Maltose in starch…) Can be a problem. So what can we do???

Firstly ….. Know that not all sugars are created equal! But more on that later.

As far as teeth are concerned, it’s not that important what quantity of sugar that our kids eat, it is all about the frequency of intake. Reducing sugar in the cereal from 2 spoonful’s to one spoonful will not help. Restricting little John to a ½ glass of a fizzy drink instead of the usual full glass will not help. Having the willpower to stop after 1 or 2 squares of dairy milk chocolate will not help!
You see, ANY small amount of sugar absorbed by the plaque bacteria will mean that there will be acid production in the mouth. Eventually, after up to an hour, your saliva will neutralize the acids and prevent further damage. A similar amount of damage is caused by eating a whole bar of chocolate as by eating just one square. The worst mistake is to spread out the treats over time!

As we know, sugars are notoriously addictive. Once you have them, then your blood sugar peaks followed by a rebound “sugar low.” So you start to crave for more. It becomes an obsession. It’s becomes a vicious cycle. We therefore tend to favour frequent snacks. As far as teeth are concerned, it’s actually better to Binge and be done with it in one go!
Well, now I am going to give you my Secret to Success for our families.

The Shopping Basket!!
Yes, you read that right… Try to fill the shopping basket with foods which do not have added sugars. Such high glycaemic index foods cause spikes and troughs in blood sugar levels. Read the labels… there are lots of foods with hidden sugar! I know it is easier said than done. There will be protests! But if it’s in the house, it will be found! Stick to your guns and believe it or not, hunger will gradually bring a change in dietary habits. It may take a couple of weeks of enduring complaints but it will pay off. It is true that all of the foods that are classified as “carbohydrates” have some form of sugar and as such can contribute to decay but the right kinds of carbohydrates release their sugars more gradually and thus do not cause such blood sugar peaks and troughs and resulting cravings! Therefore there will be less tendency to snack and graze throughout the day and ultimately less decay!!!
Bright healthy smiles for all the family! Yippee!

Now, I know that it is almost impossible to prevent our kids from having sweets. Neither do we want to be the home that our children’s friends do not want to visit because it’s a no treat home! But we must still restrict easy access to those sugars. Maybe have just one day a week as a Treat Day! Or better still, bring the children out to the shop for a treat. Just try not to have treats in the house. It’s too easy to give in to the demands. Anything for an easier life!!! But it’s only easier in the short term.

What about brushing?
Well yes, it can help. The less plaque, the less acid. But no one manages to get an A+ for brushing every day! Restricting sugar exposure is far more beneficial.
What about chewing gum?
Yes! Sugar free gum stimulates more saliva. And it’s the saliva that can neutralize the acid so the damage can be reduced. But the chewing gum is only beneficial immediately after eating sugars especially during that initial 20 minutes.

Halloween is fast approaching and our homes are going to be loaded with those processed sugars. It’s not realistic to expect abstinence! Just keep in mind that it is the frequency that matters. Let them enjoy it but do not allow them to graze on sweets for several days. The excessive abundance needs to be controlled. Stick to your one treat day each week.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Other parents will admire the lead and the example you set. We need to change our attitudes to the high sugar diets of modern life. Healthy bodies and healthy smiles depend on it.

Good food. Better health. Best life. Or in the dental world we say it as… “Less sugar… better teeth… best smile”
If in doubt, you know where we are. Happy Halloween!

Padma Shunmuganathan

Nothing to fear but fear itself – Advice for nervous patients

As a dental nurse, part of my everyday life is to help people who are nervous. Unfortunately, like death and taxes, dental work is certain in our everyday lives. For some people, the thought of walking into a dental practice would be as unthinkable as building a rocket to the moon. Pain however, will get the best of all of us, and we often see weary faces enter the clinic doors, patients suffering some pain or discomfort.

Faced with the task of removing that discomfort, I have had to learn to think outside the box in many situations. A smiling face and scented candle can only take you so far. So low and behold, please find below the best advice I can offer to those of you who lie awake for days if not weeks dreading coming to see me and experience my cheery disposition.

Number one, don’t think about it.

This sounds easier said than done, but, if most people could train their minds to not think about the dentist as much as they can train their minds to ignore the reoccurring tooth pain they have had on and off for several years, you will find anything is possible when you really try.

When we focus our attention on all of the negative aspects of coming to the dentist, the noisy drills, the clinical smell, the numb lip, it can strike fear in hearts of the bravest of people.

Therefore, the most simple and straightforward advice I can give you is to simply not think about it.

Do not analyse it. Do not talk to everyone you know about your upcoming appointment this Tuesday at 1:15. Do not think of the million treatments you will have to get done and how you are sure as soon as you sit in the dental chair all of your teeth will magically begin to fall out. Schedule the appointment and forget about it. Simple.

Number two, don’t forget to breathe. People look at me strangely when I say this to them, but you will be surprised just how many people manage to hold their breath as soon as they enter the clinic until they leave. So much so, they could give an olympic swimmer a run for their money.

When we are faced with a scary situation, our body’s reaction is to release adrenaline in preparation for a life threatening event. In previous times, this is what allowed us to kill woolly mammoths and survive. Dentists however aren’t going to murder you, even if you are convinced they are secretly plotting to do so.

This adrenaline, races through our bodies, it makes us become tense, on high alert, listening to every small noise. It also makes us forget to breathe, and therefore the panic lasts longer becoming a vicious circle.

If we try to relax (even if it feels against our best judgement) and take some deep breaths, the effects of the adrenaline will begin to wear away. This in turn, believe it or not will allow the body – muscles, joints, nervous system to relax.

From experience, I understand asking you to participate in an impromtu yoga class while sitting in a waiting room doesn’t sound extremely appealing, but I can promise you that when your body is more relaxed the injections are easier.

People who love coming to the dentist ( they are a rare species) will back me up on this, they take them in their stride.

Number three, eat breakfast always.

As one of my favourite writers, Laura Jane Williams says; you would never send a child into school without a good nights sleep and a decent breakfast to get them through their day, so why would you treat yourself any different?

As adults, we become so occupied with how busy we are, that we forget to be kind to ourselves. If you have been dreading the dentist for several weeks and arrive to the practice tired, stressed and a bundle of nerves I can assure you the experience will seem one hundred times worse on an empty stomach.

Therefore, I cannot recommend highly enough to eat something before leaving your house, it can be ice-cream if it makes you happy, but I will promise you, fainting in the dental chair due to low blood sugar is not something you want to add to your list of to-dos nor mine. The other patients will not thank you for the delay in their busy schedules.

Number four, if all else fails, ask about sedation.

Sedation is the magical wand that can wipe away the most dental phobic of all dental phobias.

No, you are not “knocked out” as people would usually request, but you are very very sleepy.

The majority of the time you will not remember anything after drinking the sedation, but you will wake up happy knowing the dreaded dental visit has come and gone while you were blissfully sleeping, kind of like an adult version of Santa Claus.

The downside to this is you cannot be trusted for the rest of the day. You must have an chaperone to bring you home, tuck you in and make you dinner. No emails, no cooking, no school run and no, no excuses or exceptions. That’s the trade, abide by the rules. But for the most terrified of humans it is the saving grace of their oral health and also makes us dental people’s lives that tiny bit easier.

We don’t enjoy going home at the end of the day feeling like we have worried or upset people.

We are human too. So, if numbers one, two and three have all failed ask your dentist or nurse about number four. If they don’t offer sedation, ask them to refer you to someone who does.

Make your life easy, it is worth it, I promise.

Chelsey Mates

Taking care of your dental implants in Dublin for a happy smile for life

Dental implants in Dublin are designed to be a long-term solution to tooth loss, and at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms we have carried out many successful smile restorations with the help of these clever little artificial tooth roots. Whether you have lost one tooth, some teeth, or even all of your natural teeth, our Dublin clinic can help.

dental-implants-in-dublinHow dental implants in Dublin work

All teeth comprise roots and crowns, and dental implants are designed to replace the roots. They are small titanium screws or posts that are placed in your jaw bone during a small surgical procedure, here at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms.

We appreciate that words such as “surgical” can be daunting, scary even. We also understand that being a nervous or phobic dental patient can often play a major contributory role to tooth loss – when the fear and anxiety of visiting the dentist prevent you from going for routine check-ups until it is too late.

That’s why we offer treatment under conscious sedation at our Dublin clinic. This means you won’t be asleep, so will be able to cooperate with your dentist, but you will be very relaxed, peaceful, and free from anxiety – and, most importantly of all, won’t experience any pain. We also offer the treatment under local anaesthetic, and most people report that it is much more bearable than having a tooth taken out.

Once your dental implants are in place, they will start to integrate with the jaw bone. Some people are suitable for having immediate temporary teeth placed, whilst for others it is best to leave the implant site to heal for a few months – your dentist will discuss the best option for you.

How to care for dental implants and new teeth

Your Dublin dentist will give you aftercare instructions in the immediate aftermath of implant surgery. This will include avoiding propping the implant site, and using any mouth was or salt water as recommended.

Once your dental implants have healed and your new teeth are in place, the key to looking after them is good oral hygiene, including regular check-ups at our Dublin clinic.

Get your smile back!

You may not be as proud of your smile as you could be. Do you have wonky, crooked or protruding teeth? Maybe you have an overbite, or an underbite. Any of these issues can lead to lower self-confidence. Wouldn’t it be nice to grin happily without worrying about your teeth?

Great news – here atDublin18Dental, we are able to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted.  We provide top class braces in Dublin, in a comfortable, convenient and affordable way.

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If you are looking for a brace, look no further. Dublin18Dental braces, Dublin has you covered.One  of our most popular options is a fixed brace.The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to make your teeth more appealing and to keep oral hygiene high. This includes enabling you to bite correctly and eat more comfortably.

At Dublin18Dental, our treatment always involves using braces to straighten crooked, or protruding teeth. They also close gaps between teeth, and correct your bite to create perfect alignment. Your braces in Dublin treatment usually takes from 18 months up to 2 years. With a fixed brace, you will also need trips and visits to our orthodontist, Eddie Goggins, every four to six weeks, to ensure your treatment is going well.

Why choose us?

Dublin18Dental,are in the picturesque and quaint village of Cabinteely, Dublin. Our team pride themselves on offering a professional and warming5-star service.

You will experience a unique and soothing journey during your dental visit with us. We will provide you with comfortable and relaxed 1st-class surroundings.

We are proud to have had our practice open for over 17 years. We have a stable and reliable client base, who return to us again and again for their treatment.

Whether you’re sitting in our waiting room, enjoying a hot cup of coffee, while flicking through a magazine, or with one of our experienced and highly trained dentists, your experience with Dublin18Dental will be one you will never forget.

With our prices for braces, Dublin starting at just three thousand Euro, why not give us a call, or e-mail today. We look forward to hearing from you.

Fake or real? It’s hard to tell with dental implants in Dublin

Losing teeth is often a painful experience. Facing a future of wearing traditional dentures can seem equally unpleasant, with concerns over whether they will stay in place, not to mention the discomfort and irritation they may cause. At Dublin18Dental in Dublin, dental implants are here to take away those worries. Dental implants provide a stable and long-lasting alternative that will leave you smiling with confidence again.

dental-implants-dublinWhat are dental implants?

Advances in dentistry from materials to techniques led to the development dental implants – small screws made of lightweight titanium that integrate into the jawbone. Replacement teeth are attached to these dental implants to give you a natural looking and feeling set of new teeth. At Dublin18Dental in Dublin, dental implants prevent the myriad of dental health issues that occur with missing teeth, such as bone degeneration and receding gums.

The perks

A single dental implant can hold multiple teeth, making the task of replacing several teeth or even a complete set of teeth much easier. With the same good care and cleaning you would give your natural teeth, dental implants can last just as long too. You won’t have to worry about them slipping out of place and can confidently eat whatever tough or chewy foods you like. With their stability and natural look, you’ll be hard pushed to spot the difference between your implants and your natural teeth!

Why choose us for your dental implants?

We offer high quality dental implants in Dublin, fitted by our experienced and highly trained dentists. We will put together a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your needs and answer all of your questions and concerns. Dental implants are fitted under local anaesthetic, with sedation available for our particularly anxious patients. After a few months of healing we can then fit your new set of natural looking replacement teeth. We also offer revolutionary All-on-4 technology that can securely replace a whole jaw of teeth with just four dental implants.

Whatever your dental implant needs, we are here to meet them, so please do get in touch to arrange your first consultation. A brighter smile is just around the corner.

The solution for straighter teeth

If you have crowded, misaligned or protruding teeth, have you ever wondered how a straightened smile would feel? There are many modern solutions to this problem that wave goodbye to the unsightly and invasive techniques of days gone by. There are now several options within the world of modern braces in Dublin at Dublin18Dental. There is a range of clear, near-invisible braces that gently guide the teeth into place over several stages. The majority of the braces are also removable, so you are able to take them off to brush and floss as normal.

braces-dublinWhy Dublin18Dental?

Here at Dublin18Dental, we are a little bit different. Located in the beautiful village of Cabinteely in Dublin, we combine the reliability and trustworthiness of tradition, with the skill and precision of modern technology to give you the best possible quality of dental care, including braces in Dublin.

For 17 years now, we have been providing top quality dentistry using cutting edge equipment and accomplished techniques, whilst ensuring the environment we provide it in is designed with the comfort and relaxation of our patients in mind.

Our dental professionals are highly trained, and relentlessly pursue post-graduate level qualifications in order to keep themselves at the forefront of their field.

Still unsure?

If you are a nervous patient, you’re not alone. Many people have a fear of the dentist, or have had a bad experience in the past. The Oral Health Foundation in 2016 found that 48% of people are unhappy with their teeth. At Dublin18Dental, you can be assured that you are in safe and experienced hands, with an experience designed to be as comfortable and relaxing as possible. If this is not enough, worry not.  We have the facilities to provide intravenous sedation, by our professional anaesthetist, with full associated medical care.

Contact us today

If you would like to look further into braces in Dublin, contact the friendly, informative staff at Dublin18Dental and book yourself an initial consultation to see what we can do for you. You are just one step away from achieving the straight smile you have always dreamed of.