At Clontarf Orthodontics we believe that healthy teeth are just as important as straight teeth.
At your first appointment an assessment will be made regarding your dental hygiene and gum health. Orthodontic treatment will only be provided where oral health is optimal. This is because plaque in combination with acidic or sugary foods, if not properly washed away can cause demineralisation (brown spots) to develop on your teeth during your orthodontic treatment.
If you need a hygiene appointment prior to getting your brace fitted we will refer you back to your own dentist for the necessary treatments. Alternatively you can attend our hygienist for a cleaning appointment and oral hygiene advice.
During your orthodontic treatment we monitor your cleaning closely and advise you at every visit how you are doing. Regular professional cleanings are recommended during your treatment to ensure optimum aesthetics and dental health after your brace work is completed.
Our hygienists have many years experience working with adults and children wearing braces and would be delighted to offer you any oral health advice that you need.