6 Month Smiles / Braces

A perfect smile in 6 months?

6 Month Smiles

This is type of “Orthodontics” is suited for patients who just want straight front teeth in a short time-frame.

Patients who choose to have this form of treatment should be aware of its limitations.  If a normal course of Orthodontics takes anywhere between 1 to 2 years, having your teeth straightened in 6 months must have obvious short-cuts!

Advantages Of 6 Month Braces

  • Straight teeth in 6 months
  • No “awkward” appliances to wear
  • Cost? May be slightly cheaper than a full course of orthodontic treatment. Patients should check price.

Disadvantages Of 6 Month Braces

  • 6 month braces BallincolligNo correction of bad – bite or jaw discrepancy between upper and lower jaw. Only corrects alignment of 6 front teeth.  It is most important that the upper and lower jaws are in a balanced position in order to avoid problems with the jaw-joint (T.M.J) later. Ignore bad bites at your peril!


  • Usually involves “stripping” or cutting enamel from good teeth in order to “fit teeth into spaces”


  • No correction of Myofunctional problems eg: Tongue Thrust, Incorrect Swallow or Thumb-sucking  (The reason/s why your teeth became crooked in the first place). Hence permanent retention is always required, as otherwise the teeth may go crooked again.


  • Permanent  Retention is always required. This involves wearing bonded retainers i.e. ‘wires glued to the back of your top and bottom teeth’ for Life. This may also cause Gum Problems or T.M.J problems.

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    Happy Patients

    My experience in the O Connor dental health was pleasent.As a person who is nervous about visiting the dentist i felt very relaxed both in the waiting room and on the chair.Over the years i have attended a few different dentists and this has been the one practice where i felt relaxed and at ease due to the care of the staff. Before my procedures it was explained to me by the staff what to expect and i found this helped put me at ease. For any one who is nervous of visiting the dentists i would strongly recommend this practice.



    My daughter needed orthodontic treatment. Tony did a very comprehensive plan for my daughter and went through it with me and my daughter in great detail before he began the treatment. We knew how long it was going to take and what exactly was involved. What I liked about Tony was, he was so enthusiastic himself about the treatment and took great pride in getting it right, tweaking a bit here and there to make sure he got the best result. He explained everything to my daughter and encouraged her through the treatment. Tony does not just look at the teeth but also the shape of her mouth and the overall look. I would highly recommend Tony and his team, he is a genuine, passionate and meticulous about his work and a very nice person as well. My daughter has a lovely smile and my younger daughter can't wait to start her treatment as she sees the fantastic results of Tony's work and can't wait to have the same fantastic smile.



    Why Choose O’Connor Dental Health

    Friendly, Family Atmosphere

    At O'Connor Dental Health we aim to provide a relaxed family atmosphere that is enjoyable for all ages.

    Unique Range of Services

    We offer a wide range of treatments, including early intervention for children, orthodontics for teens and adults and a multitude of general dental services

    Locally Based in Ballincollig, Cork

    Our state of the art clinic is located in Ballincollig, Cork. We have ample parking available, comfortable waiting room and a multitude of nearby shops and amenities.

    Fantastic Track Record

    Our Reputation speaks for itself, we have the highest number of positive reviews in the area, and always ensure that our patients leave happy with the service and treatment where possible.

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