Clear Braces / Clear Aligners

No wires, Invisible Braces

What are Clear Braces / Clear Aligners

These are clear plastic trays (like very thin gum-shields) that fit over the teeth. A series of different size trays are fabricated by a specialist laboratory in order to move your teeth gently into the correct position.This system of moving teeth using clear aligners is often referred to as ‘Invisalign’.

Advantages Of Clear Braces

clear braces BallincolligThere are numerous advantages to clear braces, the most obvious one being the fact that there is no the stigma of a metal mouth, and they are nearly invisible to others. These new aligners could be removed for eating meals and dental hygiene home care; afterwards they could be placed back in the mouth to continue tooth movement, they are easy to clean. Also a general note is that oral health is improved through properly aligned teeth, whether achieved with metal braces or invisible braces.

Summing up the advantavges:

  • No wires
  • No metal brackets
  • No one can see them!
  • Health benefits

Disadvantages Of Clear Braces

One of the vital things to note here, is that every patient is different, and its important to get an assessment to see if clear braces can work well with you.  Its vital that you address the cause of the crooked teeth, or else in the future there is a good chance they will return to the previous state.

  • Clear Aligners do not correct a “Bad Bite”.
  • Clear Aligners do not correct Myofunctional Problems such as tongue thrust or Incorrect swallowing pattern
  • Moving Teeth usually involves “stripping some Enamel-off Teeth” in order to create space to re-align teeth
  • Permanent Retention is usually required once teeth have been re-aligned

Which treatment is right for me?

Every case is different, as is yours, that is why its very important that you come in to visit us so we can complete a full assessment of your teeth, jaw, facial structure and more, and guide you through the options available to you.  Its vital that you understand the options available to you, so you can make the best decision for you.

How much to do Braces Cost?

At O’Connor Dental Health, we aim to provide exceptional, but affordable dental treatments. If you have a question regarding getting braces of any type please or the specific cost, please get in touch with us. Our prices are as follows:

Damon Braces (Metal Brackets)
Upper and lower arches €4,000
Damon Clear Braces
Upper and lower arches €4,500
Clear upper arch metal lower arch €3,800
Clear Aligners €1,500 – €2,000

1a, Barr Na Sraide, Main St, Ballincollig, Co. Cork, Ireland

021487 2600

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  • review rating 5  To begin with I was in my mid 20's when I began my treatment and my mouth was extremely crowded with crooked teeth. I had sought much information from different clinics via phone calls and they all told me, without even seeing me, that I would have to have teeth removed regardless. All except Tony. When he looked at my teeth, he told me that it might be difficult, but he would try to save these teeth, which is what he ended up doing. Not only are my teeth now straight but, thanks to the advice I received from Bridget, I also learned that I had to control my tongue in order to keep the result, she set out a series of exercises which strengthened my tongue and general well-being by consequence. The clinic had a very homely atmosphere and a calm waiting room. I am extremely pleased with the result and would strongly urge anyone who may be even thinking about orthodontics to at the very least to seek a consultation, after which I am sure it will be obvious that this is the best course of treatment available.

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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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