Types of Adult Orthodontic Treatment:


Orthodontics corrects misaligned teeth in your mouth improving your smile’s appearance, function and the health of your teeth and gums. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical centre we provide the following orthodonti solutions:


  • Invisalign Clear Aligners
  • Clear Braces
  • Inman Aligners


Invisalign Clear Aligners:

Invisalign braces can straighten your teeth using a series of plastic clear aligner trays which are specifically made for your mouth. Invisalign aligners are popular with adults, they’re removable and barely visible. Your best dentist for adult orthodontic treatment in Dublin.


Clear Braces:

Clear braces are tooth coloured so that they blend with your natural teeth. They’re much less noticeable than metal braces. Clear braces are very popular with adult patients.


Inman Aligners:

The Inman Aligner is a great solution for crowding or protrusion of teeth at the front of the mouth. It is really efficient, very safe and great value. With the Inman Aligner, your front teeth are gently guided to the best position in a matter of weeks. Most cases complete in 6-18 weeks. It is removable which is suitable for most people.

What Can Invisalign Fix?

Crowded Teeth 

Malpositioned teeth refer to a condition in which there is insufficient space for your teeth to align correctly. This can result in the accumulation of plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria, as effective brushing and flossing become more challenging.


Interdental gaps manifest as excessive space between two or more teeth. This can create pockets between the teeth and gums, potentially trapping food particles and causing discomfort. Such gaps might contribute to the development of gum disease.

Open Bite

An abnormal bite occurs when the upper and lower teeth fail to meet upon closing the mouth. This misalignment can impede proper chewing and make it difficult to bite into common foods, like apples.


A misaligned underbite arises when the lower front teeth protrude beyond the upper teeth upon closing the mouth. In many cases, this issue stems from an overly forward position of the lower jaw. Chewing and clear speech may be hindered, and accelerated wear of teeth might occur.


An excessive overbite materializes when the upper front teeth significantly cover the lower front teeth. While a mild overbite is normal, an extensive one could lead to a deep bite, potentially causing teeth wear and jaw discomfort.


A crossed bite arises when some upper teeth sit within the lower teeth upon closing the mouth, rather than outside them. This condition can contribute to teeth erosion or chipping and may trigger gum recession or small notches above the gum line. Prolonged damage may result in painful gum issues or even loss of bone support.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is an area of dentistry concerned with straightening patients crooked or crowded teeth. Orthodontics repositions teeth so that the patient’s appearance is improved and a good functional occlusion/bite is obtained.

Do I need braces to straighten my teeth?

The main reasons for patients having orthodontic treatment is to:

  • to improve the appearance of your teeth and face
  • to improve the health of your teeth and gums
  • to improve function and make eating more comfortable

What does orthodontic treatment involve?

Orthodontic treatment usually begins between the ages of 7-14 years old however many adults now also get braces to straighten their teeth. A full assessment of your smile and mouth will be carried out by your dentist who can plan your orthodontic treatment. A typical orthodontic consultation involves an exam, impression for study models and the creation of a treatment plan.


Depending on the patient’s needs and the extent of crooked or crowded teeth your dentist will either recommend clear Invisalign Aligners  or Clear Braces such as Six Months Smiles Braces.

Is treatment painful?

There may be some discomfort for 3-5 days following the placement and adjustment of clear braces. Some patients find that the brace may rub off the cheeks or lips. If this happens your dentist will provide you with wax to ensure that you’re comfortable during your orthodontic treatment.

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

Straightening teeth with braces usually takes between 12-24 months. The duration of your orthodontic treatment depends on the severity of your dental crowding, gaps or crooked teeth. After your orthodontic treatment you will advised to use a fixed or removable retainer to keep your teeth in their new position.

How can I take care of my braces?

It is really important that during your orthodontic treatment that you maintain a healthy level of oral health:

  • Brushing your teeth 3 times a day is important
  • Use a fluoride mouthwash daily
  • Use inter-dental brushes for flossing daily
  • Maintain a low sugar diet to prevent tooth decay, discolouration and cavities
  • Visit your dentist every 4 months for dental professional cleanings

Please call or book online now if you’re interested in straightening your teeth with one of our dentists in Smile Hub Dental Clinic, Sutton, Dublin 13.

What are the main reasons that patients have orthodontic treatment?

  • Patients usually want orthodontic treatment to improve the appearance of their smile by straightening their teeth. A lot of our patients also opt for teeth whitening treatment and cosmetic bonding following their orthodontic treatment for the ultimate aesthetic smile design
  • Straightening your teeth with orthodontics also improves the function of your teeth and makes it easier to eat, speak and smile.
  • Straightening your teeth and improving your smile through orthodontics also makes it easier to brush and floss your teeth which improves the overall health of your gums and teeth.

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