Why Choose Kids Braces?

Why Choose Kids Braces?

Why Choose Kids Braces?

Our orthodontists will align teeth, fix cross bites or problems with the biting positions and can even fix the position of the jaw.

Kids braces aims to give your child the perfect smile with ideal alignment and biting positions.

What Age Should I Bring My Child To See An Orthodontist?

What Age Should I Bring My Child To See An Orthodontist?

What Age Should I Bring My Child To See An Orthodontist?

The ideal age to bring your child for an orthodontic consultation would be between 8-9 years of age. At this appointment, the orthodontist can recommend a treatment. Your child might need a pre-appliance, or they could need straight forward train track braces when they are a little older. 

A 'pre-appliance' is used to move the jaw and guide bone growth before braces. It can also encourage correct jaw alignment before aligning the teeth.

Before age 14, a child's bone is softer and more malleable. At this stage, your orthodontist can advise on the optimal orthodontic treatment for your child to align their bite and straighten their teeth.

Kids Braces Cost

Kids Braces Cost

Kids Braces Cost

Kids braces at 3Dental start from €3,000. Prices can range up to €5,400 for the most severe cases, particularly when pre-appliances are needed.

We offer payment plans to help make your treatment costs easier to manage.

We require a deposit starting from €500. You can pay the remaining balance over the course of the treatment with a minimum monthly payment of €125.

Benefits of Braces for Kids

Get Straighter Teeth And A More Confident Smile :)

Suitable For Children From 12-14 Years Old

Tried And Tested Approach To Teeth Straightening

Less Time Spent In The Dentist Office When You Are Older

Influence The Growth Of The Jaw In A Positive Manner

Reduce Or Eliminate The Need To Extract Permanent Teeth

Reduce Tendency For Progressive Shifting Of Teeth

Check Out Our Striking Before And After Pictures In Our Smile Gallery!

How Do Kids Braces Work?

  • Initial Consultation
  • Early Orthodontic Development
  • The Process
  • Teenage Braces
Initial Consultation
Initial Consultation

Initial Consultation

We recommend that you attend the initial consultation with your child.

At the initial consultation we take an xray which will gives a detailed picture of how your child's teeth are developing. This will inform the required level of treatment.

Your orthodontist will then explain the best way forward, answer any questions and will then provide a pricing plan.

Early Orthodontic Development
Early Orthodontic Development

Early Orthodontic Development

When it comes to growth development issues with the jaw, early intervention is the best treatment.

This treatment needs to occur during the developmental years.

If not detected until late teens or early adulthood, the treatment options are limited to surgery.

If detected before a child’s “growth spurt” treatment is as simple as wearing a plate. These can be removable or cemented in place depending on your child’s needs.

Your orthodontist can explain what type of plate is needed and show you examples of these at your consultation.

The Process
The Process

The Process

It is recommended that a general dentist monitors a child from an early age for orthodontic treatment.

Some children will have jaw development issues where the jaw does not grow to an ideal position.

Children with this growth development may require early orthodontic intervention from as early as the age of 8.

Teenage Braces
Teenage Braces

Teenage Braces

We also provide teenage provides for those teenagers who are 13-17 years of age. 

More information on our braces for teenagers treatment can be found in our post: Teenage Braces - Costs and Other Questions.

What Our Patients Say

I was so much more confident!

I was so much more confident after getting my braces done. It makes such a big difference to your face and your teeth in general. You just feel so much happier and you are more conscious of minding your teeth. They are so worth it!

Louise Collins
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What Our Patients Say

Why did I put this off for so long?!

It's definitely changed the way I feel. I feel delighted now with them! I'd never show my teeth (previously). And now I can smile!

Denise
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What Our Patients Say

I was so much more confident!

I was so much more confident after getting my braces done. It makes such a big difference to your face and your teeth in general. You just feel so much happier and you are more conscious of minding your teeth. They are so worth it!

Louise Collins
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6 month braces testimonial - louise collins - 3dental

Commonly Asked Questions

How much does it cost to get braces for a child?

This all depends on how long the braces will be worn and whether a functional (removable) appliance needs to be worn first. Other factors such as extractions can add to costs.

In general, kids braces start at €3,000 for top and bottom jaws. 

For more information, view our pricing page. We also offer payment plans for your convenience.

What is a good age to get braces?

We recommend bringing your child in for a consultation at between 8 and 9 years old; in case they need other treatment to guide the growth of the jaw before getting braces.

We generally fit braces between age 12 and 14 or when the baby molars have fallen out. 

How long will orthodontic treatment take for my child?

In most cases, your child will be wearing braces for around 2 years. This can vary depending on the case's complexity.

We offer free consultations where one of our orthodontists can give your child a treatment plan with an exact time frame.

What foods should we avoid with braces?

You should avoid any foods that are hard or sticky while wearing braces. Foods like popcorn, nuts, crusty bread, nuts, toffee, chewing gum and hard sweets could damage the braces or cause them to come loose from your tooth.

How regularly will my child need to come in to have their braces adjusted?

You should plan to come in every 4 to 6 weeks for a braces adjustment. Your orthodontist will advise you when to book your next appointment.

What age should my child be for their first orthodontic visit?

In case your child may require early intervention, we recommend bringing children in for an orthodontic consultation between 8 and 9 years old.

How long do the braces stay on?

This depends on the type and severity of the problem being treated. More complex problems generally take more time.

Normally somewhere between 1–2 years will fix the majority of problems.

What can you eat with braces?

You can eat most foods with braces. Good oral hygiene is needed while the braces are on, so we recommend avoiding sugary foods.

You should cut up harder foods such as apples and carrots before eating to avoid breaking the brackets on the teeth. You should avoid sticky foods like toffee altogether.

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