Avril Carberry Testimonial

For as long as I can remember I have always been very self-conscious of my teeth. After visits to orthodontists in both the North and South of Ireland, I had given up hope that orthodontics could improve my smile, having been advised that jaw surgery would be my only option. My new dentist explained that a multidisciplinary approach would be needed involving orthodontics, periodontics and cosmetic dentistry to get the best result. He encouraged me to discuss things with Dr.Wolstencroft before deciding what my best options were.

I was somewhat apprehensive visiting another orthodontist and expected the outcome to be much of what I had been told previously, but instead my concerns were allayed almost immediately. While I did understand my case was somewhat complex, Dr.Wolstencroft’s positivity and confidence that orthodontic treatment could at the very least, greatly improve the appearance of my smile pleased me greatly.

Throughout the orthodontic treatment, the care and conscientiousness and professionalism of Dr.Wolstencroft and his staff was always of the highest standard. They were most accommodating and If I had concerns at any time, they were addressed and allayed immediately. Overall the orthodontic experience was reasonably pleasant, enhanced in no small part by the confident and friendly demeanor of Dr.Wolstencroft and his team. After orthodontics I had my teeth veneered and crown lengthening surgery to reduce the amount of gum tissue visible above my teeth.

Overall, while it was a long course of treatment, personally I feel the end result is a huge success. I was very lucky to attend three skilled professionals who made every effort to work as a team and ensure that the procedures were carried out with the upmost care with minimal discomfort to me.

I would not hesitate in recommending Dr.Wolstencroft and the other clinicians involved in my care to anyone considering complex dentistry that involves orthodontics. I thank all the clinicians wholeheartedly for my new found confidence and helping me achieve a smile I can finally be proud of!

AVRIL CARBERRY

Dental Team
(Consultant Orthodontist. Dr. S.Wolstencroft)
(Dental Surgeon. Dr.P Crotty)
(Specialist Periodontist. Dr.B.Dace)

Orthodontic Aligners

Invisalign is a great technique to correct minor tooth alignment problems. If you want a cosmetic improvement of your smile without having to wear a traditional brace Invisalign may be a solution for you.

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What types of case are suitable for Invisalign?

Invisalign is great at correcting minor tooth irregularity. On the whole, although there are exceptions, it is suitable for non-extraction treatments with a mild degree of crowding.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign treatment involves wearing a series or removable aligners. Detailed impressions of your teeth are taken and sent to Invisalign for aligner construction. Each aligner is worn for two weeks and then you replace your current aligner with the next one in the series. Each aligner progressively moves your teeth until your teeth are straightened. Depending on the severity of your problem, you may be given between 10-50 aligners.

Often before wearing your first aligner small tooth coloured attachments are glued onto your teeth. These are needed to help the aligners do their job.

You will return to see us every 6-8 weeks and sometimes small amounts of tooth enamel will need removed between your teeth to create space to allow your teeth to move Sometimes during treatment new impressions are needed to fabricate more aligners, this is to a opportunity for Invisalign to review your progress and make recommendations to finish your treatment to get the best results.

Tooth Coloured Ceramic Brackets

Tooth coloured ceramic brackets are the most popular way to get a great smile with a labially positioned fixed appliances. They are suitable for both extraction and non-extraction orthodontic treatments. Newer ceramic brackets have a self-closing clip which means treatment is more efficient and they don’t pick up food and drink discolouration as easily as older designs.