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Fixed Braces

Fixed Braces

Fixed braces, often also referred to as traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces. For many years they had a reputation for being uncomfortable and cumbersome. Today’s braces are more comfortable than ever before.
Made using high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. Today’s brackets are much smaller and less noticeable than the notorious “metal-mouth” braces than many adults remember.


What are fixed braces?

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Fixed braces are often referred to as ‘train track’ braces. The orthodontist attaches metal or tooth-coloured brackets to the teeth that are being realigned. The next step is to run a special wire over the brackets to pull the teeth into the right position.

Because the brackets are adhered to the teeth, patients won’t be able to take the braces off during the course of treatment.

Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces. They have tooth-coloured or clear brackets that blend in with the natural colour of the teeth. The primary difference between ceramic and traditional braces relates to the type of orthodontic brackets that are bonded to the patient’s teeth. With ceramic braces, the brackets are clear or tooth-coloured, not metal.

With both methods, there’s still a metal wire that runs across the patient’s teeth and is held in place using elastic bands.

This difference in the colour of the brackets really does help to make it less obvious to others that a person is wearing braces, especially from a distance.

What conditions can fixed braces treat?

Orthodontic solutions are needed when patients have a need to improve the overall appearance and functionality of their teeth. Teeth braces can treat crooked or crowded teeth, under bites, overbites, and gaps between teeth.

Orthodontic treatments can also be used to treat more serious concerns like disorders of the jaw joins and incorrect jaw positioning.

The best way to determine which solution is best to meet your unique dental and orthodontic needs is to discuss your oral health with your orthodontist at your consultation.

What are some other teeth straightening solutions?

Traditional fixed braces remain the most popular in orthodontic solutions. There are several other options available to patients looking to get that beautiful straight smile.

  • The Invisalign tray system is an option for those looking for a more gradual and graduated solution to straightening teeth.
  • This orthodontic solution is a much more discreet solution for patients who perhaps aren’t all that enthused about having very visible braces for more than a year at a time.
What is the procedure for getting fixed braces?
Prior to being fitted with your braces your dentist will need to ensure that your teeth are in good healthy shape. This could mean taking care of any fillings that are needed, performing root canal therapy or extracting teeth that have otherwise been contributing to overcrowding in the mouth. Once this has been taken care of, you’ll be ready for the braces to be affixed to your teeth. The entire procedure should take just one visit and you’ll be able to resume your day. Those who have new metal or ceramic braces are encouraged to alter their diet temporarily. There should be no pain during the procedure and there should be no pain once the braces are in place. There may however be a little bit of sensitivity and tenderness as patients adjust to the sensation of the new braces. Adjusting a diet to include softer foods can also help to ensure that the tenderness is minimised.

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How much do fixed braces cost?

At Crown Dental we have many years of solid experience helping our patients get those beautiful straight smiles. We offer a wide range of dental treatments, with very competitive pricing plans at our clinic. If you are looking for fixed braces, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at our prices listed below or call our clinic to book your appointment.

Initial Consultation
Orthodontic Analysis and Treatment Plan

Including examination, impression panoramic and cephalometric x-ray

Fixed Braces for Children
from €3500
Fixed Braces for Adults
from €4000
Six Month Smiles
€2150 / €3000
cosmetic braces- single arch/both arches
Invisalign go
from €3300

clear aligners

Invisalign Full
from €4500

Why Choose Crown Dental?

Our goal is providing our patients with the most suitable preventive , restorative and cosmetic care with some „tender loving dental care” that is functional, comfortable and long-lasting.

It is very important to us to help all of our our patients to keep all of their teeth in good condition in the long term whenever possible. All our colleagues are motivated and enthusiastic about dentistry, and have a passion for their work and for the care of our patients.

  • I went to Crown dental after my old dentist had run out of Options so I looked online and checked out other dentist even looked at going abroad my issue was I'm missing a few teeth from what I believe was a bad brace when I was young other dentist wanted to put metal braced false teeth in and I also needed some crowns so a lot of work!! Crown dental 1st of all fixed my teeth few fillings had to redo a root canal and even a chipped tooth and then some crown's!! and after all that offered me a valplast?? (Not sure if I have the right name)denture no metal! My teeth are now in brilliant condition and after years of no smiles I have mine back two years and love it. This is a long overdue review I found the staff and dentist all friendly and professional a very well run dental practice I have and I would recommend Crown dental! Cheers Garry

    garry cullen Avatar garry cullen
    November 1, 2022

    Done, two teeth filling here. Second one they had to redo because of their fault. During that second time I had to ask to stop drilling several times, because my jaw started uncontrollable spasms. After this rework pain became unstoppable and I had to remove nerves during vacation (spent 3 days for that). That doctor admitted that both fillings were made without the cofferdam, for cavities under them to grow and need to be redone. Also they've missed a big smelly cavity next to that tooth even while having 3!!! X-rays of that area. I don't recommend doing fillings there, because you will need to return soon for their upsale of veneer or expensive nerve removal. Also they are not cheap by any means.

    Bogdan Tsal-Tsalko Avatar Bogdan Tsal-Tsalko
    April 24, 2023
  • I have been attending Crown dental for many years now. I am impressed by the professionalism and high standards every time I visit Crown Dental. All treatments have been explained to me before the treatments, and the team made sure to put me at ease. I cannot thank Crown Dental enough, and would recommend them to everyone.

    Ilona Agocs Avatar Ilona Agocs
    December 18, 2018

    Everything is perfect! Calm and clean athmosphere, amazing staff. Happy to find a very good dentist clinic, in Ireland. Had an oral surgery with no pain, during and after. All my treatments were 100% brilliant. Dr. Erika is a star. Highly recommend!

    Cam Rosenbrock Avatar Cam Rosenbrock
    November 14, 2020
  • Very responsive to my emails, very informative too. Based on really good reviews I booked my first visit there and I could not be happier. Erika was really nice and the treatment went very smooth.

    M K Avatar M K
    May 1, 2020

    Myself and my family has seen Dr. Erika Barta regularly. Crown Dental helped our family in many ways, we always attend for regular check-ups and cleanings. And also got implants and bridges done by Crown Dental. The staff is very helpful and professional. The environment is very relaxed, you don't feel going to the dentist 🙂 . I always recommend the clinic to my friends.

    Szabi Avatar Szabi
    May 1, 2019
  • Best dentis in dublin.... very friendly pain....thank you...

    Mihaly Kovacs Avatar Mihaly Kovacs
    May 1, 2019

    Great place, friendly staff, I have been there twice and will continue in the future. The service is quick and the clinic very clean.

    ilovezelki Avatar ilovezelki
    May 1, 2019
  • Great service. Honest opinions. Finally a Dentist I can trust. Delighted. Thanks very much!!

    HSLC Construction Avatar HSLC Construction
    October 18, 2019

    Both myself and my husband have been Dr Erika's patients for over a decade. Crown dental is the cleanest, most equipped dental practice I have ever been to. Both dentists and the nurses are highly qualified and are brilliant with nervous patients. My husband had a dental implant done here with A+ results. Their prices are highly competitive but without compromising on quality. We cannot recommend them highly enough.

    Lilla Hamvas Avatar Lilla Hamvas
    February 16, 2019
  • I was always scared of the dentist, but not anymore. I received my crowns at Crown Dental, and I couldn't be happier with the results. The treatment was pain free, the team made me at ease during the process. I can't stop smiling and showing my perfect teeth.

    Erika Borsodi Avatar Erika Borsodi
    December 18, 2018

    Getting an Invisalign treatment done here. Erika and her assistant are extremely nice people, not once did I ever feel pressured into forking out lots of money like at other dentists. I would 100% recommend family and friends to at least have a check up here and you'll see that it's a positive and professional experience all round.

    Mark L Avatar Mark L
    May 1, 2020
  • I highly recommend this Clinic and doctor Erika.

    R Coutinho Avatar R Coutinho
    May 1, 2022

    I went for a check up at Crown Dental two weeks ago, after looking at my teeth for approximately 30 seconds the dentist told me I had been grinding my teeth therefore needing a mouthguard/splint and had three cavities. I was shocked as I had no prior issues with my teeth and was not experiencing any sensitivity. I was very distressed that my teeth had deteriorated so rapidly I wanted to get a second opinion. I went to a different dentist in Dublin and I was told my teeth were 100% fine. Therefore I would NOT recommend visiting this dentist.

    Grainne Montague Avatar Grainne Montague
    May 1, 2021
  • Erika is an exceptional dentist. I was very nervous and she consistently showed kindness and professionalism which put me at ease. I would 100% recommend.

    S CK Avatar S CK
    January 2, 2021


    Kika Chaos Avatar Kika Chaos
    April 1, 2023
  • I have been attending Crown Dental for over a year for general dentistry care, and most recently, the fitting of a Post and Core and Crown, under the excellent professional care of Dr. Erika Barta, Principal Dentist. Dr Erika is very thorough, meticulous and experienced, and explains each stage of the treatment at each visit, having first carried out a detailed examination (including X-Ray, where necessary), and explaining the treatment required. Her primary focus is on conservation and restoring the health and functioning of the teeth at minimum cost, and she does not suggest unnecessary additional treatment. She uses high quality and health-compatible dental materials and components in the treatment of her patients. The clinic is equipped with sophisticated and high-tech equipment. The clinic is bright and very hygienic, with extra Covid measures being adopted to provide maximum protection to patients and staff. Dr Erika's fees are very competitive. I highly recommend Dr Erika for her high quality, professional and caring treatment of her patients, where the patient feels reassured and completely at ease. Treated by Dr Erika Barta, Principal Dentist

    Eugene Barry Avatar Eugene Barry
    May 1, 2022

    Erika did a great job, I got my bridge super good quality and she look after customers. All staff so kind and really comfortable even for kids. My daughter got milk teeth extraction and she was so kind. I can’t recommend enough this place. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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    Péter Korom Avatar Péter Korom
    February 1, 2023
  • Erica is a super honest and professional dentist , I had a number of crowns and a bridge fitted and the result is amazing , am very happy I went to crown dental for my new smile and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for complex dentistry .

    Cyril Treacy Avatar Cyril Treacy
    September 2, 2019

    Good place, very nice and clean. Staff are well trained and polite and the recteprecept will sort out any problems right away 👍

    Szabolcs Sánta Avatar Szabolcs Sánta
    May 1, 2019

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