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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.
Perhaps one of the best advantages to fixed braces is that they are exceptionally effective at resolving a number of orthodontic concerns. They may take a bit longer than some other orthodontic solutions but they can treat a wider range of concerns. For those who are looking for purely cosmetic solutions, some of the other orthodontic options might be the better option. Fixed braces are very visible. This can be quite concerning to teenagers and even adults who perhaps don’t want a mouth of visible braces. The ceramic braces do offer a more discreet alternative to their metal counterparts. Fixed braces are amongst the most affordable in orthodontic options. This makes them an attractive option for patients of all ages.

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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


Includes Full Study and Treatment Plan

Fixed Braces for Children


– single arch/both arches *

Fixed Ceramic Braces for Children


– single arch/both arches *

Fixed Braces for Adults

€2750 / €3250

single arch/both arches *

Fixed Ceramic Braces for Adults

€3000 / €3500

Only in case the braces were fitted in another clinic

Lingual Braces for Adults

€4000 / €5000

Only in case the braces were fitted in another clinic

Six Month Smiles

€1900 / €2800

Only in case the braces were fitted in another clinic


€3600 / €4600

Only in case the braces were fitted in another clinic

Smile Tru

€2500 / €3500

Only in case the braces were fitted in another clinic

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.

  • review rating 5  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.

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  • review rating 5  I've been a patient at Crown Dental for over 6 years. When I was younger I played professional Rugby and lost a good number of my front teeth due to a freak-accident (knee in the face). For years I had a denture, which was a hassle to eat with. It also made me self conscious in social interactions, until I could bare it no longer. Crown Dental was recommended to me and it literally changed my life in so many ways! Over this period I had 4 implants, 5 crowns, 1 bridge and several root canals done, along with a couple of fillings and cleanings. I now have an amazing smile that all my friends and family are complimenting me about, it restored my confidence and gave me a brighter outlook on life. Thank you Dr. Erika for changing my life.

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  • review rating 1  I had an appointment at 9 am at Crown dental, the receptionist, me and the dentist were waiting for an assistant (Sofia) for an hour standing at the front door. When she turned up with absolutely no care in the world, she didn't say hi or sorry not to even mention that she hasn't pick up the phone from the dentist and the receptionist, just turned up out of the blue. I was already 1 hour late into my very important treatment, and when I finally got to sit down on the chair, starting with impressions, the doctor asked the assistant Sofia to prepare the impression and at the end she did awful proportions of the impression, it would not solidify, she has the cheek and very little care of me (patient), of my precious time and money and the stress I have to go through to get a crown done. Unfortunately I was not able to finish my treatment because there were other people booked in for an appointment so she had to return me back home. I travelled taking 2 buses to get there just to get an impression that wasn't even prepared properly. The assistant Sofia is a young person and definitely not trained up to be taking up a serious job like this. She is absolutely incompetent, patients health and best care isn't in her best interest, and the ethics behind performance absolutely makes her a person unable to take on such a serious and responsible job. The dentist was unable to do her job because of the lack of help and lack of consideration that the assistant Sofia offered her.

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  • review rating 5  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.

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  • review rating 5  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 .

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  • review rating 1  Erika is the worst dentist Ever ! I had an implant and root canal treatment with her and after that extensive bridge based on that. Over 3.5 years after that , i was kept in the dark coming back to her for check ups, no one ever told me how serious problem i have because of the treatment i have received from her, My gums were constantly swollen and i had pain around due to bridge. She kept sending me off with prescriptions which worked few months. Recently, i went to another dentist and he took a panoramic X- Ray which clearly shows that the implant was a huge failure and there was a huge bone inflammation around the implant and as a result of that the bone around has dissolved. There was no support for the implant as it was sitting on the lap of the bone. The root canal treatment was a also a huge failure as the x-ray showed a huge absence around the root and my new dentist could only remove both teeth as a result of this i lost the whole bridge I therefore do not want to recommend Erika to anyone PLease think twice

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  • review rating 5  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.

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  • review rating 5  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 .

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  • review rating 5  Great service. Honest opinions. Finally a Dentist I can trust. Delighted. Thanks very much!!

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  • review rating 5  I was always very conscious of my teeth, never showed them on pictures. It was the best decision of my life to get braces at Crown Dental. I can honestly say it changed my life. I can't stop smiling, it boosted my confidence, I feel like a different person. Thank you dr. Laura for changing my life.

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Alternative Treatments at Crown Dental

All of our treatments and services are provided in a comfortable, spa-like clinic, designed according to high-quality standards in our clinic in Dublin 6.


Are you ready to get a beautiful straight smile?

Is your child or teenager a good candidate for fixed braces? Book an appointment online or call our clinic at (01) 490 4656.

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196 Harold's Cross Road, Dublin 6W