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Where do get reasonably priced braces for my teenage girl?

  • 22-01-2015 1:04pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 27


    Where can I get reasonably priced braces for my teenage girl? Looking in the Munster area. Preferably Cork as less travel needed. The prices seem ridiculously high, but she's upset by the appearance of her protruding teeth. Has anyone out there experience in the matter or can recommend a reasonably priced dentist?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,772 ✭✭✭byronbay2


    Yeah, it's an expensive game alright but worth it in the long run, I reckon. My 13 year-old girl got braces last year and we did a bit of research in advance. In the end (although it certainly wasn't the cheapest option) we went with Lettice O'Leary in

    http://www.corkclinicorthodontics.com/

    If you are a member of (or join)

    http://solashealth.com/

    you get a discount. I can't remember the exact details now off the top of my head but I think it ended up costing (something like) €3600 for the full 18-month process, which I am paying off by standing order at €150 p/m. You can claim 20% of this cost back from your taxes with the MED1 form.

    Although it is a stretch financially, we are very happy with the job Lettice has done and age 13-14 is the right time to have the procedure, if required. I have an 11 year-old son who will need the same treatment in due course but I am thinking of letting him go down the Shane McGowan route!


  • Registered Users Posts: 27 Curious one


    It's extremely expensive at €3,600. But thanks Byronbay2 for your input on what you've experienced. Glad it worked out well for your child. I was hoping to get for half that price if possible. Surely there are cheaper dentists or orthodontist's out there!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,772 ✭✭✭byronbay2


    I certainly didn't see anything under 3 grand (unless you want to go abroad) for a full set of "traintrack" braces (upper and lower) with all the associated 18-month treatment from start to finish. Obviously, if it is only the upper teeth then the price will come down and 6-month treatments can also be done more cheaply. I'm pretty certain that you won't get the treatment my daughter got for less than €3K but then, your daughter may not require that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27 Curious one


    byronbay2 wrote: »
    I certainly didn't see anything under 3 grand (unless you want to go abroad) for a full set of "traintrack" braces (upper and lower) with all the associated 18-month treatment from start to finish. Obviously, if it is only the upper teeth then the price will come down and 6-month treatments can also be done more cheaply. I'm pretty certain that you won't get the treatment my daughter got for less than €3K but then, your daughter may not require that.

    Yes it's just the upper teeth she is really seeking. Her lower teeth seem ok. If getting them done I would get them done properly. I wouldn't like to see a half done job that leaves her unhappy with the end result. I hope your daughter was happy with her end results!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,115 ✭✭✭greenfrogs


    Hi I got braces when I was teenager. However it wasn't with a qualified orthodontist. He was just a dentist who did braces. My Mom did not know this. Be careful that whoever you chose is qualified. My teeth were never perfectly straight even after I had braces. Since then I think they have gotten worse.

    I am now going to Bridget Dineen in Douglas. She told me there is a problem with my overbite and that I would have required specialist treatment which I did not get as a teenager. I don't have the money to rectify this. Instead I now have to pay 500 euro for a new retainer which will make my teeth look fine cosmetically. Which is still a lot of money and it won't fix the underlying issues. I have no idea what her prices for actual braces are but I do recommend that if your child gets braces then make sure you go to a good orthodontist.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 27 Curious one


    Thanks Greenfrog for your contribution to my dilemma. I hope it works out for you now. I will try see who are good orthodontists before I bring her anywhere but would really be hoping to get then done cheaper than some of the prices I've seen advertised on my internet search. Crazy money.


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