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Cootehill, Co. Cavan

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51 Market St, Cootehill, Co. Cavan
049 5552683


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Plantation Road, Co. Monaghan
047 75575

Orthodontic Treatment for Children

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Orthodontic treatment for Children

Early detection of orthodontic issues may help resolve problems that would ordinarily arise in the adult dentition.

It is advised that children see a Specialist Orthodontist for their initial assessment from the age of 7 years old. This allows for early detection of issues that may be more difficult to treat when your child has completed growth. If treatment is required at this stage, it is commonly known as interceptive treatment.

However, most orthodontic treatment is carried out between the ages of 11-15 years old. Dr. Ann Smith, Specialist Orthodontist will be more than happy to advise you if it is appropriate to intervene at an early age or to wait until all of the adult teeth have erupted.

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Possible Treatments

a Arch expanders

arch widening if the arch is constricted, can provide space for straightening the adult teeth and possibly eliminate the need for extractions at a later date.

  • RME Rapid Maxillary Expansion for upper arch expansion
a Space maintainers

Maintaining space after the early loss of baby teeth can provide space for straightening the adult teeth and possibly eliminate the need for extractions at a later date.

a Growth Modification

The rationale for early growth modification is to intercept a developing jaw problem, preventing the need for future jaw surgery.

a Eliminate crossbite with a Jaw displacement ‘slide’

removing this can reduce the risk of this developing in the adult teeth.

"Highly recommend all dentists at the surgery, as a family of 5 we all attend kids ranging from 6 to 16 and all love to go and see all the friendly staff. Thank you for all the amazing work over the years."

- Fiona Smith

"I had a wisdom tooth removed on Saturday under sedation with Dr Chris Bell. All I can say is he is absolutely fantastic. I never felt one single thing. I came home and could eat straight away no pain, recovering very quickly. Delighted thank you."

- Louise Black Mc Garrell

"had my first appointment today i`m not a big fan of dentists due to bad experiences in the past. the staff were all really friendly and put me at ease the moment i walked through the door. actually looking forward to my next appointment that`s something i never thought i`d say."

- Stuart Roberts


If you are unsure what treatment you may need, please fill out the appointment form with as much information as possible and we will contact you as soon as we can.

We have Dental Clinics in Cootehill in Cavan and also in Monaghan centre.

Cootehill, Co. Cavan

049 5552683


047 75575

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