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Ceramic Braces Special Offer (past offer)

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We are happy to announce our special on ceramic braces (a.k.a. white or tooth-colour braces) during the month of March! See below, what comes with Newpark Clinic’s ceramic braces:

Free consultation  |  €300 discount  |  Free teeth whitening  |  Free hygienist cleaning

Ceramic braces are white in colour, blending into your tooth’s natural shade, making them discreet and less noticeable than metal braces. They are suitable for most ages, but are most popular with adults and teenagers. The braces consist of small, square brackets that are made from a ceramic (white) material, a white colour wire running through the brackets and tiny white elastic ties holding the wire in place. All 3 of these elements ensure the discreteness of the brace and the improvement of your smile!

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Why Can’t I Get a Price for Braces Over the Phone?

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If deciding to get braces isn’t stressful enough, trying to get a price for braces over the phone seems nearly impossible. Why are the receptionists at orthodontic practices keeping the price a big secret? It’s the same product right, so why isn’t there a set rate?

The fact is, there is no big secret or set price for braces. The orthodontic fee depends on your (or your child’s) teeth, the movement required, length of treatment, type of braces and the Orthodontist’s experience. So, it is normally protocol to give an accurate price after seeing the teeth first.

So let’s break the determination for the prices for braces down:

1. Position of Teeth and Movement

Teeth can come in all sorts positions. Some issues are easier to fix (like minor spacing) while others can take a considerable amount of time (like severe crowding) and some may have a mix of the issues. For example, individuals can have:

Crowding: Many teeth overlapping each other.

Spacing: Gaps in between the teeth.

Crooked: Various lengths and turns of teeth.

2. How The Teeth Bite Together

Bite issues require a long treatment because the jaw position needs to be changed. These are ideally addressed in children. If left too long, certain bite issues may require surgery as an adult to treat. The most common bite issues are:

Overjet: The top teeth are very much in front of (or protrude outward over) the bottom teeth.

Under bite: The bottom teeth naturally come over the top teeth when biting.

Open bite: The back teeth meet together when biting, but the front ones do not touch.

Some individuals will have a mix of teeth positions and bite issues, making their treatments more complicated. Some may require more than one type of brace to fix the bite and to straighten the teeth.

 

3. Length of Treatment and Brace Types

Depending on your teeth, bite issues and the type of brace you are suited for, the length of treatment will differ. More severe teeth issues or any bite issue will increase the treatment length as these simply take more time to fix. The type of braces you choose can also impact the length. For example, Invisalign clear brace patients at our clinic can sometimes finish quicker than regular braces. 

4. Orthodontic Experience

Each brace provider sets different prices depending on their experience.

Similar to a hair salon; junior stylists will have a lower rate and the senior stylists will have a higher rate due their experience. Some providers have over 20 years of experience (like our Specialist Orthodontist Dr. O’Donnell) exclusively in braces, while others may have a limited experience. Some Orthodontists treat hundreds of Invisalign patients per year, while others treat not so many. Some providers design the Invisalign treatments themselves, but others outsource this. All these factors reflect in the price of braces.

Ready for Your Consultation?

The best thing to do is come in for a consultation! After seeing your teeth, the clinic can accurately determine what work needs to be completed and then they can provide you with a price for braces.

Not only will a consultation determine the price for braces, but it gives you a chance to see if the clinic fits well with your needs. Ask about their experience and the types of braces available. Also, see how well you or your family gets along with the staff and the Orthodontist.

Our clinic offers free consultations, so you can receive an accurate quote and learn about all the options available to you!

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Mums’ Guide to Invisalign Teen

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Mums’ Guide to Invisalign Teen

Today, there is an alternative to bulky metal braces. Parents now have the option of treating their teenagers with clear braces called Invisalign Teen. Its a more discreet alternative to regular braces, and its suitable for the vast majority of teenagers.

Invisalign for Teens

Invisalign has a proven track record with adults, and now Invisalign Teen is boosting the confidence of teenagers by giving them beautiful new smile.

This version of Invisalign for teenagers used by Your Smile Specialists uses clear, bespoke plastic aligners to slowly move teeth into their correct position.

How is Invisalign different?
– The aligners are see through and almost invisible
– They are made from plastic
– They can be removed for specials occasions, but should be worn for 20 hours a day
– You wear a new set every 1-2 weeks

In terms of treatment, Invisalign Teen in the hands of a skilled orthodontist, can be used to treat the following smile problems:
– Crooked teeth
– Poorly spaced teeth
– Overcrowded teeth
– Overbite
– Underbite
– Crossbite

Five reasons to choose Invisalign Teen

1. No sharp bits of metal irritating your child’s mouth
2. No need for special gum shields for sports, just wear your regular one.
3. No embarrassing metal braces in your mouth!
4. No problem with cleaning your teeth, just clean as per normal
5. No breakages, so no missing school

Affordability

At Newpark Clinic the cost of Invisalign Teen treatment is about the same as treatment with traditional metal braces. Treatment costs vary by the patient, but at Newpark Clinic we provide flexible payment terms, interest free credit and low deposit options. To get the smile you deserve from a real orthodontist call Newpark Clinic today on (01) 210 4588 or email us at info@newparkclinic.com.

How to Choose the Right Orthodontist

For the best results, selecting an experienced Orthodontist can make all the difference. Dr O’Donnell is an expert in Invisalign and all types of orthodontic treatment. She will always talk to you about all your options. We will evaluate your specific issues on your initial consultation. Creating beautiful smiles no matter how challenging is what we do!

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation Today

As a new patient, you can take advantage of a FREE initial consultation. The friendly team at Newpark Clinic will make you feel comfortable and welcome as we discuss treatment options with you.

Call us today on (01) 210 4588

Dr O’Donnell is proud to be part of the Your Smile Specialist group of leading Specialist Orthodontists.

8 Best Remedies If You Have Dry Skin

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As we transition from summer into the colder months, people with dry skin can feel more than just the weather changing. Sensitive, dry and itchy skin becomes more prevalent, which can add extra stress and extra steps into a beauty routine. Our aesthetic clinician has listed 8 best practices, products, treatments and the ones to avoid if you suffer from dry skin this Autumn:

1. Drink (Lots of) Water

Like every other organ in your body, the skin is made up of water. And without proper amounts of water, it will not function at its best. According to UWHealth.org, “If your skin is not getting the sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling.”

By taking care of your skin, it will take care of you!

2. Use Moisturisers and Humidifiers

Moisturisers use a mixture of ingredients to soften the outermost layers of the skin. For dry skin specifically, heavier, oil-based moisturizers are best. Also, if you have a humidifier at home (although Irish residences probably don’t have a need for one), turn it on while you’re at home or sleeping to put more moisture into the air.

3. Avoid Exfoliators with Grains

While it is tempting to want to scrub dry or flaky skin off, find the right exfoliator first. Any type that uses grains (little beads) can tear at the skin. Also, try not to over exfoliate, limit yourself to once a week maximum (so not to completely deplete your skin). Gentle scrubs or microdermabrasion treatments are great ways to refresh your skin.

Newpark Clinic now offers medical grade microdermabrasion treatments that are perfect not only for for dry skin, but for patchy skin, oily skin, acne, sun damage and fine lines.

4. Add a Serum to Your Winter Routine

Full of a high concentration of active ingredients, serums are super heroes to your skin care routine!

Some serum recommendations specifically for dry skin from intothegloss.com include: “vitamin E (an antioxidant, protects cells from oxidative damage), niacinamide (improves skin elasticity, increases ceramide levels in skin), glycolic acid (gently exfoliates and lightens discoloration), and hyaluronic acid (retains moisture).”

5. Avoid Extreme Temperature Changes

Stepping into a living with an open fire, cranking the air con in the car, putting your electric heater on high or taking long, hot showers may give you temporary relief from the outside temperature, but it can seriously affect your skin. Instead, try moderate temperatures until your body can properly heat up or cool down, or dress in layers so you can easily adjust.

6. Find The Right Cleanser and Make-Up Remover

When it comes to cleansing and removing make-up, stick to a cream cleanser. Gel cleansers are more suited for oily skin/combination skin, which could lead to your Skin drying out even more. A cream based or moisturising cleanser/make-up remover, do the job and leave your skin feeling hydrated.

7. Use a Gommage Once a Week

A gommage is another type of gentle exfoliator that uses enzymes to break down the dry, flaky skin. When you rub the gommage off, the dead skin cells go with it, leaving your skin soft and smooth.

According to tripsavvy.com “the word gommage comes from the French word that means ‘to erase’ because the rubbing action is similar to erasing a word written in pencil.” Our aesthetic clinician recommends to this once a week.

 

8. The Best Product We Recommend for Dry Skin

Epoince’s Medical Barrier Cream

Providing a surge of hydration, this cream is perfect for very dry, scaly or very sensitive skin types. Epoince is an evidence-based skin care line that uses active ingredients for optimal results.

This cream is paraben and fragrance free and uses key ingredients such as: rosa canina fruit oil, white water lily extract, safflower seed oil, apple fruit extract and meadowfoam extract. It can be used daily or as needed. Currently, we have this product available at our clinic for purchase.

What Makes A Good Smile?

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WHAT MAKES A GOOD SMILE?

Smiling can have a positive impact on your mood and on the moods of people around you. It can give you an instant boost, even when you’re having a bad day.

However, not everyone is comfortable smiling. There are a number of problems that can turn a great smile bad, but there are solutions that can transform any smile.

STRAIGHT, INTACT TEETH

The positioning of your teeth plays a huge part in a great looking smile. If your teeth are crooked, missing or poorly spaced it can contribute to a poor looking smile and low smile confidence.

An Orthodontist can straighten misaligned teeth. A treatment such as Invisalign can work wonders with your smile, giving you a huge boost in confidence. 

HAVING ALL OF YOUR TEETH

A good smile features all of a person’s teeth. Tooth loss can occur for a variety of reasons, from cavities to injury. Poor oral hygiene can also lead to tooth loss.

Periodontists can to help people avoid losing their teeth. There are instances when tooth loss is inevitable but in many cases periodontists can help you keep your own teeth.

Sometimes there is no option but having an implant to replace a missing tooth. Your Smile Specialist can work with an implant specialist to straighten your teeth, correct your bite and prepare the space for the implant to go into.

A full set of teeth, apart from looking better, are also needed for proper chewing, biting and eating!

HEALTHY, PINK GUMS

Healthy gums play a big part in creating a beautiful smile. Healthy gums are light pink in colour and firm to the touch.

A warning sign is if your gums are pulled away from your teeth, or if they are bleeding or puffy. You should see your family dentist right away if you have these symptoms. Your dentist will then refer you to a gum specialist if they see fit.

WHITE TEETH

In the Hollywood age we all want bright white teeth. Sadly many foods and drinks stain your teeth.

There are treatments for yellowing teeth:
• Laser whitening
• Specialist home whitening kits from your dentist
• Regular Hygienist scale and polishes in conjunction with a good whitening tooth paste

How to Choose the Right Orthodontist

If you have crooked teeth and would like to discuss your treatment options you should consult with a Specialist Orthodontist.

For the best results, selecting a skilled Orthodontist can make all the difference. Dr O’Donnell is an expert in Invisalign and all types of orthodontic treatment. She will always talk to you about all your options. We will evaluate your specific issues on your initial consultation. Creating beautiful smiles no matter how challenging is what we do!

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation Today

As a new patient, you can take advantage of a FREE initial consultation. The friendly team at Newpark Clinic will make you feel comfortable and pampered as we discuss you or your child’s smile, explain your treatment options and provide the information you need to make a wise
decision about your oral health.

Call us today on (01) 210 4588 or message us!

Dr O’Donnell is proud to be part of the Your Smile Specialist group of leading Specialist Orthodontist.

Braces Confidence

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Braces Confidence

The teenage years can be a traumatic time in the life of your child. Kids can feel pressure to take perfect selfies, have flawless skin, and maintain model-like figures.

Many children who have noticeably crooked or unevenly spaced teeth may suffer from harassment and low self-esteem.

Parents have several options:
Traditional braces 
Clear or white braces 
Invisalign Teen 

How does your smile make you feel?

Many teenagers feel self-conscious about their teeth and can feel stress regarding treatment. Traditional braces can draw attention to that part of the body that teenagers are most stressed about.

On top of that, brackets and wires can irritate mouths, further compounding stress levels.

If you decide traditional braces are the right choice for your child, some changes will need to be made :
• No more sticky or crunchy foods
• Avoid contact sports
• Take a break from playing wind instruments

If you’d rather avoid these kinds of compromises, you do have one option left.

Invisalign Teen

Invisalign Teen’s clear plastic aligners are pretty much invisible and are removable, unlike traditional braces. 

This has real benefits for your child:
• Carry on playing contact sports such as rugby or hurling
• No restrictions on diet
• No pictures with a mouth full of metal!
• Clean your teeth and gums as per normal

Still not sure Invisalign Teen is right for your child? See our Invisalign Teen guide to learn more.

Some more benefits

In only 18 months your child can be brimming with confidence with a beautiful new smile. Here are a few more factor to consider:
• Invisalign Teen costs about the same as regular braces
• You need fewer appointments
• The aligners don’t break, so no emergencies
• Easy to clean your teeth

How to Choose the Right Orthodontist

For the best results, selecting an  Orthodontist with experience can make all the difference.

Dr O’Donnell is an expert in Invisalign and all types of orthodontic treatment. She will always talk to you about all your options. We will evaluate your specific issues on your initial consultation. Creating beautiful smiles no matter how challenging is what we do!

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation Today

As a new patient, you can take advantage of a FREE initial consultation. The friendly team at Newpark Clinic will make you feel comfortable and welcome as we discuss treatment options with you.

Call us today on (01) 210 4588 or message us

Dr O’Donnell is proud to be part of the Your Smile Specialist group of leading Specialist
Orthodontist. 

Choosing The Right Braces Provider

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Making the decision to undergo orthodontic braces treatment is an important life decision and choosing the right provider is just as important. The perfection of your new smile will rest in the hands of your chosen orthodontist. We understand the difficulty and importance of this process, so we have listed some key points to keep in mind.

 

Dentist vs. Orthodontist

Both have degrees in dentistry, but Specialist Orthodontists undergo an additional 2-3 years (full-time) in an accredited orthodontic course. This specialty course focuses on the specific treatment of irregularities of the teeth and facial structure.

Word of Mouth

This is a great way to receive information about different practices. Ask a friend or family member which clinic they had orthodontic braces with. Also ask your dentist for their orthodontist of choice. Today, “word of mouth” is the new online review. Make sure to find a practice’s Google (and Google+), Facebook and Yelp reviews to read personal stories and opinions from their patients.

 

Orthodontic Techniques

Keep in mind if you are visiting many orthodontists, their proposed treatment plans and techniques may differ. There may be different ways to treat the same problem.

 

Braces Cost

When comparing orthodontic braces’ fees, look carefully at the services included in the price. Some practices charge separately for different parts of treatment while others give one comprehensive fee. Also, enquire about possible hidden fees and their payment plans.

 

Orthodontist Fit

Lastly, make sure the orthodontist’s and your personalities are compatible. Make sure you feel comfortable in the clinic’s environment and the support  staff. You may be with a clinic for  2-4 years including the braces treatment and the aftercare, so you want to be sure you are happy with a practice.

 

After taking all these points into consideration, we hope the decision for finding the right brace provider will be easy. Many of these factors can only be determined during the consultation appointment. Here at Newpark Clinic, we offer FREE consultations for braces.

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Back to School Special (past offer)

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Back To School Special Offer

It’s that time of the year again! A new teacher, new school, new course work and new friends, so it’s the perfect time to start new activities. Why not start your child’s braces journey as well?

During the month of September, we are offering complimentary brace consultations for children. Children will receive an in-depth examination of their teeth, a detailed diagnosis and a determination of what braces suit best. Also, we will explain everything included with our braces (hygiene cleaning, payment plans, follow up care, etc.). 

Any child that attends a consultation in September will also receive a free school bag with back to school essentials!

Reserve your consultation today.

Photo Competition (past contest)

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Win a €100 Dundrum Gift Card!

Day in and day out, we create smiles, so we thought it was time you show off yours! We want to see all of our patients’ lovely smiles, no matter what stage of treatment you are in. One lucky winner will win a €100 Dundrum gift card! To enter:

  1. Post a lovely smile photo of yourself on Facebook or Instagram
  2. Tag us @newparkclinic (Facebook) or @newpark_clinic (Instagram)

 Best of luck and remember, multiple entries are allowed, so post as many selfies as you want!

 

 

Competition ends 13/10/17. Open to Newpark Clinic patients only.

NEW Microdermabrasion Treatments

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We are excited to announce a new aesthetic skin treatment: Medical Grade Microdermabrasion!

Microdermabrasion is perfect for all skin types and ages! It goes beyond a regular facial by restoring the skin on the inside and out. The microdermabrasion treatment gently exfoliates skin by removing uneven, dead skin cells. Leaving skin feeling smooth, soft and revitalised.

 

How It Works

A small hand piece passes over the face to evenly remove the outer layer of skin (the stratum corneum) using tiny exfoliating crystals. At the same time, it also simulates the underlying skin, promoting new collagen. This collagen re-growth improves your skin’s resistance to ageing effects. We also use a moisturising mask at the end of the treatment for a deep hydration since the skin is now more open to nutrients.

This is a quick and painless procedure with very little downtime. It is commonly used to treat:

  • Oily Skin
  • Dry & Patchy Skin
  • Uneven Skin
  • Fine Lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Sun Damage
  • Acne
  • Black & White Heads
  • Superficial Age Spots
  • Hyperpigmentation

 

We recommend 1-6 treatments depending on your skin’s condition. To see if microdermabrasion is right for you, reserve your complimentary consultation with our aesthetic clinician Siobhan.

 

Contact

To inquire about our microdermabrasion, call (01) 210 4588, email info@newparkclinic.com or read more on our website.