You Can Trust Our Orthodontic Team

Apr 17, 2022 | General Dentistry

Orthodontic treatment is a big part of what we do here at Shields Dental & Implant Clinic and we understand how life-changing orthodontic treatment can be, both for children and adults.


Orthodontic treatment can be a big financial commitment compared with other types of dental treatment; this is down to the incredible benefits it can yield, from improved confidence and self-esteem to healthier teeth that are easier to care for. We will always be transparent with you about what you can expect from every stage of treatment, and using state-of-the-art technology, in many cases patients will be able to see the projected outcome braces can achieve before they actually begin their treatment.


We offer no-obligation consultation appointments, where you can ask the questions you need to, and find out which treatments might be best suited to your case and your lifestyle. One of the fantastic advantages of having orthodontic treatment today is that there are now brace designs that centre around giving patients flexibility in their everyday lives.

Children’s orthodontics at Shields Dental & Implant Clinic

We love working with children and teens – it’s really satisfying to see kids find their confidence in smiling after the brace-wearing period.


We understand it can be tough for kids to find the energy to persevere with wearing braces, especially for more extended periods of between 18-36 months. We believe in gentle encouragement and enthusiasm to help kids stay motivated with their orthodontic treatment.


As dentists, it’s also part of our role to support parents, to help them best support their children. We encourage all parents whose children are receiving orthodontic treatment to express any worries or difficulties they’re having along the way. Our team will not only be able to give you advice on the type of diet your child should be eating and how you can help them to care for their teeth, but on how to keep them motivated and contented during the months they’re having treatment.


We offer several orthodontic treatment options for children. Read more about children’s orthodontics at Shields Dental & Implant Clinic on our website, where you can find a list of FAQs we receive from parents.


Adult orthodontics at Shields Dental & Implant Clinic

The last 20 years has seen a dramatic increase in the number of patients turning to orthodontic treatment to improve their smiles. This rise is almost certainly in part due to the more lightweight, discreet and faster acting brace models that are available. Another reason adult patients have become more interested and drawn to braces is because the health benefits of orthodontic treatment have become more widely known. Addressing overlapping and misaligned teeth will make you less likely to fall foul to problems like tooth decay and gum disease, as you’re able to reach a larger surface area of each tooth when you brush and floss.


Having straighter teeth can also bring about positive change for your wellbeing. We treat many patients who tell us they previously shied away from smiling as much as they might like to in public, due to being discontent with their teeth. One of the most rewarding things about helping patients is to hear that after treatment, they’re smiling more readily around their friends, family and work colleagues, without the worry that their teeth might be noticed for the wrong reasons.

Our dental practices in Limerick, Roscrea, Castletroy and Blackrock, Dublin can offer the following brace options for adult patients:

Invisalign: leading brand in clear, removable aligner technology. Suited to patients looking for flexibility during their treatment.  

Traditional metal braces: fixed braces, suited to patients with more complex orthodontic cases.

Ceramic braces: discreet version of the traditional fixed brace.

Six Month Smiles: ceramic fixed brace that corrects minor to moderate problems with front teeth in an average time frame of 4-9 months. 

Invisalign treatment at Shields Dental & Implant Clinic

Here at Shields Dental and Implant Clinic, we have our very own Invisalign savant. Dr Robert Hardy has recently received a ‘Platinum’ award from Invisalign as well as an award for his ‘Exceptional Achievement’ as an Invisalign provider.

Rob is one of the top 3 Invisalign providers in the country and in the top 1% in the world. Rob offers Invisalign treatment at our dental practices in Limerick, Roscrea, Castletroy and Blackrock, Dublin.

Reputable orthodontic dentists at Shields Dental & Implant Clinic

Here at Shields Dental and Implant Clinic, orthodontics, dentistry and patient welfare are elements that run in our family. Our third-generation family dental practice is continuously evolving, so we can meet your needs with the most sophisticated digital planning software and methods available to us. Our dental practices offer multiple orthodontic treatment options, ranging from Invisalign clear aligners, ceramic braces and lingual braces to Six Month Smile short-term braces.

We’re extremely experienced in carrying out and overseeing all of these treatments and have done for hundreds of patients. Many of our new orthodontic patients come to us through word of mouth after family members, friends or colleagues have recommended us to them. We’re proud to be the trusted orthodontic and dental professionals in our locality.

Contact us for exceptional dental care

Here at Shields Dental & Implant Clinic, we feel privileged to serve the communities of Limerick, Roscrea, Castletroy and Blackrock.

Our dentists can offer consultation appointments, helping you to decide whether you would like to proceed with a bespoke treatment plan. Contact us to book your appointment with a dentist here at Shields Dental & Implant Clinic.

We look forward to welcoming both new and existing patients.

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