Has your teenager expressed hesitance about the installation of traditional braces in order to straighten his or her teeth? You might be surprised to learn that the average dentist can offer worthwhile alternatives.

– As lingual braces are placed behind the teeth, they are not visible to the public.

– The Invisalign design offers a plastic shell that is entirely removable.

– Damon braces are fashioned with arched wires and fully transparent brackets.

“By the time they enter their teenage years, your child might not want to be burdened with having a visible set of braces.”

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Dr. Gerald O'Connor B.D.S., N.U.I. (hons) (Principal Dentist & Owner)

Dr Gerald O’Connor qualified with honours from University College Cork in 1998, where he achieved his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree and was awarded the Kerr Prize for Restorative Dentistry. Following his qualification, he spent 6 years gaining experience in a dental clinic in Essex before buying his own practice in 2004. Dr O’Connor quickly added a second location in 2006 and formed the Oak Dental Group.

After returning to Ireland in 2013, he set up Killiney Dental with his long-time partner Rosemarie. Gerald has a wealth of experience in dentistry with a vested interest in modern, evidence-based solutions. He enjoys implementing new dental treatments that are minimally invasive for patients without compromising their desire for an idealised smile. Dr O’Connor currently serves on the Irish Dental Association’s Quality and Patient Safety Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys films, music, fiction writing and being anywhere in sight of the sea.