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Getting X-Rays


After having an initial consultation, every patient will need to get a dental x-ray. East Coast Orthodontics uses Dr. Brendan Fanning of Belfield Dental, a local Dublin dental radiologist who uses the latest in digital x-ray equipment. Digital dental x-rays produce only one-fifth the amount of radiation as conventional x-ray machines.

Necessary X-Rays

There are two types of necessary x-rays:

  1. OPG (Orthopantomogram): The first is called an OPG and it costs €50.

  2. Lateral Cephalometry: The second type of xray is a Lateral Ceph. This xray can be taken with an OPG xray above for the price of €80.

It may be necessary to get further xrays as treatment progresses to see how the patient is reacting to their braces.

Directions & Map

The practice is in the Belfield area and serviced by many regular buses: 46A, 10, 145.

  • By car from Stillorgan direction: take the UCD slip road. Turn right at lights onto bridge, while staying in the left lane. Turn rightat lights and then left and left again at junction. Continue on keeping Cranford Center on your right and number 174 is on right in (old) Stillorgan Road cul-de-sac.
  • From city: take UCD slip road, take 1st left, then left again and No. 174 is on the right

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