Meet Dr. Jackie Bracken

Specialist Orthodontist

Irish Dental Council Registration: IDC 1307
Specialist Orthodontist Registration: 18DS18

Dr. Jackie Bracken is an award-winning dentist and orthodontist with more than 15 years of teeth-straightening experience. She completed a Clinical Doctorate in Orthodontics and is a registered specialist with the Irish Dental Council.

Jackie is one of Tipperary’s most experienced orthodontists and an Invisalign Diamond Apex provider. Her background in aesthetic dentistry gives her a unique perspective that she uses to achieve exceptional results.

Why choose Jackie?

You’ll benefit from the highest standard of care and Jackie’s meticulous attention to detail. Every step of your journey has been carefully planned to provide you with a relaxed and enjoyable experience.

  • She’s a specialist orthodontist with a wealth of knowledge
  • She’s helped children, teens and adults to smile with confidence
  • You can relax knowing your treatment is in expert hands
  • You’ll be able to choose from the latest braces and appliances
  • The practice boasts cutting-edge technology to enhance your experience
  • You’ll achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve

Professional experience

Jackie qualified as a dentist from Trinity College Dublin (Hons) in 2005. Two years later, she set up Callan Dental in her home county of Kilkenny, which is now a leading centre of excellence in the South East.

After developing a passion for straightening teeth, Jackie completed her specialist training in orthodontics. This involved three years of full-time study and hands-on experience.

She was awarded her Clinical Doctorate in Orthodontics from the University College Cork (Hons) and Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

Dedicated to improvement

Jackie is dedicated to improving her knowledge and her patients’ care. Her postgraduate qualifications include Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry and Pain Management and Sedation from the world-renowned Eastman Dental Institute.

Jackie is a member of the Irish Orthodontic Society, European Orthodontic Society and the American Orthodontic Society, giving her access to valuable resources from colleagues around the world.

She is also a certified provider of a wide range of braces, including Invisalign clear aligners. This breadth of knowledge empowers Jackie to recommend the best treatment option for your lifestyle and budget.

Q&A with Jackie

What made your choose a career in dentistry?
I wanted to pursue a career that involved helping people. I enjoy being part of the local community, and I’ve met some wonderful patients and colleagues. Working in dentistry, I’m always learning something new and every day is exciting.
Why did you decide to focus on orthodontics?
After qualifying as a dentist, I worked closely with orthodontists during my postgraduate training. It was rewarding to see the positive impact that braces can have on patients. It’s very fulfilling to detect the onset of a dental irregularity and take corrective action to provide patients with a beautiful smile.
What has been the highlight of your career?
Setting up my first dental practice in Callan, Co. Kilkenny. It allowed me to deliver a fantastic standard of care and treatment, which saw us win numerous awards. Completing my specialist training in orthodontics was also an incredible experience.
What surprises people the most about orthodontics?
Many people associate orthodontics with children and teenagers. Adults can be pleasantly surprised to hear that we have a range of discreet braces to transform smiles. They’re also excited when they realise how far orthodontics has come. We use the latest technology, including 3D scanners and printers, to increase accuracy and reduce treatment times.
What’s your advice to someone considering braces?
The ideal age for a consultation is between 8 and 10 for girls and 9 and 12 for boys. This gives us the full range of treatment options available. However, it’s never too late to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Arrange a consultation, and we’ll show you what’s possible.

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Happy clients

From the time of my first appointment, to the day I got my braces off, Jackie made it the most pleasant experience and her attention to detail is amazing.

J. O’Neill, Kilkenny