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It’s not just children that can have braces either. Teeth can be moved whatever your age. We offer most major systems of braces including Invisalign, Win and Incognito.
For more advanced orthodontic cases, removable Invisalign type treatments may not be sufficient and fixed braces may be preferable. Recent advances in techniques have made these fixed braces much less visible than the old metal ‘railway tracks’ and can be made of translucent ceramic or hidden behind the teeth as with the Win and Incognito lingual orthodontic systems. Come on in for a consultation to see what might suit you best!
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If you would like to discuss your options with a member of our team, you can contact us on 020 7638 6556 today. Alternatively, you can fill out the form below and we will reach out to you.
What age is best for braces?
As we’ve said, braces aren’t restricted to any certain age group, and they can have fantastic results for both teens and adults. Ideally, braces will be fitted around 12 or 13 years of age. This is because a child’s mouth and jaw at this age is still growing, so it is easier to get results.
However, this doesn’t mean that braces won’t work for you if you’ve waited until you’re older – it just typically means that your treatment may take longer.
How many sessions do I need for braces?
If you’ve chosen your orthodontist in London and have made the decision to get braces – you may be wondering how long your treatment will last, and how often you need to visit the dentist’s chair.
Generally speaking, your first dental appointment will be the longest and this is when your braces will be fitted. From here you usually come back every 4-10 weeks for your braces to be tightened, although the exact time between appointments will differ depending on your specific case.
The total amount of sessions you will need is very personal to you, and depends on how much correction is required. Usually, braces take between 16-18 months to change your smile, and during this time you will be seeing your dentist on average once every 6 weeks.
If you opt for Invisalign – the amounts of sessions you need is dramatically reduced as you are provided with all the aligners you need so you can continue your treatment at home.
Is it easy to maintain good oral health when undergoing orthodontic treatments?
Dental hygiene is of paramount importance, and this is just as crucial when undergoing orthodontic care. Of course, the type of treatment you’re having will determine how easy it is to keep up a good oral care regime, but at our orthodontists in London, we always provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to maintain a clean and healthy mouth during treatment.
Invisalign for example is extremely easy to clean, and looking after your mouth is just as simple thanks to the fact you can easily remove the aligners when brushing and flossing.
We will give you thorough instructions on how to ensure your smile remains healthy and clean during your specific treatment when you visit us.