STRAIGHT TEETH ARE HERE WITH EXPERT ORTHODONTICS
Most of us strive for a smile that looks and feels great. A smile you can be proud to show off. And when it comes to straightening your teeth, we offer some of the best orthodontics London has to offer.
The most common misconception about what we do is that orthodontics is mostly just for children and teens. But that’s simply not the case. Teeth can actually be moved whatever your age, and as it has grown in popularity, we are seeing more adults for Orthodontics in London than ever before! We offer most major systems of braces including Invisalign, Win and Incognito – making sure there is an option for every type of patient.
We offer specialist orthodontics in London
Whether your teeth only need a little adjusting, or you’re in need of more intensive treatment – we can help.
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.
At our dentist in London, we will be able to assess your specific needs during your initial consultation, where we can then discuss the best options for you at length. So, come on in for a consultation to see what might suit you best!
Treatment you can really smile about
We understand that not everyone feels comfortable at the dentists. That’s why we have gone above and beyond to ensure our practice is warm, welcoming and relaxing from the very first moment you step through the door.
Our patients are truly at the heart of all that we do, so whether you’re nervous about getting braces, have never been to see an orthodontist in London, or you simply aren’t sure what to expect – we can help. We take the time to really get to know you and your history – and you in turn get all the time to ask us questions and meet the team who will be working to perfect your smile.
If you’ve been thinking about orthodontics in London, we encourage you get in touch with our team who would be more than happy to discuss your concerns.
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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.
What are the dos and don’ts after having braces?
Once you’ve committed to months of orthodontic treatment, you want to know that your new smile will continue to look the part, so there are a few pointers you should follow once your braces are off.
- Continue to maintain a good dental hygiene routine, regularly brushing and flossing
- Continue to see your dentist regularly for check-ups
- Wear your retainer every night (if applicable) to maintain the new position of your teeth
- Biting hard objects which could damage your teeth or the structure of your bite
- Neglect routine appointments
Your dentist will be able to advise you thoroughly during your appointment to have your braces removed on the best ways to maintain your new smile.
Will I need to have teeth removed to get braces?
In some cases, we may need to extract one or more teeth in order to make sure there’s enough to remove for your teeth to move into the desired position. However, it is important to note that this is only the case where severe overcrowding is present, we only remove teeth if absolutely necessary, and will try to avoid this wherever possible.
How long does it take for braces to work?
There is no universal time frame for braces, as the time treatment takes will really depend on how much movement is required. Typically, though, it can take up to 18 months for your teeth to reach their final position, but some systems work quicker than others. Your dentist will be able to discuss the best options available to you during your consultation.