We believe that everyone is entitled to a confident, healthy smile. Seeking orthodontic treatment is a natural wish.
The latest technology widens opportunities, helping with complex needs, or concerns about wearing braces. In most cases, you can choose braces which will hardly be visible, yet work effectively.
Clear braces are available, which are removable. Where more permanent fixing is required, lingual braces can be fitted to the inside of your teeth, or a more traditional format using recently developed, translucent materials.
Orthodontics is a modern science but also a quite personal treatment. You should feel comfortable in a process which will take time and that the course of action is tailored to your specific needs.
In Depth Consultation
Each of us have a unique oral profile, which requires careful assessment by an orthodontics specialist. Alongside a physical examination to understand your teeth, they will listen to you, appreciate your aspirations.
Discussion on outcomes should be open and help to establish the best options to achieve them. The time required for treatment can be discussed, the best ways to care for your teeth whilst wearing braces.
Physical, or digital impressions are likely to be taken, part of creating braces which are made for you. Should any additional dental work be needed, this can be talked through and scheduled to suit.
Our orthodontists ensure a detailed understanding of your oral health, always shared, along with planning for the future.
There will be cases where standard braces are the best answer, although they don’t need to be standard. Chosen colours, or tooth coloured brackets are available and modern fixed braces are far from the train tracks of old.
A good proportion of our patients can be treated successfully with a proprietary system. In each case, braces are custom made to meet precise needs:
Removable & Almost Invisible
Using Smart Track material, Invisalign’s solution mimics the contours of your teeth. The braces are removable and truly hard to see:
Technical advances allow lingual braces to be as effective as any, without being seen. They are carefully fitted behind your teeth:
Our West London practice is not tied to any system and the orthodontists you will meet have experience of others. Whatever your age and however straightforward, or complex your needs, the most suitable approach will be chosen.
Looking To The Future
Patients understandably ask how long treatment will take. This can be fairly accurately given at your consultation and will vary, quick systems for smaller issues can complete in a few months, complex cases may take a year, or longer.
Progress will however take place throughout and can be reviewed at regular orthodontic appointments. They are also opportunities to discuss any points you wish, make adjustments, maintain your oral health.
As time goes on and you, along with others see the changes, confidence grows. The detailed planning you started with translates into a fine smile, a pleasure shared by patient and orthodontist.
There are no barriers to orthodontic treatment at our practice, simply a shared commitment. If we can help in any way, please get in touch with our friendly staff.