When you come to Harley Street Dental Clinic wanting to get your teeth straightened, you will be made an appointment with our orthodontist in Harley Street.
At our practice in Harley Street, the orthodontist is the dentist whose area of interest focusses on the branch of dentistry concerned with aligning the teeth and jaws.
When it comes to an orthodontist in Harley Street, we’ve got two to choose from.
Dr Emma Laing
Dr Laing qualified from Bristol University in 2002 with distinctions and the gold medal for best student. She has worked in various London hospitals to gain a Fellowship in Dental Surgery. She started training in orthodontics in 2005, qualifying as a specialist, registered with the General Dental Council, in 2008.
Dr Darsh Patel
Dr Patel qualified in dentistry in Manchester in 1998, and after gaining experience from numerous vocational training posts in London, qualified as a specialist orthodontist, registered with the General Dental Council, in 2001. Dr Patel is involved in face-driven orthodontics, which involves the removal of fewer teeth for orthodontic procedures.
More discreet than ever
Both our orthodontists in Harley Street can offer a wide range of devices for straightening teeth, many of which are far more discreet and more comfortable than the older types of metal train track braces that we associate with 1980s awkward adolescent movies. The modern braces are far more appealing for adults who didn’t get their teeth straightened as teenagers, or who did, but their teeth have now drifted out of alignment.
Very often, adults who want their teeth straightened do not need the major realignment of their jaws, but just tiny movements to bring the teeth at the front of their mouths, known as the social six, into order.
This means that the braces required can be smaller and treatment times can be quicker. Clear braces have smaller brackets and tooth-coloured wires, and sometimes only take about six months to do their work. There are also clear aligners, which look more like mouth guards. A series of these is worn, each for about two weeks, to align the teeth.
The best way to find out what system you need to align your teeth is to book a consultation with one of our orthodontists.