In Harley Street, orthodontic dentistry is an area of special dental focus. That’s because, here at Harley Street Dental Clinic, we know how important it is to have a mouth that is great to look at as well as in great health.Orthodontic dentists make sure the teeth are well-aligned, and fit together as well as possible.
In Harley Street, orthodontic dentists aim to straighten out wonky teeth, not only to improve the patient’s smile, and but also to improve their oral health. They know that it is easier to keep straighter teeth clean than misaligned, crowded or crooked teeth, and this then reduces the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Our orthodontic dentists also know that a bite with even pressure reduces pain in the jaw muscle and TMJ (jaw) joint, and can even dispel headaches that have dogged patients for years.
In Harley Street, orthodontic treatments offer various ways and systems to realign teeth and bites.
If you want your teeth straightened with utter discretion, then lingual braces could well be what you are looking for. These differ from traditional wire and bracket braces in that they are placed on the back teeth rather than the front ones. Lingual braces drastically reduce the visibility of your braces, meaning that the whole world does not have to know you are having your teeth gently moved into a new position.
However, if you do need braces on the front of your teeth, at Harley Street, orthodontic dentists can fix porcelain, tooth-coloured brackets to your teeth that will blend so that they are not the first thing people see about you.
If your case is suitable you could opt for another treatment. Invisalign invisible braces are transparent thermoplastic resin trays that fit snugly over the teeth and are so thin that they all but disappear to the untrained eye. Moving the teeth is done through gentle pressure exerted by series of trays, each one moulded to create another step along the teeth’s journey from crooked to straight. As the trays are removable, the patient can take them out to eat and drink, brush and floss, and attend important social or business functions.