At Harley Street Dental Clinic in London, we want you to have a mouth that is in great health and great shape. That is why here at Harley Street, orthodontics is an area of dentistry we focus on.
Unlike the filling of cavities, treating infections and other oral health issues, orthodontics is a specific area of dentistry that concentrates on the alignment of the teeth and the way the upper and lower teeth fit together.
In Harley Street, orthodontists know that straightening out your wonky teeth will not only improve your smile, and therefore the impact you have on other people, but will improve your oral health. Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean, reducing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. And a bite that gives even pressure over all your teeth diminishes jaw muscle and joint pain, and even the headaches that can be a result of too much pressure in the wrong places.
Harley street Orthodontics provides several ways of sharpening up misaligned, crowded and crooked teeth.
Lingual braces are different from traditional braces in that, although they use wires and brackets to gently move teeth into a new position, 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 realigned.
If you do need to have braces on your front teeth, at Harley Street, orthodontists use porcelain, tooth-coloured brackets that blend in discreetly with your teeth.
Invisalign invisible braces are not like traditional braces at all, but are a series of clear plastic trays that fit neatly over the teeth so that they almost seem to be part of them. Each tray in the series moves the teeth gently on their way to their desired placement. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, the patient is not inconvenienced when they wish to eat or drink, or go to an important social or business occasion. They simply take out the tray and put it in again later.
It is possible to have orthodontic treatment both as a child and as an adult. At Harley Street, orthodontists recommend an initial consultation for children between the ages of seven and nine.