Orthodontics for adults: discreet routes to straighter teeth

If you think that orthodontics is only for children and teenagers, it’s time to think again. Harley Street Dental Clinic offers a range of orthodontic treatments to adults, and is keen to extol the virtues of such treatment to patients of all ages.

straighter-teethThe major barrier many adults face to orthodontics is the popular misconception that it has to involve metal braces. Whilst it’s true that braces are often the best way to straighten teeth, giving your orthodontist or dentist maximum control over each tooth’s movement and producing results that can be accurately predicted, metal fixed appliances are not all that modern orthodontics has to offer.

Harley Street Dental Clinic has a specialist orthodontics team who can treat both simple and complex cases in patients of all ages. There are three in-house orthodontists at our Harley Street practice: Dr Emma Lang, and Dr Sarah Neale. All of them treat adults, teenagers, and children.

For patients who are anxious or nervous about dental treatment, Dr Sarah Neale is very experienced in treating those who suffer from dental anxiety, and is well-known for practising virtually pain-free dentistry.

At our Harley Street clinic we use both fixed appliances – braces – and removable ones – aligners – for our adult orthodontics cases.

Whichever system you choose, it’s worth remembering that the benefits of orthodontics are more than just a beautifully aligned smile. Straightening your teeth makes them easier to clean, which makes it easier to maintain good dental hygiene, cutting your risk of gum disease and dental decay.

In some cases orthodontics can help you to bite and chew food more easily, and can also decrease excessive wear and tear on specific teeth.

Among the orthodontics options at our Harley Street dental centre are:

Tooth-coloured braces

Ceramic braces made from porcelain and able to correct simple and complex issues.

Lingual braces

Metal braces that work in the standard way, but are affixed to the back of the teeth for maximum discretion.


This system involves the use of a series of clear, removable aligners to gently guide your teeth into a better position.