Have you always dreamt of having straighter teeth? Many patients, when asked what they would change about their smile, answer that they would like their teeth to be straighter. However, when they hear the word “orthodontics” they picture metal braces that are not just very obvious, but are also associated with lengthy treatment times and discomfort.
If this sounds familiar, we are confident we can help. Orthodontic treatment has advanced massively in recent years, and at Harley Street Dental Clinic our specialist orthodontists, Dr Sarah Neale and Dr Emma Laing, offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry solutions for Harley Street patients of all ages. Many modern orthodontic devices are so discreet that nobody will know you’re having treatment.
Orthodontics is the specialist branch of dentistry that deals with the alignment of teeth, and with your bite (how your teeth meet together). The term “malocclusions” is used to describe improper bites, and can cover a range of conditions. You may be diagnosed at the clinic or may be referred to us by your dentist.
Our skilled Harley Street dentists will examine you and will recommend the best treatments for your condition, as the perfect treatment will vary from patient to patient. Among the options available are lingual braces, which act like regular braces but are placed on the back of your teeth; and Invisalign, a series of clear aligners that gently move your teeth into a new position. Invisalign are often called “removable braces” because you can take them out to eat and drink, and to clean your teeth.
In addition, we offer many other orthodontic treatments, including oral surgery to relieve jaw pain. Surgery is usually the last step taken and we may explore other treatment options first; however, when it is the best option we provide oral surgery at the Harley Street Dental Clinic, with full access to its state-of-the-art facilities including general anaesthesia if necessary, to help nervous patients receive the treatment they need.