The benefits of visiting an orthodontist as an adult

Treatment from an orthodontist can benefit patients of all ages. Whilst orthodontics is usually associated with teenagers, Harley Street Dental Clinic offers a wide range of orthodontic treatment options designed for adults. These appliances can straighten your teeth more quickly and discreetly than metal braces.

orthodontics-harley-streetTeeth straightening treatment has many benefits for your dental and general health. Both braces and aligners will make your teeth easier to clean, which reduces the areas in which dental plaque can build up. This can cut your risk of dental decay and gum disease, which can both result in tooth loss.

More and more adults are seeking out an orthodontist later in life, whether they missed out on treatment during their youth or had treatment but failed at the retention stage, suffering adult relapse. Whatever your concerns, a Harley Street orthodontist can help.

In fact, we have three in-house orthodontists at Harley Street Dental Clinic. They are Dr Emma Lang, Dr Sarah Neale and they all treat both adults and children.

Subtle teeth straightening options from a Harley Street orthodontist

Depending on your clinical need, an orthodontist may recommend a discreet fixed brace or a clear, removable aligner. Each system is best suited to specific conditions and sets of needs, and will be discussed during your initial consultation at Harley Street Dental Clinic.

Options include:

Incognito lingual braces

Lingual braces work in the same way as standard braces, with the big difference being that they are attached to the rear surfaces of the teeth, meaning that nobody will see them in everyday life. They can be used to correct a wider range of issues than some more cosmetically-focussed brace systems, with treatment times depending on the type and amount of correction needed. An additional benefit of the Incognito system is that they are made from gold alloy, making them ideal for those allergic to nickel.


This option involves the use of a series of clear, removable aligners to progressively move your teeth to a better position. You change your aligner every fortnight, and the length of your treatment varies between six and 24 months.