An orthodontist is a dentist who has under taken extensive extra training so that they can specialise in correcting particular teeth issues. They work with misalignment of the teeth or the bite and can often also address issues like jaw pain, temporomandibular joint disorder, sleep apnoea (snoring)and uneven wear on the teeth. All of these problems can be corrected using methods that change the position of the teeth in some way.
How can I see an orthodontist in Harley Street?
You will normally be referred to an orthodontist by your dentist. At Harley Street Dental Clinic in Harley Street, we have an in-house orthodontist as well as a general dentist. As we have a close working relationship with your orthodontist, this means you get great continuity of care and the chance to have your treatment in familiar surroundings. Whether you are looking for cosmetic benefits or have a clinical needs, we treat you with the same care and diligence.
What happens when you visit the orthodontist in Harley Street?
You orthodontist in Harley Street will begin to plan your work with you at our clinic. Part of the process is about mapping where the teeth will go and predicting what effect this will have on the rest of your teeth. This may require you to have teeth removed to make room for your other teeth to sit in a straight line. Sometimes, you need a tooth rotating or pulling down into positon. Your orthodontist will make all of the nuances of your treatment work together to give you a beautiful smile in the shortest time possible.
How long does treatment take?
Braces can be fitted reasonably quickly. It should take no more than a couple of hours at your first appointment and then considerably less than that at your regular check-ups. You have a number of options when it comes to type of braces and the focus of your treatment which your orthodontist will discuss with you. Different methods take varying degrees of time to get to the result that you want.
When you have chosen a method and agreed what you want to do with your practitioner, they will give you an estimate of how long the overall treatment time will be.