Why visiting the orthodontist no longer needs to mean metal braces

When you hear the word “orthodontist” do you picture metal train-track braces, so popular with teenagers? These are only one of the treatment options available from Harley Street Dental Clinic, who appreciate that in the world of adult orthodontics, discretion is almost as important as successful treatment.

An orthodontist is a dental professional who has undergone additional training to specialise in treating malocclusions, improving the position and alignment of the teeth and also of the jaw.

orthodontics-in-harley-streetWhilst the services of an orthodontist may be traditionally associated with children and young people, at Harley Street Dental Clinic we offer orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages, and have a wide range of both fixed and removable appliances available.

It’s part of our ethos here at Harley Street that it is never too late to visit the orthodontist, so if you missed out on treatment as a child or had treatment only to experience adult relapse (perhaps not wearing your retainer as directed), why not come into our dental clinic for a consultation to find out what an orthodontist can do for you?

Treatment from a Harley Street orthodontist

When you come into Harley Street Dental Clinic for a consultation with an orthodontist, they will undertake a thorough clinical examination, and will then talk you through the pros and cons of all appropriate treatments.

Among those on offer from Harley Street Dental Clinic are:

Porcelain braces

Braces afford your orthodontist in Harley Street maximum control over the movement of each tooth, and produce highly predictable results. Porcelain braces work in just the same way metal braces do, comprising brackets and wires. However, these are made from clear and tooth-coloured parts, so blend in well with the natural colour of your teeth.

Lingual braces

Lingual braces are made from gold alloy, making them an excellent choice for nickel allergy sufferers. Unlike regular braces, your orthodontist in Harley Street will attach these appliances to the rear – or lingual – surfaces of the teeth, rendering them invisible in daily life.


An alternative to fixed braces, Invisalign treatment involves using a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually reposition your teeth.