Specialist + ReferralsOrthodontics
Orthodontics is the dental specialism that deals with the alignment of the teeth and jaws. Orthodontists are primarily concerned with the treatment of malocclusions or improper bites - the way a person's teeth and jaws meet together.
Malocclusions are often caused by irregularities in the teeth and by disproportionate relationships between the jaws. As well as causing aesthetic concerns that can lead people to become embarrassed about their smile, orthodontic problems can also affect how people bite and chew their food, and can cause difficulties with cleaning the teeth, increasing the risk of other dental health problems such as gum disease and tooth decay.
Harley Street Dental Clinic offers first-rate orthodontic care to patients in the greater London area. We have three specialist orthodontists, Dr Sarah Neale, Dr Emma Lang & Dr Darsh Patel, who treat both adults and children. Dr Neale is highly experienced in treating anxious and nervous patients and practises virtually pain-free dentistry.
The best time to start treatment will vary from patient to patient. However, we recommend that children should visit an orthodontist for an initial assessment between the ages of 7 and 9, so that any necessary treatment can be started as soon as possible. An increasing number of adults who missed out on orthodontic treatment when younger are also seeking treatment later in life, and there are a number of discreet solutions available.
Think braces and most people picture metal wire and bracket contraptions. However, at Harley Street Dental Clinic we offer a wide range of discreet teeth straightening systems. These include:
Lingual braces act in the same way as regular braces, using brackets and wires to gently reposition the teeth. The main difference, however, is that they are placed on the back of the teeth, so they are not immediately obvious.
Porcelain braces use tooth-coloured, porcelain brackets and clear wires. They are highly discreet and can be used to treat more complex orthodontic conditions.
Invisalign clear aligners, sometimes known as invisible braces, gently move the teeth into their desired position. Unlike standard braces, Invisalign is removable by the patient, meaning you can take it out to eat, drink and clean your teeth. Each series of aligners is custom-made to exactly fit your mouth, and you will need to replace the aligner every few months as your teeth move. Average treatment time with Invisalign is just 6 to 12 months.
In addition, we offer a full range of other orthodontic work, including oral surgery to relieve jaw pain. This is usually a last resort, but can be carried out by our fully-qualified and experienced team in our fully-equipped practice.
Know typically as hidden braces or lingual braces, this type of treatment can appeal to patients in Harley Street looking for straight teeth without having noticeable, traditional braces.
Speak to one of our orthodontists about what treatment you are interested in, and what your dream smile would look like. They have years of experience in orthodontics and love helping our patients.
I have been with Dr Sarah Neale for almost 3 years. She is the most lovely and professional orthodontist I have ever met. She is caring for her patients and I have been taken care very well. My teeth are looking amazing now and I feel so lucky to have be one of her patients. Strongly recommend this clinic, it's an experience worth of a lifetime smile! - Yanhui Li
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