Keeping mum with clear braces in Harley Street

If you don’t want people to know that you are straightening your teeth, perhaps because you think it might have a detrimental impact on your business or social life, then you don’t have to with clear braces in Harley Street.

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We offer a range of different treatments that are discrete and comfortable, quickly straightening your teeth so that you can have that beautiful, healthier smile that you have always wanted.

You can’t deny it, people judge others on their appearance. Although we have become more openly accepting, learning to love ourselves for who we are, social media has had a devastating impact on how we view ourselves and others and we tend to unconsciously judge one another on how we look.

Our smile is one of the first things people see and this initial impression can say alot. People who do not have straight teeth are known to be thought of as less intelligent, less trustworthy and less attractive. Perhaps this is because in the past, those of a lower socio-economic standing were unable to get the correct dental care for themselves and their families.

These days however, good dental care is available to everyone. If you are still sporting crooked, gapped or crossed teeth, then it is time that you consider clear braces in Harley Street so that you can feel confident and comfortable in today’s society.

It isn’t only about appearances though

No. We urge our patients to consider straightening their teeth not because of how they will look and feel after their teeth are realigned, but for their oral and general health and wellbeing.

Straighter teeth are healthier because there are less hard to reach places to work at keeping clean. Teeth that are cramped tightly together or crossed over are more likely to harbour bad bacteria, plaque and tartar. This can lead to bad breath, cavities and if not treated efficiently, tooth loss.

The impacts of bad oral health reach far and wide, impacting on people’s mental health, heart health and gut health, to name a few.

The body is a holistic entity and by viewing it as such, we are able to address concerns within your entire self by correcting your smile. Often, it is as simple as straightening your teeth, using clear braces in Harley Street.

Why should I bother with clear devices?

There are many different options available these days, they can be fixed, completely invisible, traditional or removable. By working with our dentists and talking to us about your lifestyle choices and your wishes and goals, we can find a treatment option that fits in best with you, enabling you to enjoy your teeth straightening journey more.

Because we want you to feel positive and great about yourself, during and after treatment, with invisible options, you can confidently straighten your teeth, effectively and affordably, so that all boxes can be ticked.

Speak with us about your options. We believe you will be pleasantly surprised with what we can do for you and the health of your smile.

Clear braces, a more elegant solution

If you hear the word “orthodontics” and immediately imagine a smiling teen with a full set of metal ‘train tracks’ grinning up at you from their school photographs you may be stuck in the 90’s because the orthodontic industry has come a long way since then. There are a few more discreet ways for people of all ages to adjust their teeth for a more aesthetic smile. We at Harley Street Dental Clinic can offer you clear braces in Harley Street that are more appealing than what you may remember of the traditional ones, allowing you the confidence you need throughout the treatment which is often quicker than traditional braces.

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Knowing just how far we’ve come

You are not alone, since ancient times, people have been trying to develop ways to straighten their teeth; even geniuses as far back as Aristotle contemplated ways to straighten crooked teeth and fix orthodontic problems. Confirmed ancient attempts to teeth straightening have been seen in archaeological evidence of mummified bodies with several types of metal bands around their teeth. It was only in the 18th century that dentistry really began to make strides in orthodontic development and it is agreed that a French dentist who published a book on straightening teeth was the first to officially explore this specialist side of dentistry. However, it wasn’t until the 19th century that a wire crib and elastics were used to pull teeth into the correct position that the art of orthodontics was born.

The new orthodontics

Different classifications of malocclusions were identified in the 20th century and the perfection of the system that uses metal tracks to pull the teeth into position was finally settled upon. Since then we have come a long way with what can be expected from orthodontics in terms of clear braces in Harley Street.

Invisalign –  There are no gooey moulds that need to be taken of your teeth, only a 3D digital scan which is quick and easy, this is a clear aligner that can offer results from as little as 4 months to just under a year. They are completely invisible and removable, allowing you to eat and clean your teeth as normal without any damage. The aligners are custom made to fit you and need to be changed in the comfort of your home every 1-2 weeks, thus making them a convenient treatment that fits into your lifestyle easily.

Damon System – In some seriously difficult cases, it may be required that you first have a course of traditional braces before switching to clear ones but this system offers a similar solution to traditional braces. Instead of metal tracks and wires being fixed to the teeth to pull them apart, this system uses clear brackets that are far less noticeable than the old metal ones. The length of treatment depends on each individual case, but it is very effective.

Now in the 21st century with all the options we have for just about everything, including braces, with clear braces in Harley Street, you can control which treatments best suit your lifestyle.