Braces in Harley Street?

Every year we help hundreds of patients achieve stunning smiles in Harley Street. Orthodontics are definitely a brilliant solution for anyone who wants to fix crooked and unaligned teeth & transform their smile.

braces-in-harley-streetBraces used to be perceived to be just an option for kids and teenagers, but advances in cosmetic dentistry have changed all that now and we see an ever-increasing amount of adults searching for orthodontics in Harley Street.

If you are self-conscious about your smile or think that you are too old or can’t afford to get them straightened, then think again. Orthodontics in Harley Street have never been so affordable, with a range of payment plans and different styles and looks available to the public. Clear braces, like Invisalign, are a perfect option for the self-conscious, because as the name suggests, they are near invisible and hardly noticeable. Plus they achieve the same effective results as traditional metal braces.

A lot of people don’t realise that having braces can also help improve your oral health because your teeth once aligned are easier to clean. Exercising good oral hygiene is very important to prevent gum disease and for your long-term health, so anything we can do to improve this is a bonus.

What types of braces are available?

As mentioned there are many different options available and it is really down to the individual’s needs and lifestyle.

At Harley Street Dental Clinic we have got all your best options covered. We have retainer braces that are removable and are worn overnight to align your teeth. There are also traditional metal ‘train track’ style braces, but we also have plastic and ceramic styles available to us now and which we use frequently. These are more subtle than their metal counterparts but work just as well.

The best way to decide what is right for you is to speak to your dentist who will have a consultation with to decide the best foot forward. If you are interested in straightening your teeth please feel free to contact us for more information. We are a well-established and friendly team who are always willing to help.

What can I expect from Harley Street orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the practice of using force to straighten teeth. This is usually a device or series of aligners more generally referred to as braces or dental braces. So called because they “brace” the teeth and enable the mouth’s own pressure to push the teeth gently into a more aligned position within the mouth. There are a wide range of orthodontic treatments available to patients who visit Harley Street, but they fall into three main categories.

orthodontics-in-harley-streetThe first category is wire braces. Wire braces are traditional braces which are made from metal wires which are then attached to brackets, which can be bonded to the teeth with a bonding agent to fix them firmly in place on the outside of your teeth.

Once they have been placed, our Harley Street orthodontic dentist can adjust them. The process can take anything between four months and two years or more, and patients will need to visit the practice regularly to have the braces checked and adjusted.

The second category of braces is clear braces or clear aligners. There are a range of clear braces solutions now available, including many branded orthodontic treatments you may have heard of in Harley Street. Orthodontics is easy with clear aligners. Most clear aligners are made using a cast or scan of your mouth. After a consultation with your dentist, you will know what is available and what outcomes are possible for you using your chosen treatment. There are a wide range of clear braces to choose from, and we can help you decide on the right solution for you, your budget and your lifestyle!

The final category of braces are lingual braces. These are possibly the most discreet option, and if your case can be treated with lingual braces, your close friends and family may not even notice you are wearing them. How do they work? Well, they are very similar to traditional wire frame braces, in that they use brackets which are bonded to the teeth, and a wire which connects them and uses force to straighten the teeth. The big difference in this case is that the braces are placed on the inside of the teeth, meaning the ultimate discreet solution!

Orthodontics for adults: what you need to know

Orthodontics isn’t just for children and teenagers. Harley Street Dental Clinic offers a wide range of orthodontic treatments for adults. These are much subtler, gentler, and often act much more quickly than standard metal braces.

orthodontics-harley-streetMost people think that orthodontics is all about approving the appearance of your teeth, and whilst this is a big part of it, it is not the full story. Orthodontics is designed to treat malocclusions, which is usually caused by a disproportionate relationship between the two jaws and/or by tooth irregularities.

As well as the obvious aesthetic concerns this can raise, it can also affect your diet if you struggle to bite and chew some foods, and can make it tricky to clean your teeth properly when there are hard-to-reach areas where dental plaque can build up. This can increase your chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease, which both lead to tooth loss. Gum disease has also been linked to a number of general health concerns, from heart and lung disease to diabetes and strokes.

Therefore, improving your tooth alignment with a Harley Street orthodontist can bring many benefits to your health. Orthodontics involves the use of fixed braces, removable aligners, or corrective surgical procedures to improve jaw and tooth alignment.

Orthodontic surgery is rarely required in adulthood, because conditions which are that severe will be picked up by NHS orthodontics during childhood or the teenage years. However, adult orthodontics isn’t all about rapid cosmetic correction, either; we offer a number of different options designed to treat all manner of issues at Harley Street Dental Clinic.

Harley Street orthodontics for adults

At Harley Street Dental Clinic we use both fixed braces and removable aligners for adults interested in orthodontics. Your orthodontist will recommend the best treatment for you when you come for a consultation.

Options include:

Lingual braces – Made from metal but affixed to the rear sides of the teeth, these braces are invisible in day-to-day life.

Ceramic braces – There are a number of tooth-coloured ceramic braces available, from cosmetic options to those that do the same as standard metal braces, much more subtly.

Ways an orthodontist can help patients of all ages

An orthodontist can benefit patients of all ages. Harley Street Dental Clinic offers a wide selection of orthodontic treatments, and is firmly of the belief that you are never too old to benefit from the services of an orthodontist.

orthodontics-harley-streetTraditionally, treatment from an orthodontist is associated with teenagers. However, whenever possible it is best to check for early signs of orthodontic issues in children between the age of seven and nine. This is one of the many reasons that it is important to bring your child to the dentist from an early age, because the earlier any potential orthodontic problems are spotted, the easier they tend to be to treat.

However, at Harley Street Dental Clinic we also offer a full range of orthodontic services for adults. Whether you didn’t have the chance to get treatment from an orthodontist as a child or teenager, or you had treatment but experienced adult relapse, the skilled orthodontic team at Harley Street Dental clinic can help.

What a Harley Street orthodontist can do for adults

When you come into our Harley Street clinic for a consultation with an orthodontist, they will conduct a thorough clinical examination to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.

This could involve using a discreet fixed brace, or a clear, removable aligner. Your Harley Street orthodontist will talk you through the pros and cons of all relevant treatment options, so that you can make an educated choice.

Options include:

Invisalign

This popular system of clear, removable aligners has minimal impact on your lifestyle whilst also being able to treat a wide range of conditions. Your clinician will prescribe a series of aligners (the exact number varies from patient to patient) which you change fortnightly as your teeth start to move.

Lingual braces

These braces are made from metal, but no-one will notice them because your orthodontist affixes them to the rear surfaces of the teeth. They can treat a wide range of conditions, and are made from gold alloy, so are great for nickel allergy sufferers.

Whatever your treatment requirements, your clinician will create a fully customised treatment plan.

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.

Invisalign

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.

Discreet orthodontics: straightening your teeth in secret

Modern orthodontics need not involve metal braces. In fact, some of the orthodontic treatments available from Harley Street Dental Clinic don’t involve a fixed brace at all. If you’ve always wanted to improve the alignment of your teeth, but have been scared off by the thought of metal braces, why not join us at our Harley Street clinic for an orthodontics consultation?

teeth-straighteningAt Harley Street Dental Clinic our orthodontics consultations cost £200, which will be taken off the price of any future orthodontic treatment plan. Thanks to the unique collection of highly skilled dental professionals in our practice, we can treat anything from simple to complex cases.

Orthodontics isn’t all about how your smile looks. Even if that’s the principal reason you’ve decided to straighten your teeth, our Harley Street team are always keen to point out that you will enjoy additional health benefits, too.

In the simplest of terms, straighter teeth are easier to keep clean, which can cut down your risk of both tooth decay and gum disease, and all the complications they can bring.

Harley Street orthodontics: your options

When you come into Harley Street Dental Clinic for your consultation, you will be seen by an experienced orthodontist, who will conduct a thorough examination to diagnose your condition, before talking through all the appropriate treatment options.

Orthodontic treatments at Harley Street include:

Ceramic braces

Braces remain the staple of orthodontics, but the modern varieties don’t have to be made from metal. Ceramic braces comprise clear and tooth-coloured parts, and can be used for a number of different purposes – quick aesthetic correction (so-called “cosmetic orthodontics”) as well as treating more serious and complex conditions.

Lingual braces

Lingual braces are attached to the rear surfaces of the teeth, thus pass unnoticed in day-to-day life. They can be used to treat complex cases, and because the Incognito lingual braces we use at Harley Street Dental Clinic are made from gold alloy, they are a great option for those allergic to nickel.

Invisalign

Invisalign treatment involves the use of a series of clear, removable aligners, for minimal lifestyle impact.

Discreet orthodontics for straightening adults’ teeth

Modern orthodontics has a lot more to offer than just fixed metal braces. Harley Street Dental Clinic offers a number of discreet orthodontic treatments designed to straighten adults’ teeth with the minimum of fuss and a high degree of subtlety.

modern-orthodonticsOur Harley Street clinic also offers private orthodontic treatment to children and teenagers – including those who do not qualify for NHS orthodontics but would still benefit from teeth straightening treatment, and those who want to avoid lengthy waiting lists during which time their condition can get worse.

There are three specialist orthodontists at Harley Street Dental Clinic: Dr Emma Lang, and Dr Sarah Neale. If you are nervous or phobic of dental treatment, Dr Neale is very experienced in treating nervous patients, practising virtually pain-free dentistry.

The perfect time for orthodontics

The ideal time to start orthodontic treatment varies from patient to patient. It is generally recommended that children have an initial orthodontic consultation between the ages of seven and nine, which means that the early warning signs of any potential problems can be spotted quickly and treated promptly, often making treatment simpler and less invasive.

An increasing number of adults are also turning to orthodontics later in life, and Harley Street Dental Clinic is always keen to emphasise the benefits of such treatment at any age. Because we know that the thought of wearing an obvious fixed metal appliance can be a barrier to treatment for many adults, we offer subtler treatments with both discreet fixed braces and clear, removable aligners.

When you come into our Harley Street clinic for an orthodontics consultation, your orthodontist will perform a thorough clinical examination to determine which treatment will best suit your individual needs.

Depending on your clinical situation, your Harley Street orthodontist may recommend:

Lingual braces

These metal braces can correct a wide range of issues without anybody noticing them, because they are affixed to the rear surfaces of your teeth.

Porcelain braces

Porcelain braces have clear and tooth-coloured components, meaning they will blend in with the natural colour of your teeth.

Invisalign

This system of clear, removable aligners fits comfortably over your teeth.

Orthodontics for adults: discreet routes to straighter teeth

If you think that orthodontics is only for children and teenagers, it’s time to think again. Harley Street Dental Clinic offers a range of orthodontic treatments to adults, and is keen to extol the virtues of such treatment to patients of all ages.

straighter-teethThe major barrier many adults face to orthodontics is the popular misconception that it has to involve metal braces. Whilst it’s true that braces are often the best way to straighten teeth, giving your orthodontist or dentist maximum control over each tooth’s movement and producing results that can be accurately predicted, metal fixed appliances are not all that modern orthodontics has to offer.

Harley Street Dental Clinic has a specialist orthodontics team who can treat both simple and complex cases in patients of all ages. There are three in-house orthodontists at our Harley Street practice: Dr Emma Lang, and Dr Sarah Neale. All of them treat adults, teenagers, and children.

For patients who are anxious or nervous about dental treatment, Dr Sarah Neale is very experienced in treating those who suffer from dental anxiety, and is well-known for practising virtually pain-free dentistry.

At our Harley Street clinic we use both fixed appliances – braces – and removable ones – aligners – for our adult orthodontics cases.

Whichever system you choose, it’s worth remembering that the benefits of orthodontics are more than just a beautifully aligned smile. Straightening your teeth makes them easier to clean, which makes it easier to maintain good dental hygiene, cutting your risk of gum disease and dental decay.

In some cases orthodontics can help you to bite and chew food more easily, and can also decrease excessive wear and tear on specific teeth.

Among the orthodontics options at our Harley Street dental centre are:

Tooth-coloured braces

Ceramic braces made from porcelain and able to correct simple and complex issues.

Lingual braces

Metal braces that work in the standard way, but are affixed to the back of the teeth for maximum discretion.

Invisalign

This system involves the use of a series of clear, removable aligners to gently guide your teeth into a better position.

The benefits of visiting an orthodontist as an adult

You are never too old to benefit from treatment by an orthodontist – that’s the motto of the orthodontic team at Harley Street Dental Clinic, where we have three in-house orthodontists who welcome new patients of all ages.

orthodontist-harley-streetOrthodontics is the dental specialism that deals with the alignment of the teeth, and with how the jaws meet each other. If you believe that metal train-track braces are the only route to straighter teeth, it’s time to think again. At Harley Street Dental Clinic your orthodontist can offer a wide range of subtler methods of improving tooth alignment.

What a Harley Street orthodontist can do

When you come into Harley Street Dental Clinic for an orthodontic consultation, your orthodontist will examine you and listen to any preferences you may have for treatment, before talking you through the pros and cons of all the relevant options.

Treatment may involve the use of a fixed appliance – a brace – or a removable appliance – an aligner. All of the systems available at our Harley Street dental centre are specifically suited to a variety of situations, and your orthodontist will help you to make an educated choice about which will suit you best.

Hidden benefits

Whilst many adults come to see a Harley Street orthodontist concerned about the way that their teeth look, it should not be forgotten that there are always more than just aesthetic benefits to be gained from straightening your teeth, even in cases where fast-acting cosmetic braces are used.

Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean. With fewer awkward to clean gaps in which food particles can gather and plaque can amass, straightening your teeth can cut your risk of gum disease and tooth decay – so long as you visit your dentist and hygienist regularly, of course, and practise prudent dental hygiene at home.

Issues with your bite can cause excessive wear and tear on certain teeth, and can even make it difficult to eat a healthy diet. Protruding front teeth are also at a greater risk of accidental damage. An orthodontist can provide subtle treatment to help with all of these issues.

How an orthodontist can subtly straighten adult teeth

The benefits of treatment from an orthodontist are not exclusively reserved for children and teenagers. At Harley Street Dental Clinic we are keen to stress that orthodontic treatment can be useful to patients of all ages, improving both the appearance and function of the teeth and jaw.

straighten-teethOrthodontics is the dental specialism that focuses on the alignment of the teeth and jaws, and an orthodontist can treat problems such as malocclusions and improper bites – in other words, the way that the teeth and the jaws meet.

Harley Street Dental Clinic has not one but three in-house orthodontists, who can treat children, teenagers, and adults. Dr Sarah Neale, Dr Emma Lang welcome new patients of all ages. Dr Neale is known for her work with nervous patients, so if fear or anxiety about dental treatment has prevented you visiting an orthodontist in the past, she can help you to get the beautifully aligned smile you’ve always wanted thanks to her virtually pain-free dentistry.

One of the primary barriers to visiting the orthodontist as an adult is the popular misconception that orthodontics has to mean obvious metal braces. At Harley Street Dental Clinic we recognise the thought of lengthy treatment with a glaringly obvious appliance is not particularly compatible with a professional adult lifestyle. That’s why we choose to take a subtler approach.

The best appliance for you will depend on your clinical situation – the type and amount of correction required. When you come for a consultation with a Harley Street orthodontist, they will conduct a thorough clinical examination before talking you through all the relevant treatment options.

Depending on your needs, your Harley Street orthodontist may recommend:

Porcelain braces

Tooth-coloured porcelain appliances are a popular choice at our Harley Street clinic. These can be for rapid cosmetic correction or more extensive treatment.

Lingual braces

Your orthodontist can use lingual braces to correct a wide range of conditions. They work in the same way as regular braces, but are attached to the rear of your teeth so no-one will notice them.

Invisalign

A series of clear, removable aligners that take 6-12 months to complete.