Ways that your dentist can subtly straighten your teeth

Modern orthodontics afford your dentist or orthodontist a plethora of subtle ways to straighten your teeth. At Harley Street Dental Clinic we use both fixed appliances – braces – and removable ones – aligners – to straighten adults’ teeth without the whole world needing to know they are undergoing treatment.

straighten-teethIf you think orthodontic treatment has to mean metal train-track braces, think again. Then come into our Harley Street clinic for a consultation.

What your Harley Street dentist can do

When you come into Harley Street Dental Clinic for a consultation, your dentist will examine your teeth, and your bite – the way that your jaws meet together – before recommending the most appropriate treatment options.

Many of the discreet orthodontic treatments we offer are also quicker than standard brace treatment. You will still need to come in for regular check-ups with your dentist to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.

Among the treatments your dentist may offer include:

Lingual braces

Lingual braces work just like standard metal braces, the only difference being that they are affixed to the rear (or lingual) surfaces of the teeth. They are invisible in everyday life, and can be used to correct a full spectrum of orthodontic problems.

Porcelain braces

Porcelain braces again work in the same way as standard braces, using brackets and wires to adjust the position of your teeth. The big difference here is that they comprise clear and tooth-coloured components in place of obvious metal, so they will blend in with the natural colour of your teeth.


Treatment with Invisalign involves using a series of clear aligners to gently and subtly move your teeth into a better position. As well as being clear, thus invisible in daily life, Invisalign are easily removable. This means you can take them out to eat and drink, as well as to clean.