If you would like straight teeth and a beautiful smile book an appointment with our Specialist Orthodontist in London. Our Specialist Orthodontist straightens teeth for both children and adults.
Why do people have orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic treatment will correct the positioning of the teeth and will therefore improve the function and appearance. With straighter teeth, your teeth will be easier to keep clean and so you will reduce your risk of decay or gum disease.
You are a possible candidate for orthodontic treatment if you suffer from any of the below:
- Overcrowding of teeth.
- Gaps between teeth.
- Asymmetrical teeth.
- Protruding teeth.
- Deep bite (upper teeth overlap and cover lower teeth too much).
- Reverse bite (upper teeth bite inside lower teeth).
- Open bite (front teeth remain apart when back teeth meet).
It is important to see a Specialist Orthodontist if you would like to straighten your teeth. We have one of the best orthodontist teams in London lead by our Specialist Orthodontist; Dr Stephanie Oiknine.
A Specialist Orthodontist is a fully qualified dentist who has undertaken an additional 3+ years training and examinations to specialise in orthodontics. Our Specialist Orthodontist in London is Dr. Stephanie Oiknine. Stephanie completed her specialist training in orthodontics at King’s College London and is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons.
To find out if you are suitable for orthodontic treatment, you will need to book an appointment with Dr Stephanie Oiknine, our Specialist Orthodontist in London. The orthodontist will carry out a full assessment of your teeth. If required you may also need photographs and a jaw x-ray to show the roots of your teeth. Once the orthodontist has collected all the information she will then discuss all the suitable brace options with you, how long your treatment will take and how much your treatment will cost.
Orthodontic braces can be either fixed or removable. A brace or orthodontic appliance is used to straighten your teeth. Braces work by using gentle pressure to gradually move your teeth to the right position. Removable braces can be removed for eating, drinking and cleaning. Fixed braces are permanently attached to the teeth until the end of treatment.
We understand that you don’t want it to be obvious that you’re wearing braces, which is why we specialise in using discrete braces that are difficult for others to notice. Hidden braces can be used which sit behind the teeth instead of in front of them. Tooth coloured ceramic braces can be used that match the colour of your teeth or are almost completely transparent. Alternatively removable invisible braces such as Invisalign can be used which are really discrete and can be taken out. Some of the types of orthodontic dental braces we offer at our dental clinic include Invisalign, Fixed Braces, and Lingual braces.
Orthodontic Treatment Procedure
Having a brace fitted is a simple procedure. After the fitting of your brace, it’s normal to feel some discomfort around your teeth and gums as your mouth adjusts to the brace and your teeth slowly begin to move. The soreness typically disappears within a few days, until which paracetamol can be helpful. Eating and speaking with a brace can feel awkward at first, but again, this passes with time. After wearing your brace for a couple of weeks, you’ll adjust to it and the chances are you’ll forget you’re even wearing it.
After your dental brace has been fitted, you will need to visit our London Specialist Orthodontist Dr Stephanie Oiknine every 4-10 weeks so the progress of the teeth straightening can be checked and adjustments to the brace can be made for further straightening. Some braces need to be worn all the time, but others only some of the time, and some need to be worn for just 6 months, whereas others need to be worn for up to 2 years. Though this may seem like a long time, keep in mind that those time-frames are for the final results, and that progress is continual from the outset. Visible improvements may take just weeks.
To find out more about orthodontic treatment, or to book an appointment with our orthodontist in London, call 020 7148 7148, email email@example.com or send us a message using the below contact form or simply book online.