Are you one of the thousands of adults who dream of having straighter teeth? Teeth that are crooked, or misaligned, is one of the most common cosmetic dental concerns in the UK, and problems with tooth alignment can also affect biting and chewing, which may limit the foods you can eat. Crooked teeth are also more difficult to clean, which could cause you further dental health problems such as gum disease or decay further down the line.
The problem is, many people find themselves in a catch 22 situation. They desperately want straighter teeth, but are put off by the thought of orthodontic treatment. After all, treatment with braces takes ages, doesn’t it? It’s uncomfortable, requires frequent trips to the orthodontist, and worst of all it’s very obvious, with metal train-track brackets and wires. . .
That’s what many people imagine, picturing the braces their peers may have worn at school. The truth is somewhat different. Nowadays, many orthodontics treatments are very discreet; in fact, in many cases, hardly anybody will know you’re having treatment at all unless you choose to tell them.
We understand the dilemma faced by patients who want straighter teeth, which is why we are proud to offer an alternative to braces in the form of the Smilelign clear aligner.
Dr O’Hara, Dr Bentley and Dr Hosier are our Smilelign providers, and they have successfully treated many patients using this near-invisible system. Here’s how it works:
Using special moulds and computer-aided design, we will create a bespoke treatment plan, and our laboratory will make up your aligners to fit your teeth perfectly. Over time – sometimes only 6-12 months, depending on your individual case – your aligner will gently move your teeth into their new position.
As your teeth move you will periodically receive new aligners, and at the end of treatment you’ll be given a retainer to ensure they stay in their new position. You can even remove the aligners to eat and to clean your teeth.
A clear brace consultation is £50 and treatment can start from as little as £600.