Orthodontics London

Straighten your smile with orthodontics in London.

Orthodontist in London

What can orthodontic treatment do for you?

Are your teeth crooked or misaligned? Do you dream of having a straight and uniform smile that you don’t have to be self-conscious about anymore?

Orthodontics in London can help – not only can orthodontics straighten out crooked, overcrowded, or gapped teeth, but they can also realign crossbites, underbites, or overbites.

While orthodontic treatments include the use of specialist appliances and require investing money, time, and patience into gradually achieving the desired results, there are many benefits that make the long-term investment more than worth it.

These include aligning your jaws and teeth, allowing you to talk and maintain oral hygiene without difficulty, and restoring your bite, allowing you to chew easily and get the nutrition your body needs.

Orthodontics can help to ease jaw pain, prevent the premature wearing of enamel, reduce the risk of gum disease and tooth decay, and give you a visually appealing smile that boosts your confidence.

Better still, the sooner you undergo orthodontic treatment to correct a bite issue, the less likely you will be to experience damage that requires more serious and costly dental treatments down the line.

With a wide range of treatments to choose from, The Dental Centre can deliver the comfortable straight smile you’ve always wanted with orthodontics in London.

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Which orthodontic treatments are available?

There’s no reason to suffer with the discomfort, pain, and low self-esteem that many patients endure before they come to us for orthodontic care. We offer a selection of malocclusion treatments to ease these issues by correcting misaligned teeth and jaws.

Available options include palate expanders for younger patients, a variety of fixed braces or removable appliances for teen and adult patients, and Vivera retainers to keep straightened teeth in place after the treatment is complete.

Fixed braces involve adhering brackets to the front of the teeth with metal wires running through to put gentle pressure on the teeth and gradually guide them into a new position. These are available with traditional metal brackets, tooth-coloured porcelain brackets, or clear Sapphira brackets.

We also offer fixed self-litigating braces, which have sliding clips on the brackets instead of the elastic bands used with traditional braces, and fixed lingual braces, which are attached to the backs of the teeth to make them less visible.

For those who want a discreet and non-fixed option, we also provide Invisalign in London, which involves the patient wearing removable clear aligners for 20–22 hours a day. This is one of our most popular treatments for all ages, as the aligners are practically ‘invisible’ and can be taken out to eat and drink whatever you like.

Is orthodontic treatment right for you?

Whether orthodontics in London is the right option – and which treatment would be best – depends on factors such as the patient’s age and the condition and position of their teeth and jaws, in addition to their preferred level of visibility, removability, and speed of treatment.

These factors will also influence the overall cost of orthodontic treatment. However, we want all options to be accessible to all patients here at The Dental Centre, which is why we offer transparent fees and dental finance to help our patients spread the cost with monthly repayments.

When you attend an orthodontics consultation with a member of our team, we will assess your malocclusion and discuss the best treatments to correct it, helping you to make an informed decision based on your personal needs, preferences, and budget.

We provide a tailored price according to your chosen treatment. Traditional fixed braces are typically the most affordable, but we also offer selected individual bracket pricing, giving you the freedom to opt for clear braces on your front teeth and metal braces on the less visible teeth at the back.

Whether your teeth need minimal adjustment or you have a more complex case of malocclusion, our orthodontists would be happy to see you and advise you on your treatment choices.

Get in touch for orthodontics in London

If you have been researching orthodontics in London, wondering whether such treatments could address long-standing physical and cosmetic problems with your bite and smile, then wonder no more – because The Dental Centre can answer these questions for you.

We’re a leading practice when it comes to patient-focused orthodontic care, so don’t hesitate to arrange a consultation with us to discover recommended treatments.

We will discuss what each treatment involves, how long it will take, and the costs and payment options, so you’ll know exactly what to expect when you choose a treatment to proceed with.

To set up an appointment for yourself or your child, please call The Dental Centre on 020 7380 0034 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help you.

If you prefer, you can use the contact form on this page to submit your details, including your phone number and email address, and we’ll be in touch with more information soon.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have misaligned jaws or a misaligned bite, it’s likely that you are not only suitable for orthodontics in London, but that you should definitely see an orthodontist as soon as possible to diagnose and treat your malocclusion. 

It’s important to get the treatment you need to correct your bite, as orthodontic care can help to resolve a wide range of problems, from jaw pain and speaking difficulties to trouble eating and self-consciousness about your appearance.

If you have crooked teeth, overcrowded teeth, or gaps between teeth, orthodontic appliances like braces or aligners can straighten your teeth and make sure they’re spaced evenly, restoring your bite and giving you a uniform smile.

Orthodontic patients are usually children and teenagers, who often get braces between 11–18 years of age. While orthodontics work best starting young, when the jaw and teeth are still developing, there’s no upper age limit on this kind of treatment.

So, if you’re an adult who never went to the orthodontist as a teen, it’s not too late to see one now – there are more discreet options available than ever. The best way to find out which treatments you’re suitable for is to book an orthodontist consultation.

Fixed braces are the traditional kind most people are familiar with seeing – usually featuring metal brackets fixed to the front of the teeth, connected by metal wires, which may be secured with rubber ties in different colours.

The wire exerts enough force to gradually move the teeth into new positions, and is generally better for correcting more serious misalignments. There are different types of fixed braces available, including clear or ceramic and lingual braces.

Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces that uses a series of retainer-like aligners to move teeth one at a time, straightening crooked or unevenly spaced smiles. The clear flexible plastic makes them virtually unnoticeable compared to fixed braces.

They are also completely removable, so while you have to wear them for at least 20-22 hours every day for them to work, you can take them out to eat and drink whenever you want. The same can’t be said for fixed braces, which come with dietary restrictions.

Fixed braces require more meticulous cleaning around the wires and brackets, but Invisalign also requires discipline in remembering to take the aligners out, clean the teeth and the aligners, and put them back in to wear them most of the time.

Invisalign is usually faster, because it typically treats minor misalignments that are more cosmetic, while fixed braces take longer because they’re doing more heavy lifting. It depends on which type of braces you choose, but the price is likely around the same.

To find out whether fixed braces or Invisalign would be better for you, arrange a consultation with us for orthodontics in London!

Also known as ‘invisible’ or ‘hidden’ braces, because you can’t see them from the front, lingual braces are a type of fixed braces that are attached to the back of the teeth instead of the front – facing the tongue instead of the inside of the lips. 

They tend to cost more than traditional braces because they must be highly customised and carefully placed to fit the unique contours of the back of each tooth. They are highly precise and use self-litigating mechanisms, so the wires don’t need to be tightened.

As fixed braces, they may be more effective at correcting more complex misalignments than Invisalign aligners, but in severe cases that require more pressure to correct, front-fixed braces may be the recommended solution over lingual braces or Invisalign.

Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that fit over the teeth like removable retainers, which must be worn for at least 20 to 22 hours every day, but can be taken out to eat and drink. They are also considered to be an ‘invisible’ braces alternative.

Both lingual braces and Invisalign require regular visits to the orthodontist to check the progress of teeth movement and make any necessary adjustments. Orthodontists will also advise of dietary restrictions for lingual braces, and provide cleaning and care advice specific to lingual braces or Invisalign as needed.

In either case, wearing Invisalign or lingual braces can take some getting used to, as the lips have to shape around the aligners, while the tongue has to adjust to the lingual brace system. Once adjusted, they should be comfortable and easy to speak with.

If you want to know which of these teeth straightening treatments would be most suitable for you, we offer a range of orthodontics in London here at The Dental Centre, so contact us to make an appointment for a consultation.

One of the sacrifices that most orthodontic patients have to make is adhering to dietary limitations during the course of their treatment. Any type of fixed braces can be damaged by biting into hard foods or chewing on sticky or crunchy foods.

Your orthodontist in London should advise you on which foods you should avoid, but you will typically have to steer clear of chewing gum, gummy sweets, caramel, popcorn, nuts, hard candy, crusty bread, tough meat, and raw fruits and vegetables. 

You should still be able to eat fruits, vegetables, meat, and bread as long as they are cut up into small pieces, so you don’t have to bite through them or chew them up. They could otherwise get stuck in the wires or brackets and loosen or break them.

As with any good oral hygiene routine, orthodontists will also recommend avoiding sugary, fizzy, or caffeinated drinks, which could encourage enamel erosion and cause noticeable staining of the teeth around the brackets.

If the thought of such dietary restrictions puts you off from orthodontics in London, Invisalign is ideal. While you can’t eat or drink anything when your clear aligners are in, you can eat and drink whatever you want when you take them out.

That’s right – you don’t have to avoid the foods and drinks you love! With Invisalign, you can take your aligners out to eat and drink at mealtimes, then brush your teeth thoroughly before putting the aligners back in. 

However, the only thing you can drink without taking your Invisalign aligners out is plain water, and you should never put them back in after eating or drinking without brushing your teeth first.

 

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