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Orthodontic Treatment in Notting Hill
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the area of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of misaligned teeth and problems with the way teeth bite together.
Orthodontic treatment mostly focuses on the use of fixed or removable braces to correct the way teeth look and the way that they function.
At Notting Hill Dental Clinic our expert orthodontist will assess your teeth and talk with you about what you want to achieve with your smile. Our orthodontist will discuss the orthodontic treatment options available to you including fixed metal braces, fixed ceramic braces as well as the more modern methods of teeth straightening including Invisalign braces and lingual braces.
What’s involved with orthodontic treatment
Orthodontics focuses on the use of braces to straighten teeth. Orthodontic treatment can be used to correct:
- Overcrowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Protruding teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Bite problems
- Temporomandibular disorder (TMD)
At your free initial consultation, you will meet our professional orthodontist who will inspect your teeth and discuss your dental health. Our resident orthodontist will talk with you about the different orthodontic treatment available and the benefits of each.
Together we can work out which form of dental braces are most suitable for you according to the nature of your orthodontic problem, your lifestyle and your budget.
What is an orthodontist?
An orthodontist is a dental professional who has completed extra specialist training in orthodontics.
An orthodontist specialises in identifying, diagnosing and treating the misalignment of teeth, problems with bite and jaws.
Orthodontists are mostly known for their work in straightening teeth, but they can also help with problematic bites, tooth movement caused by bad habits and problems with the jaw. In some cases, orthodontists can help with the treatment of health problems such as a cleft lip and palate.
An orthodontist mostly uses dental braces as a form of orthodontic treatment. The benefits are:
- To give you a lovely, even smile
- To ensure that your teeth bite together correctly
- To reduce the damage to any prominent teeth
- To protect your dental health – straight teeth are easier to keep clean and free from plaque
Orthodontic treatment available at Notting Hill Dental Clinic
Fixed metal braces
Fixed metal braces are the traditional way of straightening teeth. Metal brackets are attached to the front of your teeth which are connected with thin metal wires. At regular intervals during your orthodontic treatment, our orthodontist will tighten the wires to maintain pressure on your teeth until they have gradually moved into their correct position.
Fixed metal braces remain a popular orthodontic option for patients throughout Kensington, Chelsea and Notting Hill because they:
- Straighten teeth accurately
- Treat mild through to the most severe orthodontic cases
- Remain one of the more affordable forms of teeth straightening
Prices for fixed metal braces range from £2,900 for one arch or from £3,900 for both upper and lower sets of teeth.
Fixed ceramic braces
Fixed ceramic braces are similar to fixed metal braces; they use fixed brackets which are attached to the teeth for the duration of orthodontic treatment but instead of being made of metal, they are made of a ceramic material which is tooth coloured and so are much more discreet.
Prices for fixed ceramic braces range from £3,100 for one arch or from £4,500 for both upper and lower sets of teeth.
Invisalign braces are a different form of orthodontic treatment. These braces are made up of a series of thin, plastic aligners which you change on a weekly basis to move your teeth into position. They are not fixed to the teeth. Invisalign is popular with patients throughout Chelsea, Notting Hill, Kensington and London because:
- They straighten teeth practically invisibly
- These braces are removable – you take them out to eat, drink and brush your teeth
- Orthodontic treatment is quick with most patients finishing treatment within 12 months
- Invisalign braces are comfortable to wear
Prices for Invisalign braces range from £2,000 to £4,500
Lingual braces are a form of fixed brace orthodontic treatment. The main difference with these braces is that the brackets are applied to the back of your teeth so that they cannot be seen. They are growing in popularity with patients throughout Notting Hill, Chelsea, Kensington and London because:
- They straighten teeth precisely
- They can be used for mild through to severe orthodontic cases
- They are extremely discreet, and most people won’t notice you’re wearing braces
Prices for lingual braces range from £6,000 to £8,500
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