At our clinic, the dentists and supporting team members aim to ensure that every patient has the perfect journey to achieving a beautiful straight smile. We use the very highest standards in advanced modern orthodontic treatments for our patients. Our orthodontic treatments aim to correct problems including gaps, crooked and twisted teeth, overbites, underbites and overcrowding.
Our comprehensive approach to orthodontics ensures that every patient will be presented with all the treatment options during a consultation and be informed about the process at every stage and appointment. We offer a variety of orthodontic brace systems currently available in the UK. These include:
Orthopaedic Orthodontic Appliances - ALF (Advanced Lightwire Functional)
ALF or Advance Lightwire Functional refers to a wire framework or ‘appliance’ that sits behind your teeth, as opposed to what many people think of when they hear the word ‘braces’, where the braces are visible on the outside.
The wires exert a constant gentle pressure on your teeth and jaw bones. ALF can be used to correct a variety of problems, including misalignment of the teeth and jaw, overbites and underbites.
Invisible braces such as Invisalign and SmileTru
Invisalign invisible braces or ‘clear aligners’ offer an almost invisible way to straighten your teeth and are a more attractive alternative to wire braces (train tracks). The invisible braces are made of a type of transparent plastic. They’re removable and can be taken out briefly to eat and clean.
Straight Wire Therapy in metal or ceramic (train tracks)
We also offer straight wire therapy – this is the orthodontic technique most people are familiar with, and it’s highly effective at straightening and aligning teeth. These fixed braces or ‘train tracks’ use metal brackets that are attached to the teeth and move them slowly over time.
This kind of orthodontic treatment usually lasts from one to two years and can be used on upper or lower teeth. There’s something quite endearing about these kinds of braces and they’re still popular, although the look isn’t for everyone.
Our treatment approach always has a holistic goal, treating the whole face, with orthodontics at the centre of it. The end result is a beautiful smile with facial harmony. Contact us today.