Malocclusion, or the misalignment of the teeth, can impair function and speech, result in or contribute to TMJ disorder, and cause feelings of embarrassment and self-consciousness. Traditionally, treatment for malocclusion required the placement of metal appliances on the teeth to slowly guide them into proper position.
There are many ways to straighten your teeth these days and I have special expertise in straightening your teeth quickly without having the traditional metal or 'train track' type of braces. I offer incognito braces and clear aligner technology for discerning clientele.
The Invisalign® system, which we proudly offer at our practice, replaces the traditional orthodontic appliances with a series of clear plastic, custom-designed and molded, removable mouth trays that are worn over the teeth. This system provides a means of correcting malocclusion while having little impact on your quality of life - in many ways, it's the perfect solution.
The Benefits and Advantages of Invisalign®
There are a number of compelling reasons to choose Invisalign® treatment over traditional orthodontic treatment. In general, the benefits and advantages provided by Invisalign® can be classified into three distinct categories:
Aesthetic Advantages of Invisalign® - The primary difference between Invisalign® aligners and traditional, metal orthodontic appliances is that Invisalign® trays are made from clear plastic, and fit flush over the teeth. To the naked eye, they are all but invisible. Invisalign® aligners help maintain the appearance of your smile while helping to reposition your teeth.
Practical Benefits of Invisalign® - Unlike metal braces, Invisalign® aligners are removable and don't require constant adjustment or tightening. Though the aligners should be worn for at least 20 to 22 hours per day, they are removable for oral hygiene, meal times and photographs if you want your natural smile to shine through.
Oral Health Benefits of Invisalign®
Maintaining the health of your teeth is easy when wearing Invisalign® trays. Traditional orthodontic appliances are a trap for food particles, and make it extremely difficult to properly clean your teeth. Among the reasons we offer the Invisalign® system at our London dental practice is because you can align your teeth while also maintain them through regular brushing and flossing. in many ways, it's the perfect solution.
Damon Braces are a popular choice for many of my patients because they score highly in all four of these areas. Discreet Damon metal braces are made with strong metal brackets that are much smaller than the brackets used in old-fashioned braces. A wire that is held in place by a slide mechanism connects the brackets and gently moves the teeth into a straight position over time. The slide mechanism replaces the elastic ties, which can cause friction and collect plaque, used to hold the wires in place in traditional braces. This new technology allows the teeth to move more freely, which makes them more comfortable and easier to clean. It also means the teeth can be straightened faster than with traditional braces. Treatment time with Damon braces is typically 4-6 months shorter than with conventional orthodontic appliances. For those who wish to have more discreet treatment, you may opt for Damon Clear braces. These work in exactly the same way but use ceramic brackets so are even less noticeable.
The cost of Damon braces is comparable to the cost of conventional braces and other solutions such as clear aligners.
CFast is a gentle, minimally invasive treatment for adults that uses sound orthodontic principles to straighten the upper and lower front six teeth – the ‘Social Six’ that make up your visible smile. Using a tooth coloured wire and clear brackets, it gently straightens your teeth to give you that healthy, beautiful smile. Cfast is one of the elements of the Smile Makeover process. Cfast is a cost effective, minimally invasive, cosmetic tooth straightening treatment.many ways, it's the perfect solution.
The Myobrace® System was developed as preventive pre-orthodontic treatment focussing on addressing underlying causes of crooked teeth. Following Myobrace , there is often no need for braces or extraction of teeth, unlocking natural growth and development. This treatment is suited for children aged 3 to 15 and involves using a series of removable intra-oral appliances that are worn for 1-2 hours each day plus overnight while sleeping.
Myobrace® treatment benefits :
Corrects poor oral habits
Develops & aligns the jaws
Straightens the teeth
Optimises facial development
Improves overall health
Promotes healthy eating habits
How does it do this? By helping the child:
Breathe through the nose
Correct tongue resting position
Keep the lips together