BRACES (Short Term Orthodontics)

Do you want to straighten your teeth in as little time as 6 months? Call us now for a consultation.

Gappy, crowded and crooked teeth are not only unattractive, they also compromise your dental health because proper oral hygiene becomes difficult to accomplish. Thanks to modern dental technologies, achieving a straight and healthy smile is now simple, comfortable and comparatively quick.

Our most popular orthodontic treatments for adults are invisible braces and discreet, removable appliances such as Quick Straight Teeth and the Inman Aligner.

FAQs

Am I suitable for braces?

Patients who have a mild to moderate crowding or protrusion of their front teeth could well be suitable for short-term orthodontic treatment. CALL US NOW to book a free consultation.

Is it safe?

As with all tooth movements, treatment comes with a calculated risk. Our dentists take every precaution to make sure the treatment is as safe as can be. If we feel there is any risk to the health of your teeth during treatment, we will inform you of this prior to starting the treatment allowing you to make an informed decision.

Is it painful?

Some patients may experience temporary, minor discomfort for the first few days at the beginning of each new stage of the treatment. This is completely normal for all orthodontic treatment and is actually a sign that the clear braces are working towards straightening your teeth! As your teeth gradually move, any slight discomfort typically goes after a few days. On rare occasions, patients may resort to a mild painkiller, used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

How long will it take to straighten my teeth?

The total duration of treatment will depend on the complexity of the treatment. Our average treatment time is 3 – 6 months depending on complexity. You will be given an estimation of the total treatment time after a consultation with your dentist.

Will I need a retainer?

Yes you will. It is our belief that retention is for life! Teeth have a tendency to continually move throughout a lifetime, so the more we can do to prevent that, the better. The price that you are quoted for your braces will include you retainers. Any patient not taking up this option will assume responsibility for the teeth drifting back to their original position.

Will the treatment affect my speech?

Most patients report little or no effect on their speech during the treatment. However, similar to traditional orthodontic braces, some patients find an initial adjustment period associated with having something new in your mouth. Many patients quickly adjust to this change.

Are there any restrictions on what I can eat during my treatment?

You will need to avoid very hard or chewy foods such as nuts, chewing gum, foods with bones etc. If you choose to have the removable braces, they can simply be removed quickly and comfortably when it comes to eating, so that it does not restrict any foods that you can eat. Remember to brush and floss your teeth after each meal to maintain good hygiene!


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    Updated 26th March 2020     Thank you for your ongoing understanding as we continue through these unprecedented times. Our first is the health and safety of our patients and staff. We can assure you that we are closely monitoring government guidance. If you have any symptoms or concerns, please consult the latest NHS guidance https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ or use the online 111 services. Our practice is now on Covid-19 Dental Alert - as a result we will be operating a restricted Emergency Service only.     What if I have an appointment coming up?   Unfortunately, we are having to delay all routine and non-urgent treatments. If our reception team have not already contacted you to inform you of this and re-arrange your appointment, we would strongly advise calling us on 01621 851003 to re-arrange you appointment.     What if I need emergency dental treatment?   Please call us on 01621 851003. One of our team members will assist you as necessary. As per government advice, we will be doing all we can help you remotely and prevent you needing to leave your homes. Where this is not possible, one of our dentists will provide the appropriate advice.     If you are experiencing any symptoms of a coronavirus (high temperature or persistent cough), living with a family member who has these symptoms, are over the age of 70, or fall into the category of the more vulnerable or at-risk group, please do NOT leave you house and use the online 111 services for further guidance. The NHS team will triage and assess your options for a referral to a designated practice, which is accepting any Coronavirus urgent dental care cases.     Please refer to the link below for the latest government advice.   https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response     Thank you for your understanding. If you require any further information or are unsure about whether you should attend the practice, please call us on:     01621 851003