Gone are the days of tooth straightening being limited to schoolchildren with great big braces and headgears. In fact, more and more adults of all ages are realising that they need not be putting up with their long standing gaps, sticking out teeth or crowding.
Front teeth problems are usually the ones people are most bothered about, and these are by far the quickest and easiest to solve.
Treatments for this area usually take less than six months, and sometimes as little as 2 weeks. A cosmetic dentist, having undergone extra postgraduate training, can do just as good a job with front teeth as a specialist (but without the hefty fees!).
We generally deal with straightening problems involving the front six teeth (canine to canine). However, we do work closely alongside specialist orthodontists, who would be happy to offer take on more complex treatments that are outside the remit of a dentist.
Treatments options these days are getting ever more discrete. From clear aligners to brackets on the inside of your teeth, we can help you to achieve the perfect smile with the minimal impact on your life.
Our Famous Clear Aligner Treatment
What makes our Clear Aligner treatment unique, is that aligners are priced individually. The more correction required, the more aligners you need. They each cost £200 and need to be worn for 2 weeks – so if you only need one aligner, you can have straight teeth for £200 in a fortnight!
You also only have to pay for them as you take them away, to the cost of the whole treatment is naturally spread out without the need to apply for finance. If you prefer not to take one every fortnight you don’t have to, as when each has finished its job, it will hold the teeth until you are ready to take the next one. You can slow or speed up your treatment to fit around your life and your cash flow.
A clear aligner is a thin, clear, rigid shell, which clips over the teeth with the following big advantages:
- They are practically invisible when in position
- They are removable, so you can take them out for a social event for example
- They double as whitening trays, so you can whiten for just the cost of the gel (£30!)
- The length of treatment is predictable – each aligner requiring 2 week’s wear
We use three hand picked UK orthodontic labs for all our work, with whom we have a history of consistently fantastic results.
The most efficient way to straighten your teeth has always been with fixed brackets. This gives us the ultimate control over the teeth in three dimensions, and is suitable for complex movements.
Brackets are secured to the teeth (usually on the front, but sometime to the backs of them) and a wire threaded between them. The brackets, the wire and the elastics all have the option of being tooth-coloured, metallic, or gold.
Our tooth-coloured brackets, and are in fact formed from real sapphires, making them the best-looking and most precise available. We only use sapphire brackets for treatment, and if you make enquiries elsewhere, make sure you ask if they do to!
Sapphire brackets treatment times are similar to metal brackets, and are available from £2000 for complete treatment.
Treatment options are as follows:
- Clear Aligners (removable and “invisible”) - £200 each
- Metal Brackets (quickest) - from £1200
- Tooth-coloured Sapphire brackets - from £2000
- Lingual brackets (on the inside of the teeth) - from £2800