Orthodontic treatment – Teeth Straightening

Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening crowded and crooked teeth or moving teeth to improve their appearance and how they work. Orthodontic treatment usually involves wearing a dental brace or a dental retainer over a period of time. This puts gentle pressure on specific teeth to move them into the right place. Orthodontic treatment by our Surbiton orthodontist usually takes between six months and two years, depending on the severity of the problem.

Orthodontic treatment can correct mild to sever teeth misalignment. At times orthodontic treatment has only cosmetic reason and other times it must be carried out as part of a bigger treatment to achieve a certain result, or its advise to prevent problems that can follow due to incorrect bite.

 

Discuss your orthodontic treatment needs with Dr Swanepoel by making a free orthodontic treatment consultation appointment at our Surbiton Clinic. Call us on 020 8339 9333,  or email us at smile@surbitonsmile.co.uk; our helpful team are here to help

Adult dental braces

Adult dental Braces

You are never too old for orthodontic treatment!

Adult dental Braces; At our Surbiton Kingston Dental Brace Clinic tooth movement with orthodontic appliances can be achieved at any age. Almost all the patients treated at our Kingston orthodontist are adults. The biological processes involved in tooth movement are the same in both adults and children. The health of the teeth, gums, and supporting bone is very important to the success of orthodontic treatment in adults as well as children.

Modern techniques have made orthodontic treatment more comfortable and shorter in duration; and less visible or invisible braces (Invisalign) have made the wearing of dental braces much more acceptable for adults.

Most adult orthodontic treatment is to improve their smile and enhance their self-esteem. Others take orthodontic treatment to improve their bite, chewing, or to make it easier to maintain good oral hygiene. Some adults have orthodontic treatment at our Surrey orthodontic dental centre as part of an overall comprehensive dental treatment plan in conjunction with other dental specialist treatment to improve dental function and aesthetics.

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Types of Orthodontic dental braces

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Dental braces most often used by our Surbiton Surrey orthodontist are:

 

Fixed Braces: Ceramic dental braces and Lingual braces. Fixed Orthodontic dental braces (sometimes called “train tracks”) can't be removed except by your orthodontist. They are made of small brackets that are stuck with filling material to your teeth and joined together with a wire. Fixed Orthodontic dental bracescan be used on upper and lower teeth. Once the treatment is finished the brackets and filling material are cleaned off your teeth.

Removable Aligners: Invisalign (Invisible / clear braces), clear step and Inman aligners are made of plastic and usually have wire clips and springs to move specific teeth. They are mostly used to move upper teeth. A removable brace must be taken out to be cleaned but it should be worn at all other times, including meal times and at night.

Eating with a removable brace can feel awkward at first but it gets easier with practice.

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Invisalign

Invisalign aligners consist of a series of nearly invisible, removable and bespoke orthodontic aligners that you change every two weeks.

As you replace each orthodontic aligner, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by your orthodontist.

Your dentist can provide you with a Virtual 3D Treatment Plan (ClinCheck) showing you the series of movements your teeth will go through over the course of the Invisalign orthodontic treatment.

This allows you to see up front what your teeth are expected to look like at the end of the Invisalign treatment. From the results of the ClinCheck, your Surbiton Invisalign dentist will produce custom-made, clear Invisalign aligners for you.

  • You will wear each set of Invisalign aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss.
  • As you replace each Invisalign aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position.
  • You will attend regular visits with your dentist throughout the treatment, and she will assess the movement of your teeth and make any necessary adjustment.
  • Total Invisalign treatment time is 9-15 months and the number of Invisalign aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both vary from case to case.

Treatment with the Invisalign system is :

Removable The Invisalign orthodontic aligners can be removed to eat, drink, brush and floss or for special occasions.

Discrete: Since the orthodontic aligners are virtually invisible most people won't even notice you're wearing them.

Comfortable: There are no metal wires or bands to irritate your mouth.

Effective: Even before your Invisalign orthodontic treatment is finished you will begin enjoying the benefits of a better smile. Teeth enlightenment starts right from the beginning.

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Lingual braces

Lingual braces are the latest development in the treatment of adult orthodontics.  In lingual orthodontic braces the brackets are cemented onto the backside of the teeth making them invisible - in standard braces the brackets are cemented to the front side of the teeth. Lingual orthodontic braces are a cosmetic alternative to those require orthodontic treatment but do not wish to compromise their appearance with a visible orthodontic brace. Very low forces on the brace make the treatment gentle, comfortable and generally quicker than “normal” braces.

The latest system in Lingual braces is Win Lingual developed in Germane by Dr Dirk Wiechmann. The Win Lingual system is an evolution of the Incognito system which was also developed by Dr Dirk Wiechmann. Win Lingual is a custom made brace therefore ensures a better fit, and less impact on speech. This is achieved by application of low bracket profile and ease of adjustments.

WIN system can treat all type of malocclusions, it is designed for people requiring the highest quality of aesthetics. It s applicable for all age groupd, from children to adult.

To find out more about WIN Lingula contact us to book a FREE consultation.

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Ceramic dental braces

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The fixed orthodontic ceramic dental braces are the most common type of dental brace, often knownas "train tracks". Dental braces, also referred to as orthodontic brackets, can be effectively used to resolve almost all the abnormalities of your teeth. Apart from straightening the teeth, ceramic orthodontic braces can rectify all the irregularities associated with malocclusions - problems such as crossbites, overbites and underbites.

These can also be used to align overcrowded, twisted and widely spaced teeth. Ceramic dental braces are strong and less visible, appearing more natural than metal braces.

In this type of orthodontic treatment, brackets which are translucent glass materia are glued onto the teeth and linked by wires. Small elastic hoops are often used to hold the wire in position. In fixed dental braces the wires exert gentle pressure to move the teeth into a new position. The brackets neither stain nor discolour, maintaining their original appearance all the way through to the end of treatment. Since the ligatures are prone to stain, they have to be changed, usually on a monthly basis.

Before and after:

 

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Dr Soltani and Dr Swanepoel from at this Surrey based orthodontic practice see patients for free consultation.

If you are considering ceramic braces or simply would like to discuss your options feel free to book a free consultation. Alternative orthodontic treatment including Inman aligner, Invisalign braces, six month smile braces, and Damon braces offered at the practice.

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Inman Aligners

 

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How does Inman aligner work?

Inman aligner orthodontic treatments uses nickel titanium technology to move teeth very gently but constantly. When compared to other removable orthodontic appliances, such as Invisalign, the treatment times are much faster, with some treatments taking as little as 6 - 8 weeks.

The Inman aligner orthodontics system is similar to the Invisalign orthodontics system in that the appliance is removable for eating and cleaning your teeth. However it is not as discrete as Invisalign and can be seen in your mouth.

The initial Inman aligner treatment can be completed in 8-12 weeks. Minor crowding can be corrected in 8 weeks or less.

 Is Inman aligner suitable for all type of teeth crowding?

Inman aligners will only work on straightening the front four teeth. Therefore, if you wish to straighten teeth further back, you may need to opt for a more extensive brace system, such as fix braces or Invisalign system.

Advantages of Inman aligner system:

  • Allows you to achieve great results using just one appliance.
  • Can give you a wonderful smile with less hassle and expense, in a shorter period of time.
  • Can be removed and inserted as easily as a retainer.
  • In some patients with minor misshapen or discoloured can be an alternative treatment to veneers.
  • Require only one dental visit every month for 15 minutes until the treatment is finished

Learn more on Inman aligner.  www.inmanaligner.com

Before and after:

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If you have minor misalignments and you would like to know what is achievable in your case book a free consultation appointment at Surbiton Smile Centre dentist in Surrey. Alternative orthodontic treatments available that can be discussed when your teeth are assessed by Dr Soltani.

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Damon Braces

The Damon braces system is a revolutionary approach to orthodontic treatment.

Traditional orthodontic braces have elastic bands which cause friction and pressure. Damon braces uses slide wire mechanism which eliminates need for the band and elastic setup that helps to reduce friction and discomfort to minimum. The slide method puts a gentler force onto your teeth, making the treatment a lot more comfortable but still maintaining the effective results which come with traditional brace.

Achieving a good dental hygiene during the treatment with Damon braces is easier as there is not band to collect plaques. It also has much quicker treatment period and less follow up visits to dentist.

Damon Braces

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Six month smiles

The Six Month Smiles  brace is a choice for patients that find the conventional methods of orthodontic treatment too invasive or too expensive, and are concern with the length of the time they need to wear the conventional braces or Invisalign for. Six Month Smiles is most effective for crooked teeth and misalignment on the front teeth.

After the placement of Six Month Smiles braces the patient would see the treating dentist every 4-6 weeks for review and adjustment. After the treatment completion a retainer is made for to maintain the alignment and stop the teeth moving back to the original position.

6 month smilesafe and affordable cosmetic solution that utilizes specialized clear braces to gently straighten and align teeth in an average time of just six months.

 

Benefits of six month smile :

  • Treatment time in compare with other straightening teeth methods is much shorter- 6month only
  • Clear brackets are barely visible as they are small and tooth-coloured
  • Six Month Smiles treatment cost is much less than traditional braces cost
  • The short treatment time and the gentle pressure make them comfortable

Once the Six Month Smiles M braces are applied the patient would see the dentist every 4-6 weeks for review and adjustments. After the treatment completion a retainer is made to maintain the alignment and stop teeth moving again.

To find out if you could be a candidate for Six Month Smiles in Surrey or any other alternative treatments we offer just ring us to make a FREE consultation appointment with Dr Soltani and find out more. You can also learn more on www.6monthsmiles.com

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