Orthodontic Treatments in South Kensington

Teeth can be straightened and faulty bites corrected at any age using dental braces. This process is called orthodontic treatment. Treatment times vary, according to the difficulty of the underlying problem, but usually take in the region of 15 – 30 months, although trivial tooth misalignment can sometimes be straightened in as little as 3 months.

 

During this time, the patient needs to be seen by the orthodontist approximately every 6 weeks to adjust the braces, although the frequency of appointments can be less than this and is becoming more bespoke to the needs of the individual patient. At the end of treatment, it is important that the teeth are held in their new positions by retainers, or else they will become irregular. Dental braces come in many forms:

Early Child

Whilst treatment is commonly delayed until most of the adult teeth have developed, some children benefit from early orthodontic treatment.

Functional Braces

Removable, braces that are used for repositioning the lower jaw. They are primarily used for children who are still growing.

Fixed Braces

Fixed braces are still the most common type of treatment. They are what you first think of when someone mentions braces.

Invisalign

Invisalign® is a course of treatment using removable, clear aligners, which are taken out for eating and cleaning.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are worn on the inside of the teeth and offers a completely ‘invisible’ treatment option.

Jaw Surgery

People with a jaw size imbalance  often dislike their appearance, can't chew properly and may have sleep apnoea. We can help.

Dental Hygiene

Care with a gentle, experienced and thorough hygienist. Impeccable dental hygiene is essential to the success of orthodontic treatment.

Snoring & Sleep Apnoea

People who snore, have difficulty breathing and disturbed sleep, may be helped by wearing a jaw advancement splint.

TMJ

Jaw joint pain, discomfort and clicking can be helped by the provision of a hard plastic splint, to create an ideal bite.

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