Orthodontists are dentists who've completed an additional two to three years of full-time, specialised university education in orthodontics.Specialist orthodontists have the knowledge and training to advise you on the full range of orthodontic options, including the best age to begin treatment.
Orthodontic treatment can straighten the teeth and move them into a better position.
What does orthodontic treatment involve?
Orthodontics uses devices such as a brace to correct the position of the teeth. Your exact treatment will depend on the problems with your teeth.
In some cases, you may have to wear headgear at night as well as a brace, and you may also need to have some teeth removed as part of your treatment.
The length of treatment will depend on how complicated the problem is, but it's usually between 18 and 24 months.
Who needs orthodontic treatment?
Many people have crowded or crooked teeth, or their teeth don't meet correctly when they bite. These problems can mean the teeth are more likely to become damaged or put a strain on jaw muscles.
In some cases, abnormal development of the teeth and jaw can affect the shape of the face.
Problems with crooked and out-of-place teeth are quite common in the UK. It's thought around a third of 12-year-olds would benefit from some degree of orthodontic treatment.
Why have braces?
The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to make the best of your teeth. This includes allowing you to bite correctly, eat more comfortably, and care for your teeth and gums more easily and your smile will benefit too!
Treatment almost always involves using braces to straighten crooked, crowded or protruding teeth, close gaps between teeth, and correct the bite of the teeth so the top and bottom teeth meet when you close your mouth.
Treatment usually lasts from 18 months to two years, with visits to the orthodontist required every four to six weeks.
What is Invisalign?
A smile can change everything - your confidence, your outlook, your life. With Invisalign, achieving the smile you always dreamed of doesn’t have to be a big deal. In fact, it barely has to impact your day-to-day life at all.
Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth. As you replace each aligner every two weeks, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week, gradually moving towards the projected final position.
Comfortable, clear and removable – Invisalign transforms your smile without disrupting your life - something that over 3 million people worldwide have already discovered.
Incognito Braces Hidden Braces
Incognito braces are an advanced generation of brace that is hidden discreetly on the back of the teeth, not on the front like conventional 'train tacks'. This allows people to go about their daily routine without feeling self-conscious because their braces are virtually invisible from the outside.
Incognito braces are the modern and invisible alternative to conventional braces
Incognito braces are suitable for all age groups - children, adolescents and adults who want to correct their tooth position.
The brace is custom made for each patient to maximise comfort and ensure precise results, this is achieved by using the latest computer technology when creating the brace.
Incognito braces are fitted by over 700 fully qualified and trained orthodontists registered across the UK and Ireland. Costs vary depending upon individual needs, but on average treatment can start from 2,500 Euros.
A registered orthodontist will be able to advise on individual treatment needs following an initial consultation.