What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a form of dentistry that focuses on correcting bites, occlusions and the straightness of teeth. Orthodontic treatment has a wide variety of benefits to both functional and aesthetic aspects of oral healthcare, and are customised to fit the shape of your teeth and gradually move them to the desired positioning over an agreed course of time.
Some of the common issues that orthodontics can fix include:
- Misaligned and crowded teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- The treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMD)
- Specialist jaw issues
- Trauma or accidents
- Premature loss of the baby teeth
Having orthodontic treatment can drastically improve your smile, improve your overall self-confidence, reduce the chances of tooth decay and gum disease, improve your bite with equal distribution and pressure across both jaws and is often used for restorative care and alongside future treatment.
While orthodontics treatment is often given to teenagers and younger adults, this doesn’t mean that orthodontics isn’t for all ages. We treat a wide range of clients of all age groups – from young adults to those later in life wanting to straighten their teeth.
Orthodontics are usually associated with braces and other forms of teeth/jaw alignment, which we offer at our Orthodontic clinic in London. Although orthodontics aren’t just traditional braces, there are plenty of other options that work better and provide faster results, with some treatments complete in as little as six months.
With our selection of invisible orthodontic treatment, you’ll be able to choose from several discreet orthodontic options.
- Smilelign Clear Aligners
- Lingual Braces
- Ceramic Braces
- Damon Braces
- Six Month Smiles
- Invisible Braces
With orthodontics, there are several treatments to choose from based on your preferences and desired end result. If you’re looking for a flexible solution to straightening your teeth without the rush, Invisalign is likely to be the best option.
When Are Orthodontics Open?
According to the British Orthodontic Society, dentists can stay open, providing that safety precautions are in place and that there are steps to protect patients and members of staff.
Orthodontics in London
We talk through your options and find the most suitable orthodontic treatment for your budget and lifestyle. Following on from this, we create a detailed treatment plan containing timescales and what to expect from orthodontic treatment at Hermes London Dental Clinic, along with complete transparency of the treatment costs from start to finish.
Experiencing difficulty with your tooth alignment or suffering from overcrowding teeth? Give us a call on 020 7233 7660 for a free e-consultation on adult orthodontics or child orthodontics.
Cost of Orthodontics
Wondering how much orthodontics cost with a private dentist? You might be looking to spend between £3,000 and £8,000, depending on the complexity and type of braces you choose.
While NHS orthodontic is cheaper, an NHS dentist will only provide you with orthodontics if uneven teeth are causing you problems, not if the reason is for cosmetic purposes. With a private dentist, you’ll have far more options available.