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Orthodontists Richmond

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects irregularities of the teeth and jaws. Treatment involves using a variety of appliances to move teeth to a better position by applying gentle forces.

As well as enhancing the appearance of teeth, there are a number of other benefits to receiving orthodontic treatment. It can improve eating and speaking ability, as well as encouraging better oral hygiene as teeth become easier to clean in their straighter position.

Braces can be used to successfully treat a range of issues from crooked, crowded, overly spaced and twisted teeth to more serious malocclusions (upper and lower teeth not biting together properly) and misalignments.

Fixed braces

These consist of metal brackets that are attached to the front surface of the teeth and thin metal wires held in place with elastics. Brackets are now generally smaller than they once were, and they can also be customised with coloured elastics. More discreet fixed braces are also available featuring ceramic brackets and tooth coloured wires.

These are the most commonly used braces and are suitable for a wide range of conditions. They produce good results because they can move teeth very precisely.

Treatment steps

• If your teeth are overcrowded, it may be necessary to remove one or more teeth prior to your brace fitting. If there is not enough space between teeth, bands can be inserted to create sufficient gaps.
• After your teeth have been cleaned and dried, brackets will be fixed in place with a strong dental adhesive. The wires are then attached to these brackets.
• The wire is shaped to encourage the teeth to move and, as it slowly returns to its original shape, it pulls the teeth with it. Initially, it moves the crown of the tooth and then goes on to move the root.
• Adjustments will be needed every 4-6 weeks.

Some people can experience a little discomfort during orthodontic treatment, particularly in the first few days after fitting or following a tightening appointment. Paracetamol or ibuprofen can ease any soreness and it may help to stick to a soft diet during this time.

Treatment times vary depending on the patient, but it normally takes 12-24 months for fixed braces to realign teeth. Following treatment, you will need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in their new position.

Short term and more discreet orthodontic options

Orthodontic treatment is most commonly given to children, but it has become very popular with adults who are unhappy with their misaligned teeth. As well as fixed braces with ceramic brackets, there are a number of alternatives to traditional braces for older patients who may be unwilling to have very noticeable orthodontic treatment.

As one of the most trusted orthodontists in Richmond, we’re dedicated to offering a range of options to suit every type of patient. Some of our most popular teeth correcting treatments include:

  • The Inman aligner
  • Invisible braces
  • Invisalign

All of these options are popular with older patients who prefer a discreet and subtle option that won’t get in the way of their day to day lives. Of course, it’s important to note that not every orthodontic option will work for you, and an initial consultation will be necessary to ensure you’re receiving the most effective treatment from us.

Specialists in Richmond Orthodontics

We understand that choosing the right dental practice for you and your family can be difficult, which is why we have worked hard over the years to build a fantastic reputation with our patients.

We’re known for our warm, welcoming practice and our fantastic team of orthodontists in Richmond always go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and in control of your treatment from start to finish.

So, whether you’re a nervous patient, or just looking for the perfect family practice for all the family – we’re confident you’ll find everything you need with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Creating a smile that you can be proud to show off for the rest of your life can take time. Often, the types of orthodontic treatments you opt for and the levels of correction required will determine how long you need to see us for your orthodontic treatment in Richmond. As a general rule of thumb, fixed braces are usually in situ for anywhere between 12 and 24 months – however this can vary from one individual to the next. For a clearer idea, we encourage you to get in touch with our team on 020 8940 3444 to book a free new patient consultation.
Arguably one of the most important things to ensure your smile is perfect after braces is to keep up with oral hygiene. As such, we recommend that brushing your teeth three times a day and flossing with a threader is an important way you can look after your smile during this treatment. It is also important to ensure you never miss a routine check-up with your dentist who will be able to identify any issues and rectify them before they cause unnecessary damage.
As one of the most trusted orthodontists in Richmond, we have supported children, teenagers and adults to correct their smiles through our innovative orthodontic treatments. In fact, orthodontics is more popular with adults now than ever before and there is a range of options available – including our popular Invisalign and Inman Aligner, which offer a very discreet “barely there” look and feel for those who wouldn’t want to have traditional braces. If you’re not satisfied with your smile and feel that a Richmond orthodontist can help, feel free to give us a call on 020 8940 3444 or email at [email protected] and one of our experienced team will get back to you as soon as possible.
Whether you’re struggling with an overcrowded mouth or crooked teeth – our range of orthodontic treatments in Richmond can help to correct your smile and give you the confidence you deserve. The benefits of both traditional braces and more modern alternatives, such as Invisalign, include so much more than just a straighter smile. Our orthodontic treatments can improve your ability to speak and eat, and also make oral hygiene much easier as all the teeth are more accessible. But how long can you expect these benefits to last? The truth is that once your orthodontists in Richmond have done their job, the rest is largely up to you. This means following your given aftercare instructions and wearing a retainer following treatment to help your teeth to keep their new shape and position.

locate our dental practice

The Whitehouse Dental Clinic, 12c Princes Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW93HP.

If you are looking for the very best in dentistry then look no further

We’ll be pleased to discuss your needs with a simple, no obligation consultation. Call us today on 02089403444 or e-mail us on: [email protected] for further information.

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