Orthodontist

Why orthodontics no longer has to mean metal braces

Think “orthodontics” and, if you are like the majority of people, you will probably picture metal train-track braces. While once these were the only option, things have changed a lot in recent years. At Hermes London Dental Clinic in Victoria, we are pleased to offer a number of discreet alternatives for patients who need orthodontic treatment.

orthodontics-victoriaWhy do I need orthodontic treatment, and what are my options?

Orthodontics is the dental specialism that deals with the alignment of teeth, and how the jaws meet together (the bite). Orthodontic treatment is seen as standard for children and teenagers these days, but there are many adults who dream of having straighter teeth – if only it didn’t mean wearing obvious metal train-track braces.

At our Victoria dental practice, we understand these concerns. Traditional braces remain an excellent method of straightening teeth, but they are by no means the only option. Because they are very obvious in the mouth and are associated with treatment times of two years or more, it’s not hard to see why this puts many adults off seeking treatment.

However, at our Victoria clinic we are of the belief that everybody deserves a smile to be proud of. That’s why we embrace discreet orthodontics, which takes the traditional principles of the discipline and modernise and adapts them for the 21st Century. That means we are able to offer teeth straightening treatment without the whole world knowing you are having it done.

We offer discreet treatment with both cosmetic braces and clear aligners at our Victoria dental clinic. Your dentist will discuss the best option for your case at your initial consultation.

Six Month Smiles are cosmetic braces that work on the front six to eight teeth, while Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that can treat more complex orthodontic issues.

Combining orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry for the perfect smile

Orthodontics is the dental specialism that deals with the alignment of the teeth, and with the bite – the way that the jaws meet together. At Hermes London Dental Clinic in Victoria, we understand that many adults are interested in straightening their teeth, but have no desire to wear obvious metal braces. Fortunately, there are alternative options. . .

Introducing discreet orthodontics

orthodontics londonDiscreet orthodontics is one of the fastest-growing areas of modern dentistry. At our Victoria practice we offer a number of subtler ways to straighten your teeth, which means that the whole world doesn’t need to know you are having treatment – until you unveil your beautiful new smile.

Depending on what your needs are, your orthodontist may recommend a fixed appliance – braces – or a removable one – aligners. Both have advantages and disadvantages, and your orthodontist will work closely with you to find the optimum solution for both your clinical needs and your lifestyle. When you have an orthodontics consultation at our Victoria practice, we will run through the pros and cons of all appropriate treatment options, so you can make an informed decision about your treatment.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles are fixed braces that, as the name hints at, have an average treatment time of just six months. They work so quickly because they focus on the front teeth that show when you smile, and comprise tooth-coloured and clear components for maximum discretion.

Invisalign

Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth to move them to a better position. They are one of the most popular options in discreet adult orthodontics, because not only are they invisible, they are removable too, so have minimal impact on your lifestyle.

After orthodontic treatment, many patients at our Victoria practice also enjoy the benefits of a cosmetic dental procedure, such as teeth whitening or porcelain veneers, to complete their dream smile.

Orthodontics for adults

Orthodontics is the dental specialism that deals with the alignment of teeth, and the way the jaws meet together. At Hermes London Dental Clinic in Victoria, we understand that many adults would like straighter or better aligned teeth, but have no desire to wear conventional metal braces. That’s why we are pleased to offer a number of discreet orthodontic treatment options to suit every need.

orthodonticsPerhaps you missed out on orthodontics as a teenager, or you had treatment only to find your teeth have moved back to their original position. Whatever the reason, we are confident that the experienced dental team at our Victoria practice will have the perfect solution to suit your needs while also fitting around your lifestyle.

Patients interested in adult orthodontics should book an initial orthodontic consultation at our Victoria dental practice. We offer treatment with invisible and near-invisible braces, as well as with clear aligners. The best option for you will depend on your individual needs and on your preference.

Here are some of the discreet orthodontic treatments available from our Victoria dental practice:

Smilelign clear aligners

These clear aligners fit comfortably over your teeth to gently guide them into a new position. You will be given a series of aligners (the exact number will vary from patient to patient) which you will need to change every three weeks or so as your teeth move. As well as being clear (thus invisible to the untrained eye) Smilelign aligners are removable, so you can take them out to eat and to clean.

Lingual braces

Braces are the best-known and most-used treatment in orthodontics. Lingual braces use the same principles as standard braces, but are attached to the back surfaces of your teeth, meaning nobody will now you are having treatment.

Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces comprise clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, making them almost invisible. We have a number of options available at our Victoria dental practice.

Invisible orthodontics: your options explored

Has your dentist mentioned invisible orthodontics to you? At Hermes London Dental Practice in Victoria our skilled dental team have helped many patients straighten their teeth with discreet orthodontic devices. If you dream of straighter teeth but don’t want to wear traditional braces, read on to find out more about the invisible options available.

hermsWe offer a number of discreet orthodontic products at our Victoria dental practice, because we understand that the thought of wearing metal train-track braces can be off-putting to many adult patients with busy social and professional lives. If you are interested in treatment with invisible orthodontics, your dentist will assess the amount and type of correcting needed and will recommend the best products to achieve this – with minimal impact on your lifestyle.

What is invisible orthodontics?

Invisible orthodontics takes the science behind traditional orthodontic treatment and modifies it to create devices that are either entirely or practically unnoticeable to the untrained eye. At our Victoria dental practice we offer treatment with both discreet braces and clear aligners – your dentist will recommend the best option for your individual case after an initial consultation.

Clear aligners

These aligners are made from clear plastic, and are designed to fit over your teeth snuggly. Depending on the type of aligner your dentist recommends, you may be given just one aligner or a series of them.

As well as being practically invisible, aligners have the added advantage of being removable. You should wear them for the amount of time your dentist prescribes, but can take them out for brief periods to clean, to brush your teeth and to eat.

Clear braces

Braces remain the cornerstone of orthodontics, but these days do not have to be made from obvious metal. At Hermes North London Dental Practice in Victoria, we offer treatment with discreet braces that have clear or tooth-coloured brackets and wires. This means that they will blend in with your teeth and will not be immediately obvious.

How your dentist can straighten your smile with discreet orthodontics

Orthodontics is the subspeciality of dentistry that deals with the alignment of the teeth, and with the bite – how the jaws meet together. If you missed out on orthodontic treatment as a child, or if you had treatment but your teeth have moved back to their original position, you should ask your dentist about discreet orthodontics. At Hermes London Dental Practice in Victoria, we have several invisible and near-invisible treatment options for adults who want straighter teeth.

discreet-orthodonticsA lot of people think of traditional metal wire and bracket braces when they hear the word “orthodontics”. Whilst these braces remain an excellent way to correct orthodontic problems, the dentists at our Victoria practice know that the thought of wearing obvious metal braces for a considerable period of time is as bad, if not worse, than having crooked teeth for many busy adults.

At Hermes London Dental Practice in Victoria, your dentist will assess your suitability for treatment with discreet orthodontic products. There are several different models available, each with their own set of benefits.

The best treatment option in your individual case will depend on your wants and needs, as well as the type and amount of correction that is required. Your dentist will be able to discuss all the appropriate treatment options at your initial orthodontics consultation, including the pros and cons of each device, enabling you to make an informed choice about your treatment.

Sometimes the best treatment will still involve braces – but with a twist. Thanks to major advances in the field of discreet orthodontics, there are now many types of brace available that use clear or tooth-coloured wires and brackets, meaning they are not immediately noticeable. In many cases, treatment times are also shorter than with standard braces.

Other cases may be best treated with clear aligners. These fit snuggly over your teeth to move them gently into a new position, and have the added benefit of being removable.

How your dentist can provide orthodontics without the world knowing

The team of dentists and specialists at Hermes London Dental Clinic in Victoria receive frequent enquiries about orthodontics for adults. While traditional braces remain popular with children and teenagers, adults with busy schedules often hanker after a less obvious option.

orthodontic treatmentDiscreet orthodontics has grown massively in recent years. It takes the traditional devices and principles of orthodontic treatment and adapts them to be far less noticeable. Depending on your treatment needs, your dentist may recommend clear aligners or discreet braces.

Discreet braces

Braces remain the cornerstone of orthodontics. They have been used for many years to help dentists straighten their patients’ teeth and correct issues with misaligned bites.

Discreet braces take these orthodontic principles and modernise them. In many cases, out are the metal “train-track” wires and brackets, and in instead are clear or ceramic wires and brackets that blend in with your teeth so few people will notice that you are having treatment.

At our Victoria dental practice we offer treatment with Damon clear braces, which as well as being highly discreet is more comfortable, because these braces use a slide mechanism to eliminate the need for elastic friction during treatment.

We also offer ceramic braces from Clarity, which are designed to blend in with the natural colour of your teeth.

Depending on your needs, your dentist may recommend treatment with lingual braces. These are made of metal and work in the same way as traditional braces, but because they are placed on the back of the teeth, nobody will see them in everyday life.

Smilelign clear aligners

Clear aligners are increasingly popular in orthodontics, and at our Victoria dental practice we are pleased to offer treatment with Smilelign.

Smilelign comprises a series of clear aligners that are made to fit over your teeth snuggly. You will need to change your aligner every few weeks as your teeth move.

Crooked teeth? Ask your dentist about discreet orthodontics

Orthodontics is the dental specialism that deals with the alignment of teeth. At Hermes London Dental Clinic in Victoria, our cosmetic dentists offer a range of tooth-straightening options that are fast, efficient and highly discreet.

What is discreet orthodontics?

discreet orthodonticsEvery dentist will have seen many patients who dream of straighter teeth, but balk at the thought of wearing conventional metal braces. These brace systems are highly effective and remain popular with teenage patients, but for adults with busy professional and social lives, it’s understandable why wearing an obvious brace for a considerable length of time could be off-putting.

Discreet orthodontics takes the traditional orthodontic principles and modernises them. Instead of metal wires and brackets, clear and/or ceramic options can be used for braces.

Modern orthodontics also involves the use of clear aligners, which have the added advantage of being removable. Both options are very popular at our Victoria dental practice.

Another popular option in discreet orthodontics is lingual braces, which are made from metal and work in the same way as standard braces, with the huge advantage of being attached to the rear surfaces of the teeth – meaning nobody will know you are having treatment unless you tell them.

What do I do now?

If you are interested in discreet orthodontic treatment, you should book an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at our Victoria practice. They will carefully examine your teeth and gums and will recommend the best course of treatment to give you the smile you have always wanted, without the need for obvious metal braces.

The best treatment option will vary from patient to patient. Among the options at our Victoria dental practice are. . .

Smilelign Clear Aligners

Lingual Braces

Ceramic (tooth-coloured) Braces

Damon Clear Braces

Six Month Smiles

After your initial consultation, your dentist will discuss all the available treatments so that you can make an educated choice.

How modern orthodontics can straighten your teeth quickly

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with the alignment of teeth and with the bite – the way your jaws meet together. At Hermes London Dental Clinic in Victoria we offer a wide range of orthodontic products to correct a range of aesthetic and clinical problems with tooth alignment.

six month smilesA lot of adults who would like straighter teeth are put off seeking treatment because their concept of orthodontics means metal bracket and wire braces. Whilst these are very effective at treating most alignment problems, they are also very noticeable.

Discreet orthodontics, as offered by our Victoria dental practice, uses these traditional principles but modifies and modernises them for treatment that is not so noticeable. In many cases, your dentist may be able to straighten your teeth far more quickly than you think.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles are an orthodontics revolution. They work in the same way as traditional metal braces but take an average of just six months. Compare that with traditional orthodontic treatment times of 18-24 months and you may think it sounds too good to be true.

It is true, however, with most cases suitable for treatment with Six Month Smiles being treated in between three and nine months. Your dentist will be able to advise you of your projected treatment time.

There’s more, however. In addition to providing fast treatment, Six Month Smiles are also highly discreet. They use clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires that will blend into your teeth for maximum discretion.

How do they work so quickly?

Six Month Smiles embrace the traditional principles of orthodontics but work so fast because they are only used on the front six teeth – those that show when you smile. They are designed for aesthetic correction; at our Victoria clinic your dentist also has many other discreet options available for patients requiring more correction.

Discreet orthodontics: how to straighten your teeth in secret

Adults who want to straighten their teeth may be put off by the thought of traditional orthodontics – metal braces that are very obvious in your mouth. At Hermes London Dental Clinic in Victoria, we understand these concerns but also believe that everyone deserves a smile to be proud of. That’s why we offer a wide range of discreet devices to straighten your teeth.

What is discreet orthodontics?

discreet orthodonticsDiscreet orthodontics takes traditional orthodontic principles and modifies them, creating invisible and near-invisible devices to straighten your teeth in a thoroughly modern and effective way.

Your dentist may recommend treatment with braces or aligners, depending on your individual needs. After your initial orthodontics consultation at our Victoria dental practice, we will go through the pros and cons of all appropriate treatment options so that you can make an informed decisions about the best solution for you.

Lingual braces

Lingual braces are very similar to standard braces, with one big difference – your dentist will attach them to the back of your teeth, beside your tongue. That means that you will have all the benefits of traditional braces, but nobody will know you are having treatment as lingual braces are invisible when you smile.

These braces can correct a huge range of aesthetic and clinical orthodontic problems.

Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces can carry out both simple and complex tooth movements, so can fix a wide range of issues. Again, ceramic braces use the traditional tools of orthodontics – brackets and wires – to adjust the position of your teeth. The brackets are tooth coloured and the wires clear, meaning they are very discreet.

Smilelign clear aligners

Clear aligners are an increasingly popular way to straighten teeth. At Hermes London Dental Clinic in Victoria, we use the popular Smilelign removable clear aligners. Your dentist will give you a course of clear aligners made to fit your teeth exactly.

Orthodontics without braces? Why many dentists recommend clear aligners to straighten teeth

If you are considering adult orthodontics to straighten your teeth but are worried about wearing braces, it may be time to ask your dentist about clear aligners.

orthodontics without bracesClear aligners are often referred to as “invisible orthodontics”. They are made of clear plastic and are worn over your teeth, meaning nobody will know you are wearing them. You can also take them out for short periods to clean, to brush your teeth and to eat and drink, although you should wear them for as long as your dentist advises to ensure your treatment goes to plan.

At Hermes London Dental Clinic in Victoria we offer a range of clear aligners as part of our discreet orthodontics product range. Your dentist will talk you through the options and recommend the best solution to fit your needs.

Here are some of the options:

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is a clear, removable appliance that is used to align the front teeth quickly and safely. At our Victoria dental practice some patients opt for treatment with the Inman Aligner to prealign their teeth before having another cosmetic treatment such as minimal veneers.

The aligner uses a system of nickel titanium coil springs and bows that gently oppose each other, creating gentle forces that quickly move your teeth into a new position. As with all orthodontics, you will need to visit your dentist regularly to check treatment is progressing as expected.

Clear Aligners – Smilelign and Invisalign

At Hermes London Dental Clinic, Victoria, we offer both Smilelign and Invisalign clear aligners. Like the Inman Aligner, these appliances are removable, so you can take them out to eat and to clean.

Your dentist will prescribe a series of aligners which should be changed every few weeks as your teeth move. The aligners are completely clear, so no-one need know you are having treatment.