Teeth Straightening

Our aim at The Dentist is to improve your smile in a way that no one will know you have been to see the dentist.

We offer teeth straightening options for children and adults.

You are never too old to get your teeth straightened. Don’t be put off by the traditional train track braces. Although these are still regularly used and recommended due to their excellent results, there are many different straightening solutions out there for you now.

An assessment for teeth straightening at The Dentist will include:

  • A chance to tell us what you are looking for.
  • Depending on what you are looking for we can discuss and offer:
  • Teeth straightening (Orthodontics).
  • Teeth whitening.
  • Changing silver fillings to white fillings.
  • Veneers and crowns.
  • Options for missing teeth such as implants, bridges and dentures.
  • Closing gaps in teeth with white fillings, veneers, crowns and orthodontics.
  • Composite veneers.

What are the different types of braces available to me?

  • There are now many different types on the market, each one having it’s pros and cons.
  • It is important to do your research and find the correct type to suit your needs.
  • There are basically 2 types: fixed and removable.
  • Some are most suited to severe cases and some to mild cases.
  • To help you we have provided some information on the most common types available.
  • These are the type of orthodontic appliance most people think of when braces are mentioned.
  • They use metal brackets and wires to straighten teeth.
  • If you have significant tooth movements required then they are a cost effective option and provide very accurate results.
  • Ceramic braces are the same as metal braces, except that they have tooth-coloured or clear brackets that help blend in to teeth.
  • Some also use tooth-coloured wires.

These are usually more costly than metal fixed braces but a good option if you want a more aesthetic result when significant tooth movement is required.

  • Lingual braces are the same as traditional metal braces, except that the brackets and wires are placed on the inside of teeth so they are invisible from the outside.
  • They are difficult to place and adjust so they are not suited to all cases.
  • They are a more costly option.
  • Some patients may find them more uncomfortable on the tongue.
  • Invisalign consists of a series of custom-made, very thin mouth guard-like, clear plastic aligners.
  • The aligners are removable and are replaced every 2 weeks.
  • These are the most aesthetic option as they are nearly invisible.
  • They can be removed for eating and drinking unlike the other types of braces previously mentioned.
  • It is advised that they are not removed for long periods of time as you need to be wearing them for 22 hours per day for them to be effective.
  • Some treatments can take longer using this and are not suitable for all cases.
  • Ideal if you want a discreet option.