A more beautiful smile and a healthy mouth

If you have crooked teeth then you know that it can diminish the beauty of your smile and affect how you feel about yourself. Teeth that are misaligned, crowded or have large gaps between them can also cause other problems. Having teeth in the wrong position can affect how you eat and speak as well as the overall health of your jaw. Excessive spacing between the teeth can undermine their stability and uneven teeth are harder to clean as there are more places for plaque to accumulate in. This can cause gum inflammation, discomfort and infection if left unresolved. At Orpington Dental Care, we fit braces in Orpington to realign your teeth, enhance your smile and improve your health.

Braces in OrpingtonSolutions for adults in the modern world

Many adults associate having braces in Orpington with childhood and usually treatment is carried out when there is a mixture of baby and adult teeth. However, if you missed out on treatment earlier in life, it is never too late. You do not even have to worry about restricting yourself to traditional metal braces, which you may see as uncomfortable, unsightly or inconvenient. Advances in technology mean that we are now able to offer our patients in Orpington braces that are more discreet, faster and more comfortable than before. The days of having to tolerate a mouth full of metal for months on end have gone.

The discreet way of straightening your teeth

We are pleased to offer braces in Orpington that fit into your lifestyle, whether you are a busy professional or simply enjoy social engagements. Most interactions are more pleasant if you are not concerned about whether people can see your braces. Invisalign is a system that uses a series of clear plastic aligners, which are changed every two weeks to gently guide your teeth into place. We also offer clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, which are very unobtrusive. Whatever you are looking for, we have a range of options for braces in Orpington.

Having braces in Orpington has benefitted so many people and we would like you to share their experiences. Give yourself the gift of a more attractive smile and a healthier mouth by contacting us today.

Straighter teeth: do believe the hype

There’s a lot of talk bandied around about how getting your teeth straightened can improve your life. It sounds too good to be true, but it is true. Research at the Sheffield School of Clinical Dentistry, published earlier this year, looked at what braces do for Brits.

What they found was that braces treatment before the age of 18 really does improve oral health-related quality of life, with the biggest improvements being in emotional and social health.

Braces in OrpingtonWhat that translates into in terms of getting braces in Orpington is: do it! If getting braces when you are under 18 improves your emotional health and your social life, there’s no reason to suppose that this does not also apply to people over 18 too.

What we can offer you

At Orpington Dental Care in Orpington, braces are available for adults using systems that don’t compromise how you look now for how you will look in the near future. We offer 2 systems that are well known for being discreet, comfortable, and quick.

Invisalign braces in Orpington are in fact a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners. Each one is designed to put a little pressure on your teeth to nudge them along the way to being straight. Once that aligner has done its work, and the pressure has subsided, which takes about 2 weeks, it’s time for the next one. The aligners are removable for eating and cleaning and, because they are made of very thin, clear plastic, they are as good as invisible once they are on your teeth.

Six Month Smiles, on the other hand, uses the traditional bracket and wire system, but with clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires, which blend in with the teeth. They are designed to move the teeth only, not the jaw, and so use gentler forces than metal braces. The average treatment time is 6 months.

If you are an adult and wish you had straight teeth, you can still achieve this with either of these systems. One might be more suitable for you than the other, so the best thing to do is book an appointment with us, so that we can take a look and make recommendations for braces in Orpington that will work for you.

Barely there braces in Orpington

What most adults are looking for in terms of teeth straightening in the 21st century is for the treatment to be as quick as possible, as painless as possible, and as discreet as possible.

Adults have different needs from teenagers because they are at work, not school, where a significant percentage of students are wearing braces. Indeed, braces can be a badge of honour, a rite of passage of adolescence and kids can be proud to be seen wearing them. Many young teenagers don’t mind at all if their braces are of the heavy duty train track variety, and make their braces even brighter and more noticeable by adding coloured wires and bands.

Braces in OrpingtonMost adults, on the other hand, will be wearing braces at work. Their jobs may involve dealing with members of the public, or being in a managerial position, or some other work that requires an air of gravitas and professionalism. That’s hard to do if your teeth are covered in equipment symbolic of the early teens. So, for adults, the less visible their braces, the better.

That’s why at Orpington Dental Care in Orpington, braces are almost invisible and not even braces at all, when you wear Invisalign.

What is Invisalign all about?

Invisalign has ditched the fixed bracket and wire straightening systems for clear plastic aligners, which more closely resemble mouth guards than braces. Invisalign aligners are 3D printed from detailed measurements made with digital scanning and sometimes traditional impressions. Instead of incrementally moving the teeth by tightening wires through brackets, you get a series of 12–48 aligners. Each one moves your teeth one tiny step along the way towards alignment.

The aligners are so thin and fit so snugly over your teeth, that it is almost impossible to see them. You get to go about your daily business and get your teeth straightened with no one being any the wiser.

The other big plus about Invisalign is that the aligners are removable. You just take them out to eat and clean your teeth.

To find out more about braces in Orpington, and which of our systems is best suited to your need, why not call us up for a consultation?

Do you love your smile?

A great smile is the first thing that people notice about a person, but if you have teeth that are crooked, spaced too widely or crowded then you may stand out for the wrong reasons. Feeling self-conscious about your smile can make you awkward in social situations and mean that you shy away from having your photograph taken. If you have considered braces, but dismissed the idea because you thought they would be unsightly, time-consuming, inconvenient or uncomfortable, then you may like to hear about a new range of braces. Orpington is home to Orpington Dental Care and we are proud to offer techniques that make having your teeth straightened much more pleasant.

Braces in OrpingtonBraces that fit in with your lifestyle

Most adults do not want to have to worry about whether people can see their braces while they have their teeth straightened. Luckily, you no longer have to as modern methods are faster, more comfortable and less obtrusive than ever before. We offer braces in Orpington that give you the smile you dream of without affecting your everyday life. The Invisalign system uses a series of almost invisible clear plastic trays that are custom-made to fit your mouth. They are changed every two weeks to gently guide your teeth into a new position and removeable so you can take them out for eating and cleaning. Another popular option for patients who have braces in Orpington is the Six Month Smiles system, which uses very discreet clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires. It works on the front six teeth, which are the ones most visible when you smile so, although it cannot correct serious misalignments, it works rapidly to improve your appearance.

What are the advantages straighter teeth?

Aside from the obvious benefits of a more attractive smile, straighter teeth are also healthier. This is because there are fewer gaps in which plaque can accumulate, so they are easier to clean and you avoid the risk of decay or gum problems. Having braces in Orpington can improve your dental health as well as enhancing your appearance.

Invest in your smile and oral health and talk to us today about having braces in Orpington.

Straighter teeth, less hassle

Straighter teeth are far less hassle than crowded, crooked or misaligned teeth. Straight teeth are much easier to keep clean. Misaligned teeth can have crannies and crevices in hard to get at places where plaque can build up and solidify into tartar. The bacteria in plaque and tartar give off acid. It eats away at your tooth enamel, creating holes through which decay can enter.

Braces in OrpingtonAt Orpington Dental Care, we know exactly what happens to misaligned teeth. We treat the problems they create on a regular basis. That’s why we are such big fans of braces in Orpington, although you could argue that fitting them to create lots of mouths with straighter teeth in will do us out of a job!

But we are also firm believers in the ethos of teeth being for life and that we should be doing our utmost to help you hang on to yours for as long as you can, hopefully for your whole life.

Getting straighter teeth with braces in Orpington could help you save a whole load of money on remedial treatments in later life. Decay can lead to expensive root canal therapy. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss, and if you want to replace lost teeth with something fully functional, then you are looking at dental implants. These generally cost over £1,000 for one single crown implant.

The great news for adults with wonky teeth is that you can straighten them with braces that don’t dominate your mouth or interfere with your speech. We offer two great systems.

Six Month Smiles is great for straightening your front six teeth in a matter of mere months. They are bracket and wire braces, but the brackets are smaller and made of clear ceramic and the wires are tooth-coloured. The forces are gentler so they don’t hurt either.

Invisalign uses 3D printed clear plastic aligners that fit over your teeth like bite guards. You get a series of them, each one moving your teeth gradually forward. These are removable making eating and cleaning less hassle. These can be used for more complex cases.

To find out more about braces in Orpington, why not give us a call?

Straight talk about braces in Orpington

According to the British Orthodontic Society, only 25% of adults have naturally straight teeth, this means that three-quarters of all adults would benefit from having their teeth straightened to some degree. For many of us, the appearance of our teeth is enough to make us self-conscious and find that even family photographs can be a source of embarrassment, something that we avoid wherever possible. The problem is that for many of us, the image of braces that we are familiar with is of the rather ugly and obtrusive train-track style worn by many teenagers.

Braces in OrpingtonTimes have changed and technology has brought a number of exciting improvements to the world of braces. Orpington Dental Care offers a range of products for patients of all ages, and demand is continuing to increase as more people can see the benefits of having straighter teeth. One of the greatest improvements to the fixed-wire type of brace is that modern fixed braces are now considerably smaller and less obtrusive than they were. In addition there are now tooth-coloured brackets and wires, as well as removable clear aligners of different types suited to every orthodontic need.

Braces for grown-ups

In many cases, your orthodontic needs as an adult are quite different from those of your children. When children have braces, the dentist will usually work on all of the teeth to correct their alignment. For many adults, it is often only necessary to straighten your front teeth. There are two advantages when you only have your front teeth straightened: firstly the procedure is much quicker, in some cases it can take as little as six months. In fact one of the treatments is called Six Month Smiles. The second advantage is that these types of adult braces are very discreet and very few people will notice that you are wearing them.

If you had orthodontic treatment when you were younger, you may have experienced some relapse in the position of your teeth unless you have had a permanent retainer fitted. In this case we can use an Inman aligner to re-adjust your front teeth before fitting a permanent retainer. If you’re thinking about braces in Orpington come and find out what we can do for you here at Orpington Dental Care.

Transform your smile

Are you sick of looking in the mirror and disliking the smile in the reflection? Have you had years of hiding your teeth? Well that time is up, we at Orpington Dental Care are here to help. Here in Orpington, braces are no longer a word that evokes fear of pain and an unsightly smile. We offer Invisalign braces to enhance not just your smile but your confidence.

What are Invisalign braces?

Invisalign is an innovative new technique designed to take away the discomfort of traditional braces. It is a system designed to realign teeth to give you the A-List celebrity smile you have been craving. Our braces are completely clear so no-one even needs to know you are wearing them. Imagine a life free of unappealing fixed braces. We have taken steps to provide Invisalign braces at an affordable price, so more adults can look forward to straighter teeth.

How do they work?invisalign-braces-orpington

Our qualified dentists will take impressions of your teeth to create a custom-made series of aligners that snugly fit over your teeth. With Invisalign braces in Orpington, we will even be able to show you what your teeth will look like after your treatment is complete, thanks to 3D imaging technology.

Invisalign aligners gradually reposition your teeth over a period of between 6 to 18 months. Times vary depending on how diligently you wear your aligners and how much shifting your teeth need.

The aligners are removable so there is no need to worry about having them in for your big night out, they can be removed and replaced in seconds. As well all these benefits Invisalign braces in Orpington are also currently the most hygienic and comfortable braces available. To clean your teeth, simply take them off.

Invisalign offers you freedom you just do not get from other braces. Orpington Dental Care can even offer you treatment to fit your budget, meaning not only are Invisalign braces almost invisible but they are affordable too.

So, why wait, contact Orpington Dental Care today and speak to one our friendly team members for your initial consultation with our highly trained and experienced dentists.

Straighter teeth mean happier smiles

Having crooked teeth is not just an aesthetic problem. If your teeth are misaligned, crowded or have large gaps then it can affect how you eat and speak as well as the overall health of your jaw. Excessive spacing between the teeth can undermine their stability and uneven teeth are generally harder to clean as there are more places for plaque to accumulate. This can cause gum inflammation, discomfort and eventually infection if left unresolved. At Orpington Dental Care, we fit braces in Orpington to realign your teeth, improve your appearance and enhance your health.

Braces in OrpingtonSolutions for all ages

Ideally, at our practice in Orpington, braces are fitted during childhood when there is still a mixture of baby and adult teeth. This means that the teeth can be realigned as the jaw is developing to avoid problems in the future. However, if you are an adult who has missed out on treatment then it is not too late. You may have considered corrective procedures but worried about traditional metal braces, which are often seen as uncomfortable, unsightly or inconvenient. Advances in technology mean that we are now able to offer our patients in Orpington braces which are more discreet, faster and more comfortable than before.

Modern techniques

We are pleased to offer braces in Orpington which fit into your lifestyle. Invisalign is a system which uses a series of clear plastic aligners that are changed every two weeks to gently guide your teeth into place. The aligners are almost invisible and very comfortable, as they are made to fit your mouth exactly. They are removeable for eating and cleaning so are simple and do not interfere with everyday life. We also use clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, which are unobtrusive and work quickly to ensure that you get the results you want within months. In many cases, your new smile could be a reality within six months.

Having braces in Orpington has benefitted so many of our patients and we would like you to share their experiences. Give yourself the gift of a more attractive smile and a healthier mouth by contacting us today to discuss your options.

Problems due to crooked teeth?

Do you have misaligned, crooked, crowded or overly spaced teeth? You may wish that your smile was straighter or even be experiencing problems with eating or speaking. If your top and bottom jaws are very out of place, you may have what is referred to as a bad bite. This can cause issues with your teeth and gums or the joints and muscles in your face. Some people clench their jaws or grind their teeth which can cause pain, problems with biting or chewing or headaches. At Orpington Dental Care, we can fit braces in Orpington to help you.

braces-in-orpingtonConsidering braces?

If you are looking for tooth realignment in Orpington, braces offer a range of solutions. Thanks to advances in techniques, you are no longer limited to unsightly metal’train track’ braces, which can be uncomfortable and time consuming. Clear plastic aligners, removable clear wire aligners or the use of clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires mean that treatment is more discreet, comfortable and effective than ever before. If you are an adult who missed out on teeth straightening treatment as a child, it is not too late to experience the pleasure of having straighter teeth. Many procedures are very fast and you could have the smile of your dreams in as little as 6 months.

Long-term benefits

Having correctly placed teeth improves your appearance and can contribute to enhanced self-esteem, as you feel better and more confident about how you look. It can also improve the health of your mouth. Straighter teeth are easier to clean as there are fewer gaps for plaque to accumulate in. In addition, if your teeth are properly aligned, they are more stable. This decreases the chances of other teeth moving into the wrong place or even becoming loose. This ensures that you can use your teeth properly and enjoy a full range of food for a lifetime. Having braces in Orpington is a long-term investment in your health and wellbeing.

For our patients in Orpington, braces offer a great way to improve your oral health and the way you look. Do get in touch with our experienced team to discuss your options.