Braces have an unfair reputation of being uncomfortable, unattractive and uncool. Fortunately, our braces are none of these things, thanks to their discreet nature.
Our braces can be made less obvious than traditional styles. You can now choose from a variety of different types of brace, all designed to guide your teeth into position to improve your smile. Our range of options are great for those who have teeth that are too crowded or widely spaced; stick out in the wrong direction; or just don’t bite together correctly. Whatever the issue, our discreet treatments can help give you your dream smile.
How Do Braces Work?
Find out how teeth straightening treatment can work for you by learning more about each step of the process:
Step 1: Your Braces Consultation
Start your treatment by stopping by for a quick and easy consultation. Here all the different treatment options and types of braces suitable for you will be discussed. We’ll let you know what your treatment is likely to involve and approximately how long it will take to complete.
Step 2: Orthodontic Records
After we have checked your teeth and gums are healthy you’ll have a series of photos and x-rays taken of your teeth and face. Impressions (moulds) of your teeth and gums will be taken and all the data combined to plan your new smile.
Step 3: Planning Your Treatment
Each and every braces treatment is
Step 4: Fitting Your Braces
The big day arrives and we fit your braces
Step 5: Regular Check Ups
You will attend for check ups approximately once a month to have your braces adjusted
Step 6: Smile!
Show off your new smile
What Problems Can Braces Fix?
You may be worried that you have a less than perfect smile. For many of us, these worries can lead to a loss of confidence which may begin to affect our personal and working relationships. Whilst dental braces can’t offer an overnight fix – with a little patience and commitment, they can correct a wide range of teeth alignment problems.
Here’s a list of the most common smile issues we see in our London cosmetic dentistry clinic:
Cost of Braces
We provide a wide range of options for straightening your teeth to suit both your lifestyle and budget. Compare the different types of braces available and learn how much treatment costs:
Small metal brackets
Suitable for virtually all cases,
even the most complex ones.
The easy availability of invisible braces in London means that many more people are opting for smile-saving alignment. Four main types of braces are available:
There’s no doubt that traditional, ‘train-tracks’ have an image problem. This is unfortunate, because fixed metal braces are highly effective when it comes to fixing crooked teeth.
Discreet ceramic braces still rely on the traditional wire tracks, but they are now available with white, or transparent brackets. Ceramic braces can even be fitted with white wires, making them even more discreet than traditional ‘train tracks’.
Though ceramic braces may take a little longer to bring your teeth into line than their metal counterparts, many more adults in London and the UK are choosing this affordable option.
Invented in the USA, Invisalign is a personalised series of removable aligners will gradually improve your smile and tooth alignment.
After an initial consultation, your dental profile is sent to the USA. In the Invisalign labs, technologists use advanced computer systems to model a personalised treatment programme. Using 3D printing technology, the Invisalign manufacturing team will create your custom series of Invisalign removable aligners (trays). These are sent directly to your London dentist.
When your Invisalign trays are ready, your cosmetic dentist will arrange an appointment for fitting. The best Invisalign dentists will ensure that your first trays are correctly fitted and comfortable. They will also arrange regular appointments to monitor your progress as you work through each change of trays in your Invisalign treatment programme. For effective alignment, Invisalign trays must be worn for 22 hours each day.
Invisalign has two big advantages, compared to other options:
Invisalign’s unique, transparent straightening trays are virtually invisible.
You can insert or remove your own Invisalign trays whenever it’s convenient.
Invisalign trays work best for simple cases.
If you work in one of London’s image-conscious professions, like sales, marketing or media, lingual braces could be the perfect tooth straightening solution. Lingual brackets are fitted behind your teeth. Though they are still connected with wire tracks, they are very difficult to spot – either on camera, or during daily work and leisure activities.
If you do choose lingual braces, you’ll most likely pay a little extra for the additional work involved. Occasionally, patients also experience some discomfort while they learn to eat and speak with their new braces. Even with these minor disadvantages, virtually invisible lingual braces are highly discreet and can be suitable for both simple and complex cases.
Benefits of Straight Teeth
Healthy Teeth and Gums
Crooked and gappy teeth can lead to an increase in tooth decay and gum disease. When teeth are properly aligned, they are easier to keep clean and the gums fit more securely around them. This reduces your susceptibility to tooth decay and gum disease.
Having a beautiful, straight smile leads to greater social ease and feelings of self-esteem. Studies have shown that people with straighter, whiter smiles can have improved confidence, appear more attractive and have more successful professional lives.
Easier Teeth Cleaning
Food can easily get trapped in gaps between teeth and around crooked teeth that overlap. Straighter teeth attract less debris and are easier to maintain.
Misaligned teeth can cause problems with your bite and reduce your ability to chew properly. Bite problems can cause jaw pain and headaches and may get worse over time. Braces cannot only straighten teeth but correct your bite too.
Crooked and misaligned teeth can stick out into your cheeks and gums and cause discomfort. Teeth that stick out too far can be prone to injury and fracture. Straight teeth that are correctly positioned carry less risk of damage.
Overall Health Benefits
Unhealthy teeth and gums are linked with overall health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. Straight teeth are easier to keep healthy, helping to maintain your overall health.
Invisible Braces For Adults In London
Is it ever too late for treatment? The surprising answer is no! That’s why invisible teeth straightening braces are so popular with adults in London right now. With the latest invisible treatment options, embarrassing tooth gaps, an imperfect bite, or overcrowded teeth can all be fixed.
In an image conscious city like London, noticeable tooth gaps can be difficult to live with. Luckily, tooth gaps can usually be corrected with orthodontics. Teeth overcrowding is an extremely common problem. Without early attention from a skilled dentist, the overcrowding often leads to crooked teeth. Orthodontic treatment offers a tried and tested solution for crooked teeth and overcrowding.
Many of us will have an overbite, underbite or crossbite. Orthodontic treatment is recommended if the problem is causing difficulties with eating, speaking or your oral hygiene.
How to get started
Dr. John Fagbemi welcomes new adult and child patients for invisible braces in London. Dr Fagbemi was one of the first dentists in the UK to gain a Master’s Degree in Aesthetic Dentistry with distinction at the prestigious, King’s College London Dental Institute.
Patients are invited to visit Dr. Fagbemi for treatment at King’s Cross Dental Clinic, a state of the art private dental clinic in London.
King’s Cross Dental Clinic, London, WC1X 8QD, offers a range of affordable finance options to help spread the cost of cosmetic dental treatment and orthodontics for adults and children.
If you live or work in London, our King’s Cross Dental Clinic is located in Camden Borough, close to The British Library, King’s Cross and St Pancras stations.
Contact us today to find out more about invisible brace options, cost and finance.