An orthodontist is a dental professional who has undertaken additional training to specialise in the alignment of the teeth, and the way the jaws meet together (the bite). At Glow Dental in Battersea, we have a dedicated orthodontic team who offer a number of treatment options for patients who want to straighten their teeth. These include fixed appliances (braces) and removable devices (aligners).
At our Battersea dental practice we understand that many patients who want straighter teeth don’t want to have to wear traditional metal braces for a long period of time. All too often, they think that the sacrifice is too big to make and believe they are stuck with crooked or gappy teeth.
The specialist orthodontist at Battersea’s Glow Dental offers a number of discreet orthodontic devices. These appliances take the traditional principles of orthodontics and modernise them for the 21st Century, creating devices that are considerably subtler than traditional train-track metal braces, and in some cases invisible to the untrained eye.
Your perfect treatment will depend on what your individual needs are – the amount and type of correction required, as well as lifestyle factors, will be taken into consideration when your orthodontist recommends treatment.
Ceramic braces comprise tooth-coloured and clear components, so they are much less obvious in your mouth than traditional metal braces. For cases where the primary concern is cosmetic, we offer a number of fast-acting ceramic braces at our Battersea dental practice. These include Six Month Smiles, Fastbraces, and C-fast.
For more complex correction, your orthodontist may prescribe tooth-coloured Damon braces, or may opt for lingual braces, which are metal but are attached to the rear surfaces of your teeth.
Clear aligners are an increasingly popular way to straighten teeth. Invisalign, Inman Appliance, Simpli 5 and Insignia Clear are all available from our Battersea dental practice. They are clear, thus invisible, and also removable.