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Permanently correct your Teeth with braces

Quick and discreet brace options available

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Fixed Braces

“Traditional dental braces that remain fixed to the front surface of your teeth. Made of either metal or ceramic material.”

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Removable Braces

“Removable braces employ plastic trays or aligners to straighten your teeth discreetly. Virtually invisible braces.”

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Metal Braces

“Most common type of braces usually made of stainless steel. Very effective at straightening teeth. Cost effective treatment.”

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Ceramic Braces

“Similar to metal braces, but the brackets are made of ceramic tooth coloured material. More discreet and more popular with adults. Also called clear braces.”

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Before & After Treatment

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Braces for correcting overlaps

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After

“Overlapping twisted teeth corrected using braces & composite bonding.”

Braces for correcting irregularities

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“Twisted and irregular teeth corrected using braces & composite bonding.”

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Options to achieve Permanent Teeth Correction and Alignment

Orthodontic braces have become very popular with teenagers and adults in London looking to straighten their teeth. At Whites Dental, our dentists are here to help you create a beautiful straight smile. We provide a full range of braces Damon braces, ceramic brace, lingual brace and Invisalign braces.

If you’ve decided that it is time for teeth straightening, there are numerous alternatives you can discuss with a dentist or orthodontist. Braces are a great option for people of any age, provided that their teeth and gums are strong enough to hold them. They are an especially good choice for children, who still have flexible, malleable gums and bone tissues. It is still a great option for adults but the time required to achieve the desired results might take a little bit longer than in children. Treatment can take anywhere between two to three years depending on the type of braces you choose, and what you need to have done.

There are different types of braces you can choose from, as well as surgical options.

How do Braces Work?

How braces permanently straighten your Teeth

If you are looking to achieve a permanent solution to straighten your teeth traditional braces are likely to be your best option if you have seriously misaligned, crooked or gappy teeth.

Braces apply gentle pressure on each tooth, this repositions both the tooth’s root and crown from its initial position to the desired final position.

Traditional braces work by using a wire and bracket system and this framework is regularly adjusted by your dentist throughout the period of wearing to achieve a permanent realignment. Plastic aligners such as Invisalign are an alternative, more discreet option that work in a similar manner. 

Metal braces

Fixed metal braces are attached to the teeth with brackets, bands, and flexible wire. These braces may be a better choice for someone who has a more complex dental alignment issue. Sometimes, headgear is required in addition to fixed braces. Headgear is typically only worn at night. Metal braces have come a long way since their early days. They now use smaller brackets and less metal. They’re also more comfortable than they used to be. They even come with multi-coloured rubber bands that you can choose to match your personality.

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Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces and the arch wires that connect them are clear or tooth-coloured so they don’t stand out as much as metal brackets. The straightening process is the same as metal brackets, although ceramic brackets are prone to staining and break easily.

Invisible brace, such as Invisalign, are nearly invisible. The clear plastic aligners are custom-built to fit your mouth. They fit over each tooth like a mouth guard, and are removed and replaced two times a month.  Invisible braces may take longer to straighten teeth than traditional braces.

Lingual braces work like regular brace, but they fit on the side of your teeth that is facing towards your tongue. Lingual braces are another form of invisible braces. They’re similar to traditional metal brace except that they attach to the back sides of your teeth.

Lingual braces

They’re not typically recommended for severely misaligned or crooked teeth. These types of brace may take longer to work, and be harder to get used to wearing. Your teeth are not permanently attached to your mouth with braces. They are simply guided in a way to make them straight. When your brace come off, the teeth no longer have that barrier. This can lead to shifting. Most times, they do not shift enough to be noticeable. However, there are some circumstances that could occur that could turn straight teeth into crooked teeth.

  • Teeth Grinding and Clenching(also known as bruxism)– Usually when you are stressed you can either grind your top and bottom teeth or clench them together tightly without realising it. The act of grinding and clenching can recede the gums and with less gum tissue, teeth aren’t as secure as they were before causing them to move easily.
  • Tooth Loss– When you lose a tooth, the teeth around it will start to move towards the opening. The only way to avert this from happening is to have a dentist make a partial denture or put in a dental implant to block that opening.
  • Wisdom Teeth– Most people have their wisdom teeth extracted during adolescence because the new teeth can push the other teeth. You need to keep an eye on your wisdom teeth, if you have braces before they appear and have them extracted as soon as they pose a threat to other teeth.
  • Gum Disease– This is also known as periodontal disease. It can affect the teeth, gums, and jaw bone. Over time, teeth lose their foundation in the gums causing them to easily move and unfortunately ruining a straight smile.

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Preventing Teeth misalignments

Avoiding bad habits

Preventing teeth misalignments involves avoiding habits like thumb sucking, using orthodontic pacifiers, and practicing proper oral hygiene. After braces, retainers help maintain alignment, crucial during the stabilisation period, typically lasting several months. Regular dental check-ups ensure early detection and intervention if misalignments look likely to occur.

Preventing Teeth misalignments

Expert Orthodontic Teeth Correction

Orthodontic treatment corrects teeth misalignment through braces, aligners, or other devices. It involves gradual adjustment of teeth positioning to achieve proper alignment and bite functionality, enhancing overall oral health and aesthetics. Regular monitoring ensures treatment effectiveness and successful alignment.

How can you protect straight teeth after braces?

Braces are an investment and you can make that investment last longer by following some of these simple steps:

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  • Wear a retainer. The retainer will keep your teeth from shifting. Wear it as recommended by your orthodontist.
  • Keep regular appointments with your dentist. You should see a dentist every six months. The dentist will be able to keep an eye out for signs of wisdom teeth coming through and gum disease. If either of those situations happen, the dentist can recommend next steps to ensure your teeth remain straight.
  • Wear a mouthguard if you suffer from bruxism. If you grind or clench your teeth, wear a mouthguard at night.
  • Practice good oral hygiene. Remember to brush and floss your teeth three times a day after meals. This will keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong.

Whites Dental provides treatments such as Invisalign braces, fixed braces, metal braces & ceramic braces for teeth straightening. They also provide related dental treatments such as composite bonding, teeth whitening, general and emergency dental treatments & hygienist services.

The Clinic at Waterloo offers an  experienced dental team  Easily accessible from Borough, London Bridge, Southwark, Blackfriars and Elephant and Castle, our clinic offers state of the art facilities in a warm and friendly environment. We are based adjacent to Southwark Tube station. 10 minutes’ walk from London Bridge, Elephant and Castle, Blackfriars station, Waterloo, Southbank and Borough.

Our Marble Arch dental team serves North and South Kensington, Covent Garden, Belgravia, Paddington & Marylebone, also offering a full range of dental treatments such as orthodontic braces, cosmetic dentistry and dental hygiene.

Both our clinics provide interest free – 0% interest – dental finance payment plan options for all types of dentistry treatments. Please contact us to book a free initial consultation on a range of cosmetic dentistry, teeth alignment, braces and smile enhancements treatments. We often have weekday, evening and weekend appointments available.

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