Our highly skilled Orthodontic Team have a wealth of experience in providing orthodontic treatments and have delivered thousands of new, straighter smiles. Depending upon your clinical suitability, there has never been a wider choice of orthodontic appliance and treatment options.
Not everyone wants the world to know they are having orthodontic treatment so Invisalign is a great way to straighten teeth without visible braces using a series of nearly undetectable, transparent aligners instead of wires and brackets.
Invisalign orthodontic treatment is a removable brace system that uses a series of custom made, clear aligners to move your teeth, week by week, millimetre by millimetre, to the desired position. Unlike other braces they can also be removed for eating, brushing and flossing so you can still eat and drink all your favourite foods.
The word ‘lingual’ originates from a Latin word meaning ‘close to the tongue’. As a technology, lingual appliances have been around for more than 35 years and are a great option for people of any age who want the benefits of aligned teeth without the appearance of braces.
Lingual braces are a fixed brace bonded to the inner surfaces of the teeth. This enables teeth to be moved without having the braces in plain view.
The Damon brace system is a revolutionary approach to orthodontic treatment.
Conventional braces have elastic ‘ties’ which cause friction and pressure. Damon braces feature a sliding mechanism over the bracket that helps to reduce this friction and any potential discomfort as teeth move. The absence of ‘ties’ also makes dental hygiene easier during treatment as they do not collect plaque.
Not only can Damon braces result in shorter treatment times but lighter forces on the teeth provide a more comfortable treatment experience.
These are the most common type of orthodontic braces. They are often known as ‘train tracks’.
The advantages are that they are able to fine-tune the position of the teeth reliably and with modern sophisticated designs they are smaller and relatively fast acting to reduce treatment time.
This will enable you to achieve that great smile in a shorter space of time. You can opt for clear ceramic brackets for a more aesthetically pleasing smile.
The most common use of a functional appliance is to encourage the forward growth of a retrusive or under-developed lower jaw. The functional appliance holds the lower jaw forward over a period of time, until the teeth, jaws, and joints have adapted and the desired jaw position has been obtained.Read more
Our dedicated Thumb Sucking Clinic at Knightsbridge and Richmond Orthodontics is aimed at children over the age of 7 with a persistent digit sucking habit that needs a helping hand.Read more