Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses specifically on the alignment of teeth and is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of dental irregularities such as crooked, crowded and protruding teeth, along with poor jaw alignment.
At The Orthodontic Clinic we know that having crooked, misaligned or protruding teeth can cause you to lose confidence in your smile. Embarrassment about the look of your teeth can affect your overall self-confidence and how you interact with people.
Problems with your bite and the alignment of your teeth can also affect how you bite and chew food, impacting on your general health as you may find your diet restricted. Furthermore, crowded and misaligned teeth can be difficult to clean properly, potentially leading to a build-up of plaque, decay and other dental health problems. But it doesn't have to be this way. As orthodontic specialists, we provide a range of treatments that can help improve your smile.
Orthodontics uses devices known as braces to apply gentle pressure to teeth over a period of time to move them into a particular position. Many people will picture metal wires and brackets that need to be worn for a long period of time, but orthodontics has advanced greatly in recent years, and modern orthodontic treatment is much quicker and more comfortable than it was in the past. Depending on the type and amount of correction needed, there are also several discreet brace solutions available.
We treat both adults and children in need of orthodontic help. NHS treatment is available to anyone under the age of 26 whose orthodontic problem is sufficiently severe, via referral from one's dentist. There is a waiting list for NHS orthodontic treatment. If you prefer private treatment, this can be paid for monthly with interest-free credit, and is suitable for those patients whose problem is either too minor to be treated on the NHS, or for those who prefer invisible braces.
When you visit us for orthodontic treatment, you can rest assured you are in safe and capable hands. You will be treated by a caring and approachable team of skilled professionals, and will be given a thorough orthodontic assessment. Any proposed treatment will be explained to you in full and you'll have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have before you start your treatment.