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Orthodontics

Orthodontics

We currently offer clear aligners to straighten teeth with Smilaign and Nimro dental clear aligners.

They are ideal to correct mild crowding of anterior teeth including relapse after previous orthodontic treatment. However, complex treatment cases would require specialist orthodontic referral.

The aligners are invisible, slimline and removable allowing maintenance of good oral hygiene.

 

How they work?

The dentist will take impressions (moulds) of your teeth and sent them to the expert technician where they are scanned and a series of aligners are custom made.

Each aligner, marginally different to its predecessor and successor, moves your teeth a fraction of a millimetre at a time. The tooth movements are planned from your dentist’s prescription to produce your bespoke treatment plan.

Your dentist will monitor your treatment as you progress through the aligners (every 2-3 weeks). At the end of treatment, it is strongly encouraged that you use a retainer to keep your teeth in their new position. Your dentist can advise further on this.

How much does it cost?

We cannot provide a fixed price without an assessment. However, it can start from £1500 per arch depending on complexity of each case.

Can I eat with my aligners in?

No! Eating food can damage the aligners and any food trapped inside can lead to dental decay and erosion. Therefore you need to remove your aligners at mealtimes.

Can I drink with my aligners in?

Drinking water is fine as it will not damage your teeth. However, fruit juices and fizzy drinks can cause dental decay and erosion therefore to be avoided during treatment If consumed, your aligners need to be taken out and teeth cleaned to avoid damage.

It is recommended you remove the aligners when drinking hot drinks as it can lead to staining and damage to the aligner.

Is there a guarantee?

Successful treatment is mostly depends on patient compliance but like all orthodontic treatment we cannot guarantee your teeth will move exactly as predicted. In a small number of cases, additional treatment may be required and the progress will always be monitored by your dentist.