AdultOrthodontics

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At elleven Dental Wellness, we believe that braces are no longer just for children and that there is no real age limit.

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Treatment Overview

Treatment Overview

The demand for adult orthodontics is ever increasing.

 

There is also a greater realisation that orthodontic treatment in adults aids in:

  • Reducing gum disease and dental decay as straighter teeth are easier to keep clean.
  • Facilitating restorative dentistry such as placement of implants.
  • Reducing the need for further cosmetic dentistry or keeps it minimal and conservative.
  • Overall improving the oral health and function for better longevity.
  • Achieving a beautiful smile which you can be proud of enhancing self-esteem along with your facial and dental appearance.

It is also not unusual for people who have worn braces in the past, to develop mild irregularities later on in life (in fact 1 in 4 of our patients have worn braces before). This is often due to the lack of retainer wear or tertiary growth.

Our Award Winning Specialist Orthodontists have taken advantage of the latest technologies at our state of the art practice in London to create your bespoke orthodontic care plan. This allows our adults to have a selection of discrete braces to organically achieve healthy smiles in fine balance and harmony with the face.

If you require orthodontic treatment, this will usually mean wearing braces. These days they come in two different types; Fixed braces and Removable braces.

Fixed braces come in two different kinds:

Lingual – fixed on the inside of the teeth, making them visually concealed. Some ulceration of the tongue or lisping may be experienced with this type of brace, but these effects will only be transitional.

Ceramic – fixed to the outside of the teeth, they can now come in white with white wires, as opposed to the metal type that was once seen. To prevent your braces from staining, It is advisable to avoid tea, coffee, curry and red wine.

Removal braces are a series of custom made, barely visible aligners that can be taken out. It is advised that they are worn for 22 hours a day and changed every two weeks, moving your teeth little by little as the weeks go by.

Frequently Asked Questions

Adults have Orthodontic treatment for a variety of reasons, these being:
To improve the appearance of the teeth and face
To improve the health of the teeth and gums
To improve function, i.e to make it easier to eat
To facilitate restorative treatment, i.e implants, veneers, crowns and bridge work
To combine Orthodontics and Orthognathic surgery in adults who have finished growth.

It should be noted, that as the adult mouth is fully developed, the bones are harder and
therefore treatment is likely to be more involved, taking longer to successfully adjust the
teeth than in younger patients.

The availability of more aesthetically pleasing appliances being on offer these days, has
resulted in an increasing demand for adult orthodontics. There is no age limit attached to
orthodontic treatment, but it is important that you have undergone a full and thorough
consultation with one of our expert orthodontists before starting your treatment, to ensure
your dental health is stable.

When undergoing your treatment, your Orthodontist will not be checking for tooth decay and
gum disease, so it is still important that you maintain regular visits to your general dentist
and hygienist.

Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that cannot change the size, shape and colour of your
teeth. Whilst you will get the desired improvement in your smile, function and long term
health, if you wish to have a perfect smile then orthodontics would need to be coupled with
some form of restorative/cosmetic treatment to achieve that.

Every orthoodontic patient needs to wear retainers either fixed, removable or both depending
on their orthodontists recommendations.This is the only way to keep your smile straight. This
would be for an indefinite period of time.

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  • At our awarding-winning clinic

  • With a Senior Clinician

  • Full & thorough clinical examination

  • Includes X-Rays

  • Dedicated Treatment Co-ordinator

  • Discussion on your personalised treatment plan, payment options with a detailed report

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  • Video Consult in the comfort of your home

  • Includes a free smile assessment

  • Live 1-2-1 with our award-winning clinicians

  • Choose between Dr Sameer Patel for Cosmetic Dentistry and Dr Anthony Lam for Orthodontics

  • Discussion to explore your smile aspirations or clinical concerns

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