What is orthodontic dentistry, and how does it differ from general dentistry?
Orthodontic dentistry focuses on diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities, specifically concerning misaligned teeth and jaws. It differs from general dentistry, which focuses on overall oral health care.
What types of orthodontic treatments do you offer in Bayswater, W2?
We offer a variety of orthodontic treatments, including traditional braces, clear aligners (such as Invisalign), lingual braces, and other specialized appliances for correcting misaligned teeth and jaws.
How do I know if I need orthodontic treatment?
You may benefit from orthodontic treatment if you have crooked teeth, crowded teeth, an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or any other dental or jaw alignment issues. A consultation with our orthodontic dentist can determine your best treatment plan.
Is Orthodontic Treatment suitable for me?
Orthodontic treatment is suitable for most people providing the teeth and gums are healthy. A 15-minute complimentary mini consult will quickly identify if teeth straightening will be the right option for you. Following this, a more detailed assessment will be arranged at a time that is convenient for you.
At what age should orthodontic treatment begin?
Orthodontic treatment can begin at any age, but it’s most commonly started during childhood or adolescence when the jaw is still developing. However, adults can also undergo orthodontic treatment to achieve straighter teeth and a healthier smile.
Am I too old to have Orthodontic treatment?
More adult patients are choosing to have orthodontic treatment and we are achieving great results in all age groups. Following a short assessment we will be able to advise you if teeth straightening is a safe and suitable option for you.
How long does orthodontic treatment typically take to complete?
The duration of orthodontic treatment varies depending on the severity of the misalignment and the chosen treatment option. On average, treatment can take anywhere from several months to a few years.
Is Orthodontic Treatment painful?
When new braces, aligners or brackets are fitted, a little discomfort should be expected and mild pain relief maybe required. We will give you soft wax for placement over new brackets and advice on what to expect and how to deal with possible issues. Any discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
How often do I need to visit the orthodontic dentist during treatment?
You’ll need to visit our dental office periodically for adjustments with traditional braces or progress checks with clear aligners. The frequency of visits will depend on your treatment plan.
Can I eat and drink normally during orthodontic treatment?
With traditional braces, you may need to avoid certain foods that can damage the braces. However, clear aligners are removable, allowing you to eat and drink normally during treatment.
Will orthodontic treatment affect my speech?
It’s common to experience some slight changes in speech initially with braces or aligners, but most people adjust quickly, and any speech changes are temporary.
How do I care for my teeth while I am having orthodontic treatment?
Good oral hygiene and adequate plaque removal is very important during treatment. There is an increased risk of developing bleeding gums and tooth decay if teeth are not cleaned properly. We will show you how best to clean your teeth and recommend regular visits to the hygienist, whilst using a daily high Fluoride mouthwash to help strengthen the enamel.
How successful is orthodontic treatment?
Following case assessment and treatment planning, success is based on both the dentist and patient working together. This is to ensure regular visits are maintained and that you understand and follow instructions on wearing and caring for the new braces. After completion, we take retention using fixed wires or removable retainers seriously and will guarantee them for 1 year following treatment.
How can I schedule a consultation with your orthodontic dentist in Bayswater W2, West London?
You can call our office, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form on this page to schedule a consultation for orthodontic treatment. During your consultation, our orthodontic dentist will evaluate your teeth and jaws and discuss your best treatment options.