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Orthodontics

Braces St Albans

Most people aren’t born with a perfect smile. Over time, untreated tooth or jaw misalignment can affect the way you chew and contribute to tooth decay by making it more difficult to remove particles of food from between the teeth.

Our UK and USA-trained orthodontists can correct a bad bite, create room for erupting teeth, promote healthy jaw growth and improve your smile and your self-esteem using state-of-the-art technology including low profile metal braces, clear ceramic braces, “hidden” braces (Incognito) and transparent aligner technology (Invisalign). We specialise in using orthodontic treatments that minimise discomfort and shorten treatment time.

At Dental Specialists St Albans, our specialist clinicians are experienced in a range of orthodontic treatments using fixed or removable braces in St Albans to straighten your teeth and to give you your best smile. The good news is that braces are better than ever, leading to improved patient comfort and reduced treatment times. There are also more discreet options available.

Why Orthodontics?

Orthodontic treatment is about making the best of your teeth; it’s about improving the harmony of your mouth and jaws. Once you can bite together correctly, you can eat more comfortably and care for your teeth and gums more easily, and of course, you will have the smile of your dreams.

There is a growing number of adults and young people seeking private orthodontic treatments. Dr Ayodele Soyombo’s eldest patient to date was over 80, so age is no barrier to the teeth of your dreams.

The Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment in St Albans

  • Removal of dental crowding or closing spaces
  • Alignment of the upper and lower dental arches
  • Correction of the bite of the teeth so that the front teeth meet on closing and the back teeth mesh together
  • Reducing the likelihood of damage to prominent teeth
  • Enhancing facial aesthetics
  • Accommodating impacted, unerupted or displaced teeth
  • Preparation for advanced dental treatment, such as crowns, bridges or dental implants
  • Reversing the drifting of the teeth in older patients who have suffered from advanced gum disease

Invisible Braces

Modern orthodontics offer a range of discreet options for patients who may feel self-conscious about wearing braces. Braces today are smaller, more comfortable and more inconspicuous. The introduction of invisible braces in St Albans marked the beginning of a new era when patients of all ages could have more options to straighten their teeth and have a perfect smile.

Incognito™ lingual brace

The Incognito™ brace is the very latest advance in invisible lingual orthodontics which involves cast-gold brackets custom-made to fit onto the inside (lingual) surface of your teeth making it virtually invisible.

As well as being discreet and comfortable, it also offers all the benefits and precision of a fixed brace, ensuring the best possible results.

Dental Specialists St Albans offers incognito, or invisible braces. Treatments can take up to two years but most of our patients begin to notice an improvement in just a few months.

Fixed Braces in St Albans (Clear Ceramic and/or Metal)

Traditional fixed braces have evolved to be more efficient than ever, with the introduction of low friction self-ligating braces, which use lighter forces to move your teeth.

Although similar in look to traditional metal braces, self-ligating braces (such as Damon brackets) feature a small spring clip instead of using small elastic bands to attach the wire to your brace’s brackets, creating less friction and allowing for more efficient tooth movement.

Retainers

During orthodontic treatment, your teeth are held in position by your braces, but once they’re removed, stretched elastic fibres in the gum try to pull the teeth back to their original position – something we call “orthodontic relapse”. It takes time for these fibres to remodel and stop pulling on the teeth. Continued growth of the jaws can also encourage the teeth to move once treatment has been completed.

To guarantee that your teeth stay straight after braces it’s important to wear retainers. To help avoid orthodontic relapse we provide our patients with retainers, which hold the teeth in their new position.

Why Private Orthodontic Care?

Private orthodontic care offers a number of benefits over NHS treatment, such as more flexible appointment times, no waiting list and a choice of discreet braces.

You can contact us directly to arrange private orthodontic treatments and consultation in St Albans – you don’t need to be referred to us by your dentist.

Call us today at 01727 845706 or book a consultation online.

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