Orthodontics for adults — aesthetic treatment with braces in London

Adults often have discerning demands regarding orthodontic treatment: they wish to have inconspicuous braces placed and expect detailed consulting. Our dental clinic in London offers exactly this service. We only treat adults and are looking forward to helping you realise your dream of attractive, straight teeth.


Why braces make sense for many adults

Braces are not just for teenagers. There are many convincing arguments in favour of orthodontic treatments for adults as well. Many adults missed the opportunity to realign their teeth as children and are not satisfied with their crooked teeth. Others developed misalignments at a later age, or redeveloped misalignments as a result of insufficient after-treatment. However, it is never too late to correct misaligned teeth.

Corrections may be advised in the following cases:

  • Aesthetics: braces can remedy unattractive gaps and crowded teeth positioning as well as straighten out tilted teeth.
  • Preparation for dentures treatment/preprosthetic treatment: tilted teeth often require correction to allow for aesthetically appealing prosthetic treatment. A brace can also help with bone augmentations with dentures or guarantee minimally invasive treatment.
  • Pre-implantological/surgical treatment
  • Reconstruction after severe periodontitis: orthodontic treatment can remove the black triangles between teeth that might form as a result of periodontitis. It additionally guarantees proper support and interlocking with incisors that are tilted inwards.
  • Bite correction: if the upper incisors clearly cover the front teeth of the lower jaw, this is called a deep overbite. If this is combined with a closed bite, they are additionally tilted inwards. These misalignments can be fixed with braces. A forced bite — incorrect clenching of the jaws — can also be fixed.

What are the modern orthodontic options?

We will gladly consult you on the various types of braces at our dental clinic in London. Which treatment type is right for you depends on the misalignment and your preferences. As a rule, adults have the same systems available to them as teenagers. Older patients usually place greater value on cosmetically appealing braces as they take the demands of their professional lives into consideration.

Fixed fittings have the benefit of staying in one place, day and night. This allows them to effectively realign the teeth. With removeable braces, the success and duration of the treatment depends on how regularly they are worn. They do offer the opportunity to remove your braces before important appointments.

We offer common fixed braces as well as invisible lingual technology. We do not work with regular removable fitting braces as many adults would rather opt for inconspicuous splints instead, such as Invisalign®. Your sense of wellbeing is our top priority.

All orthodontists who normally treat children can also treat adults; however, not every dental clinic offers the invisible treatments that adults usually prefer.


How do orthodontics work?

The treatment is very similar for adults and teenagers. However, skeletal growth cannot be influenced with adults, which means that functional orthodontic treatments are no longer possible. The removeable braces used for adult treatments use the natural forces of the chewing (masticatory) muscles.

Many patients are referred to a Specialist for orthodontic treatments by their general dentist. Of course, you can also schedule an appointment with us without a referral. The first consulting session carries no obligations and usually takes around half an hour. We are looking forward to your visit.

At the beginning of the treatment we perform an analysis. Besides the clinical assessment of the misalignment, X-ray images, photographs, impressions and plaster models help us make a diagnosis. We use these data to draft an individual treatment and cost schedule, which we gladly discuss with you in detail. If there are various therapy options available, we of course explain all benefits and downsides. This offers you a comprehensive picture of the situation and a solid foundation to base your decision on.

The further treatment procedure depends on the type of braces you receive. Fixed dental instruments are fitted in around two hours, removeable models are fitted much faster; however, it is very important to note the scheduled follow-up appointments. This way we can ensure — together with you — that you can soon enjoy your attractive, straight smile.

You will visit our London dental clinic once every four to eight weeks. This allows us to assess the progress of the corrective measures. The duration of this treatment phase depends on the initial misalignment and your expectations. The therapy rarely lasts longer than two years. Smaller misalignments can be fixed faster.

The chances of success vary, and also depend on your co-operation. We will gladly discuss the possibilities during a personal consultation. As a rule of thumb, teeth move around one millimetre per month with braces. The first changes can be seen after a few weeks.

After the treatment is completed it is necessary to stabilise the result. You will receive a retainer produced at our laboratory in Germany to support this process. These retainers are either fixed, delicate wires or removeable braces that you wear at night. They ensure that your teeth stay straight for a long time to come.


Fixed braces

Many people want beautiful straight teeth. Fixed braces are still the most common method of treatment for malocclusions - even in adults. New techniques with self-aligning ceramic brackets meet high aesthetic standards, which are often particularly important to our patients. 

Fixed braces

Lingual technique

The lingual technique uses brackets that are placed on the inside of the teeth and thus are invisible. Here on this page  you will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of Incognito™ as the treatment with invisable braces is called.

Lingual technique

Invisalign

It is never too late for a correction of your teeth. If you want a nearly invisable realignment of your teeth - Invisalign is the golden standard. We are happy to inform you about the treatment options in our dental clinic in London. We look forward to welcoming you.

Invisalign

Retainer

After completing your braces treatment, you want your teeth to stay straight in the future. With so-called retainers, a new shift can be prevented. How the treatment in our Munich dental office works is explained below. We are happy to clarify details on site. We are looking forward to your visit!

Retainer


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