Orthodontics in Chingford

A smile with straight teeth, not only makes you look attractive, it can boost your confidence and make you feel happier with our Orthodontics in Chingford. There are numerous health benefits to having teeth straightened too.

Orthodontics Chingford

One of the most effective forms of dental smile makeovers is our orthodontics in Chingford (teeth straightening).

We provide a variety of applications and orthodontics in Chingford which are available to create a wonderful smile with perfectly straight-looking teeth.

It’s Never Too Late To Wear Braces

The best time to get braces is during childhood, but adult braces have seen an increase in popularity, as people’s trends have changed dramatically over the past years. It’s never too late to wear braces and with a wide variety of choices, you’ll be sure to find the perfect fit for you.

What Dental Issues For Orthodontics Chingford Can Fix

Woman inserting clear orthodontic brace close up in Chingford

How Does Orthodontic in Chingford Treatment Work?

Custom-made fixed or removable orthodontic appliances are used to apply gentle pressure on the teeth and jaws.

The teeth will gradually move into the desired position over the course of the treatment. Orthodontic treatment may last a few months to a few years, depending on your individual requirements.

There are two main types of orthodontic treatments:

  • Braces — Fixed orthodontic appliances made up of bands, wires and/or brackets.
  • Aligners — Removable and virtually invisible plastic appliances that you wear all day.

Our Orthodontists are exceptionally experienced and treat every smile is unique. Our Orthodontics in Chingford will tailor your treatment plan very specifically to your teeth, considering your personal desires and facial structure to give you the smile that is perfect for you.

Clear Removable Braces

Invisalign is a state of the art orthodontic treatment to discreetly straighten and align crowded, wide-spaced, or crooked teeth. Being virtually invisible, Invisalign is a far more discreet treatment than traditional braces.

Lingual

Non Removeable

Sometimes called ‘hidden braces’, lingual braces are just like traditional braces except they’re fitted to the inside of your teeth rather than the front surface. Although they can’t be seen by other people, they’re still a type of fixed metal brace, made of brackets and wires.

Non Removable

This a brace you cannot remove which is made up of brackets that are glued to the front of each of your teeth and linked with wires. These can only be used to achieve very limited tooth movements over a period of time.

White Metal Braces

Non Removable

For patients who do not want metal braces, we can offer a cosmetic white version. This treatment works the same way as traditional metal braces except the brackets are made of clear ceramic. This means they are very hard to detect and although a metal arch wire is still used, it can only be seen on close inspection. Fitted to your upper teeth, they are a fast and reliable way to straighten your teeth.

Frequently Asked Questions

At first, your new braces might feel a little strange or even hurt. However, it only takes a few days for most patients to become accustomed to the sensation, leaving nothing but a mild feeling of tension. As a rule, discomfort is more likely with fixed braces than with removable splints.

A glass of water with ice cubes help relieve the pain. The cold water alleviates swellings and infections. Alternatively, you can apply special silicon brace wax on pressing brackets and arches. Of course, you can also visit our practice and we will have a look at your braces. Your wellbeing is paramount to us.

There are no restrictions with removable splints. Fixed braces do require some more care: we advise t avoid biting on hard foodstuffs such as nuts or bread crusts. This might damage ceramic braces in particular. Chewy sweets and toffees are particularly notorious for sticking to the braces. It’s generally best to limit your consumption of sugary goods to reduce plaque formation on the braces. If you regularly enjoy a glass of red wine or a cup of coffee you should additionally take into account that ceramic braces might discolour.

Kissing with fixed braces might feel somewhat unfamiliar at the beginning; however, you will almost completely forget you’re wearing them after a while.

Teeth whitening is a safe, comfortable way to get a bright, white smile. Results and treatment time may vary depending on the level of staining and whiteness desired. Crowns, bridges, fillings, and veneers will not whiten. Pregnant women, breastfeeding women, those with gum disease, worn enamel, cavities, and exposed roots may not be good candidates for whitening their teeth. We recommend visiting your dentist for a pre-whitening consultation so that they can help you choose the professional option that best fits your needs.

Braces change how the teeth are fixed, which in turn changes the way you play your wind instrument. However, it will take time and a little patience to get used to them, allowing you to play beautiful notes with braces as well. Many music teachers do advise against continuing to play during treatment. This ensures that no readjustment is necessary later on, which might be audible as well.
You need not worry about playing sports. Ice hockey players, boxers, and others who engage in contact sports should wear special brace protection. Please contact us if you need such protection!

Make sure to clean your teeth thoroughly to support the effect of the braces. Plaque presents an unnecessary obstacle to braces and wires. Moreover, this helps protect your teeth from caries. Keep your follow-up appointments, as this allows us to regularly readjust your braces. If you are wearing splints (Invisalign) your discipline will determine the duration and success of the treatment. Therefore, you should make sure you wear the splints for 22 hours each day, as prescribed. Before long you will be able to enjoy a straight set of teeth.