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Orthodontics helps patients whose teeth are ruining their smile.

Orthodontics is unlike regular dentistry, it’s a branch of dentistry that specialises in the jaw and teeth, helping those who suffer from a whole host of problems that demand a more tailored approach to help fix a problem. Orthodontics can help those who:

  • Suffer from misaligned or asymmetrical teeth
  • Orthodontics helps those with protruding front teeth
  • If your mouth is over crowded or if you have gaps between teeth, orthodontic procedures can help
  • If you have a problem biting (a deep bite, open bite or reverse bite) orthodontics can fix your bite
  • If your secondary teeth come through poorly, orthodontics can correct their position

Orthodontics in Increasing Demand

The demand for orthodontics is ever-increasing as more people become aware of the importance their teeth can have on the shape of their face and the strength of their smile. Having teeth you feel uncomfortable with, physically or aesthetically, can leave you covering up your smile or always smiling self-consciously keeping your lips sealed to hide your teeth. Orthodontics can free you from the misery – and almost a million people opted to get help from orthodontics last year according to the British Orthodontic Society.

Orthodontics: Brace Yourself

As well as for aesthetic motivations, corrected teeth can help you eat better and care for your teeth and gums more effectively. Most orthodontic treatments include braces. As this branch of dentistry is concerned with fixing problem teeth, the treatments can last months and even years – but for anyone who has struggled with their teeth, this commitment is a crucial step towards feeling more confident with your looks and smile. Braces exert a gentle pressure to move your teeth into the correct position.

Orthodontics: Something to Smile About

Most orthodontic patients are referred to orthodontics by their regular dentist. And the majority of cases involve relatively straightforward procedures such as wearing braces, or the extraction of teeth to help create a perfect smile. In occasional cases, jaw surgery is necessary. But the results can be remarkable – with improved appearance, improved functionality and better health for your teeth and gums. Orthodontists will explain to you the benefits, and any risks, involved in orthodontic treatments. Procedures begin after thorough investigations, usually involving X-rays, moulds and photographs, ensuring you get the best treatment for your individual problem.

Speak to the Harley Street Dental Studio

At the Harley Street Dental Studio in Central London, renowned dentist Dr Mark Hughes and his team of highly trained clinicians offer outstanding care and attention to their patients. Favoured by celebrities of the sporting and entertainment worlds, the clinic offers treatments including dental veneers, tooth whitening, porcelain crowns, amalgam-free fillings and clear braces. It offers the very latest dental products such as Enlighten™, MACVENEERS™, Invisalign@, DaVinci Veneers™, and ZOOM!@ Whitening. With luxurious surroundings and a technically advanced clinic, the Harley Street Dental Studio will help reinvent and rejuvenate your smile with style. To discuss your dental needs or make an appointment, contact the studio on 020 7636 5981 or fill out the online contact form.




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