Orthodontics

At Cool Smiles, we believe in providing you with options for orthodontic treatment, offering both Invisalign Clear Aligners and 3M Clarity fixed Ceramic Braces. These systems effectively reposition teeth to enhance aesthetics while being discreet. For a limited time, we’re offering a complimentary Orthodontic Consultation, allowing you to explore the best treatment option for your needs.

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Treatment – Uses a system of removable, nearly invisible plastic trays (treatment in some cases may require plastic attachments which increase visibility).

Visibility – Minimal

Food Restrictions – Trays should be removed when eating and drinking

Care – Brush after eating and drinking; also must brush trays

Treatment Cost – From £2500 – £3500

3M Clarity Fixed Ceramic Braces

Treatment – Translucent ceramic braces designed to blend in with the natural color of your teeth (versatile look with clear or coloured ligatures).

Visibility – Minimal

Food Restrictions – Some food restrictions (sticky, super hard)

Care – Brush after every meal and floss at least daily

Treatment Cost – From £2950

Orthodontic FAQ'S

Age is generally not a strict barrier to getting orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth. Many adults choose to undergo orthodontic procedures to improve their smile and correct misalignments. Advances in orthodontic technology, such as clear aligners and less conspicuous braces, have made orthodontic treatment more accessible and comfortable for people of various age groups.

The most important thing is to have a full examination. This will usually involve looking at your teeth, taking x-rays, digital scans and making plaster models of your teeth.

Your dentist or orthodontist will then discuss what treatment is possible. Once you are sure you want to go ahead, the treatment can begin as soon as you have enough permanent teeth.

Wearing a retainer after orthodontic treatment is essential to stabilise the teeth in their corrected positions, preventing relapse and allowing surrounding structures to adapt. It protects the investment made in orthodontic treatment and is often a crucial part of completing the overall treatment plan. Retainers come in various types, and the recommended duration of wear varies for each individual. Consistent use is key to maintaining long-term orthodontic results.

You may not have enough room for all your permanent teeth and so it may be necessary to take out some permanent teeth to make space. Your dentist will tell you whether this is the case. Sometimes space can be created using other forms of treatment.

The length of treatment depends on how severe the problem is, and may take anything from a few months to two-and-a-half years. Most people can be treated in one to two years.

Your teeth can be damaged if they are not properly looked after during treatment. Appliances will not in themselves cause damage, but poor cleaning and too many sugary food and drinks can cause permanent damage. Brackets, wires and braces can trap food and cause more plaque than usual to build up. So the teeth and appliance need to be cleaned very thoroughly.

It is important to continue to have your teeth checked by your dentist while having orthodontic treatment. You also need to take extra care of your teeth and mouth:

  1. Clean your teeth carefully every day, including between your teeth where you can. Appliances are delicate and you need to make sure you clean them carefully so that they do not break. Your dentist or hygienist will be able to show you the special techniques to use depending on the appliance you are wearing.
  2. Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks. Avoid ‘snacking’ on foods or drinks containing sugars, and on fizzy drinks. Also, sticky and hard foods may damage the delicate orthodontic appliances.
  3. Brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and, if necessary, use a mouthwash. Your dentist or hygienist may recommend a fluoride toothpaste or application for you to use. Look for a product carrying the British Dental Health Foundation’s accreditation logo. This shows that the product has been checked by a panel of experts and does what it says on the packet.

Meet The Clinician

Dr Jas Singh

Orthodontist

Jas has been working as a dentist for 20 years after achieving his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’. Throughout his career, Jas has developed a special interest for orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry, which is why patients choose to come to him if they want a brighter, straighter smile. When it comes to straightening a patient’s teeth, Jas likes to focus on preserving the natural tooth. As an alternative to traditional metal braces, lots of Jas’s patients opt for ceramic tooth coloured brackets or Invisalign. Jas is a platinum elite doctor for Invisalign braces, having successfully treated over 500 patients. We use the latest scanning techniques, 3D modelling and dental monitoring apps to oversee the treatment.

Dr Jas Singh

Orthodontic Treatment Timeline

  • Initial Consultation:

    The patient schedules an initial consultation with Dr. Jas Singh to discuss orthodontic treatment options. Dr. Singh evaluates the patient's dental condition, takes X-rays, and discusses the patient's treatment goals and preferences. Based on the assessment, Dr. Singh recommends either Invisalign or 3M Clarity Advanced braces as suitable treatment options.
  • Treatment Planning:

    Dr. Singh develops a personalised treatment plan tailored to the patient's needs and preferences. For patients opting for Invisalign, digital impressions of the patient's teeth are taken to create a digital custom treatment plan. For patients choosing 3M Clarity Advanced braces, Dr. Singh designs a plan for the placement of the braces and any necessary adjustments.
  • Fitting Appointment:

    If the patient chooses Invisalign, they return to the clinic for a fitting appointment.

    Dr. Singh provides the patient with a series of custom-made clear aligners and instructs them on how to wear and care for the aligners.

     

    For patients opting for 3M Clarity Advanced braces, the placement appointment is scheduled.

    Dr. Singh attaches the clear braces to the patient's teeth using dental adhesive and wires them accordingly.

  • Treatment Progress:

    For both Invisalign and 3M Clarity Advanced braces, the patient wears the aligners or braces as instructed by Dr. Singh.

    The patient returns to the clinic periodically for progress checks and adjustments.

    In the case of Invisalign, the patient switches to a new set of aligners approximately every  week to gradually shift the teeth into the desired position.

  • Completion of Treatment:

    Once the teeth have reached their desired position, the active phase of orthodontic treatment is complete. For Invisalign patients, a final set of aligners may be provided for retention purposes to maintain the results. For 3M Clarity Advanced braces patients, the braces are removed, and any remaining adhesive is cleaned from the teeth.
  • Retention Phase:

    Dr. Singh provides the patient with retainers to wear as directed to prevent the teeth from shifting back to their original position. Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor the stability of the results and ensure the effectiveness of the retainers. Throughout the entire treatment journey, Dr. Jas Singh and the team provide personalised care and support to help the patient achieve a straighter, healthier smile using Invisalign or 3M Clarity Advanced braces.
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