Orthodontist Bexleyheath, Kent

Our dentists provide treatment options to improve the position and alignment of your teeth.

Braces and a Variety of Clear Aligner Systems That Suit Your Needs

At Dental Elegance, we want every patient to achieve a beautiful and natural smile. Orthodontic treatment helps correct teeth that are crooked, crowded, stick out, or affect the way your teeth look and function. Often, straightening teeth can enhance a smile, correct occlusion, and make teeth healthier overall.

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Years ago, straighter teeth were the result of metal braces — a long-term treatment that was often uncomfortable and expensive for patients. The advent of clear braces systems has made orthodontics much more pleasant and discreet. Additionally, these barely-noticeable orthodontic options have increased the number of adult orthodontic patients we treat; however, we see patients of all ages to help them correct the positioning of their teeth.

We serve the unique needs of each patient, and therefore we recognise the importance of offering several orthodontic options. The orthodontic treatment we recommend is based on the complexity of your case, your age, and the treatment technique itself.

At our Sidcup dentists we offer SureSmile Aligners, Clear Correct Aligners, Reveal Aligners, Invisalign, Inman Aligners, ClearSmile Aligners, and ClearSmile Braces.

Invisalign™ Braces

Smart, convenient, and nearly invisible, Invisalign Braces revolutionised the cosmetic dentistry industry with their discreet tooth straightening options.

Invisalign braces treatment uses a series of custom-made, clear aligner trays to gradually straighten your teeth. These removable plastic trays are worn 20 to 22 hours each day, and can be taken out as-needed to eat, drink, and clean your teeth. Thanks to over two decades of innovation, Invisalign eliminates the discomfort associated with aligning teeth.

Unlike traditional braces that use wires and brackets, our Invisalign in Kent has barely noticeable trays that apply the necessary pressure to move teeth. Each Invisalign aligner adds controlled force to specific parts of your teeth. Every few weeks, you switch to the next aligner tray in the series. The treatment can last as little as six months, or up to two years.

Contact our practice to learn more about Invisalign cost and treatment performed by our orthodontists in Bexleyheath, Kent.

Invisalign Treatment by our Bexleyheath Orthodontists

Every orthodontic treatment begins with a consultation. If you decide that Invisalign is the treatment that suits you best, our team maps out a customised treatment plan for you.

After an examination, X-rays, dental impressions, and pictures, Invisalign technicians create a 3D digital image of your teeth. This information forms the foundation of your treatment plan. The digital imaging allows us to show you how your teeth will move, and what the outcome should look like before we even have your aligner trays made.

Once your aligner trays are ready, we will have you try them on with the dentist. We always ensure a proper fit and provide instructions before you leave our practice. To keep your progress on track, you will return to the practice every few weeks. These follow-up appointments are quick, as we use this time to make sure your teeth are moving as projected, and provide you with the next few aligner trays.

Depending on how things progress with your first series of trays, we may issue another set to fine-tune your smile. Once we have reached the desired alignment of your teeth, you will be given a retainer to wear at night to keep your newly-straightened teeth from migrating back to previous positions.

Inman Aligners

The Inman Aligner offers an alternative to traditional porcelain veneers by simply aligning the front teeth efficiently and cost effectively. The Inman Aligner gives patients an amazing alternative treatment option to undergo smile transformations without being harmful to teeth, especially for our ABB (Align, Bleach, and Bond) Smile Makeover patients.

A removable Inman Aligner uses tiny hi-tech springs that push the teeth together from both sides gently and efficiently. Unlike most other orthodontic systems, the springs are constantly pushing — which makes the Inman Aligner work so quickly. For many patients, the treatment time ranges from as little as 6 to 18 weeks.

Inman Aligners provide truly conservative, no-compromise cosmetic dentistry for the majority of patients. This teeth-straightening system has been described as the biggest breakthrough in cosmetic dentistry of the millennium.

Invented in the US by Donal Inman CDT, the Inman Aligner was initially used in limited situations, mainly by orthodontists. In 2004, Dr Tif Qureshi started using and developing the Aligner far more extensively to straighten teeth for veneer patients. As such, this technique had an impressive effect on the traditional techniques of veneer-based cosmetic dentistry.

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Why Choose Dental Elegance for the Inman Aligner?

Tif was the first dentist in the UK to pioneer the Inman Aligner, and he has completed thousands of cases since then. For many years, he has taught the Inman Aligner system to dentists around the globe. Every dentist at Dental Elegance is trained and certified to use the Inman Aligner system. As a practice, our orthodontists in Kent are the most experienced with the Inman Aligner system in the UK.

An Overview of Inman Aligner Treatment

Our certified dentists will help determine if the Inman Aligner is a suitable treatment for you. If you decide to proceed with this orthodontic treatment, we will do a full examination and take impressions of your teeth. The dental laboratory uses this information to fabricate your bespoke Inman Aligner.

We will have you come to our dental practice for an initial fitting of the Aligner with one of our orthodontists in Kent, and ask you to return every few weeks, so we can track your progress. You will need to wear the aligner every day for a minimum of 16 hours, only taking it out for brief periods at a time. By following your treatment plan, your Inman aligner before and after photos will show a dramatic improvement in your smile.

Once treatment concludes, we will provide you with a retainer to prevent relapse.

Contact our UK dental practice to learn more about Inman Aligner cost and treatment.

Advantages of the Inman Aligner

The appliance works at a remarkable speed, straightening teeth in as little as 6 to 18 weeks.

The Inman Aligner is easy to use, and the brace takes only seconds to remove for eating, drinking, and cleaning.

It comes with great value and a relatively low cost compared to the other orthodontic techniques

The brace only needs to be worn 16 to 20 hours each day.

You can use the Inman Aligner as a retainer.

The Aligner is virtually invisible.

ClearSmile Aligners

Another barely-noticeable alternative to fixed braces are ClearSmile Aligners. These clear plastic aligners gradually guide your teeth into position, producing incredible aesthetic results. Our dentists work with the ClearSmile laboratory to plan the movement of your teeth to ensure predictable results.

The ClearSmile Aligner system consists of a series of precision aligners designed to provide maximum comfort and flexibility for you. Built for easy, gradual teeth straightening, ClearSmile Aligner trays do not rely on brackets or wires for treatment. Each aligner in the series brings your smile closer to the desired straightness.

These removable orthodontic trays come out in seconds whenever you need to eat, drink, or clean your teeth. Reinsert the trays following these activities to keep your progress on track.

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How long is ClearSmile Aligner Treatment?

Treatment time for ClearSmile Aligners varies according to the individual. On average, patients typically complete this orthodontic treatment within 18 months. The length of treatment hinges on your commitment to wear the aligner trays as directed.

Wear each aligner for two weeks at a time, before replacing it with the next aligner in the series. You should wear each aligner for at least 22 hours per day for optimum results.

During the treatment process, we will ask you to come see our orthodontists in Kent every six to eight weeks for scheduled check-ins and adjustments.

Choose Dental Elegance for Your ClearSmile Aligner Treatment

Our patients deserve the best orthodontic care. Our expertise in the ClearSmle Aligner system is vast; we are directly involved in teaching this system worldwide.

Dental Elegance offers complimentary consultations for orthodontic patients, and we can recommend the treatments that will be best suited to your particular needs. Our impeccable team of high-end dental professionals has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in creating beautiful smiles.

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ClearSmile Clear Braces

Change your smile rapidly and discreetly with ClearSmile’s quick and aesthetic alternative to metal braces. The ClearSmile Brace is a rapid and aesthetic orthodontic system that focuses mainly on straightening the front 10 teeth. The speed and less visible appearance of ClearSmile Brace make it a highly appealing option that can fit anyone’s lifestyle.

These braces use Ni-Ti, a material with shape-memory, which ensures the wire returns to its original shape regardless of how it’s bent. Ni-Ti creates the gentle forces used to move your teeth to the desired position. These fixed braces are an excellent alternative for patients who may forget to reinsert aligners, have more complex teeth movements, or would like fewer repeat appointments.

ClearSmile brace brackets are clear, making them much less visible than traditional metal braces. The wires with this system are coated white rather than the metal silver associated with fixed braces, making them blend it better against your teeth.

Clear Braces Treatment at Dental Elegance

At your orthodontic treatment consultaion, we will make recommendations based on which treatments are best suited to you. Once you decide to move forward with ClearSmile Braces treatment, we have you back for a fitting appointment.

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Your fitting lasts up to two hours. During the appointment, we apply gentle adhesive to your teeth, and carefully attach the ClearSmile Brace brackets and wires. We will advise you on everything you need to know to take care of your new braces, and ensure treatment progresses well.

Every six to eight weeks, we will have you return to our orthodontists in Sidcup, Kent. These appointments enable us to check on your progress, and make any necessary adjustments.

In general, treatment time for ClearSmile Braces ranges from 18 to 24 months, depending on the complexity of your case.

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Beautiful Smiles Start with a Consultation with our Orthodontists in Kent

Looking for an orthodontist in Bexleyheath? We have improved many smiles in the area, and we have an excellent reputation for providing top class cosmetic dentistry services to our patients. If you would like to learn more about what is possible for the aesthetics of your smile, please contact our practice or request an appointment by calling 020 8850 8820.

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