A straight smile doesn’t just improve your appearance and restore your confidence, but it also improves your oral health too. When you choose to explore orthodontics in Fulham, you’re making an investment in your self-worth and the future of your teeth.
‘Orthodontics’ is a broad-brush term that encompasses a range of different treatments, all of which work in different ways and have distinct benefits. At New Smile Fulham, we offer three solutions to suit the needs of all our patients - read on to learn the ins and outs of each one:
First of all, what does ‘orthodontics’ mean?
Orthodontics is the process of straightening misaligned teeth using devices like braces and aligners. If you have overlapping teeth, an underbite, overbite, crossbite, open bite, protruding teeth, or any other kind of malocclusion, orthodontic treatment will help to guide your teeth back into the correct position.
You might consider straightening your smile if you’re unhappy with the way your crooked teeth look. Many patients feel self-conscious about having a misaligned smile, and feel that the treatment enhances their overall appearance.
But orthodontics is more than just an aesthetic treatment. Crooked teeth can cause issues like headaches, gum problems, sleep conditions, and speech issues. Harmful bacteria can also easily gather around the overlapping crevices between your teeth, so straightening them improves your oral health too.
How do I know which treatment is right for me?
Choosing between dental treatments can be hard enough at the best of times, especially if you don’t know how they all work. The right orthodontic treatment for you depends on the nature of your misalignment - how serious it is and the position of your teeth.
It also depends on the treatment experience you’re looking for. Some patients are worried about the appearance of visible wires and brackets, whereas for others, this isn’t a concern. For many patients, budgeting is a significant factor when considering treatment options.
Whatever your goals or your specific misalignment, we have a treatment for you. Here’s a simple breakdown of the solutions on offer at New Smile Fulham:
This advanced technology straightens teeth using a series of almost invisible, removable aligners that are tailor-made for your teeth. The solution is only available at private dental practices like New Smile Fulham.
Treatment is discreet, convenient and comfortable; each aligner needs to be worn for 20-22 hours a day and should be replaced every two weeks as your teeth gradually move towards the desired position.
Before you start Invisalign treatment, we will even take a 3D scan of your mouth to show you a simulation of what your smile could look like once complete!
Tooth-coloured braces are another discreet treatment alternative that may be more suitable for orthodontic cases such as crowding or spacing.
Although they are more visible than Invisalign, the stain-resistant ceramic material and reflective wires keep things as subtle as possible.
Treatment times can be faster with fixed braces, so they can be a good choice if you want to save time.
Traditional, metal ‘train track’ braces are an effective option for all patients – not just teenagers! Metal braces are a popular option at private Fulham dental practices like New Smile Fulham, especially for patients who can’t access NHS treatment because the crowding is too mild.
Invisalign and ceramic braces are more costly options, so metal braces are the best option for a perfectly straight smile on a budget. Plus, if you have more severe crowding, they might be the only treatment strong enough to move your teeth.
Still unsure? Come and see us!
Considering orthodontics in Fulham? The best way to know which treatment is tailor-made for you is to visit us for a consultation! Our Fulham dental practice is full of innovative equipment like 3D scanners, which we will use to take accurate scans of your teeth and gums to assess your misalignment and plan your orthodontic treatment down to every last detail.
The consultation is the perfect chance for you to speak through your options and make an informed decision about the right one for you. We always schedule a consultation with our patients before any treatment.
There’s no need to travel for treatment
We offer expert treatment at our local Fulham dental clinic - you can find us inside Sainsbury’s on Townmead Road, SW6 2SY.
Our friendly team provides the highest possible level of care and we always strive to make your appointments as comfortable as possible.
Contact us to start your journey towards a straighter, more confident smile!