At Southwest Dental Care, our London dentists offer traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners as orthodontic treatment options to help straighten your smile.
How Orthodontics Work
The overall goal of orthodontic treatment is the same for children, teenagers or adults – to straighten teeth so they look better and function better.
This can be achieved by using braces or clear aligners that apply gentle pressure to the teeth gradually shifting them into their corrected positions over a period of months or years.
Traditional braces are made of either metal or ceramic and have been used by dentists for decades to straighten patients' teeth. Recent advances in orthodontic treatment have resulted in braces which are lower profile, more comfortable and easier to care for than braces in previous generations.
How Braces Straighten Teeth
Braces use a system of brackets and wires to apply continuous pressure to the teeth over a period of time, slowly moving them into their new, corrected positions. As pressure is applied and the gradually teeth move, the supporting bone changes shape to accommodate the new positions of the teeth.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
With Invisalign clear orthodontic aligners, your teeth are gradually straightened using a series of individually customized, clear plastic aligners that are adjusted over a period of time.
Invisalign clear aligners offer the convenience of being removable, for those times when you'd prefer no one know that you are straightening your smile.
Similar in appearance to custom whitening trays, the aligners should be easy to remove and reinsert whenever it's time to eat or clean your teeth.
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LocationSouthwest Dental Care
- Monday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Tuesday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Wednesday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Thursday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Friday: 08:00 am - 02:00 pm
- Saturday: 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
- Sunday: Closed