We are excited to inform you about our advanced orthodontic treatment using state-of-the-art clear aligners. This innovative approach to orthodontics offers a discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional braces, allowing you to achieve a beautiful, straight smile with minimal impact on your daily life.
Clear aligners are a series of custom-made, transparent plastic trays that gradually move your teeth into their desired positions. They are designed using advanced computer imaging technology to ensure a precise and personalised treatment plan. Clear aligners are virtually invisible, removable, and offer a convenient and aesthetically pleasing solution for orthodontic correction.
Aesthetic Appeal: Clear aligners are transparent and blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, making them virtually invisible. This feature allows you to undergo orthodontic treatment discreetly without drawing attention to your braces.
Comfort and Convenience: Clear aligners are made from smooth and comfortable plastic materials, eliminating the need for metal wires or brackets that can cause discomfort or irritation. They are easily removable, allowing you to enjoy your favourite foods and maintain optimal oral hygiene by brushing and flossing with ease.
Customised Treatment: Each set of clear aligners is custom-made to fit your teeth precisely. Using advanced technology, we create a series of aligners that gradually shift your teeth into their desired positions. This customized approach ensures an effective and tailored treatment plan that meets your unique orthodontic needs.
Time-Saving: Clear aligners typically require fewer visits to the orthodontic office compared to traditional braces. You will receive multiple sets of aligners at each visit, eliminating the need for frequent adjustments. This feature is particularly beneficial for patients with busy schedules.
Predictable Results: The use of advanced computer imaging technology allows us to visualize the final outcome of your orthodontic treatment before it even begins. This predictive capability gives you a clear understanding of the expected results and enhances treatment efficiency.
Initial Consultation: During your initial consultation, our orthodontic team will evaluate your oral health, discuss your treatment goals, and determine if clear aligners are the right option for you. We will also take digital scans or impressions of your teeth to create a precise 3D model for treatment planning.
Custom Treatment Plan: Using the 3D model of your teeth, our orthodontists will design a customized treatment plan. This plan will show the step-by-step movement of your teeth and provide an estimation of the treatment duration.
Clear Aligner Fitting: Once your treatment plan is ready, you will receive a series of clear aligners. Each set of aligners is typically worn for about two weeks before progressing to the next set in the series. Our team will guide you on how to wear and care for your aligners properly.
Progress Monitoring: Throughout your treatment, we will schedule regular check-ups to monitor your progress and provide you with new sets of aligners. These appointments allow us to ensure that your teeth are moving as planned and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment.
Treatment Completion: Once you have completed wearing all the aligner sets, you will achieve the desired alignment of your teeth. To maintain your newly straightened smile, we may recommend the use of retainers to prevent any relapse and keep your teeth in their proper positions.
Fixed orthodontic treatment in Basildon is the traditional and effective solution for correcting dental misalignments.
Before clear aligners were invented, this was the only option for aligning teeth. Clear aligners have their limitations and are not suitable for treating all types of misalignments, especially when there are missing teeth and large gaps in the jaw are present.
There are choices of traditional metal components or tooth-coloured components, making braces less noticeable.
Whether you're seeking treatment for yourself or a loved one, we aim to educate and guide you through this transformative journey.
What is Fixed Orthodontic Treatment?
Fixed orthodontic treatment, commonly known as braces, is a specialised dental procedure designed to correct and align teeth that are misaligned, crowded, or have irregular spacing. It involves the use of brackets, wires, and other orthodontic appliances to gradually move the teeth into their desired positions.
Enhanced Aesthetics: One of the primary benefits of fixed orthodontic treatment is the improvement in dental aesthetics. By aligning your teeth, braces can enhance your smile, boost your self-confidence, and improve your overall facial appearance.
Improved Oral Health: Straight teeth are easier to clean and maintain, reducing the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems. Properly aligned teeth also contribute to better bite function and can alleviate jaw pain or discomfort.
Bite Correction: Fixed orthodontic treatment can address bite irregularities, such as overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites. By aligning the teeth and jaws, braces can improve overall oral function and alleviate strain on the jaw joints.
Long-Term Results: Once the fixed orthodontic treatment is complete, patients typically wear retainers to help maintain the newly achieved alignment. This helps ensure long-term results and prevent the teeth from shifting back to their original positions.
Consultation and Examination: During the initial consultation, our orthodontic specialist will evaluate your dental condition, discuss your concerns, and explain the treatment options available to you. X-rays, photographs, and dental impressions may be taken to aid in treatment planning.
Treatment Planning: Based on the examination results, a customized treatment plan will be created. This plan outlines the specific movements required to achieve optimal dental alignment and may include the use of braces, wires, elastics, or other orthodontic appliances.
Placement of Braces: Once the treatment plan is finalized, the braces will be bonded to your teeth using a dental adhesive. The orthodontist will carefully position the brackets on each tooth, and wires will be attached to guide tooth movement.
Adjustment and Monitoring: Throughout the treatment process, periodic adjustment appointments will be scheduled. During these visits, the orthodontist will make necessary wire changes and adjustments to ensure steady progress and address any issues that may arise.
Treatment Duration: The duration of fixed orthodontic treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case and individual factors. On average, treatment can last between 12 to 36 months. Your orthodontist will provide you with an estimated timeline specific to your situation.
Retention Phase: Once the desired alignment is achieved, the active treatment phase ends. However, it's crucial to wear retainers as prescribed by your orthodontist. Retainers help maintain the results by preventing teeth from shifting back to their original positions.
We're Here to Support You: Our dedicated team of orthodontic professionals is committed to providing exceptional care throughout your fixed orthodontic or clear aligners treatment journey. We understand that each patient is unique, and our goal is to deliver personalised treatment plans tailored to your specific needs.
If you're ready to embark on a transformative smile makeover or have any questions about fixed orthodontic treatment or clear aligners, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our experienced orthodontic team. Together, we can help you achieve a beautiful, confident smile that lasts a lifetime.