Take control of your smile
Here at Kings Dental, the primary goal of our dental practice is to help our patients to take control over the way they look, and to understand the power of their smiles. Our smile, we feel, is one of our most valued social assets and something which dictates how we are perceived by others and plays a vital role in our daily lives. There are still far too many of our patients who are unaware of exactly the extent that seeking cosmetic orthodontics in Hammersmith has the potential to positively change their daily lives, and just how much benefit they could get from seeking treatment.
What is cosmetic orthodontics?
Many people still view orthodontics within the traditional parameters. The vast majority of us, when thinking about orthodontics as a whole, envision traditional metal braces. The cosmetic orthodontics in Hammersmith that we provide to our patients here at Kings Dental however, is in fact a world away from traditional braces. Cosmetic orthodontics is defined by being a dental procedure designed to correct misaligned or crooked teeth, for cosmetic reasons. Treatment typically involves the patient wearing a brace of some description, although they are all generally far less detectable and more discreet than wearing conventional, fused braces.
What are my cosmetic orthodontic options?
Many adults often refrain from seeking out orthodontic help that is greatly required, due to misconceptions about the options there are available to them. Cosmetic orthodontics in Hammersmith that we provide to our patients at Kings Dental gives them access to an entire range of discrete, cosmetic alignment options – each being designed to meet the parameters of our individual patients.
One such option which we offer to our patients is the Six Month Smiles method of orthodontic alignment. This is a procedure which aims to align a patient’s teeth in as short a timeframe as six months. The procedure works in a similar method to conventional braces – it involves the use of brackets which are fixed to the front of a patient’s teeth and connected via wires. The fundamental difference however, which is what separates this method of alignment as a ‘cosmetic’ procedure, is that both the wires and the brackets are made using a transparent and tooth-colored material. As such, they are far less visible when they are attached to the patient’s teeth.
Another method of cosmetic orthodontics which we offer here at Kings Dental is invisible braces. These are a relatively new form of treatment which does not involve the use of traditional practices and methodologies such as fused brackets or wires. This type of treatment instead only uses a transparent plastic retainer. This retainer is formed prior to treatment from a mould of each patient’s tooth shape. As a result, when it is worn over their teeth, it fits so perfectly that it becomes almost invisible. The process works through the use of deliberately placed pressure points that are built within the interior of the retainer, which – over the duration of the treatment – move the patient’s teeth to their desired alignment. Another massive attraction to this method of treatment is that the retainer can be removed throughout treatment, such as when eating or posing for a photograph.