Teeth straightening

More and more adults are enquiring about orthodontics (tooth straightening) these days - about a quarter of our orthodontic patients are aged 18 or over. 

We provide a wide range of appliances to help straighten mis-aligned or over-crowded teeth, including the very popular removable, see-through and virtually invisible aligners. 

We offer two types of Orthodontics to align teeth for a beautiful smile, Wired Orthodontics for a swift result and Smilelign with nearly invisible, removable braces. 

How your teeth look can affect your self confidence, and making the decision to straighten your teeth can be exciting and a little daunting. You may be excited about having a new, straight smile, but concerned about how you will look while your teeth are changing. At Haslemere Dental & Implant Clinic we offer traditional fixed braces, but we also have options for near-invisible teeth straightening solutions. No-one will know you are wearing braces, so you can keep smiling even through treatment.  

Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment is used to improve the appearance and alignment of your teeth, and can also be used to correct the bite of your teeth. If you’re concerned about crooked, overcrowded or protruding teeth, you should firstly seek advice from your Haslemere dentist. 

Whatever the reason behind your visit, there is a treatment to suit your needs. At Haslemere Dental & Implant Clinic we have a range of teeth straightening solutions, and will take the time to discuss your options to find the right one for you.

Retainers

Retainers are used after you have had your teeth straightened to ensure that they remain in their new straight position. It essential that retainers are worn as recommended by your Haslemere Dental & Implant Clinic dentist in Haslemere, in order to ensure you continue to enjoy your new, straighter smile.

There are 2 main types of retainer available:

  • Bonded retainers 
  • Removable retainers

Bonded retainers

A bonded retainer is fixed/bonded to your teeth and is not removable. It is fixed to the inside of your teeth so it is completely discrete. As bonded retainers are a permanent fixture, your teeth will stay in their new positions and will not be able to move back to where they were before. Bonded retainers do not require any special looking after, they are very easy to clean. You will simply need to brush your teeth as normal to make sure they stay clean.

  • Discrete
  • Minimum pain
  • Easy to clean
  • It is fixed so you can’t forget to put it back in
  • The patient has to carry on attending check-ups to make sure that the retainer is still fully functional

Removable retainers

Removable retainers can easily be taken out by the patient. The removable retainer functions in the same way as bonded retainers but they are not as discrete. 

We recommend that you wear your retainer for 20-22 hours a day, and that you only take it out to eat, drink and brush your teeth.

  • Easy to clean
  • Retainer has to be removed to eat and drink
  • Have to remember to put retainer back in after eating or teeth will begin to shift back into their original positions
  • Retainer is visible to others

Your local Haslemere dentist will discuss your need for retainers, and advise how long you should wear these each day (for removable retainers). Should you have any other questions, please get in touch on 01428 643506.

Treatments

Replacing teeth

Our Haslemere Dental & Implant Clinic dentists can help restore your confidence with replacements for missing teeth: from single implants to bridges, only you will know they’re there.

Treatments

Smile styling

Our Haslemere Dental & Implant Clinic dentists are experienced in restoring smiles and cosmetic dentistry. We use smart technology and expert techniques to achieve your dental goals.

Portman Dental Care Awards

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Dental Industry Award - Portman Dental Care
The Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
Private Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
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