At Smile Dental Practice in Bromley, we have our own Orthodontist who specialises in a variety of braces for adults and children. From traditional metal braces, Invisalign, Damon braces, ceramic and Lingual braces (braces on the back of the teeth). Our Orthodontist qualified from King’s College London, one of the world’s prestigious Dental Institutes.
We understand that not everyone is suitable for Invisalign and will need fixed braces, especially if your case is complicated. We are happy to offer you a consultation with our Orthodontist to discuss your options and the process.
Whether you’d like to straighten your teeth, close some spaces or correct your bite. Our Orthodontist will discuss the different types of braces she can provide and which ones would be more suitable for you. She can explain the pros and cons of each different brace and the costs involved.
After you’ve had your consultation with our Orthodontist, our reception team will then discuss the payment options available to you, including further information on our 0% monthly instalment option.
If you’re not keen on the fixed, metal, traditional brace then Ceramic braces are a more discreet way of straightening your teeth using tooth coloured brackets and wires. Using clear brackets made of Porcelain, these are bonded on to your teeth. A thin wire is then used with the brackets and these together, help to move your teeth.
Lingual (hidden) braces are like fixed, traditional braces but are placed behind the back of your teeth as opposed to the front surfaces. During your consultation, the Orthodontist will discuss whether you are suitable for Lingual braces and then will discuss the process with you. These braces are the most discreet because they are placed on the inside of your teeth, so they are almost obscured from view. Lingual braces are a great option if you’re not keen on the appearance of braces in your mouth.
Although these braces may look like traditional fixed braces, Damon braces are a fantastic way to straighten your teeth and is usually quicker! Using the latest technology, Damon brackets reduce friction and allow the wire to move more freely, meaning some patients can see results after only 6 months. You can also get clear Damon braces, if you’d like to have a more discreet option. This also means there is no need for the use of rubber bands unlike the traditional brace.
Your Orthodontist will be able to discuss how this brace works and its benefits, during your orthodontic consultation.
Conventional fixed braces, commonly known as train tracks, consist of small metal brackets attached to front surfaces of your teeth. Each bracket has a wire going through which helps to move your teeth into the correct position.
If you’re keen to have any braces like Invisalign, Damon, lingual or ceramic but are worried about the cost. We currently provide a 0% finance up to 18 months, so you can spread the cost over monthly instalments at no extra charge. We can use our 3D iTero scanner to show you how your teeth can look with your gaps closed, your bite corrected and your teeth aligned.