Invisalign Process Time | How Long Does Invisalign Take?

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Invisalign Process Time – How Long Does Invisalign Take?

Understanding How Long Braces Take to Work

Invisalign process time All braces are designed to straighten your teeth in different ways, with some taking longer than others. The majority of patients aren’t excited by idea of wearing braces for too long, they want quick results with minimal invasiveness.

Fortunately, modern treatments have advanced so much that all orthodontic treatments have relatively quick turn around times (at least in comparison to how long they used to). Due to the advancements within the orthodontic industry (Invisalign included), some treatments are able to see results within months, sometimes even weeks, as opposed to years.

However, it’s important to understand that some treatments may not be appropriate for some patients and that every patient’s treatment plan is unique to their needs. This means that no patient will experience the same treatment timeline, and therefore there is no ‘one timeline for all’ concept.

What Braces Work Fastest?

invisalign time process While all braces treatments are designed to straighten teeth in different ways, some are able to offer faster treatment options. Generally speaking, Invisalign is understood to be the fastest braces treatment. This is because Invisalign is typically used for treating minor cases, meaning only 20-30 sets of aligners are required over 6-8 months (roughly).

Other braces treatments, such as fixed braces (metal and lingual) usually take longer because fixed braces move teeth individually and require monthly check-ups and re-wiring to ensure the alignment process is going smoothly. While you will still have to arrange check-ups with your orthodontist for Invisalign, there’s no re-wiring because your aligner sets eliminate the need for rewiring.

It’s important to remember that treatment options vary greatly from patient to patient, and while Invisalign is widely believed to be the fastest treatment option, your orthodontist will always pick the treatment most appropriate for you.

How the Invisalign Process Works

invisalign time process The Invisalign process works slightly differently to traditional teeth straightening treatments.

First, your orthodontist will take impressions of your teeth, and these impressions are used to create your Invisalign aligners. After your digital scans/impressions has been taken, you will be given your aligners.

The Invisalign system uses these clear aligners to slowly push teeth back into their natural positions. Each of your Invisalign sets (or trays) will be switched out for a new set every two weeks (or so advised by your orthodontist). You will have to return to visit your orthodontist or dentist every 4-6 weeks to ensure your Invisalign treatment is working. If patients adhere to wearing their aligners for the recommended 22 hours a day, they will see faster results.

Additionally, one of the biggest bonuses that comes with Invisalign is that they’re comfortable to wear and removable. Unlike other traditional treatments, that are fixed and can sometimes prove uncomfortable at times (however, these issues are rare and very easily fixed).

How Many Invisalign Aligners Do I Need?

invisalign time process The amount of Invisalign aligners you will need depends on the extent of your treatment. For example, those who only require minimal teeth straightening may be given a set of 10-20 aligners, whereas those with more complex cases will benefit more with 40-50 sets of aligners. On average, patients usually require between 20-30 sets of aligners.

Again, this depends on the treatment plan discussed with your orthodontist. You will be able to find out more about your treatment during your consultation and you will also be given a detailed treatment plan to adhere to.

Is Invisalign Painful?

invisalign time process If your Invisalign aligners are formed correctly, you should experience no pain while wearing them. Invisalign is generally believed to be the least painful teeth straightening treatment because of their simple structure and because they don’t involve the use of wiring or brackets. You may experience some very minor discomfort during the initial stages of wearing your aligners, but this is entirely natural and should fade as your teeth become use to the aligners.

Invisalign Treatment with Splash Orthodontics

Our resident orthodontist Iain Hoeltschi specialises in Invisalign treatments and is able to treat complex cases using the Invisalign treatment. You can book your free consultation today by simple clicking the ‘Free Consultation’ option on our page.

If you’d like to know more about how our Invisalign treatment plans can help you, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today.

News 14/12/18: How VR is helping flyers and dental patients calm down

A Man Was Using a 4,000 Year Old Indus Valley Pot to Hold Toothbrushes

When Karl Martin of Derbyshire, England picked up a pair of pots for £4 (US$5) at a car boot sale, all he wanted was a nice jar to put his toothbrush in. And for five years, that’s precisely what he had.

Imagine his surprise when that toothbrush jar, decorated with a painted antelope, turned out to be an ancient artefact of the Indus Valley Harappan Civilisation, dating back to around 4,000 years ago.

Head over to Science Alert to find out more on the find.

How VR is helping flyers and dental patients calm down

When Shaun Denis wants to relax at work, he steps into a quiet room, outfitted with a few ferns and a chair. He slips on a virtual-reality headset and a pair of noise-cancelling headphones, and escapes to the beach.

For Denis, the CEO of Ottawa, Canada-based real estate firm Umber Realty, those minutes are for solitary meditation. They’re a tool he relies on regularly to both relieve and prevent stress.

He’s not the only one at his company to use the room, known internally as “the retreat.” The company set it up six months ago so workers could use an Oculus Go headset to watch a moon walk, take a virtual roller-coaster ride or access a meditation app.

For more on VR flyers, head over to Edition.

Ask the Dentist: Energy drink ban would help but we need to educate teens about them

The debate about banning energy drinks being sold to children has raised its head again. Academics from Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, have called for the UK government to consider restricting the sale of energy drinks to under-16s after finding that they are being sold to children “cheaper than water and pop”.

The dangers of energy drinks are well documented, with evidence indicating that regular or heavy use by under-18s is detrimental to their teeth and overall health.

The Irish News reports the full story here.

People Throw Out Billions of Plastic Toothbrushes Every Year. This Founder Wants to Fix That

Paper straws are now a thing–and founder Christina Ramirez is taking on plastic toothbrushes, with her six-year-old company Plus Ultra, which makes toothbrushes from biodegradable bamboo. Plus Ultra debuted at 33 Whole Foods locations in December 2012. It’s now in more than 300 stores across the U.S., revenue is expected to top $2 million this year–and Ramirez is working on a bamboo head for electric toothbrushes.

The idea came to Ramirez, who’s 33, in 2006, when she was attending the University of California. Her class, she says, was told “to create a company that addressed a global problem.” She wrote a business plan for a bamboo-toothbrush company–people throw out billions of plastic toothbrushes every year–but shelved it “to get a job in marketing, something with a 401(k).”

More on this story can be found over at INC.

News 07/12/18: More than 60,000 children have not seen a dentist in the past year in West Sussex

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‘I tried desperately to find an NHS dentist but instead I found five-year waiting lists’

braces news decemberIt started with a raging toothache. My partner and I had just moved to a small village near Carmarthen and, as we were settling in, his problems began.

Suddenly, the need to register with a dentist moved sharply up the to-do list.

But as we started to call dentists it became painfully clear this was not going to be an easy task.

As an emergency treatment was needed, he plumped for a private practice.

But as I continued the ring-round for myself, a grim picture emerged.

Fore more on this story, click here.

More than 60,000 children have not seen a dentist in the past year in West Sussex

braces news decemberMore than 60,000 children have not seen a dentist in the past year in West Sussex

NHS data shows 37 per cent of children in West Sussex did not have a dental check-up in the 12 months to September 2018, compared with the 41 per cent average across England.

Head over to the Worthing Herald for more news on this topic.

Revealed: Why wonky teeth could be bad for your heart and lungs

braces news decemberAs a self-conscious adolescent, the idea of having braces horrified Caroline Bishop — the thought of the pain and the ugly metal ‘train tracks’ made her cringe.

So, against dentists’ advice, she chose to live with her wonky teeth and overbite.

But, as we age, our gums can weaken and teeth move — so, over the years, Caroline’s overbite became far more pronounced.

That’s why, two years ago, at the ‘grand old age of 55’, Caroline decided to take her oral health seriously and spoke to her dentist about a brace.

You can read the full story here.

Homeless people can get free teeth cleaning, haircuts and showers at this North Dublin city dental clinic

A dental clinic in Dublin is offering free teeth cleaning for homeless people next month.

Perfect Smiles dental surgery in Dublin 1 is offering the services as part of its 3rd annual homeless day.

There will also be haircuts provided by Sammy from City Barbers in Eastwall.

Head over to Dublin Live for more information.

News 30/11/18: Nearly half of all adults in Leeds haven’t seen an NHS dentist for two years

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Student accepts more than £10,000 after dentist incorrectly fitted braces on her teeth

orthodontics news novemberA university student has accepted more than £10,000 after a dentist incorrectly fitted braces on her teeth which she wore for four years.

Daniella Riches, 18, said she was left with severe jaw pain after she received orthodontic treatment in 2012 when she was 12.

Miss Riches was told by her dentist Nicholas Waldron it would take between 12 and 18 months for her teeth to straighten.

But she said over the next four years she had trouble eating and became increasingly self conscious as school friends told her that her teeth looked “wonky”.

Read the full article over at The Telegraph.

Nearly half of all adults in Leeds haven’t seen an NHS dentist for two years

braces news novemberNew data shows that as of September this year only 333,074 over-18s in Leeds had seen an NHS dentist in the previous 24 months.

That works out as 54.1 per cent of the adult population, marking a drop from 55 per cent in September 2016.

The figures from NHS Ditigal only refer to people seeing NHS dentists – not those who arrange private care. While the NHS is obliged to offer ‘clinically necessary’ dental treatment, dentists are not required to carry out work for the NHS.

Head over to Leeds Live to find out more.

Health Secretary urged to act as thousands in Norfolk left without a dentist

braces news novemberThe British Dental Association has called on Health Secretary Matt Hancock to tackle a crisis in access to dental services that is forcing new patients in Norfolk to travel over 60 miles.

The call comes ahead of the closure of two practices in Snettisham and East Harling this week that will leave over 7,000 patients struggling to find NHS dentists taking on new patients.

Coastal Dental Practice in Snettisham, run by provider Mydentist, will close on November 30 leaving patients searching for an alternative practice.

You can continue reading the full article over at EDP24.

Overlapping teeth could increase risk of cardiovascular disease and lung infections

orthodontics news novemberA self-conscious adolescent, the idea of having braces horrified Caroline Bishop – the thought of the pain and the ugly metal train tracks made her cringe. So, against dentists’ advice, she chose to live with her wonky teeth and overbite.

But, as we age, our gums can weaken and teeth move, so, over the years, Bishop’s overbite became far more pronounced. That’s why, two years ago, at the age of 55, she decided to take her oral health seriously and spoke to her dentist about a brace. “I just couldn’t put it off any longer,” said Bishop, a mother of two from Reading in the UK. “As well as hating how they looked, I was told my teeth could cause health issues in the future, too.”

You can continue reading about the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in relation to oral health here.

News 23/11/18: The astonishing number of Birmingham adults who haven’t been to the dentist for years

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Never wake up tired again: Dentist reveals how a $2 piece of TAPE can be the key to a good night’s sleep

orthodontic news novemberIf you’re struggling to sleep through the night and waking up tired, mouth breathing could be to blame.

Thankfully, Australian dentist Dr Ron Ehrlich says training yourself out of the habit is key to a more restful night’s slumber – and suggests a simple $2 trick to assist.

‘It’s not enough to just put your head on the pillow,’ Dr Ehrlich said on Sunrise. ‘If you are waking up and you are still tired, then that’s a serious issue.’

Dr Ehrlich suggests using a simple strip of paper tape placed across the mouth to promote correct nasal breathing.

For more information on this case, head over to The Daily Mail.

The astonishing number of Birmingham adults who haven’t been to the dentist for years

orthodontics news novemberMore than half of all adults in Birmingham haven’t seen an NHS dentist for two years.

Dentists’ leaders said the figures showed the government was putting “cost-cutting” ahead of people’s dental health.

Data published by NHS Digital today shows that, as of September this year, only 418,814 over-18s in Birmingham had seen an NHS dentist in the previous 24 months.

That works out as 49.8 per cent of the adult population.

The figure has fallen from 51.3 per cent in September 2016.

Find out more at Birmingham Mail.

Ask the Dentist: Is having root-filled teeth removed necessarily the right decision?

orthodontist news novemberShould I have all my root filled teeth removed? There’s a trend emerging for some people who are skeptical about having root canals done in their teeth to opt to have their teeth removed. The question is, is this the right decision?

There is a tube running inside a tooth which contains the nerve and blood vessels of the tooth. When a tooth gets banged or decay reaches the inner nerve canal tube, the nerve dies, the contents breakdown into pus and an abscess forms.

Read the whole story at Irish News.

No NHS dentists in South Lakes area taking on new patients, claims MP Tim Farron

dentist news novemberHe claimed the situation was so bad, there were virtually no vacancies for adults with any NHS dentist in the area, and that while a limited number were taking on children as patients, there was still a severe shortage of places for under 18s.

“This is nothing short of a local crisis,” said Mr Farron. “I am receiving numerous letters a week from constituents who are finding it impossible to access a dentist on the NHS.

For more information on this story, head over to NW Email.

News 16/11/18: ‘Why are so many adults having braces?’

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Almost two year wait for routine dental check up blamed on dentist shortage — although health bosses say they’ve employed more

orthodontics news novemberA patient at My Dentist, Pyle Street, Newport, booked a check-up for November, following a routine dental appointment in January this year.

But last week she received a letter cancelling the appointment and advising her to call the surgery.

She was told the next available appointment was September next year.

She was told she could see a hygeinist is June — but it would cost £50.

For the full story, head over to IWCP.

Millionaire former dentist, 80, who used to be Lewis Hamilton’s neighbour drowned himself in bath at his £2.4m home after complaining of insomnia

orthodontic news novemberAn 80-year-old millionaire who was a former neighbour of racing legend Lewis Hamilton, drowned himself in the bath after complaining of insomnia and night tremors.

Brian Lee ‘been depressed recently’ and had sent a close friend a message asking them to say a prayer for him the night before he took his own life, an inquest heard.

The retired dentist had previously studied at King’s College and had practised for around 20 years, at one point having his own surgery in Hertfordshire. It was around this time that he lived in Tewin, where he was a neighbour of Lewis Hamilton.

The Daily Mail reports the whole story here.

‘Take Your Children to the Dentist!’

dentist news novemberTwenty-seven children seen from 2015 to 2017 needed surgery under anaesthetic due to decay

Going to the dentist is often something that is put off, but reports on tooth decay that we’ve featured over the last few weeks show this issue needs to be treated with more urgency.

Specialists at King’s College Hospital are appealing for parents and also teachers to look out for signs of severe dental decay. It’s pretty shocking that they’re talking about severe decay in young children.

Southwark News reports on the full article here.

Why are so many adults having braces?

dentist news novemberIn an article on an 18th-century tooth-puller, historian Colin Jones claimed that “the list of Great Dates in Dentistry is largely unknown, I wager, outside the serried ranks of the dental profession”.

In subsequent work, Jones demonstrated the important relationship between beauty standards and the development of dentistry in 18th-century Paris. One of the great dates in dentistry seems of continued importance for the pursuit of the beautiful smile: when were braces for straightening teeth invented?

Read the full article from The Irish Times here.

Invisalign Cost Comparison

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Invisalign Cost

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Invisalign is the most expensive braces option because of its low invasiveness and discrete design. Invisalign treatments vary depending on where your dentist is based and your specific requirements. Some Invisalign costs can start as little as £2,500 if you only require minimal treatment. However, for more complex cases, your Invisalign cost may fall in the region of £3,000 – £6,000 but this will be up to the discretion of your orthodontist.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Your Invisalign cost is determined by a few factors, specifically the extent of the alignment your teeth require and the number of Invisalign aligners you need during your course of treatment. There is never ‘one cost’ for Invisalign, as each patient will require a treatment specific to their current teeth alignment. You may find that typical Invisalign costs are between £2,500 (for minor treatment) and nearing £6,000 for more complex cases. Again, your final Invisalign price will be decided during your consultation with your orthodontist.

Invisalign Cost for Top Teeth Only

Sometimes patients feel as if they only require Invisalign treatment for their top teeth. This treatment is known as Invisalign Express and is often recommended to patients who don’t necessarily require the full Invisalign treatment and are only looking to straighten their top teeth.

Before this Invisalign treatment can be considered, you will need to have a consultation with your orthodontist. Your orthodontist will then assess the alignment of both your top and bottom teeth to see if you qualify for Invisalign Express treatment. The treatment follows the same process as regular Invisalign, the only difference being one mould is made for your top teeth (or bottom, depending on your requirements). If your orthodontist thinks your alignment may be too severe for Invisalign, then fixed braces may be an alternative option.

Common misalignment issues include:

  • Overcrowding of teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crooked teeth

If your alignment problem isn’t severe, then it’s likely you will be an appropriate candidate for both Invisalign treatment and Invisalign Express. Again, you will be given more guidance on your treatment options from your orthodontist during your consultation.

Why Choose Invisalign?

orthodontist cost comparisonInvisalign is currently the most popular teeth straightening treatment in the dental and orthodontic industry. Invisalign’s main advantage over traditional braces is that the treatment is discrete and the Invisalign clear aligners are removable. This means patients are able to eat and drink anything because the invisible aligners can be taken out between meals.

While Invisalign hasn’t been around for as long as fixed braces, Invisalign treatments have seen positive success rates. For more serious or complex tooth straightening cases, some dentists may opt for a fixed braces route, as they have a proven track record. However, while Invisalign is often used to treat ‘minor’ teeth straightening cases, it can be used to treat complex cases if your orthodontist specialises in Invisalign treatments.

Our resident orthodontist Dr Iain Hoeltschi specialises in Invisalign treatments and is, therefore, able to treat even the most complex cases using Invisalign. You may find that other practices won’t attempt to treat certain patients using Invisalign because they aren’t able to create the mould, however, Dr Hoeltschi uses a bespoke moulding technique to ensure that every patient’s aligners are designed to precise measurements.

Invisalign Cost Comparison: London and Brighton

orthodontist cost comparisonInvisalign costs and general dentistry treatment costs in London is more expensive than anywhere else in the UK. From data taken from clinic comparison site What Clinic, the cheapest city to have a dental checkup is Birmingham (£31) followed by Milton Keynes (£62). However, while the average price for a checkup in London is £53, research reveals that private dentists in London are the most expensive, with one clinic charging a staggering £185 for a routine checkup.

For Invisalign, the average cost in London after analysing the prices of 10 different clinics (using What Clinic) was £2,770.9. Brighton’s average Invisalign cost, however, amounted to just £2,004.5.

Splash Orthodontics’ Invisalign costs start from just £1,900 and every patient has the option to repay the cost through weekly or monthly repayments. Additionally, we also offer our Finance 4 Patients scheme, where patients are able to choose how they pay for their Invisalign treatment (or any orthodontic treatment). We offer Invisalign and dental treatment finance packages from £250 to £15,000.

Invisalign Cost for UK Students

orthodontist cost comparisonInvisalign is currently the most popular teeth straightening option for teenagers. This is because Invisalign is the only truly ‘invisible’ braces option on the market. This discreteness is the main reason they’re popular with younger patients; being ‘invisible’ and removable allows them more freedom than with fixed or lingual braces.

Invisalign Discounts for Students

In regards to Invisalign costs for UK students, it’s rare you’ll find an orthodontist that offers a discount for such a service. Students aren’t typically offered discounts or special offers for Invisalign, but clinics usually offer payment plans to help spread your Invisalign cost over weeks, months or years.

We display our Invisalign costs on our treatments page. Invisalign costs can be expensive, which is why dentists and orthodontists are now obliged to display a price list so patients aren’t faced with a nasty surprise post-treatment.

Who Offers Invisalign Discount?

The NHS may offer discount Invisalign costs for UK students under exceptional circumstances (mainly relating to their physical or mental health), but again, this is rare. Visiting or contacting your local NHS will help you understand more about Invisalign costs and any potential discounts you may be eligible for.

Post-Invisalign Costs for Students

If you are considering going down the route of Invisalign, our treatment plan is tailored to ensuring all students receive exceptional service and aftercare plans. We understand that visiting an orthodontist can sometimes be a daunting prospect, which is why our free, no-obligation consultations have been created. Your consultation with our team and resident orthodontist Dr Iain Hoeltschi will be extremely beneficial to the future of your oral health.

You will be able to ask any questions or raise any concerns regarding your Invisalign costs or treatment plan. Together, you and our team will discuss your Invisalign treatment plan and your expectations post-procedure.

You will also be able to arrange a date for the treatment, as well as discuss your Invisalign cost plans. Our team takes pride in their exceptional customer service and experience, and will do everything they can to ensure your visit is informative and relaxed.

Aftercare Cost for Invisalign

When you finish your treatment with traditional braces (fixed and lingual braces) you will be given a retainer to ensure your teeth remain in their new alignment. Retainers are an essential part of the braces process, just because your teeth have a new position, doesn’t mean they’re going to remain in those positions forever. As we age, our physicality changes and the same goes for our teeth, it’s part of the inevitable, natural aging process.

Although Invisalign treatment offers discrete teeth straightening, your aftercare treatment will involve using a retainer. Again, like with any aftercare brace routine, the retainer is to ensure your teeth do not fall back into their previous positions. Just because Invisalign aligners are made from plastic doesn’t mean your teeth won’t shift back into their previous positions over time.

The good news, however, is that you’ll only have to wear your retainer for a short period after your Invisalign treatment has ended. How long you wear the retainer for is up to the discretion of your orthodontist but in most cases, it’s every night for at least one month. In some cases, patients will be able to wear their retainers for just a few nights per week but this depends entirely on your teeth’s previous and current alignment.

There are two main types of retainer:

Fixed retainers: these retainers are not removable, and instead, are fixed to the back of your teeth (the tongue side) and consist of a thin metal wire that is glued to the back of your teeth. These retainers work in a similar way to lingual braces, in that they offer an exceptional degree of control and they’re hidden behind your teeth.

Removable retainers: as their name suggests, these retainers are removable and come in two primary forms: the Hawley retainer (most popular form) and a clear retainer that looks similar to an Invisalign tray. The Hawley retainer looks almost completely plastic aside from the thin, metal wire running throughout its structure. They’re very easy to apply and wear and are preferred by dentists and patients alike. They comfortable and made from an incredibly durable shell, meaning they have a similar effect to traditional fixed or lingual braces.

Insurance Plans Covering Invisalign

If you are already covered by a dental plan or dental insurance, your insurance should cover Invisalign treatment. Of course, we advise you check your insurance’s terms and conditions before going ahead with treatment. You may find that your insurance won’t cover the entire Invisalign treatment plan but they may cover some of the treatment cost. Again, check your insurance policy to ensure you have the necessary Invisalign treatment coverage.

Call Today for an Appointment

orthodontist cost comparisonFor more information on how our Invisalign costs, or how our Invisalign treatment can help you, feel free to get in touch via our contact form or call us today. Our team is happy to discuss monthly payment plans and insurance plans covering Invisalign.

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Are You Looking for an Orthodontist in Kent?

At Splash Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to offering specialist orthodontic treatment to our patients throughout the county of Kent.

Situated in both Hove and Kent, Splash Orthodontics have been operating in these areas for over 20 years and our team are always looking for new ways to improve and adapt our orthodontic approach. Our work focuses on transforming the ways patients look and feel about their teeth and their smile. We believe that a good smile follows good hygiene, and our staff are dedicated to ensuring that we meet the high expectations of every client who walks through our door.

Our Orthodontic Service in Kent

Our primary aim is to make sure that all the clients we treat feel safe, secure and confident that we can deliver exceptional results. To ensure we meet these aims, we have some of the most experienced dental staff in the country onboard, coupled with the latest orthodontic technology.

Splash Orthodontics love the work they do and enjoy accompanying every patient on their teeth straightening journey. We will work together, with you, to help you achieve a confidence and smile you can be proud of.

Our Orthodontic Treatment in Kent

Orthodontic treatment KentOur team have over 50 years combined experience in the orthodontic industry and specialise in a wide variety of brace options in Kent. Below are the brace options we offer at our Kent-based clinic:

Invisalign

For those who do not like the idea of fixed braces (one’s you cannot remove), then Invisalign may be the option for you. Invisalign gives you the option to straighten your teeth without braces. The system uses a series of removable, clear aligners which gradually straighten your teeth, without the inclusion of wires.

Fixed Braces

Fixed braces are an incredibly popular choice for straightening a patient’s teeth because they offer a high degree of control over the positioning of the teeth. Fixed braces consistently produce excellent results which has made them a mainstay in dental and orthodontic practices.

Lingual Braces

Known as ‘invisible braces’ – lingual braces are positioned behind your teeth, giving them a discreet advantage over metal braces. They work in the same way as metal or ceramic fixed braces, the only major difference being their visibility. They have become a popular option for those who do not feel comfortable having their braces constantly on show.

Early Treatment

We encourage children to have orthodontic treatment by the time they turn 11. This can help us identify any issues they may encounter in the future and offer treatment that will encourage a natural growth passage. We won’t necessarily start treatment at the age of 11, we simply advise that your child sees us then so that we can assess if anything does need to be done.

Teen Treatment

Many teenage patients visit our clinic and not all of them want to be there! We understand that braces during the teenage years isn’t the most appealing concept. So, that’s why we offer a series of ‘invisible’ braces, meaning that patients in their teens won’t have to wear braces that can clearly be seen.

Adult Treatment

Everyone deserves the smile they desire, no matter what their age. Our patients have ranged between early 20s all the way through to their 70s, which again highlights that everyone is a candidate for orthodontic treatment.

Visit our Kent Office for a Free Consultation

We believe that everyone should love their smile and that’s why we encourage early treatment. Both children and teenagers can benefit from early orthodontic consultations to help prevent future problems. However, we also provide orthodontic treatments for adults who want to smile with confidence. We treat adults in all stages of life, from early 20s right through to patients in their 70s. Whatever your age, at Splash Orthodontics, we have the treatment for you.

Get in touch today to arrange a free consultation. Our friendly staff are always on-hand to help with any questions or enquiries that you may have.

News 09/11/18: Fluoridation of water must be at the heart of prevention

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Fluoridation of water must be at the heart of prevention

orthodontic news novemberThe green paper on prevention announced by Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, has been welcomed by Professor Michael Lennon OBE, on behalf of the British Fluoridation Society.

Professor Lennon delivered recommendations for taking the strategy forward and was supported in his statement by the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Dental Committee (LDC) and the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry.

For more on fluoridation, read the full article over at Dentistry.

Small animal dentistry – VN practice and home care role

dentist news novemberDentistry is an important field of veterinary medicine and surgery, with many patients being treated on a daily and weekly basis in veterinary practices worldwide for dental, oral and maxillofacial-related problems.

The role of the RVN in the optimal treatment and management of such cases should not be underestimated, and this is an area where an RVN can have a significant impact on the improvement of animal health and welfare.

For the full article, read on here.

‘We don’t want to see this again’ – Dentists call for action after massive queue in street to join new Llangollen practice

dentist news novemberThe British Dental Association is calling for a reform of the NHS funding model for dentistry after hundreds of people queued for hours to register at the Beauwood Dental Care practice in Chapel Street last week.

Images of patients – including pensioners and mothers and babies – lining up around the block to sign up for an NHS dentist went viral and the BDA has called on the Welsh Government and local health boards in Wales to ensure this situation does not become the ‘new normal’.

For more information on the Llangollen dentistry issue, read on here.

‘Prevention focused’ NHS questioned by dentists

dentist news novemberThe NHS ‘prevention focused’ vision for the future has been questioned by the British Dental Association (BDA).

Prevention is better than cure has been questioned for a lack of detail on preventable oral health diseases like tooth decay.

Government spend on NHS dentistry has fallen per head in the last five years, while charges have increased.

‘The Health Secretary says he wants to champion prevention,’ BDA chair, Mick Armstrong, said.

For the full article, read here.

News 02/11/18: Orthodontics Market Worth $6,035 Million by 2023

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Orthodontics Market Worth $6,035 Million by 2023- Exclusive Report by Meticulous Research

orthodontic news novemberAccording to this latest publication from Meticulous Research, the global orthodontics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.7% from 2018 to reach $6,035 million by 2023.

The growing number of dentists, increasing prevalence of malocclusion, and increasing awareness about advanced orthodontic treatments are the key factors driving the growth of this market. In addition, adoption of advanced imaging modalities and treatment planning software are further expected to increase the number and quality of orthodontic treatment which in turn will drive the market growth.

However, high cost of advanced orthodontic treatments and limited reimbursement is expected to hinder the growth of this market.

For more information on the report, read here.

New report reveals sharp increase in mouth cancer

orthodontics news novemberA new report looking into mouth cancer in the United Kingdom reveals a dangerous and widespread lack of awareness about the disease.

The UK’s first State of Mouth Cancer Report highlights the sharp rise in the number of mouth cancer cases and finds most British people are unaware of the signs and symptoms associated with the disease.

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Woman’s Halloween ‘devil teeth’ become dental emergency when they get stuck

orthodontics news novemberAnna Tew, who lives in Mobile County, Alabama, bought the accessory for about $3 to complete her zombie costume and applied the glue that came with the product, WKRG reported.

With a bridge of spiky fangs attached to her upper jaw, the look was perfect for a Halloween event on Friday night. But when it came time to take out the fake teeth, they wouldn’t budge. Tew tried to remove them until 2 o’clock that morning, with the situation becoming ever more painful.

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Brushing your teeth this way won’t prevent cavities

orthodontics news novemberAlmost any schoolchild can tell you this: We prevent cavities by brushing our teeth, because that’s how you remove the sticky film containing millions of decay-causing germs.

But this notion is more of an advertising-created myth than fact, according to Philippe Hujoel, a University of Washington School of Dentistry researcher, in an article published in the journal Gerodontology.

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