Contrary to what you may believe, you are never too old to have your teeth straightened.
Teeth straightening, also known as Orthodontics, has become a very popular treatment and in many cases has now become the treatment of choice as opposed to other more invasive options.
Nowadays the appliances used are fast, effective and in some cases nearly invisible, so even the people closest to you will not even be aware you are having the treatment carried out.
At K2 Dental we provide the following straightening options. Each option is suitable for some people and not others. Our team will discuss the most appropriate option for you during your consultation.
Invisalign and the latest Invisalign i7 are the revolutionary nearly invisible braces. They are a series of clear custom made orthodontic aligners which have been a market leader and very popular choice with patients. Each aligner is worn and then changed every 2 weeks, until the teeth have been realigned and the course of treatment is finished.
Six month smiles is a new teeth straightening treatment. Six month smiles has taken the best aspects of braces and modified the treatment and the materials to give adults a common-sense, cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle.
The Inman Aligner is a custom made orthodontic appliance that generates a comfortable yet continuous force on the teeth, to help realign them. It is a quick, efficient way to straighten the front teeth for both the upper and lower jaw, and can also be used to treat adult relapse. In some cases this treatment can be less time consuming and less expensive than some other options.
Teeth straightening benefits
- The position of your teeth will become more aesthetically pleasing
- You will find your teeth easier to clean to maintain good oral hygiene
- A retainer is included in your treatment to help you maintain the new position of your teeth.
Teeth straightening procedure
- Initial appointment
During your initial appointment we will discuss with you what you want to achieve from teeth straightening and decide on the appropriate treatment method, whether it is Invisalign or the Inman Aligner device.
- Monitoring & adjustments
Over the next few months, at approximately 3 weekly intervals or longer, we will monitor your device and make the necessary adjustments with a series of short appointments.
- Removal of brace
Once we are happy with the final position of your teeth we will safely remove the brace without any trace it existed. You also have the option of a retainer which we can supply you with a retainer which you can use ongoing at night to maintain the new position of your teeth.
Frequently asked questions
▸ Will I feel any discomfort while I’m wearing the brace?
There will be slight discomfort during the first week or so while the teeth begin to adjust their position.
▸ Will the device make it difficult to clean my teeth?
No. The devices are designed to be as small and inconspicuous as possible to facilitate maintaining good oral hygiene.
▸ How much does teeth straightening cost?
Invisalign costs £2995 – £3995, Inman Aligner costs £1395 and Six Month Smiles costs £3250. Retainers (to maintain teeth position) cost between £200 – £275. Our full list of prices and payment options are published here. Patients on our SmileCare plan receive discounted prices.
Where are we
We're along Fulham Palace Road, between Fulham & Hammersmith in South London.
Get in touch
If you have any questions or wish to arrange an appointment please get in touch.