On many occasions some people are looking to have orthodontic teeth straightening treatment but do not want to have the brackets and wires that are present in traditional orthodontic treatment visible. There is now a great solution for this problem - Lingual Braces or otherwise known as Invisible Orthodontic Treatment.
Adult teeth straightening treatment can be made "invisible" by placing the braces on the inner surfaces of the teeth. The term 'lingual' refers to the attachment of a brace on the inner surface of the tooth, inside the mouth where they cannot be seen. They are totally inconspicuous! This means that your teeth may be straightened without worrying about your appearance being affected during treatment as they are completely invisible braces (unlike conventional braces that are placed on the outer surface of your teeth).
Does this type of treatment work? We would not offer Lingual Braces as a dental treatment if we were not a 100% confident that the treatment is successful.
It is never too late to look and feel at your best! Problems like crooked teeth, spaces between the teeth or teeth that stick out can be corrected.
Adult teeth straightening treatment can be made "invisible" by placing the braces on the inner surfaces of the teeth. This is different to conventional braces which are usually placed on the outer surface of your teeth.
The term 'lingual' refers to the attachment of a brace on the inner surface of the tooth, inside the mouth where they cannot be seen. They are totally inconspicuous. This means that your teeth may be straightened without worrying about your appearance being affected during treatment since they will be completely invisible to any on looking people.
This state of the art treatment can deliver predictable results as custom brackets are made from a cad -cam model of your mouth allowing for precise fitting of the system and thus create rapid straightening.
Lingual braces forms a great alternative treatment to the traditional methods. An example of such a system is Incognito and Social 6 where the brackets are custom made from gold alloy this reducing risk of allergy to Nickel but also creating comfort.
Lingual braces can help straighter the front 6 or 8 teeth. This treatment modality can be used for upper, lower or both upper and lower teeth. They are suitable for all age groups.
Most adults seek orthodontic treatment for cosmetic reasons; however, many may seek treatment because of jaw dysfunction, excessive wear of individual teeth or problems with dental hygiene.
Treatment usually only takes a few months, however the actual time frame is dependent on the treatment plan of the individual case and the objectives of the treatment. During treatment additional appointments can be made for finer more sophisticated alignments or if this treatment is part of a cosmetic smile makeover.
The process starts with a FREE discovery consultation where we discuss your needs and requirements with a Computerised Photographic Assessment to help you understand the possibilities, this can be carried out in one of our three dental clinics based in North London, Central London and Hertfordshire.
We are at this stage able to assist you with potential options available to you. Depending on your requirements we can customise and tailor-make individual treatments plans to suit your needs and budgets. You can opt for simple procedures to more complex involved treatments plans to produce your beautiful new smile. Our aim is answer your questions and provide you with the advantages and disadvantages.
We can also provide you with a computer-aided smile analysis and a hand crafted Trial Preview, to gives you the opportunity to see your smile before we even touch your teeth. We also use Bite Analysis technology to ensure a long lasting, comfortable and a healthy final result.
4.8 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 starsposted 5 months ago
I cannot thank Dr Doshi and all his amazing staff enough for making me feel so comfortable and at ease.
They have given me something that I have always missed, the confidence to smile, I wish I had taken the step to enhance my life earlier.
The Perfect Smile is unlike any other dentist that I have attended. The friendly atmosphere and facilities are second to none.
Not once was I put under any pressure to go ahead with my treatment, but I'm glad I did. Worth every penny.
Look out anyone who's holding a camera.
2 out of 5 starsposted 1 month ago
I suppose being of a certain age one tends to think of a dentist as a NHS doctor, interested purely in your well-being. The Perfect Smile approach is basically not realty about patient well-being (at all) but making a profit, they are of course a private enterprise and only exist to make money.
Nothing wrong with that as long as you know what your letting yourself in for.
The ‘free’ consultation is nothing more than a sales pitch showing you lots of before and after pics and letters of recommendation (all at least 10 years old). Then it start to get expensive, the full consultation is £200 this includes a treatment plan. I did this, my appointment started 15 mins late (no explanation) and before I knew it I had a treatment plan that totalled £32,000. Yes that’s right £32,000.
Ok that was the full Monty (12 veneers etc.) but what was painfully clear is the desire at all time to upsell you to include everything possible chargeable, probably knowing that you would settle for less – but hey you got a nice cup of coffee while you waited.
Ok so Im being harsh, yes probably (as I doubt I will continue the treatment), I got no follow up call, but gritted my teeth (haha) and decided to call them to arrange an appointment for the hygienist (despite having only been 3 months ago they reckoned I needed two one hour sessions costing £250). The incredibly unhelpful receptionists said they had no appointments available for 3 weeks.
At this point I thought hang on let’s compare and contrast ‘perfect smile’ with my usual dentist. My private dentist charges £51 for a 45 min session with a hygienist (available next day), Perfect Smile charge £125 for one hour, assuming you can wait three weeks, a quick search on the internet reveals that Perfect Smile are way more expensive across the board pretty much for all treatments than your standard private (im not talking national health here) dentist.
Of course they are all those sales staff, frothy coffee and glossy adverts cost money, which we the patient have to pay for. So bottom before embarking on any treatment with PS do compare with other private dentists, if you like frothy coffee, high pressure sales, long wait for appointments etc. by all means go ahead, if you’re more financially astute and time sensitive do look elsewhere.
Contact us for any questions, requests and further information; or to arrange a FREE Initial Consultation.
The free no obligation Initial Consultation will be with our dentist and/or our Treatment Coordinators. The suitability of options discussed will ultimately be dependent upon your clinical assessment with a dentist at the practice.