Orthodontist in Greenwich, South East London
If you're looking for a highly experienced specialist 'orthodontist near me' accepting new NHS and private patients (children and adults), then our modern dental clinic in Greenwich can help.
Orthodontics is a specialized field of dentistry dedicated to improving the alignment and positioning of teeth and jaws using various types of teeth straightening appliances such as traditional fixed metal braces or discreet removable aligners, for example Invisalign.
Our specialist orthodontists are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of dental issues, including crowded or misaligned teeth, overbites, underbites, and other malocclusions.
Orthodontic treatments not only enhance the appearance of teeth but also contribute to better oral health, as properly aligned teeth are easier to clean and less prone to dental problems. Teeth straightening plays a crucial role in improving both the function and appearance of a person's smile, ultimately boosting their self-confidence and overall well-being.
Why choose Greenwich Referrals for your orthodontic braces treatment?
✔️ Over 110 5* Google reviews
✔️ Silver and Gold Invisalign provider status
✔️ Highly experienced team of specialists
✔️ Welcoming and modern clinic
✔️ Very competitive prices
✔️ Accepting new patients
Your teeth straightening specialist
Our highly experienced teeth straightening team includes principal dentist and specialist Orthodontist, Dr Harneet Mangat (GDC No: 69327).
Dr Mangat has over 27 years of extensive dentistry experience including straightening the teeth for hundreds of patients across South East London.
Dr Mangat is well respected within the industry and was the secretary and then chairman of the Orthodontic Specialists Group of the British Orthodontic Society from 2009 - 2014.
As well as his clinical work as an Orthodontist, he also serves as a Chariman on the GDC's fitness to practice panel.
Cost of orthodontic treatments
- Orthodontic consultation for new patients £100
- New patient - new retainer only consultation £50
- Emergency appointments/adjustments £200
- Consultation for pre-existing patients after 1st year of retainers £50
- Adult metal upper and lower fixed braces From £3,000
- Adult cosmetic upper and lower fixed braces From £3,600
- Adult upper/lower lingual fixed brace (sits behind teeth) From £6,500-£8,000
- Children's metal upper/lower fixed braces From £2,250
- Invisalign i7 / Express From £2,000
- Invisalign Lite From £3,000
- Invisalign Comprehensive From £4,000
- Essix (clear) retainer For each arch £110
- Hawleys retainer Each arch £125
- Fixed retainer Each arch £200
- Removable braces From £600
What does orthodontic treatment involve?
Orthodontics uses devices such as a braces to correct the position of the teeth and the exact treatment will depend on the problems with your teeth.
In some cases, it involves removing some teeth or having to wear a special headgear at night together with the braces.
If worn correctly, you are likely to achieve high quality results, usually within 18-24 months. If the problem is more complicated, treatment may take longer.
How orthodontic treatments are performed
There are many different types of teeth straightening treatments, depending on the exact problem with your teeth or jaw. We offer a fantastic range of orthodontic treatments including traditional metal braces as well as Invisalign at our Greenwich dental practice and all details will be explained to you during your consultation.
The first stage of treatment is to assess the state of your teeth and their likely development.
This usually involves taking X-rays, making plaster models and taking photographs of your teeth.
This will give the orthodontist an idea of the treatment needed and the likely results.
The four main types of orthodontic appliances are:
- Fixed braces – a non-removable brace made up of brackets that are glued to each tooth and linked with wires
- Removable braces – usually plastic aligners that cover the roof of the mouth and clip on to some teeth; they can only carry out very limited tooth movements
- Functional appliances – a pair of removable plastic braces that are joined together or are designed to interact together and fit on to the upper and lower teeth
- Headgear – this is not an orthodontic appliance itself, but can be used with other appliances and is usually worn at night
In more severe cases, treatment may involve fixed braces and a surgery to move the jaw.
Fixed braces are the most common type of orthodontic appliance. They can be used when a number of teeth need to be corrected, or when the treatment needs to be precise to prevent problems in the future.
You will be able to eat normally while wearing a fixed appliance.
However, you should avoid certain foods such as toffee, hard sweets and and fizzy drinks, because they can damage the appliance and teeth.
If you are using a fixed appliance and you play a contact sport such as rugby, you should wear a gum shield to protect both your mouth and the appliance.
Fixed braces are usually made out of metal, so they will be noticeable on the front of your teeth. We also offer ceramic or clear plastic braces that are much less noticeable.
However, their use also depends on the particular problem and tooth position.
Removable braces can be used to correct minor problems, such as slightly crooked teeth. They can also be used to discourage children from sucking their thumb.
These braces should only be taken out of the mouth for cleaning or as a precaution during certain activities, such as cycling or playing a wind instrument.
Functional appliances can be used to treat problems with the position of the upper and lower jaw and teeth. Most people will need to wear them all of the time.
It is very important to follow your orthodontist's instructions about how and when to wear the appliance. If it is not worn correctly, the treatment will be unsuccessful.
It may be necessary to remove your functional appliance for cleaning and while you are eating.
Headgear is used to correct the position of the back teeth or to keep them in position while the front teeth are being treated.
Most people only need to wear headgear for a few hours during the evening or when they are sleeping.
You will not be able to eat or drink while wearing headgear.
Invisible brace treatments
There are other types of braces available privately, such as "invisible" - "Invisalign" removable clear aligners or Lingual (Incognito) braces that fit on the back of the teeth.
You will need to check with our Orthodontists to see if these treatment options will suit your problem.
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I was very pleased with my consultation. The orthodontist explained everything very clearly and professionally. The receptionist is very polite and the treatment went very well.Samia Ali
I have been a patient here for more than 2 years .Recently I had my braces done and I'm really happy with the results. Their services had been impeccable. I really reccomend.Silvania Simao