Zero Seven Dental Practice London

Orthodontics

Specialist Orthodontist Clerkenwell, London

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Specialist Orthodontics at ZERO SEVEN DENTAL PRACTICE

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics refers to the speciality within dentistry that focuses on the alignment of teeth within the jaw as well as harnessing the growth and development of the jaw in children and teenagers.

Abnormal alignment of the teeth and jaws is very common and teeth do not always erupt in the correct position. Some lifestyle and external factors can also cause teeth to move into unwanted positions.

Using Fixed braces, Invisalign clear aligners and invisible braces, Orthodontic treatment can improve the health and stability of teeth as well as their appearance. Creating beautiful well functioning teeth.

 

 

Your Orthodontic Journey

1. Consultation

All Orthodontic patients require a consultation with our Specialist Orthodontist before they can begin treatment. During your initial assessment, Dr Anthony Lam will take a comprehensive look at a number of things.

– Tooth alignment
– Crowding
– Spacing
– Skeletal pattern
– Your main concerns
– Expected results

At this stage, it is important for us to get to know new patients and establish your concerns and requirements, and work out which orthodontic treatment will be best for you.

 

2. Records & Investigation

After your initial Consultation you will then be booked in with an Orthodontic Therapist who will carry out the following;

– Clinical photographs
– OPG radiograph
– Digital Scan for study models

The OPG Radiograph for new patients is to check the health of all of your teeth, roots and jaws to ensure you are able to embark on a course of orthodontics. If you have had one of these specialist radiographs within a year of your consultation please bring it with you to avoid retaking it.

From the information gained during this appointment you will then receive;

– A comprehensive treatment plan with objectives
– Estimated treatment time
– Total fee structure and payment contracts
– Consent form and treatment contract

For Invisalign patients, this is when you will have your iTero Scan. The iTero Scan captures 100’s of images per second to generate a digital image of your teeth and the Outcome Simulator instantly predicts the results you could achieve.

3. Treatment

Now for the good bit. Once you have agreed to your treatment plan and consented to treatment we will book you in to have your braces fitted!

If you are having Invisalign, your appointment journey will be slightly different;

CLINCHECK

A ClinCheck is essentially a 3D Animated treatment plan. It uses the images taken during your iTero scan to create a virtual simulation of your proposed treatment results. It highlights the movement of your teeth during each aligner stage and shows you where any brackets (if needed) will be fitted.

We invite you back to discuss your ClinCheck, to make sure you’re happy with the prediction and to make any changes if you’re not. We can always send it to you via email and have a telephone call instead, to save you a trip in. But of course, we’d love to see you!

ALIGNER FIT

When the aligners are ready, you will wear a different one every two weeks until the carefully controlled force shifts your teeth to a better position. You may feel minor discomfort when a new aligner is fitted but this is usually just a feeling of pressure and a good indicator that the treatment is working.

Treatment times will vary depending on your individual issue, but most cases are completed in 6-12 months. As the aligners only work while you are actually wearing them, we recommend they are kept in place for a minimum of 22 hours per day.

 

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Zero Seven Dental Practice London
Zero Seven Dental Practice London

Dr Anthony Lam

Specialist Orthodontist

BDS (Hons), MSc (Lond), MOrth RCS (Edin) GDC: 80300

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Invisalign Lite can be a quick as 14 weeks! But usually, treatment time takes around  12- 24 months. Depending on the severity of your case and your expectation of the finished result.

Our Specialist Orthodontist, Dr Anthony Lam not only uses the best materials available for Orthodontic treatment. But, also offers state-of-the-art and innovative technologies to enhance your patient journey and results. This can also minimise your treatment time by 30-40%

Yes! Our specialist Orthodontic team specialise in hidden braces. Lingual Brace Brackets can be fixed to the back of your teeth. Making them the only truly invisible brace.

We also offer Invisalign treatment which is the world’s most advanced clear aligner system. It use a series of clear removable aligners that are both comfortable and discreet. These are a great alternative to tradition fixed braces – no brackets, no wires and no-one will notice them!

No! It is never too late to start treatment. Adult orthodontic treatment is extremely popular in this day and age.

And there are a number of discreet options available. Invisalign and Lingual braces are an ideal solution for you if you’re looking for a fast, invisible way to straighten your teeth.

Yes! We welcome patients of all ages. We recommend bringing your child in for an Orthodontic assessment from the age of 8.

If you think your child needs braces, we would be delighted to see them for a specialist consultation to assess your concerns.

They may be placed under review until they are ready to start treatment. Or, early Orthodontics may be started. This is sometimes required to aid and alter growth and jaw positions. (To help achieve ideal jaw positions and widths).

We usually recommend fixed braces for children. They tend to enjoy having coloured elastics. But, for the more image-conscious teen, we offer tooth coloured braces and even InvisalignTeen.

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OTHER TREATMENTS

Endodontics

From root canals to root end surgery, our specialist team can help save damaged teeth.

Periodontics

Treat periodontitis and other gum issues effectively and prevent tooth loss.

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