Dr Simon Clarke Dentist Orthodontics

Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the process of straightening teeth using either fixed or removable appliances. Dr Simon Clarke has been an Orthodontist for many years now and works from our practice 1 day a week providing adult and childrens Orthodontic treatment on a private basis, and was recently awarded Platinum Invisalign provider.

Whether you need extensive treatment or a more subtle change we have an option to suit you. During your consultation Dr Simon Clarke will discuss the options available to you along with any pro’s and con’s associated with them and together you can decide which is the best option for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners to straighten teeth discreetly, without the need for traditional metal braces.

Straight teeth not only improve aesthetics but also promote better oral health by reducing the risk of gum disease, cavities, and jaw problems.

Yes, adults can undergo orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth. In fact, an increasing number of adults are choosing orthodontic treatment to improve their dental health and appearance.

The duration of Invisalign treatment varies depending on individual needs, but on average, it takes about 12 to 18 months for most adults. Your dentist will provide a more accurate estimate after assessing your specific case.

The British Orthodontic Society recommends that children have an orthodontic assessment by the age of seven. However, orthodontic treatment can be beneficial at any age, so it’s never too late to consult an orthodontist.

Invisalign uses a series of custom-made, transparent aligners to gradually shift teeth into the desired position, providing a discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional braces.

Options Available

Fixed brace – Metal wire attached to the teeth using small metal brackets and rubber bands. The rubber bands are clear although you can request coloured ones.

This brace cannot be removed.

Invisalign – Looking a little like mouthguards these are clear and should be removed for eating and teeth cleaning. These are a lot more discreet than the other options but may not be suitable for you.

Dr Simon Clarke Dentist invisalign clear aligners