Straight teeth are the basis of a confident and endearing smile. Many of our clients have longed for a straighter smile for years. Taking the first step to a straighter smile is easier at Smilepod as we offer a FREE consultation with our Orthodontic Specialist and Orthodontic skilled dentists. At your consultation we will discuss the options to suite you and make sure all your questions are answered.
1 – Metal braces
These time tested devices are used for full control of your teeth to produce very precise tooth movement to achieve an ideal results. The braces are bonded to the front surface of the teeth. The advantages are that they are less expensive and have a faster treatment time.
- Single Arch – £1,995
- Dual Arch – £2,795
These braces are most commonly made from stainless steel and attached onto the teeth using tooth coloured filling material (composite resin). Care has to be taken eating hard foods as the attachment can easily be broken leading to a disruption in treatment. An orthodontic wire (archwire) is tied (or ligated) into the bracket using coloured elastic rings which can discolour in-between visits. These elastics can be silver coloured to blend in which the appliance or brightly coloured. As treatment progresses the orthodontist will progress to thicker wires which can place greater forces onto the teeth. The brace can easily be removed at the end of treatment leaving the teeth intact.
2 – Tooth coloured fixed braces
Our orthodontic team offer many of the leading brands of tooth coloured ceramic braces including Clarity, Glam, Radiance & InVu
- Single Arch – £2,295
- Dual Arch – £3,395
Unlike Metal Braces, Tooth Coloured Fixed braces use stainless steel and the attachments may be made from a hard ceramic material to blend in with the tooth colour. This produces a more aesthetically pleasing appliance which is far more attractive option. The orthodontic wires can also be tooth coloured to help improve the appearance further. Ceramic fixed appliances can be as effective as conventional fixed appliances at achieving tooth movement. Sometimes they are not recommended for the lower teeth, if the bite is ‘deep’, because the hard material can damage the opposing teeth that contact the attachments. Ceramic appliances are slightly more difficult to remove than conventional fixed appliances, however, they are unlikely to damage healthy teeth in most cases.
3 – lingual hidden braces
Lingual braces fit discreetly behind your teeth. Our Orthodontic team offer the leading brands including: Incognito, Lingual 2D, Harmony & In-Ovation
- Single Arch front 6 teeth £2,895 – Full Arch 3,995
- Dual Arch front 6 teeth £3,895 – Full Arch £5,995
Unlike the Metal Braces or Tooth Coloured braces lingual braces are attached to the inside surface of the teeth which makes them invisible to the outside world.
Some clients encountered initial difficulty in speaking, tongue soreness and problems in keeping the appliances clean. The cost of treatment with lingual appliances is more other braces which reflects the greater laboratory fees in producing the appliance and the increased time required in the adjustments by the dentist.
At the end of all orthodontic treatment you will be required to wear retainers to stop your teeth moving.
There are two types of retainers, fixed and removable.
Removable retainers are made from a clear plastic and fit snugly over your teeth. Fixed retainers are a small thin wire adhered behind the teeth. You dentist will discuss the alternatives towards the end of your treatment.
Mouth guards help protect your teeth during contact sports and if you’re prone to grinding or clenching your teeth at night. At Smilepod we offer a range of custom made mouth guards and gum shields for you to choose from.
hygiene & cleaning with braces
Beautiful, clean teeth are key to the way we look and feel about ourselves and how others see us. We all try to look after our teeth: we brush, we floss, we use mouth wash regularly, but sometimes that isn’t enough to remove the toughest plaque deposits and give a polished smile.
Smilepod London offers a new approach to dentistry which takes away the irritations of traditional practices to make professional dental care truly accessible for the first time.
Many London dentists typically make you go through the time and cost of an initial dental appointment before referring you to a Hygienist. At Smilepod we don’t do that because all our treatments are carried out by fully qualified, friendly dentists in an attractive salon environment at a time and location which work for you.