How do you see an Orthodontist?
Posted by: Jodie Blades Diploma Level 3 in Dental Nursing
Medically reviewed by: Dr Anthony Lam BDS (Hons), MSc (Lond), MOrth RCS (Edin)
Orthodontics is a great way to achieve a healthy, happy smile.
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Can Adults see an Orthodontist?
Orthodontists work with patients of all ages, not just children and teens. Braces have become incredibly popular among adults who may have missed their opportunity to have treatment sooner or that have had braces in the past and not worn their retainer.
Teeth can also become misaligned later in life as part of the natural ageing process. They tend to move forward and crowd together. Some patients think their wisdom teeth are to blame, but that’s rarely the case.
As the demand for braces has soared, appliances have become more effective and less conspicuous. Invisalign is an extremely popular treatment option. It aligns teeth using a series of clear, custom-made aligners. You can take them out to eat and drink, so it’s incredibly convenient for all ages.
Lingual braces are another discreet option, featuring cast-gold brackets that attach behind your teeth.
You don’t need a referral for Orthodontics
You don’t need to see a dentist for an orthodontic referral! you can book to see us right away. (We will always make sure you’re dentally-fit and have seen a general dentist recently before we start). For further information on how to complete that perfect smile, get in touch with Tania, our treatment coordinator, who can point you in the right direction and book you in with one of our Orthodontic Team. We are always happy to discuss the best treatment for your needs, and to provide honest, impartial advice on how best to care for your teeth.
You can also submit a ‘Self-Referral’ and some photos of your teeth to start your orthodontic journey!