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Orthodontics

You are never too old to improve your smile! Many adults worry that they have left it too late to have their teeth straightened or are embarrassed at the thought of wearing braces.
Braces have come a long way in recent years and we can achieve amazing results using a range of discreet solutions.

Using our skills and the most appropriate solution for you, we can give you the smile you have always wanted – often without other people even noticing that you’re going through treatment.
Our dentists have years of experience in offering clear aligners like Invisalign or discreet lingual braces.

what is orthodontics

Orthodontics is the movement of teeth using braces and aligners. The movement can be to straighten crooked teeth or close diastemas in order to help the restorative dentist to achieve a better smile for the patient by putting the teeth in the right place to minimise tooth preparation.

why might I gain from having orthodontic treatment?

Straightening the teeth not only makes them look better but also makes it easier to keep clean thus keeping away decay and gum disease. Straight teeth are perceived to look more attractive than crooked ones helping patients to smile with confidence. In those patients that require additional restorative treatment, orthodontics helps position the teeth to facilitate this work in the most minimally invasive way to improve the final result.

what types of braces are there?

Braces can be either fixed to your teeth or removable. We tend to favour the fixed braces as they give us total control over the teeth and allow for quicker and more precise tooth movement. The fixed brace is tooth coloured with tooth coloured wires on top, so fairly discreet. It is also possible to use metal braces, but obviously, we place these behind the teeth to hide them (Lingual braces).

Removable braces are often called aligners. They are like thin gum shields for teeth and can be removed for eating and cleaning. However, they still need t be worn 22 hours a day and they are only suitable for minor corrections.

how long will treatment take?

The duration of treatment varies on the amount of tooth movement needed. It can take as little as 6 months up to 24 months. We will always give you an estimate of how long it will take at your consultation appointment.

will I need teeth out?

Sometimes we need to make space to align the teeth. If the space needed is small, we can achieve this by interproximal stripping. If the space required is bigger, then this may mean that we need to remove a tooth. This is assessed at the consultation appointment.

is there any special care needed for my teeth whilst wearing braces?

We always recommend meticulous cleaning with small interdental toothbrushes and the use of a fluoride mouthwash before going to bed. You will have to be careful with your diet and avoid hard, sticky and sugary foods as these can break the brace as well as causing tooth decay. You will be monitored for the duration of your treatment and advised further when needed.

I’ve heard I will need retainers after my brace, can you explain?

After orthodontic treatment, teeth try to return to their original position. To overcome this, we fit fixed or removable retainers at the end of all orthodontic treatments. Fixed retainers are thin wires behind the front four or six teeth and removable retainers are like contact lenses for your teeth and just worn at night. We always recommend to keep the fixed retainers in place as teeth can ‘crumple’ with age – retainers are an anti-wrinkle treatment for your teeth!

how often will I need to come to have my brace adjusted?

Usually, we adjust the brace every six to eight weeks

how much will braces cost?

The cost of orthodontic treatment varies depending on the duration and type of brace you need. We always provide a written quotation prior to undertaking any treatment.

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(4.9 of 5) - 26 Reviews
(4.9 of 5) - 26 Reviews
July 23, 2019
MH
5/ 5stars
Going to Advanced Dental Practice and Dr Bansal was definitely the best decision for me! Joe is an amazing dentist who went above and beyond of what I expected. He genuinely cared about my situation and was very consultative about the procedure and what the best next steps would be. All round great guy and couldn't of asked for a better experience. Kate on the front desk was also super helpful and lovely to meet. Can't recommended the place enough, without a doubt best dental practise in London!
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July 16, 2019
5/ 5stars
Very friendly and take time to explain everything properly and patiently. It is much appreciated. Would be great if you accepted Amex!
July 11, 2019
5/ 5stars
July 10, 2019
5/ 5stars
Great service and considerate staff. Good advice and everyone takes time to explain things and procedures. I have been coming to the practice for a few years and I will continue coming.
July 10, 2019
5/ 5stars
Always a good experience, friendly and helpful...would recommend
July 10, 2019
AK
5/ 5stars
Always a good experience, friendly and helpful...would recommend
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July 9, 2019
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July 3, 2019
5/ 5stars
While getting your tartar pulled out is not any fun per se, the hygienist has been super nice and amiable.
June 25, 2019
5/ 5stars
Always extremely friendly and go out of their way to fit me in! Best practice I’ve been to!
June 25, 2019
5/ 5stars
Clear instructions from the hygienist as to where I’m going wrong and what I need to do. Some background (distracting!) music or radio would be appreciated!
June 21, 2017
DMM
5/ 5stars
Extremely impressed by the level of service received and professionalism of the Staffs which is the best I have experienced in London so far.
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April 13, 2017
v
5/ 5stars
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Nice place with good people. If you would like to have a HOLLYWOOD smile you are in right place. Doctors are very professional and sometimes working part time in the emergency hospital departments, so you will get be served by the best of the best. Also hygienist practice is amazing - around 60, 90£, very friendly staff, straightforward and honest, they will tell you what needs to be done. Very professional receptionist - admin girls, also they are efficient and on point - if you need to change date or time, they are very knowledgeable and will provide what is the best for the client. They will make for you whole schedule with appointments for whole year. Safe place to go and invest in your smile. Clean toilets, modern rooms and equipment, some free goods like toothpaste and toothbrushes. I am client for almost 6 years. Also they are very transparent with each other so almost whole staff knows what was done and by whom, and each doctor checking whole your mouth just in case.
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March 30, 2017
JN
5/ 5stars
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February 15, 2017
PB
5/ 5stars
Expert service and friendly team. Makes going to the dentist a pleasure.
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February 15, 2017
PB
5/ 5stars
Expert service and friendly team. Makes going to the dentist a pleasure.
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January 10, 2017
RT
4/ 5stars
Really welcoming and kind dental practice. Dr Joe is thorough and patient, it's hard to find a good dentist but I did. Yanna the hygienist is so full of energy and is chatty as she blasts all the yellow from my teeth!
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October 10, 2016
AH
5/ 5stars
Great visit with Yana (Hygienist) teeth sparkling and very helpful :O).
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October 3, 2016
SC
5/ 5stars
The best dental practice I have ever been to-top in their field professionals, state of the art treatment rooms and a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
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September 30, 2016
DB
5/ 5stars
Started working here last week and loved every minute so far! Such a calm and relaxing atmosphere, with a lovely team! Cant forget the lovely patients i've come across so far as well! :)
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September 30, 2016
VB
5/ 5stars
Just coming out of an appointment with Yana, Dental Hygienist, and my teeth are all bright and shiny :) Highly recommended. Easy to get an appointment too.
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February 3, 2015
NP
5/ 5stars
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June 7, 2014
RF
5/ 5stars
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April 27, 2014
KM
4/ 5stars
No one really likes visiting the dentist, but a trip here is not so bad. Staff are really lovely and do their utmost to put you at ease.
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November 27, 2013
WS
5/ 5stars
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October 6, 2013
TS
5/ 5stars
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October 3, 2013
JM
5/ 5stars
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