Orthodontics (teeth straightening)
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Find out how you can straighten your teeth and achieve a beautiful smile
Crooked teeth can have a negative effect on a person’s confidence and willingness to smile. Children are often teased as a result of their teeth and as we get older teeth may become more crowded and crooked.
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on straightening teeth and improving the bite, so that you can smile, speak and eat with confidence. Our orthodontist is trained to the highest level in the field and offers a range of different braces so you are sure to find something to suit your personal needs.
You can opt for full treatment or an alternative to six month smiles to improve the appearance of the front teeth. The orthodontist will work with you to help you achieve a smile you are happy with.
Meet Sheena, our Orthodontist
Dr Sheena Kotecha
Sheena completed specialist training in Orthodontics at Birmingham Dental Hospital in 2011 and did a further two years of training to reach consultant level. She was awarded a clinical prize from the British Orthodontic Society in 2012.
She offers treatment using ceramic (tooth-coloured brackets), Invisalign and Incognito (brackets stuck on the inside of the teeth. Her special interests include adult orthodontics and the management of missing teeth.
She focuses on providing patients with high quality care in a friendly and caring manner.
Types of Braces
Fixed Metal Braces
These are the traditional metal braces with wires which are held in place with small elastics. These are often the choice of brace in teenagers, particularly as selecting different coloured elastics makes having brace treatment fun and exciting.
We understand how important it is for children to have brace treatment at the right age. Some treatments to correct teeth that stick out are best provided when children are growing. Children also prefer treatment when their friends are wearing braces. We offer a special rate for all children and are able to offer an immediate treatment start to help bypass long NHS waiting lists. We also offer appointments on weekends to avoid missing important school lessons.
Advances in orthodontics means that the brackets used are now much smaller and more comfortable to wear. Many adults also elect to have metal braces.
These are similar to the metal fixed braces with wires but the brackets are made of a tooth-coloured ceramic which makes the brackets less visible.
We use Clarity ™ ADVANCED brackets, which offer excellent aesthetics and are specially designed to improve patient comfort.
This offers you the opportunity to have your teeth straightened discreetly without having to have brackets stuck onto your teeth.
Invisalign is series of clear, almost invisible, aligners custom-made to gently straighten your teeth.
No one will be able to tell you’re straightening your teeth with Invisalign.
Our orthodontist is an accredited Invisalign provider.
Incognito braces, are hidden on the back of teeth, making then virtually impossible to see.
This allows you to achieve a smile you are proud of even if you are self-conscious about wearing braces.
Our orthodontist is an accredited Incognito provider.
The result was very good and exceeded my expectations.
Orthodontic Price Guide
Orthodontics can help you with ... crooked teeth correcting your bite twisted teeth improving your appearance
Whilst some treatments can be completed in 6 months, most braces treatments will take around 12 to 18 months.
Each patient is different which is why we would recommend you attend our clinic for a consultation where Dr Sheena Kotecha will be able to assess your needs and give you an idea of your treatment options.
Teeth Straightening Consultation
Consultations are held on Saturdays at our clinic in Leicester.
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