Here at Smile Design we see it as our mission to help you keep your teeth healthy and beautiful for life, from cradle to grave. Our friendly team of dentists and dental nurses offer regular dental check-ups and dental hygiene.

Tooth straightening

Straightening teeth is important for health reasons as well as for aesthetic ones, as straight teeth are far easier to keep clean and free from decay than crooked ones.  Straight teeth chew more efficiently, meaning you also get more benefit from your food if your teeth are properly aligned.

For all these reasons we highly recommend tooth straightening treatment for everyone who needs it.

Children under the age of 19 who are still in full-time education normally qualify for NHS orthodontic treatment.  Adults may also qualify; we can tell you whether you would be able to have your teeth straightened on the NHS or not.  Many adults are now taking advantage of treatments that weren’t available even a few years ago to have their teeth straightened.

Take advantage of treatments we provide

For private patients we offer Invisalign, the innovative “invisible braces”.  Invisalign braces aren’t attached to your teeth like conventional ones, and there are no wires or brackets.  Most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.

Because Invisalign aligners can be taken out any time, you can eat what you want and clean your teeth properly afterwards – there’ll be no unsightly shreds of food or places you can’t reach to clean thoroughly.  You can also take them out for short periods for events like weddings or performances.

Before we start your treatment we will take an impression of your teeth as they are now and develop a treatment plan using ClinCheck.  This allows us to show you how your teeth will move using the aligners and you can see the projected end result before you even start.  You’ll get a series of aligners, each of which moves you teeth gently in the right direction.  How long it takes depends on how much straightening you need; we’ll be happy to discuss your treatment with you at any stage.