Orthodontics

Specialist teeth straightening in Wimbledon
Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment is used to improve the appearance, position and function of crooked or abnormally aligned teeth. Wimbledon’s Ridgway Dental provides extensive orthodontic diagnosis and treatment options.

Along with the more common fixed appliances Ridgway Dental provides Invisalign clear aligner removable braces, Incoginto lingual braces that are hidden behind your teeth and tooth-coloured or clear fixed braces.

Specialist Orthodontists

At Ridgway Dental Wimbledon we are lucky to have two Specialist Orthodontists on our team: Dr Annika Patel and Dr Lida Gamble. General dentists are able to discuss straightforward orthodontic treatments, however a specialist orthodontist has undergone specialist postgraduate training for three years in the field of orthodontics. This qualification means they can deal with all manner of complex and challenging orthodontic cases, using a wide variety of treatments. Also they have the ability to correct a patient’s jaws to ensure they are in alignment with the facial profile.

Dr Annika Patel Dr Lida Gamble

Orthodontic appointments can be arranged after school or work and on Saturdays.

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Teeth Straightening Treatments

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign uses custom-built aligners. Unlike fixed braces, the aligners can be removed when eating, tooth brushing or for special occasions. We are proud to be a Diamond Invisalign Provider meaning that we are in the top few percentage of practices providing Invisalign in the world.

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Conventional fixed braces

Conventional fixed braces

Fixed metal braces have become a standard in orthodontics due to their efficacy. They are the least expensive option and great for both minor as well as complex teeth straightening. Though highly visible they are tried and tested.

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Tooth-coloured / Ceramic braces

Tooth-coloured / Ceramic braces

Though fixed to the teeth like conventional braces, these braces use tooth-coloured ceramic and wiring instead of silver metal. This makes them much less noticeable, whilst maintaining a similar level of effectiveness.

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Lingual Braces

Lingual Braces

With lingual teeth-straightening braces, brackets and wiring hide behind the teeth. This makes them virtually invisible. As they are discreet, this type of braces are preferred by those who do not like the look of wearing braces.

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Orthodontics FAQs

Am I too old for orthodontic treatment?

At Ridgway Dental, our orthodontic specialists Dr Annika Patel and Dr Lida Gamble, treat all age groups from children to adults. There is no upper age limit for undergoing orthodontic treatment and getting straight teeth.

What are the benefits or orthodontic treatment?
  • Straighter teeth mean healthier teeth and gums. Teeth are easier to clean thoroughly asthere are no gaps for plaque to build up in over time.
  • Some people are embarrassed by crooked and unsightly teeth and it knocks their confidence. Having an attractive smile is likely to have a positive effect on your confidence.
  • With your bite properly aligned tooth wear and damage is reduced or even eliminated.

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