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Got a question about teeth straightening? Here are some answers

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Here at The Dental Clinic Radlett we often see patients who are unhappy about the alignment or positioning of their teeth. During an initial consultation, we discuss all the treatment options and payment plans available.


We are proud to offer teeth straightening systems such as Cfast and Smile Tru and easy payment terms which include 10 months interest free credit. We also answer any questions that people have. To help you, we have put together the top questions we are asked most frequently by patients who are considering having their teeth straightened.

Simon Assor and Stuart Levy work on all our teeth straightening cases and have given many a patient a beautifully aligned smile. Simon and Stuart are both qualified to deliver this treatment and have trained to become accredited Smile Tru and Cfast providers. They have been offering this treatment successfully to our patients for the past 4 four years or so. Here are a few questions Simon and Stuart have answered for us:

Question: How long will it take to straighten my teeth?

Simon Assor: Traditional orthodontic treatment takes one to two years because it will move all of the teeth into alignment. However, there are numerous systems available now that work in a much quicker time frame. Many focus on the ‘aesthetic six’, which are the teeth that are seen at the front of the mouth. Many adults prefer to choose these methods, which can take as little as six months in some cases, as they have less impact on social and work life and people will hardly notice you’re having treatment… unless you tell them! Here at The Dental Clinic we offer Cfast and Smile Tru.

 Question: Which orthodontic system is better for me?

Stuart Levy: When you come in to see us for a consultation, we will be able to advise on the right treatment for you. This will depend on how much work needs to be undertaken in order to achieve the smile of your dreams. You need to be aware that not every orthodontic system will suit every single patient, so you should speak to us about the concerns you have and what you expect to achieve at the end of it all. We will usually be able to recommend more than one solution for you, based on the results you’d like to see and the work that is required, so it is a good idea to ask lots of questions to make the right decision before moving forward.

 Question: How can I prevent tooth decay when I have braces?

Simon Assor: Orthodontic treatment requires extra care and attention when it comes to your oral hygiene routine. This is because you are introducing something new into the mouth, which ultimately creates even more spaces for food and bacteria to hide in. You will need to visit your hygienist on a regular basis for professional removal of the plaque and deposits that will formulate in places that are hard to reach yourself. We will advise you on the best toothbrush to use that will suit your orthodontic appliance. They will also suggest interdental brushes to use instead of dental floss, and smaller brushes that can be used around brackets, if you have them. It is important to keep on top of your oral hygiene while undergoing orthodontic treatment but there are numerous aids available to help you with this.

You will also be pleased to know that we offer complimentary consultations with Lily, our treatment coordinator to discuss all your treatment wants and needs.

If you have any questions about having your teeth straightened, be sure to book an appointment with us today to discuss your options and payment plans. Drop into the practice at 359 Watling Street, Radlett, Herts, WD7 7LB or call us on 01923 85678.


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