Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment involves straightening or moving teeth to improve both their appearance and how they function. It is also useful for the long-term health of the teeth, gums and jaw joints. It works by spreading the biting pressure over all the teeth and lessening any crowding in your mouth.

Orthodontic treatment is suitable for all ages, however it is advisable for young children to wait until all adult teeth are through before starting treatment.

In many cases we use a system called Invisalign®. This system uses tough, clear plastic aligners that straighten your teeth. Several sets of specifically moulded aligners are made for you, each one slightly different. You wear each set for two weeks before replacing it with the next one in the series. And so gradually they move your teeth into the desired position.

Complex cases involving severe crowding of teeth or jaw cases including over and under-bites are referred to our resident Consultant Orthodontist who will discuss with you all the possible courses of treatment. There are many alternatives to choose from, we use various types of treatment such as Incognito (lingual braces) which are invisible as fixed to the back of your teeth, Clarity brackets (clear ceramic brackets), Damon self ligation brackets and standard metal brackets.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Orthodontic treatment can take anywhere between a few months to two and a half years, depending on how complicated the treatment is. A a degree of patience is important, however the results are worth the wait. Most simple cases can be treated in under a year.

Braces do not damage teeth however clients must be mindful that braces can trap some food and cause extra levels of plaque to build up around your teeth. It is important to clean your teeth more carefully than usual during orthodontic treatment.


FEES

Orthodontics (Teeth Alignment)
Specialist Orthodontic consultation (includes DPT, models and report) Payment on booking appointment£125
Fixed bracefrom £2,600
Invisalign consultation 15 mins with dentistFREE
Invisalignfrom £2,095
Lingual Brace (Incognito)from £5.500
Essix/Fixed retainer -per arch£195
Retainer review after one year£50

Dr Helen Ngo

Dentist
BDS (hons) MJDF RCS Eng PG Cert Orth PG Cert Dent Ed – GDC Reg - 114281
Dentist and Invisalign Clinician

Helen qualified from King’s College, London, in 2007 with honours and was a gold medal runner up in her year. She has since attained Postgraduate Certificates in Orthodontics at Warwick University and Dental Education at University of Bedfordshire. Helen is an Invisalign Platinum Elite provider with a passion for digital dentistry.

Helen’s has a passion for improving smiles using Invisalign, followed by bleaching and bonding composite restorations to worn and chipped teeth. Helen enjoys the artistic nature of restoring broken teeth and has an eye for perfection. Helen enjoys using the iTero scanner for most of her work and has a mostly impression- free digital workflow for dental veneers, crowns, bridges and dentures.

Helen enjoys teaching and has hosted a study club for new Invisalign providers. She also enjoys mentoring new dental graduates and was a foundation trainer in the past. She was also a senior house officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Queen Mary’s Hospital and at Guy’s Hospital.

Helen can also speak fluent Cantonese.

Jayneet Patel

Specialist
BDS, MJDF RCS (Eng), MSc. IMOrth RCS (Eng) GDC Reg - 104208

Jayneet carried out his undergraduate training at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Hospital trust, qualifying in 2006. Following a year in general dental practice, he undertook two years of further training in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at St Georges Hospital and Paediatric dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute. During this time, he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, England. In 2009, he commenced the 3 year Specialist Orthodontic training at the Royal London Hospital, completing a Masters in Science degree in 2011, and the Intercollegiate Membership in Orthodontics (IMOrth) in 2012, from the Royal College of Surgeons, England.

Jayneet continues to work part time as an Associate Specialist in Orthodontics at the Royal London Hospital, where he enjoys teaching undergraduate students and treating patients with complicated treatment plans. He is registered with the General Dental Council, and is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, England as well as the British Orthodontic society and European Orthodontic Society.

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