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Specialist Orthodontists in London and Surrey

If you’re looking for top orthodontists in London and Surrey, you’ve come to the right place. Here at the Neem Tree, we have scoured high and low to bring together the best dental team possible. Our team provides professional, high-quality and pain-free orthodontic treatments and advice from both our practices in Wandsworth, London and Esher, Surrey. Our family of patients is growing fast and we want you to be a part of it!

Following your initial consultation, our expert orthodontists will create a bespoke treatment plan that suits your exact needs and provides the results you absolutely deserve. It doesn’t matter how much of a change you require, or indeed how old you are! We provide tailored orthodontic treatments to children, teenagers and adults all across London. 

Orthodontics at The Neem Tree in London 

From Invisalign and Incognito braces, to metal braces and retainers, we offer a wide range of treatments and solutions to all your orthodontic needs. If you’re even slightly unhappy or concerned about your smile, our orthodontic team can get you the results you’ve been looking for.

Whether you want to straighten crooked teeth, get rid of gaps in your smile, maintain your recently straightened teeth or just get some advice on how to improve a smile, our specialist orthodontists are here to help and get you that perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of.

Your London and Surrey Orthodontists

The Neem Tree boasts two top-of-the-range, luxury clinics, from which we offer only the best orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, periodontics and general dentistry treatments. Our doors first opened in Wandsworth in 2004. In the last 15 years we have been providing exceptional orthodontics and dentistry across South West London to our growing family of valued patients.

Both our practices in Esher (Surrey, KT10 9QJ) and Wandsworth (London, SW18 1TF) offer orthodontic services 7 days a week, as well as emergency appointments should the unforeseen happen. We even offer same-day dental appointments in emergencies, so there’s no need to wait to see an orthodontic specialist! You can call our practices, book online or simply walk in to either branch in Wandsworth or Esher! Our team will be more than happy to discuss your orthodontic and dental needs.

What orthodontic services are offered at the Neem Tree?

Traditional metal braces

Traditional fixed metal braces are still the most common form of orthodontic treatment. They are used for both adults and children and can be used in most circumstances, from small adjustments to major changes in teeth straightening. 

Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to slowly straighten teeth over time by steadily pulling them into alignment by applying constant pressure.

Firstly, metal brackets are fixed to the front of your teeth. This is done by using dental cement. Secondly, a metal wire is threaded through these brackets, which are used to hold the wire in place. The wire is usually made from either stainless steel or titanium. The wire is then held in place in the brackets by using small rubber bands. The rubber bands twist over the front of the wire and are hooked directly onto the brackets. 

Through a process of steadily tightening the braces, your teeth are slowly but surely moved into alignment. At each appointment, your orthodontist will slightly increase the pressure that the brace applies. This serves to move the teeth into their desired position over time. 

Although they remain the most common form of treatment, traditional braces have several drawbacks that have seen alternative treatments become more popular.

The most obvious disadvantage is that they are very noticeable. Many patients, of all ages, feel self-conscious while wearing metal braces and do not like how they look while wearing them. Metal braces are almost impossible to hide and this has lead to the rise in treatments such as clear, invisible or lingual braces.

It is also much harder to keep your teeth clean with metal braces, when compared with some other treatments. Having metal brackets on each tooth and a metal wire running between them can make accessing your teeth with floss or a toothbrush a lot harder than normal.

You may need to entirely adjust your cleaning routine to properly take care of your teeth while you are wearing them. However, metal braces are a lot cheaper than a lot of alternatives. Furthermore, their results can be far more reliable and they can be effective in far more severe cases.

If you’re thinking about getting top orthodontic treatment in Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey then contact us today!

Invisible Braces

As the name suggests, invisible braces are a subsection of braces that are either fully invisible or nearly invisible. Historically, one of the main disadvantages of orthodontic treatment is how they look and how they make patients feel while wearing them.

Everyone knows the clichéd image of the teenager with a clunky metal track and prominent head brace. With invisible braces, that image is finally a thing of the past. You now have several options to straighten your teeth without feeling self-conscious about your smile. 

For instance, Invisalign is considered an invisible braces system. Made from clear plastic trays, it is nearly impossible to tell when they are being worn. Invisalign, and other similar orthodontic treatments, work by using trays or retainers to realign crooked teeth, as opposed to metal wires held in place.

These trays are usually made from some kind of clear plastic. Firstly, a mould is taken of your teeth. Nowadays, this is often accomplished using digital imagery. Your orthodontist uses a scanner to create a digital image of your teeth. This image is then used to create a tray that is custom-built to fit into your mouth. They are far less conspicuous than traditional braces, however, they are still slightly noticeable. 

Furthermore, since they are trays (and not permanently fixed metal tracks or wires), they are easily removable at your wish. This means you are free to eat and drink whatever you want while undergoing treatment. With fixed metal braces, patients often need to completely adjust their dental health routine to clean their teeth properly and accommodate the metal tracks and wires. With plastic aligners, there’s no need to learn an entirely new method of brushing and flossing your teeth! Simply remove the tray and clean your teeth as you always have! 

If you need a practice offering great orthodontic treatment in Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey then contact us today to see how we can help!

Invisalign

Although everyone wants the perfect smile, not everyone wants to go through the hassle of wearing the traditional clunky metal braces for months to achieve it. Not only can they be uncomfortable and difficult to maintain, they are almost impossible to hide. This can make patients incredibly self-conscious while wearing them. Patients can even often be reluctant to smile while wearing them!

For this reason, among many others, Invisalign as proven to be one of our most popular orthodontic treatments at both our Esher and Wandsworth clinics. If you’re looking for a way to straighten your teeth that is successful, comfortable and discreet then Invisalign might be the orthodontic treatment you’re looking for! 

The Invisalign system uses clear, soft plastic trays to bring your teeth into alignment without the need for traditional metal track braces. The clear plastic from which they are crafted makes them virtually unnoticeable while you are wearing them. You’re free to smile and laugh without the self-consciousness and embarrassment some patients feel while undergoing orthodontics treatments. 

Invisalign is also suitable for most ages. From children and teens right up to adulthood, Invisalign can improve your smile at any stage of your life. Whether you only need to realign a couple of teeth, or you wish to completely restore a smile, talk to one our our specialist orthodontists in Esher or Wandsworth to see if Invisalign is right for you. 

Looking to find out more about Invisalign in Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey? Call us, book online or pop into one of our practices, we’d love to speak to you!

Clear Braces

Clear braces are an orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic trays or metal wires with clear plastic or ceramic anchors to straighten teeth. Whilst not quite as inconspicuous as invisible braces, they are far less noticeable than the traditional fixed metal braces. 

Treatments that use clear plastic trays are often considered to be an ‘invisible brace system’, but can also be included in clear braces. This is, of course, because they use clear plastic to craft the aligner trays. 

More often, clear braces are used to refer to traditional braces systems that use clear plastic or ceramics, instead of solid metal, for the anchors to hold the wire in place. These braces straighten teeth in exactly the same way as traditional metal ones. The only discernible difference is that they use slightly more subtle materials.

While the wire connecting the tracks will still be made of metal (such as steel or titanium), the tracks themselves are made from clear materials such as plastic or ceramics. The connecting wire is often also coloured to match the colour of your teeth. 

Some clear brace systems are also ‘self-ligating’. This means that they tighten themselves over time and do not require periodic tightening from an orthodontist. This is beneficial since it reduces the number of dental appointments required. It also means you do not have periods when your braces are suddenly tightened and you experience an increase in pain and discomfort. 

If you live in Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey and the surrounding area and need effective, discreet clear braces then contact us today!

Ceramic Braces 

Ceramic braces work according to the same method and principle as traditional metal braces. The only real difference is that the brackets that are fixed to the teeth are made from ceramics instead of metal. These brackets are then connected via a metal wire that threads through each of the brackets. 

The great benefit of ceramic braces is that the material used to create the brackets is far less noticeable than the traditional metal ones. Although at close inspection you will be able to tell if someone is wearing ceramic braces, they are far more subtle at greater distances than metal ones. The small elastic bands that connect the wire to the bracket is also often clear or toned to the colour of your teeth. Furthermore, the wire that connects the tracks together is usually coloured so as to blend in with the teeth. 

Although not as subtle as invisible or clear retainers, they do straighten teeth faster than the plastic tray/aligners systems. This is especially true if your teeth require a major readjustment, not just a small realignment. However, they are not as durable as metal braces

Thinking about getting ceramic braces in Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey? Get in touch with one of our practices and find out how we can get you your perfect smile!

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces straighten your teeth using the same method and principle as traditional metal braces. Metal brackets are fixed onto the teeth and connected with a metal wire threaded between them. By slowly increasing the pressure applied by the wire and brackets, the teeth are slowly shifted into the desired alignment.

The difference is that the braces are not fixed to the front of the teeth. Instead, the braces are fixed to the back (lingual) side of the teeth. Having the braces hidden away behind the teeth makes them virtually unnoticeable; how often does anyone see the backs of your teeth? This is what makes lingual braces such a popular option.

Other orthodontic treatments such as clear braces or invisible retainers are far less obvious than traditional metal braces. However, they can still be noticed at close range. On the other hand, lingual braces are far less conspicuous since none of the implements are on show. 

It should be noted, however, that lingual braces to come with some downsides. First of all, a lot of patients report their speech patterns being affected. Since the metal brackets sit on the backs of the teeth, they come into contact with the tongue regularly. This changes how the tongue naturally sits in the mouth, as well as how it moves when speaking. This does lead to a slight lisp in some cases. However, this is usually a temporary issue that resolves itself over time as you get more used to wearing the braces. Another drawback is that they can be more expensive than the traditional metal braces. 

If you’re looking for a practice offering only the best orthodontic treatments in Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey then contact us today to see how we can help!

Retainers

Retainers are orthodontic implements which serve to keep (or retain) the teeth in their new position, once the main orthodontic treatment is completed. Once your teeth have been realigned into their desired position, they have a tendency to try to move back into their original locations. The reason for this is that the factors that caused you teeth to be misaligned in the first place, e.g. overcrowding, are usually still true.

Once the braces are removed the teeth then want to spring back into their previous alignment. This is known as relapsing. Retainers serve to keep the teeth in place and let them settle in and get used to the new positions. For this reason, retainers are just as important as the braces themselves; without them, the original treatment will be for nothing. 

There are a variety of different retainers that can be worn and a number of different materials they can be made from. The main 2 kinds of retainers are fixed and removable. 

Fixed retainers are held in place, much like many braces. However, they serve to keep the teeth from moving, as opposed to actively moving the teeth into new positions. Fixed retainers often consist of a metal wire running behind the teeth. They are held in place using a dental adhesive and are not removed until treatment is complete and your orthodontist is confident the teeth will not relapse. 

The other type of retainers are removable retainers. These retainers are often made of soft plastic such as acrylic and are moulded specifically for your teeth. These retainers work the same way as the fixed kind, but with the added benefit of being able to remove them at your leisure. This makes eating, drinking and cleaning your teeth far easier.

The biggest drawback of removable retainers is that patients often remove them for too long at a time. The longer you remove braces for, the more your teeth while relapse in the meantime. After potentially years of orthodontic treatment, many patients relish the ability to remove the implement at will. If this happens too much, the teeth can relapse and move back to their original, crooked position. 

No matter what your needs are, our practices in Wandsworth, South West London and Esher, Surrey offer only the best orthodontic services. Contact us today!

Pre-orthodontic hygiene

A pre-orthodontic hygiene appointment is the vital first step in any orthodontic treatment. Just like you need to build a house on solid foundations, teeth need a clean and stable foundation in which to sit. A hygiene appointment is essential in combating gum disease before you begin orthodontics.

Teeth are at a greater risk of gum disease during treatment. One of the reasons for this is that they are much harder to clean with braces than without. Furthermore, if there is any plaque on the teeth when the brackets are glued on, the plaque can eat away at the teeth underneath the metal unchecked for months on end. 

At your pre-orthodontic hygiene appointment our team will thoroughly clean your teeth and gums, ensuring there is no plaque or tartar buildup. We use a combination of an ultrasonic scaler and hand instruments to get rid of plaque and hard calculus. 

You will also be given instructions and advice on how to properly clean your teeth at home while undergoing treatment. Depending on the kind of braces you are using, you may find it far harder to clean your teeth than previously. This is because the metal brackets and wire make your teeth far harder to access with traditional methods.

Both brushing and flossing can be much more difficult with certain kinds of braces; especially traditional metal ones. Our hygienist can give you tips on the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy whilst undergoing orthodontic treatment.

We provide top dental, orthodontic and hygienist treatments from both our practices in Wandsworth, South West London and Esher, Surrey. Contact us now to find out how we can help you!

Post-orthodontic hygiene

A post-orthodontic hygiene appointment is one of the important last steps in orthodontic treatment. During this procedure, your teeth are thoroughly cleaned following the removal of your braces. 

Certain kinds of braces can make keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy far harder than usual. This is simply due to the fact that having new implements in your mouth can limit accessibility. This is especially true with fixed metal braces, which make reaching certain areas a lot trickier with toothbrushes and floss. Similarly, even if you can reach everything easily, having to adjust your cleaning routine around a fixed implement can easily lead to missing certain spots. 

Consequently, there is often a buildup of plaque and tartar between teeth during orthodontic treatment. Due to these reasons, patients undergoing orthodontic treatment are more at risk of gum disease (and similar problems) than patients who have not received orthodontics. Therefore, a thorough cleaning is an essential step in preventing gum disease. 

Our team uses a combination of an ultrasonic scaler and hand instruments to remove any plaque or tartar from your teeth and gums. It also provides a chance for your dentist to spot any early signs of problems such as periodontitis and whether any cavities have formed during treatment.  

Looking for the best dental, orthodontic and hygienist treatments in Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey? You’re looking for The Neem Tree. Contact us today to join our growing family!

Meet our Orthodontists in London and Surrey

The Neem Tree Esher

If you’re looking for orthodontic treatments in and around Surrey or South West London, our practice in Esher is perfectly placed to serve you. Located in an easily-accessible location on the Esher High Street, this practice boasts a friendly and welcoming team of dentists, hygienists and specialist orthodontists. 

The Neem Tree Esher is open from Monday to Saturday, open until 8pm on several days and even takes emergency appointments on Sundays! 

Several local buses stop close to the practice and Esher train station is only a short walk from the practice. There are also parking options only a 3 minute walk away. 

Nestled in a picturesque Surrey town and home to a highly-skilled dental team, The Neem Tree Esher is the perfect place for all your orthodontic treatment needs in Surrey and South West London. 

Our Neem Tree family is growing and we want you to be the newest addition! 

The Neem Tree Wandsworth

Our dental practice in Wandsworth, South West London offers a wide range of services covering general dentistry, hygiene and orthodontics. The Neem Tree Wandsworth is the first dental practice we opened, all the way back in 2004. Over the last 15 years, we have been providing only the best dental and orthodontic services to our patients in Wandsworth and the surrounding area. 

The Neem Tree Wandsworth is open from Monday to Saturday and even offers services on Sunday by appointment. We are often open until 8pm and even open until 9pm on Wednesdays, meaning you don’t need to take a day off work just to see us. 

Our dental and orthodontic practice in Wandsworth can be found close to the river on a vibrant and cosy street called ‘Old York Road’. There are several train stations and bus stops nearby and we are only a 5 minute drive from Battersea, Putney, Earlsfield, Southfields and Clapham.

If you’re looking for dental, hygienist or orthodontists in Wandsworth and South West London, come along and join our growing family of valued patients!

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