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An orthodontist can improve your smile, whatever your age

Treatment from an orthodontist is not exclusively reserved for children and teenagers. At Sheen Dental in Richmondwe welcome patients of all ages who are interested in orthodontic treatment.


There are many benefits to be gained from straightening your teeth, whatever your age, and as more adults are starting to appreciate the true value of their smile, so they are turning to an orthodontist for help.

At our Richmond dental practice we find adults contact us for orthodontic treatment for all manner of reasons. If you think it’s all about aesthetics, it’s time to think again.

Among the reasons adults come to see the orthodontist at Sheen Dental in Richmond are:

  • Dental problems such as crowded teeth or a misaligned bite, which can cause issues with oral hygiene as misaligned teeth are harder to clean.

  • Bruxism – night-time tooth grinding – which can cause headaches, ear ache, and prematurely worn-down teeth. This can sometimes be helped by orthodontic treatment.

  • Missing out on treatment from an orthodontist during their youth.

  • Having had orthodontic treatment, only to experience adult relapse – perhaps as a consequence of failing to wear a retainer for long enough.

Of course, straightening your teeth can also provide a huge boon to your self-esteem and your interactions with other people, and this should not be underestimated. Treatments available from our Richmond orthodontist include both rapid-acting cosmetic appliances and discreet ways of treating more severe problems.

Among the orthodontic options available from Sheen Dental in Richmond are:

Damon Clear Braces

Fixed braces comprising clear and tooth-coloured parts, Damon braces enable your orthodontist to treat a wide range of concerns, with treatment on average six months faster than with standard braces.

Incognito Lingual Braces

Affixed to the rear or lingual surfaces of the teeth, these braces can treat a full spectrum of orthodontic concerns, but are not going to be seen in everyday life.


This system of clear, removable aligners are very discreet, and are also good for dental hygiene because they require no special cleaning techniques – you take them out to brush your teeth. Your orthodontist will prescribe you the required number of aligners, which you change every fortnight.


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