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How an orthodontist can help adults to straighten their teeth – in secret

If you think that an orthodontist only works with children and teenagers, we ask you to think again. At Sheen Dental in Richmond we offer orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages. Whatever your age, if you are interested in the numerous benefits to be gained from improving the alignment of your teeth, we invite you to join us for an orthodontic consultation.

Here, we look at how our Richmond orthodontist can help adult patients to subtly straighten their teeth. . .

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Discreet orthodontic options in Richmond

It’s important to remember that you are never too old to straighten your teeth. Health benefits from teeth straightening treatment can include reducing your chances of gum disease and dental decay by reducing the number of gaps for plaque to build up in, better protection from accidental damage to protruding front teeth, and in some cases improvements in cases of night-time tooth grinding (bruxism).

When you come into our Richmond dental practice for a consultation with our orthodontist, he will perform a detailed clinical examination before talking you through all the treatment options relevant to your diagnosis.

Your orthodontist may recommend fixed appliances – braces – or removable ones – aligners. Both have their advantages, and different appliances are better suited to different conditions. Your orthodontist will also create a bespoke treatment plan, including the predicted length of treatment.

Among the discreet orthodontic options available at our Richmond dental clinic are:

Clarity Advanced Ceramic Braces

Braces give your orthodontist maximum control over the movement of each tooth, and produce predictable results. These braces from Clarity have dome-shaped brackets, made from fine-grained ceramic material to blend in with your natural teeth for maximum discretion and comfort.

Incognito Lingual Braces

These metal braces are attached to the rear – or lingual – surfaces of your teeth, meaning that they will not be visible in your daily life. They can be used to correct a full spectrum of orthodontic issues, and have specially-designed brackets for added comfort.


A system of clear, removable aligners that you need to wear for about 23 hours a day, and change fortnightly as your teeth move, Invisalign can correct a wider range of issues with tooth alignment.


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