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No metal braces, no problem: discreet tooth straightening techniques

Modern dentistry offers many alternatives to metal braces to straighten adult teeth. Sheen Dental in Richmond has an in-house orthodontist, Dr Fotis Stavaras, who can use a number of different subtle tooth straightening appliances to treat issues large and small.


More and more adults are turning to orthodontics later in life – whether they had treatment at a younger age only to experience adult relapse, or missed out on braces during their younger years. At our Richmond dental practice we welcome new patients of all ages who would like to straighten their teeth discreetly.

Adults turn to orthodontics for many reasons, not all of them cosmetic. Problems with the bite (how the jaws meet each other) can affect diet, whilst crowded teeth can be difficult to keep clean, leading to a range of dental hygiene problems that can ultimately result in tooth loss.

Richmond braces and aligners

When you come into Sheen Dental in Richmond for an orthodontics consultation, our orthodontist will carry out a thorough clinical examination, before talking you through all the relevant treatment options. This may involve subtle braces, or clear, removable aligners.

Lingual braces

Lingual braces are a popular choice at our Richmond dental clinic. They are attached to the rear surfaces of the teeth, so will be invisible in everyday life. Unlike some cosmetic brace systems, lingual appliances can be used to correct a full spectrum of orthodontic issues.

At Sheen Dental in Richmond we use Incognito lingual braces, which are made from gold alloy, making them an ideal treatment option for people allergic to nickel.

Damon clear braces

The Damon clear brace system offers a quicker route to straighter teeth. They have a unique design to enable faster movement of the teeth, and work just like metal appliances, with the added benefit of being tooth coloured.


Invisalign is a popular alternative to using a fixed brace at our Richmond dental centre. Treatment involves the use of a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually move your teeth into an improved position. Invisalign treatment takes place in fortnightly increments, as you change your aligner every two weeks.


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