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What an orthodontist can do for adult patients

The benefits of seeing an orthodontist don’t stop when you reach adulthood. Teeth straightening treatment is suitable for patients of all ages – in fact, at Sheen Dental in Richmond we are of the belief that it is never too late to straighten your teeth.


A major stumbling block to adults who dream of straighter teeth is that they imagine the only treatment an orthodontist will offer them is obvious metal braces. Whilst traditional brace systems are still popular with children and teenagers, who enjoy the customisation options that come with modern braces, it’s not hard to understand why these appliances are not particularly favourable to adults with busy professional lifestyles.

Fortunately, at Sheen Dental in Richmond, in-house orthodontist Dr Fotis Stavaras offers a number of subtler ways to improve the alignment of your teeth. Specifically designed with the needs of adult patients in mind, these appliances are as subtle as they are effective. Treatment may involve fixed braces or removable aligners, depending on your clinical need and personal preference.

Whether you missed out on treatment from an orthodontist during your teenage years, or had treatment but failed to keep up with the retention phase so that your teeth moved back to their original position, the team at Sheen Dental in Richmond are committed to finding the ideal treatment to fit your individual needs.

What your Richmond orthodontist may offer

Incognito lingual braces

Lingual braces can be used to correct a full range of orthodontic issues. Attached by your orthodontist to the rear, or lingual, surfaces of the teeth, these braces will go unnoticed in everyday life, for the ultimate in subtle orthodontic correction.


Invisalign is a system of clear, removable aligners that fit snugly over your teeth to move them into a better position. You don’t need to adopt any special dental hygiene techniques for the duration of this treatment, which takes on average between six and 24 months, based on you wearing your aligners 20-22 hours per day.

Damon clear braces

These fixed braces comprise clear and tooth coloured parts for added discretion. They can correct a wide range of orthodontic problems.


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