Orthodontics

Teeth straightening from our Croydon orthodontist

If you are from Croydon, London SE25 and you are thinking about orthodontic braces to improve your misaligned or uneven teeth as well as your smile, then at Natureza Dental Practice, our experienced croydon Orthodontists can help you further!

To begin orthodontic treatment is an important decision. It is good to know, that there are few steps between the initial consultation and actual start of treatment, in order to make the process of decision making as informed and as comfortable as possible.

The Dental Braces Procedure

Step 1. Initial consultation

First time you will see your orthodontist for a 20-30 min consultation in order to find out what are your expectations about having an orthodontic treatment. During this visit a clinical examination will be made to determine your treatment needs. You will be presented with estimated treatment options and costs.

Step 2. Diagnostic record appointment

Every orthodontic treatment we start in our Orthodontic practice in Croydon is individually planned. Once you are assessed as ready for treatment, our orthodontist will take your initial records in order to develop your detailed treatment plan. The standard set of diagnostic records includes radiographs, clinical photographs and dental impressions for study models.

Step 3. Discussion and approval of treatment plan

Once your diagnostic records are analysed, you will be asked to come and discuss your treatment plan. During this appointment you will sit down with our orthodontist and look at the particular options you might have to achieve your treatment goal. This is the best time to ask all the questions you have about your treatment. Our orthodontist will try to provide you with maximum information so you will be able to make an informed decision. Your full understanding of treatment process will increase the efficiency of your treatment. Together with adjusted treatment costs the detailed plan will be presented as a document which you will be able to take home.

How much does orthodontic treatment cost

After your initial consultation our orthodontist will be able to give you an accurate cost for the treatment, as the price varies depending on your needs.

You can rest assured that you will get the most affordable and competitive price to help our patients achieve their goals.

What is the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?

A general dentist will have taken the standard dental degree qualification entitling them to use the postscript BDS ( Bachelor of Dental Surgery), a general dentist will be registered with the General Dental Council as such. An orthodontist completes additional Masters level  qualifications entitling them to register with the General Dental Council as a specialist orthodontist.

This means that whilst your general dentist will have a broad overview of realigning teeth with orthodontics a specialist will have a much more detailed and in-depth knowledge enabling them to undertake more complex cases and offer a wider range of teeth braces.

Are orthodontists also dentists?

Yes, an orthodontist is a dentist that has undergone additional education in the field of orthodontics. However, most orthodontists choose to not practice general dentistry focusing their time and attention on orthodontics only. Typically an orthodontist will work on referral from a general dentist or via direct referral from the patient themselves.

Common Ways that Orthodontist Is Misspelled

We’ve noticed that many people often spell ‘orthodontist’ in different ways, this can throw up different search results if you are searching online, examples include:

  • orthodonist
  • orthodentist
  • orthodontis
  • orthadontists
  • orthadontic

All of the above phrases relate to the correct spelling ‘orthodontist’ or ‘orthodontics’.