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Northwood Orthodontics, London… focusing on the person behind the smile.

Removable braces

For the daring, removable braces can be made in a range of different colours.

These can perform simple tooth movements and can be used either alone or to simplify the subsequent fixed brace treatment. Generally, they consist of an acrylic plate with delicate wires, screws or springs attached to move the teeth. Most removable braces require full-time wear with removal for tooth brushing and sports only.

At Northwood Orthodontics patients can choose a variety of different colours for their removable, should they wish to stand out from the crowd!

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Functional appliances

Functional appliances are removable braces which act both to correct the position of the teeth and to harness the growth of the jaws in order to improve the relationship between the upper and lower teeth.  They most often consist of an upper and lower paired set of removable braces, which require full-time wear with the exception of cleaning, sports and eating.  Occasionally they are used as stand-alone treatments, but are more commonly used prior to fixed braces.

At the end of treatment, most patients benefit from an improvement in their profile as well as an improved relationship between the top and bottom teeth.

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Fixed braces

These are the most common types of braces in use and are often referred to as “train tracks”.  They consist of a series of wires which run through small metal squares bonded to the surface of each tooth, and allow accurate movement of both the crown and root of the teeth.  The wires are held in place using tiny elastics which are available in an array of colours to help keep patients entertained!

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Ceramic fixed braces

Ceramic brackets greatly improve the aesthetics where fixed braces are required.

Ceramic brackets greatly improve the aesthetics where fixed braces are required.

Ceramic braces are a great alternative to traditional metal fixed braces. They are less noticeable than their metal counter-parts as the squares bonded onto the teeth are made of a tooth-coloured ceramic material.

They are a popular choice for both adults and children alike.

Here at Northwood Orthodontics we also offer an aesthetic wire which blends in with the ceramic brackets.

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Self-ligating braces

Damon® braces allow teeth to slide more easily reducing treatment time and discomfort.

These are innovative fixed braces designed to reduce the amount of friction encountered by teeth during movement.  This allows teeth to move more freely and, as a result, reduces discomfort and treatment time.

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A great alternative for those who want straight teeth without braces.

A great alternative for those who want straight teeth without braces.

Invisalign is a world renowned orthodontic system famous for its aesthetics and flexibility.

Invisalign utilizes a series of clear removable aligners, manufactured specifically for each individual, to correct tooth position without the use of brackets. Each aligner is worn for approximately two weeks, being removed for eating and cleaning.

More recently, Invisalign have introduced a product especially for teenagers. Invisalign Teen uses the same technology used to manufacture adult aligners, but takes into account the dental changes that occur during this period.

They are virtually invisible, as the name suggests, and are a fantastic alternative to fixed braces for both adults and teenagers. However, they cannot be used to treat all cases.

Should you be interested, the orthodontist will discuss your suitability for Invisalign at your consultation.

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Lingual braces

Lingual braces are fast becoming on of the most popular methods of achieving a beautiful smile.  These are braces which are fixed to the inner surfaces of the teeth towards the tongue.  They are completely invisible from the outside and can be used to treat even complex cases.  Adults and children can benefit from this type of treatment provided most of the adult teeth are present and the teeth, gums and bones healthy.  Some initial irritation of the tongue and speech impairment should be expected, but this settles down quickly.

At Northwood Orthodontics we use several lingual systems of which Incognito is one.

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Fee guide

Initial consultation: £85
Removable braces from: £600
Functional braces from: £850
Fixed metal braces from: £2,500
Fixed ceramic braces from: £2,800
Fixed Self-ligating braces from: £2,950
Invisalign® (single arch) from: £3,400
Invisalign® (both arches) from: £4,800
Lingual braces from: £4,950
Removable retainers from: £120
Fixed bonded retainers from: £120

Payment Options

We offer several different Payment schemes:

  • An agreed initial payment at the first treatment appointment, followed by fixed monthly installments payable by standing order.
  • If full payment for treatment is made in advance, a 5% discount will apply.
  • Braemar Finance – Interest free loan with repayments over 10-12 months.
AS aged 16

"I am very grateful for the work of Dr Qureshi. She provided me the care that I needed and now I have a smile that I am confident with. Every step of my treatment was clearly explained which meant that I felt completely comfortable putting my teeth into her hands."

AS aged 16

" From the first to the last appointment Dr Qureshi provided the highest standard of care.  She took time to listen to my daughters' needs and skilfully a significant overcrowding problem.  My daughter now has a beautiful smile she can be proud of and this is all thanks to Dr Qureshi.

I would not hesitate in recommending her".

Happy Mum

"Would have no hesitation in recommending Dr Saba Qureshi.  She had a professional, caring and gentle manner throughout my treatment.

Super happy with my smile!"

Aged 29
NC aged 29

" Dr Qureshi is an excellent orthodontist.  She finished my treatment my orthodontic treatment in just over a year and I am very pleased with the outcome.  She is thorough and professional, explaining each stage of treatment, and made me feel relaxed and comfortable each visit. I can't say enough good things about Dr Qureshi and would highly recommend her.

Thank you for my beautiful smile"

Aged 29

Saba provided me with care that was second to none. I was always at ease and welcomed by Saba. She has a wonderful way of explaining everything patiently and professionally.

Aged 39

Fantastic Experience being a patient at this practice. Dr Saba Qureshi and the staff are all lovely and always make me feel welcome.

Would highly recommend this place!!

"Thank you Saba for making my smile perfect"

Aged 16

"I got to choose colours to go on my braces as well, so every 6 weeks the colours would change. I want to thank Saba and her team for doing such a good job."

Aged 14
Saskia Bosch

Dr Saba Qureshi is the most professional and accomplished orthodontist I have ever come across.
It was important for me that my speech wouldn't be affected by having braces.

Saskia Bosch
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I am so happy with my straight teeth now, and cannot believe I didn't get them straightened sooner. I am smiling all of the time now, and my confidence has been boosted by 100%. I couldn’t ask for a better Orthodontist!

Thank you Dr Saba for my new smile!

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