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Orthodontic Treatments in Bathgate

Straightening Smiles with Confidence

Bothered by misaligned teeth, overcrowded teeth, overbites, underbites, or jaw alignment issues?

We offer various options for straightening your teeth!

Clear Aligners

Invisalign for Teens & Adults

With virtually invisible aligners, comfortable treatment, and the flexibility to remove aligners for eating and oral hygiene, Invisalign offers a discreet and convenient solution for achieving a straighter smile without the hassle of traditional braces. Discover the transformative benefits of Invisalign for teens and adults at Iriston House Dental Practice.

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Traditional Option

Metal Braces

Traditional braces offer numerous benefits for patients of all ages, from children to adults, seeking orthodontic treatment. With their proven track record in effectively correcting various dental issues, traditional braces provide reliable, affordable, and customisable solutions to achieve straighter teeth and improved oral health for a lifetime.

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Another Clear Option

Clear Braces

From discreet orthodontic correction to improved oral health and confidence, clear braces offer a versatile solution tailored to all ages, ensuring a straighter smile without compromising aesthetics or comfort.

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For Misaligned Front Teeth

Inman Aligners

It is an ideal solution for crowded or protruding front teeth. It is highly efficient, safe, and offers excellent value. Your front teeth can be gently repositioned to their ideal alignment within weeks. Most cases are completed in 6-18 weeks, and since the aligner is removable, you can easily take it out to suit your lifestyle.

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Braces placed behind the teeth

Lingual Braces

Unlike conventional braces that are placed on the front surface of the teeth, lingual braces are attached to the backside of the teeth, making them virtually invisible when you smile.

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Clear Aligners

Spark Aligners

It is a cutting-edge orthodontic treatment designed to straighten teeth discreetly and comfortably. Made from a clear, virtually invisible material, these aligners offer a modern alternative to traditional metal braces.

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Clear Aligners

SureSmile Aligners

SureSmile Clear Aligners are an orthodontic treatment that works to gradually straighten your teeth with custom-fit, removable clear aligners. They are made using a high-precision, laser-cutting process to achieve precise tooth movement.

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Post-Treatment Option

Retainers

Retainers play a crucial role in maintaining the results of orthodontic treatments. After braces or aligners have successfully straightened your teeth, we offer retainers to help preserve their new position, preventing them from shifting back.

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Our Dentist with a Special Interest in Orthodontics

Dr Geoff Stone

Geoff speaks with passion and expertise, sharing insights and innovative approaches to orthodontic care, leaving listeners inspired and informed about their dental health journey.

About Dr Geoff Stone

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With a special interest in minimally invasive dentistry and orthodontics, Geoff excels in preserving teeth through precise alignment, bleaching, and bonding techniques, ensuring patients achieve their dream smiles with minimal preparation. As a fellow of the IAS Academy, Geoff shares his expertise nationally and internationally, offering patients cutting-edge treatments and personalised care backed by years of experience and ongoing commitment to excellence.

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Dr Geoff Stone - Our specialist orthodontist at Iriston House Dental Practice in Bathgate, West Lothian

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Book an Initial Consultation

The initial consultation is an essential part of your orthodontic journey, allowing our orthodontist to tailor a treatment plan to meet your specific needs and goals. During the initial consultation at Iriston House Dental Practice, our orthodontist will assess your specific needs and determine the right option for you. Here’s what you can expect during this appointment:

Discussion of Goals

Medical and Dental History

Oral Examination

Imaging and Scans

Treatment Recommendations

Preview of Treatment Plan

Cost Estimate and Payment Options

Asking Questions about the Treatment

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Common Questions

Questions? We've got Answers

What are orthodontic treatments?

Orthodontic treatments involve using appliances such as braces, clear aligners, and retainers to correct misaligned teeth and jaws. These treatments improve dental function, enhance the appearance of your smile, and contribute to better oral health by making teeth easier to clean and reducing the risk of decay and gum disease.

Who needs orthodontic treatments?

Orthodontic treatments are suitable for anyone with misaligned teeth, overcrowding, gaps, overbites, underbites, or jaw alignment issues. These treatments can benefit children, teenagers, and adults by improving their bite, enhancing their smile, and addressing functional problems that impact chewing, speaking, and overall dental health.

How long do orthodontic treatments take?

The duration of orthodontic treatments varies based on the complexity of the case and the type of treatment. On average, treatment can last between 12 to 36 months. At Iriston House Dental Practice, our orthodontist will provide a more precise timeline after evaluating your specific needs during the initial consultation.

Are orthodontic treatments painful?

Orthodontic treatments can cause some discomfort, especially after adjustments or when first getting braces or aligners. This discomfort is typically mild and temporary. Over-the-counter pain relievers and orthodontic wax can help manage any pain. Our orthodontist will guide you on how to alleviate discomfort.

How often will I need to visit the orthodontist during treatment?

Regular visits to orthodontist are necessary to monitor progress and make adjustments. Typically, appointments are scheduled every 4 to 8 weeks. These visits are crucial to ensure the treatment is progressing as planned and to make any necessary modifications to your appliances.

Can adults benefit from orthodontic treatments?

Yes, adults can greatly benefit from orthodontic treatments. Advances in orthodontics have made treatments more effective and less noticeable, making it easier for adults to achieve a healthy, straight smile. Adult orthodontic treatment can improve oral health, function, and aesthetics, enhancing overall quality of life.

How do I care for my teeth during orthodontic treatment?

Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential during orthodontic treatment. Brush your teeth after every meal, floss daily, and use interdental brushes to clean around brackets and wires. Regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings are also important to prevent cavities and gum disease during treatment.

Will I need to wear a retainer after orthodontic treatment?

Yes, wearing a retainer after orthodontic treatment is crucial to maintain the new position of your teeth. Retainers help prevent teeth from shifting back to their original position. Our orthodontist at Iriston House Dental Practice will advise on the type of retainer and how long you need to wear it to ensure lasting results.

What foods should I avoid with braces?

Avoid sticky, hard, and chewy foods that can damage braces or get stuck in them. Foods like gum, hard candies, popcorn, and nuts should be avoided. Eating soft foods and cutting harder foods into small pieces can help prevent damage to your braces and ensure successful treatment.

Are there any risks associated with orthodontic treatments?

Orthodontic treatments are generally safe, but like any medical procedure, they come with some risks. Potential risks include tooth decay, gum disease, and root resorption if proper oral hygiene is not maintained. Regular check-ups with our orthodontist help minimise these risks and ensure a healthy outcome.

What is the best age to start orthodontic treatment?

The best age to start orthodontic treatment varies, but many children begin between ages 9 and 14 when most permanent teeth have come in. Early evaluation, around age seven, can help identify issues that may benefit from early intervention, potentially simplifying future treatment and improving results.

Can orthodontic treatment help with TMJ disorders?

Orthodontic treatment can help alleviate symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders by correcting bite alignment and reducing stress on the jaw joints. At Iriston House Dental Practice, our orthodontist will assess your specific condition and determine if orthodontic treatment is an appropriate solution for your TMJ issues.

Orthodontics in Bathgate

Why Choose Us for Orthodontic Treatments

Choosing Iriston House Dental Practice for orthodontic treatments in Bathgate ensures you receive expert care from our highly trained professionals. We offer personalised treatment plans using state-of-the-art technology to achieve optimal results for each patient. Our friendly and supportive team is dedicated to making your orthodontic journey comfortable and successful. With a range of options including traditional braces and clear aligners, we tailor treatments to fit your lifestyle and needs, ensuring you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.

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pm@iristonhouse.co.uk
01506 652135
48 King St, Bathgate EH48 1AY

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