Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening or moving teeth, to improve their appearance and function. This can also help to preserve the long-term health of the teeth, gums and jaw joints, by spreading the biting pressure over all the teeth.

Why should I have Orthodontic Treatment?
Many people have crowded or crooked teeth. Orthodontic treatment will straighten the teeth or move them into a better position.
What does it involve?
The most important thing is to have a full examination. This will usually involve looking at your teeth, taking x-rays and making plaster models of your teeth.
The dentist will then discuss what treatment is possible. Once you are sure you want to go ahead, the treatment can begin.

Case Study

Orthodontics transformed this smile to give the patient her confidence back.

Before photo
After photo
Before registering at Meopham Dental Care I hadn't had my teeth looked at in over 10 years, I was petrified of going to the dentists and always found an excuse to cancel appointments. My teeth and gum's were in a really bad way so I decided to go private in an attempt to get them sorted. From my first appointment Alison made me feel very safe and secure, taking the time to explain everything she was doing, which was half of my problem of feeling anxious because I wasn't in control. The money is well worth the personal treatment you receive. Having been extremely unhappy with my teeth since I was a teenager, I never smiled in pictures and always had my mouth firmly closed. With Alison I made massive steps to starting to sort out my teeth, growing in confidence with treatment Alison suggested I speak to an Orthodontist called John Costello, I never imagined I would be able to see through having a brace put on but my partner had just proposed and the thought of seeing my hideous teeth in my wedding photo's gave me the courage to go and see him and get a brace fitted. Now two years after my brace has been removed, I cannot begin to explain the difference its made to my life, not only to my confidence but also to my general teeth & gum health, I now smile constantly and never feel self conscious about the way I look. I still get nervous when I see I have a dentist appointment in my calendar, but now I always attend them!
Patient K.L.