At Artiste Studios - L'Orthodontiste, the application of the art and science of orthodontics is in the heart of what we do best.
Whether you have a child who you are looking to have the best start in a healthy and positively beaming life, or an adult looking for that special spark when you smile at your fullest, we are the place for you.
We are extremely proud to have many parents who are amazed at our care and the result we achieved for their children and asked us if we can do the same for them!
You will find utmost precision in your treatment planning, coupled with excellent service in a relaxing environment here.
Artiste Studios - L'Orthodontiste is the ONLY place for you and your family.
SPECIALIST IN TEEN ORTHODONTICS
Orthodontics is the area of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Orthodontics literally means "tooth movement," and is mainly concerned with crooked teeth (malocclusions) and facial development (dentofacial orthopedics).
Some dentists are only concerned about getting teeth straight, here at Artiste Studios, we aim to treat your whole face, that is, the facial bones and muscles and getting them in harmony creating a beautiful facial profile in the process. Other problems include fixing a deep overbite or reverse bite. Having a bad bite makes one vulnerable to wearing down their teeth, by excessive grinding or bruxism. Straight teeth are easier to clean avoiding the development of pockets, which harbour plaque and bacteria, leading to gum disease.
It is our understanding at Artiste Studios - L'Orthodontiste that the practice of orthodontics requires professional skill in the design, application and control of corrective forces being used by means of fixed and removable appliances (braces) to bring teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment and achieve facial harmony and look to achieve this for you.
This area of dentistry allows us to work with children at an interceptive stage, teenagers who need more care given their growth profile and increasing number of adults seeking quality care with Artiste Studios. It's a chance to not only improve your oral health, but boost your confidence as well by giving you a smile to be proud of.
Our team not only installs braces and fits you with retainers and other fixed and removable appliances, but also corrects jaw position and jaw joint problems employing the various latest techniques and superior material common to all treatments carried out at Artiste Studios.
It is fact; we are programmed to like attractive people and want to emulate them. Beautiful people will have an easier life and are more successful in school, work and in their relationships. If you currently invest in everything else for your teen’s future, why stop at giving them the best start to a successful life and career?
Growing up in a world of social media brings benefits but also brings other factors to light. Teenagers today spend more time online and are exposed at a younger age to the constant sharing social media encourages. This can be intimidating especially if they have any insecurity about their appearance, and have not learned to accept their own inner beauty.
No matter what the reason is, straightening teeth with orthodontics brings long term health benefits, but also should be carefully considered as with treatment, there are also long term considerations regarding maintenance of retainers, keeping the teeth straight after active treatment.
Only a trained clinician can tell you if your teenager would benefit from going through orthodontic therapy. They can see what problems may arise in the future from the positioning of their teeth. Sometimes the teeth may look straight, but there can be other issues such as a traumatic bite. Other times the teeth may look out of place, but there can be a quicker treatment option than you may think.
Depending on the diagnosis of your orthodontist, if your teenager could benefit from orthodontic treatment it’s easier to start when they’re young versus later in life.
Why straighten teeth with orthodontics?
Many issues can arise from having misaligned teeth – and they tend to compound and get worse as we get older. One of the best long term preventative strategies to keep your teeth for life is to get them in a healthy position with braces.
Here are some of the more common problems associated with misaligned teeth:
Crowded teeth can contribute to gum disease and gum infection. If this progresses, this can lead to tooth loosening and eventually tooth loss.
A bad bite can cause daily trauma as you chew your food. This can cause your teeth to wear down and crack over time leading to more dental work.
Other issues can be related to misaligned teeth including temporomandibular joint pain (TMD), and sleep apnea / airway problems.
While teenagers with misaligned teeth may not be experiencing these complications now, they can easily progress if the teeth are left in an unhealthy position. Everyone’s teeth move at a different rate, and teeth will get into a worse position over time versus a better one.
Why Your Teen Should See an Orthodontist? Orthodontic Treatment is Easier as a Teenager.
Adolescence (age 11-17) is the optimal time to receive orthodontic treatment for many good reasons, including:
Permanent teeth have erupted
During adolescence, the primary teeth have all been replaced with the permanent teeth. This is when the orthodontist can correct common problems like improperly spaced teeth, “bad bites,” and misaligned teeth.
Treatment as a Teen is Usual
The teenage years are the time when most people worldwide opt to have orthodontic treatment. It’s easier to go through this process when many of your teenager’s friends and peers are also going through it. Most start the process in their early teen years, and this is often the most comfortable time to go through orthodontics, when everyone else is too.
Teeth Move More Easily
There’s a biological benefit to going through orthodontics as a teenager as teeth move more easily than adult teeth. Their alveolar bone which holds the teeth is more pliable and less stiff, hence making orthodontic treatment slightly faster and less painful.
Jaw and Facial Bones are Still Growing
As the jaw and bones of the face are still developing, it is easier for to treat problems during this stage of life due to rapid body growth. Once the facial bones and jaw are done developing, many orthodontic conditions become more difficult and costly to treat. It does also mean that it is possible to find alternative solutions for a wider variety of problems during the teenage years.
Growth Modification is Possible
The growing years also mean that growth of the jaws can also be utilised to enhance the effects of orthodontics. This is especially so with growth modification cases, but also with child and teen cases in general.
Greater Patient Compliance during Early Teen Years
An added point for parents to consider is that there is often greater compliance for example with brace care, elastic wear from patients during their earlier teen years than later. Socialising with friends from the opposite sex also tends to lead teens to be impatient to complete their treatments later on.
Lifelong Benefits from day one
These are some of the reasons why the teenage years are the most optimal time to go through orthodontics. And once your teen is finished wearing braces, they can enjoy all the benefits that come with having a lifelong, healthy and attractive smile.
What Your Teen Can Expect During the First Visit with Artiste Studios – L’Orthodontiste
Your teen’s first visit will involve:
Taking diagnostic records (photos, moulds, and/or X-rays) of your teen’s mouth
Developing a custom treatment plan that will meet your teen’s unique orthodontic needs and match his/her lifestyle
The treatment plan we develop for your teen may involve wearing conventional metal braces with or without elastics. We may also recommend another treatment method that meets your teen’s needs, all depending on what we find during the initial examination.
Popular Teen Options
Metal braces- Conventional Metal Braces
These are the types of braces most people are familiar with. Compared to the metal braces used years ago, today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable, and more attractive. These braces which are made up of stainless steel bands, brackets, and wires, are bonded to the teeth for the duration of the treatment process.
The clear braces we use are great for teens who don’t want to wear highly visible metal braces. Made of a translucent material, clear braces are very discreet. Like conventional metal braces, clear braces are bonded to the teeth for the entire time your teenager is improving his or her smile. We offer several types of clear braces including clear ceramic braces, Inspire braces, and Clarity braces.
Clear aligners- Invisalign Teen
This is one of the most popular treatment choices among teens for many good reasons. Unlike metal or clear ceramic braces that are bonded to the teeth, Invisalign Teen consists of a sequence of custom-made, removable aligner trays that move the teeth. The aligners have tiny compliance indicators built right in to show your teen, you and the orthodontist whether or not the aligners are being worn as directed.
These braces offer the most unnoticeable form of orthodontic treatment because they are attached to the back (tongue side) of the teeth, where they cannot be seen at all.
Minimise extraction of any of your precious teeth for orthodontics at Artiste Studios - L'Orthodontiste
At Artiste Studios - L'Orthodontiste, we try to keep your teeth where possible.
This comes with experience. In our experience, too many adults have come in for help because they have had teeth unnecessarily removed during their teens, resulting in collapsed smiles, and facial profiles.
We aim to try to rearrange your teeth to your existing facial structure, giving you the best chance for a great looking smile for years to come. Naturally, sometimes the extraction of teeth to make room is needed, and in those cases, we will plan to extract teeth that already have big fillings.
At Artiste Studios - L'Orthodontiste, we will never perform “routine extractions” to make it easier to get your teeth straight.
Keep your teeth where they are supposed to be, in your jaw!
Still waiting for NHS braces?
It's a few years wait before being assessed for suitability.
Then it's 5 minute appointment each time.
NHS orthodontics may seem attractive because it is free, but making patients wait till the end of the growth spurt before commencing treatment, resulting in the need for routine extractions and lengthy wear times of metal braces.
Routine treatment used across the board for everyone can result in collapsed facial profiles in certain cases.
Our appointments are generally 5 times longer than what you would expect at a NHS/mixed orthodontic practice. We take the time to do it right by building trust to enable better compliance and results!
Furthermore, most superior orthodontic treatment options are not available on the NHS Orthodontics standardised care. Come see why we are so popular for parents and their children. We can even help you apply for monthly payment financing. We would never charge an arrangement fee.
Damon braces also known as “Speed Braces”, these Self-Ligating Braces are Perfect for Children
Braces that will give you excellent results in the shortest possible time, with the least pain possible, also referred to as “speed braces” are available at Artiste Studios.
These tiny braces are designed to make your treatment faster and less painful than regular braces. When placed on your teeth these braces can reduce your treatment time by up to 6 months! The ideal complement to your first phase of interceptive treatment in order to get the best results.
Damon brackets work faster than other types of appliance due to the very low friction between the bracket and the wire. The Damon system allows non-extraction treatment in the majority of cases. Children and their parents keen for the fastest treatment possible often select this appliance even though there is a little more metal visible than porcelain brackets.
What are the Advantages of the Damon System of Braces?
The Damon brackets are a great way to achieve a more beautiful and aesthetic smile in less time and with greater comfort than other treatments or even conventional braces. Damon brackets are more comfortable against your lips and cheeks than conventional braces and less noticeable because the brackets are smaller.
Damon brackets are also 'self ligating.' Conventional braces hold the wire into the brackets with individual elastics. This causes tension on the wire that moves your teeth. One problem that arises is that the elastics eventually get loose; therefore you must visit your orthodontist at least once a month to change the elastics and create more force.
The other inconvenience with conventional braces is that even if we use silver elastics, which are the most aesthetic, the elastics still add more 'metal' to the look of your smile. The Damon brackets do not need elastics to hold the wire in place; instead, Damon braces use a slide mechanism to hold the wire, which allows teeth to move more freely, quickly and comfortably.
This 'self ligating' system means that you will not have to come to see the orthodontist as often and that a more even tension is placed on your teeth throughout your treatment. Visits are still necessary to change the wire and to make sure that the brackets are clean.
Damon braces are designed to be discreet, comfortable and easy to keep clean. Without the elastic ties that can collect plaque, Damon braces make dental hygiene easier during treatment.
With the Damon System of braces, treatment time is typically 6 months shorter than with conventional braces. And shorter treatment time means fewer appointments and a beautiful smile...faster. You may be surprised at how fast.
Ceramic Clear Braces
Cosmetic braces for the exclusive teenagers! Ceramic braces are perfect for a wonderful yearbook smile
Ceramic Clear Braces are tooth-coloured appliances for improved cosmetics are available. The brackets attached to the teeth are made of porcelain and therefore blend in beautifully with the background colour of the teeth.
The appliance works along the same principle as more visible braces, with a fine wire connecting the brackets and moving the teeth gently to the correct position. The appearance is much better due to the lower visibility of the porcelain brackets.
Smooth, comfortable and discreet, your lips and cheeks are less traumatised with these smooth brackets.
Some cosmetic braces are white or coloured to match a particular tooth colour. But since we all have different tooth shades, these braces frequently stand out. Radiance crystal-clear braces are the most discreet braces available, regardless of tooth colour.
Every Radiance bracket is a polished jewel, made from pure grown sapphire, second only to diamond as the toughest mineral known to exist. Each crystal is honed and then heat polished into a superbly smooth, incredibly clear and astoundingly strong bracket.
Radiance’s monocrystalline structure and highly polished surface serve as barriers to stains so they won’t discolour over time, and you'll look great throughout your treatment. Invisibly straighten your teeth with the confidence that can only come from Radiance pure sapphire brackets!
Virtually invisible, Damon Clear has clear advantages over traditional braces and aligners. Damon Clear is part of the innovative Damon System, which combines tieless braces with high technology archwires that are clinically proven to move teeth fast and comfortably with truly spectacular smile and facial results.
Damon Clear combines the best of traditional clear braces and invisible aligners to deliver a discrete treatment experience with results that go beyond straight teeth.
Braces don’t have to be boring!
Standard metal braces: Ideal for children and teens, metal braces, or some people refer to them, “train tracks”, do a good job straightening teeth. How do we make this different for you?
You will be thrilled to know you now have the option to add pizzazz to your braces by customising them with coloured elastic bands, and we can even change the colours at each visit!
Braces to Match Your Whatever is The Latest Fashion Tops
This option allows you to display your school spirit by choosing your school's colours, or celebrate a holiday with vibrant colours associated with that day, or you may choose to pick matching colours that go well with your clothing. It is primarily the elastic ties that secure the wires to the brackets that provide the colour.
Together, the ties and wires can have their colours modified. This gives you the ability to change your look as often as you wish. Studies have revealed that colourful braces might even be involved in the success of your therapy.
Increased Motivation Equals Faster Treatment
The coloured braces make things more fun and interesting, but there is another purpose behind it. Patients who show more enthusiasm about their treatments are usually a lot more cooperative about them. More receptiveness will allow faster attainment of the results that everyone is looking for.
Become A Partner in your Orthodontic Treatment
What an Artiste Studios’ orthodontist wants is a patient who is a partner in the treatment. When patients take responsibility, rather than behave as though braces are something that happened to them, they maintain their braces and follow the home care instructions more carefully. The bottom line for patients who are willing to do as instructed by their orthodontist is that they'll find they have much better results.
Most of the hardware is available in a wide range of shades, so there is something for everyone. Rubber bands are put in and removed daily, and even these disposable items come in an amazing range of colours. This isn't wasteful on the part of the orthodontic office. People only select coloured rubber bands if they are planning to actually wear them.
Braces don't have to be boring, the can be livened up to match any occasion. For instance, Saint Patrick's Day gives people the chance to have fun and wear green braces. You can also have fun on Halloween with orange and black combinations or on Christmas with green and red mixed.
Some people show their team spirit by wearing the colours of their team. It is not unusual for a dentist to keep a large inventory of local schools from which there is a large percentage of student patients attending. There are a lot of younger students who are thrilled about their braces matching their uniforms.
We aim to make your Orthodontic treatment a Positive Experience
Our Artiste Studios’ orthodontists are aware that creating a positive experience that is not overwhelming is essential when treating children. Not only our specialist but the rest of the team treat our child patients with a kind and understanding manner. The whole procedure of choosing the colour of their braces allows for the child to feel like they are taking part in their own treatment and asserts them that the final outcome actually does depend also on them.
But this colour craze is much more than a simple manner for the patient to flaunt his or her individuality. This trend can help patients of any age feel more enthusiastic about braces.
Increased Success through Highly Motivated and Compliant patients!
Having motivated and complying patients are the secret to our successful orthodontic treatments.
Premier Invisalign Teen
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Justin Bieber wears Invisalign Teen, now you can too!
Thought Justin Bieber had everything? Not a great smile, evidently! At the recent Brit Awards in London, he was spotted wearing his Invisalign aligners.
Invisalign aligners are so discreet that even Justin didn’t remove them when he was on the red carpet! They work by a series of removable clear aligners that you keep in place for 20-24 hours a day, removing them for eating and cleaning only. We’re happy to see that Justin is diligently wearing his braces, but if you’re reading this, Justin, and if you ever need an orthodontic appointment when you are in London, give us a call!
Shy About Wearing Braces?
Invisalign Teen gives you a whole new way to wear braces for a "clearly" amazing smile!
Not excited about having braces?
I have enough to worry about...
...now I need braces too?
The team has a game this Friday night, half term is in a month, and what about my graduation pictures?! No need to stress out, with Invisalign Teen you won't need to turn down any dates, wear a paper bag over your head, or hide out in your room for two years!
Invisalign Teen is a perfect fit for your lifestyle
■ Super comfortable
■ Customised just for you
With Invisalign Teen you can eat whatever you want!
Your friends have probably told you that with braces you won't be able to eat all the things you like. Pizza, Chips...no problem!
Removable and Very Convenient
Unlike traditional metal braces, your Invisalign Teen aligners are removable, which means you can go ahead and eat all the things you love without worrying about breaking a bracket or losing a rubber band. Cheers!
It's your life, keep it that way!
Have Your Invisalign Teen Provided by an Invisalign Platinum Specialist Orthodontist!
Artiste Studios - L'Orthodontiste is London's premier Invisalign and Invisalign teen provider. We are a specialist practice that can provide low-cost Invisalign teen and options for braces not available to your NHS orthodontist. We are one of few London practices that hold Invisalign's Platinum Provider status. Call us today to speak to our lovely Clinical Manager who can answer any questions on orthodontics for teenagers.