Covid-19 Pandemic

Following advice, from the NHS and British Orthodontic Society, Smiles Orthodontic Practice is closed to patients. All appointments for the foreseeable future have been cancelled.

If you have a fixed brace and wear elastics please continue with these. Leave a phone message if you run out so we can send you some more. Removable appliances and retainers should continue to be worn as instructed.

If you have a problem with your orthodontic appliance there is guidance in the Orthodontic Emergencies Protocol on the British Orthodontic Society website.

At this stage please only contact the practice if you have a concern or orthodontic emergency that is causing discomfort. Unfortunately we are unable to replace brackets, repair broken removable appliances or provide replacement retainers.

These are extraordinary times and the safety of our patients, staff and families is paramount.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Smiles as soon as possible.

The Smiles Team

Adult Reviews

The best recommendation is always word of mouth. If you really want to know what it’s like wearing a brace as an adult or a child then read what our patients, past and present, have to say.

In the words of one very satisfied patient…

“I’m so glad that I decided to go ahead with the treatment! Smiles provided a wonderful service and any reservations quickly disappeared after speaking with the orthodontist and nurses. Now I’m constantly smiling and showing off my teeth. I don’t have to worry about vetting photos and my confidence has grown immensely.” Kirsty (30)

Liz chose Invisalign to realign her teeth…

Why did you decide to have your teeth straightened?

It was something I had thought about for a long time but it was when I was looking at photos from a wonderful trip in Australia in 2010 and I realised that I wasn’t really smiling in any of them, that I thought I had to do something.

What specifically did you not like about your teeth and smile?

My two front teeth protruded and had a gap…I used to hide my smile behind my hand.

How long did you spend thinking about whether to have orthodontic treatment?

Originally, I thought about it about ten years ago but although I had a consultation, I didn’t follow it through but once I had decided this time I was going to do it, I couldn’t wait to get started.  I wanted to have a gorgeous smile for my 40th birthday!

If it took you a long time to decide to have treatment why was that?

Initially, I thought that it was going to be really intrusive and noticeable even though the treatment was actually invisible.  I decided previously it was the wrong time to do it because I had just changed jobs but it’s not affected my job at all as no-one even notices you are wearing it!

What are the high’s and lows of wearing a brace?

The Invisalign brace took a little bit of getting used to but once I’d worked out the technique to getting it in and out, it was really easy.  I found it much better to take the brace in and out to eat rather than to have to eat with brace wires you get on a fix brace.  There’s a lot of teeth cleaning but you just get used to carrying your toothbrush and paste with you wherever you go!

Now that your teeth are straightened, how does it feel?

The Invisalign treatment suited me and fitted well with a busy work and social lifestyle so if you are thinking about it then don’t wait ten years like me…it took only one year to give me a smile I’m very happy with.