Though dental health has been a priority for many in the past, after the outbreak of COVID-19, orthodontic demand has greatly increased. With the UK lockdown in March followed by the current restrictions that have been put in place, many people who needed dental help were not able to receive it. Additionally, many patients who needed ongoing treatment were stuck and unable to properly continue their orthodontic treatment.
With the restrictions now beginning to ease and dental practices re-opening over the last month and a half, our patients have been able to resume their normal face-to-face consultations. As people have been focused on their physical health due to the virus, many are also concentrating on their oral health. With the current state of the world, it is no surprise that the demand for orthodontics has risen. Here are some reasons why orthodontists are in such high demand.
The big difference between dentists and orthodontists is their training. Orthodontists complete the initial dentistry training, followed by further specialist training, enabling them to tackle more complicated cases and offer more treatments.
Commonly, after seeing a dentist you will be referred to an orthodontist to decide on a treatment plan that best suits you and your needs, followed by regular checkups and maintenance as part of the process. At Specialist Orthodontist Harley Street we offer a variety of services regarding teeth straightening and oral health, aiming to provide you with a beautiful smile and a boost to your confidence.
An orthodontist starts with the basics and can help you find the best solution for your teeth. We help with problems relating to crooked or overcrowded teeth, misaligned teeth or jaw, bad bites, smile gaps, breathing, speech and difficulties with chewing.
Our specialists will go over all of the options we offer and will help create a personalized treatment plan to work around your oral health, schedule and other needs you might have. We are here to provide you with the best treatment for your unique situation and to give you your desired results.
For many of our patients, the lockdown resulted in treatments being put on hold. At Specialist Orthodontist Harley Street we pride ourselves on providing support, check-ups and great results for all of our patients. During the difficult time of the quarantine, we made sure to stay in contact with our patients using virtual consultations to monitor treatment progress.
Though this did help with many patients, the reality of needing in-person treatment could not be avoided, and for many, their treatment process had to be extended or even halted. Now that we are open we are doing all we can to ensure that all of our patients are back on track with their progress, ensuring that their treatment still provides the best results possible without too much of a delay.
Treatment plans can vary for different age groups, as teeth tend to be more malleable the younger you are, and straightening is likely to be more straightforward. At Harley Street, we offer various orthodontics for children, teenagers, adults and even older people.
For your first appointment, we will assess your teeth and create a treatment plan suited just for you and your needs. This plan will also take into account the best options for your age, schedule and any other needs you might have. No matter what age you are, we strive to get you your desired results and a smile that you can be proud of.
Regular check-ups are essential to catch time-sensitive problems that need to be dealt with sooner rather than later. With our offices shutting down for 4 months due to COVID-19, many of the issues our patients faced could not be dealt with. Now that we are open, we are focusing on seeing as many patients as possible, ensuring that their teeth are healthy and well taken care of.
Having good oral health is extremely important, and can also be a boost to your self-confidence. At Specialist Orthodontist Harley Street, we strive to provide the best care for our patients, ensuring that they get the best results and have a smile to be proud of.
Our mouths and teeth are crucial parts of the body and need to be kept healthy and adequately maintained. It’s important to have strong dental hygiene, to keep your mouth and teeth protected. If you are looking for a brighter smile or want to make sure your teeth are healthy and strong, you can book your first consultation today.
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