Orthodontics

The art of achieving a beautiful smile naturally.

Our Consultant Orthodontist Ama Johal welcomes referrals for a full range of private orthodontics for adults and children. Ama Johal is a Professor of Orthodontics & Consultant Orthodontist at Bart’s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He qualified in dentistry at Sheffield University in 1989 with honours and completed the Membership in Orthodontics (Royal College Surgeons, England) and Masters Degree in Orthodontics at Bart’s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, graduating with distinction in 1996.

Both his clinical and research work has been rewarded with numerous national and international prizes from The British Orthodontics Society, European Orthodontic Society, British Dental Association, The Craniofacial Society of Great Britain, The General Dental Council and The Society for the Study of Prosthetic Dentistry. He is an invited lecturer both nationally and internationally, appearing as a guest speaker at numerous conferences and has published widely in international journals.

Both his role as a Consultant Orthodontist and his additional training in children’s dentistry have equipped him with the skills to provide the very highest standards of patient care, in a reassuring manner. His specialist clinical interests include providing care for patients with missing teeth and the management of adult patients with periodontal considerations. He has been in private practice within Essex for the past seven years and remains very committed to the region.

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a specialised branch of dentistry which helps correct the position of your teeth and jaws, with the aim of establishing a beautifully balanced smile, normal bite and improved self-esteem & confidence.

Who Should Have Orthodontics?

Orthodontics treatment can be provided at ANY age from childhood to adulthood, with modern braces which are tooth-coloured and designed to achieve optimal results in the shortest time permissable.

Orthodontics in CHILDREN is designed to treat a wide range of problems ranging from: Crooked teeth; Protruding front teeth; Reverse bites; Missing teeth and unattractive Gaps between the teeth.

Orthodontics in ADULTS can be used to treat the same range of problems seen in children, with increasing numbers of adults now seeking treatment as the benefits of braces in achieving beautiful, natural smiles is becoming more evident. With specialist training the orthodontist can work with your dentist, periodontist or implantologist for a smile that looks as great as it feels.

Orthodontics in ANYONE unhappy with the appearance of their teeth or bite – offering a natural solution.

Orthodontic Treatments Available:

  • Tooth coloured (Ceramic) Braces
  • Clear aligners (Invisalign)
  • Invisible Inside (Incognito) Braces

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Who can benefit from orthodontics in Essex?

Orthodontics is a type of specialist dentistry that’s used to treat a wide range of dental issues, including:

  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crowded teeth

Whilst the most common time to start orthodontic treatment is between 11 and 14 years, there is no age limit. Our experienced orthodontists in Hornchurch can provide treatment for children, teens, and adults.

Is orthodontic treatment painful?

Here at Highland View, we do everything we can to ensure that your orthodontic treatment goes ahead pain-free. We put the comfort of our patients first, meaning we will always go above and beyond to ensure you’re confident and happy with every step of the process.

The process of fitting braces is generally painless, however depending on the type you’re opting for, a bit of discomfort may be expected.

As your teeth are being forced into a new position, you’re likely to experience some dull discomfort during the days following your fitting. This is normal and can be treated with regular pain killers. It should pass within a week or so.

How often will I need to visit my orthodontist?

The simple answer is it depends on the severity of your case and the type of brace.

As a general rule of thumb for our orthodontic patients, we recommend that you visit our practice every 4-6 weeks. This way, we can determine whether the treatment is working, tighten the braces, replace wires, or make any other necessary adjustments.

However, we assess every case individually and will always advise you if you need to attend more or fewer appointments.

Am I too old to receive orthodontic treatment?

As orthodontics has advanced, we have seen a huge rise in adults wanting to improve the appearance of their smiles. That’s largely down to the discreet solutions now on offer such as Invisalign. The good news is, our treatments aren’t age-restricted. In fact, we have several patients who have come to us for orthodontic treatments later on in life.

So, if you’re interested in finding out more – don’t be afraid to get in touch with our friendly team today.