Straighter Teeth

Enhance your natural smile with teeth straightening in Chelmsford

The team at Brickfields Dental Practice has created hundreds of beautifully straight smiles in the South Woodham Ferrers area. Our caring dentists are proud to provide our patient community with affordable, quick and discreet solutions to align their teeth.

With the latest in orthodontic systems and an expert team committed to your treatment, we aim to help you make the best of your natural smile and create harmony in your bite. From removable clear aligners to fixed appliances, we have the bespoke teeth-straightening solution for you. If you’re looking for the best cosmetic dentists in Essex to align your smile, get in touch with Brickfields Dental Care today.

What can orthodontic treatment do?

The main reason our patients come to Brickfields Dental Care for orthodontic treatment is that they feel self-conscious about the aesthetic of their smile. However, there are many additional dental issues that orthodontic braces can fix, including:

  • Correcting dental crowding – where crowding occurs, it makes it harder to clean correctly around individual teeth, which can create a breeding ground for gum disease. Aligning crowded teeth will ensure that you can efficiently clean the surface of, and in-between, your teeth to keep your oral health in top shape.
  • Correcting your bite – if you have a misaligned bite, where your top jaw doesn’t align completely with your bottom jaw, you may not be able to chew properly, your speech could be affected when you pronounce certain words, and you may have experienced headaches from tension in your jaw. If your bite is not corrected, you may also experience premature tooth wear from added pressure in uneven areas.
  • Preventing damage to your teeth – orthodontic treatment can reduce the chance of damage to the teeth that sit more prominently in the mouth.

Invisalign® removable braces – the clear choice for straight teeth in Essex

Dreaming of a straighter smile but put off by the thought of metal braces? As a Chelmsford Invisalign provider, Brickfields Dental Care has the discreet and gentle solution for you.

With the Invisalign removable clear aligner system, our dentists can perfectly straighten your teeth comfortably and quickly. And the best part is that no-one will be able to tell your wearing braces unless you want them to!

How does Invisalign® work?

This revolutionary system makes use of invisible aligners to gently correct the positioning of your teeth into the desired location. Made of thin and clear plastic, the aligners are tailor-made to fit your teeth and are changed every two weeks to gradually move the teeth into their new position.

On average, our Chelmsford Invisalign patients are given a series of between 12-48 individual aligners throughout the course of treatment, which on average lasts between 12-18 months. Your dentition will be assessed by the orthodontist at regular 6-week intervals to ensure your smile journey is progressing as planned.

Why choose Invisalign® clear aligners?

  • No metal! The soft, thin plastic that creates the Invisalign aligners means that there is no need for uncomfortable metal bands that are often painful when adjusted.
  • Discreet. Invisalign aligners are so clear that they are practically undetectable and invisible to others.
  • Flexible. Invisalign patients can remove their aligners when eating and if you play sports, you can even take out your aligner in favour of your mouth guard!
  • Better oral health. The removable aspect of Invisalign aligners means that you can still brush your teeth thoroughly which reduces the risk of gum disease.

Damon Braces – the quickest to straight teeth in Essex

At Brickfields Dental Care, our Chelmsford dentists offer the Damon System of brackets to provide their patients with fast teeth straightening treatment and a shorter overall treatment time.

This state-of-the-art self-ligating system works without the need for elastic or metal ‘ties’ to support the braces, which are then free to move with less friction along the wire allowing for a smoother and quicker end-result. Without having to tighten or replace ties, this means that our Brickfields dentists can straighten your smile in as little as 6 months using the Damon System!

What are the benefits of Damon braces?

  • Faster and gentler treatment
  • No need for headgear, elastic or metal ties
  • More comfortable with no tightening required
  • Easier to keep your teeth clean
  • Makes use of the teeth’s natural manoeuvrability so most patients will not need to have extractions before treatment
  • Tooth-coloured brackets available

Retainers

Once your orthodontic treatment is complete, your Brickfields dentist will provide you with a retainer to keep your beautiful new smile in position.

Teeth continue to move throughout your life and generally become more crooked the older we get. Retainers are a great way to prevent this movement and keep your smile investment intact.

Smile gallery

Take a look at our latest smile creations with real before and after patient photos available through our Smile Gallery.

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FAQs

Do I qualify for Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign aligners can be used for both children and adults and the cases that will benefit most from this treatment are those with mild to moderate crowding.

Is orthodontic treatment uncomfortable?

Depending on the type of orthodontic treatment you receive, there may be a few days at the beginning of the process where your mouth feels more tender and slightly uncomfortable. Over-the-counter mild analgesics, such as paracetamol, are more than sufficient to ease any discomfort in the first few hours after having your orthodontic system placed.

How long will it take to straighten my teeth?

Treatment times vary depending on multiple factors such as age, the complexity of your case, and the system used to treat your smile. Generally, most people wear their braces or aligners between 6-24 months.

How often will I need to visit the dentist?

For fixed braces, you will need to visit the dentist every 6-8 weeks so that the dentist can check that your treatment is progressing as planned and to have your wires changed if you have fixed braces.

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4.9
Based on 232 reviews
Very glad to have found this dental practice. They have been attentive to my various dental problems and treated them well. Practice is clean and Covid compliant. The receptionists are lovely as are the dental nurses who held my hand on more than one occasion (as I am not the bravest of patients). Dentist himself was very professional and knew straight away what needed doing and kept me informed throughoutIn all very happy dental patient and can now smile with confidence. Thank you to you all
Eve G.
Eve G.
I have just completed implant surgery and once again I cannot fault this practice. TC, the owner and my dentist today, is a highly competent professional, who is a perfectionist and someone who his staff say would trust him with their lives, you can’t get better praise than that. On this occasion, even the initial local anaesthetic was pain free.The receptionists are always very professional, friendly and very competent. I cannot praise this practice enough. Highly recommended.
Avril N.
Avril N.
Visit today was excellent be as usual. Fixed chipped tooth during routine check up. Staff friendly and helpful as usual.
Kim P.
Kim P.
Felt completely safe with Covid-19 protocols in place. Staff were as friendly and helpful as usual. Great practice.
HARRY T.
HARRY T.
Always happy with the service and care at Brickfields Dental Care.
Kerry G.
Kerry G.
Well organised and COVID Secure. Have had a make over and looks very professional.
Amanda H.
Amanda H.
Very disappointed that no time was given for the lidocaine to work before they tried to pull a tooth. Sure that’s not normal practice, staff really nice, good clean practice.
tellstorytime
tellstorytime
An excellent dental practice with amazing staff. I can’t say enough good things about the practice. If you’re a new patient try and get Dr Amit Patel, he’s my dentist and what a dentist he is and he’s an amazing person he is too.
Stuart
Stuart
Emergency appointment for a lost filling, fitted me in with 20 mins notice. Very polite and efficient, thank you!
Dave C.
Dave C.
The staff are so accommodating and helpful, they will always go the extra mile if and when they can.
Brenda A.
Brenda A.
They are very gentle and caring
Marilyn H.
Marilyn H.
Absolute fantastic dentist, made to feel relaxed and all procedures explained, would highly recommend
Greg S.
Greg S.
After not going to the dentist for over 10 years, having had a bad experience, I was extremely nervous and anxious. All the staff are amazing from the reception ladies through to the dentist, they explained and reassured me about everything they are doing. My treatment is on going through the next month and I have no concerns. Definitely recommend
Lisa G.
Lisa G.
Thank you to everyone at Brickfields for the large filling I had today and for the hygienist appointment yesterday.Everyone gave me clear information and expert treatment.
Richard F.
Richard F.
Absolutely excellent service
barbara Y.
barbara Y.
I've just had 2 fillings. Very caring and totaly pain free.
Jon K.
Jon K.
My appointment with Joanne assisted by Lyn was the best I have encountered in the dentists chair considering the complexity of the work required ,painless and comfortable as possible.I would throughly recommend them to any person requiring any dental work.
David R.
David R.
Really good practise i was nervous about going as i hadn’t visited a dentist for years but the staff are great very welcoming and polite.Recommended.
Tim Y.
Tim Y.
I have always received a warm welcome from the moment I've set foot in the door. Ahmit and his colleagues are extremely professional whilst reassuring during all the treatment I have received. I would 100% recommend to anyone!
Fiona J.
Fiona J.
Very pleasant and professional receptionists and hygienist excellent. Professional all round.
Rosemary S.
Rosemary S.