Category: Braces

In West Malling, braces are still important for children

Braces are increasingly common among adults in the 21st century, with the advances in materials and techniques. But they are still just as important for children.

braces-in-west-mallingHere at One Smile Oral Care, we encourage parents to bring their children in for an orthodontic check-up, so that we can keep an eye on whether or not they are going to need braces. Dr Yasmin George takes a keen interest in making sure that children’s mouths and faces are developing properly. She monitors not only their teeth and gums, but also their jaws and bite. And Yasmin can tell from as young as the age of five whether your child is going to need some help to develop good straight teeth, properly sized jaws, a good profile and a broad, beautiful, beaming smile.

If not, do not worry, because here at One Smile in West Malling, braces come in different designs and materials, to fit your needs and that of your children. It is a good idea to bring your child in for an orthodontic check-up no later than seven-years-old, because there are some problems that can only be treated while the face is still growing.

Our braces in West Malling

We have several different designs of braces.Metal bracket and wire braces are much smaller these days and we find that, because they are robust, they can stand up to the extra wear and tear, bumps and bashes that go with being an active, healthy child. This is one reason why metal braces remain popular among children.

We also offer bracket and wire braces that have clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires. These small, discreet braces are the kind that many adults choose because people have to get up close to spot them. They are, however, more fragile than metal braces and may not be the right choice if you have a sporty child.

If your child’s teeth only need some minor readjustments, then they may be able to wear clear plastic aligners. These are not suitable for serious corrections, but work incredibly well on the front six teeth if they are only slightly wonky.

We offer a free initial consultation, so please take advantage of it to find out if your child may need help.

Which braces system is the one for you?

If you have been thinking that 2017 is the year to get your teeth straightened then at One Smile Oral Care in West Malling, we are sure we have the right braces system for you.

Braces in West Malling improve wellbeing as well as looks

Braces are not just used to make your smile more attractive. Originally, they were designed to improve an incorrect bite because when the teeth don’t close together properly the patient can experience tooth damage, strained jaw muscles, joint problems, and all of these can lead to headaches.

braces-in-west-mallingNot sure what braces are exactly?

Braces are the various different appliances that people wear for a few weeks to a couple of years in order to guide misaligned teeth into a straighter position. The systems of braces we use vary so that we can suit each patient’s needs. Braces in West Malling are available for adults as well as children.

Our menu of braces

If we find that fixed braces are the best for you, these will be temporarily glued to the teeth, and you will not be able to remove them. Fixed braces use brackets strung together with a flexible wire, and the interaction between the two moves the teeth. These days fixed braces are no longer made of metal except for heavy-duty bite correction. If yours is a mild misalignment, you are more likely to have smaller brackets made of clear or tooth-coloured ceramic.

If yours is a simpler case, you may be recommended to have removable braces. These use delicate wires and springs to move the teeth using gentle pressure. You can take these braces out to clean them. One brand we offer is called Six Month Smiles. These braces use tooth-coloured wires that lightly guide your teeth into their new position over a period of four to nine months.

When you have completed your braces treatment, depending on your case and the system used, you may need to wear a removable retainer every day and night to keep the teeth in their position. If you prefer, you can instead have a gold-plated retainer bonded to the back of your teeth.

How do I find out more about braces in West Malling?

At One Smile, we offer a free consultation for Six Month Smile treatments, and consultation appointments for other braces. We will help you choose the right braces option for you.

What are braces?

In West Malling, braces are devices used by orthodontists to straighten teeth. Conventional braces are made up of metal brackets and wires fixed to the teeth. This is to gradually push and pull the teeth into a more desirable and aesthetically pleasing alignment.

This is a process that can take a considerable amount of time and requires regular check-ups and adjustments, but the results not only improve your facial aesthetics but also your speech, oral hygiene and chewing capabilities. Your braces in West Malling can take anywhere between 12 and 44 months to complete, with regular tightening of your braces required every four to six weeks.

braces-in-West-MallingCan adults have braces?

It is no longer the case that only adolescents can have braces. These days, people of all ages want to achieve straighter teeth. In fact, a large number of adults are hopping on the braces bandwagon to get the smile they’ve always wanted.

Most people can have braces in West Malling, but they are most effective on adolescents who have all their adult teeth. Braces are becoming more popular among adults, but there can be the potential for more complications when fitting a brace on an adult.

Do they hurt?

Braces in West Malling have become more accessible and comfortable in recent years. The orthodontist will ensure your treatment is as painless as possible. You may feel a level of discomfort after your brace has been initially fitted. This can take a week or two to get used to, but it will not last much longer than that. This is merely your teeth and gums adjusting to the change.

You will be required to have your brace tightened every four to six weeks. This is because each stage of tightening provides a certain level of force to your teeth. This can cause some cells to break down and new cells to regenerate. This regeneration of cells around your braces in West Malling can take around three weeks; this is why you must revisit your dentist so regularly. This period ensures your teeth are fully ready for another process of tightening from your orthodontist.

A smile to be proud of

Do you want a smile to be proud of? If you have misaligned or protruding teeth, or perhaps an under bite or overbite, you may not be as proud of your smile as you could be. Wouldn’t it be nice to beam happily without worrying about your teeth?

Good news – here at One Smile Oral Care, we are able to help you achieve the smile you have always dreamed of. We provide top quality braces in West Malling, in a comfortable, convenient and affordable way.


Your comfort is paramount to us. Our slick, modern dental practice reflects our focus on cutting edge technology. Our principal dentist spent £1m on a range of the highest quality equipment in the dental field. Our friendly staff are here to help, they will make sure you feel comfortable and relaxed at every stage of your treatment, from your initial consultation right through to the best aftercare to suit you.


Our welcoming and helpful reception team will arrange your series of appointments at a time that is convenient for you. Our dental practice is even open on Saturdays, so you are able to book your appointment outside of the standard working week.


Cosmetic dentistry is not something that everybody can afford in one go. Here at One Smile Oral Care, we understand that and want to help you be able to afford your dream smile. We therefore offer several finance plans to spread the payments, including our own in-house insurance scheme.

Your teeth straightening treatment

We offer a variety of options to get your teeth straight via braces in West Malling. We have both fixed and removable braces or aligners, including the popular Invisalign near-invisible braces. These braces can be removed every day for brushing and flossing. We also offer metal braces, most popular with children and teenagers, which can be customised with their favourite colour design. These metal braces are much smaller now than ever before, and are far less invasive and unsightly.

If you think you might now be interested in braces in West Malling, consider One Smile Oral Care to be the wisest choice you can make.