Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the function, appearance and position of teeth that are crooked or overcrowded. This is usually done with dental braces or aligners that gently move the teeth into their desired positions.
In most cases, dental patients looking for an Orthodontist will not require specialist services to achieve their goal of straight teeth and a beautiful smile.
Here at The Whyte House, our talented team of Exeter dentists is here to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted using orthodontic treatments,general and cosmetic dentistry.
Please take a moment to review our huge number of successful smile makeovers here on our site and on our social media pages.
“I went to see Grant about having my teeth straightened but was really embarrassed about it because of being over 50. A previous dentist had made me feel stupid for bothering at my age. However, my experience with Grant and the Whyte House was completely different. He was completely validating and I felt safe in his hands from the word go. Since I’ve had my teeth done, people keep saying to me how great I look but they can’t figure out what has changed. Basically I’m smiling most of the time because I now have a fantastic smile. This has been such a massive boost to my confidence. Thanks Grant and team. You really have transformed my life x.”
Treatment: orthodontic treatment Exeter
Source: Google reviews, August 2020
“I would absolutely recommend The Whyte House Dental Group if you are considering teeth straightening. Dr Grant and his team were amazing, informative and very supportive. From the very first appointment it has been a really exciting time and in six short months I now have perfectly straight and beautifully white teeth. Having the aligners fitted and wearing them was not painful and I did not find them particularly invasive. There is a slight discomfort each time you change aligner but to be honest that just shows that they are working and your teeth are moving into place! An added bonus for me was that the aligners stopped me snacking between meals!! The Whitening at the end is a lovely added bonus, almost a reward for wearing your aligners as instructed to get the end result. This procedure is by far the best thing I have ever done for myself. I am still amazed at what a difference it has made. I now have the perfect smile!”
Treatment: Exeter orthodontic/clear aligners
Source: Google reviews, 2020
Invisalign braces are not our only teeth straightening system. We offer a choice of four systems to straighten either one tooth or two (Clear Aligners), the four front top or bottom teeth (Inman™ ‘Speed Brace’) or whole arches (Invisalign Braces® ‘Invisible Braces’ and ClearSmile ‘Fixed Ceramic Braces’). Each system uses innovative design to apply precise, gentle pressure to move teeth in months – sometimes, even weeks – instead of years.
Inman™ and Clear Aligners can typically straighten teeth in as little as eight weeks. With both Invisalign Braces® and fixed braces, it can take a little longer, starting at 26-28 weeks. Single arch treatment using Invisalign® can take approximately 18 weeks on average. However, every case is different – with some patients, we’ve seen a noticeable improvement in just two weeks.
We’ve seen hundreds of patients through straightening treatments and like to keep up-to-date with the latest techniques, innovations and training. We are a Top 20 provider of Inman™ in the UK and a leading provider of Invisalign Braces® in the region.
If you thought your only option was traditional metal ‘train-track’ braces, then think again. Not only are the four straightening systems typically less visible than traditional ‘train tracks,’ but they also use new technology to apply gentler forces, thereby reducing treatment times and the risk of root resorption.
As one of Devon’s leading Invisalign providers, The Whyte House has achieved recognition by being awarded the Invisalign Platinum provider status recognising the expertise of Dr Grant in this advanced orthodontic system.
We are a dedicated provider of the no braces Invisalign Braces system, using the latest advances in dental technology to deliver this treatment, giving you the straight teeth and perfect smile you’ve always wanted.
Using advanced 3D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign depicts your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. Then a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth – and your teeth only – to move them little by little. Each aligner is worn for 1-2 weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, gradually moving towards the projected final position.
Dentists or orthodontists have, in the past, successfully used removable appliances for years. But with the application of Align Technology’s 3D computer technology and mass-customisation, the Invisalign System can be used to treat a wide range of patients who want straighter teeth. The unique ClinCheck® software allows patients to see their treatment plan from beginning to end even before the start of treatment.
To learn more, check out our Invisalign FAQs.
At The Whyte House, we want to get the best orthodontic results for each of our patients and because every smile is unique we need to take an accurate impression of your teeth and jaw to plan the very best treatment. We can achieve this using the iTero digital scanner.
Say goodbye to uncomfortable impressions
Here at The Whyte House, we are proud to use the latest orthodontic technology for the benefit of our patients. That’s why we’re the only dental practice in Exeter to have an iTero digital scanner. This state-of-the-art technology enables our us to take an accurate 3D impression of your teeth.
Forget having to bite into messy trays and sticky clay-like material, the iTero digital scanner means we get a computerised impression of your teeth and jaws in moments, allowing us to put together a more informed treatment plan for you from the data and start your journey towards the perfect smile.
The Inman™ ‘Speed Brace’ is a quick and simple way of straightening your front 4 top or bottom teeth. It’s been dubbed “the greatest innovation in cosmetic dentistry since the porcelain veneer”. Its revolutionary concept can see protruding or crowded teeth transformed, sometimes in a matter of weeks.
With the patented Inman Aligner™, your front teeth can be gently and safely guided to an ideal position in a matter of weeks. Many of our patients say they can’t believe how quickly it works. Most cases complete in 6-16 weeks and, because it’s removable, you can take your aligner out to fit in with your lifestyle. So this treatment is similar to The Invisalign Braces.
If you have mild to moderate crowding, protrusion or gapping of your front teeth you may well be a suitable candidate for Inman™. However, only a certified Inman Aligner™ Dentist will be able to confirm suitability of your individual case. Give us a call on 01392 877494 to book your Straightening Consultation with Dr Grant to see which treatment option would be best for you.
Want to learn more? Then why not check out our Inman™ FAQs.
Please visit the Inman Aligner™ website for further details.
Clear Aligners, which look like transparent gum shields, are designed to straighten your front 6 to 8 teeth – with no discomfort or rubbing from metal or bars. Using exact impressions taken by a dentist, Clear Aligners will straighten teeth that are tilted backwards or forwards, or teeth that are crowded or rotated. And because Clear Aligners are transparent no one will know you’re wearing them – unless you tell them!
Clear Aligners are custom made to fit snugly over your top or bottom teeth, applying constant, but gentle and precise, pressure to ease teeth back into position.
Before treatment starts you will be able to view a simulation of the end result; if you’re happy with what you see, your aligners will be made using the latest 3D printing technology.
During treatment you must wear your Clear Aligners throughout the day; they should only be removed for eating and cleaning or for special occasions.
Want to learn more? Then why not check out our Clear Smile Aligner FAQs.
ClearSmile ‘Fixed Ceramic Braces’ straighten upper and/or lower arches using similar technology to traditional metal ‘train track’ braces but are less visible because the wires are coated with a tooth-coloured material and the brackets are clear rather than metal. They are permanently fixed, so don’t need to be removed at night or when cleaning your teeth or eating. So not the same as Invisalign Braces.
Although they’re not quite as ‘invisible’ as Invisalign® ‘Invisible Braces’, they are far less visible than metal ‘train tracks’, as the wires are white rather than silver and the brackets are transparent rather than metal.
Photo courtesy of IAS Academy
Want to learn more? Then why not check out our FAQs.
If you think straightening may be for you, book in for a £30 straightening consultation, and we can assess which treatment(s) would suit you best. You will be provided with an estimate of costs and will be under no obligation.