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Orthodontists – the experts in teeth straightening

Did you know that millions of Britons are unhappy with the position and appearance of their teeth? As we get older, these problem get worse too.

Being unhappy with the way your teeth look often leads to a feeling of being self-conscious when you’re speaking, smiling, or eating. If these feelings go on for long enough, it can result in low self-esteem.

Orthodontics is a special type of dentistry. It’s the science of making people’s smiles look amazing again. And it’s a brilliant job for any dentist. Our teams here at Didcot and Oxford get genuine personal and professional satisfaction from seeing our clients’ lives being transformed.

It’s not just your appearance though. Sorting out your teeth makes them easier to clean and there’s nowhere for food and plaque to get trapped either. It improves your speech, stops gum disease, makes eating a pleasure again, and it even reduces incidents of headaches.

Read more below on what exactly orthodontics and teeth straightening is, how an orthodontist works with you, and the five treatments available from our Didcot and Oxford practices.

How do we straighten patients’ teeth?

Our orthodontists offer patients at both our Didcot and Oxford practices five different approaches to straightening and correcting their teeth so that they no longer need to hide their smile.

There are dozens of teeth straightening solutions provided around the world by orthodontics research companies. Our orthodontists have chosen to train for and specialise in five unique approaches so that our patients can choose the one which suits their lives and their needs the best.

It’s understandable but many adult patients are put off by the idea of orthodontic teeth straightening because they’re worried about the effect traditional braces will have on their appearance. When selecting our final five products, each orthodontist involved in the decision made sure that every solution we offered to our patients would be “invisible”.

Our orthodontists decided on the following five teeth straightening treatments for our Didcot and Oxford practices:

Invisalign braces

The Smile Practice is Oxfordshire’s biggest provider of the Invisalign orthodontic brace system. Invisalign is probably the most popular teeth straightening product in the world at the moment.

It’s a clear brace that’s custom-made for your mouth which covers all of your teeth. Over time, the braces gently guide your teeth into the position you agree with your orthodontists at your consultation meeting.

Learn more about our on Invisalign orthodontic braces.

Six Month Smiles

For patients looking for quick and effective results, ask your Didcot or Oxford orthodontist about Six Month Smiles. Six Month Smiles borrows from the tried and tested wire technology but they offer real discretion through the use of comfortable-fitting clear brackets and wires which are the same colour as your teeth.

For results in a matter of months, find out more about Six Month Smiles.

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is used to straighten overcrowded or protruding front teeth gently but quickly. It can be used either as a standalone treatment or to pre-align teeth for future cosmetic treatment like whitening or veneers.

The Aligner is also removeable, meaning you can take it out to fit with your lifestyle if necessary. The Inman system is minimally-invasive, extremely safe and kind to your teeth.

Read more on the Inman Aligner.

Lingual Braces

Lingual Braces offers patients a supremely efficient teeth straightening service offering speed, comfort, and discretion. Lingual Braces are virtually undetectable when you’re wearing them because your orthodontist actually fits the wires behind your teeth, not in front.

Learn more about Lingual Braces and speak to an orthodontist in our Didcot or Oxford practice.

Quick Straight Teeth

With an average treatment time of up to just 24 weeks, the Quick Straight Teeth orthodontics system offers many advantages for patients only interested in improving the appearance and positioning of their front teeth. The brackets and the wires used by Quick Straight Teeth are coloured to the hue of your particular teeth, rendering them virtually invisible to the outside world.

Contact our orthodontist at either our Didcot or Oxford practice and find out more.

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Didcot and Oxford orthodontist available for appointments

The Smile Practice’s orthodontics service is overseen and run by Dr Ajay Murgai. Dr Ajay has years of experience and successful practice behind him in both general and cosmetic dental surgery.

Orthodontics is of particular interest to Dr Ajay because of the big difference the treatments that he and his team provide to clients makes to the quality of their lives. Our smile is something very personal – it’s unique to us. It’s perhaps, out of all of facial characteristics, the one we want to be just right and the one to reflect the person within.

Dr Ajay or one of his team look forward to meeting you at your initial consultation. We’ll look at your teeth as they are today and discuss in detail with you how you want them to look when the treatment comes to an end. Between you and your consultant, we’ll find the solution most likely to deliver the result you want.

To book your orthodontics consultation with our Didcot or Oxford team, please call The Smile Practice on 01235 813245 today. You can also pop into our surgery to make your appointment in person.

Google Review Rating The Smile Practice is rated 4.3 out of 5 based on 72 ratings with Google.


I am dropping a note to say thanks for all the work you have done for me, I am aware that I am not the easiest of patients. Your patience and explanations whilst work is underway was very much appreciated. The bridge work is really outstanding, here’s hoping I need nothing more than routine checks for some time.
- Mr R G
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