Stockton orthodontic dental practice
Welcome to the website of Cleveland Orthodontics, your local orthodontic practice just a short 16 min journey from Stockton.
If you’re looking for braces for your children perhaps you would like to have straighter teeth yourself then you are in the right place. As a specialist orthodontist we offer a wide range of braces for adults and children including metal, white and various forms of invisible/clear braces.
We also offer a free consultation to discuss your concerns, to download your exclusive invitation please complete the form to the right of this page.
Further information about your orthodontic options
The various orthodontic braces available to from our practice are as follows:
- Metal brackets and braces
- Tooth coloured orthodontics
- Clear braces for adults and teenagers with Invisalign®
- Damon Braces
Let’s look at each of these options in a little more detail.
Metal brackets and braces
These are the most common form of orthodontic brace, particularly on the NHS. They offer the most flexibility to your orthodontist allowing them to treat the most complex of case.
This type of metal brace has been around for many years and has a considerable amount of research and background to support its use. Some patients like to make these braces look more attractive by including various coloured rubber bands onto the brackets, if you would like this then please ask and we can provide you with your choices, with no extra charge.
Tooth coloured orthodontics.
Many teenagers and adults prefer to have tooth coloured brackets as they are less obtrusive than the metal brackets shown above. These tooth coloured brackets have a slightly higher cost to them and can normally be used in all of the same situations as a metal brace..
Clear braces for adults and teenagers with Invisalign®
With conventional orthodontics we rely upon a bracket attached to your tooth to be pulled in the direction required using the arch wire attached to the other teeth.
The same force is applied to your teeth with Invisalign using a clear brace. Each clear brace puts a small amount of pressure onto each individual tooth in the direction of movement required. Once the tooth has moved the small amount then we replace that clear aligner with a new one. Typically you will have a new aligner every two weeks.
You need to wear your Invisalign braces for 20 hours per day removing them only to eat and clean them.
This revolution in orthodontic technology allows you to have straighter teeth in approximately one year in one of the most discreet and comfortable by is possible.
If it is your teenager that requires clear braces then we can offer Invisalign Teen. In principle Invisalign teen works in exactly the same way as conventional Invisalign but it has a small blue.which slowly wears away with time.
This blue wear marker is an indicator of how much your teenager is wearing their aligner. This gives both you and your orthodontist an indicator of compliance to ensure that your teenager is wearing their brace as much as they should be in order to achieve the desired result.
These braces are another form of fixed orthodontics with a revolutionary new design of orthodontic bracket. Conventional orthodontics users rubber bands to connect the wire), in some instances this can effectively act as a brake and whilst we can achieve the tooth movement required it tends to take a little longer.
Damon braces Use an ingenious new way of connecting the bracket to the wire which does not have this braking effect.
Because the wire and bracket glide smoothly against each other teeth movement can be a little more rapid which is why the Damon braces is able to offer results faster than conventional fixed orthodontics.
Generally speaking rapid orthodontics only works when we are moving the anterior teeth, this is always worth bearing in mind when looking at other websites which offer the most speedy systems. Moving your front teeth takes less time than moving your back teeth due to the size of the roots, often this type of orthodontics is called limited outcome orthodontics, or cosmetic orthodontics, as we are just moving the front teeth for better cosmetic alignment.
If your orthodontic treatment requires the movement of back teeth, free example to alter the way your teeth bite together, then you may find that only fixed orthodontic systems are able to do this.
Why come to visit a specialist orthodontist?
More and more general dentists are offering orthodontic treatments to the people of Stockton however they are generally limited outcome orthodontics or cosmetic treatments only. A specialist orthodontist is often able to provide a wider range of solutions better suited to your lifestyle and tackle more complex cases where movement of your back teeth is required in order to achieve the desired result.
Many dentists from around the Stockton area refer their patients to us for their orthodontic treatment, the patient then returns to the original dentist for their routine dental treatments and maintenance.
As a specialist orthodontic practice we do not offer routine dentistry.
How to find us
32-36 Baker Street
Telephone: 01642 243 080
Driving directions from Stockton
Your drive will take approximately 16 min and is 4.8 miles
- Take Bishopton Rd to Allison St/A1305
- Continue on Allison St/A1305 to Portrack Ln
- Follow Portrack Ln
- Take A1046, Tees Bridge Approach Rd/A1032 and Newport Rd/B6541 to Linthorpe Rd in Middlesbrough
- Drive to Baker St
- Turn left onto Linthorpe Rd
- Take the 1st right onto Baker St
- We will be on the left
Travelling from Stockton by train
The total travelling time should be approximately 20 min.
- Take the Darlington to Saltburn train line from from Eaglescliffe, head towards Saltburn.
- Alight at Middlesbrough and walk the remaining 8 min to Baker Street.
Short stay car parking is available outside the practice on Baker Street and on adjoining Bedford Street, including disabled bays.
Longer stay parking is available in the Mall and at Captain Cook’s Square: