Want Straighter Teeth? Meet Julia - Exeter Advanced Dentistry

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Want Straighter Teeth? Meet Julia

October 4, 2022

Tell us a little bit about yourself Dr Julia Harris

I qualified from the University of Bristol in 2015 and have since gained a Postgraduate Certificate with Distinction in Surgical Skills and Periodontics (gum disease). I’m genuinely compassionate and good at putting patients at ease in what is a stressful environment for many. Listening carefully to patients to establish their personal treatment needs and aims is of importance to me. I provide continuing care for patients in all aspects of general dentistry and orthodontic treatment including clear aligners.


What are the benefits of clear aligners over traditional braces?

Clear aligners are becoming an increasingly popular way to straighten teeth and improve the appearance of our smiles. They have a more discreet appearance compared to traditional braces, using a series of translucent trays to gradually move the teeth into a new position. It’s a great option for people who want to straighten their teeth but don’t want, or can’t have, braces attached to their teeth.


Why are clear aligners so popular?

The subtle appearance of clear aligners is usually the most important factor for people when choosing between the different orthodontic options available for teeth straightening. The treatment process can be a more comfortable experience too, the aligners tend to cause less irritation compared to brackets and wires of conventional braces. 


How long do clear aligners take to straighten my teeth?

This can vary a lot depending on how far the teeth need to move. For small movements, treatment could be completed as quickly as 3 months, more complex cases can take over a year.


What are the important things to consider when wanting clear aligners?

To move the teeth, clear aligners need to be worn for at least 22 hours per day and should be removed to eat and drink, except for water. This doesn’t suit everyone’s lifestyle, so it’s important to consider whether clear aligners are the right treatment for you.  Some tooth movements are better achieved with braces rather than clear aligners. There is often more than one solution for our dental issues and all suitable options should be considered before starting treatment.


Book an appointment

For expert dental services for clear aligners, contact Exeter Advanced Dentistry and chat to our Patient Coordinator. We can get you booked in for a consultation with Dr Julia Harris and set you on the path for confidently straight teeth.  

Clear aligners are becoming an increasingly popular way to straighten teeth and improve the appearance of our smiles.