Invisible Teeth Retainer
GDC Registration Number - 79762
James Grant trained at Guy's Hospital and qualified as a dentist in 2001. He became a member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) in 2003.
Following postgraduate orthodontic training at the Eastman Dental Hospital, James gained an MSc in Orthodontics in 2006 and qualified as specialist orthodontist (MOrth) in 2007.
He became a fellow of the Royal College in 2009. From 2010 to 2018 he worked as Consultant Orthodontist at the Children’s Hospital, Brighton and is currently Consultant Orthodontist at Western Sussex Hospital Trust in Chichester and Worthing.
James is married to Ruth and they have three children – Ed, Kiriana and Jonno. His hobbies include tennis, golf and rugby, though he only watches the latter nowadays! He also plays the guitar and enjoys the outdoor life.
At Stricklands Dental Fitness Centre, our patients have access to a consultant specialist orthodontist – so you can be sure you or your child will get the most up-to-date advice on the treatment that is most likely to deliver the results you want.
If your dentist agrees that you’re suitable for Invisalign, you’ll begin with a consultation during which you’ll be able to see a 3D time-lapse image of your teeth before, during and after treatment. You’ll need to sit for dental impressions, which will be sent to a lab so that your bespoke Invisalign retainers can be made. Then you simply wear the retainers for the prescribed amount of time, changing them every few weeks until your treatment is complete.
This is dependent on your individual case, but typical treatment times are around nine months. You’ll need to have a permanent retainer fitted behind your teeth after treatment to maintain the results.
Lingual braces offer the best of all worlds – invisible, comfortable brackets and the ability to treat complex cases such as bite problems.
The custom-made brackets hug your teeth to minimise discomfort. The system does feel strange in the mouth at first, but patients generally get used to it very quickly.
Some patients may experience a slight lisp at first, but generally lingual braces don’t cause any major problems with speech.