Teen Orthodontics

By this time the aim of orthodontic treatment is to straighten teeth, correct any remaining issues with the bite and “set up a smile for life”.

Here are some common orthodontic issues that can be treated with braces:

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There are a few treatment options available:

At Happy Kids Dental we offer a full range of braces, including fixed and removable solutions.

  1. Conventional metal or aesthetic clear braces.
    Elastic ties are required to hold the wire to the bracket. For orthodontic patients who choose to make fashion statements with their mouths, colours are really heating up. From soft pastels that coordinate with a wardrobe to bright hues for celebrating holidays or expressing school spirit, the colours appear on the elastic ties that bind the wires to the brackets.
  2. Invisalign®
    Invisalign is a series of removable clear aligners (much like the teeth “trays”) that are worn day and night to align the teeth. They are almost invisible and allow children to speak clearly and smile without visible braces. Since the aligners are removable, compliance is absolutely necessary to get a great result, so it takes a persistent patient for the success of Invisalign.
  3. Invisalign® Teen Braces.
    Invisalign® Teen uses the same technology as Invisalign®, with a few
    added features designed exclusively for teens and kids. Because a busy teen’s lifestyle can make it easy to forget to wear the aligners, Invisalign for teens has a blue compliance indicator that fades with wear.
  4. Lingual braces – Incognito®.
    Incognito braces are hidden from view on the backside of the teeth. They are customised to one tooth at a time to follow the contours of your child’s teeth for comfort and performance. Because each tooth is fitted individually with Incognito braces, it is possible to choose the teeth which need straightening.
  5. Damon® System Braces.
    Damon System straightens your child’s teeth with consistent, but lighter forces than traditional braces. With the Damon System, the teeth are able to slide along the archwires freely, speeding up tooth movement. This allows to achieve amazing results in less time than ever.
  6. Damon® with Insignia® advanced smile design systems.
    Insignia® is completely customised Damon® Braces. They are made using the latest in 3D scanning and CAD technology, specifically taking into account your child’s unique tooth shape and tooth movement needs.

Once braces are removed and the teeth look great, a retainer must be worn indefinitely. This keeps the teeth in their new positions and ensures the teeth don’t go back to their pre-treatment place.

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Our Orthodontic Team

We have 3 orthodontic specialists, with world-class education from top UK and USA universities and with more than 10 years of experience of children’s orthodontics.

Stephanie Oiknine

Specialist Orthodontist

Specialist Orthodontist
GDC No. 195243

Stephanie completed her specialist training in orthodontics at King’s College London. Stephanie was awarded the distinction for her outstanding work on her Master’s degree and the membership in Orthodontics by the Royal College of Surgeons. Stephanie originally qualified in dentistry at Tel Aviv University. She then undertook further training in advanced general dentistry and trained with experts in the field of aesthetic dentistry at the Hadassah University of Jerusalem. After practising for five years in general and aesthetic dentistry, she relocated to London and began her specialist training in orthodontics. Her background in aesthetic dentistry has given Stephanie an eye for detail that is often lacking in traditional orthodontics.

Stephanie believes that orthodontics is about more than straight teeth; it is where art meets science, and detail meets beauty. At Happy Kids Dental, Stephanie uses the most contemporary techniques to provide orthodontics for children. She believes in interceptive treatments for children, where possible avoiding extraction, working with growth and development patterns, as well as functional treatments and fixed braces.

A certified Invisalign practitioner, Stephanie is also qualified to provide Incognito and WIN lingual braces. She considers all modern systems for her cases, including ceramic braces.

Stephanie has expertise with cases involving jaw surgery and those requiring multidisciplinary treatments involving restorative dentistry or gum surgery. She works closely with the team to provide results that encompass all aspects of the smile, jaw, and face.

Dr. Stephanie Oiknine

Specialist Orthodontist

GDC No. 195243

Amina Abdel-Karim

Consultant Orthodontist

BDS (Bristol) MFDS RCS Eng, MSc, MOrth RCSEd, FDS Orth RCSEd
Consultant Orthodontist
GDC No. 83881

Dr. Amina Abdel-Karim

Consultant Orthodontist

BDS (Bristol) MFDS RCS Eng, MSc, MOrth RCSEd, FDS Orth RCSEd
GDC No. 83881

Dr Evdokia Papagalani

Specialist Orthodontist

D.D.S,Ohio State University,USA, M.Sc
Specialist Orthodontist
GDC No. 228487

Dr. Kia Papagalani has been delivering premium orthodontic care for more than two decades. She has treated patients with some of the rarest dental deformities and specialises in treating complex and interdisciplinary cases while working closely with other members of the dental team.
Kia completed her Specialisation in Orthodontics and her Master’s in Science, researching advanced orthodontic diagnostic techniques, at Ohio State University, USA. Her commitment to providing the highest quality orthodontic treatment is supported by her ongoing professional development and training in the latest technologies and techniques.
Kia is an experienced provider of a wide range of braces, including the Damon system, Insignia Advanced Smile Design custom made braces(Premier Provider in UK), clear aesthetic braces, Incognito lingual braces and Invisalign clear aligners for teens.
She has been appointed as a Clinical Lecturer for the Master’s in Clinical Orthodontics at the College of Dentistry University program, where she shares her experiences and trains the next generation of dental graduates. She is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the British Orthodontic Society.
At Happy Kids Dental, Kia offers her patients a range of treatment options, combining the latest innovative techniques as an orthodontic specialist. She recognizes that orthodontic treatment and a child’s growth complement each other. Her special interests include non-extraction treatments, smile aesthetics and facial-driven orthodontics.
Early and two-phase orthodontic treatment may prevent more serious problems from developing and also may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated. Kia addresses the needs of each patient individually and does not apply “cookie-cutter” treatment plans. Each child differs in both physiological development and treatment needs and approach. Unique problems require a unique treatment plan. What is right for one child may not be for another one.
Kia’s goal is to provide each patient with the most appropriate treatment at the most appropriate time, and to ensure that it gets the very best results from this.
Kia is a strong believer that “a smile is the universal welcome” and she finds it very rewarding when children and parents have a positive experience during the orthodontic journey .

Dr Evdokia Papagalani

Specialist in Orthodontics

D.D.S, Ohio State University,USA,M.Sc
GDC No. 228487


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