Leading Orthodontic Care for Children and adults
We are an an award-winning clinic, with a specialist orthodontist providing the whole family with a range of bespoke Orthodontic treatments from our nationally and internationally qualified orthodontists trained at Kings College London, one of the world’s must pretigous dental institutes,
We work with state of the art technology to create treatment plans for children, teens and adults to ensure a beautiful healthy smile for life.
We believe in better you and perfecting your smile with orthodontics is our passion.
Types of braces
Orthodontics has come a long way since the days when wearing braces meant having a mouth full of metal. Now, there are many different braces to choose from that are smaller, easier to wear and more effective than ever before.
Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to move your teeth into position. The aligners look like thin sports mouthguards and sit over your teeth. They're removable and virtually invisible to those around you.
Traditional fixed metal braces
Traditional fixed metal braces use a combination of metal brackets, archwires and ligatures (elastic bands) to straighten teeth. They're the 'original' braces. However, developments in technology mean the brackets are now much smaller, less bulky and more comfortable to wear.
Ceramic braces are much like traditional fixed metal braces, the difference being the brackets are made from ceramic material and are tooth-coloured, making them less visible. Ceramic brackets are also smoother and stronger than those used for traditional braces.
Self-ligating braces use brackets that have a sliding mechanism, which allows for the archwire to move in response to your teeth. This means they operate with much less friction and there is no need for the elastic bands used with traditional braces. The Damon system of self-ligating braces is the most popular.
Lingual braces are attached to the back surface of your teeth. Aside from the aesthetic benefits, one of the advantages of lingual braces is that there is less risk of decalcification. This is because the inside surface of your teeth is more robust. Incognito is a well-known brand of lingual braces.
Our Orthodontic Team
Dr Guilherme M. Xavier
BDS, PGDip, MSc, MOrth (RCSEd), PhD, FHEA
GDC registration number – 228179
- Specialist Orthodontist
- Guy’s Hospital Lecturer in Orthodontics
- National and International Lecturer
- Published in worldwide journal and undertakes research at Kings College London, one of the world leading dental institutes.
Dr Guilherme M. Xavier, completed a postgraduate diploma in Orthodontics and an MSc in Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the same institution. In 2007 he started his PhD at King's College London, sponsored by two prestigious awards (ALBAN and ORSAS). In 2013, he was appointed as an Academic Clinical Lecturer and honorary specialist registrar in Orthodontics at King's College London; splitting his time between research and further clinical training in Orthodontics. His research led to several scientific publications in peer reviewed journals and his findings have been presented both abroad and throughout the UK. He qualified with a Distinction in his Master of Science in Orthodontics from King's College London and was awarded the Professor Philip Walther Prize for the most outstanding performance. He also attained the Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Dr Xavier also actively pursues a significant role in academic teaching and is dedicated to bringing state of the art orthodontics to Hayes Dental exclusively. Guilherme prides himself in the quality of his clinical care and continuing education. He is an expert in fixed and removable orthodontics, with an attention to detail. The Hayes Dental team is unique in that if after orthodontics small adjustments to the shape or size of the teeth are required, this can be done by our world-class smile makeover experts.
Dr Arman Barfeie
Invisalign and Smile Makeover Consultant
Dr Arman is one of the country’s top Invisalign experts, often called upon by orthodontists to advice on the merits of Invisalign and its applications. He has transformed the smiles of thousand of patients, and is also a specialist prosthodontist allowing him to further refine your smile at the end of your orthodontic treatment. Dr Arman was selected by Hayes Dental, Bromley, to bring orthodontics into the state of the art digital revolution, whereby each case is scanned using our digital scanner, and your smile transformed in three dimensions, so before you commence treatment you can see and even guide the ultimate results. We are one of the only practices in the region to have and regularly use this technology.
Frequently Asked Questions
Other Specialist Dental Treatments
We have a range of core therapies, from bridges, crowns, root canal and dentures through to Oral Cancer Screening.
From smile makeovers and tooth whitening to invisibraces. We offer a wide range of cosmetic services to guarantee a great smile in 6 months