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Knowing the Invisible – Comparing invisible orthodontic treatments

Monday, January 30th, 2017

shutterstock_155143148 BOur patients often come to us looking for an orthodontic treatment, which will give them the smile they want without affecting their image or their confidence. The good news is that invisible braces are widely available now, and there’s a range of options for those who wish to remain incognito during treatment. Here are some of the options you may consider if you’re looking for invisible braces:


Invisalign is one of the world’s most popular orthodontic treatments. It uses clear aligners, which are virtually impossible to detect, to reposition the teeth. The aligners are removable, and you wear a series of custom-made appliances, with each one in place for a 2-week period. Invisalign is great not just because you can have treatment without anyone knowing, but also because it doesn’t affect your day to day life. You take the aligners out to eat and clean your teeth, so you can continue life as normal.

STb lingual braces

STb lingual braces offer an alternative to traditional fixed braces and invisible removable aligners. These braces are fixed to the teeth, but they sit behind your teeth, so they cannot be seen when you speak or smile. Fixed braces are guaranteed to work, and the process is very simple. Once the braces have been attached to the back of the teeth, you simply let them work their magic. You’ll need to keep your braces clean, but this treatment is rapid, and you’ll be having them removed before you know it. STb lingual braces are designed to target issues that affect the social 6, the front teeth, and this drastically reduces treatment time. Most cases are complete within 16 weeks.

If you’re interested in invisible braces, call us today and find out how we could help you achieve your dream smile in secret!

Faster Braces Options

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

2904346_blogIn years gone by, braces took at least a year, if not longer, to straighten the teeth, but today, there are lots of faster options out there. If you’re looking for results in a hurry, you’ve come to the right place. Here are just some of the speediest solutions around:

6 Month Smiles: 6 Month Smiles is an excellent option for patients who need correction for issues that affect the front teeth; these fixed braces focus solely on the teeth that are visible when you speak and smile and by doing this and using the latest technology, treatment times are reduced dramatically. Although the braces aren’t invisible, they are made from clear parts and this makes them much more discreet than traditional metal fixed braces.

Inman Aligner: if speed is your priority and you only need treatment for minor issues, the Inman Aligner is a great choice. The Inman Aligner is a removable appliance, which is designed to correct misalignment of the front teeth and provide a solution for patients who have suffered relapse following treatment in the past. The Inman Aligner uses forces generated by a coiled spring and a metal bar to move the teeth rapidly, but the forces are gentle, so you won’t feel any pain. The average treatment time is around 16 weeks and the aligner also offers the benefit of being removable, which boosts oral health and makes treatment for convenient for day to day life.

CFast: CFast is a discreet fixed brace, which works quickly to straighten the front teeth and produce beautiful smiles. The average treatment time is just 6 months and the components are made from tooth-coloured ceramics, so they are barely noticeable. CFast is ideally suited to those with minor or moderate issues, but it can also be beneficial for those with more complex needs.

STb Social 6 braces: STb Social 6 braces are the ultimate choice for people who are eager to show off their results quickly and benefit from secret treatment. These fixed braces are attached to the back of the teeth, so they are invisible when you smile. They concentrate on the social 6, the front teeth, and treatment is usually complete within 4 months.

Secret Straightening No one Will Know About

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Beautiful young lady smilingIf you dream of achieving a straight smile in secret, we recommend Invisalign. This clear aligner system produces beautiful results with minimal impact on your appearance during the treatment process, so you can continue as normal with nobody even being aware that you’re wearing braces.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern take on orthodontic treatment, which uses a series of removable, custom-made appliances to achieve a straight smile. Invisalign aligners slide easily onto the teeth and they are made from clear plastic, so they are virtually invisible. Every patient receives a set of aligners and each one is slightly different; they work in a set order to reposition the teeth.

Invisalign provides a solution for a wide range of mild and moderate orthodontic issues, from crowding to spacing and it is an excellent option for teens and adults who wish to remain incognito during the treatment phase.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign aligners generate forces, which move the teeth to produce beautiful aesthetics. There is a set sequence and each aligner is worn for 2 weeks. The aligners are removable and they should be taken out when you plan to eat, clean your teeth or drink; ideally, they should be in place for at least 22 hours per day.

The benefits

The most obvious benefit for most people is the invisibility of the braces; you can go about life as normal with no concern about how you look or how others will perceive you. Removable braces also make maintaining good oral hygiene easier and you can eat and drink as normal.

If you’re interested in a new secret smile, call us now!

The Benefits Of Removing Your Aligners In The City Of Leeds

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

3200188_blogRemovable braces offer a convenient alternative to fixed braces in the city of Leeds and often, they are also very discreet. Invisalign is one of the world’s most popular clear brace systems and millions of people all over the world have already benefited from this amazing treatment. If you’d like to be next in line to enjoy a stunning, straight smile, call us now!

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign employs a different method of straightening the teeth to traditional braces, as it uses a sequence of appliances, rather than a single brace. Each patient is given a set of bespoke aligners at the beginning of their treatment and these aligners are worn in a set order; each one is slightly different to allow room for movement. The aligners generate low-friction forces, which move the teeth over time. Each aligner works for 2 weeks and is then replace with the next appliance in the series until treatment ends.

Although Invisalign aligners are removable, it’s extremely important that they are worn for the recommended time each day; if they are left out for long periods of time, this can affect the efficacy of treatment. Ideally, you should try to keep your aligners in for at least 22 hours per day.

What are the benefits of removable braces?

There are many advantages of removable braces and they tend to make life much easier than wearing traditional fixed braces; you don’t have to adapt the way you eat or the foods you include in your diet, you can eat with greater confidence in front of other people and you brush your teeth in the normal way. Sometimes, wearing braces can increase the risk of oral health problems, such as decay, but with removable braces, this is not the case, as you can brush your teeth thoroughly and it’s very easy to keep the braces clean. Removable races also give you a greater sense of freedom and you have more control over your treatment.



Innovative Invisalign Treatment For Easy-Peasy Teeth Straightening

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

3170978_blogInvisalign braces can help you to achieve a flawless smile with no hassle or worries at all. This innovative clear brace system straightens the teeth with minimal impact on your normal daily routine and your looks, making it a popular option for patients of all ages.

About Invisalign

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment, which offers a different spin on traditional orthodontics. This treatment uses a series of specially designed clear plastic aligners to straighten the teeth. These aligners sit on your teeth and they are completely invisible to others, so you don’t need to worry about looking different or suffering a crisis of confidence when you meet new people, go on dates or walk into an important meeting.

With Invisalign, patients really can go through the treatment process without any stress, as the aligners are removable; this means that you can brush your teeth as normal and enjoy eating without any concerns about breaking your brace or getting bits of food stuck in the wires.

What’s so special about Invisalign?

Over the years, orthodontic patients have encountered problems and Invisalign seems to provide solutions to many of these issues. The aligners are clear, which means that they don’t have any impact on your looks or your confidence and you can take them to enable you to enjoy life as normal. Invisalign aligners are also made from plastic and each one is individually customised, so you can enjoy amazing levels of comfort; there are no painful metal bands and you won’t need to have your braces adjusted or tightened.

Invisalign is also suitable for a wide range of patients, including adults and teenagers, and it produces incredible results. The treatment process is also simple; once you receive your custom-designed aligners, you simply wear them in the specified order. Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks and you take them out to eat and clean your teeth; it’s important to ensure the braces are in place for at least 21 hours per day.

To find out if Invisalign could be the perfect match for you, call us now!

No Need To Keep Your Smile Invisible With Invisalign

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

2797271_blogAre you one of those people that dreads a camera coming out or a face to face meeting? Has your smile been holding you back? Have you thought about braces but been put off by the prospect of wearing metal train-tracks? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, we may have just the solution to remedy all your worries. With Invisalign, we can create beautiful smiles and banish problems with misalignment without anyone being able to tell that you are having treatment.

Invisalign aligners are made from transparent plastic and they are virtually undetectable; this means you can go through the treatment process without any worries about how braces are affecting your looks or how others will perceive you when you have your braces.

All about Invisalign

Invisalign uses a system of clear, removable aligners, which in turn use various appliances to move the teeth. Each individual aligner is custom-made and treatment works as a series; each appliance sits in place for 2 weeks and is then swapped for the next until treatment is complete. The aligners are removable, but it’s really important that they are worn for at least 21 hours per day to ensure the best results. If you don’t wear the aligners as much as you should, this will affect the movement of the teeth and the results may not be as impressive as expected.

Invisalign aligners are an amazing option for patients who worry about their professional image, what other people will think when they have a brace or how they will cope with a visible brace. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, so you can go about your daily life as normal without any anxiety about the way you look.

How long does treatment take?

The treatment time for Invisalign varies because patients have different needs and some will require more movement than others. The average treatment duration is around 12 months. Your City Dental dentist will be able to talk to you about treatment time once you’ve had a consultation and they have assessed your needs.

If you’d like to find out more about Invisalign, bob in and see us if you’re in Leeds, or call and book a consultation.

No Need To Hide Your Smile With Discreet Invisalign Braces

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

2445507_blogAre you one of those people that feel a sense of dread when a camera comes out or you shy away from showing off a beaming smile at a business meeting or when you meet somebody for the first time? If you have dental issues and they are making you feel self-conscious, Invisalign could be the ideal solution for you. With Invisalign you can straighten out issues such as crooked and crowded teeth with the peace of mind that nobody can see your braces.

About Invisalign

Invisalign is a clear brace system, which uses a series of bespoke, plastic aligners to gently reposition the teeth and straighten the smile. The aligners simply sit over the teeth and when they are in place, they cannot be seen, as they are made entirely clear components. Invisalign differs to traditional treatment because it uses a number of appliances, rather than a single brace. Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks, meaning that every one is slightly different; this allows room for movement.

Invisalign is not just beneficial because it offers discretion; it also offers flexibility and simplicity, as the aligners are removable. This means that treatment has minimal impact on your day to day life, as you won’t have to adapt the way you eat or clean your teeth. There is also a lower risk of oral health problems because there are no brackets or bands to attract bits of food and bacteria.

Invisalign is a viable option for most patients with minor or moderate orthodontic issues and it may be just the treatment you’ve been looking for if discretion is the name of the game. Call us today to find out more and arrange your consultation; a beautiful new smile could be just around the corner!

Discretion Is The Name Of The Game With Invisalign

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

18625013If discretion is top of your list when you’re searching for an orthodontic treatment to give you beautifully straight teeth, look no further than Invisalign. This clear brae system will straighten your smile without anyone even knowing!

The ins and outs of Invisalign

Invisalign is a modern alternative to traditional fixed braces, which uses a different technique to straighten the teeth. Instead of using forces produced by brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of specially designed aligners to move the teeth. These aligners work in a set order and each one is different. All the aligners are worn for 2 weeks and they should be worn for at least 21 hours per day.

Invisalign aligners are removable, which gives patients more freedom and many people enjoy the flexibility they afford; they can be taken out to eat, drink and clean the teeth or when you’re desperate to look your best for a party or a special occasion.

Invisalign is a versatile treatment system and it is generally recommended for patients who have minor or moderate issues, including mild crowding, gaps between the teeth and slightly crooked teeth. Aligners don’t provide as much support as fixed braces and therefore they may always be the best solution for patients who need a lot of movement.

The benefits

Aside from the obvious benefit of complete discretion, which is made possible by the clear components, Invisalign also offers comfort, convenience and flexibility. It is a very popular treatment, which is hugely effective when used properly.

You’ll Be In The Dental Prime Of Your Life With Invisalign

Friday, September 19th, 2014

3943593_blogBraces are often associated with teenagers, but with modern treatments, orthodontics is a field of treatment, which is accessible to all. If you thought you were too old for braces, think again! With Invisalign, you’ll ensure that your smile matches the age you feel and you can enjoy the prime of life with a stunning new smile.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern take on orthodontic treatment, which employs removable appliances called aligners to move the teeth and create straight smiles. Invisalign aligners are not only light and comfortable, they are also made from clear plastic, making them virtually invisible when you smile. Unlike traditional treatments, Invisalign uses a series of aligners, rather than a single device and each aligner is worn for 2 weeks. The flexibility of a removable brace is very appealing to many patients and patients can also enjoy improved oral hygiene, as they are able to remove the aligner to clean their teeth.

With Invisalign, you can have treatment safe in the knowledge that nobody can even see that you’re wearing a brace. If you’ve been put off treatment because you think people will think you look silly or you’re worried about your professional image in meetings or interviews, Invisalign could be the perfect solution.

Who is the ideal candidate for Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign is a good match for a whole host of orthodontic patients and is ideally suited to those with minor or moderate needs who prioritise comfort and discretion. Invisalign is an effective solution for crooked, crowded and twisted teeth, as well as issues with the bite, but it may not always be the best solution and in more complex cases, fixed braces may be recommended. We can determine whether you are a good fit for Invisalign when you have your consultation; call us now and your new smile could be just around the corner!

Come And See Which Leeds Braces Can Close Those Dental Spaces

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Happy buddies laughingIf you’re interested in braces or you want to tackle issues such as crowded or wonky teeth, why not give us a ring and pop in and see us? We are happy to arrange a consultation to go through all the treatment options with you, explain how these weird and wonderful treatments work and how they could benefit you and talk to you about the treatments that suit your needs best. We have a plethora of options available to suit patients with varying needs and we are confident that we can find the perfect treatment to create your dream smile.

Our treatments

Whether you’ve got crooked or wonky teeth, your bite is slightly abnormal or you have spaces between your teeth, we can help. We have a comprehensive range of options to suit patients with all kinds of problems and we are also able to give patients choice and flexibility.

Our treatments include fixed braces, removable aligners, clear braces and lingual braces and modern treatments offer a host of attractive features and benefits, from speedy treatment to amazing, almost invisible aesthetics.

Our aligner treatments include Invisalign and the Inman Aligner, while our fixed brace systems include 6 Month Smiles, Damon Braces and Fastbraces. We also offer STb Social 6 braces, which are lingual braces; lingual braces are fixed to the back of the teeth.

Which treatment is best for me?   

The best thing to do if you are thinking about braces, is to book a consultation. It’s hard for a dentist to recommend treatments without having a look at your teeth and evaluating your needs, as some treatments are suited to specific problems, some cater for patients with minor or complex needs and some are beneficial for all. When your dentist has a good idea of what you need and also what you want in a treatment, they can then make recommendations. The level of treatment you need will often dictate the range of options available to you and then you may have preferences, which make it easy to narrow down the options.