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Which Discreet Teeth Straightening Solution is Right For You?

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

shutterstock_652695277Most of us are concerned about our image. At City Dental Leeds, we understand that many of our patients are apprehensive about having braces because of the way they look. The good news is that braces don’t have to look unsightly anymore. If you thought you’d be lumbered with bulky metal train-tracks, think again! We have a host of discreet solutions ready and waiting to give you a beautiful smile with minimal hassle.

Which treatment is right for you?

We are delighted to have a wide range of options available for our patients. While it’s good to have a choice, we understand that some patients may feel confused when it comes to choosing the right treatment. This is where our expert dentists come in handy. Our dentists have many years of experience, and they can talk you through the options and make recommendations based on your orthodontic prescription, the type of treatment that would benefit you most, and your preferences.

Our treatments

We have something for everyone when it comes to discreet orthodontic options. Our treatments include:

  • Invisalign: Invisalign is a clear aligner system, which utilises a series of bespoke, removable braces to align the teeth. These braces are made from transparent plastic, and they are virtually undetectable when they are in position. Invisalign is generally recommended for patients with minor or moderate orthodontic issues.
  • 6 Month Smiles: fixed braces provide more stability than removable braces. Six Month Smiles is a discreet fixed brace system, which enables you to enjoy the benefits of fixed braces without having to wear appliances that are highly visible. These braces, which target imperfections that affect the front teeth, are made from clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires. They produce results in just 6 months.
  • STb Social 6: STB Social 6 is a lingual brace system, which offers you the opportunity to undergo treatment in secret. These braces are fixed to the back of the teeth, so they cannot be seen when you smile. This is a treatment that is geared towards patients with minor issues that affect the social 6 (the front six teeth on the top and bottom arches). The average treatment time is just 6-18 weeks.

Why are Retainers So Important after Teeth Straightening?

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

shutterstock_616998494If you’ve spent weeks or months wearing braces to straighten your smile, the last thing you want is for your teeth to start slipping out of position. We strongly advise all our orthodontic patients to wear retainers after they have finished treatment. This helps to prevent relapse and will ensure your beautiful new smile looks perfect for years to come.

About retainers

Retainers are orthodontic appliances, which are worn to keep the teeth in order after braces have been removed. There are various types of retainer, including fixed and removable appliances. Retainers can be made from transparent materials and they can also be fitted to the back of your teeth, so you don’t need to worry about spoiling the aesthetic of your new smile.

Wearing a retainer is incredibly important because it holds the teeth in position. If you don’t have a retainer, there’s a high risk of the teeth slipping and starting to move out of position, and in the worst cases, repeat treatment may be required. By wearing a retainer, you can increase your chances of keeping your smile in check.

Are retainers painful?

Initially, when you wear your retainer for the first time, you may find it a little uncomfortable, but like braces, you’ll soon get used to it. If you do find it painful, don’t hesitate to give us a call and we will do our best to make you feel more comfortable.

If you’d like to find out more about retainers or you’re interested in our orthodontic treatments, why not give us a call and book a consultation? Your dream smile could be just around the corner.

Comparing Lingual Braces to Clear Braces: Invisible Teeth Solutions

Friday, April 28th, 2017

shutterstock_571079539If you’re thinking about braces, and you’re keen to go for something discreet, you may be wondering whether clear braces or lingual braces are your best bet. Today, there are so many incredible treatment options out there, and lots of patients are spoiled for choice. If you’re weighing up your options, here is some useful information about our incredible invisible braces.

Clear Braces

Clear braces are a very popular option as many people don’t want to show off a bulky brace when they smile. If you want the convenience of a removable brace, as well as being able to undergo treatment in secret, systems like Invisalign are a good choice. Invisalign aligners are suitable for those with moderate orthodontic problems and they’re great for patients who don’t want to worry about anyone else knowing that they’ve got braces. Invisalign aligners are made from transparent plastic, and they’re really easy to incorporate into your daily life. You can take them out when you need to eat or clean your teeth, so you don’t have to adapt your daily routine in any way. If you would prefer a fixed brace, discreet options include Damon Braces and Six Month Smiles. These braces are a lot more discreet than traditional metal fixed braces, but they are visible, and if you dream of going incognito, lingual braces are probably your best bet.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are fixed braces, which also offer you the chance to have treatment without anyone else knowing. These braces are attached to the back of your teeth, so nobody will be able to see them when you smile. Lingual braces are finer and more delicate than traditional fixed braces and they use innovative technology to prevent friction and minimise pain. We offer STb Social 6 lingual braces, which are designed for minor orthodontic misalignment. Treatment is rapid, as it focuses on the social 6, the teeth at the front of the mouth. Typically, cases can be completed within 6-16 weeks.

If you’re interested in invisible orthodontic solutions, we can help! Call us now to find out more!

Lingual Braces: Proof that Fixed Braces Aren’t Always Obvious

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

shutterstock_216891052What kinds of images pop into your head when somebody mentions braces? Do you see cumbersome, ugly sets of metal train-tracks? If so, you’ll be glad to know that times have changed, and there are some much more discreet options on offer. If you’re eager to straighten your teeth and you don’t want to show off a brace when you smile, one option you could consider is lingual braces. These are fixed braces, but they’re completely different to the braces you’re probably familiar with. These braces sit behind your teeth, so you can smile with bags of confidence.

About Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are fixed braces, but they’re not the same as your average fixed braces. These braces are attached to the back of the teeth. This means that they cannot be seen when you smile. If you’re worried about what people will think about you having braces, or you’re conscious about your appearance, this could be the solution for you. With this option, you really can have treatment in secret.

At City Dental Leeds, we know that many of our patients dream of an invisible solution for crooked and crowded teeth, and we’re delighted to offer the incredible STb Social 6 system.

What’s so Fantastic about STb Social 6?

STb Social 6 is a lingual brace system, which targets issues that affect the social 6, the six teeth at the front of the mouth on both the top and bottom arches. The braces are custom-made, and each bracket is fixed individually. The braces use forces to gently guide the teeth into position, correcting problems like minor misalignment and small gaps between the teeth.

The beauty of STb Social 6 braces is that they give you the results you crave without you have to worry about what anyone else thinks or what you see when you look in the mirror. These braces are also incredibly quick, producing beautiful results in just 6-16 weeks.

If you’re interested in secret orthodontic treatment, look no further! Call us now to find out more!

How to Straighten Your Smile in Total Secret

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

18625010Years ago, it may have seemed impossible to straighten your teeth in secret. Fast forward to 2016, and this is a very real possibility. If you dream of having straight teeth, but you don’t want the hassle of other people seeing your braces, we bring you good news. With our incredible invisible brace options, you’ll have a beautiful smile without anyone even guessing that you’ve had braces.

Our treatments

We have two main options for those who are looking for a secret new smile. The first is invisible brace systems like Invisalign. The second is lingual brace treatments like STb lingual braces.

Invisalign is one of the world’s most popular clear brace treatments. It works by using a series of customised clear plastic aligners to gently move the teeth and realign the top and bottom arches. Invisalign aligners are comfortable, light, and most importantly, virtually invisible. You take them out to eat and clean your teeth, so they have almost no impact on your day to day life. You can socialise and work without anyone being able to see that you’re wearing braces. Invisalign is generally recommended for patients who have minor or moderate orthodontic needs. Treatment time is around 12-18 months.

Lingual braces are the ultimate choice for patients in search of secret treatment. These high-tech braces sit behind your teeth, so nobody can see them. Each bracket is custom-made to fit the contours of your individual teeth. STb lingual braces are ideal for those with minor problems such as mild crowding and crooked front teeth and are designed to tackle issues that involve the social 6, the front six teeth on the top and bottom arches.

Which treatment is best for me?

There’s no universal answer to this question. Every patient is different and one option may suit your orthodontic needs and your personal preferences more than the other. If you’re interested in treatment, why not call and book a consultation. We can have a look at your teeth, go through the ins and outs of the both treatments and help you decide which option would be most beneficial.

 

5 Brilliant Benefits to Invisible Braces

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

InvisalignIn days gone by, people used to think of braces as cumbersome metal devices, which were painful and unsightly. Today, orthodontic treatment looks entirely different, and a growing number of people are taking advantage of incredible invisible braces. If you’re thinking of having braces, here are five amazing benefits you could enjoy:

  1. Invisibility: of course, the most important benefit of invisible braces is the fact that nobody can see them. Most of us are conscious about our appearance, and the idea of wearing braces doesn’t appeal to many. With invisible braces, you can get amazing results without any worry about what you look like.
  2. Confidence: confidence is very important. For many of us, the way we look can impact our confidence levels. Wearing braces can make people more self-conscious. Invisible braces enable you to go through treatment without feeling anxious about what others think or how you look now that you’ve started treatment.
  3. Simplicity: invisible braces enable you to get on with life as normal, even though you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. Most invisible braces are removable, which gives you flexibility, and more control over your treatment.
  4. Positive impressions: many people have put off having braces in the past because of the stigma attached to wearing visible braces. With invisible braces, you don’t have to worry about people making judgments based on your braces. If you’ve got a high-powered job, it’s not going to affect your career prospects. If you’re trying to fit in at school, your braces aren’t going to make you the butt of jokes and jibes. Nobody will know that you’ve had braces until your smile looks perfect, and you’re ready to show it off to the world.
  5. Results: invisible braces don’t just boost your confidence during treatment. They also provide you with a stunning smile that will make you look and feel a million dollars. Most of us consider our smile our most important feature, so it’s worth investing in invisible braces.

Choose from the Greatest Braces Around!

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

386703_blogWe aim to give our clients a choice and when it comes to orthodontic treatment, we believe we offer the best systems in the country. Whether you need minor correction or intensive treatment, prefer a removable aligner or a fixed brace, we have solutions to suit everyone.

It’s important to move with the times and we ensure that our clients have access to the best orthodontic treatments around. Our dentists are committed to continual professional development and regularly attend courses to ensure they are up to date with the newest treatments and orthodontic techniques. As a result, our treatment list is expanding all the time and we are confident that we can find the perfect match for every client.

Our treatments

We offer myriad orthodontic options in order to cater for our clients’ diverse needs and preferences. We have treatments that are specifically aimed at those with minor issues, as well as those geared towards complex cases. We also offer removable and fixed braces; we have fast-acting systems, invisible braces and systems designed for teenagers.

Our treatment list includes:

  • Invisalign
  • STb Social 6
  • Inman Aligner
  • Six Month Smiles
  • Damon Braces

Aligner systems

Our clear aligner system, Invisalign uses a series of removable transparent appliances. We also offer the Inman Aligner, which is a rapid removable aligner treatment for minor orthodontic issues.

Lingual braces

Our lingual brace treatment (STb Social 6) provide complete invisibility. Lingual braces are fixed to the back of the teeth, so nobody can see them.

Fixed braces

Our fixed braces, which offer discretion and speed, include Six Month Smiles (for issues that affect the front teeth) and Damon Braces (for complex needs).

When you have a consultation, your dentist will be able to make recommendations based on your orthodontic prescription and your treatment preferences, for example, if you would prefer a discreet brace to a highly visible appliance.

Delightful Damon Braces!

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

386703_blogAt City Dental, we are delighted to offer dazzling Damon Braces in the heart of London. Damon Braces are one of the world’s leading brace systems and this innovative treatment is capable of correcting even the most complex orthodontic issues and creating stunning, straight smiles.

What are Damon Braces and how do they work?

Damon is an advanced fixed brace treatment suited to patients with moderate or complex orthodontic issues. This treatment is an excellent alternative to traditional fixed braces for those looking for a discreet, comfortable and quick solution for a range of problems including overcrowding, underbite, overbite and gaps between the teeth.

Damon Braces are among the most advanced braces on the market. They feature sliding brackets, which are easy to clean, and fine, discreet memory wires. The components work together to generate powerful but gentle forces to move the teeth.

What are the benefits?

Damon Braces offer a number of benefits for patients of all ages. They are:

  • Speed: treatment times are around 4-6 months shorter than conventional fixed braces
  • Comfort: Damon Braces use friction-free technology to move the teeth, making them more comfortable than traditional braces
  • Discretion: Damon Braces are sleeker and finer than conventional fixed braces, making them much less visible
  • Improved oral health: Damon Braces have sliding brackets, which make cleaning easier. This helps to decrease the risk of decay and creates a simpler treatment process

In most cases, patients do not need to have teeth extracted prior to treatment, which is welcome news for the many people who suffer from nerves when faced with a trip to the dentist.

If Damon Braces sound appealing to you, now is the perfect time to give us a call.

You’ll be Amazed by the Stunning Results from STb Social 6 Braces

Monday, September 12th, 2016

386703_blogFor those of you who need braces but don’t want a traditional, visible train track brace, then the STb Social 6 brace may be the best treatment for you. STb braces are able to straighten your teeth discreetly, as they are fitted to the back of your teeth making them practically invisible to those around you.

The STb Social 6 brace is made of small brackets and arch wires that are custom made for you, to fit the individual shape of your teeth. They work in almost the same way as the traditional brace, but the advantage with STb Social 6 braces is that no one will see that you are having treatment.

How are STb Social 6 braces fitted?

There are four stages to having your STb Social 6 brace fitted, which include the initial consultation to discuss whether the brace is right for you, after which a treatment plan will be made. Silicone impressions of your teeth will be taken during the second stage and the third stage will see your STb brace designed specifically for you, before being crafted using state of the art technology in stage four.

Once they are ready, the braces will be fitted by the dentist to the back of your teeth. The brace will then gently move your teeth into the desired position.

What are the advantages of STb Social 6 braces?

There are a number of advantages that come with STb Social 6 braces such as:

  • They are practically invisible to others around you.
  • The brace is much faster than traditional fixed brace systems.
  • Effective results are achieved a great deal faster than invisible aligners.
  • As they are a fixed brace a greater level of tooth movement can be achieved in comparison to removable aligners.

A Truly Invisible Brace System!

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Beautiful young lady smilingWhen someone tells you a brace is invisible, you might wonder if it’s too good to be true. How invisible can a brace really be? Well, STb Social 6 lingual braces truly can’t be seen, as they are bonded to the back of your teeth. Your smile will be straightened in total secret!

Spectacular Speed

If your teeth are overcrowded, protruding or irregularly spaced, STb Social 6 lingual braces could be perfect for you. These spectacular braces can straighten smiles within a tiny 16 week period. Your orthodontist will evaluate your dental condition and if you’re suitable, they’ll recommend this awesome orthodontic system.

Self-ligating system

As well as it’s speed and discretion, the STb system also boasts a cool self-ligating mechanism that uses low levels of friction so your teeth move with ease and comfort. Traditional brace systems would often cause problems when eating, speaking and brushing your teeth, but these babies make all of that a piece of cake. This self-ligating dental technology makes treatment faster, so you can enjoy your brand new look in no time!

Custom-made just for you

Once you’ve decided on STb Social 6 lingual braces, your dentist will make impressions of your teeth to allow the boffins in the dental lab to create your custom-made braces. Once this is done, your braces will be fitted for smile-enriching results.

Your dentist will fit and adjust your braces and you can expect to wear them for 6-16 weeks. You’ll soon get used to wearing them and any temporary sensations you experience should fade within a few days.

Throughout your treatment you’ll feel confident in your self image and once the braces are off, you’ll feel on top of the world!