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No Wires, Straight Teeth – How Invisalign can help you

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

shutterstock_449324422Did you always think that to have a gorgeous smile you had to sport a mouth full of metal or put up with painful wires and brackets? If you’ve shied away from orthodontic treatment in the past, we have good news! With Invisalign, we can create incredible smiles without a wire in sight.

About Invisalign

Invisalign is a clear brace system, which uses a sequence of removable plastic braces to reposition and realign the teeth. These braces are not like your average fixed brace. They are completely different, and they give you the opportunity to enjoy treatment in secret. When the transparent braces are in place, they are virtually undetectable, and as they are removable, you can get on with life as normal. You don’t have to worry about brushing around brackets or trying to make sure food doesn’t get stuck in your teeth while you’re eating.

What does Invisalign treatment involve?

Invisalign treatment is unlike fixed brace treatment because it employs a series of aligners, rather than a single appliance. Each patient’s treatment is planned in advance, and you will receive a set of aligners, which must be worn in a specific order. Each aligner is worn for two weeks. As you get closer to the end of the sequence, you should notice that your smile looks straighter, but the full effects won’t be visible until you remove that final aligner.

The benefits of Invisalign

Many people are put off braces by the idea of having lots of metal parts in their mouths and the assumption that wearing braces is painful and uncomfortable. With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about discomfort or metal components. These aligners are made entirely from high-grade plastic and they use gentle forces to move the teeth. Initially, it may take you a couple of days to get used to wearing your Invisalign aligners, but you’ll soon be wearing them without even noticing.

To find out more about Invisalign, give us a ring or pop in and see us today!

The Inman Aligner sets you straight in Central Leeds

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

One of the biggest gripes that people have in central Leeds with getting their teeth straightened is the time involved, and this gripe will get bigger the older you get. But the problem of having dodgy teeth will remain and it will continue to hamper the way you express yourself in the future. So it may be about time you bit the bullet and plunged in, because you may well be shocked as to how quickly modern braces and aligners work these days- especially the Inman aligner. This device has a supremely unique mechanism that pushes, whilst pulling, your teeth into place and it is because your teeth are being wriggled all the time that it gives quick results. The design of the Inman allows it to only work on your front teeth, but for those in the fortunate position of having buck teeth, then your problems can be over in 6 weeks!! That is how fast this aligner works and though you’ll need a retainer to stop your teeth from moving back again, 6 weeks and £1200?? And during this, you can take it out whenever it pleases you. That is something worth going for to finally end years of endless embarrassment and getting you back out there again, smiling and free!

Opting for the right Braces in Central Leeds

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

There was a time in central Leeds when being fitted with braces meant a mouth full of wire wool that was fixed in for anywhere up to 3 years. Fortunately, the choice of braces and aligners has become quite vast, more efficient and work a lot faster. Complex problems will always require complex solutions and in cases like these, you will need all that metalwork to move your teeth efficiently and safely. But fixed braces have changed; they use far more discreet materials, use ingenious mechanisms to get the job done and on average can get your teeth straightened anywhere from 6-18 months, which is a lot faster than those traditional braces. Of course, the real revolution has come with some of the removable aligners from the USA. These can be clear, so you can barely see them in the mouth at all as well as working fast. One actually boasts results in just 6 weeks! You have a lot more choice now so it is important to do your research and find one will suit all your requirements.

The story of Angle Orthodontics in the fair City of Leeds

Friday, December 21st, 2012

As more and more information is shared around the world concerning orthodontics, so then too does the subject matter become more splintered and research is conducted into minute areas of the mouth and how braces work within those areas. Though most braces and aligners claim to be bespoke to the wearer, they are manufactured on the basis that most people are basically the same and that they will fit around about 6 different arch sizes in the mouth that have been statistically charted after an intense amount of surveying. Yes the wiring and pads in braces can be tweaked to a certain client’s requirements, but the core of the brace/aligner remains constant based on the results of these surveys. In the city of Leeds for example, there are only a few variations in the size of arch of the mouth in the whole population against which a certain type of braces is designed to fit. The point of all this angle orthodontics though is to ascertain whether or not some braces can be ill fitting and if so, how it could affect the overall results once a treatment is over. If the plate of a brace doesn’t fit right, does that mean that then the treatment is working wrongly? Orthodontists will often take castings of your teeth, but rarely of the arch in your mouth. If you ever feel that once the fitting is in yet feels compromised, then you need to say so, otherwise, the final outcome could actually be compromising your bite as opposed to bettering it.

Braces – you choose in the City of Leeds

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

You know, when it comes to wearing braces in the city of Leeds, you no longer have to settle for second best any more, unlike people who have had to go through this procedure in the past with vast quantities of pipe work wrapped around the teeth. In 2012, you have the luxury of choice and seeing as you are going to pay for it, you may as well get something that suits you. It is a golden era right now for braces and aligners, so you would be well advised to shop around before choosing. Most of the gadgets tend to err on the side of discretion these days so that you don’t have to suffer the problem of ridicule from people around you. Most fixed braces for example, now incorporate materials that blend in with the natural look of your mouth when you smile, but for the ultimate in discretion, there are a couple of clear aligners on the market that you can barely notice at all once they have been fitted, as they are made from a completely clear plastic. Some aligners can be removed, a bonus when it comes to cleaning your teeth, but generally, in all cases, whatever model you choose, modern braces and aligners are designed to work faster than they ever did in order to do away with horrible lengthy treatments- one can even work in as little 6 weeks. So before you jump in, talk to your dentist about your options and get the best you can to straighten your teeth.


Crooked teeth replaced with beautiful porcelain veneers from Leeds dentist

Monday, May 24th, 2010

One of the first things we notice about people when we first meet them is their smile and their teeth, so if the teeth are beautiful it is very noticeable. However, it is just as noticeable when the teeth are not so attractive to look at. Crooked teeth can really spoil the appearance of a beautiful smile and look quite unpleasant. In today’s world where image and self-confidence is so important, being unhappy with how you look could be the source of great anxiety.

Thankfully, thanks to various cosmetic dentistry techniques, there are a number of options that can easily remedy crooked or uneven teeth. One option is to try orthodontic braces or aligners. These are very effective treatments but can take a long time to show results, in some cases as long as three years. It also involves the sacrifice of having a mouth full of metal wires and brackets for the duration of treatment.

Another more immediate option is to have a set of porcelain veneers fitted over your exiting teeth. This could solve the straightening problem in as little as one afternoon. Porcelain veneers are ceramic tooth caps that fit over the top of existing teeth. They are specially designed to fit your teeth and provide the desired effect. This could include restoring the colour of stained or discoloured teeth, covering teeth with worn enamel, or creating a better alignment for crooked teeth.

The process is very simple; the veneers are manufactured according to specifications decided by you and your Leeds dentist, before they are cemented in place using composite dental bonding. If you care for your veneers properly they can last up to twenty years before they need replacing.

Why live with crooked teeth and being ashamed of your smile? Porcelain veneers could give you the beautiful Hollywood smile you have always wanted almost immediately. Ask your dentist for more details about the benefits of porcelain veneers.

Invisible braces to straighten your teeth

Monday, January 26th, 2009

At City dental over the past two years we have been offering the invisalign treatment to patients. Invisalign is a series of clear aligners which gradually move your teeth into the ideal position. This means you can have straight teeth without having to wear traditional metal wire braces. If you are interested in Invisalign and are based in Leeds, Wakefield, Harrogate, Dewsbury and the surrounding areas then contact our friendly team on 01132454868.