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How to Care for Braces

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

header_image4We would all love to have them. They do the power of good for the look of our teeth. Of course, the topic of discussion is braces.

Modern day braces are remarkably good. They literally straighten out any problems our wonky teeth might have had for quite some time. But, braces of any kind can be distressing to many people. They might not be aesthetically pleasing and the individual might be self-conscious on each occasion where they open their mouth, even to speak. No matter what your opinion is on braces itself, one of the most important aspects is looking after them so that they can fully help your teeth. This can be done in many ways.

Just like your mouth, cleaning a brace regularly throughout the day is very important. As the brace is positioned in your mouth for long periods of the day, the probability of bacteria building up in your mouth is very high. In order to stop a harmful spread of bacteria from entering your mouth, it is advised that you brush your brace with some toothpaste and a toothbrush every day just as you do with your own teeth. It is also a good idea for you to do this over a bowl of water so that if the brace does fall out of your hands it will not make your hard work pointless.

Soaking your brace is also a very good idea. By doing this, you will be able to clean your brace further, which conventional cleaning might not quite manage. But be that the water which you put your brace in is cold as hot water will distort the plastic and make them unusable. Asking your dentist about the right solution for your brace is a very good idea as well as they will have a wealth of knowledge that the internet might otherwise miss.

So, if you’re one of the countless number of people who do have braces then following these steps would be a very good move. Being kind to your brace means that you will help the performance of your teeth, as their potential for good will be maximised.

How Braces Have Become More Comfortable and Discreet

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

2445507_blogWhen you ask people about braces the same image pops into most heads: the bulky, metal ‘train-track’ braces that everyone used to have at school.

New types of brace

Fixed metal braces do still exist but the world of orthodontics has advanced at a rapid rate and new, innovative treatments are coming onto the market all the time. Times have changed so much that you can now choose between incredible treatments that work in weeks and invisible braces that nobody else can even see. Braces are now so discreet and comfortable that they have almost become a trend in themselves. Numerous celebrities have been snapped sporting examples of the new range of treatments, which include lingual braces, Invisalign and Clearstep and even the dreaded train-tracks enjoyed something of a revival after the television character Ugly Betty unknowingly made them cool!

Comfort as well as style

Braces used to be associated with pain. Everyone used to dread going to have their braces tightened because it would hurt and the thought of a seemingly never-ending series of trips to the orthodontist was never very appealing. However, discomfort is now becoming a thing of the past and many of the new braces have been specially designed to move the teeth quickly and comfortably. Most of the braces and orthodontic devices now are much lighter than traditional braces and they use state of the art technology to guide the teeth into the right position. Many have also banished the dreaded bands and therefore there is no need for tightening appointments.

The Top Choices for Adult Braces

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

header_image4Times have moved on from the days when only children wore braces, which by the way, were likely to be made of metal and highly noticeable. Today’s modern braces are much more discreet and for the most part, can be used by patients of all ages.

As well as being clear, many braces are now removable, meaning greater flexibility and better oral hygiene. Picking from the multitude of braces and aligners on offer can be confusing, so here is a quick look at two of the most popular choices.


Invisalign uses clear aligners which gradually move your teeth into the desired position, without anyone noticing that you are wearing braces. The removable aligner is worn for 22 hours a day and an average of between 20 and 30 separate aligners or trays are used throughout the treatment.

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is of the range of removable orthodontic appliances that have become a hit with many patients who are seeking comfortable and discreet methods of having their teeth straightened. It is an appliance whereby competing forces between a bar on one side of the teeth and a spring on the other work to move teeth into position. It is a very effective means of straightening teeth and one City of Leeds dentists are happy to offer patients.

The Rise of Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

18625010Some may argue that media portrayal of celebrities who have had cosmetic dentistry treatments such as porcelain veneers, promotes the rise in cosmetic dentistry. However, others may attribute the advancement of cosmetic dental care to innovations in cosmetic dentistry, such as CEREC technology, accessible financing or dental insurance plans, and an increase in the public’s health consciousness.

More individuals are becoming aware of the importance of a healthy, attractive appearance. Smile makeovers give impact for improving life opportunities by making us look refreshed and younger.

Veneers and whitening treatments

Smile makeovers gained popularity via the stars, however dentists such as those at City Dental Leeds aim to make cosmetic dental treatments available for everyone who wants to change their appearance. There are options in smile makeovers that include not only porcelain veneers, but invisible braces and facial rejuvenation treatments as well.

A smile makeover is any cosmetic dentistry treatment that aims to enhance natural beauty for a radiant and attractive smile. Porcelain veneers are a popular choice for masking tooth discolouration as an alternate to teeth whitening. Personalised smile designs with porcelain veneers may be used to give straightness to mildly misaligned teeth instead of wearing braces.

Braces treatment

Certain smile makeover treatments may be combined. For example, teeth may be straightened with invisible braces such as Invisalign, and whitened through power teeth whitening techniques.

Get in touch with us to learn about our options in cosmetic dental treatments and how we involve you in designing your own smile. We listen to your needs, provide personalised recommendations and financing options for having the smile you desire. Smile makeovers create stunning appearance and boost self-esteem for enjoyment of life.

How to Find the Right Brace

Friday, September 18th, 2015

braces front teethAt City Dental Leeds, we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of treatment and solutions for orthodontic, cosmetic and restorative issues. We are proud to be able to offer our clients many of the leading orthodontic treatments and we are always on the look out for new innovations to enable us to continue to deliver exceptional standards of care and incredible results.

There is a huge amount of choice available to patients with orthodontic issues nowadays and while this is generally considered to be a major advantage, we recognise that it can make choosing a treatment rather confusing and this is where we come in! Our expert dentists will be able to make recommendations to help you decide which brace is best. Sometimes, patients are desperate for a certain treatment, while many have no idea what to expect when they start thinking about orthodontic treatment; we are here to guide you through the process and ensure you get the smile you’ve always dreamed of at the end of it all.

Which factors do I need to consider when choosing a brace?

The main thing to think about when you’re choosing a brace is your orthodontic needs; some treatments will not be suitable for some patients. Some systems, such as the Inman Aligner and STb Social 6 braces, are ideally suited to patients with more minor issues and are therefore not ideal for patients who have complex needs, while others, including Incognito lingual braces, are geared towards those who need a lot of movement. Once your dentist has assessed your bite and determined your needs, they will be able to explain which treatments would best suit your individual orthodontic prescription.

Additional factors you may like to think about when choosing an orthodontic system include cost, treatment time and preferences; for example, some patients may prefer the flexibility of removable braces, while others prefer the security of fixed braces.

Wearing Braces in Central Leeds

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

It’s the time you have been dreading all your life, the wearing of braces, though it’s probably safe to say it is probably easier to front up to as an adult as opposed to being a teenager. Either way though, you may be rather surprised by just how much is on offer to you out there in central Leeds and you may be eligible for some device that will get your treatment over with discreetly and quickly. Complex scenarios will take a serious fixed brace to overcome the problem and may take some years too, but, it will be the damn best you can get and your teeth will be strong and healthy at the end. For the more fortunate, you may be able to settle on some of the clear removable aligners around like Invisalign and Clearstep; they work quickly and you can barely tell if you are wearing them. Then there are even quicker ones that concentrate on specific problems and you can be done in around 6 months (the 6 months smile and the Damon). But probably one of the most outrageous boasts is from one that works in just 6 weeks to pull those front teeth into place- the Inman aligner. You should do a lot of research before you make your choice as not only is this an important time for you, but you are paying for it as well.