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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.

Three Modern Braces You Might Want To Consider

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

2823674_blogOrthodontics is one of the most rapidly advancing areas of dentistry and patients have an ever-expanding range of options to choose from. If you’re interested in orthodontic treatment to remedy crowding, spaces between the teeth or crooked teeth, here are some of the best modern treatments you may wish to consider:

  1. Damon Braces: Damon Braces are fixed braces, which use the latest technology to minimise treatment times, provide convenient, comfortable treatment and create stunning aesthetics. These sleek, discreet braces feature sliding brackets and clear wires and they employ advanced self-ligating technology to prevent discomfort. Damon Braces offer a modern alternative to traditional train-tracks and they are suited to patients with a diverse range of orthodontic issues, from minor problems to complex issues, which require intensive correction. Treatment times vary according to the individual but the time-span is around 4-6 months shorter than with conventional fixed braces.
  2. The Inman Aligner: the Inman Aligner is a fast and effective solution for minor issues that predominantly concern the front teeth. The aligner is a removable appliance, which is made from two key parts: a coiled spring and fine metal bar. These components generate powerful friction-free forces, which push and pull the teeth, squeezing them and causing them to move rapidly. Although the aligner is generally designed to provide corrective treatment for mild problems, it can also be very useful for those who have already had treatment and started to experience relapse. Treatment is very quick, with an average duration of just 16 weeks and the aligner is removable, which provides convenience and simplicity and discreet, so you don’t have to worry about what you look like once you start treatment.
  3. Invisalign: Invisalign has changed the face of modern orthodontics because it offers clients the option to enjoy virtually invisible treatment. Invisalign treatment involves wearing a series of custom-designed aligners, which are made from transparent plastic. Treatment is planned using advanced software, which predicts the movement of the teeth; each individual aligner is designed based on this personalised treatment plan and the patient swaps the aligners over every 2 weeks following a set order. Invisalign is not just a very discreet way of straightening the teeth; it also offers the perks of a removable brace, including freedom and convenience, and there are no metal parts or painful adjustments to contend with. The treatment time will vary depending on how much movement is needed; however, the average duration is around 12 months.

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.

The City of Leeds embraces the Inman Aligner

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

There are a lot of braces and aligners on the market in the city of Leeds that do specialized jobs and promise to get your teeth straightened better and faster than others on the market, but there are none that come remotely close to doing the job in only 6 weeks like the Inman aligner does! 6 weeks…now that is something unique. However, it does come with the flaw that it only works on teeth that are problematic at the front of the mouth, but that is because of the mechanism it is born with: a plate houses a bar and a wire that are linked via a spring and that place opposing forces upon the teeth from inside and on the outside, and the whole effect causes the teeth to keep constantly on the move, and as they wriggle and become loose, they move into place very quickly. Throughout the treatment, you can remove the aligner at your leisure and this helps to promote oral hygiene while your teeth are being corrected. After the treatment, you will need to wear a retainer, this is to prevent the desire of the teeth to return to their original position but it can be worn at your leisure and is a very small price to pay for a treatment that will solve all of your problems in just 6 weeks!


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.