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Six Reasons to Straighten Teeth with Six Month Smiles

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

shutterstock_565837129If you’re looking for an orthodontic treatment, which gives you everything, look no further than Six Month Smiles. Here are just 6 of the reasons why you should choose Six Month Smiles to straighten your smile:

  1. Speed: time is of the essence for many of us, and if you don’t want to wait years for treatment, this could be the perfect choice for you. Six Month Smiles, as you may have guessed, takes an average of just 6 months to create beautiful, straight smiles.
  2. Comfort: Six Month Smiles uses the latest friction-free technology to straighten the teeth with minimal pain.
  3. Fewer dental visits: as Six Month Smiles works so quickly, patients require fewer dental visits than with many other systems.
  4. Aesthetics: many people don’t want to have braces because they’re worried about what they will look like when their braces are fitted. With Six Month Smiles, the fixed braces aren’t invisible, but they are a lot more discreet than traditional braces. These braces feature clear and tooth-coloured parts, which are hard to detect when you smile.
  5. Cost: as treatment is fast and you need fewer dental visits, Six Month Smiles represents a more cost-effective solution than other treatment options.
  6. Results: Six Month Smiles is able to work much faster than other treatments because it targets the teeth that are visible when you smile. By focusing on the front teeth only, this guarantees beautiful results.

Five Tips To Protect Your Braces

Friday, April 14th, 2017

shutterstock_449128402When you wear braces, it’s important to look after them to make sure that they do their job and you can enjoy a perfectly straight smile when treatment draws to a close. If you have braces, here are 5 tips to help you protect them:

  1. Wear a mouth guard: if you’re playing contact sports, wear a mouth guard to protect your braces and your teeth and gums. You can get specially made guards for braces from your dentist.
  2. Avoid hard foods: if you’re wearing braces, you won’t have to make wholesale changes to your diet, but it’s wise to bear a few tips in mind, especially avoiding hard foods. Most foods will be fine, but take care when eating things like boiled sweets, popcorn and crusty bread rolls.
  3. Keep your braces clean: if you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment and you’ve got a fixed brace, you need to keep it clean as possible to minimise the risk of dental decay. Clean your teeth at least twice a day, and make sure you do a thorough job each time. It can be beneficial to take a brush around with you so that you can brush after eating if you find that food tends to get stuck in your braces.
  4. Keep up to date with dental checks: if you have braces, it’s more important than ever to keep up to date with dental checks and follow-up appointments. Your dentist can keep an eye on your oral health, as well as the progress of your treatment.
  5. Use additional cleaning methods: brushing is often the most effective means of cleaning the mouth, but it’s also useful to floss or clean using an oral irrigator. If you need advice or help with cleaning, don’t hesitate to ask your dentist.

Bracing yourself for day you wear Braces in Central Leeds

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

braces front teethWhen that dreaded day comes around when you get the news that you will have to have braces fitted in central Leeds, you may be forgiven in thinking that the next few years could be torturous for you. Everyone’s teeth are different but for people whose teeth are badly grown, the work will take time; it may well be torturous when the brace is fixed in, but it will be methodical and at the end, the results will be brilliant. However, not all fixed braces take that long and some of the modern versions can have you done in just 6 months, whilst still doing some pretty intricate work at the same time. If you are lucky though, you can get away with wearing one of the clear, removable aligners on the market: these not only work in magical ways never been afforded to orthodontic treatments years ago, but they can also work fast too- three times as fast in fact than your clunky traditional braces…and as a footnote to speed: if time is of the essence, then there is one aligner on the market right now that gets your teeth fixed up in just 6 weeks! There is a lot of choice when it comes to getting a brace or aligner fitted so sit down with your dentist and mull over the options first.

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.

The varied world of Braces in Leeds

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Orthodontics is that wonderful field of dentistry in Leeds that deals with getting your teeth straight at all costs in order to protect your occlusion (bite) for the rest of your life and to do this involves the wearing of braces or an aligner. If the treatment you need is very complex, you will be fitted with a bespoke brace in order to get you through your complicated procedure and it could take a few years to complete; many of the traditional fixed braces also take their time, but this means your teeth will be moved with extreme accuracy and precision and will ensure your teeth stay in place for the rest of your life. But there are fixed braces such as the 6 months smile and Damon that get the job done faster, yet work in similar ways. But it is when you move into the field of aligners that things really get interesting. Fixed braces, though brilliant in what they do, often look ugly in the mouth, but if you use Clearstep or Invisalign, you can barely see them in the mouth at all, plus they come with the added bonus of being removable whenever it suits you- they work fast too. All of these though work to a time where the teeth aren’t likely to spring back after the gadget has been removed, which can’t be said about the Inman aligner though: a retainer has to be worn to stop this from happening but there is a good reason for this though- the Inman can get the job done in as little as 6 weeks! You should talk to your dentist about all of these to find out what one is best for you.

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.


The super-duper 6 Months Smile hits Leeds

Monday, October 1st, 2012

It is a glorious time for dentistry right now in Leeds and one of the areas that really highlights just how far the industry has come is orthodontics- the magic behind teeth straightening. Braces have always been a sore point for people that wear them, especially youngsters who have to suffer ridicule on a daily basis when going through their treatment. But, hope is at hand in the shape of the 6 Months Smile. Traditional fixed braces work fine, but they don’t exactly win punters over with the way they look, whereas this fabulous little number does. It takes all the great elements of older braces, gives them a makeover and then throws in a few gems of its own. For a start, the materials used in the construction of this brace are very user friendly and easy on the eye: the plates and wires are tooth coloured to give the utmost discretion in the mouth that they can. But the philosophy behind this gadget is what gives it kudos. It works on the teeth that appear to be the problem when you smile, as well as tackling the problems of biting in the teeth as it works. Once you have been fitted with it, you have it tightened every now and then by your dentist in order to keep your teeth constantly on the move- and move they do. The title says it all- 6 months and your teeth will set into place and you will have the smile you always wanted.

The Fantastic Choice Of Braces In Central Leeds

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

If you having to have a brace or aligner fitted to correct the bite of your mouth and retain and prolong the health of your mouth for the future, then you should first shop around before jumping in because there are some fantastic options around in central Leeds today that will get the job done quickly and discreetly. If it’s speed you are looking for, then there are braces around that can get the job done from upwards of 6 weeks: some are self-ligating (tightening) and keep the teeth on the move all of the time; others have to be tightened by your dentist, but in either case, the job is over with fast. For the ultimate in discretion though, there are some aligners from America that are fast, removable, and being made from transparent materials, almost invisible in the mouth as well. Now not all of these braces fit everyone- we are all different, so you will need to be analysed first in order to find one that fits your condition. In complex cases though, you may have no option but to go for the more traditional route- but take heart from this because your teeth will be moved delicately and precisely, and considering this will only happen once in your life, get it over with because your smile will be beautiful in the end.