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The Benefits Of Removable Aligners

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

header_image4Today’s orthodontic patients have an amazing array of treatment options to choose from, including fixed and removable appliances. In the last few years removable aligner have become very popular, but what are the benefits and are they a suitable match for you?

The benefits of removable aligners

Removable aligners are orthodontic appliances, which are designed to straighten the teeth with maximum convenience and simplicity. Aligners slide over the teeth in a similar way to a sports mouth guard and they can be taken out and replaced very easily. Removable braces offer a host of benefits, including:

  • Better oral health: food and bacteria tend to get trapped in braces, so removable aligners are a much better option when it comes to oral hygiene, as you can continue to brush as normal and you can take the aligners out to give the a good clean.
  • Easy eating: with removable aligners, you can continue to eat as normal, without any worries about getting food trapped in your braces, breaking your braces or limiting the range of foods you can eat. When you’re about to eat, you simply remove your aligners and enjoy your meal in the same way as you did before you started treatment.
  • Increased flexibility: with removable aligners, you have much more freedom an flexibility than you do with fixed braces; however, it is important to remember to wear them for the recommended time each day to ensure you get the best out of your braces.

Are removable aligners a good choice for me?

Removable aligners are suited to many patients and they can provide an effective solution to many common orthodontic issues. Generally speaking, they are best suited to those who need minor or moderate levels of correction; if you have complex needs, which require intensive correction, a fixed brace may be better. Your dentist will be able to discuss viable options with you once they have analysed your bite and examined your teeth.

Secret Straightening No one Will Know About

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Beautiful young lady smilingIf you dream of achieving a straight smile in secret, we recommend Invisalign. This clear aligner system produces beautiful results with minimal impact on your appearance during the treatment process, so you can continue as normal with nobody even being aware that you’re wearing braces.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern take on orthodontic treatment, which uses a series of removable, custom-made appliances to achieve a straight smile. Invisalign aligners slide easily onto the teeth and they are made from clear plastic, so they are virtually invisible. Every patient receives a set of aligners and each one is slightly different; they work in a set order to reposition the teeth.

Invisalign provides a solution for a wide range of mild and moderate orthodontic issues, from crowding to spacing and it is an excellent option for teens and adults who wish to remain incognito during the treatment phase.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign aligners generate forces, which move the teeth to produce beautiful aesthetics. There is a set sequence and each aligner is worn for 2 weeks. The aligners are removable and they should be taken out when you plan to eat, clean your teeth or drink; ideally, they should be in place for at least 22 hours per day.

The benefits

The most obvious benefit for most people is the invisibility of the braces; you can go about life as normal with no concern about how you look or how others will perceive you. Removable braces also make maintaining good oral hygiene easier and you can eat and drink as normal.

If you’re interested in a new secret smile, call us now!

The Benefits Of Removing Your Aligners In The City Of Leeds

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

3200188_blogRemovable braces offer a convenient alternative to fixed braces in the city of Leeds and often, they are also very discreet. Invisalign is one of the world’s most popular clear brace systems and millions of people all over the world have already benefited from this amazing treatment. If you’d like to be next in line to enjoy a stunning, straight smile, call us now!

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign employs a different method of straightening the teeth to traditional braces, as it uses a sequence of appliances, rather than a single brace. Each patient is given a set of bespoke aligners at the beginning of their treatment and these aligners are worn in a set order; each one is slightly different to allow room for movement. The aligners generate low-friction forces, which move the teeth over time. Each aligner works for 2 weeks and is then replace with the next appliance in the series until treatment ends.

Although Invisalign aligners are removable, it’s extremely important that they are worn for the recommended time each day; if they are left out for long periods of time, this can affect the efficacy of treatment. Ideally, you should try to keep your aligners in for at least 22 hours per day.

What are the benefits of removable braces?

There are many advantages of removable braces and they tend to make life much easier than wearing traditional fixed braces; you don’t have to adapt the way you eat or the foods you include in your diet, you can eat with greater confidence in front of other people and you brush your teeth in the normal way. Sometimes, wearing braces can increase the risk of oral health problems, such as decay, but with removable braces, this is not the case, as you can brush your teeth thoroughly and it’s very easy to keep the braces clean. Removable races also give you a greater sense of freedom and you have more control over your treatment.



Lingual Braces Offer A Discreet Alternative To Clear Aligners

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

2904346_blogIf you’re searching for an orthodontic treatment, which promises to straighten the teeth in secret, we have the perfect treatment for you. Lingual braces offer a discreet alternative to fixed braces and clear aligners and can help you to achieve your dream smile without anyone even knowing.

Lingual braces work in a similar way to traditional fixed braces, but there is one major difference; these braces are secured onto the lingual side of the teeth (the back of the teeth. This means that your smile will look exactly the same as it did before treatment once your braces have been fitted; you can smile, speak, sing and laugh without anyone being able to tell that you’re wearing a brace.

About STb Social 6 braces

We are delighted to have STb Social 6 as part of our orthodontic range. This impressive lingual brace system provides an invisible treatment option for patients who have minor issues that concern the social 6, the teeth at the front of the mouth.

STb Social 6 braces are small and light and they use hi-tech, self-ligating wires to minimise friction; they are a great solution for teenagers and adults who want to achieve results without the worries associated with wearing visible braces. As these braces focus on the front teeth only and are aimed at patients with minor issues, treatment times are very short. The average patient wears their braces for just 6-16 weeks.

Which is best: lingual braces or clear aligners?

There are pros and cons with both types of treatment. Lingual braces and clear aligners both offer discretion, but lingual braces are a truly invisible option; they also provide greater support for the teeth and guarantee results, whereas the success of aligners is highly dependent on the individual. Some people prefer the flexibility of removable aligners and aligners tend to be more comfortable and easier to live with, as they can be taken out when you eat and brush your teeth. Sometimes, one kind of treatment is better suited, so your dentist will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each system with you once they have assessed your needs and analysed your bite.

Innovative Invisalign Treatment For Easy-Peasy Teeth Straightening

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

3170978_blogInvisalign braces can help you to achieve a flawless smile with no hassle or worries at all. This innovative clear brace system straightens the teeth with minimal impact on your normal daily routine and your looks, making it a popular option for patients of all ages.

About Invisalign

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment, which offers a different spin on traditional orthodontics. This treatment uses a series of specially designed clear plastic aligners to straighten the teeth. These aligners sit on your teeth and they are completely invisible to others, so you don’t need to worry about looking different or suffering a crisis of confidence when you meet new people, go on dates or walk into an important meeting.

With Invisalign, patients really can go through the treatment process without any stress, as the aligners are removable; this means that you can brush your teeth as normal and enjoy eating without any concerns about breaking your brace or getting bits of food stuck in the wires.

What’s so special about Invisalign?

Over the years, orthodontic patients have encountered problems and Invisalign seems to provide solutions to many of these issues. The aligners are clear, which means that they don’t have any impact on your looks or your confidence and you can take them to enable you to enjoy life as normal. Invisalign aligners are also made from plastic and each one is individually customised, so you can enjoy amazing levels of comfort; there are no painful metal bands and you won’t need to have your braces adjusted or tightened.

Invisalign is also suitable for a wide range of patients, including adults and teenagers, and it produces incredible results. The treatment process is also simple; once you receive your custom-designed aligners, you simply wear them in the specified order. Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks and you take them out to eat and clean your teeth; it’s important to ensure the braces are in place for at least 21 hours per day.

To find out if Invisalign could be the perfect match for you, call us now!

We Offer A Wide Range Of Modern Orthodontic Treatments

Monday, November 10th, 2014

758140_blogAt City Dental we like to keep abreast of the latest developments and innovations within the dental world and we are delighted to offer a wide range of modern orthodontic treatments.

We have treatments available to cater for various orthodontic problems and we are confident that we can offer an innovative and effective solution for patients with minor, moderate or complex orthodontic needs.

Why would I need orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic treatments provide solutions for problems including crooked and twisted teeth, crowding, spaces between the teeth, crossbite, underbite and overbite. There are many benefits of orthodontic treatment and the usually the most noticeable is the look of the smile. After treatment, the teeth are perfectly aligned and the smile looks much healthier and more attractive. Treatment also helps to improve speech and reduces the risk of oral health diseases by making it easier to clean the teeth. Many people also enjoy greater confidence after treatment.

Our orthodontic treatments

We are proud to offer a great choice of treatments to our clients with orthodontic problems. We have removable and fixed braces available, systems that work incredibly quickly and those that guarantee complete discretion. The treatment you choose will usually depend on a combination of factors, including your orthodontic prescription, the cost, the timeframe and your preferences, for example, if you would prefer an invisible brace.

Our amazing treatment options include:

  • Invisalign: an incredible clear removable aligner system, which gives you the chance to go through treatment in secret. Invisalign uses a series of aligners, which are made from clear plastic; they are light and comfortable and they are almost impossible to see when you smile.
  • Inman Aligner: this removable aligner is one of the speediest solutions around, with an average treatment time of just 16 weeks. This treatment is designed for patients with minor issues with the front teeth.
  • 6 Month Smiles: this discreet fixed brace system is a perfect choice for anyone who has a special occasion or set date in mind. It takes just 6 months to straighten the teeth and is designed for patients who have issues with the front teeth.
  • STb Social 6 lingual braces: these lingual braces are completely invisible when you smile because they are fixed to the back of the teeth. This system produces results very quickly in a matter of weeks and is a perfect option for those with minor issues that affect the social 6, the front teeth.
  • Damon Braces: these innovative braces use the most advanced technology to move the teeth quickly with minimal pain. They are suitable for patients with moderate and complex needs and treatment time is around 4-6 months shorter than traditional fixed braces.


Come And See Which Leeds Braces Can Close Those Dental Spaces

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Happy buddies laughingIf you’re interested in braces or you want to tackle issues such as crowded or wonky teeth, why not give us a ring and pop in and see us? We are happy to arrange a consultation to go through all the treatment options with you, explain how these weird and wonderful treatments work and how they could benefit you and talk to you about the treatments that suit your needs best. We have a plethora of options available to suit patients with varying needs and we are confident that we can find the perfect treatment to create your dream smile.

Our treatments

Whether you’ve got crooked or wonky teeth, your bite is slightly abnormal or you have spaces between your teeth, we can help. We have a comprehensive range of options to suit patients with all kinds of problems and we are also able to give patients choice and flexibility.

Our treatments include fixed braces, removable aligners, clear braces and lingual braces and modern treatments offer a host of attractive features and benefits, from speedy treatment to amazing, almost invisible aesthetics.

Our aligner treatments include Invisalign and the Inman Aligner, while our fixed brace systems include 6 Month Smiles, Damon Braces and Fastbraces. We also offer STb Social 6 braces, which are lingual braces; lingual braces are fixed to the back of the teeth.

Which treatment is best for me?   

The best thing to do if you are thinking about braces, is to book a consultation. It’s hard for a dentist to recommend treatments without having a look at your teeth and evaluating your needs, as some treatments are suited to specific problems, some cater for patients with minor or complex needs and some are beneficial for all. When your dentist has a good idea of what you need and also what you want in a treatment, they can then make recommendations. The level of treatment you need will often dictate the range of options available to you and then you may have preferences, which make it easy to narrow down the options.

Clear And Simple Straight Smiles With Invisalign Here At City Centre Leeds

Friday, August 29th, 2014

3492515_blogWe understand that our orthodontic patients want simple, discreet treatments and we are able to offer an array of options, which straighten the teeth quickly and with minimal fuss. One of our most popular systems is Invisalign, a clear aligner treatment, which will give you the smile of your dreams with no pain and amazing, virtually invisible aesthetics.

About Invisalign

Invisalign is a really exciting alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments, as it offers complete discretion, convenience and discretion. This system uses a series of appliances, known as aligners, to move the teeth and create beautiful, straight smiles. Each patient is presented with a set of aligners, each one slightly different, which are worn for 2 weeks in a set order. The aligners are light, they don’t contain any metal parts and they are clear, so they can barely be seen when you smile.

Invisalign is a versatile treatment, which has benefits for most patients with minor or moderate orthodontic problems. For decades, patients have been longing for a treatment, which is capable of transforming the smile without having a negative impact on looks or confidence and now we have Invisalign! The solution to all your brace-related worries!

Is Invisalign for me?

Invisalign sounds amazing to many patients, especially those who have been worrying about how braces will affect their looks and the way they feel and it is a really great solution for a large number of patients. Invisalign produces excellent results, but it may not always be the best solution, as removable braces are often not as effective as fixed braces in cases where patients need a lot of movement and support. Your City Dental dentist will be able to ascertain if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment when you come for your consultation. We can also discuss other options and of course, we will be able to answer any questions you have.

Always Wanted A Straight Smile? Do It Discreetly With Invisalign

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

3943593_blogHave you put up with jibes about your buck teeth for years on end? Have you dreamed of a straight smile since you were small? Do you long for a picture perfect smile like the models in magazines and Hollywood stars? If so, we have some amazing orthodontic treatments on offer. We know that many patients are wary of having treatment because they have reservations about braces, but we are able to offer amazingly discreet treatment, thanks to innovative modern systems, such as Invisalign. If you thought your dream of a perfect smile was impossible, think again!

Everything you need to know about Invisalign

Invisalign is a wonder treatment because it provides a solution for the thousands of people who had worries about wearing braces because they didn’t want to feel unattractive. With Invisalign, nobody need know that you are wearing braces because this system uses clear aligners to straighten the teeth. These aligners are made from transparent components, which are virtually invisible and will enable you to smile with confidence while you are on your way to achieving your goal of perfectly straight pearly whites.

Invisalign works by using a series of different aligners; each aligner is worn for 2 weeks and the appliances are made based on a detailed plan, which is personalised. The aligners are removable, but they should be worn for at least 21 hours every day to make sure treatment is as effective as it should be.

Invisalign is suitable for patients of all ages and there is a special edition of the treatment for younger patients called Invisalign Teen. This treatment provides a solution for patients with minor and moderate orthodontic issues and is an excellent choice for patients who wish to remain incognito while they have treatment. Treatment times vary according to the individual, as different patients need varying amounts of movement.

If you would like to find out more about Invisalign and how it could transform your smile in secret, call us now or pop in when you are next in Leeds city centre.

Leeds Offers Straighter Teeth On Your Terms With Invisalign

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

2445507_blogHave you ever thought about treatment to straighten your teeth, but been put off by the prospect of wearing braces? With Invisalign, you can get the smile you want, on your terms! These invisible braces will have you beaming with confidence and showing off your new straight smile in no time!

What is Invisalign and how could it benefit me?

Invisalign is a modern and discreet alternative to traditional braces, which uses clear aligners to move the teeth and correct alignment. Treatment involves wearing a series of custom-made, transparent aligners over a period of time; each aligner is worn for 2 weeks and treatment is complete after the last aligner has been in place for a fortnight. The aligners are designed to be taken out for eating and brushing the teeth and they should be worn for at least 21-22 hours per day.

Invisalign is suitable for many orthodontic patients and it offers an invisible solution for those who are worried about treatment affecting their looks and their confidence. With Invisalign aligners, it’s not possible to see the braces, so you can continue life as normal without worrying about exposing a load of metal every time you smile. You can also enjoy eating without thinking about checking your teeth for debris every minute and you can brush your teeth as normal, which helps to reduce the risk of oral health problems, which can be higher when you are wearing fixed braces.

If you want a treatment, which offers you freedom and flexibility, discretion and comfort, Invisalign could be an ideal choice! Call us today to arrange a consultation and we can check that you are a suitable candidate for treatment and give you more information about the treatment and the benefits and explain how it works in more depth.