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You’ll be Amazed by the Stunning Results from STb Social 6 Braces

Monday, September 12th, 2016

386703_blogFor those of you who need braces but don’t want a traditional, visible train track brace, then the STb Social 6 brace may be the best treatment for you. STb braces are able to straighten your teeth discreetly, as they are fitted to the back of your teeth making them practically invisible to those around you.

The STb Social 6 brace is made of small brackets and arch wires that are custom made for you, to fit the individual shape of your teeth. They work in almost the same way as the traditional brace, but the advantage with STb Social 6 braces is that no one will see that you are having treatment.

How are STb Social 6 braces fitted?

There are four stages to having your STb Social 6 brace fitted, which include the initial consultation to discuss whether the brace is right for you, after which a treatment plan will be made. Silicone impressions of your teeth will be taken during the second stage and the third stage will see your STb brace designed specifically for you, before being crafted using state of the art technology in stage four.

Once they are ready, the braces will be fitted by the dentist to the back of your teeth. The brace will then gently move your teeth into the desired position.

What are the advantages of STb Social 6 braces?

There are a number of advantages that come with STb Social 6 braces such as:

  • They are practically invisible to others around you.
  • The brace is much faster than traditional fixed brace systems.
  • Effective results are achieved a great deal faster than invisible aligners.
  • As they are a fixed brace a greater level of tooth movement can be achieved in comparison to removable aligners.

Why It’s Important to Wear a Retainer

Monday, April 4th, 2016

2445507_blogIt is normal protocol to be fitted with retainers after your braces have been removed. The primary function of retainers is to ensure that the teeth do not move back to their original position. After the braces have been removed the teeth will still be relatively fresh in their new position, so they will still require more time to become fixed in place while the gums heal.

In the case of children, a retainer is vitally important due to the fact that children grow quite rapidly. If they have had their braces removed the gums and teeth will continue to change, so a retainer will keep the teeth in their desired position.

Most retainers are removable and can be taken out with relative ease. This can be very beneficial to the wearer, particularly if they have been used to wearing braces. The removable function of retainers means that you can take them out during meals, photographs, business presentations etc.

It is usually advised that retainers are kept in for a minimum amount of time (which will be advised by your dentist). The approximate time that most retainers should stay in is twenty to twenty two hours. The length of time for wearing a retainer varies but it can be for one year.

The retainer should be a comfortable fit. If the retainer has been issued after braces treatment then the teeth should already be in position so there is no need to continue the movement of teeth, therefore the fit should not cause any discomfort.

Retainers possess a lot of importance in orthodontic procedures. It can be devastating and quite traumatic if a person suffers a relapse. The sheer thought of having to go through all the treatment again is enough to help people realise the vital necessity of retainers.

You Could Be Smiling Confidently in Six Short Months!

Friday, December 18th, 2015

2445507_blogTime flies and with super-fast treatments like Six Month Smiles, you’ll be showing off a beautiful straight smile before you know it! This incredible orthodontic treatment is the ultimate choice for patients who are in a hurry to enjoy that perfect new smile.

About Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles is a rapid alternative to traditional fixed braces, which offers an excellent option for patients who have a special date in mind and those who simply can’t wait to showcase their incredible new smile. As you’ve probably guessed from the name, this treatment takes just six months to produce beautifully straight smiles. It works faster than other treatments because it targets the front teeth only and uses the latest friction-free technology.

Who is suited to Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles is ideally suited to clients who have minor or moderate issues that affect the front teeth. By concentrating on these teeth, treatment times are greatly reduced.

As treatment times are very short, this may be a perfect choice for those who have a special occasion in mind, such as a wedding, for which they want to look their best.

Six Month Smiles braces are not just fast, they are also discreet, so this treatment suits those who would prefer something a little less noticeable than traditional fixed braces. The brackets are clear and the wires designed to match your natural tooth shade.

If you like the sound of a brand new, dazzling smile in just six months, why not give us a call and arrange a consultation? We can have a look at your teeth and bite and determine whether or not this treatment is a good match for you. If it isn’t the perfect solution for your orthodontic needs, don’t worry, as we are confident that we can find the right treatment for you!

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.

Celebrities Put Braces on the A-List

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Beautiful young lady smilingGlamorous Smiles

If the most glamorous, popular and sought after starry eyed celebrities are using them, surely wearing a brace can no longer be seen to be an ordeal reserved for the painful years of adolescence?

Take Holly Willoughby for example, one of the latest celebrities to hit the headlines with braces. Posing for Twitter, the close-up picture showed Holly smiling widely in braces that appeared to be near-invisible, ultra-thin white metal wires. Beneath the picture she wrote, ‘Brace yourself, I’ve got braces!’

Holly isn’t the first celebrity to opt for braces. Other celebrities, such as Marks and Spencer’s protégée Myleene Klass, have also used braces to perfect their smile, a reassuring sight for the general public, particularly young women who class these celebrities as emulative role models. Surely with such beautiful, iconic women wearing them, ‘normal folk’ need no longer fear the humiliation of ‘going public’?

Why a Celebrity Smile is Priceless

Holly Willoughby is sending out a positive message to people who want to have a brace fitted. Braces are an essential way to create a lovely, straight smile and will boost your overall dental hygiene, making it easier for you to floss and brush between your teeth. A straighter smile will also improve your overall bone structure.

Let’s face it, when it comes to sorting out the important stuff no amount of vanity can get in the way. Everybody wants their teeth to look and feel good, and if the gorgeous women of TV are happy to get their teeth straightened at the expense of a little metal wiring, then why shouldn’t we?

Just do it!

Braces have progressed a lot since metal brackets and there are now a range of discreet braces available such as Invisalign, a clear plastic aligner that fits over the teeth and can even be removed at your own discretion. You needn’t be stuck in a rut when it comes to selecting the best brace for your teeth, so talk to your dentist about finding the most suitable brace to achieve your perfect smile today.

How to Care for Your Braces

Monday, October 26th, 2015

braces front teethWe 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 to all and the person might be self-conscious about how their mouth looks. No matter what your opinion is on braces, 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 the 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 teeth.

Soaking your brace is also a very good idea if you have removable braces. By doing this, you will be able to clean your brace further, which conventional cleaning might not quite manage. Asking your dentist about the right solution for your brace will help as they will have a wealth of knowledge that the internet might otherwise miss.

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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 it will help the performance of your teeth as their potential for good will be maximised.

Modern Braces Available in Leeds

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

386703_blogAdvancements in orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry have led to development of modern braces systems that have vastly improved on traditional metal. We have compared modern braces systems and offer our patients choices in customised Invisalign, Inman Aligner and STb Social 6 lingual braces systems. Each of these systems are unique in the treatment benefits they provide for teeth straightening and smile transformation.

The key advancements in modern braces systems include:

Advanced technologies for effective teeth straightening

Invisalign clear aligners are replaced every two weeks for staged re-positioning of teeth with ClinCheck. Dental overcrowding, irregular bite and dental spacing are treated with Invisalign. Inman Aligner comprises a metal bar and coil spring located behind the teeth, creating opposing orthodontic force for mild teeth straightening including relapse. STb Social 6 uses self-ligating lingual technology for improved movement and front teeth correction.

Invisible fitting for discreet orthodontic treatment

Invisalign systems are made of smooth, clear plastic aligners that fit over the mouth similar to a mouth shield. The coil in the Inman Aligner system is located behind the teeth while a single bar rests above the front teeth. The STb Social 6 braces are positioned behind the front teeth and are totally out of sight.

Removable options for better hygiene and convenience

Invisalign aligners and Inman Aligners are removable for adjustment, cleaning, meals and activities.  STb Social 6 brackets are fixed behind teeth and removable by a dentist. The self-ligating STb systems make oral hygiene easier.

Faster treatment times and smile transformation results

Invisalign aligners, including i7, are worn for about 21 to 23 hours a day, replaced every two weeks with results evident within 12 to 18 months. The Inman Aligner system straightens teeth within 6 to 16 weeks of commencing treatment, similar to the STb Social 6 Lingual system where results are evident within 16 weeks. For more information about our range of modern braces, please contact the team at City Dental Leeds.



How to Achieve Stunning Results with Braces

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

braces front teethHaving crooked or misaligned teeth can be damaging to your confidence and stop you from showing off your smile.  Your teeth might have been misaligned or crooked from birth or due to thumb-sucking or an accident.  These problems are easily solved by using braces that work with your teeth to correct misalignments with your bite and give you the perfect smile.

Can adults wear braces?

A common misconception is that braces must be fitted during childhood.  It is the optimum time for braces as children’s teeth are still developing and can be shaped easily, but braces are  suitable for adults too.  The length of treatment time with braces varies.  You might only need to wear them for six weeks but some people require them for as long as three years.  This is because braces can solve different problems such as widening your palate or jaw or giving you more space between your teeth.

Wearing braces

Your dentist will take moulds and x-rays of your teeth in order for the brace to fit perfectly with your mouth and correct whatever problems you have.  Brackets are attached to the teeth using an etchant for adhesive strength.  A wire is threaded through the brackets and this is used to adjust the position of your teeth at regular dental appointments.  Retainers are worn after the treatment is complete to make sure that your teeth and jaw don’t relapse into their former problematic positions.

Summer Wedding? Get Yourself a Stunning Smile Makeover!

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

If yowedding smileur big day is looming and you’re longing for a sensational summer smile, let your wish be our command. Using the latest dental innovations, we can ensure you look and feel incredible on your special day.

With a smile makeover, we carefully select a combination of treatments to produce a perfect smile. We have an extensive range of options available, including cosmetic, orthodontic and restorative treatments.

How does a smile makeover work?

A smile makeover is designed to transform your smile. To achieve the perfect result, we use a selection of different treatments. The planning stage of treatment is important and we take time with our clients to design your dream smile. We ask you to share your ideas with us so we can plan treatment that matches your expectations, goals and dental needs. To help you choose which treatments to include in your smile makeover, we carry out some basic examinations before going through the different options. We’ll highlight pros and cons, explain how the different treatments work and outline what kinds of benefits they can offer. We can also offer smile imaging to show you what kinds of results you can expect after treatment.

The most popular smile makeover treatments include:

  • teeth whitening
  • veneers
  • white fillings
  • cosmetic braces
  • gum contouring
  • cosmetic bonding

We can also offer tooth replacement treatment in the form of dental implants.

How long does a smile makeover take?

The answer to this question varies according to which treatments you have as part of your makeover, but if you have a specific date or time-frame in mind we can take this into consideration. Some treatments produce instant results in a single session, while others can take months or even years.

If you’re eager to enjoy a flawless smile on your wedding day, call and book a consultation today!