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Celebrities Put Braces on the A-List

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

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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 Choose the Right Brace for Your Needs

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

header_image4Many people thinking about having orthodontic treatment come to us wondering what kinds of braces are available and which systems would suit them best. At City Dental Leeds, we recognise that selecting a treatment can be confusing, especially if you aren’t familiar with the treatments available to you and this is why our expert dentists take the time to carry out a thorough consultation that gives them chance to explain the ins and outs and pros and cons of each option and answer as many questions as required.

Choosing the right brace

When you have your consultation, your dentist will carry out some tests and checks to ascertain your dental needs and get a clear idea of your individual orthodontic prescription. This will usually dictate which kinds of treatments are available to you. Often, treatments are geared towards people who have specific levels of need and what suits one patient may not be viable for another. Once your dentist has completed their analysis, they will go through the options with you and talk you through each one. They can also make recommendations based on what they think would be most beneficial for you.

In addition to your dental needs, your dentist can also take additional factors into account when discussing the options with you. For example, if you would like discreet brace or you have a certain date in mind and want a faster option, these preferences can be taken into consideration.

If you have any questions at all during the planning stage, our dentists are there to help. It is very common for patients to have concerns and questions before they begin treatment, so don’t ever feel like a question is silly or unnecessary. Our dental team will ensure that you have all the information you need to make the best decision.

How to Clean Your Braces During Treatment

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

3943593_blogWhen you have braces, you have to be particularly mindful of oral hygiene, as there is a greater risk of food debris getting trapped in the mouth and subsequently an elevated risk of decay. When you have braces fitted, your dentist will explain how to keep them clean and which foods to try and avoid to protect your braces and promote good oral health and show you some effective cleaning techniques.

Keeping braces clean

If you have fixed braces, it can be tricky to keep them clean, especially after eating. But once you get used to a cleaning regime, you will find it becomes second nature and you should have no problems at all. If you are struggling at any point, don’t hesitate to get in touch and our dentists will be happy to help.

We recommend brushing the teeth after meals, but it is best to wait around 40 minutes. You can use a normal toothbrush and there are also specially designed brushes you can use for braces. We also recommend rinsing with mouthwash to wash away bacteria and food particles.

Dental checks

In addition to a good oral hygiene routine, we also recommend regular dental checks throughout your treatment so we can see how you are getting on and give your teeth a good clean and polish. If you have any problems at all between scheduled checks, we are always at the end of the phone to arrange extra appointments.


Your diet is really important when it comes to oral health and this is especially pertinent if you have braces. There are some foods that increase the risk of decay and gum disease and there are also some foods that may cause problems for your brace, such as boiled sweets and other hard foods. Generally speaking, it’s best to try and stick to a healthy, balanced diet, avoid chewy and sticky foods and moderate sugar intake.

All About Damon Braces

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

18625044If you’re thinking about having orthodontic treatment to straighten out issues and imperfections such as crowded or twisted teeth, we have some truly amazing treatments on offer. In the past, orthodontic patients were often put off having treatment due to a fear of pain and a lack of confidence in the aesthetic of braces. However, orthodontics has advanced rapidly and you can now enjoy comfortable treatment that also offers incredibly discreet aesthetics. With modern treatments such as Damon Braces, you really can have it all!

What are Damon Braces?

Damon Braces are discreet fixed braces that embody everything that is good about modern orthodontic treatment. These innovative braces have been developed with patients in mind and they tick many of the boxes when it comes to patient preferences and desires. Not only do these braces look good, they also use the latest technology to reduce treatment time and prevent discomfort.

Damon Braces are made from streamlined sliding brackets and discreet self-ligating wires that reduce friction and speed up treatment time. They are suited to patients with a wide range of orthodontic problems, including those who have complex needs and therefore are unsuitable candidates for removable braces and aligners.

How long does treatment take?

Treatment times vary for each patient and the length of time you have to wear braces is heavily dependent on how much movement you need and the complexity of the issues that are being resolved by the braces. This treatment is suitable for those who need intensive attention and therefore treatment times may be longer than systems designed for patients with minor issues. Typically, treatment takes between 9 and 24 months. Treatment times are, on average, 4-6 months shorter than traditional fixed braces.

What are the benefits?

Here are just some of the many benefits offered by Damon Braces:

  • comfortable friction-free treatment
  • faster treatment than standard fixed braces
  • discreet aesthetics
  • amazing results
  • no need for extraction prior to treatment
  • suitable for patients with complex prescriptions

Shhh! Discreet Braces Can Straighten Your Teeth As No One Notices

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

iStock_000001865987SmallIf you’re image conscious, you worry about what others say or think or you’re desperate to look your best for a special occasion, braces may be the last thing you want, but with our amazing orthodontic treatments, you can now have the smile of your dreams without anyone else being able to see that you’re wearing a brace. We offer a range of discreet treatment options to ensure you look and feel our best while you have treatment.

Our treatments include discreet fixed braces, removable clear aligners and lingual braces.

Fixed braces: we offer discreet fixed braces in the form of the fast-acting 6 Month Smile system. These braces not only work rapidly, but they also offer amazing aesthetics, as the braces are made from clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires.

Removable aligners: we offer the amazing invisible Invisalign aligner system for those looking for a discreet alternative to conventional train-track braces. This system uses a series of custom-made transparent aligner appliances to move the teeth, creating beautiful smiles with the added bonus that nobody will even be able to see a brace. We also offer the Inman Aligner, which is an incredibly quick treatment for patients who need a small amount of movement. Although the aligner is not invisible, it is much more discreet than a conventional brace.

Lingual braces: these braces are the ultimate choice for patients who are eager to keep their treatment a secret. With lingual braces, the brackets are attached to the back of the teeth, so nobody will be able to catch even the smallest glimpse of a brace when you smile. We offer STb Social 6 braces, which are designed for patients who have minor issues with the social 6, the front teeth that are most visible when you smile.