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Which Discreet Teeth Straightening Solution is Right For You?

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

shutterstock_652695277Most of us are concerned about our image. At City Dental Leeds, we understand that many of our patients are apprehensive about having braces because of the way they look. The good news is that braces don’t have to look unsightly anymore. If you thought you’d be lumbered with bulky metal train-tracks, think again! We have a host of discreet solutions ready and waiting to give you a beautiful smile with minimal hassle.

Which treatment is right for you?

We are delighted to have a wide range of options available for our patients. While it’s good to have a choice, we understand that some patients may feel confused when it comes to choosing the right treatment. This is where our expert dentists come in handy. Our dentists have many years of experience, and they can talk you through the options and make recommendations based on your orthodontic prescription, the type of treatment that would benefit you most, and your preferences.

Our treatments

We have something for everyone when it comes to discreet orthodontic options. Our treatments include:

  • Invisalign: Invisalign is a clear aligner system, which utilises a series of bespoke, removable braces to align the teeth. These braces are made from transparent plastic, and they are virtually undetectable when they are in position. Invisalign is generally recommended for patients with minor or moderate orthodontic issues.
  • 6 Month Smiles: fixed braces provide more stability than removable braces. Six Month Smiles is a discreet fixed brace system, which enables you to enjoy the benefits of fixed braces without having to wear appliances that are highly visible. These braces, which target imperfections that affect the front teeth, are made from clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires. They produce results in just 6 months.
  • STb Social 6: STB Social 6 is a lingual brace system, which offers you the opportunity to undergo treatment in secret. These braces are fixed to the back of the teeth, so they cannot be seen when you smile. This is a treatment that is geared towards patients with minor issues that affect the social 6 (the front six teeth on the top and bottom arches). The average treatment time is just 6-18 weeks.

Four Ways to Invisibly Straighten Your Teeth in Leeds

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

shutterstock_644474866Have you always been conscious about your smile? Are you reluctant to have treatment because you don’t want to be lumbered with unsightly, cumbersome braces? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, we have good news! With modern orthodontic treatments, we can provide you with a beautiful, straight smile without anyone even being able to spot a brace. Allow us to introduce you to our incredible collection of invisible braces:

Invisalign: Invisalign is a clear aligner system, which uses a sequence of specially designed removable clear braces to straighten the teeth. Invisalign braces slide over the teeth in a similar way to a gum shield you wear for sport. As they are made entirely from transparent plastic, they are virtually undetectable when they’re in place. Invisalign is a great option for those with minor or moderate issues.

STb Social 6 braces: if you’re looking for the ultimate in invisible braces, STb Social 6 braces may be the choice for you. These braces are lingual braces, and this means that they are positioned behind the teeth, making them completely invisible when you smile. Lingual braces are fixed braces, but they are much finer and smaller than traditional fixed braces. STb Social 6 braces are designed to correct minor orthodontic problems that affect the front teeth, also known as the social 6. Treatment takes just 6-24 weeks.

Inman Aligner: the Inman Aligner is not strictly an invisible treatment, but it is considerably more discreet than conventional braces. The aligner is removable, and the only part that can be detected is a fine metal bar, which sits on the front of the teeth. The best thing about this treatment is the speed. It takes just 16 weeks to produce amazing results.

Six Month Smiles: Six Month Smiles is a fast-acting fixed brace treatment, which uses streamlined braces made from clear wires and tooth-coloured brackets to correct issues that affect the front teeth in just 6 months.

If you’re keen to undergo orthodontic treatment in secret or you’ve been hoping to find a discreet alternative to traditional braces, give us a call now and find out more about how we could help you get that perfect, straight smile.

No Wires, Straight Teeth – How Invisalign can help you

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

shutterstock_449324422Did you always think that to have a gorgeous smile you had to sport a mouth full of metal or put up with painful wires and brackets? If you’ve shied away from orthodontic treatment in the past, we have good news! With Invisalign, we can create incredible smiles without a wire in sight.

About Invisalign

Invisalign is a clear brace system, which uses a sequence of removable plastic braces to reposition and realign the teeth. These braces are not like your average fixed brace. They are completely different, and they give you the opportunity to enjoy treatment in secret. When the transparent braces are in place, they are virtually undetectable, and as they are removable, you can get on with life as normal. You don’t have to worry about brushing around brackets or trying to make sure food doesn’t get stuck in your teeth while you’re eating.

What does Invisalign treatment involve?

Invisalign treatment is unlike fixed brace treatment because it employs a series of aligners, rather than a single appliance. Each patient’s treatment is planned in advance, and you will receive a set of aligners, which must be worn in a specific order. Each aligner is worn for two weeks. As you get closer to the end of the sequence, you should notice that your smile looks straighter, but the full effects won’t be visible until you remove that final aligner.

The benefits of Invisalign

Many people are put off braces by the idea of having lots of metal parts in their mouths and the assumption that wearing braces is painful and uncomfortable. With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about discomfort or metal components. These aligners are made entirely from high-grade plastic and they use gentle forces to move the teeth. Initially, it may take you a couple of days to get used to wearing your Invisalign aligners, but you’ll soon be wearing them without even noticing.

To find out more about Invisalign, give us a ring or pop in and see us today!

Comparing Lingual Braces to Clear Braces: Invisible Teeth Solutions

Friday, April 28th, 2017

shutterstock_571079539If you’re thinking about braces, and you’re keen to go for something discreet, you may be wondering whether clear braces or lingual braces are your best bet. Today, there are so many incredible treatment options out there, and lots of patients are spoiled for choice. If you’re weighing up your options, here is some useful information about our incredible invisible braces.

Clear Braces

Clear braces are a very popular option as many people don’t want to show off a bulky brace when they smile. If you want the convenience of a removable brace, as well as being able to undergo treatment in secret, systems like Invisalign are a good choice. Invisalign aligners are suitable for those with moderate orthodontic problems and they’re great for patients who don’t want to worry about anyone else knowing that they’ve got braces. Invisalign aligners are made from transparent plastic, and they’re really easy to incorporate into your daily life. You can take them out when you need to eat or clean your teeth, so you don’t have to adapt your daily routine in any way. If you would prefer a fixed brace, discreet options include Damon Braces and Six Month Smiles. These braces are a lot more discreet than traditional metal fixed braces, but they are visible, and if you dream of going incognito, lingual braces are probably your best bet.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are fixed braces, which also offer you the chance to have treatment without anyone else knowing. These braces are attached to the back of your teeth, so nobody will be able to see them when you smile. Lingual braces are finer and more delicate than traditional fixed braces and they use innovative technology to prevent friction and minimise pain. We offer STb Social 6 lingual braces, which are designed for minor orthodontic misalignment. Treatment is rapid, as it focuses on the social 6, the teeth at the front of the mouth. Typically, cases can be completed within 6-16 weeks.

If you’re interested in invisible orthodontic solutions, we can help! Call us now to find out more!

Knowing the Invisible – Comparing invisible orthodontic treatments

Monday, January 30th, 2017

shutterstock_155143148 BOur patients often come to us looking for an orthodontic treatment, which will give them the smile they want without affecting their image or their confidence. The good news is that invisible braces are widely available now, and there’s a range of options for those who wish to remain incognito during treatment. Here are some of the options you may consider if you’re looking for invisible braces:


Invisalign is one of the world’s most popular orthodontic treatments. It uses clear aligners, which are virtually impossible to detect, to reposition the teeth. The aligners are removable, and you wear a series of custom-made appliances, with each one in place for a 2-week period. Invisalign is great not just because you can have treatment without anyone knowing, but also because it doesn’t affect your day to day life. You take the aligners out to eat and clean your teeth, so you can continue life as normal.

STb lingual braces

STb lingual braces offer an alternative to traditional fixed braces and invisible removable aligners. These braces are fixed to the teeth, but they sit behind your teeth, so they cannot be seen when you speak or smile. Fixed braces are guaranteed to work, and the process is very simple. Once the braces have been attached to the back of the teeth, you simply let them work their magic. You’ll need to keep your braces clean, but this treatment is rapid, and you’ll be having them removed before you know it. STb lingual braces are designed to target issues that affect the social 6, the front teeth, and this drastically reduces treatment time. Most cases are complete within 16 weeks.

If you’re interested in invisible braces, call us today and find out how we could help you achieve your dream smile in secret!

Faster Braces Options

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

2904346_blogIn years gone by, braces took at least a year, if not longer, to straighten the teeth, but today, there are lots of faster options out there. If you’re looking for results in a hurry, you’ve come to the right place. Here are just some of the speediest solutions around:

6 Month Smiles: 6 Month Smiles is an excellent option for patients who need correction for issues that affect the front teeth; these fixed braces focus solely on the teeth that are visible when you speak and smile and by doing this and using the latest technology, treatment times are reduced dramatically. Although the braces aren’t invisible, they are made from clear parts and this makes them much more discreet than traditional metal fixed braces.

Inman Aligner: if speed is your priority and you only need treatment for minor issues, the Inman Aligner is a great choice. The Inman Aligner is a removable appliance, which is designed to correct misalignment of the front teeth and provide a solution for patients who have suffered relapse following treatment in the past. The Inman Aligner uses forces generated by a coiled spring and a metal bar to move the teeth rapidly, but the forces are gentle, so you won’t feel any pain. The average treatment time is around 16 weeks and the aligner also offers the benefit of being removable, which boosts oral health and makes treatment for convenient for day to day life.

CFast: CFast is a discreet fixed brace, which works quickly to straighten the front teeth and produce beautiful smiles. The average treatment time is just 6 months and the components are made from tooth-coloured ceramics, so they are barely noticeable. CFast is ideally suited to those with minor or moderate issues, but it can also be beneficial for those with more complex needs.

STb Social 6 braces: STb Social 6 braces are the ultimate choice for people who are eager to show off their results quickly and benefit from secret treatment. These fixed braces are attached to the back of the teeth, so they are invisible when you smile. They concentrate on the social 6, the front teeth, and treatment is usually complete within 4 months.

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.



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!

No Need To Keep Your Smile Invisible With Invisalign

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

2797271_blogAre you one of those people that dreads a camera coming out or a face to face meeting? Has your smile been holding you back? Have you thought about braces but been put off by the prospect of wearing metal train-tracks? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, we may have just the solution to remedy all your worries. With Invisalign, we can create beautiful smiles and banish problems with misalignment without anyone being able to tell that you are having treatment.

Invisalign aligners are made from transparent plastic and they are virtually undetectable; this means you can go through the treatment process without any worries about how braces are affecting your looks or how others will perceive you when you have your braces.

All about Invisalign

Invisalign uses a system of clear, removable aligners, which in turn use various appliances to move the teeth. Each individual aligner is custom-made and treatment works as a series; each appliance sits in place for 2 weeks and is then swapped for the next until treatment is complete. The aligners are removable, but it’s really important that they are worn for at least 21 hours per day to ensure the best results. If you don’t wear the aligners as much as you should, this will affect the movement of the teeth and the results may not be as impressive as expected.

Invisalign aligners are an amazing option for patients who worry about their professional image, what other people will think when they have a brace or how they will cope with a visible brace. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, so you can go about your daily life as normal without any anxiety about the way you look.

How long does treatment take?

The treatment time for Invisalign varies because patients have different needs and some will require more movement than others. The average treatment duration is around 12 months. Your City Dental dentist will be able to talk to you about treatment time once you’ve had a consultation and they have assessed your needs.

If you’d like to find out more about Invisalign, bob in and see us if you’re in Leeds, or call and book a consultation.