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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.

We Offer A Wide Range Of Orthodontics For All Our Patients Needs

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

529808_blogAt City Dental Leeds, we recognise the importance of choice and aim to provide our clients with a range of treatments in order to ensure we have the best solution for every patient, regardless of their needs. We are very proud to offer an extensive collection of orthodontic treatments to cater for patients with a diverse range of needs. We have fast-acting solutions for minor issues, invisible braces and removable and fixed appliances and we are confident that we have the best treatment out there for you!

Our treatments

Our treatment list is expanding and developing all the time in line with advances in the world of orthodontics and we are delighted to offer a broad spectrum of systems to provide every patient with a choice.

Our treatment list currently includes:

  • Invisalign: a removable aligner system, which uses a series of transparent appliances to straighten the teeth.
  • Fastbraces: an innovative fixed brace treatment, which promises to deliver results in half the time of traditional fixed braces.
  • Inman Aligner: a removable appliance, which takes just 16 weeks to straighten out minor issues with the front teeth.
  • Damon Braces: an advanced fixed brace treatment, which is suitable for moderate and complex issues. These discreet braces use sliding brackets and self-ligating wires to offer speedy, comfortable treatment.
  • 6 Month Smiles: this rapid fixed brace system is a great choice for patients who need corrective treatment for issues with the front teeth.
  • STb Social 6 braces: this is a popular lingual brace treatment, which offers patients a speedy, invisible alternative to traditional fixed braces. Lingual braces sit behind the teeth, so they can’t be seen when you smile.

Which treatment is best for me?

With so much choice on offer, it can be difficult to decide which treatment is best and this is why the consultation and planning stages are so important. Our expert dentists will be able to assess your needs and discuss your preferences with you to determine which treatments will suit you best.

An Easy Simple Way To Get The Teeth Of Your Dreams

Monday, January 12th, 2015

4207449_blogHere at City Dental, we are delighted to introduce the people of Leeds to the Inman Aligner. This removable orthodontic treatment is the perfect solution for patients who have minor issues that affect the front teeth and the good news is that it takes just weeks to give you a fantastic new smile.

Everything you need to know about the Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is a removable orthodontic appliance, which provides an alternative to traditional fixed braces for patients who only need minor correction. This treatment concentrates on the front teeth and it moved the teeth using gentle forces, which are generated by a spring at the back of the teeth and a metal bar at the front. These two parts produce forces, which push and pull the teeth, applying pressure to cause them to move in the right direction. As the forces are gentle, treatment is very comfortable.

One of the best things about the Inman Aligner is the speed of treatment. If you’re one of the many people out there who dream of rapid results, this is the treatment for you. With an average treatment time of just 16 weeks, your braces will be off before you know it!

The Inman Aligner differs to other aligner systems in that the aligner is not invisible, it focuses solely on the front teeth and it works much faster. Although this appliance is not clear, it is very discreet and the only part that can be seen when you smile is the fine metal bar.

Is the Inman Aligner suitable for me?

If you have issues, such as mild crowding or a small space between your teeth, which only require a small amount of movement, the Inman Aligner may be a suitable option for you. This treatment is a great choice for anyone who wants results fast and it also offers comfort and discretion. It can also help to treat relapse in cases where patients experience movement following treatment in the past.


The Many Benefits Of Wearing The Inman Aligner In Leeds City Centre

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

283481_blogIf you’re searching for an orthodontic treatment, which offers everything from speed to discreet aesthetics, allow us to introduce you to the Inman Aligner. This innovative treatment offers a modern take on traditional fixed braces for patients who require minor correction.

What exactly is the Inman Aligner?

The Inman Aligner is a fast-acting removable brace, which is designed to target minor issues with the front teeth, such as mild crowding or spacing. This innovative device uses forces generated by a coiled spring at the back of the teeth and a metal bar, which sits on the front of the teeth, to push and pull the teeth, moving them into the correct position and producing a beautiful, perfectly aligned smile. The aligner slides over the teeth in a similar way to a mouth guard.

Is the Inman Aligner visible when you smile?

The Inman Aligner is not invisible like other aligner systems; however, it is very discreet and the only part that can be seen is a very fine metal bar. Treatment times are also much shorter than most other aligner systems.

How long will I need to wear the Inman Aligner?

The Inman Aligner is one of the fastest treatments on the market and most cases are complete within just 4 months; you will start to notice changes after just a few weeks.

Who is the best candidate for the Inman Aligner?

The Inman Aligner is not a universal treatment and it is suited to patients who only need a small amount of movement and correction for minor issues. This treatment also focuses on the front teeth.

In addition to patients who are having treatment for minor problems for the first time, the Inman Aligner can also be very beneficial for patients who have suffered relapse (when the teeth begin to move out of position) following treatment in the past.

Will I need to wear a retainer?

We strongly recommend wearing a retainer after orthodontic treatment; retainers are designed to hold the teeth in position and prevent them from slipping or sliding out of position.

The Inman Aligner Is A Popular Alternative To Invisible Braces

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

3884462_blogInvisible braces are hugely popular, but they are not always the best option. If you have minor issues and you’re looking for a rapid solution, which guarantees results, why not consider the Inman Aligner? This amazing treatment offers discretion, as well as speed and it is specifically designed for patients who only require minor correction.

What exactly is the Inman Aligner?

The Inman Aligner is a removable orthodontic device, which sits over the top of the teeth. It looks similar to invisible aligners, but it is designed for patients who have minor issues with the front teeth and it works much faster. Although the aligner is not invisible, it is extremely discreet and all that can be seen when you smile is a very fine metal bar, which sits on the front of the teeth.

The Inman Aligner works by generating forces, which work to move the teeth; these forces, which are produced by a coiled spring and a metal bar, squeeze the teeth, causing them to move. The technology behind this treatment is very advanced and it enables patients to enjoy results very quickly with minimal pain. The average treatment time is just 16 weeks, so you’ll be coming to see us to get your braces off and check out your new smile in no time.

Is the Inman Aligner a better choice for me than invisible braces?

Invisible aligners are an excellent choice for many patients, but in cases where only a small amount of movement is required and the issues are restricted to the front teeth, the Inman Aligner may be a better option.

If you’re not sure which orthodontic treatment to go for, your City Dental dentist is there to help! Once they have assessed your bite and had a close look at your teeth, they can discuss the different treatments with you, answer your questions and explain how the different appliances work to help you choose.

In Leeds The Inman Aligner Can Straighten Front Teeth Faster

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

3943593_blogOrthodontics is advancing at lightening speed and one of the most noticeable differences between modern treatments and those used in previous decades is treatment time. With new treatments, patients can enjoy results faster than ever before and we are delighted to offer rapid solutions for orthodontic issues, including the Inman Aligner.

The Inman Aligner is a removable orthodontic device, which uses forces, which are created by a coiled spring and a metal bar, to squeeze the teeth and move them into the correct position. The aligner is not like fixed braces because it sits on top of the teeth and it is taken out when you eat and clean your teeth.

What are the pros and cons of the Inman Aligner?

The Inman Aligner is one of the quickest treatments available, producing amazing results in just 16 weeks. It is also comfortable, aesthetically pleasing and convenient. Many patients like the idea of a removable brace because it gives them more freedom and they can enjoy eating and clean their teeth without any hassle. Removable braces tend to be better for oral health because they are easier to clean and you can brush your teeth much more thoroughly than with fixed braces; there are also no bands or brackets to trap food. As treatment is so simple and quick, this appliance also represents good value for money. The Inman Aligner can also be used for patients who have already worn braces in the past as a means of combating relapse.

The only real downside of the Inman Aligner is the fact that it is limited in terms of versatility. This treatment is designed specifically for patients with minor issues that affect the teeth at the front of the mouth and is therefore not a viable option for patients with more complex needs.

Invisalign: Our Comfortable, Discreet Treat for Leeds Patients

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

4865112_blogAre you searching for a discreet, comfortable orthodontic treatment? Have you been waiting for a more appealing alternative to traditional fixed braces? If so, the wait is over! Allow us to introduce you to Invisalign.

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment with a difference! Unlike traditional treatments, this system uses a series of bespoke removable aligners to move the teeth, creating a beautiful smile. The aligners are made from transparent plastic and they are worn in a set order with each one in position for two weeks. Invisalign aligners are removable and they should be taken out when you clean your teeth and eat. As well as making these actions easier, it also means that it is very simple to keep you’re aligners clean. The braces are also very comfortable and they don’t need to be adjusted, which is usually quite painful for patients who have fixed braces.

Invisalign is a treatment that is suitable for most patients and ideal for those who would prefer a more discreet treatment. The aligners are virtually invisible, which means that you can go through treatment without worrying about how you look or battling comments from other people.

If you have crooked, crowded or misaligned teeth and you’re desperate to find a solution, which doesn’t involve wearing highly visible braces for months on end, this could be the perfect option for you.

Outstanding Orthodontics Treatments in the City of Leeds

Friday, November 1st, 2013

3129552_blogOrthodontics is a very precise arm of dentistry in the city of Leeds that deals primarily with straightening your teeth and in its own field there are many ways of going about this. If it looks like you are having problems and your teeth are causing you problems now, and are likely to do so in the future, you are going to need some correction in order to maintain the health of your mouth and its ‘bite’. The only way this can be determined is to have your teeth scanned and x-rayed first, for this will decide exactly what type of brace or aligner will be suitable for the job; this will also come down to what you can afford because some treatments are pricier than others. If the work is complex, then it may involve the removal of some teeth beforehand to make way for the movement. Once all of this has been worked out, then it is down to choosing your method of treatment. Fixed braces will cover intricate work but there are some around that will do the work in as little as 6 months, plus they are a cheaper option. Removable aligners are the darlings of the market right now; they are ‘hot’ on discretion and though they are more expensive, they too get the job done quickly- one can do the work in as little as 6 weeks! Do your homework so that you can get the best that you can buy.