Braces can put the wind up you when you find out that they need to be fitted in order to re-align your teeth. However, going through this treatment will ensure the future of your oral health, as well as keeping your smile pretty of course. But before you jump in the deep end and take the first option offered to you, shop around beforehand and do a little research on what the market has to offer you. The world of orthodontics has really got its game up to scratch over the past few years and there are some seriously good gadgets around to choose from. Modern aligners are quite breath-taking; they work fast, are removable during your treatment and you (and others) will barely notice them in the mouth. Fixed braces are the more traditional image that people have of getting their teeth straightened, but work for more complex issues in the mouth, though even these have gone through a renaissance, using more subtle materials and they can also work fast for you as well. If you live in Bristol, then pop along and talk to Clifton Dental- they can tell you about all the wonderful devices on the market today.
October 24, 2013 at 11:50 am | orthodontics | No comment
It can come as a shock when you succumb to the day that you have to wear braces, but it is the day when you should sit down and take stock of what treatments are available to you on the market. It isn’t just about having iron-works fitted around your teeth today: there are some superb devices and gadgets around that will fix up your teeth like generations before never had the privilege of. Fixed braces are the most complex of orthodontic treatments: they can still feel clumsy when fitted and are notoriously hard to clean; however, they are the best when it comes to complex work and though they take time, your teeth will be all the better for this form of tooth correction. Modern braces also utilise modern materials and theories, so they will sit more elusive and discreet when fitted. But if you have the money, fit the bill and want to go for something very special, some of the clear aligners from the USA are unbelievable: you can barely tell that they are in your mouth- they are removable and work much faster than traditional braces. You need to sit down and discuss your options, because this time of your dental life is very important. If you live in Bath, then give Clifton Dental of Bristol a call- they serve the area and can point you in the right direction.
April 9, 2013 at 2:29 pm | orthodontics | No comment
When the time comes to have your teeth straightened, your choice should primarily be based on what is going to work best for you and get your teeth fixed up so they will be healthy for the rest of your life. However, you want your treatment to be comfortable as well, so before taking the first option that is offered to you, you should shop around because there are some incredible choices out there. Fixed braces get the job done efficiently as they keep your teeth on the move 24 hours a day; however they have evolved greatly over the past couple of decades using materials that look discreet in your mouth and some are self tightening, which means fewer visits to your dentist throughout your treatment. If they have one drawback, it is they are notoriously hard to clean and you have to be vigilant at all times. This problem is removed though if you opt for some of the spectacular removable aligners on the market today. With these treatments you only have to make sure that you wear the aligners for the minimum of 22 hours a day, which makes cleaning your teeth very easy indeed. And if you are concerned about your vanity, then you should definitely take a look at some of the clear aligners around today; once they are in your mouth, they are barely visible to the naked eye. For information on all the choices of orthodontic treatments available to you in Bristol, then pop along to the Clifton dental studio for a chat.
February 15, 2013 at 11:11 am | orthodontics | No comment
Probably one of the most loathed of all dental treatments has to wear braces: years of ugly metal in your mouth where food gets stuck and goes bad if you can’t manage to clean it out properly, constant taunts from people making fun of your woe, on and on everyday- nothing but trouble. Well, it can be rough time and as annoying as this next comment is, it’s for your own good though. Truly, get this over and done with and you will have healthy mouth for the rest of your life. You should also remember that the dental world is on your side and have developed a whole range of braces and aligners to help ease your passing through these rough waters, discreetly and quickly. The new breed of fixed braces use discreet, hard-to-spot materials when manufactured, and although steeped in the traditions of those old ugly braces in the sense that they work efficiently, they work far more quickly. Clear aligners though are all of the rage at the moment and it’s no wonder really, who wouldn’t want to get their teeth straightened by something that is invisible in the mouth, that can be removed for certain occasions such as eating and cleaning, and works in a third of the time that some braces take. At completely the other end of the scale, though, for certain types of teeth that stick out at the front, there is an aligner that can straighten your teeth in as little as 6 weeks! So, not sounding so bad now after all is it? If you want to talk to someone about braces, Clifton Dental of Bristol is all ears and can find the right brace or aligner for you.
August 27, 2012 at 8:54 am | orthodontics | No comment
Braces eh? Can’t be doing with them, but if your mouth is showing signs of trouble for you in the future, you can’t do without them either. Throughout your life in Chepstow, your dentist will endeavour to protect the occlusion of your mouth, or its ‘bite’ and there are many treatments on hand to do this with, the main one being orthodontics, which is the art of teeth straightening through the use of braces. Fixed braces have come in for a lot of ‘stick’ over the years for being ugly and their treatments lengthy, but their modern derivatives have change all of that and the 6 Months Smile has been one of them responsible for this turn around. It takes everything ‘good’ from these old braces, like careful precision aligning of the teeth to remedy biting problems, and then modernises it with its flashy discreet materials which are hard for a passer-by to spot in the mouth. Another thing about this brace is that it is also designed to only work on those teeth that offend the eye when you smile. It’s a simple device that consists of small clear ceramic plates placed on the surface of the teeth and linked by a single wire that is anchored to the rear of the mouth; you make regular visits to the dentist to have it tightened so that the teeth keep moving. Like it says in the brochure, this can all be over within 6 months. If you want more information about this happy little device, then Clifton Dental of Bristol, who serves your area, can give you all the information you need.
For patients for Bath and all across the UK there is the solution of braces for teeth that are not aligned how you would like them to be. You are never too old for braces treatment, with dental practitioners more than happy to give daughters and mothers and grandmas and everyone else the smile they deserve.
Braces are something we all associate with childhood and there is no doubt that this is the best time to start the correction process. However, it is never too late to improve your appearance, never mind the benefits to your health and well-being from having a straight set of teeth.
Believe it or not, braces have been around for a surprisingly long time. Many believe they date back as far as 2000 BC! It was really in the 18th and 19th centuries, though, that modern orthodontics really began as a science. These days braces are a lot more subtle and tooth coloured wire can help reduce the negative visual impact that many worry about before they undergo treatment.
The treatment time for wearing braces varies from six months to six years, depending on the severity of the case or the age of the patient, for example. New techniques can speed up this process. Obviously, no-one wants to wear a metal grid for longer than absolutely necessary so any advances in this form of dentistry are very welcome. When my friend in Bath finally decided to get her teeth corrected she was awkward and a bit embarrassed by her braces. After six months she had got used to them though and after a year she had a dazzling smile.
July 3, 2012 at 7:25 am | orthodontics | No comment
When it comes to that time of your life in Bath where you just have to get your teeth straightened, there is an awful lot to choose from so you should contact Clifton dental- they will only be too happy to help your through the options. The other thing you need to consider is what you want from your brace; do you need complex work done, do you want it done discreetly or in a hurry? Because if you shop around, you will find a brace or an aligner for every occasion. Let’s look at very complex needs: serious work may require a bespoke brace and maybe the removal of some teeth and the only option is a traditional fixed brace. Now it may look ungainly and may take a long time to do the work, but it will do it with precision. If you are already of a timid nature, the idea of a mouthful of metal may add to your timidness, so what you need to look at is something like Invisalign- a removable aligner made from a clear plastic that you can barely see in the mouth. The 6 months smile, though fixed, is made up from tooth coloured materials for discretion, but also it works fast- as do most modern devices on the market today. But if you are in a hurry and only if the device suits your teeth, the Inman aligner can get you done in 6 weeks and does all the work on its own, as do other devices like the Damon that tightens itself as it goes to keep your teeth moving. So yes, there lots of choices, but there will be one for you.
May 3, 2012 at 3:25 am | orthodontics | No comment
Calling all people of Swindon with funny teeth! How would you like to rid yourself of those gaps in your teeth, you know the teeth that stick out in all directions? And how would you like it to be done in just 6 months? Well, by contacting Clifton Dental, they can turn you on to the 6 months smile. That’s right, it does what it says on the packet- in 6 months you can eradicate your teeth problems and rejuvenate your smile. The great thing about this device is that although it has all the elements that you would find in those old school braces it comes packed with modern materials that are user friendly on the eye. This brace tends to pick out those problem teeth at the front of the mouth to which are placed tooth coloured ceramic plates. These in turn are linked together with a very subtle wire that attaches to a clear bracket at the back of the mouth. All this leads to a very discreet brace indeed. Every month, you will pop into the dentists for a check-up and to have the wire tightened to keep your teeth on the move and when it is all over, you are then presented with a retainer to use at your leisure to help stop the teeth from springing back out again. This is definitely a device you should consider in your quest for straight teeth.
May 1, 2012 at 3:21 am | orthodontics | No comment
Do you feel awkward and try to avoid laughing when out and about in Swindon to stop people seeing your crooked smile? Do you keep your mouth shut when you smile because you are so embarrassed by the shape of your teeth? What you need to do is get yourself down to Clifton dental studio of Bristol and let them give you a 6 month smile!
A 6 month smile is a discreet system of orthodontic braces which straightens out the front six to eight teeth. Most results are achieved after 6 months or so – hence the name. The front six to eight teeth are the ones which you display when you smile – hence the second part of the name! They are discreet because the use brackets and wires which are the same colour as your teeth. No-one need ever know you were wearing them.
The principle is simple but you will need to leave some room in your diaries for a few appointments. You need an initial consultation to discuss your unique requirements, then if you go for it, you’ll need to come back to get a mould of your teeth. Using this, the dentist at Clifton dental studio will make up a template to make sure the wires and brackets are on the best place for your teeth. If you are lucky, the some experienced dentists or orthodontists might be able to put the brackets in place without the need for a template. This is not a skill you should expect from everyone though!
When the braces start doing their job and your teeth start to move, you’ll need to make adjustments – to your braces as well as your life. Every 5-6 weeks your dentist can make changes and at the end the change will be permanent.
April 21, 2012 at 5:45 pm | orthodontics | No comment
Is it only your teeth that are holding you back from the success you deserve? Well then, you should get down to the dentist or go on line and check out some of the most amazing tooth straightening devices around today because there are some gadgets out there that will blow your mind. We normally see some traditional braces as myriad of pipe-work placed in the mouth, but don’t knock it because even though it may take a few years to complete, these braces are supremely efficient at solving the most complex of situations. However, those American cousins of ours see tooth alignment from a different angle and have come up with some truly spectacular methods of tooth straightening. The recognize that this is a traumatic time, especially if you are young, so they have come up with devices that are so discreet, you’d be hard pushed to know they were in the mouth. For starters, the wire and plates that are used are made from materials that match the color of the teeth, that’s of course if the braces are fixed. Some modern aligners are akin to a gum-shield and not only can they be taken out, but they are made from a completely transparent plastic- the ultimate discretion. There is literally a type of brace for every occasion and this is aptly summed up by the Inman aligner. This only works on the front teeth, but because of its ‘push and pull’ mechanism, it keeps the teeth in constant movement and can work in as little as 6 weeks! Just check out what’s around with some advice from Clifton Dental in Bristol who service Bath and you will be lost for words.
March 3, 2012 at 9:48 am | orthodontics | No comment