Have you ever considered undergoing orthodontic treatment, but been put off by the stigma attached to braces? If this is the case and you long for straight teeth, allow us to introduce you to Invisalign, an invisible aligner treatment, which offers the opportunity to enjoy a perfectly aligned smile without any of the stress associated with visible braces. Invisalign is a popular treatment for teenagers and adults who are looking for a more discreet alternative to traditional braces.
The ins and outs of Invisalign
Invisalign offers an alternative to normal braces and it uses a different approach to treatment. Rather than utilising a fixed appliance, Invisalign employs a series of clear aligners to force the teeth into position. Each aligner is bespoke and the appliances work in a set order. The aligners are worn for 2 weeks and then replaced.
Invisalign aligners do not look anything like normal fixed braces; they are made to fit over the top of your teeth in a similar way to a gum shield worn for sport and they are completely clear. The aim of treatment is to straighten the teeth with optimum aesthetics, comfort and convenience.
Most people choose Invisalign because the aligners are virtually invisible and this means that life doesn’t have to change much once treatment has started; you don’t need to worry about what people will think or about how you look. You can also eat and brush your teeth in the normal way, as the aligners can be taken out and popped back in very quickly and easily.
Aligners are light and they don’t have any troublesome bands or ties, which can be very painful.
Invisalign is suitable for many orthodontic patients and it can be utilised to correct a variety of issues, from mild crowding to gaps between the teeth.
April 10, 2014 at 3:22 pm | orthodontics | No comment
Clifton Dental of Bristol is delighted to offer patients in Swindon and beyond the amazing 6 Month Smiles treatment. For all those who thought that they would have to wear a brace for years to get their dream smile, we have great news! As you would expect from the name, this incredible treatment takes just 6 months to move the teeth and create the perfect smile. Six Month Smiles works much faster than traditional fixed braces, which usually take between 12 and 24 months, because it uses state of the art technology to speed up the treatment process and it is specifically designed for patients who have minor or moderate issues that affect the front teeth only. Targeting these teeth ensures that your smile looks great, as these are the teeth that are most visible. As treatment time is so short, this is a very popular option for people who are preparing for a wedding or another landmark celebration. In addition to swift treatment, these braces also offer discretion, as the brackets and nickel-titanium wires are clear. They are also comfortable and easy to maintain and they guarantee amazing results! If you’ve been searching for a swift solution to mild crowding or crooked front teeth, we may just have the answer; call us today to find out more!
March 18, 2014 at 10:38 am | orthodontics | No comment
If you are suffering from imperfect teeth and want a fast and effective braces solution, we have just the thing for you; 6 Month Braces. 6 Month Braces are used at Clifton Dental of Bristol for patients needing help to straighten the teeth that are on show when you smile. As the braces work on just the front teeth rather than more intricate issues on an entire arch, they are able to straighten the teeth much faster than traditional braces. Although 6 Month Braces are fixed braces, the bracket and wiring are tooth-coloured so they look very discreet when speaking, smiling and chatting. The wiring is made using nickel titanium and a fast treatment time is not due to constant tightening of the wiring, but because only a small number of teeth are being treated. Patients can often gain the results they wanted in just six months, but it very much depends on each patient’s orthodontic situation. 6 Month Braces is a fantastic solution for those wanting to straighten the teeth at the front of the mouth quickly and discreetly. Contact us near Swindon for a 6 Month Braces consultation.
March 6, 2014 at 10:03 am | orthodontics | No comment
Spring has sprung and before we know it, it will be summer! For many of us, summer means barbeques, spending time with friends and family members and jetting off on holiday and as if that wasn’t enough to look forward to, we are also offering an amazing summertime deal on the incredible 6 Month Smile system. We will be knocking money off treatment this summer to enable you to enjoy an amazing new smile at a fraction of the price. 6 Month Smiles is one of our most impressive orthodontic treatments. It works incredibly quickly and also provides a more comfortable and discreet alternative to traditional fixed braces. Although 6 Month Smile braces are fixed, they are made from clear brackets and wires and are much less visible than normal train-track braces; they also employ the latest technology to ease pain and speed up the treatment process. In just six months, the teeth will be straight and the smile will look beautiful! This treatment is aimed at patients who have issues with the social 6, the six teeth at the front of the mouth on the top and bottom arches and is most effective for those with minor or moderate needs. To find out more about our summertime offers and sign up for a brand new smile in time for the sunshine months, call us today at Clifton Dental of Bristol!
February 1, 2014 at 9:25 am | orthodontics | No comment
Even in a small place like Weston-super-Mare, it is possible to get the latest and greatest gadgets and technology that modern dentistry has to offer, especially in the world of orthodontics. There are lots of braces and aligners to choose from on the market today, so you need advice on how to shop for the best device for your mouth and Clifton Dental of Bristol are the people to turn to here. First have a look at some of the fantastic removable aligners on sale; Invisalign, Clear-step and the Inman work very fast, with the utmost discretion and you have the luxury of popping them in and out. However, for more complex conditions with your teeth, fixed braces are the route to go down here. Braces such as the 6 months smile and the Damon can sort out very difficult teeth, and though they are awkward to keep clean, they work with precision, discretion and with speed. Of course, any of the devices you choose can come down to price, but there are ways to set up payment plans to get around it. In any case, we are talking about the future health of your mouth here, so cost shouldn’t come into it- get the best you can.
November 6, 2013 at 12:07 pm | orthodontics | No comment
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 3:50 pm | 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.