When it comes to orthodontics, we believe in wonderful smiles and have the best treatments on the market available right here in Bristol. We invest constantly to make sure we offer the newest and most effective treatments and are proud to expand our treatment list on a continual basis to ensure we’re up to date with the latest innovations. If you have crooked, crowded or twisted teeth or are looking for a solution for a misaligned or uneven bite, we are confident that we can find an amazing treatment for you.
The benefits of orthodontic treatment
Orthodontic treatment is designed to benefit those with issues that affect the alignment of the teeth, the relationship between the upper and lower sets of teeth and the jaw joint (this is known as the bite). As well as producing beautiful, straight smiles, orthodontic treatment also helps to increase confidence, improve speech, reduce the risk of oral health problems and improve the overall facial aesthetic.
Nowadays, treatments are faster, more discreet and more effective than ever before and there is a wide range of treatment options available to patients of all ages.
Our speedy straightening treatments
We offer an array of orthodontic treatments suited to patients with varying orthodontic prescriptions. Our treatment list boasts fixed braces, removable braces, braces that work incredibly quickly and those that straighten the teeth in secret.
If time is of the essence and you want to get that new smile without delay, we have some excellent options. Our speedy systems include:
- Inman Aligner: a removable aligner ideal for patients with minor issues that affect the front teeth, the Inman Aligner takes just 16 weeks to straighten the teeth.
- Six Month Smiles: a fixed brace treatment that takes just six months to straighten issues that affect the front teeth. These braces are clear and use the latest technology to prevent pain and enhance comfort.
August 18, 2015 at 3:21 pm | orthodontics | No comment
Image is important to most of us and in the past, the look of braces and the thought of a mouth full of metal have been a barrier for many thinking about having orthodontic treatment. Now, thanks to innovative invisible braces, we can correct orthodontic imperfections without compromising your looks or the image you portray and nobody need know that you’re wearing braces. We are delighted to offer Invisalign treatment, which offers you the chance to undergo treatment in secret and achieve a beautiful smile with minimal hassle.
The ins and outs of Invisalign invisible braces
Invisalign has really changed the face of orthodontics and many people who were reluctant to have treatment in the past have found this a much more accessible and appealing option. Invisalign is different to conventional orthodontic treatments because it uses a series of appliances, known as aligners, rather than a single brace. Each patient is given a set of aligners, which are created based on their individual treatment plan. This plan is drawn up using state of the art software and it plots the movement of the teeth. Each aligner is slightly different and there is a set order to follow.
The beauty of Invisalign aligners is that they are virtually invisible. They are made from clear plastic and there are no unsightly metal parts. When the aligner is in place, it is undetectable, so you won’t have to worry about hiding your smile away or contending with comments or looks from others.
The treatment process
The treatment process for Invisalign is slightly different to that of fixed braces, as you wear a series of aligners. Each aligner is worn for two weeks and then you swap them over until you reach the end of the sequence. Although the aligners are removable, it’s important that they remain in place for a minimum of 21-22 hours per day to ensure the best results. You can take your aligners out to eat, drink and clean your teeth and this makes it very easy to maintain good oral hygiene and keep decay at bay.
If you’d like to learn more about Invisalign or see whether this could be a good match for you, why not call us today and start your journey to a beautiful smile?
May 26, 2015 at 4:05 pm | orthodontics | No comment
At Clifton Dental Studio, we understand that time is of the essence for many of our patients and we offer a host of fast, effective orthodontic solutions to bring you rapid results. Whether you’ve got a special date, occasion in mind or you simply don’t want to wait ages to show off the results of your treatment, we have the perfect treatment systems for you.
Our terrific treatments
We are proud to offer Inman Aligner and Six Month Smiles treatment to bring you incredible smiles in record time.
The Inman Aligner is one of the fastest treatments around, with an average completion time of just four months. This swift removable aligner uses powerful friction-free forces to straighten the teeth comfortably and quickly and it is an ideal choice for patients who need corrective treatment for issues that affect the teeth at the front of the mouth. Ideally, this system suits those with minor issues, such as slightly crooked front teeth and mild crowding. As well as benefiting from short treatment times, patients can also enjoy the convenience and flexibility of a removable appliance and better oral hygiene.
Six Month Smiles, as you may have guessed, is a treatment that delivers results in just six months. This fixed brace system targets the front teeth and is an excellent alternative to traditional fixed braces for those who require treatment for crowded or crooked front teeth and spaces between the front teeth. The braces work very quickly, but they also offer discreet aesthetics, as the brackets are clear and the wires are tooth-coloured.
Which orthodontic treatment is best for me?
The best treatment is usually determined by your orthodontic needs, as well as the kinds of treatment you prefer (for example, fixed or removable braces) and additional factors, such as cost. When you have your consultation, we can discuss options with you and ensure you know everything there is to know about all the options before you make a decision.
May 22, 2015 at 3:49 pm | orthodontics | No comment
If you thought invisible braces were an impossible dream, think again! With incredible Invisalign treatment, we can straighten your teeth in secret!
What is Invisalign and is it suitable for me?
Invisalign is a modern aligner system, which offers an invisible alternative to traditional fixed braces. Many patients who are advised to have orthodontic treatment are reluctant to take the plunge because they worry about how they will look, how they will feel and what other people will think when they have their braces fitted. With Invisalign, patients have peace of mind that their appearance won’t change and they can feel more confident throughout the treatment process.
Invisalign caters for teenage and adult patients and it represents a great option for people who wish to retain a professional appearance, those who rely on their looks for work reasons and people who don’t want the hassle of coming up against comments and jibes as a result of wearing braces. With Invisalign, you can have the treatment you need without anybody else even knowing that you’re wearing braces.
This is a versatile treatment option that can benefit people with a range of different orthodontic problems. We will be able to assess whether it is a good match for you when you have your consultation.
How does Invisalign treatment work?
Invisalign has a different approach to treatment than traditional braces and it uses a sequence of bespoke, removable appliances called aligners to move the teeth. The aligners are created based on a personalised treatment plan, which is drawn up using advanced software. Each aligner is different and there is a set order. The aligners are worn in 2 week blocks until treatment is complete.
Invisalign aligners are removable, giving you freedom and convenience. However, it is important that they are in place for at least 21 hours per day. They are designed to be taken out for eating, cleaning the teeth and drinking.
If you like the sound of Invisalign, call today and book a consultation.
March 10, 2015 at 3:04 pm | orthodontics | No comment
Crooked, crowded and overlapping teeth are fairly common, but there’s no need to feel downhearted if you don’t have perfectly straight teeth. We offer a range of modern orthodontic solutions to remedy overcrowding and create beautiful smiles.
Treating crowded teeth
Crowding is a fairly common problem, which tends to occur when there is a lack of space in the jaw and the teeth grow over and push against each other. In most cases, crowding is hereditary, but thumb-sucking and using a bottle during childhood can increase the risk.
Crowding is treated using orthodontic treatment. Orthodontics is the field of dentistry which deals with alignment and positioning of the teeth and jaws. The most common form of orthodontic treatment is a brace.
Our treatment options
We are proud to offer a diverse range of orthodontic treatments, including discreet removable aligners and modern fixed braces. Our treatments include:
- Inman Aligner
- Six Month Smiles
Which treatment is best for me?
It’s impossible to say which treatment suits you best without first examining the teeth and analysing the bite. When you come for a consultation, your dentist will perform thee tests and then chat to you about what you wish to gain from treatment and which kinds of treatments you prefer. Once they have the relevant information, they can make recommendations that will best suit your orthodontic needs and your treatment aims.
To arrange a consultation, simply call us or pop in if you’re passing.
February 24, 2015 at 4:47 pm | orthodontics | No comment
If you thought orthodontic treatment was all about bulky, uncomfortable metal train-tracks, prepare to be amazed! The Inman Aligner is a shining example of how far the world of orthodontics has come.
What is the Inman Aligner?
The Inman Aligner is a removable, discreet aligner designed to solve mild orthodontic problems that affect the front teeth. The aligner generates forces that push and pull the teeth, causing them to move, and creating a beautifully straight smile.
The Inman Aligner is not the same as other aligners. Although it is not invisible like Invisalign and Clearstep, it is very discreet and treatment time is much shorter. The only part of the aligner visible when you smile is a fine metal bar.
Who can benefit from the Inman Aligner?
The Inman Aligner is designed for patients who have minor issues that affect the teeth at the front of the mouth, such as mild crowding, crooked front teeth and gaps between front teeth. It can also be beneficial for patients who have suffered relapse after undergoing treatment in the past.
The benefits of the Inman Aligner
This innovative treatment offers an array of benefits, including:
- speed: the average treatment time is just 16 weeks
- simplicity: the treatment process is incredibly simple and patients can enjoy the flexibility and convenience of a removable brace
- discretion: the aligner is very discreet and much less noticeable than a traditional fixed braces
- comfort: the aligner uses state of the art technology to minimise discomfort
- value for money: with fewer appointments needed and rapid treatment, this system is much less expensive than many others on the market
To find out more and see if you are a suitable match for the incredible Inman Aligner, simply call and make an appointment!
December 18, 2014 at 4:55 pm | orthodontics | No comment
If you dream of a straight smile this Christmas, we have some amazing orthodontic treatments on offer. With innovative orthodontic appliances, we can reposition the teeth to combat crowding and enable you to smile with confidence at Christmas time.
Crowding is a common orthodontic problem and if you suffer from crowded teeth and you’re looking for a solution, we have great news. Our modern, discreet treatments move the teeth quickly and painlessly to give you a stunning, straight smile.
Our treatment options include 6 Month Smiles, the Inman Aligner and Invisalign.
6 Month Smiles: this incredible fixed brace system takes half the time of normal fixed braces to straighten the teeth and focuses on aesthetics to give you an amazing new smile. The braces are made from clear components, so they are barely noticeable, and they use advanced technology to reduce friction and accelerate the speed of treatment.
Invisalign: this popular clear aligner system is the perfect choice for patients who would rather remain incognito during the treatment process. Invisalign uses a number of aligners, which are custom-designed for the individual, to gradually straighten the teeth and ease crowding. The aligners work in order and each one is worn for 2 weeks.
The Inman Aligner: this is a great option for anyone who has minor crowding that affects the front teeth. It works incredibly quickly and the aligner is much less noticeable than traditional fixed braces. You can also enjoy the freedom of being able to take your brace out. The average case is complete within just 4 months.
If you’ve had enough of crowding and you’ve decided it’s time to sort your smile out, give us a call and book a consultation. We will assess your needs and have a chat with you to help you decide which treatment is best and then we can start planning your beautiful new smile!
December 2, 2014 at 4:39 pm | orthodontics | No comment
One of the most exciting developments in modern orthodontics is invisible braces. With clear braces, we can straighten the teeth without patients feeling any anxiety about how their treatment will affect their looks or their confidence. If you’re searching for an invisible means of banishing crooked or twisted teeth for good and getting a beautiful smile, allow us to introduce you to Invisalign.
Invisalign is a clear aligner system, which provides patients who wish to remain incognito during their treatment with an amazing alternative to traditional metal fixed braces. With this treatment, the aligners are virtually undetectable, so nobody needs to know that you’re having treatment and you can feel confident when you look in the mirror, take to the stage for a presentation or go for that all-important job interview.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses a series of appliances that are shaped according to a personalised treatment plan. Each one is different and all are custom-made. Each aligner remains in place for 2 weeks, and the aligners work in a set order.
During treatment, it’s important to wear the aligners for the recommended time each day. They can be taken out to brush your teeth and eat, but should be worn for at least 21-22 hours per day.
What are the advantages of Invisalign?
Invisalign offers a host of benefits for patients who are looking for a discreet way of straightening their teeth. These custom-made aligners are light, they use gentle force to move the teeth and they are virtually invisible. They are also removable, which means that they have very little impact on the way you go about your day to day business. You can eat without any worries about breaking your brace or getting anything stuck in the brackets and you can clean your teeth in the normal way.
If this system sounds like the one for you, call us now and book your consultation!
November 24, 2014 at 12:07 pm | orthodontics | No comment
Crowded teeth can affect the look of your smile, as well as your oral health and your ability to chew food properly. If crowding is getting you down, we have some amazing orthodontic treatments available to straighten your teeth and give you a beautiful, healthy new smile.
Our orthodontic treatments
Crowding is a common orthodontic issue that usually results from a lack of space in the jaw. With orthodontic treatment, we can move the teeth and create room, giving you a much more attractive and functional smile.
We have a host of different options and we have solutions for patients with minor crowding, as well as those who have more complex crowding, which requires more movement. These include:
Invisalign: Invisalign is a clear brace system that gives you the chance to create a stunning smile in secret! These removable braces, known as aligners, are made from clear plastic, so they are invisible when you smile. Invisalign is ideally suited to patients with minor or moderate issues.
Inman Aligner: the Inman Aligner is a great option for patients who only need minor correction. This removable appliance takes just 16 weeks to straighten the teeth and it is much more discreet than traditional fixed braces.
6 Month Smiles: 6 Month Smiles is a fixed brace treatment that is designed to deal with issues that affect the front teeth. 6 Month Smiles works very quickly and the braces are clear, so they look much more discreet than normal fixed braces.
If you have crowded teeth and you’re tired of feeling conscious every time you smile, we have the treatments to help! We can have you smiling with confidence in no time.
November 17, 2014 at 11:41 am | orthodontics | No comment
At Clifton Dental Studio, we offer a host of brilliant braces to provide a solution to all your orthodontic needs. From removable clear aligners to fast-working fixed braces, we’ve got your orthodontic woes covered and we guarantee amazing results.
We offer an array of cosmetic brace treatments, including the Inman Aligner, Invisalign and Six Month Smiles.
The Inman Aligner
The Inman Aligner is a removable aligner that is specially designed to correct minor issues with the front teeth. The aligner isn’t invisible like Invisalign aligners, but with an average treatment time of just 16 weeks, your brace will be off and your smile will be stunningly straight before you know it. The aligner is much more discreet than traditional fixed braces.
Invisalign is a clear aligner system that uses a collection of removable, custom-made appliances to straighten the teeth. The aligners work in an order, with each one worn for 2 weeks. They are clear and sit over the top of the teeth for an extremely discreet aesthetic. Invisalign is a very popular system, mainly because it offers the opportunity for patients to have treatment without anyone being able to see the brace. However, it also offers additional advantages, such as comfort and flexibility. With removable braces, you have the freedom to enjoy life as usual, with no worries about cleaning your teeth or getting food stuck in your brace when you’re enjoying dinner out.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles is an innovative fixed brace system, and takes just 6 months to correct misalignment and create a beautiful smile. These braces use state of the art technology and they are specifically targeted at patients who have problems with the front teeth. The wires are self-ligating and the brackets are light and clear so you can enjoy discreet aesthetics and painless treatment.
If you’re interested in orthodontic treatment and you would like to find out more about our brilliant braces, call us and make an appointment, or pop in and see us!
October 24, 2014 at 9:32 am | orthodontics | No comment