Orthodontic appliances can straighten teeth for improved smiles, but in addition they can also help patients from Bristol when a tooth is missing. They are generally worn for approximately two years, although the time required depends on the severity of the problem. There are mainly three types of orthodontics braces available today. The best type of orthodontics braces for an individual depends on various factors and each brace has their pros and cons.
These are the traditional or conventional braces. The biggest disadvantage and the main reason why people look for other kinds of braces are because they are very visible and obvious. However, the main benefit of these braces is that they are the most cost effective solution and those who wish to retain the cost to a minimum may have to go with this option.
Ceramic braces are made of materials that look like natural teeth. Due to this colour-match material the brackets become hard to see and are less obvious. Because of this low visibility they are also known as clear braces. Even the colour of the wire that goes through the bracket would be much similar to the colour of the teeth. The major concern with ceramic braces is that the material used is not as strong as the metal braces and could get broken. Along with being weaker than the metal braces, they are also expensive, which can be hurtful to your wallet.
The other major type of brace is lingual braces. They are fitted to the back and the inside of the teeth rather than at the front. Due to their positioning they can be barely seen and so are also known as invisible braces. These are certainly costlier than both ceramic and metal braces, but given the benefit of invisibility, these braces are in high demand.
October 2, 2015 at 3:17 pm | orthodontics | No comment
Crowding is a common orthodontic problem that can often be solved very effectively with braces. If you suffer from overcrowding and are looking for a stress-free solution, we may have just the perfect treatment for you.
Why are crowded teeth problematic?
Crowded teeth can make your smile look unattractive but they can also increase your risk of developing dental diseases. This is because it is often very difficult to clean all the surfaces of the teeth when they are pushed up against each other. If you’re not happy with the look of your smile, it can also affect your confidence, especially when you’re around other people. Dental treatment creates more attractive smiles, boosts confidence and enables you to eat and clean your teeth without any trouble at all.
What can be done for crowded teeth?
Orthodontic treatment is the best course of action for crowded teeth and today there are all kinds of amazing treatments available. Crowding is a common problem that usually results from a lack of space in the jaw. Braces help to reposition the teeth, create more space and align the teeth perfectly.
The range of options available to you will depend largely on the severity of the crowding. In minor cases, aligners and fixed braces may be viable, while in complex cases, fixed braces are usually the best option. In some cases of crowding, it might be necessary to remove some of the teeth before the braces are fitted, as this creates space for the teeth to move. Your dentist will go through your options and the treatment processes when you have your consultation.
September 24, 2015 at 2:53 pm | orthodontics | No comment
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