According to research, at least 40% of Brits are unhappy with their teeth. Are you one of those forty per cent? If you are not satisfied with your teeth or embarrassed about your smile there are many solutions available to rectify this, including modern-day teeth straightening treatments such as cosmetic braces.
What are Cosmetic Braces?
Cosmetic braces are an effective, safe and affordable solution that will fit with your lifestyle. They are designed to be discreet and are worn to straighten the teeth and improve the whole appearance of your smile.
They can be worn to correct misaligned teeth, crowded teeth, and gaps between the teeth. These braces are often known as fast-acting braces because they speed up the time in which teeth move into the desired position. They are designed to be unobtrusive and are light and more comfortable to wear, which often means people feel less self-conscious about wearing them.
Six Month Smiles
These braces are designed to re-position crooked or badly aligned teeth in approximately six months, hence their name. The teeth straightening system focuses on those teeth that show when you smile, therefore the treatment is targeted to each individual.
The braces are smaller and lighter than traditional braces and consist of small tooth-coloured brackets and wires, which blend in with the rest of your teeth and are very discreet and aesthetically pleasing. They use a small amount of force to move your teeth into the correct position. Once the braces have been fitted, you will undergo a few adjustments to ensure they are correctly in position. This system is used for both top and lower teeth and is suitable for overbites, spacing and rotated or extruded teeth.
Dr Hamid, at Aesthetiqe Dental Care, has a wealth of experience in being a Six Months Smiles provider. He is involved in both the training and mentoring of other dentists, both nationally and internationally, in the Six Month Smile system. Aesthetique Dental Care is also one of the few clinics in the UK, which are certified to provide fast-acting cosmetic braces such as Six Month Smiles.
These are an alternative to the Six Month Smiles system and are generally chosen for their aesthetic properties because they are unobtrusive and comfortable and can be removed by the wearer for eating and teeth cleaning. Invisalign is virtually invisible and is usually chosen by people for cosmetic reasons and convenience.
These ‘invisible’ braces are made entirely from a specially formulated transparent plastic, which means there are no metal brackets or wires involved.
Invisalign uses a 3D system called Itero® which allows the dentist to plot the treatment on screen by taking impressions of your teeth. It can map out the progress of the teeth straightening system and you can see the final results.
This also allows the dentist to predict how long the process will take. The treatment time depends on the individual but is usually around 9 months to 18 months. Using the data collected, a set of custom-made aligners will be produced. These need to be worn for 22 hours per day but can be removed for eating and teeth cleaning. A new set of aligners will be provided every two weeks and these aligners will gently move the teeth into the desired position.
Dr Hamid is a recognised Platinum provider of Invisalign, which means that he is highly experienced and he has helped hundreds of people get the smile they want. With his wealth of knowledge and experience, he can help you achieve the perfect smile, and in turn, give you back confidence in your appearance again.
If you are interested in finding out more about your teeth straightening options, you can get a FREE consultation by calling 0113 245 8066.
Aesthetique Dental Care
21 Wharf Street
We’re in the heart of Leeds - accessed by bus and train and have convenient on street parking.