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Valentines Day 2014 Special Offer

Valentines day 2014 special offer

To take us up on this offer, please call us on 01564 778 585!

Terms + Conditions

  • Patients must be over 18
  • Appointment must be booked before 28th February 2014
  • Treatment doesn’t have to be taken until 30th May 2014
  • Patients will need to attend a free consultation to asses if they are suitable for teeth whitening

What is the difference between damon braces and traditional braces?

Damon Braces - Orthodontic treatment

The orthodontics market has evolved dramatically since the days of traditional braces that utilised the use of elastic bands on metal wires, which were often the cause for uncomfortable treatments and generally not a great experience. The Damon system is an advanced system that provides great results, with fewer appointments at the dentist along the way and longer intervals in-between seeing the dentist! Traditionally you could of been seeing your dentist every 4-6 weeks for an adjustment/check up appointment. With Damon it is more likely (on average) to be around every 2 and a half months between each visit.

Old fashioned traditional braces used to utilise an elastic tie to hold the wire. The main problem with this method is the fact that there used to be a lot of friction between the brace and the wire that didn’t allow efficient movement (and could also cause discomfort in the patient). The Damon system has no elastic tie and the brace can efficiently move with no friction what so ever. Not only does this mean the overall treatment is much more gentler and comfortable, but it also speeds up treatment times!

Before and after - Damon Braces

Treatments for Adults as well as Children

It is becoming even more common for adults to undergo a type of orthodontic treatment. With the world’s perspective on beauty and the ever growing cosmetic industry, looking your very best is an important factor in many people’s lives. Your teeth play a huge role in your overall appearance as it is one of the very first things people tend to notice when they see you. Braces are the most preferred option for treating crooked and wonky teeth. Having braces as an adult used to be seen as an embarrassing trait. However, now with modern technology it is becoming more socially acceptable and treatments can be done more discretely. The Damon system is a metal fixed brace, but you can choose the option to go for the clear brackets and wires that makes it blend into your smile!

Braces for children play an important role in how they develop into an adult. It is recommended that the average age for a child to be checked out is around 7. This is because dentists are able to detect if there are any jaw problems early on. Orthodontics treatments will actually be used on children when they have reached the average age of 11 – but the earlier a problem is identified, the easier it will be to treat.

Before and after - Damon Braces

Free Consultations

If Damon braces sound like it could be a suitable treatment for you, please do not hesitate to call us on 01564 778 585 to arrange your free consultation today!

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

Xmas special offer

Teeth whitening xmas 2013 offer

To Claim This Offer:

Please call us on 01564 778 585 and quote the code: WEBXMAS13.

We will arrange for a free consultation to ensure your teeth are suitable for teeth whitening. If you are a suitable candidate, we will take impressions of your teeth and you can undergo the whitening treatment for the offer price of £99.

Terms & Conditions

  • Must be over 18
  • Teeth need to be suitable for whitening (assessed at free consultation)
  • Teeth whitening refers to home teeth whitening with custom made trays and whitening gel
  • Offer expires 01/01/2014
  • As long as the free consultation is booked within the offer time frame, the actual treatment can be taken after offer has expired

Is 6 Month Smiles Better Than Invisalign?

Orthodontic Treatments

6 Month Smile and Invisalign are both considered to be cosmetic orthodontic treatments primarily used to align the front teeth and not correct the bite. Invisalign uses clear aligners which are changed periodically every 2 weeks until treatment is complete.

Invisalign Clear Trays - Easy to put in

6 Month Smiles comprises of fixed tooth coloured brackets which are glued onto the fronts of the teeth and a tooth coloured wire is placed into the brackets.

6 Month Smiles clear brackets

Which Treatment Is Better?

Generally fixed braces provide more control of the teeth and therefor more movements can be done to individual teeth. The brackets of 6 Month Smiles allow us to rotate, twist, intrude and extrude teeth in any direction. This provides more sophisticated movement in comparison to clear aligners. Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are excellent at performing certain movements but not every movement like 6 Month Smiles brackets. This generally means that 6 Months Smiles can treat a wider range of cases in comparison to Invisalign. Invisalign tends to be favoured in terms of being able to clean your teeth effectively and eating, as you can remove the aligners to eat and brush your teeth easily.

Does This Mean Invisalign Takes Longer?

Generally 6 Month Smiles will complete a case 30-50% faster than Invisalign treatments. Shown below are two similar cases – the first case was treated with Invisalign and took 16 Months and the second case was treated with 6 Month Smiles and took approximately 6 months.

Before and after - Invisalign

Before and after - 6 month braces

Case Study: Can 6 Month Smiles Correct Large Gaps Between The Teeth?

How much does the 6 month smiles treatment cost

There are a number of treatment options available for patients with large spaces present between their teeth, these can include composite bonding, porcelain veneers and crowns. Often the preferred and best choice of treatment is orthodontics as it is non-invasive and results can last indefinitely, where as composite bonding, veneers and crowns tend to have a finite life span.

Case Study

Case study patient - 6ms 1 before

This patient was suffering with a large gap between her upper and lower teeth. She was not keen on dental veneers, crowns or composite bonding. She already had an excellent bite and her spacing was only restricted to the front teeth. We discussed the following treatment options with this patient:

  • Full comprehensive orthodontic treatment over 2 years
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Dental Crowns
  • Composite bonding
  • Short term orthodontic treatment using 6 Month Smiles

After a discussion with the patient it was decided that 6 Month Smiles was the most favourable treatment to her needs. So we bonded the braces on her teeth and after 9 months all the spaces were closed and the treatment was now complete.

This patient had the primary goal of correcting her smile in time for her wedding – We are pleased to say we completed her treatment with plenty of time before her wedding and we wish her and her new husband all the best in the future.

Case study patient - 6ms 1 after