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6 MonthSmiles &Cfast Braces

For patients who don’t think they can commit to wear removable braces, we have 6 Month Smiles and Cfast braces system. Both work similarly to traditional ‘train-track’ braces except as seen in the picture, the brackets are clear and the wires are tooth coloured.

The elastic nature of the nickel-titanium wires in the braces push and pulls the teeth into alignment.

These braces are fixed to your teeth so it is important to ensure you maintain a high level of oral hygiene to avoid any problems during the treatment.

As the name suggests, most cases will take approximately 6 months but is dependent on the complexity and final finishing.

Our dentists have completed so many cases that they are considered to have the most experience in using these braces in Hertfordshire.

Does wearing braces hurt?

Most children now wear braces during their teenage years and are well tolerated. There is some initial discomfort when the braces are first initiated but this swiftly subsides with most patients not feeling much during the procedure.

To create space if needed we can either remove teeth, or ‘strip’ tiny amounts of enamel between a number of teeth to create space for the teeth to move. This is usually done progressively during the treatment to ensure we stay as minimal as possible.

Simply Smile

What is Simply Smile?

Simply Smile braces are made of clear ceramic brackets and tooth coloured wires, the whole brace blends to the colour of your teeth making it very discreet.

Why Choose Simply Smile?

Simply Smile is specifically designed to straighten your front six teeth. Rather than treat how your back teeth bite together we focus on improving your smile. This means treatment is much quicker than traditional orthodontics.

How does Simply Smile work?

Simply Smile braces exert light forces onto your teeth to gently encourage them into their new positions and uses a series of traditional and modified techniques.

Am I Suitable?

Due to the discreet appearance and shorter treatment times of Simply Smile braces, this technique has become popular with adults and people working in the public eye as it does not interfere with their work or socialising.

We have treated many cases where patients main concerns were: 

  • Straightening Crooked Teeth
  • Alignment of the gum line
  • Closing spaces between teeth
  • Correcting flared teeth time of treatment
  • Complexity of treatment

Is Simply Smile suitable for you? Why not book a consultation with one of our approved providers of Simply Smile, where one of our specially trained dentists will be able to listen to your concerns about your teeth and assess you for suitability.

FAQ'S

Is the brace invisible?

Simply Smile is made of clear ceramic and is very discreet. If you prefer your brace to be invisible visit here to see lingual braces.

Is there any food that I should avoid eating?

You should follow a healthy diet, avoid sugary foods and also hard crunchy foods which may damage your brace.

Why is treatment so quick?

Because we are simply improving your smile rather than treating your bite which can take around two years.

What do you mean by an improvement?

The front teeth will be straightened, those seen while you smile. Similar to veneers but much healthier than having your teeth drilled.

Will my teeth stay straight after treatment?

As with all orthodontic treatment, we recommend that you wear a retainer to make sure your teeth don't move back to their original position. This can be a small thin piece of wire bonded to the back of your teeth or a specially made removal acrylic retainer worn at night.

Will it hurt?

The fitting of the brace is totally painless. It is normal to experience discomfort from your teeth for a couple of days following fitting and adjustment.

Will it affect my speech?

Not with our Simply Smile brackets which are on the outside of your teeth.

Damon Clear – Self Ligating Brackets

Why settle for the limitations of traditional clear braces or invisible aligners like Invisalign when there's Damon Clear?

Virtually invisible, Damon Clear has clear advantages over traditional braces and aligners. Damon Clear is part of the innovative Damon System, which combines tieless braces with high technology archwires that are clinically proven to move teeth fast and comfortably with truly spectacular smile and facial results.

Available from skilled orthodontists, Damon Clear combines the best of traditional clear braces and invisible aligners to deliver a discrete treatment experience with results that go beyond straight teeth.

Can you tell who's wearing Damon Clear and who isn't?

With Damon Clear, people may not even realize you're wearing braces. Other clear or so-called invisible braces have visible metal parts or elastic ties that can yellow during treatment. But tieless Damon Clear braces are more discrete and resistant to staining and discoloration all throughout treatment.

Damon Clear is part of the innovative Damon System, which combines tieless brackets and high technology archwires that are clinically proven to move teeth fast and comfortably with spectacular smile and facial results.

Damon Clear

Damon Clear uses what's called a "passive" slide mechanism to maintain archwires within the bracket, allowing them to move freely. This reduces friction and binding, so your teeth can move quickly and more comfortably.

Fast Treatment

See results faster than you might think. While treatment time can vary, clinical studies demonstrate that Damon System treatment is up to six months faster than traditional braces.

And while invisible aligners can be effective at straightening some crooked teeth, not everyone is a candidate. In contrast, Damon Clear works 24 hours a day, seven days a week to perfectly align ALL teeth for a phenomenal smile that enhances your entire facial appearance.

Another benefit: No need to worry about lost, misplaced or forgotten clear aligners, so you get in and out of treatment quickly.

Extraordinary Results

Clinical studies demonstrate that Invisalign can help straighten teeth but does not treat as effectively as braces and delivers limited results.3 In fact, one study found that the mean accuracy of tooth movement with Invisalign was only 41%.4 With Damon Clear, you get more than straight teeth. A Damon doctor will take into account your unique facial proportions when aligning your teeth, bite and smile. In no time at all you'll have the smile and facial profile and aesthetics you've always dreamed about.

Greater Comfort without Tightening

Clinical studies show that the Damon System provides more comfortable orthodontic treatment than traditional braces.5

Damon Clear uses tieless braces that don't need to be "tightened" and are gentle to the teeth and tissues. Other styles of braces use elastics or active clips that bind archwires in place, which can slow down treatment and cause pain.

Few Office Visits

Damon System treatment requires fewer office visits than traditional braces and invisible aligners. On average, patients treated with the Damon System require seven fewer office appointments than patients who undergo traditional orthodontic treatment.7 That means more convenience for you regardless of your level of busy activity or lifestyle.

Easy to Keep Clean

Clinical studies indicate that the elastomeric rings of traditional braces collect more bacteria and plaque and can lead to adverse gingival conditions.8 Unlike traditional clear braces, Damon Clear does not use elastomeric rings, so your braces are easy to keep clean.

Alignment Bleaching & Bonding

This is new cosmetic dental term in minimally invasive dentistry. It avoids the need for dental veneers and cutting healthy teeth to stumps for the desire of straight, even, white teeth. We now use your natural teeth to realise the maximum potential they hold in creating your perfect smile.

0% Interest payment plans are available for all these treatments.

For a FREE CONSULTATION with our dentists call our team today on 01727 893 430 or email us at patients@highoaksdental.comto arrange your appointment today.

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