Cosmetic braces such as 6 Month Smiles offer an excellent way to straighten adult teeth quickly and discreetly. At Aesthetic Smiles Leicester our team are always keen to point out that although discreet orthodontic treatments are often referred to as “cosmetic orthodontics” they also have health benefits – straighter teeth are healthier teeth, because they are easier to keep clean.
At our Leicesterdental practice we have used 6 Month Smiles to successfully straighten many patients’ teeth. If you are interested in improving the appearance of your smile with cosmetic braces, we invite you to join us here at our practice for a consultation.
Many people still believe that orthodontics has to equal metal braces. Whilst 6 Month Smiles are braces, they are very different to the appliances your friends may have worn at school. Gone are the metal train tracks; these braces comprise clear brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires that blend in well with the natural colour of your teeth, meaning they are not immediately obvious in everyday life.
We use 6 Month Smiles to correct misaligned, crooked, or crowded front teeth. If you are interested in this treatment, your dentist will examine your teeth to assess whether this is the best treatment option for you.
Whilst 6 Month Smiles are designed primarily for aesthetic correction of the front teeth, we also offer a number of other discreet brace systems at our Leicester clinic, meaning that your dentist will find the perfect solution for you, whatever your needs may be.
Six months is the average treatment time, and the length of treatment will depend on the type and amount of correction that is needed. Some cases are complete in as little as three months, meaning this is often the perfect treatment before a special occasion such as a wedding.
Dental implants offer the only permanent way for a dentist to replace your missing teeth. At Leicesterdental practice Aesthetic Smiles, our skilled implantology team can replace one, some, or even all of your teeth with the help of implants. In some cases, it is even possible to fit your implants and your permanent new teeth on the same day. This will depend on your individual circumstances, and will be discussed by your implant dentist at your first consultation if this option is of interest.
How dental implants work
Our teeth are made up of two parts: the crowns that are visible in the mouth, and the roots beneath the gum line. Both parts are equally important to good oral health and normal dental function. Dental implants are the only option that replace the root portion of one or more missing teeth, forming a very strong bond with your jaw bone in the process.
The placement of dental implants requires oral surgery, carried out at our Leicester clinic. In most cases, just a local anaesthetic is required; your dentist will carefully plan your implant placement prior to surgery to avoid nerves and other vital structures, whilst also ensuring that, when they are loaded with teeth, your implants can withstand the forces of biting and chewing.
In some cases it is possible to place your new teeth at the same time as your dental implants. This is known as “Teeth in a Day” and is not suitable for all patients – your dentist will let you know if it would work well in your case.
Traditional implant surgery requires a healing period of about six weeks. In this time your implants mesh with your bone and provide a strong anchor for your new teeth to be attached to. You will be called back to our Leicester clinic after healing to have your permanent teeth fitted.
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the aesthetic elements of a smile. At Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester we offer a huge array of cosmetic treatments – many of them complete far more quickly than you might imagine.
Here at Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester, we understand that your time is precious. If you need a dental restoration, the chances are you will want treatment complete in as few visits to the practice as possible. That’s why we’re proud that, for many of our cosmetic dentistry options, we are able to diagnose your needs and create your perfect smile in a single visit.
We use a CEREC 3D machine to create popular smile restorations, including veneers and crowns, while you wait. The CEREC machine is one of the most important innovations in modern cosmetic dentistry, enabling our skilled team to create crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, and ceramic fillings in one appointment. This machine combines modern CAD/CAM technology with a milling machine to ensure you get the perfect tooth restoration, one that is equally aesthetically pleasing, durable, and long-lasting.
This is an important development for cosmetic dentistry, because it means that you won’t have to wait for your perfect smile, and won’t need temporary restorations fitted.
One-visit smile appointments at our Leicester dental practice work like this: your dentist will first remove areas of decay, old fillings and suchlike, before using the CEREC camera to take a 3D image of your tooth/teeth. This is a much more pleasant experience than traditional impression-taking.
The CEREC computer is used to design your perfect restoration, which is then created from a ceramic block using the milling unit. It is matched to the natural colour of your teeth, and your cosmetic dentist will ensure it fits perfectly before bonding it in place with a strong dental adhesive.
Invisalign clear aligners are just one of the alternative to braces on offer from Aesthetic Smiles dental practice in Leicester. This series of clear, removable aligners are custom-made to fit comfortably over your teeth, gently guiding them into a new position.
The benefits of Invisalign treatment
Many adults would like to straighten their teeth, but fear the thought of wearing traditional metal braces. Thanks to rapid advances in orthodontic treatment in recent years, there are now a number of discreet alternative available.
While many of these products are advertised as cosmetic teeth straightening devices, the health benefits of straighter teeth should not be forgotten. When teeth are properly aligned, with fewer gaps in which food particles can become trapped, they are easier to clean – which helps to minimise your chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease.
At our dental practice in Leicester, Invisalign treatment is available to both adults and teenagers who want to straighten their teeth in a discreet and comfortable manner. You will need to come into our practice for a consultation with a dentist, who will examine your teeth and gums and assess if this is the best treatment for your needs.
Thanks to the advanced technology behind Invisalign, your dentist will be able to show you what results you can expect from the outset of treatment. If you decide to go ahead with treatment, you will be prescribed a series of clear aligners.
Every patient’s needs are different, so the exact number of aligners and length of treatment will vary from case to case – your dentist will advise you of the number of aligners required and predicted length of treatment. On average, treatment takes between six and eighteen months.
You should wear your aligners for about 22 hours a day, and change them fortnightly. Periodic visits to our Leicester clinic are required to monitor treatment progress.
Cosmetic braces such as 6 Month Smiles offer your dentist a fast and discreet way to realign your front teeth. They are just one of the orthodontic options available to adult patients from Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester.
What are cosmetic braces?
Braces remain one of the best ways to straighten teeth, and cosmetic braces apply the traditional principles of orthodontics in a modern way. Systems such as 6 Month Smiles are specifically designed to improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile quickly and discreetly, working in an average of just six months because they focus on the front teeth – those that show when you smile.
As well as being fast-acting, 6 Month Smiles braces are also subtler than traditional orthodontic treatment, because they comprise tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires and clear ceramic brackets, meaning they blend in better with the natural colour of your teeth. They are just one of the discreet orthodontic products available from our Leicester dental practice; if you are interested in this type of treatment your dentist will first want you to have an orthodontic consultation.
Your 6 Month Smiles Consultation
When you come to our Leicester dental practice for your 6 Month Smiles consultation, you will undergo a thorough clinical examination to ensure that this is the best treatment for you. These braces are designed for mild cosmetic orthodontic correction; if you require more intensive correction, your dentist may recommend a different discreet orthodontic product such as Invisalign clear aligners or lingual braces, which are made from metal but are hardly noticeable because they are attached to the rear surfaces of your teeth.
We use 6 Month Smiles to correct crooked, badly spaced, or misaligned front teeth. The short treatment times mean that this can be the perfect way to boost your smile before a special occasion.
At Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester, we have used dental implants to successfully help scores of patients to replace their missing teeth. Implants differ from other tooth replacement options in that they are the only permanent way for your dentist to replace missing teeth, and are the only option that forms a direct contact with your jaw bone to help prevent bone loss.
Bone loss is a common side-effect of losing your natural teeth. Dental implants help to stop this from happening because they are made from titanium, which is osteoconductive (supportive of bone growth) and because they act as a replacement for the root part of one or more missing teeth. Without replacements for the tooth roots, your jaw bone is likely to start shrinking back, which leads to a sagging of the skin around the jowls and a prematurely aged appearance in the face.
Why it’s important to replace lost teeth
Preventing bone loss is not the only reason you should replace missing teeth. Of course, there are the obvious aesthetic concerns (most people with gaps in their mouth are self-conscious about smiling) but there are also dental and general health reasons to replace lost teeth.
If you don’t replace missing teeth, your remaining teeth are likely to become crooked and harder to keep clean as they move into any gaps. This can increase your chances of developing gum disease and tooth decay, which can ultimately lead to further tooth loss.
Your ability to eat a healthy and balanced diet may also be affected, as biting and chewing food becomes more difficult. Dental implants help to combat all these problems, and ensure that your new teeth will stay firmly in place.
At our Leicester dental practice, our skilled implant dentists can replace one, some, or even all of your missing teeth with dental implants.
Get in touch today to book a dental implants consultation at our Leicester clinic.
Cosmetic dentistry is rapidly increasing in popularity in the UK, thanks not just to celebrities opting for treatment, but also to an increasing number of people realising the true value of a beautiful, alluring smile. At Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester, our skilled cosmetic team offer a wide variety of aesthetic treatments – some of which can make over your smile in just one appointment.
Thanks to advances in techniques and technology, along with this increase in demand, cosmetic dentistry is now available to more people than ever before. If you are interested in aesthetic dental treatment we invite you to join us at our Leicester clinic for a consultation with a cosmetic dentist.
Your dentist will examine your existing smile and will listen to what you want to achieve from treatment before giving their recommendations to reach your smile goals. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions or raise any concerns you may have before a treatment plan is drawing up.
Fast ways to boost your smile
Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester embraces the latest developments in dental technology, which enables your dentist to – in many cases – offer a range of cosmetic dentistry procedures that require just one appointment.
We understand your time is precious, which is why we have invested in a CEREC 3D machine that enables us to create a range of restorations while you wait. If your practitioner recommends crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, or other restorations, these can be made here at our Leicester practice with the CEREC machine.
This uses modern CAD/CAM technology and incorporates a camera, computer, and milling machine. Another huge benefit is that the CEREC machine uses scans instead of the traditional dental impressions, making treatment much more comfortable for patients.
To find out how cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile and your self-confidence, book a consultation with a cosmetic dentist at our Leicester clinic today.
Invisalign clear aligners are one of the most popular orthodontic treatments at Leicester dental practice Aesthetic Smiles – and it’s not difficult to see why. These aligners have been designed as an excellent alternative to braces for adults and teenagers who want to straighten their teeth more traditionally than with traditional orthodontic appliances.
Who is Invisalign for?
At our Leicester practice, we offer Invisalign treatment to both adults and teenagers. Unlike some other discreet orthodontic products that can only correct mild aesthetic issues, this system can help with anything from mild to severe orthodontic problems.
Treatment times range from six to 18 months, depending on the type and amount of correction required. Your dentist will be able to advise you of the predicted length of your treatment when you come for an Invisalign consultation.
How treatment works
If you are interested in treatment with Invisalign, your first step is to have a consultation with a dentist at our Leicester practice. They will examine your teeth and assess whether this is the best treatment to suit your needs.
Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and will use the latest 3D imaging software to show you what results you can expect before starting treatment. If you decide to go ahead, you will then be prescribed a series of aligners.
The number of aligners required will vary from case to case. The clear plastic aligners fit snugly over your teeth, and you will need to change them every fortnight as your teeth begin to move. You will also need periodic check-ups at our Leicester dental practice.
Invisalign has minimal impact on your lifestyle because, in addition to being clear and so unnoticeable in daily life, the fact your aligners are removable means they won’t interfere with your diet, and you won’t need to alter your dental hygiene routine during treatment.
Many adults dream of having straighter teeth, but the thought of wearing traditional metal braces is a nightmare. Whilst braces remain, in many cases, the best method of straightening teeth (giving your dentist or orthodontist maximum control over tooth movement) it’s not hard to understand why obvious metal braces are incompatible with busy adult lifestyles.
At Aesthetic Smiles dental practice in Leicester, we offer a more discreet alternative: Six Month Smiles cosmetic braces.
Six Month Smiles are orthodontics for the 21st Century. They take the traditional principles of orthodontics and modernise them, acting far more quickly than standard braces whilst also blending in with the natural colour of your teeth.
These braces are made from clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires, so they are not immediately obvious in everyday life. As the name indicates, average treatment time is just six months, with some cases being complete in as little as three months.
Six Month Smiles are cosmetic braces, which means they are not designed for major orthodontic correction. They work so quickly because they focus on the front six to eight teeth – those that are on show when you flash a smile.
It’s also worth remembering that, while these are first and foremost designed for cosmetic correction, Six Month Smiles are also beneficial to your oral health. Straighter teeth are healthier teeth, because they are easier to keep clean. With fewer gaps in which particles of food can get trapped and plaque or tartar can build up, your chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease are reduced – with good dental hygiene and regular visits to our Leicester dental practice, of course.
Six Month Smiles are also more comfortable than traditional braces. Once treatment is complete you will need to wear a retainer in order to ensure your teeth stay in their new position.