Clear Braces

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

Latest announcement by the government in the news that dentist can open on the 8th June 2020.

Throughout the pandemic, we have been clear that our first priority is the wellbeing of our patients and staff and this continues to be the case. As a result, the practice will only be reopening once we are satisfied that we have all of the necessary processes and personal protective equipment in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

Dentists were not given any notice of our reopening date and the information was only received via the daily briefing.  We are working around the clock to get protocols and procedures in place based on the latest guidance made available.

We will contact patient via email with more information about when the practice will reopen and will also be updating the website. In the meantime, please do not attempt to make a new appointment or attend the practice in person for any reason unless you are asked to do so. If you need advice, or if you are in need of urgent dental treatment, you should continue to call the practice and leave a voicemail. One of the dentists will return your call and be able to help.

We are determined to support patients who need care as quickly as possible and will be opening the practice to provide further treatments as soon as we are safely able to do so. We will keep you fully informed throughout this process

Tips to help manage dental problems until you can see a dentist:

Click on the following link Managing Toothache at Home (pdf document)

 

Clear Braces are the latest technique to straighten your teeth without unsightly metal brackets. A straight smile can be achieved in 12 to 36 months depending on your current situation. 

No one needs to put up with a crooked or uneven smile. Advances in technology now mean that correction of bite problems can start as young as age 5 or 6. Adults and teenagers can wear braces or ‘aligners’ which are not only ‘nearly invisible’ but also removable for cleaning.  So, you can smile during your treatment as well as after!

Clear braces uses a series of clear aligners as well as other methods of orthodontics that are all clear and are custom-moulded to fit you. The virtually invisible aligners gradually reposition your teeth into a smile you'll be proud of.

  • Remove your aligners to eat, brush and floss
  • Change aligners every two weeks
  • Your teeth move little by little
  • Regular progress checks with your dentist or orthodontist

Invisible braces offer the following advantages:

Invisible - since the aligners are transparent most people won’t even notice them and so nobody will know that you are straightening your teeth. So you will be able to smile more during treatment as well as after.

Removable - you take your clear braces out to eat and drink what you want whilst in treatment, also dental hygiene is not problem, something that can be difficult when wearing fixed orthodontic braces.

Comfortable - conventional braces can cause irritation to your teeth and gums because of the metal wires and bands, with clear aligners are comfortable and you shouldn’t experience such problems.