Why Invisalign Could be the Treatment for You


If you are looking into getting braces but haven’t heard about Invisalign then it’s time to pay attention. Switch off your phone, put down that cup of tea and find out why Invisalign may be just the ticket you need on that journey to a life changing smile.


Why Invisalign Could be the Treatment for You

Let’s start off by telling you a little about Invisalign. It is a groundbreaking teeth straightening system that straightens your teeth with a removable brace that is nearly invisible. That is two huge boxes ticked already for many of out patients.


How does Invisalign work?

The first stage is for your to come in for a consultation with our experienced dentist. The consultation is completely free and is a way for us to chat to each other and work out both if you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign and if it is the right treatment for you in achieving your goals.


Assuming you choose to go ahead with treatment the next stage is to create some x-rays and moulds of your teeth. The x-rays are sent to a special laboratory along with the moulds of your teeth. This is where it gets exciting.


Your generated 3D smile

At the lab a map of your teeth is generated in special 3D software. Here a timeline of your teeth movements is mapped out so that we can see how your smile will look at each stage of your journey. The lab then fabricates a series of clear aligners, each one will be set to fit your teeth at a different stage of your teeth’s journey to becoming straight.


Wearing the aligners

You will now wear each aligner for a couple of weeks until your teeth are fully adjusted. At this point you will move on to the next aligner. The process is repeated until your teeth fit the final aligner and your perfect smile has been created! There is some discipline required here on your part. As the aligners are removable you need to trust yourself that you will only remove them very occasionally. This is generally to brush your teeth and in order to eat food. If you stop wearing the aligners for long enough then the length of your treatment will be prolonged.


Your new smile is here!

After you have finished your course of aligners we will give you a complimentary whitening so that you can show off your new smile with pride!


Advantages of Invisalign

It is not accident that Invisalign has grown to be one of the most popular teeth straightening treatments in the marketplace. So what are some of the major factors that have been a catalyst for this shift in the world of dentistry?


1. Invisalign is nearly invisible

You may have already put two and two together but yes the ‘invis’ part of the Invisalign does come from the word ‘invisible’. The actual aligners are transparent in colour. This means that when inserted into the mouth they are barely noticeable at all. In fact, we have had many patients who chose to not tell anyone about their teeth straightening treatment and have ended up going through the entire series of aligners without anyone knowing they were wearing them!


2. The aligners are removable

The removable nature of the Invisalign aligners is a very attractive feature to our patients. It enables them to remove the brace for special occasions such as photographs. It is also important to remove the aligners when you eat and drink. You can then eat whatever foods you like without worrying about damaging the brace.


However, one thing that you must consider is the self discipline that you have with this. You do need to keep the aligners in for the majority of the day. With only 1-2 hours aligner free, you cannot get into the habit of taking them out. If done, this can stall the progress of your straightening and lead to hold ups at the dentist. Therefore if you don’t think you can beat the temptation to take out your aligners for long periods of time then it is suggested you go for a fixed brace option such as the Six Month Smiles brace.


3. 3D smile technology

Whilst moving through your Invisalign adventure you will get to see a computer generated 3D model of the progress of your new smile. This is very exciting as you can get a true feeling for how your teeth have moved through each stage of the treatment. This can give great motivation to those who cannot wait to unveil their perfect smile. The 3D technology also gives access to a huge amount of accuracy in exactly what each tooth is going to be doing to get them in the right place.


Is Invisalign for you?

The trade off with Invisalign is that it does take a little longer to achieve your perfect smile compared to alternative fixed brace systems such as Six Mont Smiles. That is where you need to consider the advantages of each system and decide which are closer to your needs and desires.


If you are keen to learn more about Invisalign or would like to chat things through with our award winning dentist we do offer free consultations and would love to meet you. In order to book one simply get in touch through our contact us page here.


Are You Ever too Old Get Adult Braces?


Does age really matter when it comes to adult braces? Nowadays with the advent of incredible invisible brace systems, people of all ages are straightening their teeth. In short, healthy teeth can be moved no matter how old you are.

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Dental Braces for Adults

Do you often find yourself shying away from photographs or covering your mouth when you laugh? If so then you may be able to benefit from a huge self esteem boost with our dental braces for adults. The great thing is that all of our cosmetic braces systems are accessible for all ages. That means the array of discreet and fast moving treatments can also be of benefit to you!


What are the options?

Whether you are looking for a fast acting brace system or a discreet looking invisible brace, we have you covered. Here are a few of the options available to adult looking to straighten their teeth.


Invisalign: The nearly invisible way to straighten teeth.

Invisalign is a revolutionary clear aligner system that is perfect for those who don’t want to openly wear fixed train track braces. We find that many adults hold back from obtaining their perfect smile due to the worry about being judged for wearing a brace as an adult. This belief is now becoming more and more irrelevant as braces are now so commonly worn amongst adults. However, many still feel self conscious about wearing them. Enter Invisalign.


Invisalign is a great option as a type of braces for adults. The system comes as a series of clear aligners that fit snugly to your teeth much like a very thin gum shield. However, each successive aligner will be shaped slightly closer from your original teeth layout to your desired straight smile. As your teeth adapt to the aligner we move on to the next one in the sequence. Eventually you will have a beautiful healthy smile and nobody will be able to understand how it happened!


Six Month Smiles: Straight teeth in just six months

For the no nonsense adult seeking speedy results we have Six Month Smiles. This system is a fixed brace although it is still fairly discreet sporting clear brackets and tooth coloured wires. Bamboo Dental are the leading provider of Six Month Smiles in Wales. Our head dentist, Dr Dan is therefore extremely experienced with this treatment and is able to achieve incredible results with his patients.


The system works in just six months, sometimes less, which is perfect for those who want to straighten their teeth as quickly as possible and are not worried about the aesthetics of the brace itself.


The trade off

Ultimately there is a trade off here. What is most important to you – the speed that your brace will work or the level of discreteness that you can achieve whilst progressing through your journey? Answering this question will give you a great idea of the right treatment for you.


Why should adults straighten their teeth?

There are so many amazing benefits to straightening your teeth and so few things that are there to hold you back. Let’s take a look at a few now!


Increased confidence

Ultimately, if you are considering straightening your teeth then you likely feel a little dent in your confidence due to your current smile. In fact, studies show that most people are not happy with their smile. If you were to correct this then the increased confidence can be a catalyst for a much happier you! As you walk through town to work you will smile at more people and create those connections that you would not make if your were trying to hide your smile. You will appear more friendly and you will come across more friendly to others. You will meet more people and create new friendships. You may even find new love!


Better vocational prospects

If you are a happy, smiling person then you will show more enthusiasm with what you do. You will have more people on your side and this will shine through with your work. You will see productivity increases and a general heightened sense of mood amongst your peers. This will all give you an advantage when going for that promotion or moving forward with your own business ideas. Not only this but the increased self-esteem that you feel may be the final thing to nudge you into make that new career choice or business growth move.


A healthier you

It has been proven that those who straighten their teeth actually create a healthier lifestyle for themselves. This is largely due to psychology. As you have put the time and effort into getting that perfect, healthy smile you decide that you will certainly look after it. This starts with practising better oral hygiene and follows through with eating healthier foods for your teeth and for your body. There are also many links between dental health and the health of other parts of your body such as your heart.


What now?

If you have been thinking about straightening your teeth then I hope that this article has been helpful in showing to you the incredible benefits that await! If you would like to find out more about how we could work with you towards a life changing smile then feel free to take advantage of our current FREE consultation offer. Simply click here and complete the contact form to get in touch.


What Can an Orthodontist in Cardiff Offer Me?


Many people are not entirely happy with their teeth. They seek ways to improve them and often come across this big scary word… the orthodontist! It is a much scarier word than is needed for a person who literally creates beautiful, happy smiles every day though right? Let’s talk through some of the ways in which our orthodontist in Cardiff can create the perfect smile for you!

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Orthodontist in Cardiff: Creating Smiles that Change Lives

You may be wondering what exactly an orthodontist does. In short, an orthodontist can correct irregularities in the teeth and the jaw. What this means is that if your teeth have anything abnormal with them then this can be fixed by your orthodontist. This can range from overcrowding of the teeth to gaps in between your teeth. The same goes for issues with your jaw such as overbites and underbites. Regardless of the issue, there is usually a way for the orthodontist to fix your teeth. This can be for both health reasons or cosmetic purposes.


What Treatments Can Be Offered?

There are a plethora of treatments available in the dental market. However most come under specific categories such as; aligners and fixed braces. In general, orthodontic treatments all involve the straightening of the teeth, hence, veneers wouldn’t come under the category. Although they are still supplied by a cosmetic dentist such as Dr Dan at Bamboo Dental in Cardiff. Let’s talk through the potential orthodontic treatments that are available to you and that are offered at our orthodontist in Cardiff.



Aligners are effectively the opposite of retainers. Aligners are usually removable in nature and sit over the teeth much like a gum shield or whitening tray. The difference here is that the aligner is not set to mimic the shape of your teeth. Instead, it nearly fits your teeth but is slightly adjusted to force your teeth into a position that is closer to them being at the end point of straighter teeth and your perfect smile.


Invisalign Aligners:

A very popular and industry leading form of aligner is Invisalign. These braces are the most popular in the industry for two main reasons. They work really well in doing their job and they are nearly invisible to the naked eye.


Invisalign comes in the form of a series of aligners, each in a slightly different shape starting from your original teeth alignment and finishing at the alignment of your perfectly straight smile! If you took up this course of treatment then you should expect to be given a new set of aligners every two weeks. However, the aligners are removable. This means that you must be able to trust yourself to wear these braces for the recommended time of 18 hours per day otherwise you may hold up treatment. This will mean that you have to wear your aligners for a much longer time than recommended and so it is important to keep yourself disciplined. That being said, the fact that Invisalign aligners are removable is a huge advantage!


You can remove the aligners for special occasions such as photographs and it is also recommended to remove the aligners when you need to eat food or drink. Once you have finished eating you should brush your teeth before putting the aligners back in. This is very important as lodged food in your teeth can affect who your teeth sit in the aligner and may interfere with the desired movements.


Inman Aligner:

The Inman Aligner removable aligner like the Invisalign system. However, it works as a one piece system that can be adjusted as your teeth start to move towards their end goal. Unlike the Invisalign system, the Inman Aligner is not completely invisible. However, some measures have been taken to make it as discrete as possible. The Inman Aligner works much more quickly than Invisalign but cannot correct the complexity of orthodontic problems that Invisalign can. This makes the Inman Aligner perfect for cases requiring less movement of the teeth.


Fixed Braces

Fixed braces are those braces that you most commonly associate orthodontics with. They used to come in the form of unsightly shiny metal train tracks covering every inch of the patients teeth. However, times have changed. You have even probably walked past people on the street who are wearing new forms of fixed braces and you probably didn’t even notice!


Six Month Smiles:

The go to brand for orthodontic fixed braces is Six Month Smiles. Bamboo Dental in Cardiff is actually the largest provider of Six Month Smiles treatment in the whole of Wales. This is due to not only the popularity of the treatment but due to the acquired expertise and knowledge that our expert orthodontist Dr Daniel Rogers has built up during his years performing the treatment.


Six Month Smiles is a form of fixed brace. It is still very discrete in its appearance though. The brackets themselves are no longer made of metal but are made of a strong and durable clear material. The wires used to tighten the movements of the brackets are white in colour. This camouflages the appearance of the brace making it barely noticeable at all.


The treatment, in most cases takes just six months to completely straighten your teeth. The length of treatment will depend on the current position of your teeth and how much movement is needed.


How Do I Find Out More?

If you are interested to find out more about the various orthodontic treatment that can be offered to you then please do take advantage of the FREE consultations currently being offered at Bamboo Dental in Cardiff. Here you will be able to chat through the exciting options that Dr Dan can offer you. Your beautiful, confident smile is just a phone call away. Don’t wait a minute longer!


Get in touch here…


The Pros and Cons of Clear Braces


Perhaps you have been concerned about the way your teeth look for some time. Or maybe you have just visited the orthodontist to find out if your teeth need to be straightened. Regardless of the reason, there are several options that you can decide to choose when looking to get braces for your teeth. One of those options are clear braces. It is very important to look at all of the options in detail when devoting a large portion of time to something. Know that you will be wearing these braces for at least 6 months and so it is well worth investing some of your time into learning more about what to expect.

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What Are Clear Braces?

Clear braces can come in a few different forms. However, the general idea is that the braces are transparent in colour. This makes them difficult to notice as you are wearing them. We find that these braces are most popular with those looking to straighten their teeth in secret! Most braces do look unsightly and so having a clear form of braces certainly limits the chances of people noticing them. In some cases, patients have even been through a full course of treatment with nobody other than their partners even realises that they had braces on!


Six Months Smiles Clear Braces

The first option to consider is the Six Month Smiles clear braces treatment. This treatment is a fixed brace and as mentioned in the name, it will, in most cases, straighten your teeth in just six months. The colour of the brace brackets are transparent. However, the wires used to connect the brace brackets together are coloured in white. This is due to the nature of the brace and the materials it needs to be made of to work efficiently. The main selling point of this brace is the very short treatment time. An exceptional balance has been struck in the speed of treatment and the discreetness of the brace making this system a very popular choice for patients at Bamboo Dental.


Invisalign Clear Braces

Our second most popular form of clear braces is the Invisalign invisible aligners brace system. This treatment works with a completely different method to the Six Month Smiles brace discussed above. Invisalign use a series of clear aligner. As your teeth move into the position of the initial aligner you will be given a new one that is slightly adjusted towards the end goal of perfectly straight teeth. As you move through the sets of aligners your teeth will become straighter and straighter until you have achieved your perfect smile. Many celebrities such as Justin Bieber have worn Invisalign braces. This is largely due to the fact that the aligners can be removed for special occasions and for eating and drinking. It is also due to the fact that the aligners are pretty much invisible to the naked eye. You would not notice that a person is wearing them unless you were looking very closely at their teeth. The only downside to the system is that they take almost twice as long to straighten your teeth compared to the Six Month Smiles treatment.


Pros of Clear Braces


The appearance of these braces is possibly the most advantageous feature. You will be able to stroll the streets straightening your teeth without anyone even realising. This helps those who are concerned about what people may think about them, especially if they are going through a teeth straightening treatment as an adult.


Fast Treatment:

There are options such as the Six Month Smiles fixed clear braces in which you will be able to straighten your teeth in a very short space of time compared to other treatments. Of course, it is important for you to make the decision as to wether speed or appearance is the most important factor for you. The great thing is that, with clear braces there are options either way!



Many patients feel a loss of confidence when wearing regular train-track braces. This is because they feel a sense that everyone is looking at them as they live their normal life. In general this is mostly in your own head. The majority of other people don’t really care that you have braces. However, this can still knock a person’s confidence. With the use of clear braces, patient’s know that they are gong through the treatment discretely and so this issue of confidence doe not have to exist at all.


Cons of Clear Braces


This issue will only occur with white coloured braces such as the wires used in the Six Month Smiles treatment. If you eat foods such as curries then the braces are susceptible to becoming stained and discoloured. The easy way around this is to not eat those types of foods. If you do choose to eat foods such as curries and drink beverages such as red wine then be sure to brush your teeth straight afterwards. This will combat any discolouration that may occur.


Cost of Treatment:

As there are so many added benefits to these types of clear braces the treatment cost will be higher than for a regular metal braces from your orthodontist. The added cost is in most cases easily offset by the huge advantages of shorter treatment times and the drastically superior appearance of the clear braces. Most private dentists, such ad Bamboo Dental, also offer interest free payment options and monthly payment plans so that if you are concerned about the price of these treatments you can spread the costs out to as little as £43.75 per month!



Trending Treatments This Winter


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Brace yourselves! Winter is coming but we don’t need to remind you of that. The Christmas decorations are up in the high streets, the chocolates and Christmas food are in the shops, and the festive adverts on the television. Can you believe it’s only 41 days to the big day? Bamboo needs to start it’s shopping soon that’s for sure!

Wondering what to get the one you love this Christmas? In this handy blog, we count down our top trending treatments this winter. You never know, we might be able to offer you the perfect gift for yourself or someone you love this Christmas. After all, what could be better than giving someone a new smile for Christmas?

Private Dentist in Cardiff – Trending Treatments

Invisalign – Discreet Straightening System

He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice. He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice! The first thing on our list however is Invisalign. Your local private dentist in Cardiff can provide this fast and discreet straightening system to give you or a loved one a smile of dreams. Straight teeth aren’t just for Christmas they’re for life, and the recipient will never forget that! Invisalign treatment involves two clear tray-like aligners custom fit to your teeth. Invisalign is aimed at those with small-moderate sized crowding and gapping. If this sounds like yours or a loved one’s smile, you could be a perfect candidate for Invisalign. All you need is to attend a free consultation with Dr. Dan or one of our experts to confirm your eligibility. Invisalign is perfect for those searching for a discreet straightening system that can easily be taken out for eating and cleaning teeth. Invisalign is particularly popular with students and those who would prefer an alternative to a fixed aligning system.

Six Month Smiles – Fast Teeth Straightening

As effective as Invisalign is, many opt for Six Month Smiles due to the impressive fast results that the straightening system offers. Whereas Invisalign may offer more flexibility, Six Month Smiles guarantees a straighter while smile in only six months. Bamboo Dental, private dentist in Cardiff, is a leading provider of Six Month Smiles. Being a five-time award winning team, you know you’re in safe hands with our experts. Six Month Smiles is a discreet aligning system made up of brackets and wires which are attached to the teeth. However, unlike traditional train track braces, Six Month Smiles is a clear and almost invisible straightening system. Most patients with Six Month Smiles note how their friends and family don’t even realise they have braces on. Six Month Smiles is a revolutionary treatment which has changed the face of dentistry, so it’s no surprise that it makes it on to our list of perfect gifts for Christmas. Both Invisalign and Six Month Smiles are available on monthly payment plans. We know Christmas can be an expensive time which is why we offer you the chance to pay monthly for treatments bought this Christmas at Bamboo Dental at 0% finance.

Teeth Whitening for a brighter smile

Happy with your straight smile? Then why not opt for teeth whitening? Everyone wants whiter teeth so why not gift the gift of teeth whitening this Christmas? Before the whitening process begins, a dental check-up is required to make sure the recipient is dentally fit. Once you’re given the all clear by one of our dentists, they’ll take an impression of your teeth. These impressions are then sent off to the lab and custom trays are made. These trays will act as your whitening trays. These trays can last for life. You’re then provided with two weeks of bleach, enough to guarantee a white smile. Patients notice whiter teeth in only four days. The amount of time spent wearing the trays varies from one patient to another, but the amount of bleach remains the same. Top up bleach is available to purchase should you wish to brighten smile at a later point. Bleach is on available separately to those who have already have had whitening treatment from Bamboo Dental. If take home whitening sounds a bit of a faff, then in chair whitening performed by one of our dentists is also available. Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed is our in chair advance teeth whitening which splits treatment into four 15 minute sessions. Simply sit back in the chair and let our dentists do the hard work. Both forms of teeth whitening provide impressive results. It’s just down to you to choose which treatment is more preferable to you or your loved one.

Veneers for a Celebrity Smile

Our top trending treatment at our private dentist in Cardiff this winter are veneers. The word on everyone’s lips is veneers and we don’t blame them. We’re providing more patients than ever with veneers and changing the lives of so many. Veneers really do provide that celebrity smile. Veneers are simply thin pieces of porcelain attached to the tooth/teeth often to aid those suffering with discolouration, overcrowding and chipped teeth. Veneers are hugely popular due to the speed and simplicity of the treatment. Veneers provide a more aesthetically pleasing smile without the need for traditional dental work or braces and whitening. It is up to you or your loved one which shade of white the veneers will be. Veneers are also available on 0% finance monthly payment plans over either 12 or 24 months.

Free Consultation with your private dentist in Cardiff

Did you know that Bamboo Dental offers free consultations? Now you have no excuse not to treat yourself or a loved one this winter? Simple attend the free consultation with an expert and see what can be done. We guarantee that a new smile will change lives and give confidence back to those in need of it. If you’re interested in any treatments at Bamboo Dental, private dentist in Cardiff, simply call 02920 659769 or reach us on our contact form here. Bamboo wishes you a very merry Christmas and hopes you will enjoy the countdown as much as the team shall!


Adult Braces – the perfect Christmas gift


Christmas is coming! Treat the one you love to adult braces!

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Can you believe it’s only 55 days until Christmas? Bamboo has already written its Christmas list, have you? With Halloween out the way and bonfire night around the corner, we can finally admit to ourselves that it’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas. Too early to get excited about Christmas perhaps, but certainly not early to be thinking about what we are going to get the ones we love this holiday season.

What do you get the person who has everything? What do you get the person who’s impossible to buy for? Well this Christmas, we recommend thinking outside the box and getting the one you love a gift that isn’t just for Christmas but for life. A gift that can truly change lives. A gift that’ll put a smile on your loved one’s face. What gift is that you ask? Adult Braces! Braces aren’t just for teenagers and can be used to straighten teeth no matter your age.

Think about it a bit more. A smile is the first thing you see when you meet someone. It helps you to make a judgement on whether that person is friendly or threatening. It informs you on whether that person is shy or confident. Is the one you love insecure about their teeth? Could you change their life and put not only a smile back on their face, but restore their confidence? If you’re starting to get interested, let us tell you more.

Adult braces are still the most popular treatment that our patients are after when they come to the practice. Everyone wants straight white teeth, especially in an age where we have become more conscious of the way we look. An age where having nice teeth has never been more important. Luckily, there are now affordable, discreet and easy ways of straightening your teeth.

Discreet Adult Braces

The one thing that puts people off adult braces is the fear of a change of lifestyle. The fear that you won’t be able to do the same things you did before. Luckily we offer two very discreet straightening systems at the practice, both designed to impact your lifestyle as little as possible. The first is the Invisalign straightening system. This system will straighten your teeth using clear gum shield like aligners which you can take out for eating and brushing your teeth. As these aligners are near invisible, the chances of your friends recognising you are wearing them is next to none. The fact that they are custom fit to you means you can take them out should you so wish. We recommend taking them out as little as possible, but should a special occasional arise such as the Christmas office party, they are easily removable.

Our second straightening system is the revolutionary Six Month Smiles. Bamboo Dental is a leading provider of Six Month Smiles, not only in Wales but in the UK. This treatment is an alternative to traditional train track braces, using only thin clear wires and brackets to straighten the teeth. Although these braces are fixed and non-removable, the results are seen extremely fast. We guarantee straight white teeth by the summer should treatment begin in the New Year. Six Month Smiles really can change lives, and can change them up to three times faster than normal braces.

Award winning team in Cardiff

Both straightening systems are hugely popular due to our highly skilled award winning team who are there every step of the way. Before braces are fitted, there is a free consultation where your dentist will reveal whether or not you’re a suitable candidate and what exactly can be achieved. This consultation is also the perfect opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about adult braces. Should you wish to go ahead with the treatment, your dentist will regularly meet with you throughout your journey to discuss progress and make any adjustments as and when required.

If you’re thinking of treating yourself or a loved one to adult braces this year, but think you are unable to afford them, you may be pleasantly surprised. Adult braces are available on 0% finance, meaning you can pay monthly for the perfect smile instead of up front. Although are prices are competitive, we understand Christmas is an expensive time and paying monthly over 12 or 24 months could be an easier solution for your purse or wallet.

Christmas is such a special time. We all look back on the photos we have taken over the festive period. Wouldn’t it be great to see a loved one smiling next Christmas with the gift you’ve given them this Christmas?  Much better than a pair of socks that’s for sure! Not to mention you won’t have to brave the busy high street as long, looking for presents. The results will be seen long after Christmas Day, as will the happiness and the confidence of the recipient.

Impacting little on your social life and wallet, our discreet and fast straightening systems are the perfect gift for anyone this Christmas. So if you think this could be the gift that lasts a lifetime, call us on 02920 569769, or click here to reach us on our contact page.


How Straighter Teeth Could Land You Your Dream Job


It may sound unusual, or even bizarre, but we have on numerous occasions had patients say the same thing to us – my straighter teeth have helped me land my dream job! The reasons behind this is not purely aesthetic. There are much deeper rooted forces at play that can yield incredible benefits to your life yet they are so often overlooked by those looking to straighten their teeth. When you are looking to improve your smile you should consider benefits further than the improved appearance you will have at the end of your treatment. A new smile could change your life forever.


Straighter Teeth Are Not All They Seem

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Signals of Health

Assume we stood two almost identical people next to each other, one smiling with straight white teeth and the other forcing a reluctant smile with crooked and discoloured teeth. If we then asked you which seemed to be more healthy what would you say?


The answer of course, is the one with straighter teeth. Scientific studies have shown that a persons smile is one of the first things we look at when meeting them for the first time. First impressions certainly count, especially at a job interview. It is built into our genes since living out in the wild that a healthier person is more valuable as they have longer to live, can hunt more vigorously or will be most likely to make it through child birth. These traits are deep rooted in our evolutionary brains. So, when you attend the interview for your dream job a healthier appearance is certainly helpful to your prospects.


Sure, companies should be impartial about this type of thing but subconsciously these small factors will influence decisions with more force than you may think. You wouldn’t attend an interview without showering and grooming yourself first and this is all to show that if you can look after yourself and your own presentation then you are capable to steer the ship of the job you are applying for. Don’t stop at your clothes and your hair cut, your teeth are just as important!


Confidence is Key

You need to be sure of yourself. You need to be confident. This sends a message out to your potential employer that you have self belief and that you know that you can do this job well.


Crooked teeth are among the top confidence killers and if not corrected can send out the wrong message to the people you talk to. If you are in an interview and seem unconfident and self conscious then this feeling will transfer straight on to your interviewer. They will know that you aren’t so confident and will wonder why. This doubt in their mind will not help your prospects of getting hired!


These behaviours are very telling but are not the only factor that confidence plays. If you were to have your smile straightened then you would walk into that interview with a right happy smile. You would seem more approachable and more friendly, an ideal person to work with as part of a team. You would most likely have prepared for the interview with more vigour and attention instead of worrying about what the interviewer will think about your teeth. All of these details add up and could be the difference as to whether you land that dream job or not.


Patients with insecurities often worry about the appearance of their braces when they are considering the treatment. The great thing about cosmetic dentistry in today’s world is that this has been greatly considered in the development of new products. There are several discreet options that you can go for. Invisalign is a see through, removable aligner form of brace that will enable you to straighten your teeth without anyone noticing.


Another option is the Six Month Smiles brace system. This system aims to incorporate both speed with discreetness. The brace is fixed with train track style brackets to give the fastest treatment possible. However, unlike regular braces, Six Month Smiles braces are clear making them hard to notice!


You Will Have More Initiative

One of the biggest revelations we have had from patients is that when they finished their treatment they simply put themselves out there more. They felt more value and self worth and so decided to go for those jobs that before seemed out of grasp.


The boost in self confidence is the catalyst for this and provides a quite incredible snowball effect. Just a small increase in confidence will help you to take more action than you previously did. When those actions yield positive results it will back up the idea in your head that you are good enough and you can achieve these goals. You will then take that momentum and take further action rolling the snowball along into bigger and bigger gains. And it can all start with something as simple as a teeth straightening treatment!



You Will Be More Attractive

Studies have shown that a persons smile is one of the top factors in how attractive you think they are. By going through a treatment to create straighter teeth and a beautiful smile it is obvious that you will look more attractive afterwards. But how will this help you land that dream job?


Your confidence will sky-rocket. You will find that more opportunities land at your feet. This may not necessarily be directly related to the increase in your attractiveness but ore so to your higher feeling of self worth. When you look at yourself in the mirror showing  smile to be envied you will feel more value in yourself. This will lead you to take more chances and seek out those opportunities all because you perceive yourself to be ore attractive.


Not only this but your new demeanour will lead to increased response and engagement from potential employers as they notice how much you value yourself and so value you more automatically.



It Doesn’t Stop at Your Dream Job

These benefits of straighter teeth will help you in many other areas than just on your vocation. You will be in a better position to find that loving soulmate you have been searching for. You may be more energetic and friendly in your social circle. That shy, unspoken person may blossom into a confident, happy person who can share their true self with those round them. That is something to seriously consider when deciding how important your smile is to your life.


Fix gaps in teeth with Cosmetic Dentistry


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Cosmetic dentistry to fix gaps in teeth

A lot of people are unhappy with their smile. Whether it’s discoloured teeth or unaligned teeth, we can’t help but notice most people have some sort of insecurity over their smile. Potential patients who come to the practice for a free consultation are surprised at just how easily we can wipe their insecurities. Cosmetic dentistry has enhanced to such a degree that not only can we offer you a perfect white smile, we can offer it to you in only six months.

Interestingly, what puts a lot of people off booking a free consultation is that they feel their dental problem isn’t significant enough to warrant cosmetic dentistry. For example, a tooth or two in the wrong place disrupting an otherwise perfect smile. What they don’t realise is that you don’t need a mouth full of unaligned teeth to have one of our treatments. This is why Bamboo Dental offer a free consultation to inform you on how you can personally benefit the most from cosmetic dentistry.

If you’re insecure about your smile, you absolutely should visit your dentist to discover your options. Smiling is the most natural thing we can do and you shouldn’t have to hide it. If you have any insecurities, why not book a free consultation with Bamboo Dental? One of our expert dentists will offer you only the best advice on your options. Should you choose not to go ahead with treatment, you’ve lost nothing.

Free consultation for cosmetic dentistry

One patient who did this was Emily from Cwmbran who visited Bamboo Dental about a gap between her two front teeth. Emily’s story follows below.

“Going through school, I was taunted about my teeth. People called me bugs bunny. People are cruel. Kids are cruel. Kids will always be cruel and I was an easy target. My mother used to tell me to embrace my smile because it’s what made me me. Although this was true, I couldn’t help but see it is a negative. Even my friends would look down at my smile from time to time like I had a huge wart or spot on my chin. They couldn’t help it, I get that. I just used to feel so low about it all. I used to tell myself I didn’t need braces. I had straight white teeth, and better teeth than most of my friends anyway.

It was only when I was looking at my prom photos that I really thought about getting the gap in my teeth sorted. I always smile with my teeth. Although I listened to my mother’s words about embracing my differences, I couldn’t help it – I felt insecure. I was about to go through it all again with university. Although I knew that people wouldn’t be so malicious about my smile this time, I knew it would once again be my defining feature.

“Do you know Emily? The one with the gap in her teeth? I didn’t want to be known as that girl. I put away my prom photos and researched cosmetic dentistry on the internet. I didn’t want a mouth full of braces just to fix one gap, but if it was what it would take, I would consider anything.

Cosmetic dentistry free consultation

I found Bamboo Dental on google. In fact, Bamboo Dental seemed to pop up no matter what I searched. I remember seeing your stall at Pride Cymru this year. I had a selfie at your stall and back then the thought of cosmetic dentistry did pop into my head. I felt like it was a sign. I noticed that there were several different straightening options and I felt a bit lost. I’m not a dentist and I didn’t know which one was going to be the best option for me. I called up the practice to find out. I explained that I didn’t want a check-up, I merely wanted to talk to someone about what could be done to fix the gap in my two front teeth. The lady I spoke with on the phone was really helpful. She gave me a quick summary of the options and admitted I was spoilt for choice. She told me that the man who could really help me was Dr. Dan. She told me to book a free consultation with the man himself and we could discuss what was achievable.

I booked a consultation with Dr. Dan for the following week. He was really nice. He sat me down and asked why I had turned up at Bamboo Dental today. I explained that the gap in between my two front teeth had become such an insecurity that I wanted a fresh start with university. Dr. Dan laughed and said he knew to well the nerves about starting university and that this was one matter I shouldn’t have to worry about.

Invisalign to fix gaps in teeth

He talked through all the options. I expressed that I didn’t want a mouth full of braces just to fix the two front teeth. He completely understood my predicament and suggested Invisalign might be the perfect solution.

Invisalign is the perfect alternative to traditional train track braces. Instead of brackets glued to your teeth, you have alligners which look a bit like gum shields. You wear them instead of braces to straighten your teeth. Dr Dan revealed that Invisalign is perfect for closing moderate sized gaps and revealed that in a matter of months, the gap between my two front teeth would be closed. “It’s that easy?” I thought to myself.

Quick teeth straightening in Cardiff

It’s amazing that cosmetic dentistry can fix our dental insecurities but so many don’t turn to it. It’s not even that expensive when you consider that you can pay monthly. You pay monthly for a phone bill, so why not pay for something that’ll actually transform your life. I was sold on the idea.

Six months later, cosmetic dentistry has well and truly changed my life. I’m just starting freshers and feel like a completely different person.. but for the better! No one knows about my former smile. I can now look back in photos, not in shame but in fondness. That was me as a girl, but now I feel like a woman.


Invisible Braces: How to Straighten Teeth in Secret!


One of the biggest culprits of low confidence is crooked teeth. Just to inflate the issue, most orthodontic treatments are hardly discreet whilst performing their job. This can multiply the feeling of low self-esteem, at least until your brace is removed to unleash your new straight smile. The tough thing though, is the time in between. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. There are other ways to straighten your teeth that don’t have to leave you walking around with unsightly lumps of wire protruding from your mouth.

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Invisible Braces: The Secret Alternative to Straighter Teeth

Invisible braces are the perfect alternative to traditional train-track braces. These invisible braces can solve a wide range of issues such as; crowding, gaps, overbites and more. The concept is not new but the technology has advanced very quickly in recent years. This new, cutting edge technology will be utilised to create, just for you, your very own clear aligner. This will be designed specifically to fit over your own teeth. The aligners are fully transparent and therefore almost invisible to the eye.


They are comfortable to wear as well as being removable for certain special occasions and for times when you are eating. You might think, well this is all well and good but how do they straighten my teeth? Well, the aligners do not fit perfectly over your teeth and that is the trick. In fact, the state of the art 3D technology will map out the journey that your teeth will need to take to reach their perfectly straight final position. A series of aligners are then manufactured, each being slightly closer to that final ending position. You will move your way through the series of aligners as soon as your teeth acclimatise to the current set!


They are Removable too!

The fact that these aligners are removable rather than tightly fixed like their cemented counter parts is a huge advantage. There is no risk or worry about damaging the brace whilst eating or drinking as you can simply remove the aligner at these times. You can also remove the aligner when you need to brush and floss your teeth. This enables you to clean every part of your teeth and maintain great oral hygiene where as this can prove to be a little more difficult when you have a fixed brace.


Although there are a few brands of invisible braces serving as treatment in the dental industry today, the industry leaders and most successful brand are Invisalign. These aligners have proven results giving people much confidence in the system. The 3D modelling system is particularly attractive to patients and dentists alike as it is easy to visually see the movements that each tooth will make. It is also possible to make very finite adjustments to the designs. This ensures that your teeth will move exactly where your orthodontist wants them to.


How Do Invisible Braces Work?

Before any treatment takes place you will get to chat things through with our triple award winning dentist. During this free consultation you will discuss your objectives in detail as well as being assessed for suitability by the dentist. If you are a good candidate for invisible braces and are happy with the plan to move forwards then it is time to proceed with treatment.


Time to Show Off Your Modelling Skills

Don’t worry, you don’t need to strut your stuff down a dental cat walk. In fact, it is the dentist that will be doing the modelling, 3D modelling that is. The way this works is that a mould of your teeth is created from a special putty like material. Your dentist will use this along with a variety of x-rays of your teeth to create a perfect model of your pearly whites. After the design of your 3D model, a virtual treatment plan will be developed. The intricacy of this plan is quite incredible. A map of your tooth movements will be crafted that in turn allows for the fabrication of sequential aligners that will take you on your journey from wonky to wonderful.


During treatment there will be little adjustments needed as with regular fixed braces. In fact, you will simply need to pop into your local dentist to collect the next in your series of invisible braces and you are good to go. The entire process usually involves somewhere between 18 and 36 different clear aligners, each one moving your teeth slightly closer to their goal.


To make sure that everything is moving smoothly, you will also come in for regular check ups with your dentist so that they can check on the progress of your teeth and to make any adjustments where necessary.


What Are the Main Bonuses of Choosing Invisible braces?

There are several reasons that invisible braces may be the ideal treatment for you. here are just a couple of the factors that pop up more often that others.


Health Benefits

Straightening your teeth should not be purely considered about aesthetic appearance. It also helps to improve your overall health, here’s why. It has been proven that susceptibility to hum disease become much lower when a person has straightened teeth. Crooked teeth can also cause extra stress and strain on your jaw which can lead to further medical problems in the future.


Whilst wearing braces you may find it difficult to clean all of the areas of your teeth, particularly as you will have some brackets actually attached to your teeth. With invisible braces such as Invisalign, you can remove the entire brace and thus maintain a very high level of dental hygiene all the way through your treatment.


A Lifestyle Choice

The biggest draw to invisible braces is the fact that your lifestyle will barely be affected at all whilst you undertake your course of treatment. Many people are self-conscious about their teeth in the first place and so wearing a metal train-track brace only heightens the exact fear and anxiety that they are trying to solve. With invisible braces, you can smoothly move through your treatment with as little stress as possible.


On top of this you will not have to make any changes to your diet. This is due to the removable functionality of the aligners. If you were to go for a fixed brace then it is advised not to eat sugary foods or foods that can stain your teeth. If you don;t stick to this rule then you can have discoloured marks around where the brackets are attached to your teeth. With clear aligners, this is not a problem.


6 reasons to straighten your teeth this summer


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The chances are that if you’re reading this blog, you have already considered fast teeth straightening. The chances are that you are still undecided about it or something is holding you back. If you are considering fast teeth straightening, let Bamboo Dental give you six good reasons why you should bite the bullet and undertake the ground breaking treatment that is Six Month Smiles this summer.

What is the Six Month Smiles treatment?

Six Month Smiles is a hugely popular solution for those wanting a quick fix to an unaligned smile. Six Month Smiles is so popular because it offers a straight white smile in only six months. No catches, just fast teeth straightening in six months. Those who have opted for Six Month Smiles do so not only for the speed but also the discreet way in which it aligns teeth. Clear wires offer you a straightening system that doesn’t interfere with daily life. You needn’t worry about others noticing you’re straightening your teeth as the clear wires are almost invisible.

1. We are the leading providers of Six Month Smiles in Wales

Bamboo Dental is a leading provider of the Six Month Smiles treatment in Wales. Our award winning team offer you only the very best treatments at prices you can afford. Our team have trained in the procedure to such a high level that we have earned the title of Leading Providers of the treatment in Wales. This means that not only are you getting the very best treatment, but you’re getting it by experts who are among the best in the world at performing it. You really couldn’t go anywhere else better in Wales for fast teeth straightening.

2. Free Consultation for Teeth Straightening

After showing interest in the treatment, we will invite you to the practice for a free consultation. You are under no obligation whatsoever to move forward with the treatment by agreeing to attend the consultation. The free consultation is the perfect time to meet the dentist who will be performing your treatment and to discuss with them your wishes and any concerns. One of our expert team will listen to your wishes and talk you through what exactly is achievable in the six months. The best thing of course about the consultation is that it is absolutely free. You have nothing to lose by coming to visit us at the practice.

3. Teeth Straightening Finance Plans

If you think teeth straightening could be for you, but you’re not sure how to pay for it, we have an answer for that too! At Bamboo Dental, we understand that dental care can be costly on a household budget. Although our prices are reasonably priced and competitive, we understand paying upfront for a treatment is not always the easiest or most realistic option. As a result, Bamboo Dental offers a 0% finance plan meaning you can pay for your treatment monthly with no interest! Paying a little each month has become an extremely popular choice for our patients who want the perfect smile without breaking the bank. If you have any more questions regarding payment plans, please give us a call on 02920 569769.

4. Award Winning Team

As Wales’ leading provider of Six Month Smiles, few others in the country can offer you such a fast and effective treatment to such a high standard. Not only are our team experts in the Six Month Smiles treatment, we’re triple award winning. Dr. Daniel Rogers, practicle principle has won Best Young Dentist, while the team have celebrating winning both Best Team in Wales and the South West, and Best Patient Care in Wales and the South West. Everyone from our friendly receptionists and dental nurses, to our skilled and talented dentists will make your visit to Bamboo as pleasant as possible.

5. Fast Teeth Straightening in Cardiff

When we promise you straighter teeth in only six months, we mean it. Six Month Smiles offers an alternative to traditional train track braces which take 2-3 years to straighten the teeth. Six Month Smiles uses clear wires and brackets to gently straighten teeth in only a fraction of time that traditional straightening systems take. Six Month Smiles treatment focuses on the teeth you show when you’re smiling as opposed to making significant changes to the ones you don’t.

6. Discreet Teeth Straightening in Cardiff

As Six Month Smiles uses clear wires and brackets, the straightening system itself is very discreet. Most people with Six Month Smiles tell us how few people notice they are actually wearing braces. It’s only when they highlight it to their friends, family and colleagues that they notice. That means you can smile in photos without worrying too much that your brace is showing.

Bonus Reason: Straighter teeth in 6 months or your money back

We’re so confident about the Six Month Smiles straightening system that we will give you your money back if you don’t have straighter teeth within six months. At Bamboo Dental, we have a 100% success rate so we can guarantee you’ll be happier with your smile after visiting the practice.

So there we have it, our seven reasons why you should opt for teeth straightening with the Six Month Smiles system. If you’ve made up your mind, or even if you’re still undecided, why not give us a call on 02920569769 or contact us on our contact form? As we said, Bamboo Dental offers a free consultation for Six Month Smiles treatment. So come along, talk to one of our experts and let us tell you what we can do for you.