Looking for an affordable orthodontist in Cardiff?


Looking for an affordable orthodontist in Cardiff?

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There was a time when braces were just for kids. Of course, braces for adults were a thing, however it was very uncommon. How many adults had you heard of with braces! Braces were uncool, yet in 2017 a lot has changed: braces are now cool! Cosmetic dentistry has become such a phenomenon that braces have a high approval rating in not only the UK but across the globe. We are in an age where we’ve become more and more interested in the way we look and how others see us. The good thing we can take from such a phenomenon is that people are taking much better care of their teeth. The more interest that we as Brits take in looking after out teeth, the better. So perhaps you’ve decided that now is the right time for adult braces. Perhaps you want to join the hype. Perhaps you want the smile you’ve always dreamed of. However, where on earth do you start? We’ve put together a guide on how to choose an orthodontist, and the advantages of choosing one right here at Bamboo Dental.

Five time award winning orthodontist

You want an orthodontist you can trust. Your orthodontist will be with you every side of your journey which is why it’s important you choose an orthodontist you like and feel comfortable with. At Bamboo Dental, we have some of the finest dental talent in the UK. We have a five time award winning team ready to give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Our practice principle Dr Daniel Rogers is a leading provider of the Six Month Smiles treatment, the UK’s fastest and most effective teeth straightening system. We believe you should choose Bamboo Dental as it’s crucial you pick a dentist you can rely on, and Dr. Daniel Rogers is that dentist.

There are a number of teeth straightening systems you can benefit from, but we recommend either Invisalign or Six Month Smiles. Both treatments provide you with a straighter smile in a short amount of time. Invisalign is great for those who want a straightening system on their own terms. Invisalign involves the moulding of two tray aligners which are designed to straight the teeth. As they gum shield like in appearance, they are easy to remove when eating and brushing the teeth. Invisalign is popular as it is gives our patients control over their straightening system. The trays are clear and almost invisible in appearance.

Those who opt for six month smiles instead do so based on the impressive speed of the treatment. Six Month Smiles involves brackets and wires but both are clear in appearance, making them very hard to detect. Six Month Smiles braces are fixed, unlike Invisalign, but speed of the the treatment is much quicker than Invisalign. Six Month Smiles promises a straight white smile in just six months. It’s as simple as that. Both treatments are effective and discreet, and we guarantee you’ll be happy with the results of whichever treatment you choose. Which one you end up with is entirely down to you!

Free consultation by an expert orthodontist

If you think Bamboo Dental could be the place for you to straighten your teeth, why not organise a free consultation with one of our experts? If you’re interested in either Six Month Smiles or Invisalign, call us up and we’ll contact you to organise a one on one with one of our experts. During the consultation, your expert will talk you through the treatment, informing you on everything you need to know about it. He or she will ask you questions about what you want from a straightening system, in order to offer you the most suitable treatment available. He or she will then ask you if you have any questions or concerns about treatment. When both sides are happy, we will invite you to book your first appointment at Bamboo Dental.

One patient who decided to have orthodontic work at Bamboo Dental was Kelly Smith from Pontypool. Kelly shares why she chose Bamboo Dental below.

“I wanted braces for a long time. I wanted them when I was younger but my mother wouldn’t take me to the orthodontist. I saw the other kids at school with braces and although some of them got picked on, i knew they’d have the last laugh when their braces came off. I was jealous of them! Anyway, braces had been something I’d wanted for a long time. It was my new years’ resolution last year to actually do something about it. I didn’t mind amount my braces being discreet or not, I just wanted to be sure I wouldn’t be in any pain or discomfort. The pay monthly options attracted me to Bamboo Dental. I knew I wanted an expert. If I was going to be paying out for adult braces, I wanted the best of the best to be doing the treatment. Who knew that the best of the best would be on my door stop however? That was it. I’d call up the practice and organise a free consultation. When I met Dr. Olly to discuss teeth straightening, I was impressed by his professionalism and just how kind he was. I wanted an orthodontist who wasn’t scary. I’ve had a lot of dentists who are miserable! Dr. Olly was funny but his before and afters were nothing to joke about! They were impressive results! With that, I knew I would proceed with the treatment. I’d found my orthodontist!”

If you think your orthodontist could be at Bamboo Dental, call us today on 02920 569769.


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5 reasons why we’re the go to cosmetic dental practice in Wales

We’re not just your ordinary Cosmetic dental practice. We’ve composed a write up of why we think you should come to Bamboo Dental for your treatment. We’re sure you’ll agree that these five reasons alone are enough to persuade you to take that step towards your dream smile!

Five time award winning team

Bamboo Dental are a five time award winning cosmetic dental practice located in Cowbridge Road West, Ely. We pride ourselves on being leaders in cosmetic dentistry in Wales. We are proud to have won awards for our dentists, for our team and for our patient care. Your experience at our practice is the most important thing to us. We believe we should work around you, not the other way around. We believe it’s this kind of attitude towards dentistry and patient care that makes us so popular with our patients. Dr. Daniel Rogers, practice principle is the holder of one of our five awards. Dr. Dan won the award for Best young dentist at the Welsh Dentistry Awards. His dedicated team have helped the practice scoop four other awards since then. Our newest awards for Best Overall Practice and Best Marketing came as recent as last year. We couldn’t have achieved all we have achieved without the help from our patients which is why we always put our patients first. By opting for treatment at Bamboo Dental, you can be assured that you’ll only receive the best patient care and highest level of experience and professionalism from our experts.

Emergency Appointments, Open 7 days a week

We can’t promise top standard patient care without going above and beyond duty for you. Bamboo Dental is proud to be open seven days a week. Most cosmetic dental practices close their doors on a weekend but we understand emergencies can strike at any moment. What’s more, we understand that in this day and age, our patients live busier than ever lives, and we believe you shouldn’t have to take time out of work hours for dental care. We are also open till late on week nights, meaning you could aways visit us after work should your weekends be occupied.
You also don’t have to worry about where to park when you arrive as you have a guaranteed parking space in our carpark, making your trip to Bamboo Dental as stress free as possible.

Leading providers of Six Month Smiles

Bamboo Dental are a leading provider of Six Month Smiles, not only in Wales but the UK. Six Month Smiles is the revolutionary cosmetic treatment which promises you straighter white teeth in just six months. Dr. Dan is a leading provider meaning should you have treatment with him you are guaranteed the highest level of dentistry and the highest quality teeth straightening in Wales. Six Month Smiles is a discreet straightening system which uses clear brackets and wires to straighten teeth. The treatment is so popular as it is almost invisible, meaning you don’t have to worry about showing your teeth to others during your treatment. Long gone are the days of traditional train braces. We believe you shouldn’t have to fork out a fortune for straight white teeth, and you shouldn’t have to be embarrassed by unsightly braces during your treatment.

Monthly Payment Plans

Of course, dental care can be costly upfront. We’re not denying it. We aim to offer the most affordable prices to our patients but understand that it’s not always convenient to pay up front. We don’t think you should have to either which is why offer monthly payment plans to make your journey towards the perfect smile as stress free as possible. You can choose to pay over twelve or twenty four months, meaning your wallet can look as good as your smile. Paying monthly is so much easier than paying up front, and every patient that opts for a pay monthly programme reveals to us they couldn’t have had their dream smile without it. You pay your phone bill monthly, so why not pay for you smile monthly too? Especially when your smile is far more important that your phone!

Free Consultations

Have we convinced you yet? If not, we have one more reason and we think we’ve saved the best. Did you know Bamboo Dental offer free consultations? Pretty cool huh? That means that even if you’re not 100% about a certain treatment, or decide to walk away having changed your mind, you still won’t pay a penny! We hope that won’t happen though! Should you call up and decided to organise a free consultation, a member of our expert team will sit down with you to discuss the treatment of your choice, and how you may or may not benefit from it. Should the treatment be unsuitable for you, our dentists will offer you the best alternative. If eligible for a your treatment, your expert will be on hand to answer any queries or questions you may have about the treatment. In addition, it’s your chance to meet your practitioner and see the dentist who will be there every step of your journey. Should you still wish to continue with the treatment after the free consultation, we’ll book you in for an appointment shortly after.

We hope the above reasons have convinced you as to why you should choose Bamboo Dental as your cosmetic dental practice. Bamboo Dental’s a cosmetic dental practice you can rely on, however if you have any more questions feel free to contact us on 02920 569769. Alternatively, you can contact us on our contact page. We make smiles that change lives and hope yours could be the next.


Clear braces, fast results, a happier you


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Clear braces, fast results, a happier you

Clear braces: The Choices

We’re sure we don’t need to remind you of the benefits of having straight white teeth. Everybody wants straight white teeth. Not only does having an aligned smile significantly add to your appearance, but it also works wonders for your confidence. We’re sure that the reason why you’re reading this blog now is probably down to a desire to boost your confidence. However, we understand that many people who are self conscious about their smile will be just as self conscious about a train track brace in their mouth. The good news is that we’ve come a long way from the days of traditional train track braces. No longer do you need to worry about silver train track braces on your teeth. After all, you shouldn’t have to worry about the straightening process!

So what treatments do Bamboo Dental offer exactly? Which alternatives do we provide for discreet teeth straightening? We offer two major clear aligning systems at Bamboo Dental – Invisalign and Six Month Smiles. Which treatment you opt is entirely down to personal preference. In this blog we will talk you through the two systems to help you better decide which treatment could be perfect for you. Both are effective, but as we said, the choice is completely down to you.

Invisalign – The convenient clear aligning system

Everybody wants that perfect straight white smile. The whitening process is simple enough but the actual straightening process requires more effort and care. The length of treatment time from one system to another varies. At Bamboo Dental we offer only the fastest and effective treatments. We don’t like to sacrifice quality of treatment for faster treatment time-  but luckily for you – we don’t have to! Our five time award winning team of experts can provide not just the very best treatment, but provide it fast.

One of our straightening systems at Bamboo Dental is Invisalign. Invisalign is an innovative treatment that offers you discreet straightening fast. Invisalign involves coming along to the practice and having impressions taken of your teeth. Once these impressions are taken, we will provide you with two gum shield like trays to wear at all times. These custom fit trays are designed to straighten the teeth whilst making little difference visually. These trays are close to invisible and our patients comment on how friends and family fail to notice they’re even wearing the aligners. During you treatment, Dr. Dan or another member of the team will regularly see you to make any adjustments that are required. You’ll be able to follow your progress via the amazing Invisalign app on your phone or tablet. We’re here with you every step of the way and will support you in any way we can. These clear braces are hugely popular as you are able to remove them when eating or drinking, or cleaning teeth. If you think Invisalign is something you may be interested in, read more about it here.

Six Month Smiles – Clear braces

Although Invisalign is a hugely popular treatment, Six Month Smiles is our number 1 clear braces system at Bamboo Dental. Why’s that you ask? There are several reasons. Firstly, Dr. Daniel Rogers is a leading figure in the UK for offering Six Month Smiles – the straightening system that promises you straighter white teeth in just six months or less. We’re offering you world class state of the treatment at affordable prices. No other system is as fast or effective as Six Month Smiles. Why do people opt for Invisalign over Six Month Smiles then? Six Month Smiles is a fantastic straightening system, however the clear braces are fixed to the teeth. Composed of thin clear wires and brackets, Six Month Smiles is just as discreet but you can’t remove them as you can with Invisalign aligners. Which ever treatment you choose therefore will rest on one question. What is more important to you – quicker results with fixed clear braces, or just as effective results but over a longer period of time? We must stress that both methods are just as effective as the other, which one you opt for is again your choice. Dr. Dan or another member of the team will offer his expert opinion and which one you could benefit from more during your free consultation for clear braces at Bamboo Dental. To find out more about Six Month Smiles, why not read up on the treatment on our Six Month Smiles page?

Free consultation for clear braces

Should you be interested in either of our clear braces systems (and why wouldn’t you be!), why not give us a call on 02920 569769 and organise a free consultation. We aim to offer answers to any questions you may have on the website or over the phone. However, the best place to ask an questions or queries is at a free consultation with one of our experts at the practice. In organising a free consultation, you’re securing a slot with one of the countries leading dentists. The expert is there to hear your concerns, answer your questions and offer you the best course of action based on your current smile. The consultation is absolutely free, meaning you have zero to lose by popping along for a chat.

Should you be happy to proceed with treatment, we’ll book you in for your first appointment at Bamboo Dental for either Invisalign or Six Month Smiles. The free consultation is your first step on your journey to the perfect smile, so why not get in touch today? If you are in need of that push to give you extra confidence, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.  We also offer pay monthly plans so should you worry about the price of treatment, you know there is an alternative to paying upfront. Give us a call today and make the change you want to see happen!


What a Private Cardiff Dentist Can Offer You?


Our private Cardiff dentist is not only open 7 days a week but is manned by a 5 times award winning team. These are just a few of the reasons why you should consider registering at our Cardiff dentist now! But that’s not all, there are so many reasons that you should consider when deciding on which route to take your dental treatment down. Take a seat and contemplate. It’s a very important decision and should be thought about carefully.


Our Cardiff Dentist is the Dentist for you!

Many people are deciding to switch their dental provider from the NHS to private and this is not surprising considering the wide plethora of benefits to making the change. Here we are going to discuss what these benefits may be and open the lid on real life after joining a private Cardiff dentist.


Why join Bamboo’s private Cardiff dentist?

If you start to consider switching your dental provision to private then you will most likely come across the general stigma that it is just too expensive. Well, this is actually no longer the case. In fact, the price of private dentistry has decreased dramatically in recent years making it more affordable than ever. Due to this large decrease in price there has been a 20% increase in cosmetic work carried out through the last 3-4 years. This is not only due to the decreased prices but also due to the advancements in technology that have made a wider variety of treatments even more accessible to those searching for ways to look after their smiles.


A wider choice of treatments

New innovations spring up in the dental industry every year and you’ll find these mostly available in the private sector. This is due to the fact that most newer treatments wouldn’t be eligible for NHS funding. If you chose to go private then a wide range of treatments are available to you ranging from fillings and crowns to teeth whitening and dental implants. Not only this but there is an incentive for private dentists to keep on learning about new techniques and treatments as these add an extra dimension to the practice. Having these available to you may be priceless in your future dental treatments.


More time with your dentist

Under the pressure of NHS targets, many dentists will be forced to cut the time they can spend with you to as little as possible. However, when you visit a private dentist there is more leeway. The dentist does not need to be so rushed and can make sure that your treatment has been completed thoroughly and to a high standard. NHS targets can be a real burden in terms of the quality of treatment provided. It is kind of a paradox in that targets are needed to provide enough treatment for everyone who needs it but the more people that require treatment means that less time can be spent on each patient per time period in order for all of the targets to be met. In private dentistry, your practice will only accept the amount of patients that it has the capacity to treat to the high standards that they have set. This reflects strongly on the individual practice and so is certainly the way to go!



Where NHS treatments often focus on solving issues that you have with your teeth it is important not to neglect the idea of prevention. When you visit your private dentist, not only will current issues be solved but extensive care can be taken to make sure that you are very low risk from gaining problems in the future.


A range of finance options

When opting for higher end treatments such as dental implants or cosmetic veneers or simply choosing to sign up to a dental plan, there are numerous ways you are able to pay for your treatment.


Dental Insurance

Dental insurance is widely available and can be purchased from several reputable companies. Some of these include; Bupa, Cigna and Allianz and you can expect to pay around £20 per month. Many employers will actually offer you dental insurance as a part of your contract. When you go for this type of dental insurance you will usually have 70% – 100% of your treatment costs covered.


Monthly Payment Plans

The majority of private dentists have some form of payment plan available. These come in the form of a medical loan and can help you spread the cost of your treatment interest free across up to three years. This can make a seemingly expensive treatment very affordable and accessible to everyone!


Practice Dentist Plans

Most private dentists will have some form of health plan available for its patients to sign up to. One of the most popular is called Denplan. This plan has a general cost of £15-£25 per month and is great at nurturing the habit of visiting the dentist for regular check ups, something essential for healthy oral hygiene.

These regular visits enable the dentist to spot any potential issues very early. This means that problems can be resolved before the get worse down the line.



You’ll find that when you go private, you will see a higher quality of care that is back up by guarantees. For example, Bamboo Offer a personal 5 year guarantee on cosmetic treatments. This is key as it reflects the immense confidence that our Head Dentist, Dr Dan has in the quality and success rate of his treatments.


Want to join?

If you would like to consider joining the private list then take a look at our Bamboo Dental Care plan and complete the contact form or give us a quick call on 02920569769 if you are interested!


Is the Inman Aligner Right For You?


The Inman Aligner is one of the few teeth straightening solutions that can give great results in a very short amount of time. In fact, it can straighten your teeth in just 12 weeks. So, if you are looking for a quick fix to create a confident smile then Inman Aligner may just be the ticket. Read on to find out if you could be a great candidate for the treatment!

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Is the Inman Aligner right for you?

So why is it that the Inman Aligner can straighten teeth so quickly? And are there any scenarios where it won’t work for certain teeth types? Well, you’re in the right place to find out.


The Inman Aligner is actually most useful for less severe teeth movements. If your teeth are very crooked or spaced out, then another option such as Invisalign may be a better option. However, if you fall under the category where your teeth need to be straightened but there is not a whole lot of movement needed then it may be a little too much to go for a treatment such as Invisalign or Six Month Smiles. In this case, we recommend that Inman Aligner is the treatment to you. It is not only much quicker but also a lot more cost effective!


How does the Inman Aligner work?

The Inman Aligner has two key components – the two aligner bows and the titanium coil springs. The bows are actually powered by the titanium coil springs. The two bows oppose each other and work to guide the teeth into the desired position. The force is gentle but active over a wide range of movement. This is what makes the Inman Aligner work so quickly.


Previous patients have described the Inman Aligner as ‘extremely user friendly’ and ‘such a simple way to straighter teeth’. The fact that this teeth straightening solution is also removable is a huge bonus for many. It means that for certain occasions such as eating food you are able to actually remove the aligner from your mouth. It is still recommended to wear the Inman Aligner for at least 20 hours per day though. If this rule isn’t adhered to then you may see stalls in the speed of your treatment.


Inman Aligner was right for Julie!

Ever since experiencing the simply fantastic results of the Inman Aligner, Julie has done nothing but sing its praises. She can’t understand why others wouldn’t want to invest a little money and just a few months of their time to gain such improvements in their smile and their confidence.


Julie had one ‘rogue tooth’ according to her description. That’s all it took to knock down the confidence of a very successful woman in her early thirties. Said rogue tooth happened to be one of those at the front and as it was just the one it seemed to be all the more noticeable. After much research and little action taking, Julie decided that she needed an expert opinion.


On arrival at her free consultation, Julie broke down tears. She explained how she felt half the person she knew she was. It was just impossible to have a conversion with anyone else without feeling a deep prickle of anxiety over her chest. The worry of judgement engulfed her mind into a frenzy. This took its toll over the years and her confidence had spiralled down into nothingness. Letting this all out to the dentist at her consultation was the first step for Julie to turn her life around and get back on track!


The options…

Julie had a few different treatments available to her. However, her situation fell into the Inman Aligner bracket just perfectly. That was great for Julie as this particular treatment is not only one of the fastest teeth straightening treatments available but it is also one of the least expensive. After realising how little effort would even be needed to straighten up her rogue tooth, Julie felt an immense sense of happiness and frustration at the same time. The frustration came from the fact that she had left it so long and would not get that time back again. ‘Regret is a funny thing’ she said. ‘You don’t feel that until its too late and there is no way to get rid of the feeling, it’s just something you have to live with.’


The treatment…

Two months past in no time. The treatment was straightforward as the Inman Aligner is simply a removable aligner type device. Julie would wear the device for the majority of the day, only taking it out to eat food and for the occasional drink. Regular check-ups enabled the dentist to make sure the Inman Aligner was working effectively and after two months the treatment was complete! Following a complimentary teeth whitening, Julie was ready to enter the world once again, beaming smile and all.


Julie’s advice…

We asked Julie what advice she would give to anyone else considering the treatment. Well here’s what she said; ‘I know it sounds cliche but time really is of the essence. I have to live with the regret that I waited close to 10 years before taking action. That really hurts when I think about it. If I could give any advice it would be that if you are going to do this eventually, just do it now. Why wait? My life has improved 100 fold since going through the treatment. It may just be the one most important thing i’ve done so far in my life!’


You can find reviews from patients covering a wide range of treatments here…


Which Teeth Straightening Method is Quickest?


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Teeth Straightening: Which Method is Quickest?

Fast Teeth Straightening in Cardiff

We all want straight teeth. The rise of cosmetic dentistry has seen more of us than ever headed to our local dentists for the perfect straight smile. However, the promise alone of a straighter smile isn’t enough. We understand our patients are busy people and want a treatment that schedules in well along side. Gone is the time of having to have braces for years on end to have a straighter smile. As cosmetic dentistry advances, so does the competition. There are more straightening systems than ever before, which can only be a good thing for those interested in straighter teeth. Not only does the price decrease, but so does the treatment time. We understand that no straightening system is ever 100% convenient – which is why you’ll probably want the teeth straightening system that takes as little time as possible. At Bamboo Dental we have a number of different straightening systems. In this helpful blog, we’ve collated our top three straightening systems – all of which provide fast and life changing results. After all, you shouldn’t have to wait a moment longer than you need to for that dream smile!

Six Month Smiles: Fast Teeth Straightening in Cardiff

Our most popular teeth straightening system at Bamboo Dental is Six Month Smiles. Why? Because it works, and it works quickly. Most patients who come in interested in teeth straightening opt for Six Month Smiles because one can’t deny the benefits of the treatment. Six Month Smiles is discreet. Unlike traditional train track braces, the brackets and wires are clear in colour making them difficult to detect. This is great for anyone who’s worried about the appearance and discretion of braces. The other huge advantage is the speed of the treatment. The clue is in the name – straight white teeth in only six months. Quite often, treatment is faster than six months. Depending on the treatment, some cases have only taken three months. The best way to know how long your treatment may take is to organise a free consultation with us at the practice. Six Month Smiles is such a triumph in dentistry as it gives you exactly what you want in such a short time period. Our patients are never disappointed in the treatment, this is probably down to the fact that Bamboo Dental is the leading provider of Six Month Smiles in Wales. Not only are we leading providers of the treatments, but our team is five time award winning. You’re in safe hands at Bamboo Dental knowing you’re getting only the best teeth straightening treatment by the best providers. If Six Month Smiles sounds like the ultimate teeth straightening system for you, why not read more about Six Month Smiles here?

Invisalign in Cardiff

Next up Invisalign. How is Invisalign a different straightening system you ask? Unlike Six Month Smiles, Invisalign isn’t a fixed straightening system. Invisalign treatment is essentially two gum shield like trays that are placed onto the teeth in order to straighten them. These trays are custom fit to your teeth and are remade as your straightening journey progresses. The trays can be removed whilst brushing and eating and drunk. Whilst we don’t recommend removing them for any other occasion, the fact these trays can be removed for very special events are also a huge plus. Invisalign trays are also clear and are close to invisible when worn. Whilst Invisalign usually takes longer than Six Month Smiles treatment, the huge draw to the Invisalign treatment is that removable element. Through out the journey, you’ll be able to follow your progress through the Invisalign app. Regular appointments at Bamboo Dental will also help to keep you on track. If you think Invisalign is a treatment you may be interested in, read more about the Invisalign straightening system here.

Veneers: The Quickest Alternative?

There is a third option. We’re about to offer you a cheat code here. Many patients with small issues eventually opt for veneers over straightening systems. We see many patients that are insecure about the odd tooth here or there. Whether a tooth is chipped, cracked, or misaligned, many patients save hundreds of pounds just by choosing veneers. Veneers don’t actually move teeth, but more hide small dental imperfections. Why spend months straightening a tooth when you can stick a veneer on? Ok, it’s not always so simple, and not everyone is a perfect fit for veneers, but why not book a consultation to find out if you are? The good thing about veneers is that it is indeed a cover up. Those of you who don’t want to wait months and months for straighter teeth (especially when the problem is only small) could really benefit from veneers. Veneers are a thin layer of material that are glued to the teeth. Veneers are hugely popular as they provide natural results and they provide them fast. Veneers are popular with people of all ages and we’re sure you’ll be impressed with the results. If you’re interested in veneers as an alternative to teeth straightening, why not read more about Veneers here?

So what next? If you think one of our teeth straightening treatments could be the perfect fix for you, call us today on 02920 569769. One of our expert dentists can reveal your options during a free consultation at the practice. The consultation with a member of our five time award winning team is free so you have nothing to lose by popping by and showing us our teeth. At Bamboo Dental, we think you deserve the smile of your dreams, and deserve it fast! So get in touch today! We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Are veneers really worth the price tag?



Are veneers really worth the price tag?

Affordable Veneers in Cardiff

We make no secret of Veneers and Implants being our top end treatments. No matter which practice in the UK you go to, veneers will be amongst the priciest treatments available. It’s a fact. However, there’s a huge myth that you have to pay an arm and a leg for veneers. It’s true that veneers can be expensive, but just how much do you have to pay? And are they really worth the price tag attached to them? In this helpful blog, we discuss the pros and cons of veneers and analysing whether you’ll really be out of pocket for opting for the treatment.

Lost lasting Veneers

Before discussing how much veneers cost, it’s important to understand what exactly they are and whether you even need them. Many patients contact the practice enquiring about veneers and implants when what they’re after is teeth straightening. Whilst veneers can offer a quick fix to a straight smile, they don’t actually straighten teeth. What veneers do is offer a cosmetically more pleasing smile, offering a straighter appearance without actually moving teeth.

Veneers are thin pieces of material which are glued to the teeth. Veneers are great for correcting dental imperfections such as cracks and chips. They can also cover gaps that one may feel insecure about. Those who want to align an unaligned smile however, are probably better off with veneers.

Free Consultation for Veneers in Cardiff

IF you’re unsure about which treatment will be best for you, why not arrange a free consultation at Bamboo Dental. It’s sometimes hard to guess which treatment is best for you, and it’s hard for us to give a general rule of thumb when discussing cosmetic dentistry. Every smile is different, meaning it’s essential we meet you for a one on one to offer you the best advice. If this is something you’d be interested in, why not contact us on our contact form or reach us on 02920 569769. During your free consultation, one of our dentists will offer you expert advice on how you could achieve a more aesthetically pleasing smile. If you’re a good candidate for veneers and are still interested in the treatment, we can book you in for an appointment. The consultation is absolutely free meaning you have nothing to lose by popping into the practice for a one on one. During the consultation, you can ask questions you may have about veneers. A member of our five time award winning team will also use the session to find our what exactly it is you desire from treatment at Bamboo, as you take the first the first step towards your dream smile.

So how much do veneers actually cost? We can only answer that by saying that the price varies from person to person as all smiles are different. The prices depends on how many veneers you eventually opt for. Veneers at Bamboo Dental start from £410, but we can’t offer an exact price until you pop in your free consultation.

Free Consultation for Veneers in Cardiff

One patient who read a blog similar to this was Matthew from Bridgend. Matthew had been interested in veneers and implants for quite some time, and decided to call in after reading about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry. Matthew shares his story below.

“I hadn’t been to the dentist for years. I knew I wasn’t dentally fit and I always told my friends and family that when I finally would go to the dentist, I’d have implants. Everyone told me I should go along as it had been so long before I’d gone to the dentist. I was finally in a position to sort out my smile. I called up Bamboo Dental to arrange an appointment as I saw that they were five time award winning. If I was going to have implants, I’d want them from the very best practice.

I was terrified as it had been so long, but the staff at Bamboo Dental were so friendly. They understood that some people put off going to the dentist – and they all had their reasons. The dental nurse I spoke with said that the important thing was that I had decided to come in today. That was true. After all, it’s better to come in that day than a year later. My expert dentist was really nice. He said that I indeed had some work needed to be done but that was to be expected after not visiting the practice for so long. He told me that he wanted to get me dentally fit before opting for any treatments at all. He said that cosmetically, my teeth didn’t need that much work. He said i could benefit from a veneer on one of my top teeth that had been chipped. I’d always felt a bit insecure about that chip so I thought – if my teeth aren’t that bad, why not just opt for a veneer. I’d saved up quite a bit for cosmetic dentistry so when Dr. Dan gave me the final price, I was more than prepared. In all honesty, I thought the price would be much higher as I was expecting to get some implants.

Bamboo Dental did offer me payment plans to spread the cost over a year but as I said, I’d saved up more than enough. The girls at reception booked me in for my veneer appointment. A month on from that appointment I can say I’m much happier. The veneer is the same shade as my other teeth so it looks really natural. At a later point, I want to consider some whitening or see what else I can get done. The amount of money that I’m going to save on teeth aligning now thanks to this veneer is incredible. It’s certainly been worth it! Thanks Bamboo Dental!”


Trending Cosmetic Dental Treatments


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Roses are red, violets, are blue, we think it’s time you made a trip to Bamboo! Yes it’s Valentine’s day and that can only mean one thing – it’s time to get a gift for the one you love! It probably also means you have no idea whatsoever to give that one you love. Why not think outside the box a bit this February 14th by offering a loved one a brand new smile. Cosmetic dental treatment can change lives and give confidence to those in desperate need of it. Why get a box of chocolates or a bunch of flowers when you can truly change the life of someone you love this holiday? If you’re thinking a cosmetic dental treatment could be perfect for someone you love, then why not check out our top  trending treatments this February for inspiration?

Valentine’s Day Trending Treatments at our Dental Cosmetic Clinic

Veneers at our Cosmetic Dental Clinic

If you’re looking to splash out on a loved one this Valentine’s day, then why not offer Veneers? Veneers have become extremely popular in the last couple of years with the general public. Veneers have been around for a while and are popular thanks to celebrities such as Cheryl Cole and Rylan Clarke. It’s only recently that veneers have become available and affordable to the average joe. Veneers are a fantastic option for anyone who has insecurities about their teeth. Veneers are small pieces of material placed over the teeth to give the impression of natural looking teeth without the hassle of time being spent on treatment. Veneers are a quick fix solution for those looking to hide small to mild gaps, chipped teeth and slightly misaligned teeth. Just how many veneers you opt for are up to you. Veneers are a perfect Valentine’s gift as results are fast and super effective. It’s no surprise that they’re so popular with celebrities and our patients!

Read more on Veneers.

Teeth Straightening at our Cosmetic Dental Clinic

Veneers are really popular as they offer a quick fix solution for a better smile. However, teeth straightening methods are just as popular with our patients. It’s all down to personal preference. If you or a loved have misaligned teeth and could benefit from some teeth straightening, why not contact the practice? We offer two straightening systems at Bamboo Dental. Firstly we offer adult braces in the form of Six Month Smiles treatment. With Six Month Smiles, you can discretely straighten your teeth as the braces are next to invisible. Small clear brackets and wires are attached to the teeth for an effective and fast straightening system. Six Month Smiles are great for those in desperate need of a new smile and a confidence boost.
Also available is an alternative to fixed adult braces in the form of Invisalign. Invisalign is a revolutionary straightening system which involves clear gum shield like trays which straighten teeth. Your dentist tracks your progress and checks up on you every few weeks, providing new trays to assure your straightening is as effective and efficient as possible. This is great for those who don’t want fixed braces but still wish for speedy results. If you’re unsure about which system could be more beneficial for you or your loved one, your expert dental practitioner will offer you all the advice you need in a free consultation.

Read more on adult braces and Invisalign.

Teeth Whitening at our Cosmetic Dental Clinic

Teeth whitening is our top pick for a gift this Valentine’s day. Why? Because it’s affordable, fast and affective. Teeth whitening is perfect for anyone over the age of 18. No matter how discoloured teeth are, teeth whitening can brighten up a smile of you or a loved one. At Bamboo Dental, we offer two types of teeth whitening – in-chair whitening and at home whitening. Both types are super effective for whitening teeth. In-chair whitening is ideal for those who want the majority of the treatment to be performed by the the dentist. The process involves 3-4 15 minute in-chair sessions to whiten teeth. Our take home whitening treatment is more popular however, and this gives the patient full control of the whitening system. Should you opt for a take home teeth whitening, we’ll book you or your loved one in for a dental check up to make sure you’re all dentally fit and safe to use the whitening bleach. We then take impressions of your teeth so we can create whitening trays. These whitening trays are like gum shields to be worn for a certain number of hours each day until you reach the level of whiteness you so desire. Teeth whitening is an extremely popular gift as everyone want’s whiter teeth, or to maintain white teeth – that’s why it’s our top gift idea this Valentine’s Day. We guaranteed that a loved one won’t be disappointed with such a gift.

Read more on teeth whitening.

Free Consultation at our Cosmetic Dental Clinic

Should any of the above treatments interest you, or you think that a loved one could benefit from them, why not get in touch today? Bamboo Dental offer free consultations meaning that should you offer cosmetic dental treatment to a loved one, and they don’t wish to proceed further with it – it comes at no cost to you. During a free consultation, one of your expert dental cosmetic experts will offer an in-depth summary on which treatments you could benefit from. The free consultation is also the perfect opportunity for any questions about treatments to be answered. Should you or a loved one still be interested in treatment after the consultation, we’ll then book you in for an appointment! You have nothing to lose, but a lot to gain from offering a loved one the smile they deserve this Valentine’s day. To reach out to us, call us on 02920 569769, visit our online shop, or reach us on our contact form.


How love helped me overcome Dental Anxiety


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It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and we thought “What better way to mark the occasion then to share one of our favourite patient’s journey’s at Bamboo Dental?” Dental anxiety patient Mark from Newport braved his fears of the dental chair all in the name of love. He came to Bamboo Dental to not only put his mind at rest, but his girlfriend’s too. Mark shares his Dental Anxiety story below.

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Dental Phobia – A nightmare for your teeth

I don’t care what you say – nobody likes the dentist! Even people with shiny white teeth who have never had fillings, – they still don’t like going to the dentist. Why would you? It’s nerve wracking. You spend all the time leading up to it wondering what the dentist will find and how much he will charge you.  Will he notice that time you fell asleep and didn’t brush your teeth? Will he be able to pin point that exact moment you couldn’t be bothered to floss? And will he notice all that teeth grinding you’ve been doing? The worries stack up! It’s even worse when you haven’t gone for a while too – you know you’re more likely to have something that needs fixing. On top of that, you expect a telling off from your dentist like a naughty pupil. We all know we SHOULD go to the dentist. Why do we need reminding of that? It’s obvious. So then why do so many of us put it off? Well that’s simple – it’s terrifying!

Braving the Dental Chair – Patient Testimonial

I met my girlfriend through Tinder. Believe it or not, it’s actually been working out very well. She’s the most amazing girl and really attractive. When I saw her job description on her profile, I almost swiped left. A dental nurse? Oh dear! No matter how attractive or kind she found me, she was always going to mention my teeth. Let me set this straight before I begin – I actually have nice teeth – aesthetically speaking that is. They look pretty straight as I had orthodontic treatment when I was younger – but that feels like a million miles ago. I grew up, went to uni and kind of put off seeing a dentist for a long time. However, seeing a dentist isn’t like seeing doctor – you shouldn’t just go when you think something’s wrong. You should go for regular check ups. I knew this – I wasn’t stupid. However, I just really didn’t want to go. I had this irrational fear of going to the dentist.

I swiped right to this girl in any case. I couldn’t not swipe right. She was gorgeous. A day later I found out it was a mutual swipe. I was landed – chuffed. I don’t have any photos smiling with my teeth and it’s something she picked up on straight away. She said nice teeth were a must for her. I’m generally a confident person but my teeth were an insecurity for me. I couldn’t help it – I’d put off going for so long they had just become slightly discoloured. Straight, but discoloured.

Tackling Dental Anxiety

Date night arrives and I tell her about my dental anxiety. I was really nervous to mention it – I thought she’d think I was a wimp. At the same time, I thought i’d laugh it off. If I laughed at myself being a wimp then she couldn’t. She found it really sweet and endearing when I told her. It was a real relief. She told me that dental phobia was a big thing. Lots of people suffer from dental phobia and I shouldn’t be ashamed of it.

What exactly is it that caused my dental anxiety? You know what? I don’t think there’s a single moment I can remember in particular. I remember never liking it, but there were lots of things I didn’t like when I was a child. Chemistry class, maths class, piano lessons… but all those things I could give up and did give up. The dentist was something I couldn’t give up – even though I tried to!

My girlfriend said on date night that I should see a dentist which deals with patients with dental anxiety. It was a relief to know that there were some dental practices that dealt with people like me who were terrified of their existence. OK, I know it sounds like I’m going over the top – but that’s literally how any phobia is. You have this irrational fear and know it’s irrational but you can’t help it!

I had a lovely night with her and wanted to see her again. I didn’t want to lose a stunning girl like her so I decided to stay true to my word and see a dentist. I googled dental anxiety to find out a bit more about it. Before I had the chance to click on link, I found Bamboo Dental. I thought “If Bamboo Dental pop up as soon as you type dental anxiety, they must be good at treating patients with it.” I went on the website and read about the staff and how they deal with anxious patients. They said that the worst appointment at the dental practice is the one you don’t make. It got me thinking. They had a point. Whatever state my teeth were in – they would be in a far worse state in five more years if I don’t go.

So I took the plunge and booked an appointment – and I’m so glad I did. Bamboo Dental is truly a lovely practice with really friendly staff. I didn’t feel embarrassed for too long about my teeth as staff were understanding to my phobia. After a quick check up, it was revealed I needed three fillings. OK, the fillings weren’t my favourite experience – they never were going to be but it was my own fault for putting off a trip for so long. However, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Catherine, my dentist was really kind and I’m forever grateful for her for getting me back on track with my dental hygiene.

Thanks Mark! If you too have dental anxiety, why not call us today to see how we can help you try and overcome your fears? Our staff are friendly and understanding of any fears you may have. Remember – it’s better to call now than later – no matter how long you’ve left it.


Help! Teeth Grinding is destroying my Relationship!


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Teeth Grinding Patient reveals her story

My story is quite unusual… or so I thought. See, I had a problem… a problem I didn’t know I even had. I may not have ever known if it hadn’t been for my boyfriend.

My name is Lucie, I’m 26 and I’m a Journalism student in Cardiff. Im a fourth year, and it’s about this time of year that work gets a bit stressful. I’ve always found deadlines stressful. I’m not one of those people who can leave things to last minute. As a result, I feel I’m constantly stressed – from the minute I receive the essay topic  – to the minute I hand the essay in.  On top of that, I had some family drama that made my life very stressful. At times, I felt I was the one holding the family together. The pressure on me was enormous.

I couldn’t have survived the past few years if it hadn’t been for my wonderful boyfriend George. He’s a bit of calm sanity with all the uni deadline madness. He’s not a student so it’s nice to escape from all the stress and be around his care free life sometimes. He lives in Cardiff too so I’d often stay at his place. It was in second year where things started going a bit wrong.

Teeth Grinding – Bruxism Fix

My boyfriend is not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination. Quite the opposite in fact. However his grumpiness started to extend beyond the morning. I felt like he was snapping at me all the time. He’d say he was just tired but when I asked him why he’d brush it off.  Whenever I’d question his mood with me he’d get all defensive until I asked him if I was the reason behind it. All of a sudden he’d be super nice and sympathetic to me. It wouldn’t be long however, before he was back in a mood with me.

I thought our relationship was coming to an end. He started avoiding the idea of me staying over. He’d always make up some excuse. If he wanted to break up with me though, he’d just have done it right? That’s what I thought anyway. Around his mates, they’d all say he was super into me, so I was confused naturally… until one day one of his friends let something slip. One of his pals made a joke about me being noisy at night. I knew I didn’t snore so I assumed my boyfriend had been sharing details of our private life. I was devastated, naturally.

Teeth Grinding Problems

I stormed over to my boyfriend’s place and asked why he’d been sharing stories with his mates about us. He looked extremely uncomfortable but promised me he’d said nothing about our private lives. When I demanded he tell me what on earth our problem was, he finally gave me the answer. Teeth Grinding.

Yeah, that’s right. Teeth Grinding. I was outraged at his response. So he’d been annoyed with me all this time for what…? A bit of teeth grinding?

“You don’t understand just how bad it is. You keep me up frequently with your teeth grinding. I love you but it’s intolerable. I can’t sleep with you in the same room” he told me.

It was heartbreaking to hear his words, but at the same time it still seemed ridiculous to me. How on earth was teeth grinding such a big problem? I didn’t know even know I would grind my teeth. No one had certainly picked up on it before. I was more frustrated that he hadn’t told me sooner but that’s another story.

How to stop teeth grinding

So perhaps I did have a problem. Perhaps I did grind my teeth, but it’s no different to snoring right? You can’t help snoring when you’re asleep. This is where I was in the wrong. After a bit of research I realised that Teeth Grinding, or bruxism as it’s commonly called is a huge thing. It’s often caused by stressed and I was very stressed at this time. I had been grinding my teeth without even realising. What worried me most however was the damage that bruxism can do to your teeth.

A google search lead me to the Bamboo Dental website. I was worried how long I had been grinding and the effects that this might have had on my teeth. I wasn’t in any pain with my teeth but I thought that it was best to get my teeth checked out. I hadn’t made a dentist appointment in ages so it was a good excuse to reach out to a local dentist.

At my checkup, my dentist had asked if I had any neck pain. As a matter of fact I had. The dentist told me that clenching and grinding can cause neck pain. He explained that bruxism effects more people than you think- almost 8 out of 10 people at some time in their lives. Bamboo Dental confirmed that I was indeed suffered from bruxism and needed treatment. The dentist offered me the SCi Treatment for just over £100. The SCi treatment is a small splint that fits over the front teeth to separate the teeth at night, preventing grinding. Think of it as a small little mouth shield that goes over the teeth…

I thanked Dr. Dan for the treatment and told him the problems it had caused between me and my boyfriend. I phoned my boyfriend up after the treatment and told him he would be able to sleep in peace once more. He apologised for not telling me sooner but I know he was trying to protect my feelings.

Bruxism had almost destroyed my relationship when all that was necessary was a simple trip to Bamboo Dental! Thank you Bamboo for saving my relationship. Both my boyfriend and I can sleep safe at night!

Thanks to Lucie for contributing this blog post. If you, like Lucie, suffer from Bruxism, contact us today on 02920569769 on our contact page.