Should You Invest in Your Smile?


Everybody has priorities, it’s a perfect way to make sure your time and money are spent doing those things that are most important to you. So where does your smile sit on your list of priorities? Perhaps it’s not as high is it should be. Is now the time for you to invest in your smile?

Investing in Your Smile

The brits were once known as the nation with ‘bad teeth’. That’s not a great accolade to have but thanks to a booming dental industry, we’ve seen that turned around. It’s now hard to walk down your local high street without seeing a smile to envy. People have become more and more conscious about their teeth as they start to realise just how important they are. Studies have shown that humans acknowledge the state of a persons smile on a subconscious level. It displays a inclination of health and happiness – two things that are sought after in potential employees, friends and partners.

Now that people have started to understand the importance of brandishing a pearly white smile, they’ve sought out ways to achieve one. Through various cosmetic treatments such as; cosmetic veneers, teeth straightening and teeth whitening, more and more perfect smiles are born every day. This has risen the bar and made the average smile in the UK much more palatable than in times past.


What About Those Lagging Behind?

All of this wreaks havoc for those who are yet to invest in their smile. They may still have the same smile that they always had but comparatively their smile is now worse than ever. People will start to see bad teeth stand out more and more as they become rarer and rarer. As this starts to happen, a smile makeover is surely on it’s way up their list of priorities.


The Many Benefits of Investing in Your Smile

Your smile is not as superficial as many think. We’ve all seen the constructed reality programs such as Made in Chelsea and The Only Way is Essex. These shows frame glistening white smiles with pride as a symbol of status and very little more. Although many trends are born from shows like this, there is a lot more to be gained from improving your smile.


A Healthier You

It has been shown that if you are to have work done to your teeth you are then more likely to look after them in the future. This makes sense as you now have a smile to maintain. You are more than happy to spend those extra 5 minutes a day to brush and floss those now precious teeth. Not only this but you’ll take second thoughts about the foods that enter your mouth. You may find that those sugary treats you used to swallow like a kid on Halloween are no longer stocked in your fridge. You have a newfound pride in your smile and this passes on to the rest of your body through wiser health decisions. Sure, it would be great if we could make those decisions to begin with but life’s just not that simple. It often takes a push and a little incentive to start taking positive action to a better you.


Bring Back Your Confident Self

Sadly as people become self conscious they can lose confidence, especially when it comes to their smile. People who feel judged when they smile tend to avoid smiling altogether. Not only that, but they tend to hide from social situations that could lead to them having to display their teeth. This all increases in a huge snowball that leaves the person isolated, worried about attending social events and downright miserable. We’ve seen so many patients who decide to pull the trigger and give their smile some TLC. As they first come into the practice we’ll see how they hide their teeth as they talk. They may even struggle to make eye contact as they don’t want to draw attention to themselves. However, after finishing their treatment they are the fuel of the party. They have a new sense of self and are able to fully express themselves with complete confidence. It is almost like a magic pill that can grant the permission to be confident and live life on your terms, the way you want to.


Ready to Get Your Smile Back on Track?

If you’re serious about investing in your smile then you may already have an idea of the treatments available to you. If you’re dissatisfaction stems from discolouration then a simple visit to your dental practice for a teeth whitening treatment may be just the ticket. If on the other hand you’re in need of more extensive work then there’s nothing better than to pop in for a consultation. You’ll find that many dental practices, such as Bamboo Dental in Cardiff, will offer completely free consultations where you can discuss any issues with your dentist. They’ll be able to talk through all of the options and give you an idea of what course of treatment will give you the best results for your particular situation. And, don’t let the expensive price of many cosmetic treatments hold you back. Prices are now lower than ever as the cosmetic dental industry is innovating more and more. As a result you can get a new smile for a similar price to your mobile phone bill on an interest free monthly payment option. Wherever your priorities lie, let’s not overlook the power of the smile. It could be the thing that changes your life for the better.


What are the best white braces for teeth?


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White braces for teeth – which are the best?

Can you get white braces for teeth?

More of us than ever before are visiting the dentist. More of us are taking pride in our appearance and wanting straighter and whiter teeth. There seems to be a greater desire for cosmetic dentistry which is fantastic for both dentists and patients. We’re taking better care of our teeth than ever before, which can only be a good thing for everyone.

Just why are so many more of us going to the dentist then? One of the biggest reasons is no doubt down to the enhancement and development of cosmetic dentistry. Gone are the days of metal train track braces and scary visions of teeth being pulled out with sharp objects. Having straight white teeth is now highly sought after, and with technology in dentistry constantly advancing, people can have nicer teeth much faster.

Many of us still have teeth we are insecure about. Many of us simply think we can not afford to have a nicer smile. Bamboo Dental thinks it has the answer as to why people are still avoiding cosmetic dentistry. Here at Bamboo Dental, we feel a lot of people are just unaware of all the choices they have for a nicer smile. For example, did you know we offer no deposit 0% finance plans over both 12 and 24 months? For the same price of a monthly phone contract, more people than ever can have the smile they always dreamed of. Most people think of paying a car on finance, but not their teeth!

White braces for teeth for adults in Cardiff

Price isn’t always a factor. Many people fear the dentist for other reasons. Perhaps it’s the fear of the practice itself. Did you know that Bamboo is a five time award winning practice? We care about our patients and want to give them smiles that will change their lives. None of our staff are scary dentists and none use instruments to cause you unnecessary pain! Our staff are kind, welcoming and supporting, and our practice is state of the art. You can be reassured by the fact that we are a leading dental force in the UK.

The other fear many have is the treatment process. To put it simply, some people just don’t want braces. We’ve all seen the clunky metal braces and can promise you there’s none of them at Bamboo Dental! If you’re interested in braces or teeth straightening, we have a number of super options. The purpose of this blog is just to highlight a few of the incredible straightening systems available to you at the practice.

What types of white braces for teeth are there?

Firstly, we have the Six Month Smiles treatment. Dr. Dan is a leading figure on this incredible and revolutionary straightening procedure. Dr. Dan can guarantee you straight and white teeth in just around six months. The best thing about this treatment, apart from the speed of it, is just how discreet it is. The brackets and wires are white. Yes, white. You can’t get more discreet than that! Six Month Smiles is a system made of brackets and wires, designed specifically for you to get straighter teeth fast. The process is fast as you meet regularly with Dr. Dan who will make adjustments as and when is needed. To read more about Six Month Smiles click here.

Another option is Invisalign. Invisalign is perfect for those wanting a little more flexibility with their straightening system. Invisalign system involves two tray like aligners which are custom made to fit your teeth. They have the sole of purpose of straightening your teeth at your convenience. Whilst it’s recommended to wear them as much as possible, you’re allowed to take them out whilst eating or brushing teeth. This is great for people who are uncomfortable with the idea of a fixed straightening system. Invisalign system is fantastic as the aligners are clear and almost invisible to the naked eye. This means you can straighten your teeth without worrying about social events. Invisalign is particularly popular with students for this reason. Another great feature of Invisalign is the technology which comes with it.  You can follow your progress on the app on your tablet or phone. Dr. Dan or another member of the team will be there by your side as you go through the journey to your dream smile.

Free consultation for white braces for teeth

So you’re interested huh? Great news! The next step is to book yourself in for a free consultation with Dr. Dan. Even if you have an idea of which straightening system you would prefer, the free consultation is the perfect chance for both you your practitioner to discuss which will work the best for you. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to discuss any concerns, worries, fears or doubts, and ask any remaining questions. One of our dentists will take a look at your teeth to help determine whether Invisalign, Six Month Smiles, or any of our other treatments would be best suited for you. However, the end decision is down to you and whatever you feel comfortable with. Should you reach a decision by the end of the consultation, we’ll book you in for an appointment as you begin your exciting journey with us at Bamboo Dental. Straightening your teeth is one of the best decisions you will make. We’d love to help you with that.


Your Options for Straight Teeth


Options for Straight Teeth in Cardiff

your options for straigh teeth

Obtaining straight teeth nowadays is something that can be achieved in a relatively short period of time due to the constantly improving and changing orthodontic treatments, however, this means that there is an abundance of different options for straight teeth.

Bamboo Dental offers four different types of orthodontic treatment, each with their own benefits that can be explained to you by Dr. Dan or one of the other dentists at Bamboo Dental if you come in for a free consultation. Here they are:

Six Month Smiles

The first option for straight teeth at Bamboo Dental is the Six Month Smiles orthodontic treatment, this treatment straightens teeth in such a short period of time (average time of six months) because the appliance changes the cosmetic appearance of the teeth only, rather than the change of the bite that can take conventional braces up to 2 years to complete. The Six Month Smile appliance is hard to notice as the wires and brackets match the colour of your teeth, meaning that during your treatment you will have no problems showing off your smile, unlike other types of braces, such as conventional metal braces, that make patients feel self-conscious.


The Invisalign treatment is another near-invisible and fast treatment. It uses clear, removable aligners that are replaced every two weeks that make small increments to your teeth as the aligners are replaced until you achieve your desired smile. The benefits of this treatment are the short treatment time (usually 12 months, depending on the level of adjustment required), the convenience of use, such as the ability to remove the aligners whilst eating and during special events and finally the fact that they’re nearly invisible, meaning you won’t feel self-conscious wearing them.

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is a relatively new orthodontic treatment in the UK and is the perfect solution for protrusion or crowding of the front teeth. Compared to other systems, the Inman Aligner is a very fast system – most cases are completed in 6-16 weeks, depending on the amount of adjustments of the teeth required. Like the Invisalign system, the Inman Aligner is fully removable, allowing you to remove the appliance during special occasions and during meal times, allowing your oral health to be sustained. Click here to learn more about how the Inman Aligner works and some before and after pictures of patients who have used the Inman Aligner.


The Smilelign aligner is a removable, clear appliance that is hardly noticeable – people won’t even know you’re having your teeth straightened. The Smilelign aligners are similar to Invisalign in that new aligners are sent every two to four weeks to the patient, making small adjustments to the teeth every time a new set of aligner is sent. The aligners are made to be as thin and comfortable as possible as they are hand made, and any minor speech issues or discomfort you may have will last just a few days. The F.A.Q section on the official Smilelign website answers any questions you may have about the treatment.

Tom’s Story

Tom, a 25 year old teacher from Cardiff came to Bamboo Dental for a free consultation after hearing about the options for straight teeth offered by Bamboo Dental. As a teenager, Tom had fairly crooked teeth and was given metal braces under the NHS. Due to how crooked his teeth were, Tom had metal braces for just under two years, he hated that for the entire time he was self-conscious about his smile due to how visible the metal braces were. When Tom had his braces removed, he was pleased with the results and was given clear, removable Essix retainers. For years, Tom Wore the Essix retainers to make the results permanent, however, as he got older and went to university he forgot to wear the retainer as much, which caused his teeth to shift back to their original position. By the time Tom had finished university, his teeth had shifted so much that his Essix retainers did not fit anymore. After a few years, Tom’s teeth had shifted back so much that he decided that he wanted orthodontic treatment again to straighten his teeth. He asked his colleagues at his school where he taught and was referred to Bamboo Dental. Tom did some research and found the various options for straight teeth. He decided to give Bamboo Dental a call, who advised him to come in for a free consultation so Dr. Dan or one of the other dentists could talk more about his preferences and goals so they could recommend a suitable treatment for him. Tom wanted something that would take under 12 month from start to finish and something that is discrete so people wouldn’t notice; he was recommended the Invisalign treatment as it fitted Tom’s preferences. Tom decided to go ahead with the Invisalign treatment after weighing up his options and booked in for treatment. After 12 comfortable months of wearing the clear Invisalign aligners, Tom’s teeth looked as good as ever, and he was given a new set of Essix retainers to ensure his results were permanent. Tom was ecstatic with the results and said “The Invisalign treatment has helped me so much by straightening my teeth in such a short period of time, the fact that the aligners were near invisible meant that nobody noticed I was wearing them which was huge for the profession I’m in,” he also joked that he would never again forget to wear his retainers again.


Free Consultation

Due to the number of options for straight teeth, it is important that you sit down with a professional. Dr. Dan, the head dentist at Bamboo Dental offers a free consultation to all new enquiring patients, who can advise you on which of the options for straight teeth is suitable for you based on your current positioning of your teeth and what your goals are in achieving a new smile.


The Different Types of Orthodontics in Cardiff


Orthodontics in Cardiff

With the increasing advancement of technology in the dental and orthodontic industry, making a choice on which type of treatment to go ahead with can be challenging as there seem to be benefits to every type of orthodontic treatment.

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Adult braces are becoming an increasingly popular treatment in the dental industry, with Bamboo Dental being at the forefront of the changing trend. The good thing about the advancement of orthodontics in Cardiff is the traditional ‘train-track’ brace that was typical in the past are now not the main type of orthodontics in Cardiff due to more discreet styles of orthodontics.

At Bamboo Dental, our adult braces have been developed to be more convenient, such as ‘invisible’ braces that are hard to notice or removable braces that can straighten teeth in just a few months. Below I will go into detail about the different range of orthodontics in Cardiff, offered by Bamboo Dental.

Six Month Smiles

Bamboo Dental are the leading provider of the Six Month Smile teeth straightening procedure in Wales, and the head dentist, Dr. Dan, is the leading provider of the Six Month Smiles treatment in the country and has been awarded for his orthodontics in Cardiff.

The Six Month Smile treatment is geared towards patients who have a correct bite but would like to improve the appearance of their smile. The technology uses clear wires and brackets to straighten teeth discreetly in a very short period of time compared to conventional metal braces where the treatment time can take upwards of two years. Contrary to popular belief, the Six Month Smile procedure uses low force to move teeth gently – many people think that because the treatment only takes six months, the braces get ‘tightened’ more often, but that is not true.

The Six Month Smile treatment puts emphasis on the aesthetics of the teeth, rather than the position of the bite, allowing for a quicker treatment time.


The Invisalign system uses a series of removable teeth aligners that are changed every two weeks until you have achieved your ideal smile. Invisalign works by using state of the art 3D technology to present you with how your teeth will look at the end of your journey, and as you are given a new set of clear aligners every two weeks,  your teeth will gradually adjust so your teeth move closer to the desired position.

Depending on how much your teeth need to be adjusted, the treatment time varies, however, the average treatment time is 12 months. The treatment time also depends on how disciplined you are in wearing the aligners – it is recommended that the patient wears the aligners for at least 22 hours a day, only taking them out during meal times and exceptional circumstances.

After you get your impressions taken by Dr. Dan, your custom made aligners will be installed for you every two weeks, gradually moving your teeth towards the final position.

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is a removable appliance that is a hybrid between a clear aligner and a traditional metal brace, that aligns the front teeth quickly and safely. It is ideal for crowding or protrusion of the front teeth and is very fast compared to other systems, with treatment times taking between 6-16 weeks on average, depending on the severity of adjustment needed.

The Inman aligner has Nickel Titanium coil springs that power two aligner bows that gently oppose each other, guiding the teeth into their new position, click here to find out more how the Inman aligner works. The technology uses the force over a large range of movement, which is why the treatment time is just 6-16 weeks.

The Inman Aligner is not invisible, but it has many advantages over both the clear aligners and the traditional braces. Firstly, the Inman aligner doesn’t disrupt your eating and oral hygiene as the appliance is removable. Also, the treatment uses one appliance that is adjusted, so there is no need to change the aligner every few weeks, meaning the cost for the Inman Aligner is reduced.


Smilelign clear aligners are a popular method of aligning crooked teeth because the aligners are virtually invisible and removable, allowing the user to remove the aligners during mealtimes and special occasions. The Smilelign aligners are hard to notice because they are individually hand made to be as thin as possible, something that adults value highly when it comes to getting their teeth straightened.

The treatment works by giving the patient a new set of Smilelign aligners every two to four weeks, making incremental changes in the teeth until your teeth have moved to your desired position. Treatment time takes between 6-24 months, given that you wear the aligner for 22 hours a day, only removing them during mealtimes and special occasions.

When you first come in to get Smilelign aligners, Dr. Dan will take impressions of your teeth using a putty type material, which is sent to the Smilelign laboratory where the first aligners will be made using precise technology, and send back to Bamboo Dental for them to be fitted.

Every two to four weeks you will be sent a new set of aligners that move you towards your ideal smile. After you are happy with your new smile, you will be given retainers to wear so that your teeth stay in position permanently.


Come in for a Free Consultation

After reading about the variety of different types of orthodontics in Cardiff, you may have some more questions about what treatment would be suitable for you. By calling us on 02920005994, you can speak to our staff and learn more about the variety of orthodontics in Cardiff offered by Bamboo Dental. If you’ve decided that you want to go ahead with treatment, why not come in for a free consultation where we can assess your situation and guide you on the most suitable type of treatment for you.


What are the alternatives to Quick Straight Teeth?


Everyone wants to have a straight smile that they can flaunt in photographs. This huge demand has led to a variety of options surfacing in the cosmetic industry. For example, the Quick Straight Teeth orthodontic system. There are so many more ways you can achieve a perfect smile now that it can become overwhelming. Which is the best way? Which is the worst way? Too much choice can sometimes lead to information overload and this only makes us worry about making the wrong decision more and more. So here’s a concise guide to let you know what the options are and which may be most suitable for you.

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What are the Alternatives to Quick Straight Teeth?

When looking in to teeth straightening methods you may have come across Quick Straight Teeth. Quick Straight Teeth offer two options for orthodontic treatment. Both fixed braces and clear aligners. We’ll go into more detail on those now.


Quick Straight Teeth Fixed Braces

Quick Straight Teeth use clear brackets and tooth coloured wires to keep your fixed braces as discreet as possible whilst still keeping performance as high as possible.

Each dentist that works with the Quick Straight Teeth method use only 3M brackets. This is because they have a very reliable track-record for working well. They are also nearly invisible once placed in the mouth which is a plus for those worrying about walking around with the typical ‘metal mouth’ brace.

Quick Straight Teeth is not useful for every case of teeth straightening however, in fact it is only used to correct mild alignment issues in the front 6 or 8 teeth.


Alternatives to Quick Straight Teeth Fixed Braces

The issue with Quick Straight Teeth is that it is only useful for those candidates who have mild alignment issues in the front few teeth. There are some other options, however, that your cosmetic dentist to have a little more flexibility in the types of cases he is able to treat.


Six Month Smiles | Speed and Discreetness in One Simple Brace

Six Month Smiles is one of the most popular fixed brace systems in the world. Dr Dan, the Head Dentist at Bamboo is the leading provider of this treatment in Wales completing large amounts of cases each year. This teeth straightening system is so highly regarded due to its great ability to correct a variety of tooth issues. From cross bites to overbites, Six Month Smiles has you covered.


As for the discreet appearance of the brace. It comes in a clear brace with tooth coloured wires much like the appearance of the Quick Straight Teeth Brand. It is advised not to eat foods that could stain the brace such as curry as this may discolour the aesthetic appearance and leave you feeling conscious about your stained brace wire!


Another great advantage to the Six Month Smiles system is the short treatment time needed. Where most fixed brace systems can take 1.5 to 2 years to get your perfect smile crafted, Six Month Smiles can do this in just 6 months. Although it may be slightly less or more depending on the starting position of your teeth.


To find out more about Six Month Smiles head over to our dedicated page.



Quick Straight Teeth Clear Aligners

Quick Straight Teeth also offer a second type of teeth straightening that uses a similar method to Invisalign. These are a series of clear aligners that are almost completely invisible and are entirely removable. This is useful for those who don’t mind waiting a little longer for their teeth straighten in exchange for a more discreet looking orthodontic system.


Alternatives to Quick Straight Teeth Clear Aligners

Quick Straight Teeth were not the first to come up with the concept of the clear aligner. In fact, the concept was first dreamed up by a man named Zia Chishti who later developed the concept into what is now known as Invisalign.


Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to gradually move your teeth from their starting position to your desired smile. One of the biggest selling points of this product is the level of 3D technology used to create your ‘desired smile’. At your first appointment you’ll undergo a few x-rays so that a map of your teeth can be generated on the state of the art 3D software. Here you will be able to see the journey that your teeth are about to embark upon in order to reach the perfect smile at the end.


Invisalign aligners should be worn for at least 20 hours of the day. However, it is fine and recommended for your to take out these braces when you are eating food or drinking. This means that you can actually continue to eat all the foods and drinks that you want. Compared to fixed braces this certainly gives you a lot more freedom.


Something to keep in mind…

One of the questions that you need to ask yourself before opting for these types of removable braces is if you have the self-discipline to keep the brace in for the 20 hours or more each day. If you think that you lack the willpower to keep the brace in then this could hold back your treatment time as it’s going to take much longer for the brace to work than it should.


Need help deciding?

We understand that reading an article will only answer a small handful of a giant bucket load of questions you likely have before making the decision as to which teeth straightening route to go down.


If this is the case then we’d like to offer you the chance to meet with our Head Dentist completely free of charge at a free consultation to discuss in detail any thought you may have about which treatment you intend to take up. Our dentist will be able to advise you on the best possible way for you to straighten your particular case of teeth that will yield your perfect smile. To arrange this simply give us a call on 029 2056 9769 or complete our dedicated contact form.



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!


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!’


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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!