Many people are not entirely happy with their teeth. They seek ways to improve them and often come across this big scary word... the dentist! It is a much scarier word than is needed for a person who literally creates beautiful, happy smiles every day though right? Let's talk through some of the ways in which our dentist in Cardiff can create the perfect smile for you!
Dentist in Cardiff: Creating Smiles that Change Lives
You may be wondering what exactly an dentist does. In short, an dentist can correct irregularities in the teeth and the jaw. What this means is that if your teeth have anything abnormal with them then this can be fixed by your dentist. This can range from overcrowding of the teeth to gaps in between your teeth. The same goes for issues with your jaw such as overbites and underbites. Regardless of the issue, there is usually a way for the dentist to fix your teeth. This can be for both health reasons or cosmetic purposes.
What Treatments Can Be Offered?
There are a plethora of treatments available in the dental market. However most come under specific categories such as; aligners and fixed braces. In general, orthodontic treatments all involve the straightening of the teeth, hence, veneers wouldn't come under the category. Although they are still supplied by a cosmetic dentist such as Dr Dan at Bamboo Dental in Cardiff. Let's talk through the potential orthodontic treatments that are available to you and that are offered at our dentist in Cardiff.
Aligners are effectively the opposite of retainers. Aligners are usually removable in nature and sit over the teeth much like a gum shield or whitening tray. The difference here is that the aligner is not set to mimic the shape of your teeth. Instead, it nearly fits your teeth but is slightly adjusted to force your teeth into a position that is closer to them being at the end point of straighter teeth and your perfect smile.
A very popular and industry leading form of aligner is Invisalign. These braces are the most popular in the industry for two main reasons. They work really well in doing their job and they are nearly invisible to the naked eye. Invisalign comes in the form of a series of aligners, each in a slightly different shape starting from your original teeth alignment and finishing at the alignment of your perfectly straight smile! If you took up this course of treatment then you should expect to be given a new set of aligners every two weeks. However, the aligners are removable. This means that you must be able to trust yourself to wear these braces for the recommended time of 18 hours per day otherwise you may hold up treatment. This will mean that you have to wear your aligners for a much longer time than recommended and so it is important to keep yourself disciplined. That being said, the fact that Invisalign aligners are removable is a huge advantage! You can remove the aligners for special occasions such as photographs and it is also recommended to remove the aligners when you need to eat food or drink. Once you have finished eating you should brush your teeth before putting the aligners back in. This is very important as lodged food in your teeth can affect who your teeth sit in the aligner and may interfere with the desired movements.
The Inman Aligner removable aligner like the Invisalign system. However, it works as a one piece system that can be adjusted as your teeth start to move towards their end goal. Unlike the Invisalign system, the Inman Aligner is not completely invisible. However, some measures have been taken to make it as discrete as possible. The Inman Aligner works much more quickly than Invisalign but cannot correct the complexity of orthodontic problems that Invisalign can. This makes the Inman Aligner perfect for cases requiring less movement of the teeth.
Fixed braces are those braces that you most commonly associate orthodontics with. They used to come in the form of unsightly shiny metal train tracks covering every inch of the patients teeth. However, times have changed. You have even probably walked past people on the street who are wearing new forms of fixed braces and you probably didn't even notice!
Six Month Smiles:
The go to brand for orthodontic fixed braces is Six Month Smiles. Bamboo Dental in Cardiff is actually the largest provider of Six Month Smiles treatment in the whole of Wales. This is due to not only the popularity of the treatment but due to the acquired expertise and knowledge that our expert dentist Dr Daniel Rogers has built up during his years performing the treatment. Six Month Smiles is a form of fixed brace. It is still very discrete in its appearance though. The brackets them selves are no longer made of metal but are made of a strong and durable clear material. The wires used to tighten the movements of the brackets are white in colour. This camouflages the appearance of the brace making it barely noticeable at all. The treatment, in most cases takes just six months to completely straighten your teeth. The length of treatment will depend on the current position of your teeth and how much movement is needed.
How Do I Find Out More?
If you are interested to find out more about the various orthodontic treatment that can be offered to you then please do take advantage of the FREE consultations currently being offered at Bamboo Dental in Cardiff. Here you will be able to chat through the exciting options that Dr Dan can offer you. Your beautiful, confident smile is just a phone call away. Don't wait a minute longer! Get in touch here...