Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that deals with correcting the position of the teeth and jaw. Crooked teeth are not only aesthetically unpleasant, but also hard to keep clean, and their irregular placement within the jaw may lead to additional stress and pain while chewing, not to mention the long-term complications. The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a more pleasing appearance, as well as a healthier mouth, with teeth that are more likely to remain in a healthy state for the rest of your life. Our team of expert orthodontists is ready to help you achieve a smile you won’t be afraid to show off. We aim to educate and advise you in proper dental hygiene. We will help you choose the best personal treatment plan, perfectly adjusted to your time, needs, and budget.
At Poldent, we offer a wide range of treatments, performed by some of the best orthodontists in Leeds, such as:
- removable orthodontic appliances
- fixed orthodontic appliances
- Ormco’s self-ligating Damon bracket system
- Six Month Smiles
Removable orthodontic appliances intended to guide the movement of teeth within a jaw have a long-standing history, as they’ve been in use since the 19th century. They are custom-fitted to match your jaw and can be inserted and removed from the oral cavity at will. They take less chair time at the orthodontic office and they’re simple to use and adjust. They must be worn throughout most of the day and night, and are most commonly used by children. The treatment lasts several months.
Invisalign is another type of removable orthodontic product that incorporates a series of removable aligners. In this case, the aligners are completely clear, ensuring a sleek, discreet look. The trays should be changed every other week - this can guarantee a steady, gradual movement of the teeth. It’s an ideal solution for those who don’t want fixed braces, as they are far more subtle than traditional wired appliances.
Fixed orthodontic appliances are the most commonly used form of treatment today. The appliance is bonded to the teeth and cannot be removed by the patient. They usually come in the form of brackets, but they can also be glued to the surface of your teeth. They’re safe to use by both children and adults. It takes an average of two to three years to achieve the desired results, with appointments required every four to five weeks for the duration of the treatment.
The self-ligating Damon bracket system by Ormco lets us achieve the same results as conventional fixed braces in a shorter amount of time and with fewer required appointments. The brackets have more rounded edges and they cause less discomfort than more conventional methods. Patient visits are required every eight to ten weeks.
Six Month Smiles is currently the quickest method of straightening teeth. However, this particular type of treatment only involves straightening the front teeth – back teeth won’t change their position. It is not a common choice with patients that want a perfect smile, but it is a good choice if you’re eager to see more immediate, if less substantial, results. The effects of Six Month Smiles are visible, as the name suggests, after six to twelve months, and they are usually as satisfying as conventional methods.
How to prepare for your first visit?
If you want to find out more about your potential treatment, contact us and we will explain everything about our offer. The first meeting usually gives you an opportunity to tell us your concerns and what you want to achieve. If you would like to start treatment, we will be happy to collect more information about you and come up with a treatment plan.
We aim to offer the longest possible opening hours for your comfort while maintaining the highest quality of services. We promote proper dental hygiene to keep your smile healthy. Our orthodontics team in Leeds will advise you on how to choose the best treatment for your needs, from fixed braces to Invisalign and Six Month Smiles. We will help you select what’s best for the time you have. Our modern dental facility is perfectly equipped to give your smile a makeover. Book an appointment with us today and let your smile shine!