Age is not a factor for Lingual Braces

Posted on: September 6th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

Deciding to wear braces is not easy, even if you are eager to have a beautiful smile. There are many adults who have postponed to see a dentist for many reasons including being embarrassed about wearing braces. But that fear should not stop you from getting the smile you always dreamed of, no matter how old you are. Advances in orthodontics have made braces less obvious and more and more adults are now willing to undergo treatment. Watch this patient’s testimonial video.


All Ages Can Get Lingual Braces

One patient came to fix her teeth because she was very unhappy with the way her smile looked. Her teeth were crowded and she felt uncomfortable and even embarrassed, whenever she smiled. What is important is that she thought her age was not appropriate for braces.

During the initial consultation, the patient found out that lingual braces are actually a great option for both young people and adults, no matter what their age is. The only condition is: the bones and gums must be healthy.

Please note: You are never too old for braces.

What Are Lingual Braces?

This is one of the options for adults when you decide to straighten your misaligned teeth. Lingual braces involve the use of fixed braces on the teeth’s inner surface. One of the advantages of this design is that they really are invisible – you can’t see them from the front, and they allow you to straighten your teeth in an extremely discreet manner. Many adults worry about how they will appear when they are out and about, but you needn’t worry about any severe changes occurring while the treatment is in place.

The lingual braces are permanent and that means they stay in your mouth 24/7.  Some people are initially put off by this, but lingual braces are actually the more practical option in the long run. The treatment time depends on the problems you have and the complexity of your teeth.

Some cases can take as little as three months, some cases can take twelve to eighteen months, but that would be indicated at your first appointment.

Lingual Braces Are Considered a Great Option for adults

The patient evaluated her experience with Lingual Braces as being a really positive one, not only thanks to the beautiful smile she has now but also thanks to the helpful staff she found at the Straight Teeth Suite. She was given all the information she needed and treated her case with enthusiasm.

Furthermore, the braces are not visible, they can’t actually be seen. This is a plus for adults who are scared of the idea of wearing braces. It can be your secret! The experience was a pleasing one and the result made the patient happy and confident. The fact that her new smile was obvious to people around her made her even more content.

For any concerns and questions, you can contact Straight Teeth Suite and make an appointment for a FREE consultation HERE


Fantastic new solutions to quickly straighten teeth

Posted on: August 28th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

If you want or need your teeth straightened quickly for a big occasion you would like to look your best for, or you do not like the idea of wearing braces for a year or more, aligners are a great solution.  Aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth and gently move them into the desired new position.   If you are a suitable candidate, the Straight Teeth Suite can fit your aligners and straighten your teeth in as little as sixteen weeks.  Four months and you can have the smile you always wanted.


As we are all different and have different complexities of issues with our teeth, the dentist will first need to give you an examination to see if aligners are the best solution for your problem and to give you a realistic idea of what to expect.  If the problem is mild, for example, your teeth are just slightly overcrowded, you have an unsightly gap in your front teeth, or they protrude, aligners are probably a great solution, and you will not need braces for too long.  However, you need to be committed and follow the instructions the dentist gives you to the letter if you want fast results.  There are no half measures, if time is an issue.

The aligner is removable, but it is intended the patient wear it day and night until the teeth have been repositioned.  Just because you can take the aligners out, they are not made to be worn part-time if you want them to be effective.  They should only be removed to eat and clean your teeth if you want the best results.

How Aligners work

Aligners are removable braces with a clear plastic bar on the front and on the reverse side of your teeth.  The bars gently oppose each other, guiding the teeth into their new position. As they are almost invisible, they are a fantastic solution if you don’t want anyone to know you are wearing braces to straighten your teeth.  Initially, as with anything alien in your mouth, they may feel awkward and cumbersome, and you may develop a lisp until you get used to them.  During this period, you may be tempted to remove them but, for every hour you leave the aligners out, you add an hour to your treatment time.  If you are dedicated to straightening your teeth, they will follow, and you will soon have the smile you want.  If you feel you are not going to be able to commit, your dentist will suggest another solution.

During treatment, your teeth will need to be checked every two or three weeks to review progress and adjust the plastic bars.  When the treatment is completed, a retainer will be fitted to prevent your teeth from moving back to their old position.

Not quite ready to get braces? Please post your comment below if anything is unclear and you would like your questions answered.

Can Wisdom Teeth Make the Front Teeth Move?

Posted on: August 21st, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

One of the most common prevailing concepts regarding wisdom teeth is that they push the teeth in front of them, causing them to crowd. This was firmly believed for quite some time, which is why many orthodontists, general dentists, and oral surgeons recommended the removal of wisdom teeth, in order to safeguard against teeth crowding, especially after an orthodontic treatment. However, this preventive measure is no longer required, and teeth crowding has little to do with the existence of wisdom teeth.

There is a wealth of documented evidence that disapprove the theory that wisdom teeth can have any effect on the movement of the teeth, thus cause crowding. They simply cannot exert the pressure demanded to do that. Studies have shown that, regardless of the presence of wisdom teeth, teeth will drift forward naturally, throughout life. Over the years, teeth move slightly forward, and the distance between the lower canines gets narrower. This can occur even if you have had your wisdom teeth removed.

Why Do Teeth Get Crowded?

Modern research has revealed that teeth crowding can be inherited or it can be the outcome of particular habits, such as thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, and mouth breathing, among others. It could also be attributed to late tooth loss or injury. Of the many reasons that lead to incorrect jaw development (and, consequently, to improper facial and dental development), nothing has to do with phenomena caused by wisdom teeth.

As per what affects the development of teeth crowding, it seems that there are several factors that play a significant role and are associated with the:

  • Tooth Size
  • Tooth Shape
  • Original Position of the Teeth.
  • Soft Tissue Pressures that change from lip and tongue posture.

Here at Straight Teeth Suite in Nottingham, we see many adults that come to our practice, who had relatively straight teeth when they were younger, to correct new crowding that has occurred, mainly in their lower teeth. Although the exact mechanisms that such a thing occurs are not yet fully understood, wisdom teeth are usually not related, at least not directly.

Should Wisdom Teeth be Extracted?

There is no evidence dictating the extraction of wisdom teeth unless they are impacted and have no room to erupt correctly. Also, it is wise to remove wisdom teeth if they cause dental problems, such as tooth decay (when it’s difficult to brush and floss properly), pericoronitis (infection that occurs around the lower 3rd molars that have been partially erupted),  cysts around the impacted 3rd molar, tissue and bone defects behind the 2nd molars, and root resorption of 2nd molars. Of course, your dentist will assess your case and decide whether wisdom teeth removal is necessary or not.

Important Note: To prevent teeth from moving, it is crucial you wear a retainer after the completion of an orthodontic treatment to help keep your teeth straight. Wear them as instructed and your teeth will not move a bit, regardless of the presence of wisdom teeth.

Have more questions about tooth crowding, wisdom teeth extraction, or any other dental-related issue? Book your first FREE consultation here or get your FREE Straight Teeth Guide to get some first answers quickly!

7 tips for having braces whilst pregnant

Posted on: March 27th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

If you are planning two major events in your life, getting straight teeth and having a baby, you may be able to achieve both at one and the same time.  However, to achieve this safely and successfully, you need to be prepared.  A new baby will give you lots to smile about, and straight teeth will make that smile so special.  The Straight Teeth Suite have compiled an essential list of the points to consider when contemplating braces while you are pregnant, so you know what to expect and can factor them into your plans. You and your baby can have a photo of your first new smiles together!

  1. Plan your braces with your dentist before you get pregnant so all X-rays can be taken before treatment begins.  Although the radiation dosage in dental X-rays is minimal, we do not risk taking X-rays in pregnant patients, especially in the first trimester.
  2. Provided your teeth and gums are healthy, there is no reason not to have braces during pregnancy.
  3. The hormones released during pregnancy fluctuate and can make you more sensitive to plaque build up.  Oral health is important at all times, but you need to be extra, extra, extra vigilant with brushing and flossing when you are pregnant.  Make regular visits to the hygienist for a professional clean and be sure to follow their advice.
  4. During the early days, following the fitting of your new braces, you may experience some discomfort when eating and not be able to chew.  It is essential to keep to a nutritious diet for the health of your unborn baby and your own well being.  Keep a good selection of healthy soups in stock to get you through these days without going hungry. Scrambled eggs, porridge, baked potatoes and other soft foods are healthy ways to avoid hunger when you can’t bite.
  5. Start your braces treatment early in your pregnancy as, towards the final months, your growing bump may make it awkward and uncomfortable to lie back in the dentist’s chair for extended periods of time.
  6. If you are planning on taking extended maternity leave, this may be a good time to have your braces fitted.  In the early weeks, following the birth of your baby, you may find you have little time for yourself to keep appointments but once you have settled into a routine, you will have a little more time for yourself.
  7. Some people develop a lisp in the initial weeks following the fitting of their braces. Singing to your baby will help to overcome any speech problems.

If you would like an appointment with the Straight Teeth Suite to discuss braces, please contact us here

Is Teeth Straightening for You?

Posted on: February 20th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

In the recent years, we have seen an increase in adult patients wanting to improve their smile through teeth straightening.

Celebrities like Gwen Stefani, Katherine Heigl, Holly Willoughby, Mylene Klass have all had some form of braces treatment as adults. So if you are embarrassed of your crooked smile, had braces as a child and lost your retainers and your teeth are misaligned again or not had an opportunity to have braces as a teenager, then feel reassured that our experienced team at the Straight Teeth Suite can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

Treatments such as 6 month braces can treat most cases within 3-10 months and are highly popular due to the quick results and affordable prices. The special patented shape of the braces and the special wires cause fast tooth movement and correction of very misaligned teeth. Therefore, if other types of teeth straightening treatments are not suitable for you, 6 month braces  may be a good alternative.

Once we have met you for your initial assessment and you decide to go ahead with treatment, we invite you back for a further appointment for moulds, photos and an explanation of what to expect from the treatment. Following this appointment, you are booked back for fitting of the brace and then your review appointments will be approximately every 3 weeks to check progress and change the little elastics. Once your teeth are straight, we take your braces off and provide you with retainers, to ensure the teeth do not move back into their old position.

Don’t forget! If you want your smile to stay straight for life, you need to wear your retainers for life.

If you wish to know the appropriate treatment for you for free, dial the number above your screen for a FREE consultation.

My Straight Teeth Journey By Raha Sepehrara in Nottingham: Part Four

Posted on: April 18th, 2016 by freshadmin No Comments

If you have read Parts One, Two and Three, you will already know I am a dentist at Straight Teeth Suite, who has treated thousands of patients in Nottingham, and I have been wearing damon braces, fitted by my colleague, to straighten my own teeth. For more than four months, I have recorded my experience in a series of blogs.

Progress Report

I had a review for my braces just this week, and everything is progressing really well.  My wires were changed, and my teeth feel a little tender.  I know from experience this discomfort tends to last just a day.

I am very, very pleased with how my teeth are looking.  The lower teeth are now nearly straight. The upper teeth, even though I delayed fitting the braces on these until after my baby was born,  have caught up and are now nearly straight too.

Unexpected Gap

We were working to correct my top front tooth just a little more when a small gap developed which isn’t really normal and was unexpected.  Occasionally gaps do form, and these spaces are really important because they help us dentists straighten the tooth even more.  We have to find the required space from the available space to get the best results. Teeth move by very small degrees, and we need all available space, so if a gap develops we can work with it.  When I see my patients,  I know they get quite alarmed that suddenly they have crooked teeth, and spaces in between their teeth. I know it’s all part of the treatment. It’s all completely normal, and it just helps us towards the final results of achieving attractive and straight teeth. Sometimes things look worse before they look better.

My Bite

As the majority of the straightening has been done, we are concentrating on correcting my bite. As I’ve mentioned before, I have a slightly deep bite; my bottom teeth are not totally visible when I bite together. My top teeth slightly cover my bottom teeth.  In my career as a dentist, I’ve seen much deeper bites, but I thought I might as well take the opportunity to correct it now that I’m at this stage in my life where I can finally make time for appointments to go and see our fantastic Anna. I can see such a big improvement.

I have been wearing Damon braces, fixed braces with wires and brackets for just over four months.  Fortunately, I have not struggled too much.  You get used to the rubbing of the brackets, and the discomfort I knew to expect, eventually goes away.  My biggest issue has been the bite blocks, and I have mentioned my battle with these before. To explain, bite blocks are little build ups that, in my case, we put on the back molars, to open up my bite, and I still haven’t  got used to them.

Teeth Grinding

Because I tend to grind my teeth quite a lot at night, and I clench my jaw muscles when I sleep, I wake up in the morning with my jaw quite tense and aching. I have done this all my life, and I’m probably doing a little bit more now because of all the changes happening in my mouth. Having discussed this with Anna, once my treatment is complete, and my fixed retainers are on, we will have a special type of removable retainer made, which is specially designed to reduce clenching and grinding. We offer this to patients who have the same issue and hopefully this will cure my problem too.

Are you looking to start Damon braces or are you wearing Damon Braces.  Please post your comment below we would love to hear your personal experience.

Learn from my mistakes. My brace journey in Nottingham by Raha Sepehrara: Part three

Posted on: March 9th, 2016 by freshadmin No Comments

If you have read Part One and Two of my blog, you will know I am a dentist at Straight Teeth Suite, who has treated thousands of patients in Nottingham, and I have now decided to have braces to straighten my own teeth.

Damon Braces

I decided to delay having my upper brace fitted until after my baby was born.  Little did I know how difficult it would be to find an hour for myself with a newborn baby in the house.  At last, I found time and have had the upper Damon braces fitted to compliment the bottom ones which were fitted a while ago.  Damon braces are a fixed metal brace where the blocks are bonded to the teeth.  My brackets were fixed molar to molar. I had clear brackets fitted to the first twenty teeth and metal ones on the molars.  Damon Clear braces are more discrete and resistant to staining and discolouration throughout treatment.

At the same appointment I  had my lower wire adjusted.  As my lower teeth have already straightened according to plan, we were able to change the wire.  The round wire was taken off and replaced with a rectangular wire which will start gently moving the roots of my teeth within the bone.  I now have a very light round wire on my top teeth and rectangular wire on the bottom.  I won’t lie: I am in some discomfort.  It has only been a week, and it has not been too tender.  The worst part has been the ends of the wires rubbing on the inside of my cheeks.  This has made my mouth sore, eating problematic and, worst of all, I can’t smile! You might think I wouldn’t want to smile right now, but you would be wrong.  I have lots to smile about with my new baby, but my cheeks get caught on the ends of the wires fixing my smile in place.  I am using lots of dental wax to cover the wires, and I do know everything will soon settle down and go back to normal.

Brace Care

Cleaning teeth with braces in place is difficult. Food gets trapped in the wires and brackets.   I certainly have found it more problematic than expected.  As the wires extend back on my second molars, my cheek gets in the way, it is difficult to brush and to be sure the brackets and wires are really clean. I have to spend a lot of time ensuring the job is done well.  I had an appointment with the hygienist before the lower braces were fitted.  With professional cleaning my teeth feel a lot smoother and cleaner, and I will be sure to visit the hygienist every three months.  If you are wearing braces your hygienist appointments are essential.

Whenever braces are fitted, or the wires changed, chewing becomes uncomfortable once again and it is not always possible to eat your favourite foods.  It is a good idea to have some soups in the fridge, so you don’t go hungry and in only a week or so everything changes and you will find to can eat nearly everything you want.

I shall be back again soon to tell you how I get on.

To find out if you’re suitable for Damon Braces in Nottingham why not contact us

The Easy Guide to Lingual Braces – ABC of Lingual Braces in Nottingham

Posted on: January 13th, 2016 by freshadmin No Comments


If you are confused by all the information available on lingual braces and straightening teeth you need to know what good advice and what should be dismissed. The Straight Teeth Suite in Nottingham have compiled an easy guide to help you understand the facts before you decide to straighten your teeth with Lingual braces and enjoy your new smile.

A –  If you are not happy with the idea of wearing braces Advanced technology has given Lingual braces to Adults who Aspire to straightening their teeth.

B  – Let’s start at the beginning. With Lingual Braces you can correct cross Bite, deep Bite, and under Bite. Your teeth will not only look Better but function Better too. The Brackets and wires are concealed Behind the teeth making sure you Braces are totally discreet.

C – Custom made Lingual braces are discreet and Comfortable.  They are Concealed behind your teeth so nobody knows you have braces unless you tell them.  By applying Continuous pressure they gently move your teeth to the Correct position. They are worn not just to correct Cosmetic issues but to correct problems such as Crowded teeth. You will need to Care for your braces and you will be shown what to do. The Cost of Lingual braces depends on the Complexity of your treatment. At your first Consultation your dentist will tell you what is involved and how much your treatment will cost.

D – If you meet with people on a Day-to-Day basis, or want a new Date, you will want to feel Daring and confident.  Straight teeth and a beautiful smile will give you that confidence. Your new smile is for life, so be sure the Dentist who fits your Lingual braces is  well qualified and experienced.

E – Lingual braces are a little more Expensive than traditional braces but are a great choice, Especially for adults.  Lingual Braces ensure you make an impression when it counts.  They are Effective and Encourage the teeth to grow straight.

F – Lingual braces Function in the same way traditional braces do but are cleverly concealed. Even your Friends and Family will not know you are wearing braces. Fulfil your dream and have you teeth straightened  without delay.

G – As with your teeth, Good oral hygiene is important when wearing Lingual braces. You will need to keep the brackets and wires clean, as well as your teeth, and keep your Gums healthy.

H –  Straight teeth will make you Happy.  Before beginning a treatment plan, the dentist will check your oral Health, as well as the condition of your teeth.  Regular visits to the Hygienist will help ensure your teeth are clean and your gums are Healthy.

I – Lingual braces are almost Invisible.  You won’t have a shiny metal smile. In fact, unless you open your mouth wide, you will not see the braces at all.  At your first treatment, your dentist will make an Impression of your teeth which is sent to the laboratory where your braces are custom made giving an accurate and personal fit.

J – Lingual braces work Just as well as traditional braces.

K – You will need to wear a retainer once your treatment is completed to Keep you straight teeth in their new position.

L – Lingual braces function the same way as traditional braces but are Lighter and discreet.  The brackets and arch-wires are fixed on the reverse side of your teeth. They are almost undetectable.  They feel Less awkward in your mouth, and they do not give you a  Lisp or speech impediment and you will receive a Lovely smile as your reward.

M – After your braces have been fitted, your teeth will begin to Move. You may have some Mild discomfort in the beginning but you will soon get used to having something alien in your Mouth.

N – It is the New year and Now is the time to think about the New you.

O – Oral hygiene is an important factor with Lingual braces.  Your dentist and hygienist will advise you.

P –  The Straight Teeth Suite have a Payment Plan to make Lingual braces affordable and ease the Pain.  If you think Lingual braces might be Painful, think again.  Whereas you might feel some discomfort in the beginning, the pressure of the wires gently moving your teeth is so slight it does not cause Pain.

Q- A well Qualified dentist is vital when considering all types of braces.  A new smile is for life and not a Quick fix.

R – Regular appointments to Review your progress are Required.

S – is for the Straight Teeth Suite.  We like to see Straight teeth, Smiles on faces, Socially confident patients who have bags of Self-esteem and Smile with their friends and colleagues.

T – Your dentist will give you a Treatment plan and you will be advised of the Time it will Take for your teeth to be straightened at your first consultation.

U- Lingual braces are Unseen.  Unless you tell your colleagues or friends you are wearing braces they will not know.  There are no Ugly brackets or wires on the front of your teeth.

V – With straight teeth and a beautiful smile you will View life differently.

W – We Welcome all our new patients to discuss any questions you may have.

X – X-ray’s may be taken to check the position and condition of your teeth.

Y – You and Your teeth are important to us.

Z – As your new smile spreads across your face, you will feel Zealous and full of Zing and Zest for life!

Contact The Straight Teeth Suite in Nottingham to make an appointment for a Free consultation HERE

Reflections of Straight Teeth: Lingual Braces One Year On in Nottingham

Posted on: December 18th, 2015 by freshadmin No Comments


My name is Emma and I am past patient of Straight Teeth Suite in Nottingham. A year on and it seems like a distant memory.  I look in the mirror, and I can’t remember not having straight teeth as my lovely new smile is reflected back at me. My straight teeth have changed my life in so many ways thanks to the team at Straight Teeth Suite.

For those of you wearing lingual braces you know already it is a journey and for those of you just about to have your lingual braces fitted let me tell you all about them and the different stages you will go through.  Love or hate your braces, you will not regret straightening your teeth for one minute. The future is great.

It has been a whole year since I had my lingual braces taken off and for one year I’ve been enjoying my new smile. I haven’t looked back since having my braces removed. I have to admit that I do feel quite surprised about the difference being able to smile freely has made to my self-confidence. Before my treatment, I was aware that I hid my smile, but I only now realise how much I really held myself back. It sounds like an overstatement, but it’s actually really liberating to go from introvert to extrovert and to smile and laugh in social situations without a second thought.

Of course, I smiled before I had braces but I would hide, putting my hand over my mouth, trying to disguise my embarrassment and my crooked teeth.  But once my lingual braces were fitted I didn’t mind so much as I knew I was well on the way to my beautiful new smile.  Lingual braces, for the readers who are new to braces, are attached to the inside surfaces of the teeth that face the tongue. On the reverse side of the teeth, they are practically invisible from the outside, even up-close and even if I laughed uncontrollably with my mouth wide open I didn’t feel the humiliation I felt before.  And now my braces have been removed I laugh, pull faces and wear lipstick; bright red lipstick to show off my new smile.  What fun; my worst feature has become my best friend and I feel liberated and carefree.

Although I knew in advance, once my braces treatment was completed I would be fitted with retainers, it seemed so far in the future I didn’t give it a second thought.  And now, a year on I hardly give my retainers a second thought.  When my braces were removed a very thin wire was temporarily fixed behind my front teeth, top and bottom, to keep them in their new position. They were almost completely covered with white dental cement so they were not sharp or uncomfortable and they were concealed. However, moulds were made of my new smile and a few weeks later I received new retainers that look like clear aligners.   Initially,  I wore the retainers every night for two months, and I now wear them for just two nights a week. It’s actually not too bad as the retainers fit well, and I know my teeth will stay where they should be. The idea is that the fixed retainers keep my front teeth permanently in place, and the removable one maintains the back teeth.

I always thought the saying “Smile and the world smiles with you,’ to be a bit of a cliché.  But it’s true.  My new smile is infectious, and everyone likes to see a happy face.  I never knew what it was like to feel so good about myself and confidence is bursting out of me.

Now my teeth are correctly aligned; I can chew properly.  Food tastes better, and I can eat everything I want to.  A whole year down the line, I tuck into crusty bread and crisp apples with abandon forgetting what the denial was like when I wore my lingual braces.  It was well worth the wait as food tastes so much better with straight teeth.

I don’t really remember the pain or discomfort.  It has faded into the recesses of my memory, and I actually don’t think it was ever too bad; it was certainly never unbearable. If I did have a few bad days, I certainly know now it was well worth it and wouldn’t want anyone embarking on lingual braces to be put off.  My smile is amazing, and I would do it again, only I won’t have to!

If like Emma’s story and  you think straighter teeth could change your life book a  free consultation at Straight Teeth Suite in Nottingham for lingual braces HERE.

New Smile in Months with Lingual Braces in Nottingham

Posted on: November 4th, 2015 by freshadmin No Comments


There are several reasons why people decide not to have their teeth straightened with braces. At the Straight Teeth Suite in Nottingham we’ve seen most of them. Some people think they are just too old for braces. Others are worried about the cost. Many also think that having your teeth straightened is such a lengthy process that it is not worth the effort.

The good news is that the technology we use to fit braces has changed significantly over the last 10 to 15 years, which means a better smile can be achieved within 3 to 9 months. Obviously this is going to depend on the condition of your teeth, but if you visit the Straight Teeth Suite in Nottingham we’ll give you a full, free consultation to make sure that you know what the future holds.

How Can Lingual Braces Help?

If you are between the ages of 20 and 50 you might have thought that braces were not an option for you. Do you really want to go to work with a mouthful of clunky metal, even if it is for the cause of a better smile? Do you want to suffer difficulty in eating and have to clean your braces whilst waiting for your teeth to move into place? And do you really want to spend money on something that might not work anyway?

Times have certainly changed. Lingual braces are designed to be unobtrusive, which means you can smile at work and no one will notice anything different. They’re also much easier to clean than old-fashioned braces, and you shouldn’t have much difficulty in eating either. Finally, the cost can be spread over a period of up to five years, so it won’t have such an immediate impact on your all-important bank balance.

Lingual braces will achieve results quickly, and can be fitted to both upper and lower teeth. They are ideal if you have a gap between teeth that you want to close, or teeth that you want to bring into alignment, and past patients have certainly been impressed with the results.

The use of these self-ligating braces means that we can achieve faster and more accurate results. So if you have a big event coming up in the future (perhaps a wedding or graduation) that you want to feel extra confident for, then we can work towards it and ensure your teeth have been corrected by that date. The braces stay in your mouth 24/7, which means they are always working on your teeth, achieving great results in a matter of months rather than years, as is the case for standard wire braces.

The way it works is that patients keep the braces in until they have done their job, and then put in a retainer at night to make sure their teeth don’t begin to move back to their original positions. Of course, how long a particular brace treatment takes will depend on the condition of the patient’s teeth, which is why we undertake a full assessment at the outset.

At the Straight Teeth Suite in Nottingham we’ve seen countless smiles transformed in our time and we pride ourselves in bringing the right degree of patient care and orthodontic know-how to the table, all at an affordable price. If you would like a free consultation, during which you can ask all the questions you want, then contact us today to make an appointment.