Mr S came to Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic because he did not like the colour or appearance of his teeth. He saw Kit Spears for a cosmetic dental consultation to determine how he could improve his ... Read MoreShow full article
Faster orthodontics offers a quicker way to straighten adults' front teeth, usually in around 6–9 months. Whether to overcome crowding or gappy teeth, protruding front teeth or gummy smiles, Cfast® cosmetic braces and Cfast® clear aligners substantially reduce the length of treatment time normally associated with orthodontics, while remaining kind and safe to your teeth.
Cathleen Perrin offers adults a free consultation to determine if these anterior alignment systems would be suitable to move your front teeth into position.
Cathleen will perform a thorough assessment, and together you will determine the best system for you. You will receive a written treatment plan detailing the cost and stages of treatment, and you can book your appointment for Cathleen to take impressions of your teeth, digital photographs and any necessary x-rays to start your faster orthodontic treatment.
Cfast cosmetic braces are fixed onto your teeth and joined with a nickel-titanium wire, exerting gentle pressure to move the front four to six teeth discreetly and efficiently into position, usually in around 6–9 months. In our short video, Cathleen used Cfast cosmetic braces to straighten Emily's teeth in just 6 months, and she is delighted!
Treatment involves a series of removable Cfast clear aligners that fit over your teeth and apply gentle forces to gradually move the teeth into position. You wear each aligner for around 10 days until it becomes passive, before moving on to the next aligner in the series. You will be reviewed regularly if needed, and the next set of aligners fitted or impressions taken to continue treatment. The aligners need to be worn at all times, but should be removed for eating and drinking anything other than water and for cleaning your teeth; they also should be removed for swimming.
To arrange a FREE faster orthodontic consultation with Cathleen to determine if this is a suitable solution for you, contact the Welcome Team on 01252 713797 or request a callback online.
Interproximal reduction (IPR), or enamel reshaping, may be needed where there isn't sufficient space to move the teeth into the required position.
It may be that you have black triangles where the teeth are touching or the teeth are too close together and there is not enough space to allow for orthodontic movement.
Interproximal reduction is a painless and gentle procedure using a file, disc or bur to reshape the enamel, creating space for the teeth to be moved into, as per your bespoke orthodontic treatment plan.
Does it IPR hurt? No, it is a painless procedure.
Will my teeth be painful? No, although some people may experience some sensitivity to hot or cold food and drinks, this will return to normal within a few days.
How long does IPR take? It only takes a few minutes to gently reshape your enamel.
Are my teeth more likely to decay? No, only a minimal amount of enamel is removed, leaving plenty to protect your teeth.
Will it give me gum disease? No, it does not make your teeth more at risk of gum disease. You should continue to brush your teeth well during orthodontic treatment.
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