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Archives for February, 2009

Closing a gap between teeth with Invisalign

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that aims at straightening crooked or gappy teeth.

There are different types of orthodontic treatment that are available at our practice:

– Invisalign

– cleastep

– 6 months smiles

-inman aligner
We have recently completed an Invisalign case where we were treating gappy teeth. The patient did not like the gap between his top two front teeth. The patient had to wear the invisalign aligners for only 4 months and the gap closed really quickly. He is now wearing  a permanent bonded retainer ( a thin metal wire bonded at the back of his teeth) and a removable clear retainer to ensure that the teeth do not relapse.

If you are not an ideal candidate for Invisalign, we may be able to offer you alternative treatments such as clearstep or 6 month smiles.

Implants to replace broken tooth

Implants are a fantastic way of replacing missing teeth. They can be used to replace one or more teeth.

People of all ages, from 18 to 80 years of age, from nearby and further away towns, like Shepshed, Nottingham or Chester, come to see us to have dental implants.

An example of a recently completed case is shown below.

This student came in straight after breaking his tooth during a sporting accident. His upper right central incisor was broken off and his upper left central incisor was badly fractured as well and required extraction. The implants were placed and left to integrate in the bone for 2 months. In the meantime, the patient was wearing a denture. Once the implants were integrated, high quality porcelain crowns were constructed and then fitted.

So, if you have a missing tooth or more than one, why not come in for a consultation to find out what we can do for you.

Inman Aligner case

This is one of the recent Inman aligner cases that I have completed. We get many patient requesting the Inman aligner as we are the first dental practice in Leicester to offer this treatment.

This case has taken 4 months to complete and the results are exceptional.

Now that treatment is completed, the patient is wearing a bonded and removable retainer to reduce the risk of relapse and to maintain the tooth position.


to learn more about the Inman aligner, go on our website.