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Oct 2013

Straight teeth in weeks- 8 to be exact- with Social 6 lingual braces

In the dark days of dentistry, teeth straightening used to be an arduous process involving many months or years of treatment. However, with the modern advances in cosmetic dentistry, mild crowding problems can often be corrected within a matter of weeks. One of our favoured techniques is the Social 6 lingual brace. As the name suggests, the brace is placed on the front 6 teeth but on the INSIDE of the teeth. Therefore this technique is the truly INVISIBLE brace as it is not detectable to the eye. Seeing is believing. Here is a recent case that was completed to treat mild crowding of the lower front teeth:

Crooked teeth, teeth straightening Crooked lower front teeth, uneven heights and overlapping
Straight teeth, even teeth, white teeth Straight teeth in just 8 weeks!

The teeth were straightened using a Social 6 lingual brace in only 8 weeks. How was this possible. Well the answer is simple: with careful planning, meticulous attention to detail and with advanced dental skills. Here is a photo to show how the brace looks:

Social 6 braces, lingual braces, braces behind the teeth, hidden braces Braces placed on the inside of the teeth- Social 6 lingual braces

Here you can see that the brace is only placed on the front 6 teeth, making it very comfortable and discreet. Can Social 6 lingual braces treat all cases? The answer to this is NO. This technique is only for mild to moderate case of crowding and spacing. If there is more severe crowding or bite issues, then you will need a more comprehensive approach involving FULL arch treatment of one or both of the jaws. Can Social 6 braces correct my crooked canine teeth? No. The canine teeth act as the anchor teeth and therefore they cannot be moved. For canine teeth correction, a more comprehensive approach is required. How do I know which solution is best for me? The first step is always the clinical examination and analysis. We can only inform you of the most appropriate treatment after this crucial stage. No one case is the same and therefore a bespoke treatment plan is required. Contact Us If you are interested in Social 6 lingual braces, teeth straightening, improving your smile or simply whitening your teeth contact us today. Tel 0207 7311162 e mail info@progressivedentistry.co.uk or book online via our website www. progressivedentistry.co.uk Treatments shown completed by Dr Nissit Patel and photographs taken by Dr Nissit Patel. Any un authorised reproduction is strictly prohibited.


Oct 2021

Case of the Month August 2021- Social 6 lingual brace, teeth whitening and cosmetic bonding

Our case of the month for August was a straight forward one but effective. In many cases, we get asked to correct one or two teeth which really bothers our patient. Most of the time, this is perfectly feasible using modern day cosmetic dental techniques such as lingual braces and cosmetic bonding. For our case, one tooth had slipped behind the others and was in cross bite with the lower teeth. This is where the upper tooth actually sits on the inside surface of the lower tooth when closed. This is not desir… READ MORE
May 2021

Case of the Month March 2021- Cosmetic Bonding

Our case of the month for March is a simple but great one- we love it so much! It features cosmetic bonding which is a favourite treatment of ours. People often ask what is cosmetic or composite bonding. Well the answer is simple. For many years, dentists have been using adhesive technology to bond fillings inside of teeth. The same technology can be applied to the outside of teeth to make them look pretty! In essence, if a tooth is worn down, fractured, uneven or discoloured then composite bonding can be u… READ MORE
Apr 2021

Dental orthodontic retainers

At the end of orthodontic treatment, retainers must be worn otherwise you run the risk of undoing all of the hard work straightening your teeth. This is called relapse. We advise a combination approach of a fixed wire retainer placed behind the front teeth as well using a removable retainer at night. Fixed Retainer In most cases, we will place the fixed wire retainer immediately after the brace has been removed so that the risk of relapse is minimal. The great advantage of a fixed wire retainer is that it… READ MORE
Mar 2021

Case of the Month February 2021

Our case of the month for last month is a stunning case which involves a smile transformation using three techniques:1. Lingual Braces2. Tooth whitening using a take home whitening kit 3. Cosmetic bonding We like to call this a Progressive Smile transformation as there is no drilling, no injections, no pain and the process is affordable and easy to maintain. In contrast to porcelain veneers or crowns which require drilling away of healthy tooth enamel to cover the teeth with the ceramic. Granted, this may l… READ MORE


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