Six Month Smiles

A WOW experience…

After a lot of online research, I decided to go to Smile Essentials for a consultation about a smile makeover and all I can say about my whole experience is WOW! Even at the free consultation, I was taken aback by the friendly service I received from all members of staff and as I was happy with the suggested course of treatment (whitening, gum contouring and tooth bonding) and I felt it was very good value for money, so I decided to go ahead.

Now that the treatment is all complete, I am absolutely over the moon with the results and it has left me with a smile I am so happy with! However, the main thing that stood out for me was Lina, not just the results she achieved on my teeth, but her warm, friendly and caring manner that puts you at ease at every visit. She works so closely with you throughout to ensure you are going to achieve your desired result and her attention to detail and desire to get everything perfect for you really shines through (which was great coming from a fellow perfectionist!).

This isn’t my routine dental practice but I was made to feel like I had been going there for years and if it wasn’t for the fact that I live 50 minutes away, I would definitely be switching dentists!

Miss A.A, Leicester.

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Everything you need to know about cosmetic braces…

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How many times have you looked at your smile in the mirror when brushing your teeth and wished your teeth were straighter? How many times do you look at a photo and hate your smile or worse of all don’t smile at all! It’s incredible how many people we see at Smile Essential Dental Practice that don’t actually smile because they feel ashamed and embarrassed about their teeth and dislike smiling.

You could spend years hating your teeth and being scared of the dentist when actually dental practices like Smile Essential in Leicester can give you a really wow customer experience and offer you a solution to treat your crooked, wonky or misaligned teeth quickly and effectively.

How does it work?
Cosmetic braces such as ClearSmile still use fixed brackets on the teeth but they are much more cosmetically pleasing as everything is tooth coloured. They also work in the same way as traditional braces – exerting gentle pressure to move your teeth. They act much more quickly than traditional braces because they focus on only moving the teeth visible in your smile line.

How long does it take?
Treatment takes anywhere from 4 to 9 months, but most people complete treatment in just 6 months. With conventional braces the average treatment is between 18 months and 2 years, this is what makes cosmetic braces systems such as ClearSmile and Six Month Smiles such a popular choice for adults. Once you have been in for your consultation the dentist will be able to give you an idea of how long they expect the treatment to take.

How much does it cost and what’s included?
We provide a complete cosmetic brace package this means no surprise costs at a later date! Included with your cosmetic brace package is our dual retention system – without this, your teeth are likely to move back! We also provide FREE tooth whitening to finish your new look.

The investment for straight teeth is 2,700. Many patients choose to take advantage of our flexible finance options.

We offer a range of finance options so you can spread the cost of treatment for peace of mind. Our most popular finance option is our 12 months 0% interest offer. If you would like to repay over a longer amount of time we also offer finance at a competitive 9.9APR from 24 up to 60 months. You can calculate what to borrow and the monthly costs on our handy finance calculator.

Interested in taking the next step at our Leicester dental clinic?

The next step we recommend is for you to come and see us for a complimentary dental consultation. It’s FREE and is just to have a chat with the dentist to discuss your concerns and check the treatment is suitable for you. If you and the dentist are both happy then the next step is to book in for a full orthodontic assessment appointment to start your journey to a healthy, straight and confident smile.

Ready to take the next step? Click here to arrange your FREE no obligation consultation or give us a call on 0116 2891317

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Is it time us Brits straightened up?

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In an episode of the Simpsons, a dentist tries to persuade a young patient (Ralph) into taking better care of his teeth by showing him ‘The Big Book of British Smiles’! Whilst the old American stock joke may have held some truth in a bygone era it certainly isn’t true anymore.

Spending on cosmetic dental treatments is certainly on the increase with spending reaching £1.86bn last year in the UK, according to market research group Mintel.

Celebrities have played a big role in the increase of smile makeovers. We only have to look at the culture of shows such as the X-factor, transforming people into superstars would not be complete without the customary smile makeover.

The favoured choice for improving one’s smile was once veneers but this was deemed by most dentists a little too destructive of otherwise healthy teeth and was financially out of reach for most.

Nowadays if people want to transform their smiles they (and dentists) would prefer to go down a more conservative route and keep their teeth as natural as possible. That’s why we absolutely love the latest advancement in tooth alignment technology – cosmetic braces.

A great smile doesn’t have to be absolute perfection but it does require 3 essential components –

• Healthy
• Straight
• Bright

The benefits of straight teeth aren’t just that your smile will look great. A key benefit to straight teeth is that they are much easier to clean. Straight teeth will help to reduce your risk in developing gum disease often caused by difficulty cleaning due to misaligned teeth.

The type of cosmetic braces we use are strictly for adults. They work by aligning only the teeth visible in your smile.

The cosmetic brace systems we use are:

Fast– You will have straight teeth in about four to nine months with the average treatment time of six months
Discreet– the wires and brackets are white and clear
Affordable– the short treatment time dramatically cuts the cost

Many adults are now realising that fixing their uneven smile is quite straightforward and actually improves the overall health of the mouth. They can have a cosmetically pleasing brace for a short period of time and at half of the cost of conventional orthodontics.

BONUS! We also offer complimentary tooth whitening with all of our cosmetic brace treatments at our Leicester clinic. So you can have straight, healthy and white teeth.

Book your free consultation now…

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Adult braces explained- it’s easier than you think…

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Many people are not happy with how their front teeth look when they smile and it can affect many areas of their life. Most adults are put off wearing braces because they don’t want the metal ‘train tracks’ for a couple of years.

However, with modern advances in orthodontics, there are now many options to straighten your teeth. Cosmetic brace systems such as Clear Smile Brace or Six Month Smiles are a rapid and cosmetic orthodontic system that focuses mainly on correcting the front 10 teeth.

The speed and cosmetically pleasing appearance of these brace systems means it can be an appealing option to give you a great straighter smile and more quickly than conventional brace systems.

Treatment generally takes between 4- 9 months with an average treatment time of around 6 months.

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The easy steps…

Free Cosmetic Consultation

The first step is to come and see us at Smile Essential for a free cosmetic consultation. At your dental appointment, the dentist will take a full history and listen to how you would like to change your smile.
You and the dentist can then plan out your goals of the treatment and result you would want to achieve. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have at this stage. The dentist will check your suitability for cosmetic braces and if suitable recommend you return for a full orthodontic assessment.

Full Orthodontic Consultation

A series of records need to be taken including photos, x-rays and impressions of your teeth. This will enable the dentist to provide you with a virtual set-up of the teeth and how they will look after the treatment. A full treatment plan will be provided along with likely timescales, fees and finance options.

Braces Fitting Appointment

Once you have consented and are happy with the treatment the dentist can get you started on your journey to new straighter teeth. The dentist will begin to bond the brackets to your teeth using a special adhesive. Then hi-tech flexible archwires are attached to the brackets. These wires will generate gentle forces that will start to gradually move your teeth into position.

Full instructions on brace care, diet and oral hygiene will be given. You will be able to ask any questions you have. Then you will book your first adjustment appointment usually about four weeks later.

Brace Adjustment Appointments

The adjustment appointments are usually around 30 minutes every 4 weeks until your teeth are fully aligned. At these appointments, space is created to allow movement and the archwires are replaced to generate appropriate tooth movements.

Once you are happy with the results, impressions are taken to create a custom retainer.

Braces Removal

This is an exciting appointment- the BIG reveal! Your braces are quickly and gently removed with a specially designed instrument. Your teeth are then cleaned and polished to leave a smooth surface. Your retainers are also fitted at this appointment to prevent your teeth from relapsing. Photos and final impressions are taken to record the final result. Full aftercare instructions are given and a retainer review appointment is scheduled. The whole appointment takes about an hour.

You’ll now be able to enjoy your wonderful new smile!

At the moment we are offering free tooth whitening with all cosmetic brace systems. To find out about booking an appointment click here.

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ClearSmile Braces Revolutionising Orthodontics…

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Many people are unhappy with the way their front teeth look and in an era when your photo is being taken more and more it can highlight the problem and increase your anxiety surrounding your teeth and smiling.

If your teeth are misaligned it can seem a pretty daunting task to look at your options. Just 10 years ago options were limited to correcting wonky or uneven teeth by using conventional orthodontics or more drastic cosmetic dental procedures or learning to live with them.

Traditional orthodontics can be very off-putting due to their appearance, time involved and the cost. It’s something that people wish they had done when they were a kid.

That was until Anterior Alignment Orthodontics. Anterior (Anterior means nearer the front) Alignment Orthodontics such as ClearSmile Brace is revolutionising the way people straighten their teeth. Focusing on generally moving the front 10 teeth that are visible when you smile it dramatically reduces the treatment time and the cost involved.

ClearSmile Brace uses clear brackets fixed to the teeth and the wires are covered with a white material, so they are much less visible than traditional metal train track braces.

ClearSmile Brace wires use shape-memory technology meaning they will return to their original shape regardless of how they are bent. This creates gentle forces to move your teeth to the desired position.

Once the orthodontic treatment is completed we use a dual retention system to ensure your teeth stay straight for the rest of your life.

There are many benefits to straighter teeth, of course, the fact they are in better alignment will undoubtedly improve the appearance of your smile. But straighter teeth are also much easier to take care of. If your teeth cross over it is more likely that you will have difficult to reach places which accumulate plaque and in turn, means you are more susceptible to decay or gum disease.

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Benefit from FREE teeth whitening at the end of your treatment by booking a free consultation today call us on 0116 2891317 and take the first step to achieving that great straight smile you desire.

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Dentists offer a wide choice of cosmetic braces at our Leicester clinic


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The dentists at Smile Essential are always seeking to advance their knowledge of dental treatments and dental services. Dr Niket Patel recently went on another cosmetic brace course.

We have been offering the Six Month Smiles brace system for quite some time and now offer other systems such as Quick Straight Teeth and Cfast braces. The dentist will usually have a chat at a free consultation about the improvements you would like to make and if it’s possibly then they would invite you back for a more in-depth consultation and to select the most suitable brace system for yourself.

The cosmetic brace systems we use are:

  • Fast– You will have straight from teeth in about four to nine months.
  • Discreet– the wires and brackets are white and clear.
  • Affordable– the short treatment time dramatically cuts the cost.

Many adults are now realising that fixing their uneven smile is quite straightforward. They can have a cosmetically pleasing brace for a short period of time and at half of the cost of conventional orthodontics. In just a short while you can have a confident smile.

The celebrity choice for smile makeovers.

Cosmetic braces are being used more and more by celebrities nowadays too. Before this the favoured choice seemed to be veneers. Whilst still an option a number of people (dentists included) would prefer to go down the more conservative route and keep your teeth as natural as possible.

With amazing results created in such a short time period, it’s not surprising that cosmetic brace systems such as Cfast has been a choice for celebrities for the perfect smile since its UK launch. Holly Willoughby, Alexandra Burke and Kirk Norcross have all been treated to Cfast braces and could not be happier!!

Finding out your options for improving your smile.

If you would like to find out more about options to improve your smile or the cosmetic brace systems we offer then why not come in for a free consultation. Every month that passes you could be a month closer to a beautiful straight smile.

Book now and you will also receive complimentary tooth whitening!

Book by clicking here or call 0116 2891317

Changing smiles, changing lives

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Changing smiles can mean changing lives. At Smile Essential Dental Practice we probably have one of the best jobs in the world- creating smiles and changing lives!

If you hide your smile in photos or worse avoid photos because you’re not confident in your smile, then this could be affecting you everyday of your life!

We would love to help give you a solution so you can smile confidently and ultimately change your life.

Take the first step today by giving our friendly team a call and start your journey to a happy, smiley future- 0116 2891317 or drop us a message