Dentists in Derby, Derbyshire 44 Main Street, Etwall, Derby, Derbyshire DE65 6LP
Etwall Dental Practice offers patients different lingual brace systems to address specific complaints. One such modern orthodontic treatment is Secret Smiles™ which consists of brackets fitted at the back of the teeth to provide a discreet straightening procedure.
Secret Smiles™ system utilises small brackets which are fitted lingually or at the back side of your teeth. As a result, the braces can offer a more comfortable and hidden treatment than the bulky metal brace system.
Secret Smiles™ lingual braces are focussed on straightening your front teeth, without adjusting your back teeth or correcting bite. This design is aimed at providing you with a cosmetically enhanced smile in a shorter duration.
Secret Smiles™ braces are suitable for patients looking for short-term orthodontics to straighten the front six teeth. This system can address mild crowding of the front teeth, gum line misalignment, gaps between teeth, and correct crooked, protruding, or flared teeth.
The Secret Smiles™ braces apply gentle pressure to move and guide the teeth into the desired position.
The brackets are lingually fitted to the tongue side of the teeth. As they are hidden by your teeth, they are virtually invisible and can provide a discreet treatment. This feature makes it a popular choice for people who enjoy a busy social life or are frequently in a direct customer-facing environment.
Sugary drinks and hard or crunchy food can damage the brace and should be avoided.
Secret Smiles™ are aesthetic braces, specifically designed to provide cosmetic enhancements to your smile without repositioning the bite. This enables a shorter treatment time compared to full orthodontic therapy.
Over time, your teeth may naturally move back to their pre-treatment position. A retainer can help to prevent this orthodontic relapse.
At an initial consultation, our practitioners at Etwall Dental Practice will assess your teeth and oral conditions. If you are a suitable candidate, our team will take x-rays and photographs. An oral impression will also be made to fabricate your bespoke Secret SmilesTM braces.
In the follow-up appointment, the braces will be bonded to your teeth. Subsequent adjustment sessions will be scheduled every four to six weeks. The treatment duration depends on the severity of the case and can be discussed during your initial consultation.
After your teeth have been aligned and straightened, the braces will be detached by your orthodontist. Retainers will be provided to prevent the teeth from relapsing to their previous position.
All orthodontic packages include FREE end of treatment fixed and removable retainers, take home teeth whitening and enamel contouring.
Following the governments most recent announcement on Saturday 31st October 2020 of second national lockdown, we would like to reassure all of our patients that we shall continue to REMAIN OPEN and we endeavour to look after your oral health.
Since our initial opening on 8th June, following the first lockdown, we have implemented strict measures by enhancing our infection control standards to ensure we can continue to practice in a COVID SECURE way for our staff and patients. We now know a lot more about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and we shall ensure this is revised when any new information is presented so that we can continue to work safely and protect our NHS where possible. As we are a medical facility, all staff will continue to wear PPE and we encourage all patients to adhere to the measures in place on visiting the practice.
We have made it our upmost priority to keep all of our patients and staff safe throughout these challenging times. If you are required to self-isolate or have any Coronavirus symptoms please follow the government guidelines and we would be happy to rearrange your appointment to a suitable alternative.
Can we remind all patients that face masks are mandatory on entering Etwall Dental Practice and your temperature shall be measured by a member of staff at the door.
We hope you and your families stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Etwall Dental Team