Bamboo Teeth Straightening

Teeth Straightening in Cardiff

Cosmetic teeth straightening is a truly life-changing option for many patients, and these days it doesn’t have to involve old-school braces or lengthy treatment times. Our expert dentists help you choose from a tooth-coloured fixed brace for maximum efficiency or nearly invisible aligners for ultimate flexibility.

What are your options for straightening in Cardiff?

We are one of the most experienced Six Month Smiles providers in the world and within the top 1% of Invisalign providers in Europe, Middle East and Africa. These two options cover everything when it comes to cosmetic teeth straightening.

Everything you need to know about Teeth Straightening

Teeth straightening covers a range of orthodontic procedures that try to correct teeth and jaw alignment to lead to better teeth, smile and bite.

Straightening procedures have grown in popularity particularly over the past five or so years. The introduction of better technologies, like Invisalign and Six Month Smiles have made straightening more desirable, especially for those who only thought of straightening as very old metal braces from the 90s. Modern clear aligners and tooth coloured fixed braces are much less visible and more comfortable than devices of old.

While the aesthetic benefits of a straighter smile are obvious, it can also:
– improve self-confidence and self-esteem
– make oral hygiene easier as teeth can be easier to clean
– reduce risk of further teeth complications including injury
– improve speech function in some cases
– lessen strain and wear and tear on the jaw and teeth

While the benefits are easy to understand, teeth straightening does come with some mild discomfort, and treatment averages out at six months. So it’s not a ‘quick fix’. It also requires good brushing and oral health and you may want to avoid certain foods while straightening devices are fitted to reduce any issues. Some patients experience slight tooth sensitivity and gum soreness at the start of treatment. This usually settles quickly, but we’re always on hand for advice over the phone or face to face.

Teeth straightening is a safe procedure but it should always be done by an experienced Cosmetic Dentist or orthodontist. Our expert team has performed thousands of straightening procedures for patients all over Cardiff – see our Smile Guide for some happy before & after photos.

A word about safety and ‘DIY’ kits

‘DIY’ and ‘at-home’ straightening kits can appear convenient, but straightening should always be carried out under the supervision of a dental professional.

Though a relatively straightforward procedure, all treatments, including straightening carry a risk if not properly planned at the start. Things can go wrong if x-rays are not taken and consideration is not given to the general heath of your teeth, gums and jaws.

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How much does it cost to get your teeth straightened in the UK?

Depending on how which straightening procedure you choose, teeth straightening can cost as little as £1595. We offer payment plans to make this more affordable and convenient for you.

Is it worth getting teeth straightened?

There are multiple benefits to getting teeth straightened, from improved self confidence, better oral health, improved speech function, and less wear and tear on your teeth and jaw. While the procedure takes a litle time, the results can be staggering.

Is 30 too old for braces?

There is no such thing as ‘too old’ for getting braces or having teeth straightened. So long as your teeth and gums are healthy and you have a desire to straighten your teeth then that’s all is needed. Our youngest patients are 16 and our oldest was is 83 years old. Getting your teeth straightened is a personal decision but the results can be life-changing.

What age is best to straighten teeth?

There is no such thing as ‘too old’ for getting braces or having teeth straightened. So long as your teeth and gums are healthy and you have a desire to straighten your teeth then that’s all is needed. Our youngest patients are 16 and our oldest was is 83 years old. Getting your teeth straightened is a personal decision but the results can be life-changing.

Is it worth getting braces at 40?

There is no such thing as ‘too old’ for getting braces or having teeth straightened. So long as your teeth and gums are healthy and you have a desire to straighten your teeth then that’s all is needed. Our youngest patients are 16 and our oldest was is 83 years old. Getting your teeth straightened is a personal decision but the results can be life-changing.

I want to have braces fitted, but I'm worried about ugly wires and having a mouthful of metal! Can you offer me an alternative?

Train tracks are thankfully a thing of the past and it’s easier than ever to find subtle but effective ways to get the smile you’ve always wanted. Bamboo Dental can offer you a range of cost-effective orthodontic treatments which include Invisalign clear aligners and Six Month Smiles. If you want our dentists to explain how we can help you get a straighter smile, give us a call on 029 2056 9769 to arrange a free* consultation.

How long do I have to wear braces for?

Contrary to traditional braces, our Six Month Smiles braces treatment is known for the speed at which it can straighten patients’ teeth. Our patients usually get their new straight smile in just 6 months time. Sometimes less and sometimes a little more, depending on each individual.

Which is better... fixed braces or removable aligners?

Sometimes only one is suitable for patients. For most people, it really is a personal preference. Some prefer having them fixed and forgetting about them while they do their magic whereas others prefer to have the option of removing the aligners for special occasions. In the end, they will both do the same and give you a perfect straight smile.

Who is suitable for Teeth Straightening?

Our short-term orthodontic cosmetic treatments are perfect for adults (18+) looking to straighten their teeth. If you are concerned with the way your teeth look, have crooked, crowded or gappy teeth, then our treatments may be for you. If you have problems with your bite (i.e. how your teeth bite together at the back), then these treatments may not be suitable for you.

How long does Teeth Straightening take?

Treatment times will vary between patients. But both treatments are known for the speed at which they can straighten your smile. Our Six Month Smiles fixed brace takes on average six months, sometimes four months and sometimes eight in more complicated cases.

What is the Teeth Straightening process?

Your journey is followed by fully trained cosmetic dentists who do these treatments day in, day out. Once we have seen you for a consultation, and advised that you are suitable, you will be given a treatment plan(s). Once you go ahead and your treatment is fitted, you will then come in to see us every four weeks for a review to ensure everything is going well and for any adjustments. All your appointments will be booked in the diary from the start.

Does Teeth Straightening hurt?

Teeth straightening using braces or aligners can cause some discomfort over the first 3-4 days. This is normal as the teeth are starting to move, but any discomfort should ease after that.

Do I have to have teeth taken out for straightening?

Generally, teeth straightening will not include removal of teeth. Our treatments are solely focused around making improvements to the teeth you show when you smile. As a result, if we are not moving the back molar teeth around then we are not making any significant functional changes. Because we are not making functional changes, we don’t need to move teeth far and take them out. Great news!

Six Month Smiles

A tooth coloured fixed brace system where the teeth you show when you smile are straightened within 6 months.

Invisalign

The world’s most ‘invisible’ teeth straightening system, which involves wearing a series of removable clear aligners to straighten the teeth.

Cardiff Teeth Straightening Treatment Options

Getting your teeth straightened can depend on the specific procedure you choose, but we’ll work with you every step of the way to ensure it’s convenient, safe, and done with an enormous amount of care. Typically, the treatment journey will look a little something like this:

Your initial consultation
After being welcomed by the reception and nursing team, our Cosmetic Dentists will get to know you a little before examining your teeth and jaws, possibly taking x-rays, photographs and a 3D digital scan to build up a picture of your current teeth. They’ll discuss with you your expectations, and outline the available options, talking about the pro’s and con’s of each option. This will form a treatment plan which includes the type of procedure recommended, an explanation of how long this will take, and how many appointments will likely be required. It’s your chance to ask as many questions as you need

Application of straightening device
Once the treatment plan is agreed upon, you will have an appointment for your chosen orthodontic appliance to be fitted. If you are getting Six Month Smiles, this is when the brackets will be bonded to your teeth and wires placed. If you are getting clear aligners, you’ll have your composite attachments placed and receive enough Invisalign aligners to get you through to your next appointment. You will have a whole bunch of instructions and tips on how to live with your straightening treatment before you leave the appointment.

Ongoing adjustment and progress monitoring
Depending on your treatment, you’ll meet with us every 4-8 weeks to monitor progress, and possibly switch to a new set of aligners depending on your progress and how your teeth are moving. During this time, it’s crucial to maintain excellent oral hygiene by brushing and flossing, as well as avoiding certain foods and drinks – we’ll advise you on these don’t worry. Your Six Month Smiles brace will need adjusting and monitoring on average every 4 weeks.

Removal of straightening device
Once your cosmetic dentist determines that your teeth have moved into the desired positions and also that you are happy with the tooth positions your braces will be removed, or you will finish your final set of aligners. This is usually a cause for celebration as you get to see your new, straight smile!

It’s at this point once you’re happy, that we place your fixed retainer and also scan your teeth for the removable retainers. You will then come back to receive your whitening gels from our hygienists before seeing your cosmetic dentist again for any agreed post alignment composite bonding etc.

Follow up and aftercare
After your aligners or brace have been removed, it’s important to have a follow up appointment with your cosmetic dentist to ensure your teeth are healthy and their position is stable. We’ll recommend ways to keep your teeth and retainers clean and healthy, to ensure the best possible outcome for your smile.

Teeth straightening may seem like a daunting procedure, but with patience and the right cosmetic dentist and patient relationship, the results are often life-changing.

I Love My Smile And Feel So Confident!

Marysia’s Straightening Story

“I had the Six Month Smiles treatment as I had braces when I was younger but regretted not using my retainer. I can’t thank Sam enough for his patience in working to achieve the natural smile I wanted. Wish I’d done it sooner!”

Marysia, 18-34

Why Choose Bamboo Dental In Cardiff for Your Teeth Straightening?

There are an array of options for getting your teeth straightened, and understanding the pros and cons of each procedure can be confusing.

At Bamboo, we work around our patients, not the other way around. So we’re here to help and support you choose the most effective option for your teeth. We’re founded on the premise that everyone should have the opportunity to show pride in their smile!

That’s why we’re open six days a week, offer affordable payment plans, and try to remove any barrier to treatment for our patients. This has made us Cardiff’s most chosen, most trusted, and most awarded provider of teeth straightening, with 1000+ TrustPilot reviews. Our treatments are driven by what our patients want and then delivered by our expert cosmetic dentists according to top-notch leading edge principles of dental science.

Don’t just take our word for it, read the comments from our patients below. We’re happy when our customers are smiling.

Thousands Of Happy Patients

We’ve created countless new smiles in Wales and beyond with teeth straightening in Cardiff and we’re ready to transform your smile next too. Take a look through some of the kind words our patients have shared about us.

How Much Does Teeth Straightening Cost?

Professional teeth straightening can be more affordable than you think, with 0% repayment plans available. For a full list of pricing for all treatments, plus financing options and a repayment calculator, pop to our prices page.

Teeth Straightening Six Month Smiles Invisalign
Average time to see results
Treatment info
Price indication
Additional info
6 months average

Sometimes it can take 4-5 months and sometimes it can take 8 months depending on the individual.

A tooth-coloured fixed brace system where the teeth you show when you smile are straightened within 6 months.

£1,950 for one arch.

£2,950 for two arches.

Free take away professional whitening.

Free fixed & removable retainers.

Minimal edge smoothing (if the dentist feels it is clinically necessary.

Express - up to 3 months

Lite – 4-6 months

Full – 6 months +

The world’s most ‘invisible’ teeth straightening system, which involves wearing a series of removable clear aligners to straighten the teeth.

The Express package is up to 7 aligners, Lite package is up to 14 aligners and the Full package is for more complex cases.

Express is £1,595 for one arch or £2,395 for two arches.

Lite is £2,625 for one arch or £3,360 for two arches.

Full is £4,147 for both arches.

Free take away professional whitening.

Free fixed & removable retainers.

Minimal edge smoothing (if the dentist feels it is clinically necessary.

Our Most Current Bamboo Teeth Straightening Smiles

These are the four most current Smiles that have benefitted from Bamboo Teeth Straightening, from our Smile Gallery.

Before Image After Image

I absolutely love my teeth now!

Name Jody
Age 18-34

I decided to have treatment as I wasn’t happy with how my teeth had moved since having braces as a young child. Definitely worth it! It has made such a difference to my smile and my confidence.

Teeth Whitening, Composite Bonding, Teeth Straightening
Before Image After Image

I love my smile and feel so confident!

Name Marysia
Age 18-34

I had the Six Month Smiles treatment as I had braces when I was younger but regretted not using my retainer. I can’t thank Sam enough for his patience in working to achieve the natural smile I wanted. Wish I’d done it sooner!

Teeth Whitening, Composite Bonding, Teeth Straightening
Before Image After Image

Wish I had done it sooner!

Name Samantha
Age 18-34

I wanted straighter, whiter teeth. I hated smiling with my teeth and was always self-conscious, especially the front 2 teeth as they crossed over. I really wish I had it done a lot sooner. I feel so much happier now.

Teeth Whitening, Teeth Straightening
Before Image After Image

10/10 – Would recommend! Thank you!

Name Natalie
Age 18-34

My teeth kept getting misaligned with age. I love the results. Especially because they are so natural.

Teeth Whitening, Teeth Straightening

‘The gap’ was a big problem for John.

Name John Age 18-35

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‘The gap’ was a big problem for John.

Name John Age 18-35

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‘The gap’ was a big problem for John.

Name John Age 18-35

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‘The gap’ was a big problem for John.

Name John Age 18-35

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Our Teeth Straightening experts, based here in Cardiff

Our dentists have collectively dozens of years experience providing teeth straightening to hundreds of happy patients. As a team of expert cosmetic dentists, we’ve come across all manner of teeth, so we’re experienced enough to be able to make the process quick, comfortable and cost-effective. We can guarantee that you’ll leave our surgery feeling smile high.

Find out more about our dental team below.

Dr. Oliver Spencer Associate Dentist

GDC Number 79368

Qualification BDS University of Liverpool, 2001, United Kingdom.

Bio I qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2001 and joined Bamboo in 2016.

I’m very passionate about doing cosmetic treatments that provide the biggest improvements to your smiles, especially short-term orthodontics such as Invisalign and Six Month Smiles as well as veneers.

I love seeing the transformations we’ve done over the years.

Dr Oliver Spencer Cosmetic Dentist

Getting to our Cardiff City Centre Teeth Straightening Clinic

Start Your Journey To Straighter Teeth Today.

If you’re looking to speak to one of our friendly team about your options, or are ready to have your teeth straightened, get in touch with us via your preferred method below to arrange a consultation.

+44 (0) 29 2056 9769 | [email protected] | WhatsApp

Opening Hours.

Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Bamboo Cosmetic Dentistry, 28 Cowbridge Road West, Cardiff, CF5 5BS.