We have various options at the Maltings for straightening teeth, including Invisalign, Six Month Smile and Inman Aligner.
Six Month Smiles
The Maltings Dental Practice are the first in the area to offer Six Month Smiles.
Virtually invisible braces straighten teeth more quickly than traditional braces
In the Grantham, Lincolnshire area adults looking to straighten their teeth can now get the smile
they have always wanted – in just six months – through a cosmetic-braces system available at the Maltings Dental Practice.
The Maltings Dental Practice, is the Grantham area’s first practice to offer the Six Month
Smiles System, designed specifically for adults who have crooked, crowded or spaced teeth – without major bite issues.
The technique offers tremendous advantages over traditional metal braces.
• Unlike the traditional braces people must often wear for two to four years, this procedure
straightens teeth in an average of just six months and uses low forces to gently move
teeth more comfortably.
• The Six Month Smiles System utilizes specialized clear brackets and tooth-colored wires – making them virtually invisible.
• The procedure requires fewer dentist visits and is typically less expensive than traditional
In addition, the Six Month Smiles System can result in healthier gums, since straight teeth are easier to clean than crooked teeth.
"For the first time in Grantham, the word ‘braces’ no longer has to strike fear among adults who want to straighten their teeth," said Mr Fawad Ashraf, of the Maltings Dental Practice.
"They can now get the radiant smile they’ve always dreamed of, without waiting for years. Six Month Smiles braces are virtually invisible, and straighten teeth much more quickly and more comfortably than traditional braces."
Mr Ashraf stressed the medical benefits of proper dental care, which helps fight against tooth wear and gum disease. Healthy teeth also encourage proper nutrition by enabling people to eat a variety of foods, help boost self-esteem and can reduce headaches and joint pain. He encouraged people to schedule a consultation with the Maltings Dental Practice to see if Six Month Smiles is
a good option for them.
People interested in learning more about the treatment can contact the Maltings Dental
Practice on 01476 563181.
Until now, the alternatives to straighten front teeth involved either long and expensive orthodontic treatments or destructive and expensive restorative treatments such as veneers or crowns. Even ultrathin veneers involve heavy reduction of natural teeth when used to align crowding or protrusion.
But with the arrival of the Inman Aligner, all that has changed.
The Inman Aligner is a cost-effective removable orthodontic appliance and is a clear plastic retainer with two spring loaded aligning bars that fit easily over the front four teeth. Unlike a regular brace, the Inman Aligner provides a constant gentle pressure on the teeth, easing them back into place far more quickly. Surprisingly, this gentle pressure is the quickest way to move teeth but it also makes treatment very safe and kind to teeth.
People love the speed of treatment and it’s changing the face of dentistry as we know it. The average treatment time is only 4-16 weeks and now with concerns over the economy it’s a more justifiable expense.
Only certified Inman Aligner dentists can provide them. Mr Fawad Ashraf of The Maltings Dental Practice has achieved this certification and provides Inman Aligners, here in Grantham.
Mr Fawad Ashraf; “The Inman Aligner is the greatest innovation in dentistry of recent years. It’s fast, affordable and kind to teeth. It really is the best way to straighten crowded front teeth.”
Case study / Patient testimonial
‘I began to become very conscious of my upper tooth moving back, so much so that I would avoid smiling. I was considering a veneer until Mr Ashraf suggested the Inman Aligner.
After wearing the aligner for 4weeks, I began to notice a difference and could visibly tell the tooth was moving to its original place. My treatment is now complete and I am so pleased with perfect smile that has been achieved. The whole procedure was pain free and quick and I would have no hesitation in recommending this treatment and the excellent service that Mr Ashraf provides.’
The Inman Aligner is priced from £1,750.
Invisalign is the clear alternative to braces. At the practice we offer the full range of Invisalign treatments.
It is a bespoke treatment plan to straighten your smile using a series of clear aligners. You are able to see the movement of your teeth before treatment by a 3D Image, exclusive to Invisalign.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisable removable aligners that are custom made specifically for your teeth. You replace your aligner every two weeks gradually moving the teeth into the desired position.
Comfortable, clear and removable! Invisalign transforms your smile without disrupting your life.
Invisalign is priced from £3000
Contact the Maltings Dental Practice for an appointment and we will be able to tell you everything you need to know about Invisalign or the alternative systems on offer In the meantime, here’s a little bit of information:
• You will have an initial consultation where we will answer your questions and have a look at your teeth.
• We will take impressions of your mouth, some photographs and x-rays, so that a diagnosis can be carried out.
• At your next appointment, we will discuss your treatment options with you. If you’re happy to proceed, your practitioner will proceed to the next stage of your treatment.
• Treatment is supplied in stages and are designed to gently align your teeth in incremental stages, so you will need to come back and see us every six to eight weeks so we can monitor your progress.
For further information or to book an appointment please contact the Maltings Dental Practice on 01476 563181.
"I waited until I was 50 to have straight teeth.
How I wish it could have been achieved years ago.
The best thing I have achieved in my life for years is having my teeth straightened.
Mr Ashraf was very patient and supportive during the treatment. I didn’t think he would get the teeth moving so quickly. He was always available when I had questions or needed advice.
The results were so good, one of my friends is now also receiving treatment."
"I spoke to Dr Ashraf on a very open and friendly basis regarding straightening and whitening my upper front teeth. I had lived with these for many years and I thought now was the time to see if they could be brought into line. He was very honest and explained the procedure very well indeed.
I was given an Inman Aligner (removable brace) and was told the procedure would take approx. 6 months. Everything he said was do-able and became evident as my teeth moved gradually into place.
I used Whitener given by Mr Ashraf after the treatment and this has really brightened up my smile. His nurse was fantastic and caring. The Aligner was a little uncomfortable to begin with but I soon got used to it.
I would recommend Mr Ashraf without hesitation"
Before I hated smiling, then I had six months smiles and within less than a year my teeth were straight. Since then I can't stop smiling. The treatment was explained clearly to me and any questions I had were answered. I couldn't be happier with the results and would definitely recommend it to others.
Mr Ashraf and Six Month Smiles changed my life. Now I'm always smiling - I can't stop smiling.
A lot of people say my smile is fabulous - I think my friends are jealous.
Mr Fawad Ashraf BDS Manc Eng, 2005, GDC85289
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