Dr Downie provides a variety of orthodontic options, from fixed braces (using wires) or clear aligners (clear trays).
To begin your journey, you would require a 30- minute initial consultation first, in which you would have orthodontic photos taken, and a digital scan of your teeth. This is sent to the laboratory who send back a plan and digital mock up of your desired teeth showcasing the final result. The initial consultation is £150.
Clearsmile braces are a simple, gentle, minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that corrects alignment issues with the top and bottom front six teeth, and can level and round out the arches, thus satisfying the needs of the vast majority of adult patients who seek orthodontic treatment.
Clearsmile brace takes less time than conventional orthodontics because it focuses only on the “social six” - the front teeth that most influence the smile. The process is further enhanced with the use of special nickel-titanium wires, which exert gentle pressure to force movement in the teeth.
C Fast Smile Tru
Another Fantastic system Dr Downie uses is C Fast.
C Fast SmileTRU is a series of removable clear aligners for those patients who cannot, or choose not to wear a fixed appliance.
Each positioner is designed to fit over the teeth and apply gentle forces to gradually move the teeth. Each aligner is worn for 22 hours a day for 2 weeks. After this time, the aligner should feel passive and you can then move onto the next positioner that has further movements built in. This step by step approach ensures that you are only applying gentle forces to the teeth which is both good orthodontic practice and minimises any discomfort when wearing the positioner.
Adults are increasingly seeking a confident smile yet are not always willing to wear wire and brackets. As SmileTRU is virtually invisible when worn, adults can have their teeth straightened without anybody else knowing. The positioners are also removable for eating, public speaking or that Friday night date. Clear aligners offer minimal discomfort and impact on your daily routine compared with traditional Orthodontic treatment.
C Fast also provides bonded bracket braces, should you prefer this method.
Cfast labial is an innovative cosmetic orthodontic procedure that straightens the front teeth, producing aesthetic results in as few as 8 weeks at an affordable price for you.
By using aesthetically pleasing clear brackets and tooth-colored nickel-titanium wires placed on the front surface of the teeth, unlike many clear aligner systems, the movement is more predictable and is typically completed faster with the average treatment time being just 5 months.