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Focus on Invisalign Clear Braces for Teeth Straightening

Invisalign has become one of the most popular teeth straightening services at FHDC. Our practice owner and principal dentist Dr Precious, talks about why she enjoys providing this service…

” I first qualified as a dentist from Leeds University 20 years ago in 1998. This was the year after the film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery was released. If you’re a few years younger than I am, this is Austin…


Whilst the character was only the talented Mike Myers wearing prosthetic teeth, around the world us Brits were generally thought of as having frankly awful, wonky, stained teeth, just like Austin.

Possibly (and perhaps unfairly) this has been blamed on NHS dentistry over the years and the general belief by many people that their NHS dentist was solely responsible for their teeth, including not just their health, but also their appearance too. I worked in NHS dentistry for many years and whilst I am proud of the dentistry I provided and the many people I kept ‘dentally healthy’, it was clear that I couldn’t offer what people really wanted aesthetically under an NHS contract.

Fortunately attitudes are changing.

Since 2005 when I took over ownership of FHDC I have been building it with my team into the private practice that it is today. Not only do we still keep our patients dentally healthy with general dentistry and dental hygiene, we also provide the cosmetic dentistry services that people want nowadays. No longer do people accept that they have to live with ‘Austin’s teeth’ and we regular accept new patients who are seeking a solution for their problematic smile.

Our cosmetic services including Teeth Whitening, Dental Implants, Dental Veneers, Gap Closure and White Spot Treatment. All have become popular over the years. It is the introduction of Short-Term Orthodontic teeth straightening (or Short-Term Ortho) that has brought some life changing dentistry over recent years.

We offer three teeth straightening services at FHDC. Six Month Smiles, Quick Straight Teeth and Invisalign. The first two systems utilises braces that are fixed to the teeth, the latter, Invisalign utilises a clear brace system.


Here we have before and after treatment photographs for what can be achieved by teeth straightening at Far Headingley Dental Care. The images speak for themselves…

Before and after photographs of teeth straightening

What I like about Invisalign is that unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners are clear so it is virtually impossible for someone to know that you are wearing them. You can also remove them for eating and cleaning & flossing your teeth.

Treatment is a lot quicker than traditional orthodontics because the focus is on aligning your front teeth. Results can often be achieved in 6-9 months, instead of several years.

For more information on the process, please refer to our Invisalign page. Alternatively send me a message via our Contact Page or call our reception team during opening hours on 0113 275 1323 to arrange a consultation.

We look forward to meeting you and discussing how I can improve your smile with Invisalign”.

Purvi Precious
FHDC’s Principal Dentist
BChD, Leeds (1998), GDC 75353

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