Teeth Straightening

Tooth straightening makes your smile more attractive; facilitates easier cleaning resulting in longevity of teeth and restorations by making the bite more stable.

Is this the right treatment for you?

Straighter teeth. Stable bite. Attractive Smile.

Controlled improvements to your smile which  are delivered with either clear aligners or ceramic wire braces (which can also be discreetly hidden behind your teeth.

Good to know

Once the teeth are straight you may want to whiten your teeth. The last step in a beautiful smile: altering the shape or size of certain teeth to create an even more attractive shape.

You're in good hands

With careful planning we straighten your teeth using the most advanced minimally invasive techniques, delivered at your pace with minimal visits to the practice.

Patricia Farrell

Senior Nurse

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Allan Matthews

General Dentist with Special Interest in Teeth Straightening

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Danielle Block


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The procedure
  • First appointment: Information gathering. Assessment, 3D scanning, photos and x-rays to assess your dentition to allow determination of options.
  • Second stage: Report back to you on relevant information from the diagnostic stage and suggest treatment option(s) and expected timeline and investment.
  • Treatment stages: Carry out any initial restorative work and pre-shaping of teeth to allow movement and fit aligners. Following this assessment and moving to the next aligner, usually every 2-4 weeks.
  • Optional: Often a whitening stage is offered with this treatment
  • Restorative phase: Once aligned, the option of minor tweaks or sculpting to individual teeth to enhance the smile still further.
  • Retention and maintenance: Fit retainers and thorough instruction with ongoing monitoring and maintenance.

Before and after

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What our clients say

Great dentist and great experience. Following my recent dental check I had to get some minor work done. Allan Matthews made me feel so comfortable. He explained everything fully and I felt at home and in safe hands.  It was clear that Allan truly cares about his patients. My treatment was carried out to a very high standard and I am delighted with the result. Always excellent service and friendly staff throughout the practice.

Neeraj and his team have been looking after the family and me for 24 years - and while the younger members of the family have now moved to another country they still come to the practice for their dental care. Very caring and careful and proactive in what they do. And they don't rush to an inappropriate conclusion but take time to assess difficult situations - "judicious inactivity". This is important when you only get one shot at something. We trust the practice.

I was visiting  from the US and broke a tooth.I was given Integrated Dentalcare as a referral from my travel insurance company. I saw Christine Morrell, the dentist,  and was very pleased with the service they provided. They saw me the same morning I called and were very professional and friendly. The receptionist was very cordial and welcoming. I would highly recommend this office for any dental needs you might have while in Edinburgh.

People at Integrated Dentalcare were extremely kind and professional. They solved a dental problem I carried on for several years and it was an (almost) painless process.They dealt with my "dentistphobia" and were very understanding.  It is unbelievable how much my quality of life has improved since my first visit a couple of months ago. Been picky, the only thing I don´t like is the warning in the receipts about charging you if you need to cancel at the last minute. Other than that, 10 points out of 10.

Delighted with the friendly and professional treatment I have received.  I can't thank my dentist  Christine enough for the time she has spent on my teeth.  Every stage of treatment explained fully with great understanding of what patient hopes end result will look like. You can tell Christine takes great pride in her work.  Well done!

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Your questions answered

Can all treatments be done in-house?

Your orthodontic treatment will be provided by clinicians under additional specialist support to ensure that every step is carried out carefully with a specific goal in mind. Should the case be more complex and require to be carried out by a specialist it will be referred appropriately with a full report to support the case. Our goal is the best result for you based on a full assessment and listening carefully to your wants and needs.

What options of braces are available?

Invisalign, Inman aligners, Six month smiles, clear aligners, or C-Fast are different concepts used to straighten teeth. Whilst these can address most issues more complex problems may still need wire. These can be metal coloured or even ceramic bracket and wire systems or even braces which are hidden behind the front teeth such as Incognito lingual braces. The more complex problems may need the assistance of a specialist orthodontist. Most of these treatments can be enhanced by virtual monitoring systems.

What is better veneers or teeth straightening?

In the past dentists may have used crowns or veneers on front teeth to achieve a straighter appearance however this involves removing healthy tooth structure and commits you to needing these replaced over time. If your own tooth can be improved and maintained as long as possible this is far superior. Moving teeth is often much quicker and easier than you may expect!

Will I have to visit the practice often?

We work with AI technology which tracks your tooth movements from the comfort of your personal space. This results in less time taken out of your day to visit us. Instead we connect with you at a time that is convenient to you.

How do I eat?

In order to achieve the desired tooth movement, you must wear the aligners for 22-23 hours a day. You therefore remove the aligners to eat or drink. You can pop them in your carry case for safe keeping while you eat. It is a good idea to rinse your mouth or brush before putting them back in again.

I feel like I’m not seeing any changes?

It’s important we monitor the tooth movement as they need space to move. For this purpose we provide a scan box and retractors with every aligner case where you use your own phone to scan your teeth which allows us to track your case from the comfort of your own home and bring you into the clinic if we need to make any adjustments.

I’m concerned I won’t be able to speak with aligners in, is this the case?

Aligners are very discreet and it’s highly unlikely anyone would see anything different while you are wearing them. As for speech, it takes a short period to adapt to wearing an aligner as your tongue needs to learn the right positions to articulate fully but this happens very quickly with a little practice and the feedback we receive is that it’s not been an issue.

I just want my broken tooth fixed, why do I need aligners first?

Often teeth break because of the way they interact, and to repair something without addressing this will only mean a break will happen again within a short period. We are dedicated to providing high quality, long lasting results.

What if I have an event coming up and don’t have time to have aligner treatment?

It may be worth postponing the aligner treatment until after the event, and perhaps having the whitening stage first to have a positive improvement and confidence boost. We cannot rush tooth movement.

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