Dr Barry Holmes BDS MSc MFDS RCS (Eng)
Based at Parkway Dental Clinic in Swansea and Holmes Dental Care in Cardiff, Dr Holmes offers a comprehensive range of cosmetic dental treatments. He understands the level of trust placed in him by referring dentists and has worked hard to forge excellent working relationships with every clinician who refers to him. He promises to provide every patient with a bespoke service and exceptional standards of care and attention.
Recent advancements in technology have made teeth straightening a truly viable option for adults – so if you’ve always felt that you missed an opportunity to have orthodontic treatment as a child or teenager, you can rest assured that it’s never too late to achieve a perfectly straight smile. Adult orthodontics offer teeth straightening solutions that are fast and visually subtle, allowing patients to undergo treatment without it impacting on their work or lifestyle.
Six Month Smiles needs little introduction – the fixed brace system really can straighten teeth in around six months, reducing the treatment time of conventional braces by up to two and a half years. Targeted for the front teeth, Six Month Smiles is not only a convenient option for speed; its technology extends to aesthetics too, with tooth coloured braces and wires. These exert a continuous force on the teeth, gently moving them into position.
The Inman Aligner is a removable brace designed to align the front teeth quickly and safely. Typically, treatments can be completed in 6-18 weeks, so it’s an excellent solution for anyone who needs their teeth straightening prior to further cosmetic work, such as veneers or bonding.
The ClearSmile system involves wearing a series of clear aligners that enable the straightening of tilted, crooked or rotated front teeth. They’re almost invisible while you’re wearing them, and you can remove them for eating and cleaning – making this a great option for anyone whose lifestyle wouldn’t permit them to wear fixed braces. Treatment usually lasts between six and 24 months.
“I have been very pleased with the result of the Six Month Smiles programme, which ended up being a much quicker process than originally estimated. The staff at the practice have been very helpful with arranging the appointments to accommodate my work commitments and Dr Holmes has provided me with an excellent service, taking time to answer my questions on every occasion.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Unless you require extensive orthodontic work, the chances are that cosmetic adult braces will be suitable for you – and the good news is there is no upper age limit for receiving cosmetic orthodontic treatment.
As well as being fast working and very discreet, cosmetic adult braces can benefit your oral health too – because the straighter your teeth are, the less likely they are to become vulnerable to damage and decay.
In many cases, yes it is possible to move teeth even if they already have crowns. Dr Holmes will be able to confirm during the consultation phase if this is an option for you.