“How I got my smile in only 12 months”


This is Yasser, who came to Cleveland Orthodontics to have his smile fixed. One year later, it was “MISSION COMPLETE” !

Here are his “before” and “after” photos…and you can read what we did for each of his visits.

STEP-BY-STEP : HOW IT HAPPENED (click on highlighted text to learn more)

Visit 1

Orthodontic treatment planned in detail : x-rays, photographs and impressions taken. It was decided that Yasser did not need any teeth taken out. All aspects of the planned treatment discussed with Yasser.

Visit 2

Metal braces (with colours) fitted. Read more about how braces are fitted. This took us about 45 minutes. Advice given on how to keep braces clean and healthy.

Visit 3-8

Brace “tightened” gradually to bring teeth into line. Read more about how braces are tightened and how the wires in braces work. One visit included repairing a breakage. Overall Yasser had only one breakage and took good care of his brace, having followed the advice that we had given for brace care.

Visit 9

Teeth straight at last! Final check to ensure that Yasser was happy with the result.

Visit 10

Braces taken off and impressions/ photographs taken.

Visit 11

Retainers fitted and advice given so that Yasser’s teeth can stay straight for years to come. Read why retainers are so important.

About Cleveland Orthodontics

Our specialist-led practice has been established since 1996 and provides brace treatment to people of all ages from across the North East and Teesside, including Middlesbrough, Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees, Billingham and Redcar.

We offer NHS orthodontic treatment for children and a range of modern white and “invisible” braces for adults of all ages such as Invisalign. FREE consultations are available… you can either telephone for an appointment on 01642 243 020 or book through our website.