Over the Moon! Our Smile of the Month for October


Smile of Month Oct

Meet Fiona… our new Smile of the Month. Quite a transformation, I think you’ll agree!

It was the gaps in her teeth that Fiona didn’t like very much. These were making her very self conscious and wanted something doing ASAP when we met her at Cleveland Orthodontics.

Read on to learn more about Fiona’s treatment…

About Fiona’s treatment

Fiona’s treatment lasted only 15 months from start to finish.

A number of different brace types were available for Fiona to consider, including white braces, Damon braces and Invisalign. After a detailed discussion with her specialist orthodontist, Fiona decided to choose upper and lower fixed metal braces.

Gappy teeth are corrected by using an stretchy elastic type of thread called “power chain” which gently pulls the teeth together over several vsists.

(Veneers or crowns would not have been a good option as they would have made the teeth look very wide.)


It will be very important for Fiona to wear her removable retainers on a long term basis so that the gaps do not re-appear. There is also an option of having a fixed retainers glued behind the teeth just to make sure!

You can read more about retainers and why we use them.

Here is what Fiona had to say about the treatment we provided

“I am over the moon with my new teeth. They look better than I could ever have imagined and the whole process was made even better by the friendly and professional team at Cleveland Orthodontics. Everyone has commented on how great my teeth look and have noticed I am now smiling all the time. My boyfriend, who has only known me with braces on, said the other day that I have a smile that lights up the room. So yes I am extremely happy with my new smile.”

Take a look at our previous Smile of the Month winners :  July

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.