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Because no two smiles are the same: discover a wide range of teeth straightening systems at Holmes Dental Care


Teeth straightening that fits around your lifestyle

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 braces as a child or teenager, you can rest assured that it’s never too late to achieve a perfectly straight smile. Today’s cosmetic solutions are fast and visually subtle, allowing our Whitchurch, Cardiff and South Wales patients to undergo teeth straightening without it impacting on their work or lifestyle. When you book a consultation at Holmes Dental Care, we’ll talk you through all the options available to you, and draw up an easy-to-understand treatment plan that includes details of pricing and 0% finance.



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Orthodontics : clear brace

The fast fix: Six Month Smiles

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 the desired position. To find out if Six Month Smiles is suitable for you, book a consultation at Holmes Dental Care today. Look at and read about Dr Barry Holmes’ use of Six Month Smiles.


The removable appliance: Inman Aligner

A removable appliance, the Inman Aligner is designed to straighten 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 fast, prior to further cosmetic work, such as veneers or bonding. Because it is removable, you can eat and clean your teeth easily and conveniently, reducing the risk of hygiene problems that fixed braces can cause. Book a consultation at Holmes Dental Care to find out if Inman Aligner is right for your needs.

Inman Aligner - orthodontics at Holmes Dental Care
Dental mirror reflecting traditional brace

The covert brace: Secret Smile

Designed to straighten the front six-to-eight teeth (rather than your bite), Secret Smile braces are fitted to the back of the teeth and can move them into the desired position in as few as six weeks. Similar to train tracks, but completely invisible, Secret Smiles brackets are custom-made using your digital dental impressions and photographs. The high-tech nature of the Secret Smile system makes the braces comfortable and easy to adapt to. Consult Holmes Dental Care today to find out if Secret Smile is right for you.


The best-of-both-words brace: Simply Smile

Combining clear ceramic brackets with white wires, Simply Smile braces offer all the reliability of fixed braces with amazing aesthetics and lightweight materials. As well as being discreet, Simply Smile braces are extremely tough, making them ideal for more complex teeth straightening cases. And because they focus on the front ‘smiling’ teeth, treatment is much faster than traditional brace systems – generally around 6-12. Also, Simply Smile offers all the same features as traditional metal braces, and so can treat all teeth. To find out if Simply Smile is right for you, book your orthodontic consultation at Holmes Dental Care today.

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Orthodontic brace in smiling mouth

The traditional approach: conventional braces

When your teeth-straightening concerns go beyond the purely cosmetic, your dentist may recommend traditional fixed braces, which are often the best solution if you have a problem with your bite (the way your upper and lower teeth come together). Fixed braces are both cost-effective and reliable, using time-honoured techniques to move teeth efficiently and predictably, and treating the widest possible range of dental problems. As well as treating adults with fixed braces here in Whitchurch, we also recommend this course of treatment for teenagers. As with any teeth-straightening solution, the first step is to come to Holmes Dental Care for an orthodontic consultation.



How do I know which brace system is right for me?

Simply book an orthodontic consultation at Holmes Dental Care and we’ll quickly be able to establish which system will be most suitable for you. We’ll also talk you through what to expect from your teeth straightening in Whitchurch, and payment options such as 0% finance.

Will I need to have teeth extracted?

Thanks to our high-tech treatments, in the majority of cases you won’t need to have any teeth extracted – we always take the most minimally invasive option at Holmes Dental Care. In the unlikely event that an extraction is required, we will talk you through your options and explain the process in full.

Will wearing braces affect my speech?

No, in most cases braces don’t affect speech. Any temporary change in speech, especially with lingual braces, will soon disappear as you become used to wearing your brace.

Will braces interfere with activities like sports or playing an instrument?

Contact sports or playing an instrument may take a bit of adjustment when you first wear braces, but they will not stop you from doing the things you enjoy most.

Can I have braces if I have a crown?

In many cases, we can straighten your teeth even if you have dental crowns. We’ll confirm whether this is possible during your initial consultation.

Are there any risks with orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic treatment is generally low risk, but can include toothache, mild discomfort, mouth ulcers, gum infections and enamel demineralisation. At Holmes Dental Care, we monitor your progress closely and will work with our hygienist to ensure your oral health is not put at risk during treatment.

Before & After

Completed my Six Month Smiles treatment today. WOW! What a result. Thanks to Barry’s expertise, passionate approach and all his hard work – I’m all smiles. Thank you to all the practice team for making my every visit welcoming and friendly.

Amazing work, many thanks.

MR, had Six Month Smiles braces

Excellent dental practice. Professional and courteous at all times. Delighted with my new ‘straight’ teeth.

Thanks to all staff.

Dr ET, had Six Month Smiles braces

Dear Barry,

I just want to thank you for the fantastic treatment I've received from you over the past year. Not only did you do give me the smile I've always wanted, you made the whole experience comfortable and it was a pleasure to come to the dentist (believe me this is amazing coming from a former 'dentaphobe!').

You were always polite, patient, professional and explained all steps clearly. I would also like to thank the dental nurses who were so encouraging and supportive; expertly using equipment that was 'patient centred' providing comfort required - may seem small, but from a patient perspective this is very significant and really does go a long way!

This may sound extreme, but I will miss having to visit the dentist frequently; thank goodness for six monthly check-ups! You really are an asset to the dental world and I feel very lucky to have you as my dentist. So again, thank you for you skill and hard work; I can now smile with confidence! : )

JS, had Clear aligners (upper), Inman aligner (lower), bonding and aesthetic crown

After reading several positive reviews of the Six Month Smile treatment, I made further enquiries as to whether it would be suitable for me. I have always been conscious of my teeth but did not want to have to wear the traditional braces for 2 years to rectify the problem.

After a really useful consultation with Barry Holmes, I decided to go ahead with the treatment. Initially I was apprehensive (particularly at the thought of having to wear fixed braces for several months), but after some careful consideration I realised that it would help me regain my confidence to smile so was worth proceeding.

Now that I have had the braces removed, I am absolutely thrilled with the results. I would recommend the Six Month Smile treatment to anyone. It really has made such a difference to my confidence and now I take every opportunity I can to smile!

SA, had Six Month Smiles braces

Nearly one year ago I decided to go for the clear alignment treatment with Dr Barry Holmes and it was such a great decision.

I am so happy with the treatment and my smile! He is very professional and patient. I couldn’t recommend him enough. Thank you so much.

SA, had Clear Aligners & Tooth Whitening
Michael Meredith
Michael Meredith
9 February 2024
Kind and courtious staff, Mr Homes explained things clearly and answered all questions fully.
Sheree Coles
Sheree Coles
4 February 2024
I had a tooth that needed extracting, but my NHS dentist was unable to offer a replacement. I did not want a gap, so asked to be referred to Holmes Dental Care for advice . Barry explained some options and I chose to have an implant. He explained it would be a complex extraction and may require a bone graft - I felt completely happy with my treatment plan as it had been thoroughly explained to me. My treatment required several clinical interventions, and I felt completely supported by Barry and his team, the entire time. I have now had my implant and am absolutely delighted with it. In fact, I have joined the practice and look forward to continuing to receive the expert care they offer
Marianne Pettifor
Marianne Pettifor
16 January 2024
I cant believe I now visit the Dentist without any fear after years of being terrified of dental visits. No pain, no fear and very creative amd clever dentistry. Thank you Barry Holmes for your amazing support. Marianne Pettifor
Ian Mitchelmore
Ian Mitchelmore
8 January 2024
Excellent service throughout the treatment process. Staff were incredibly welcoming, friendly and informative.
Joanne Everett
Joanne Everett
3 January 2024
This was my first appointment, but I was made to feel comfortable and welcome. The waiting area is especially good if you're nervous of going to the dentist because it felt more like a lounge than a clinical waiting area. I trusted the staff and the greeting by reception was really nice too
Flo Sava
Flo Sava
12 December 2023
Had a brilliant experience with the Teams at Holmes Dental Care. They were incredibly attentive, helpful and kept me up to date and informed throughout the entire process, a process that meant bone graft, bridge, tooth implant and everything in between. From Reception, Cleaning and Doctors all Teams are professional, yet friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend them.
Clive Morris
Clive Morris
7 December 2023
Well what can I say this team are bloody brilliant not only are they good fun but they seem to know exactly what they are doing, from the moment I attempted to eat a bidet to the moment I became a male model with women flocking after me in their droves 😁🥸😎 maybe a slight expansion of the truth there but it is cracking not having to smirk instead of a good old laugh. Any time the Holmes team need a reference I will be there like a shot. All the best and hope you and the team grow and grow and grow. Ps Barry I can’t remember did you say it would be £20 or £25 for a good review See you in Jan for check up Oh and can you tell the hygienist I am now showering every month 😂😂. See ya team
Samantha Ponchaud
Samantha Ponchaud
7 December 2023
Since moving to Whitchurch I had to find myself a new dental practise, a friend of mine in the area recommended me to Holmes dental care. And what a little gem the practice is, not only is it 10 min walk from my home, it’s been by far the best dentist I’ve been too . Dc Barry Holmes is very professional and knowledgeable man in his field giving me the best advice and outcome, and also very gentle when it comes to needles, something a few dentist in the past haven’t been! The whole team in there are very friendly, definitely a pleasurable experience, what a lovely practise in the heart of a lovely village. Thank you Holmes dental team.
stuart jones
stuart jones
7 December 2023
I’ve recently had some dental implants fitted with Barry and can’t recommend him highly enough. The whole team were very friendly and very professional and Barry’s workmanship was first class at all stages
Beverley Haincock
Beverley Haincock
7 December 2023
Excellent care and treatment. Extremely patient to one who has a slight phobia of the dentist. Cannot rate them highly enough. Barry is both kind and understanding and takes all the time it needs to make sure any questions one may have are answered fully.

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