January 24th, 2011
Having straightened teeth is something that millions of people have been able to experience thanks to braces. But although they are very effective they can be inconvenient to patients, especially given that they sometimes need to be worn for as long as three years. What many young people struggle with is having a mouth full of unsightly metal brackets and wires during a time in their life when social situations can be awkward enough anyway.
Thanks to Inman aligners, you can now have your teeth straightened in a manner just as effective as with traditional braces but in a fraction of the time and without all the metal in your mouth. The average time that Inman aligners need to be worn is less than six months and some treatment lasts just six weeks.
Inman aligners are completely removable and can be cleaned with ease; another advantage over traditional fixed braces which can easily become messy. Furthermore they are incredibly discreet, with just one straightening bar running across the front teeth as the only visible part of Inman aligners. Because Inman aligners work using a coiled spring on the inside of the mouth, there is no need to have any brackets or wires on display when you smile.
Rotation of teeth cannot be achieved using Inman aligners but any small alignment issues can be rectified by the treatment which, amazingly, costs about the same as many orthodontic treatments. Contact your Surbiton dentist today for more information about how Inman aligners can give you a perfectly aligned smile quickly and effectively.
June 17th, 2010
In the past, patients who needed braces were often left with very little option other than to opt for the traditional fixed metal braces. However, over the last decade a whole new generation of new braces has sprung up offering vastly improved treatment. One of the most impressive of this new generation of braces is the Damon treatment.
Damon braces like to see themselves as more than just an orthodontic product. They believe it is a whole new way of treatment that does away with the need for the removal of otherwise healthy teeth and palatal expanders to create room for the teeth. Damon braces aim to create full natural smiles using sensible amounts of force to move the teeth into position.
The main points of the Damon treatment are faster treatment, fewer appointments and more comfortable treatment and it seems to deliver on all three. Damon uses passive self-ligating braces, which eliminate the need for plastic or metal ties. This means there is no need for tightening during treatment. The light weight memory-shape wires move teeth faster and require fewer adjustments during the course of treatment. The Damon system not only aligns your teeth but also aims to improve your facial aesthetics including profile, without the need for extractions.
Damon braces from a Weybridge dentist are designed to be discreet, comfortable and easy to clean. The brackets are smaller meaning a larger area of the tooth can be cleaned and they have no metal or elastic ties which can act as a magnet for plaque and bacteria. To experience the comfort and discretion of the Damon treatment make an appointment with your dentist. Orthodontic straightening doesn’t have to be the gruelling process it was in the past thanks to Damon braces.
January 6th, 2010
There are millions of people in the UK who could benefit from some kind of orthodontic teeth straightening, but more often than not people are put off by the idea of having to wear ugly metal braces for up to three years in order to achieve the perfect smile. However, there is now an alternative that can offer straighter teeth with a maximum degree of discretion and the minimum of discomfort.
The Invisalign system is a series of clear plastic aligners that fit over the top of the teeth making small adjustments in order to move them into position. The aligners are changed every two to three weeks with each new aligner increasing the movement of the teeth. The aligners are almost completely invisible unless standing very close to the patient and they are also removable which further limits the impact of the brace.
Invisalign braces were invented in the US in the last few years of the last century and have been revolutionising the way teeth are straightened. They are now available in this country from Sunbury dentists and are suitable for nearly every patient. Make an appointment with your dentist to discuss the possibilities of the Invisalign system.
For patients frustrated by the lack of alternatives to metal braces, the Invisalign system may be exactly the product they have been waiting for. It is now possible for them to straighten their teeth without using the uncomfortable and unseemly metal braces. And with Invisalign braces taking on average six months less than traditional braces, it really could be possible to achieve the dream smile you have always wanted.
August 16th, 2009
If you can makeover your house and your wardrobe, why can’t you do the same for your smile? After all, your smile can say a lot more about you than your home or your clothes and it goes with you everywhere.
A smile makeover can improve the appearance of your smile by using one or more cosmetic dental processes such as veneers, composite bonding, dental implants and teeth whitening. They can be customized according to your preferences taking into consideration your facial appearance, skin tone, hair colour, teeth and lips.
Your Sunbury dentist will be able to review your preferences with you and make suggestions on how to improve your smile by altering the balance, colour and alignment of your existing teeth. Certain orthodontic treatments can also improve your profile and the shape of your cheeks and lips.
Any existing damage to teeth such as chips can be repaired using a process called bonding, cavities and cracks can be filled with the latest enamel coloured fillings (old silver fillings can be replaced) and stained teeth can be bleached to look as good as new.
Dentists will use the latest technology including intraoral cameras to take images of the teeth so that they can evaluate the needs of the patient on a tooth-by-tooth basis. They can also carry out laser gum contouring to assure an even and symmetrical gum covering of teeth. Jaw racking and bite analysis systems assess the makeover process to ensure all procedures are working and that the bite is in full alignment for comfort and wear.
Smile makeovers can be costly depending on the amount of work needed but a Sunbury dentist will be able to assess which treatments will work best for you to make sure you are completely satisfied. And after all, can you really put a price on a smile?