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Invisalign braces: a clear choice

Invisalign BracesA highly effective, discreet and comfortable option for braces is the Invisalign system. Invisalign braces are completely clear, 3D printed aligners that are custom made for your mouth. With Invisalign braces, you will be given a series of plastic aligners to wear over the course of the treatment that vary slightly based on your treatment plan. These aligners aren’t permanently attached to the teeth and therefore, are easy to pop in and out of the mouth when required.

Invisalign is a great fit for many kinds of patients, as adults appreciate how discreet the aligners are, while teens like that there isn’t any metal or sharp wire involved.

Your dentist will work with you to create the perfect treatment plan for your mouth. Over the course of your care, you’ll strengthen the health of your teeth and create the beautiful and radiant smile that you’ve always wanted.

Who do I go to?

Invisalign procedures are carried out in many dental practices around the country. Some dentists are more experienced others. It is always best to choose a dentist that has a long track record and can offer testimonials, such as Graham Tinkler in London. DrTinkler has completed many Invisalign procedures across the UK. He will be pleased to offer you personalised advice and recommendations concerning your Invisalign treatment.

How much does it cost?

The average cost of Invisalign treatment is around £2500, with the end price depending on the severity of the misalignmentand the length of treatment. Invisalign costs vary widely between different practices. This is largely due to the level of experience of the dentist. It is also important to check what extras are included in the treatment cost you are quoted.

Find out what the cost includes – are whitening gel or retainers part of the package? Will your dentist offer ‘recontouring’ if that is required, to open up the edges of your teeth? These added extra scan really help with the final aesthetics of your smile, including the proportion and symmetry of your teeth.

Facial Aesthetics as a Support to Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic DentistryMany patients visiting you for cosmetic dental work may also be familiar with the use of Botox to relax the facial muscles resulting in a smoothing of wrinkles. Our courses are designed to equip you to become a provider of this service as a natural corollary to your other aesthetic treatments. In every dental practice the use of injections to anaesthetise local areas of the mouth is a long accepted procedure and as a dentist you are already familiar with the facial nervous system and musculature. During our training workshop for dentists you will learn not only the correct, safe, technique for administering Botox but also how to successfully promote this new adjunct to your existing treatments in a way that can bring a speedy return on your initial investment.

Education is the Key

Learning how to give the injections to relax tense muscles is an important part of our course but equally important is the training and guidance to help you integrate this procedure into your practice. Dr Harry Singh, the creator of the Botox Training Club has been a dentist for over 20 years so he is ideally situated to pass on his wealth of experience, not only in the technical aspects, but also how to attract new patients. The promotion and marketing of this treatment is dealt with in detail, thereby ensuring that at the culmination of the course for you will be able to start offering this service without delay.

Teamwork

A support for your work in facial aesthetics is included in the Botox Course for dentists by helping train your staff in their responses to potential patients. It cannot be stressed too highly how important it is to have knowledgeable co-workers who understand the procedure and are able and willing to answer any queries or concerns. Each participant is allowed to bring a team member to the course as an observer.

For more information and to see what others have to say regarding the Botox Courses for dentists, please visit our website.

How to get the best out of cosmetic dentistry: teeth whitening explored

Teeth Whitening TreatmentTeeth whitening treatment is the most popular procedure in the world of cosmetic dentistry. It’s not hard to understand why – after all, who doesn’t want a beautifully dazzling smile? Because both Mother Nature and lifestyle choices don’t always leave us with amazingly bright, white teeth, increasing numbers of men and women are turning to cosmetic dentistry for help.

At Aura Dental in St John’s Wood, teeth whitening is frequently requested as a standalone treatment as well as to complement other cosmetic dentistry options such as discreet teeth straightening. Whitening is a fast-acting treatment that produces long-term results, and as long as it is provided on a dentist’s prescription it is both reliable and safe.

The need for a dentist is the most important aspect of teeth whitening. The procedure is classed as dentistry by the General Dental Council (GDC), therefore must by law only be prescribed by a dentist. Another suitably trained dental professional (a hygienist or hygiene therapist, for example) may physically carry out the procedure, but a dentist’s prescription is a must.

Part of the teeth whitening process involves a thorough dental health-check. As with any form of cosmetic dentistry, whitening should only be carried out in a healthy mouth, and only a dentist can check for signs of gum disease, enamel erosion, tooth decay or any other potential issues. They will treat these first before carrying out whitening.

Unfortunately, there are still a number of unscrupulous beauty salons offering the treatment. These must be avoided, and should also be reported to the GDC. The GDC can and will carry out prosecutions of illegal whitening providers, but it often requires someone to suffer serious and painful damage to their mouth for illegal practice to come to light.

There are several methods of professional teeth whitening available from dentists. Home whitening is carried out yourself under your dentist’s supervision, and involves the use of custom-made mouth trays and dental bleaching gel. You place a small amount of gel in the trays and wear them overnight for a fortnight.

Many dental practices also offer in-chair whitening, which is carried out by your cosmetic dentist in as little as an hour.

3 Cosmetic Dentistry Options

Cosmetic DentistryGone are the days when oral health only referred to brushing your teeth twice a day and routine visits to the dentist. Cosmetic dentistry is fast becoming an in-demand choice in the U.K., as many people look beyond a toothbrush in solving certain teeth and mouth problems.

These three cosmetic options help in fixing certain dental issues to achieve a brighter and whiter smile. If you live within Essex, check out more options for cosmetic dentistry in Loughton.

Teeth Whitening

This type of cosmetic work pretty much explains itself. Great for yellowish teeth, teeth whitening options are also applicable for those wanting to remove stains associated with food, drinks (e.g. soda, coffee, tea) and smoking tobacco without any known harmful effects.

Patients with naturally yellow teeth are candidates for this option. Genes play a role in the composition of one’s yellowish teeth and factors such as aging can exacerbate the problem.

Lasers are a modern choice for resolving teeth colour, with prices ranging between approximately £600 and £800 per session.

Veneers

These last for up to 20 years when well-maintained. Veneers are intended to fix cosmetic issues such as overcrowded teeth on the lower mouth, broken teeth and enclose gaps between them.

It takes two separate appointments for this type of service with prices costing between £350 and £450 per tooth.

Bridges

These address problems such as filling in missing teeth or close wide gaps. It only takes two one-hour sessions to have it done and with proper maintenance, they can last for up to 15 years.

These are also a popular alternative for that toothless smile, as bridges don’t require to be removed when not in use compared with dentures.

Some might say that cosmetic work is expensive, but it is a lot more costly in the long-run to ignore mouth problems. Patients can choose from different payment options offered by the National Health Service to help their budget.