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Why Invisalign Means You No Longer Need To Get Wired To Have Straight Teeth


When thinking of orthodontics and teeth straightening it is easy to imagine the goofy kid at school with train tracks on their teeth and jam jar bottoms glasses. Of course now that goofy kid has beautifully straight teeth, wears contact lenses and looks gorgeous. If you are getting straight teeth envy but don’t want all of the hardware in your mouth, Invisalign may just be the solution you are looking for.

Why Straighten Your Teeth?

Sometimes it is necessary to straighten teeth because it affects the way we eat and can cause pain due to jaw not being properly aligned. The most common reason for straightening teeth is to improve the quality of our smile. Social media and, ‘Selfies’, have made us more self conscious about our smiles than ever before. Celebrities with bright white, straight teeth are plastered all over magazines and the internet. Some have opted to have veneers, which can sometimes look overbearing, while others have resorted to orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth.

Invisible Invisalign

Invisalign is a revolutionary method of straightening teeth that involves using custom made aligners that are virtually invisible. If Invisalign is chosen to be your teeth straightening treatment you will have measurements and an impression made of your teeth. Once all of the statistics about your mouth have been taken everything is packaged up securely and sent to the laboratory in America where 3D imaging will be made of your measurements and special retainers are made to be changed at two to three week intervals. The aligners are specially shaped to progressively move your teeth. Nobody will know that you are undergoing treatment because the aligners are colourless and transparent. Also Invisalign aligners can be removed for up to four hours a day so nobody need ever know you are wearing them.

Who Invented Invisalign?

Unsurprisingly, many experts have claimed the merit for this wonderful teeth straightening device however Align Technology has constantly disputed these claims and have been promoting the Invisalign method since 1997. Zia Chishti was inspired to contact his friend, Kelsey Wirth with his idea and set about producing an teeth straightening system that worked in a similar way to retainers. The company now employs 3,000 people after initially starting in a garage workshop. The idea was so well received that they were not short of investors. The company has an annual revenue of $560 million and has been floated on the stockmarket. Chishti is no longer involved in the company but has proved himself to be extremely innovative in new business ventures. Interestingly neither Chishti or Wirth are dentists.

If you are ready to take the plunge and start teeth straightening treatment, please contact us to make an appointment to discuss if Invisalign is the best treatment for you.


Could Cosmetic Dentistry Boost Your Career?


Source: Daily Mail

Obviously being a dental clinic we have discussed the importance of having a bright and healthy smile many times but have you considered the possibility that cosmetic dentistry could help you get a pay rise? We are basing our theory on the number of film stars and celebrities whose careers have skyrocketed since they had cosmetic dentistry.

Getting The X – Factor

Source: Daily Mail
Source: Daily Mail

It would seem that it is perfectly acceptable to have a rugged raw look while you are up and coming but once your potential has been realised you need to polish yourself up a bit. This was very much the case with Tom Cruise and Nicholas cage who both resorted to veneers to improve their smile. All X – Factor judges seem to have had to have compulsory cosmetic dentistry so they can blind each other with their pearly whites.

Achieving Your Goal

These days it is all about the image you portray and you may not be aiming for an Oscar but getting that dream job is your goal. Looking the part is very important, if you will be required to give presentations in your new job but are too self conscious about your smile your job prospects will evaporate. Cosmetic dentistry is not about having ridiculously white teeth or veneers that look like piano keys it is about having a smile you can be proud of.

Choosing The Right Cosmetic Dentistry

The type of cosmetic dentistry you will have depends on the best procedures required. For some teeth whitening will be sufficient while others may need to use braces to straighten their teeth. Don’t worry braces are not the tramlines of the past, they can either be invisible like Invisaglin ® or take six months like Fast Braces. Of course you can choose to have veneers and repair your smile in super quick time.

Stunning Selfies

Maybe it isn’t your career you want to expand but your social media following, if this is the case cosmetic dentistry will provide you with the greatest selfie smile ever!

If you would like to find out more about the cosmetic dentistry procedures we have available please contact us here and we will be happy to discuss your options.

Have A Smile Makeover In Time For Summer

The New Year is a time when we look at ourselves and how we can improve the way we live our lives so we can look healthy. If you have always been self conscious about your smile maybe you should consider having a Smile Makeover. There are many ways a smile can be replenished including, Six Month Smiles, Invisalign, Fastbraces and Tooth Whitening. People who are worried about the way their teeth look tend to smile less and mumble when they speak giving others the completely wrong impression of them.

Why Do We Smile?

There are many reasons why we smile but the overall effect is to show others that we are happy and feel joy. Experts have identified two main types of smile, the Duchenne Smile involves smiling with your eyes and your mouth – this is most likely to be genuine while a fake smile is just a facial expression using your lips. Both can be faked and you don’t have to be happy to smile as demonstrated in countries like North Korea where smiling could probably save your life. Nobody truly knows exactly why we smile, just that the expression is a sign of friendship or that we are enjoying ourselves. When ancient tribes roamed the earth they would greet each other like animals baring their teeth, eventually this expression turned into the smile we know today. A smile also intensifies positive and happy thoughts making good experiences even more pleasurable.

Smile Yourself Happy

When Louis Armstrong sang the song, ‘When You Are Smiling’, with the sentiment that, ‘the world will smile too’, he obviously knew a bit about the brain chemistry involved in smiling. We all have those days where being cheerful is furthest from our mind and we would rather scowl than smile. Interestingly enough if we fake a smile eventually our brain will start behaving as if the smile is genuine and you will feel a bit less stressed and more cheerful. Babies learn that a smiling at others makes them smile back and they learn how to look and feel happy. When someone doesn’t smile with their eyes others can sometimes feel wary of them because they are giving mixed signals causing mistrust.

What Does A Smile Makeover Involve?

Once you have decided that you would like to have a Smile Makeover you will have a consultation with your dentist who will discuss how your smile can be improved and the procedures necessary to achieve it. A Smile Makeover depends entirely on your own individual needs and can weeks or months depending on your course of treatment. When your treatment is complete you will be delighted with the result and everyone will notice your new smile.

If you are interested in booking a consultation for a Smile Makeover please contact us here and we look forward to discussing your smile.


Fast Braces Help Adults To Get The Smile They Have Always Wanted.

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For many adults wearing braces to straighten teeth is synonymous with geeky kids who also had the misfortune of having to wear bottle bottom glasses. Braces in the past were accurately compared to train tracks and seemed to dominate the wearers mouth with their metallic glare. Teenagers seemed to be doomed to wear these torture like contraptions for an eternity before they were removed and their superstar smile revealed. Many adults have decided against correcting their crooked grins because it is assumed that teeth can only be straightened with medieval contraptions, and the geeky look just doesn’t suit the workplace.

Fortunately advances in orthodontics have made straightening teeth quicker and much more subtle, which is great news for anyone put off by metal rivets on their teeth. Fast Braces work by moving the crown and the root of the tooth at the same time, this makes them extremely efficient and it is reported that you can feel your teeth moving straight away. The fixers for the single white wire are triangular shaped, doubling the amount of space between each brace allowing the tooth to move more efficiently. Fast Braces, as their name suggests, work quicker than conventional braces and take considerably less time to complete the process resulting in fewer consultations.

Once your treatment is complete you will be required to wear a retainer every day for 15 minutes which is an insignificant amount of time. Having your teeth straightened not only improves your smile it also makes chewing food and brushing your teeth easier as well as relieving strain on your jaw and muscles preventing tooth breakage.

The video below shows how the procedure works and what is involved in wearing Fast Braces.

If you would like to arrange an initial consultation or make any inquiries regarding Fast Braces please contact us here.


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