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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.


The Risks of Gum Disease


What is gum disease?

Chances are you have heard the words ‘gum disease’ before. It was become one of the most common dental problems in the UK but a lot of people still don’t know exactly what it is and whether they have it or not. Caused by plaque build up, it is believed that 83% of people show some signs of gum disease at one point of their lives of another.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Plaque is the sticky substance that builds up on teeth if they are not cleaned properly. It contains bacteria which irritates the gums. Symptoms of gum disease include red, sore, inflamed, bleeding or itchy gums or bad breath. If still left untreated it can lead to gum recession and eventually loosening and loss of teeth as the bacteria eats away at the bone and tissue. The early stage of gum disease is called Gingivitis. If left untreated this can develop into Periodontitis.

Treatment of Gum Disease

Gum disease needs treatment. When it gets more serious, bacteria gets into the bloodstream and can cause damage to other parts of the body. For minor or early cases of gum disease, an improved oral hygiene routine will improve the disease. This includes brushing teeth twice daily, flossing and having regular dental check ups. For more serious cases further treatment will be needed but once gum disease gets to that stage it cannot be cured, only managed.

Gum Recession and Dental Implants

For gum recession cases we use pinhole surgical technique to rejuvenate the gum and return it to the correct position. For tooth loss there is also the option of having dental implants to make the mouth look natural again and to ensure eating and drinking can be normal. The main message is to avoid gum disease you must maintain good oral hygiene as well as visiting your dentist regularly as they will be able to spot any sign of the disease and give you advice on your dental care. If you think you do have symptoms of gum disease please book an appointment with us as soon as possible.


Are you Suffering From Jaw Pain?


Jaw joint dysfunction is something that can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. Medically referred to as Temporomandibular disorder or syndrome (TMD or TMS), TMD is a problem which affects the chewing muscles and joints of the lower jaw.

While not a serious condition in itself, TMD can cause a lot of pain and have a severe effect on a person’s quality of life. It is estimated that 30% of adults will suffer from it at some point, usually with the symptoms disappearing by themselves within a few months but that is not always the case. The main problems caused by TMD are:

-Clicking, popping or grating noise and sensations when chewing and moving the mouth.

-Muscle pain


-Difficulty opening the mouth

Some of the most likely causes of TMD include:

-Grinding or clenching of the jaw, which can also happen while asleep.

-Injury to the jaw


-An uneven bite

-Other underlying diseases such as arthritis

Did you know that facial rejuvenation treatments such as BOTOX and fillers can be used to treat TMD? At Simplyteeth Advanced we can help you with pain management of disorders such as TMD using BOTOX to successfully reduce and manage the associated pain.

BOTOX works by freezing the muscles it is injected into. This relaxes the muscle and reduces the frequency of its contractions, thus reducing the amount to discomfort. BOTOX has proven to work where other treatments for TMD have failed.

This treatment is quick, simple and effective. For more information or questions about how BOTOX can help you get in contact today!


How The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique Painlessly Solves Gum Recession


Gum recession is one of those conditions that is associated with getting older and people who have noticeable gum recession are said to be, ‘long in the tooth’. Age is not the only cause of gum recession, factors that can cause gum recession include; periodontal disease, genetic predisposition, aggressive tooth brushing and crooked teeth. Time tends to accentuate gum recession so that it becomes very noticeable and the roots of your teeth become exposed. Gum recession causes deterioration to your teeth as well as your smile.

Once the lower parts of your teeth are exposed they are more inclined to decay because there is no enamel to protect the roots and sadly teeth are likely to become loose and fall out easily. having healthy gums results in having a healthy mouth so you will need to make sure that your gums are in tip top condition before you embark on gum recession surgery. If you are a current smoker or still have periodontal disease you will not be able to have treatment straight away. This would be a good time to give up smoking and get all of your other dental issues solved.

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is very simple and will not leave you with unsightly stitches and a painful mouth at the end of your treatment. The Pinhole Surgical Technique does not rely on skin grafts and can be completed in one session. An incision is made into the patient’s gum using a needle then specially invented dental instruments are used to stretch the gum enabling it to expand and cover the exposed roots. There is no need to use a scalpel or any other blades because the principle behind the whole procedure is an adjustment of existing gum tissue.


One of the greatest benefits of The Pinhole Surgical Technique is that you can smile confidently straight away after treatment with very little evidence of the procedure to be seen. If you are interested in finding out more about the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique to solve your gum recession problem please click on this link where you will be able to watch a demonstration video about it.

If you think that the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique could be the answer to your gum recession problems, please feel free to make an appointment and we can discuss the best course of treatment.

How Looking After Your Teeth Can Maintain Your Smile!


If you have started to watch, ‘The Truth About Teeth’, on BBC 1, you will have seen examples of how neglecting your teeth can cause pain and a lowering of your self esteem. Decayed and damaged teeth not only make you feel sad they also directly affect your health and ultimately your smile. Adopting a good oral hygiene routine which includes; brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes and visiting your dentist regularly will ensure that your smile remains intact.

The main causes of tooth decay are sugary and acidic foods, which destroy the enamel exposing the softer dentine underneath. If left unattended the affected tooth will literally rot away causing infection to weaken the bones under the gum. Once your gums become infected they will start to recede exposing more of the tooth. The combination of receding gums and depleted jaw bone eventually results in teeth becoming loose and eventually falling out.

Badly infected teeth can be treated with a procedure called a root canal which involves removing the infection from the central part of the tooth and sealing it up so that it cannot become reinfected. Dr Sihra specialises in root canals and often has patients referred to him from other dentists who are less confident at successfully treating the truth, in 99% of cases Dr Sihra is able to save the tooth – which is very much the preferred option.

If you have receding gums you may benefit from having a procedure called The Pinhole Technique. The Pinhole Technique involves repositioning the gum so that it covers more of the tooth. Repairing the gum in this way benefits you aesthetically and also prevents the teeth from getting loose.

Dental implants are a very practical alternative to dentures as they remain in the mouth rather than having to be taken out like regular dentures. After you have had your dental implants fitted you have to make sure that you adopt a good oral routine because the comes can become infected and eventually cause the implants to fall out.

Whatever issues you have with your teeth please don’t let a fear of the dentist prevent you from getting the treatment you need. Dentistry has moved on considerably since the middle ages and dentists really want to save your teeth rather than remove them.

Where teeth are concerned it really is a case of, ‘A stitch in time saves nine’, because untreated teeth can go from needing a simple procedure to it causing pain and discomfort much quicker than you think.

Obviously prevention is better than cure, but if you have found yourself in a position where your teeth are starting to cause you serious problems it is vitally important that you make an appointment with your dentist.

Orthodontic Treatment At Simplyteeth


Since Ancient Egyptian times, Orthodontic type treatments have existed to straighten teeth and realign jaw-lines in order to achieve the perfect smile. Egyptian Mummies have been found with cord on their teeth in an attempt to straighten them. Aulus Cornelius Celsus was a Roman who decided that applying pressure to the teeth would straighten them, this was achieved by applying pressure with the thumb. The Romans furthered their orthodontic treatment by fixing a ligature of wire to the teeth in an attempt to fill up gaps. The Ancient Greeks gave their dead orthodontic treatment in preparation for the afterlife proving that orthodontic treatment existed as early as 1000 BC.

There have been many variations in the type of orthodontic treatment throughout the centuries, most of them involve using devices that focus on straightening teeth with a horseshoe shaped object. The concept of braces didn’t come into play until the early 1900’s when gold was the preferred material, which only the rich could afford, followed by silver and the very poor making do with wood and ivory – the really poor would just have to make do with wonky teeth. The 1970’s brought about improved orthodontic techniques one being the use of dental adhesive to attach dental brackets to the teeth.

In the 1990’s two Stanford University Graduates, Zia Chishti and Kelsey Wirth, invented the concept of Invisaglin after observing that their plastic retainers would straighten their teeth at night time after they had moved during the day. Invisaglin invisible braces involves the production of a number of plastic retainers that are placed on the teeth in two week intervals. The Invisaglin method of orthodontic treatment has really altered the way we straighten our teeth.

At Simplyteeth we have a variety of orthodontic treatment including; Invisaglin, Fast Braces and Six Month Smiles. If you would like to make an appointment to discuss our orthodontic treatment please contact us here.


Welcome To SimplyTeeth 


Welcome to our bright and shiny new blog where we will take the opportunity to offer advice and explain our services and procedures to you. Dr Sunny Sihra is the energy behind the Simplyteeth group of practices in Thurrock and Essex. With a dedicated team of dentists, nurses, hygienists and receptionists, the Simplyteeth group of practices have become highly regarded dentists within the Essex and Thurrock area.

What is Advanced Dentistry?

Advanced dentistry is basically dentistry that goes beyond the regular check up and exists to either; improve our teeth to relieve discomfort and pain or for cosmetic reasons so we can improve the appearance of our mouths.

What Types Of Procedures Are Available?

  • Pinhole Surgical Technique PST – to treat gum recession.
  • Dental Implants.
  • Facial Rejuvenation – including Botox.
  • Services – including Six Months Smiles.

Clean And Comfortable Treatment Rooms

When you arrange an appointment with Simplyteeth you can be reassured that your experience will be a pleasant one. Not only can you be confident that our highly trained staff will provide effective professional treatment you can also feel relaxed in our clean and comfortable treatment rooms.

If you have any questions about any of our treatments please contact us and our friendly helpful staff will guide you towards the best course of treatment.


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