If you are considering straightening your teeth you will undoubtedly have heard about Invisalign, the clear alternative to braces and one of the most popular treatment choices in the world!
So you have decided that you’d like to avoid metal braces and want to find out if Invisalign could be the right choice for you? But what should you ask your dentist before making the commitment to get that beautiful straight smile?
It’s important that you understand the process of Invisalign and whats involved, this could include?
Invisalign is offered by thousands of dentists worldwide so how do you know you are choosing the right one? Things to consider:
It’s important to feel confident that you are in good hands with an Invisalign provider that is experienced and can show a track record of success.
At SmileKind we can show you within minutes what your smile could look like after Invisalign treatment by using the amazing iTero scanner giving us the ability to show you an instant simulation of your new smile!
Book your FREE consultation and let us answer all of your Invisalign questions!
Starting your Denture journey can be a challenge. Learning to eat, speak and smile with false teeth doesn’t always come naturally but it can be a vast improvement than living with missing teeth.
Here are our top tips for living with dentures to help you smile with confidence.
To find out more about dentures and denture alternatives call us to book your consultation.
Invisalign is the worlds most popular short-term orthodontic system for straightening teeth! Having helped more than 6million patients worldwide this tried and tested treatment offers an amazing alternative to metal braces. Here we will tell you everything you need to know about this revolutionary treatment.
What is Invisalign
Invisalign is a revolutionary system for straightening teeth. It uses a series of custom made clear aligners that are worn over your teeth to gently guide teeth into a straighter position.
How does Invisalign work
Your dentist will create a bespoke digital treatment plan which is then used to custom print a series of aligners that are designed specifically to apply just the right amount of pressure in the right place to gently move your teeth into their new position under the close supervision of your Invisalign dentist.
Who can have Invisalign treatment
Whether your suitable for Invisalign treatment will depend on the complexity of your teeth position. At SmileKind we use the amazing iTero scanner to allow us to get an instant decision about whether you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign treatment and what end result you can expect.
How long does Invisalign treatment take
The time it takes to complete Invisalign treatment varies from person to person and is influenced by a variety of factors including the complexity of your case and how often you wear your aligners. An average treatment time is 12-18 months however in some cases it may be quicker depending upon how much movement is needed.
How much does Invisalign treatment cost and how can I pay
The cost of Invisalign treatment depends on the complexity of your case and how many aligners are required to get you to your final outcome. At SmileKind our Invisalign treatments start from £1,900, we offer flexible payment plans including 0% finance to allow you to spread the cost of treatment.
Does Invisalign treatment hurt
Invisalign is not painful however it is likely that you will experience some minor discomfort for a day or so following aligner changes as your teeth adapt to the new position. We usually recommend normal over the counter pain relief to manage this stage if needed.
Why should I choose Invisalign over other short-term orthodontic treatments
The treatment that you chose should be a decision based on what best suits your individual needs. Invisalign is a great system that offer fantastic results but it is not for everyone, at SmileKind we will go through all of your options and help you to select the treatment that is most appropriate to your own needs.
What can I expect living with Invisalign
Living with Invisalign is very simple, you must remember to wear your aligners at all times expect when you’re eating & cleaning your teeth. Invisalign aligners are nearly Invisalign so you can be confident that your treatment can remain discrete and not interfere with your daily life. When you first start wearing your aligner you might notice some disruption to your speech, this will pass quickly the more you wear your aligners and practice speaking the quicker your mouth will adapt and your speech will return to normal.
What will happen when I finish treatment
When you reach the end of your Invisalign journey you will have that beautiful smile that you were hoping for and we will help you keep it that way. You will need to wear a retainer either a removable one that you wear at night and/or a fixed wire bonded to the backs of your teeth. This ensures your teeth stay in their new position, without retainers they will slowly drift back. As part of your treatment we might recommend tooth whitening or composite bonding to allow us to improve the shape and colour of your teeth to really enhance your new smile, this will all be discussed and planned before you start treatment.
So now you know everthing you need to know about Invisalign, what are you waiting for? Book your FREE consultation today and see what your smile could look like!
When we lose a tooth we immediately think the problem is going to be living with a gap but having a missing tooth can also lead to other problems too.
Don’t suffer the effects of missing teeth, with so many options for replacing teeth there is no longer and reason to limit yourself. Get in touch today to ask us about how we could help you get your smile back!
Plasma treatment is a great option for tightening skin and a fantastic alternative to more invasive surgical procedures!
Plasma treatment can be used to tighten the skin on the face and the neck using NF+ Plasma technology. It is particularly effective at tightening around the eyes (non-surgical blepharoplasty) and also at lifting and tightening the skin around the jaw line and neck.
Book your FREE consultation today to learn more.
Some people have a visible gap between their front teeth, this is known as a diastema.
A diastema is common in children and usually closes naturally as they grow however if a diastema remains after all the adult teeth have erupted, it will usually require intervention to close it.
A diastema can be caused by a number of things, usually it’s due to a discrepancy between the size of the jaw and size of the teeth, the teeth are too small for the jaw resulting in teeth being spaced apart. Diastemas can also form due to poor habits like thumb sucking or prolonged use of a dummy in childhood.
Missing teeth also contribute to Diastema as the teeth can drift leaving spaces between them.
There are also anatomical factors such as large or tight labial frenum (the tissue that connects your lips and gum).
Closing the Gap
If you are an adult living with a diastema at the front teeth then you may have wondered what options are available for closing this gap.
If you have a diastema and you would like to learn more about having it closed get in touch to find out how we could help.
You’ve lost several teeth…….now what?
Having multiple missing teeth can be very distressing and emotional, it can sometimes seem difficult to know which way to turn when it comes to replacing the lost teeth.
Should you just live with the gaps? This might seem like the obvious choice, but you might find it more difficult to enjoy a variety of foods and you will likely feel self-conscious when you smile.
Should you get a denture? Or should you go down the route of dental implants?
It’s a hard decision to make, here is our run down of the various pros and cons for each treatment.
Pros: a denture is a relatively quick and cost-effective option. You could have your new denture in as little as 3-4 weeks and it will certainly be the cheaper option when compared to the alternatives. If you are expecting to lose more teeth in the future, you may be able to add teeth onto your denture as and when you need to.
Cons: dentures are not fixed so they will move around when you eat and speak, this will limit the types of foods that you can enjoy. With no teeth to stimulate the bone, it will shrink away meaning overtime your denture will become loose and uncomfortable and will ultimately need to be replaced. Life with dentures can be challenging and it can leave you feeling uncomfortable in social situations and effect your confidence and self-esteem.
Pros: Implants are fixed, they fit into the jaw bone to replace the root of a tooth meaning they do not move around like dentures. Dental implants don’t damage other teeth, they look, feel & function like a real tooth so you can enjoy all the different foods that you want without restriction. Thanks to the natural look and feel of your new teeth you will feel much more confident in social situations. Unlike some of the alternatives dental implants will provide a predictable and long-term outcome that when cared for will last you for the foreseeable future.
Cons: treatment takes longer than the alternatives, you may need several appointments over the course of several months and you will be required to undergo surgical treatment. The initial cost will be higher than a denture.
Deciding which option is best for you will depend on several factors that will ultimately drive your decision on the best tooth replacement option. If you’d like to talk though these options and get some help figuring out which is the right path for you, book your consultation today.
Profhilo is a game changer!
This revolutionary injectable treatment stimulates the natural production of skins building blocks collagen and elastin, the result is your skin is firmer, fuller and more radiant! Results are natural and dramatically improve the tone & texture of your skin.
Book your consultation to find out how Profhilo could help improve your skin!
Invisalign has helped more than 6 million patients worldwide to get a straighter smile. So why do all these people opt to straighten their teeth?
Invisalign is the nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth, you can wear your aligners without anyone even knowing you have them in! Invisalign fits into your daily life with ease, you can continue to eat the foods you enjoy, continue to clean your teeth as you normally would and continue to live your life with minimal disruption!
At SmileKind we can show you what your smile would look like after Invisalign using the amazing iTero scanner to give you an instant simulation of your new smile! No messy impressions, no waiting around!
Book your FREE consultation to find out how Invisalign could help you from as little as £6 a day!
Are you too old to smile? To eat the foods you love? To enjoy socialising with friends and family? Too old to enjoy life?
Dental Implants can be life changing at any age and you are never too old to benefit from this amazing alternative to dentures!
Dental Implants are renowned for giving an individual back their quality of life and this is priceless at any age!
If you are struggling to enjoy life because of missing teeth or because of loose and uncomfortable dentures then get in touch to find out how dental implants could help you replace your missing teeth with a fixed and reliable solution giving you the freedom to eat and speak with confidence.
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