Getting your teeth straightened in Southwest London is not going to have a huge negative impact on your social life. Thanks to huge leaps in dental technology, clear braces that exert constant pressure on your teeth to move them into a more desirable position, are virtually invisible these days.
Many people feel nervous about going to the dentist and negative portrayals of dentists in films hasn’t helped alleviate peoples’ fears about getting dental treatment. The reality of regular dental checks is that if you have them, then you’re simply preventing future tooth problems and visiting the dentist won’t be a painful experience at all. As good dental hygiene is key in avoiding toothache, we’ve put together some tips to help ensure you keep your teeth and mouth healthy.
Have you been put off having orthodontic treatment because you don’t want to have a train track running across your teeth? Perhaps you’d love straighter teeth, but having witnessed braces with food caught on them, you’ve decided you’d rather put up with your crooked smile, than suffer the potential social awkwardness caused by fixed braces?
There is another solution. It’s a leading brand in orthodontic braces and over 3 million people have benefited from its discreet look and precise, cutting edge straightening method. The name of this pioneering brand of braces is Invisalign.
Ever wondered why everyone walking past you on the streets of South West London appears to have perfect teeth? They can’t all be naturally beautiful, can they? The short answer is no! Your neighbours were not all blessed at birth with a perfectly straight smile. They simply have a better dentist! Cosmetic dental treatments in this part of London have become commonplace in recent years, so if you haven’t yet joined the Crescent Dental practice, you’re in danger of being left behind.
Affordable, easy to implement and with customer satisfaction guaranteed, Crescent Lodge Dental offers a huge range of different procedures to help you make the most of your appearance. Has that stain on your teeth been bothering you recently? Or perhaps the fact that your front teeth stick out or overlap is getting you down? Both of these problems are easily corrected. You simply have to give us a call. Let’s take a look in detail at the cosmetic treatments we offer:
Seeing people with fitted braces either wincing when they bite into something crunchy, or smiling with the remnants of their last meal still stuck on their teeth, is not a good advert for wearing braces. Have you ever witnessed this? Did it put you off enquiring about wearing braces, even though you’d love to have straighter teeth and a winning smile?
It can take as little as just 6 weeks to straighten your teeth and give you the perfect smile you’ve always craved, but if those 6 weeks are going to involve your friends and family looking at you disgust while you eat in a weird way, or end up with food on your face, you might decide that the benefits of orthodontic treatment simply aren’t worth the hassle. Dental technology has changed a lot in recent years and so has the design of orthodontic braces.
If you’re going about your business in South West London and your mouth feels fine, why bother going for regular dental hygiene check ups? Our increasingly busy lives dictate what our priorities for the week should be and unfortunately taking half an hour to ensure our mouth remains healthy is often bumped off the list in favour of other activities.
Whether you’re finishing deadlines, attending an exercise class or grabbing that surprise evening of ‘me time’ when the kids are round at a friend’s house, your reluctance to see the dentist is entirely understandable. Like diets, getting round to booking your hygiene appointment, is something that will happen ‘tomorrow.’
Increasingly irregular hygiene appointments, however, can cause you to build up dental problems, which are simple to cure when caught early enough, but will become serious if left untreated. If you think building half an hour dedicated to your teeth two or four times a year is hard enough, wait until you have to find hours of free time to have your teeth treated. When you’re in pain, you’re teeth suddenly become your number one priority, but sadly they’re not, when you can’t feel them.
If you live in South West London and have a gap in your mouth where a tooth fell out or was removed by your dentist, then you might want to find out a bit more about dental implants. By filling that gap with an implant, you can prevent yourself from bite and tooth movement problems in the future.
Having an implant fitted can reduce the speed of shrinkage of the jawbone, caused by tooth loss, as well as help you avoid more immediate problems such as speech difficulties and chewing effectively. Here are the top 10 things you should know about dental implants:
- A dental implant is a permanent solution to tooth loss. It’s effectively a false tooth, designed to fit in with your existing teeth. The implant will be colour matched and it’ll be hard for anyone else to tell that the tooth is not natural.
For adults considering orthodontic braces, it’s natural to ask, “Will I have to make changes to my lifestyle to wear braces?”, “How convenient are braces?” or “Will they interfere with my life?”
The orthodontic solutions we offer at Crescent Lodge Dental Practice in South West London have been created with busy adults in mind. We want you to be able to have effective and discreet teeth straightening treatment without it creating chaos to your busy schedule and the lifestyle you enjoy.
So, what can you expect when you have your teeth straightened with a brace or aligner?
Here at Crescent Lodge Dental Practice, we believe that the dental hygienist is one of the most important people in the dental health team – that’s why we have four hygienists to support our patients.
Our dental hygienists are on the front line when it comes to helping you keep your teeth fit and well throughout your lifetime. The services they offer – from carrying out a regular scale and polish to giving you dietary and cleaning advice relating to your teeth – have a strong preventative focus, which is very much at the core of our practice-wide ethos. With their help, we can work towards ensuring that you rarely, if ever, need more invasive dental treatments, such as fillings, crowns, bridges or dental implants.
Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment here at our dental practice in South West London, but we find that patients often have questions about how the clear aligners work or have picked up some half-truths or even complete myths about wearing Invisalign aligners. This month, we’re setting the record straight with seven things we think everyone needs to know about Invisalign.
- Invisalign clear aligners are almost invisible
Invisalign clear aligners do offer an incredibly discreet teeth straightening option. The aligners are made from a clear plastic and fit so closely to your teeth to exert the right pressure that they are almost impossible to see.