September 9th, 2012
If you’ve been inspired by recent sporting successes, now could be the perfect time to tackle new tasks and set new goals. For many people, their smile is amongst their most important feature, so why not take the plunge and have treatment to give you a smile worthy of a gold medal?
Orthodontic problems are very common and few people have perfectly straight teeth. If you have crooked, twisted or crowded teeth, your teeth overlap each other, or there are gaps in your smile, orthodontic treatment could be the perfect solution.
Orthodontic treatments are designed to straighten the teeth. Depending on your orthodontic prescription, this may involve closing gaps, moving teeth or simple minor adjustments to the alignment of the teeth. The most common form of treatment is braces, but don’t let this put you off—braces have come a very long way in recent times. If you still have images of the dreaded metal train-tracks, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to hear that there is now a host of alternative options available, including removable appliances and invisible braces.
Choices of braces
Patients have never had so much choice in their choice of braces. Nowadays, there are all kinds of orthodontic appliances on offer, including invisible braces, lingual braces which are attached to the back of the teeth and fast-acting braces. At Sparkle Dental Boutique near to Hanwell we offer some of the most innovative treatments on the market, including 6 Month Smiles, lingual braces and Invisalign, so you can look forward to showing off a winning smile.
February 7th, 2011
Orthodontics isn’t just for teenagers any more – and they’re far more discreet than the train tracks of old!
When most of us think of orthodontics and braces – the range of devices used to fix crooked smiles or close gaps between teeth – we probably picture our teenage selves with a mouth full of metal, feeling miserable and uncomfortable. But modern innovations mean that not only are orthodontic treatments less painful and more effective, but some of the most popular styles are even invisible.
Whether they’re hidden behind the teeth or coloured to match the teeth, new types of braces like Invisalign may be a bit more expensive but the extra cash is worthwhile for the patient to feel better while undergoing treatment. After all, it can be difficult to persuade teens to do anything they don’t want to do, and most are so self conscious that just the idea of braces is terrifying. Show them the new models available at your dentist and you might just get them interested.
After all, a corrected smile is not just about cosmetic improvement. Crooked teeth or gaps, if left untreated, can cause problems with speech or eating as the situation deteriorates. In fact, more and more adults are starting to ask about braces; perhaps they too were frightened to have the treatment when they were young or they have now saved enough cash to have the new, innovative braces available at the surgery. Either way, it’s never too late to have corrective treatment on your teeth, especially if the crooked smile or gaps are causing you discomfort or even putting your oral health at risk.
The developments in orthodontics in recent years have been amazing. Not only are new braces less obtrusive, but they also work faster and more efficiently. Many styles are also removable, so you can pop them out while eating or if you have a big party to attend. Make sure you follow the instructions though, or all that hard work in the dentist’s chair will be for nothing.
Sparkle Dental are here to add a little ‘sparkle’ to your smile
Consult with a dentist in Hanwell to see if you need braces and if they might work for your particular problems.