Archive for March, 2011

Carshalton Dentist offers Invisalign Teen Braces

23rd March, 2011

 

 

The Invisalign Brace system is also available for teenagers, and they are a very welcome replacement to the unsightly and cumbersome braces that are cemented onto the teeth, says a Carshalton dentist. Unlike the conventional brace they are removable for up to 4 hours a day, which is handy for the busy teenager who needs to remove them now and then so they don`t look too geeky! The real benefit of this advantage is so the patient can remove the brace for eating and cleaning their teeth. They are practically invisible anyway, as the pulleys and pressure gizmos are all cleverly hidden on the inside of what is in effect a gum shield, albeit a thinner version of one. The braces are all custom made before the 4-8 month course even starts, and they are changed every two weeks to keep up the pressure, and keep the teeth moving into a straighter position. They also make the blood system produce more bone cells which attach themselves to the back of the moving teeth; this makes a barrier to prevent the tooth sliding back into a misaligned position. The program also provides the patient and dentist with a 3D CGI film which takes them through the whole process from start to finish; they will be shown their teeth in the new positions at the end of the program. No longer will teenagers have to endure the stigma attached to the old system, and we say good bye to it as we welcome this truly scientific method that was far too long in the making.

Carshalton Dentist advises on Invisalign Teen Braces



 

The Invisalign Brace system is also available for teenagers, and they are a very welcome replacement to the cumbersome and unsightly braces that are cemented onto the teeth, says a Carshalton dentist. Unlike the conventional brace they are removable for up to 4 hours a day. The real benefit of this is that the patient can remove the brace for eating and cleaning their teeth. They are practically invisible anyway, as the equivellent  to the orthodontic elastics and wires are all cleverly hidden on the inside of what is in effect a gum shield, although a very much thinner version of one. The braces are all custom made before the 4-8 month course even starts, and they are changed every two weeks to keep up the pressure, and keep the teeth moving into a straighter position. They also make the blood system produce more bone cells which attach themselves to the back of the moving teeth; this makes a barrier to prevent the tooth sliding back into a misaligned position. The program also provides the patient and dentist with a 3D CGI film which takes them through the whole process from start to finish; they will be able to see their teeth in the new positions at the end of the program. No longer will teenagers have to endure the stigma attached to the old system, and we say good bye to it as we welcome this truly scientific method.

 

Cheam Dental Surgeon explains Teeth Veneers



 

A Porcelain Veneer is made from special clay that is hard wearing, and easy to work with. A Cheam Dental Surgeon says that it is a fabulous tool for a dentist to work with, and a great aid for patients with a dental problem that needs covering over. Like a false nail a dental veneer is used to create a top coat and cover an inferior surface below it. If you have a misaligned, chipped, cracked or discoloured tooth then a Porcelain Veneer is probably what you need, as all these problems will need a cosmetic covering after work is carried out to fix many of them. First, impressions are taken of your teeth they will plane the tooth of enough enamel to allow them to fit the veneer so it blends in and looks natural. The enamel will never grow back, so when the veneer comes to the end of its life cycle it will need to be replaced with another one. They last anywhere between 5-15 years depending on how well you look after them, they usually discolour at the end and that`s when they need changing. You need to treat them just like a natural tooth, and clean them in the same way as your other teeth. Brushing, flossing and avoiding staining drinks such as red wine will help keep them pristine.