If the your teeth have grown crooked over the years and your confronted with the inevitability of having a brace fitted, you may like to know people of Birkenhead, that there is a way of avoiding the onslaught of ridicule you will suffer at school, or at work that is usually associated with having a traditional brace fitted, because our ingenious American cousins have come up Invisalign. It is an almost invisible, removable aligner that promises to do job in a third of the time a normal brace would. Once you have made your choice to go for this treatment, you will have the initial consultation period, where you will be measured up and then fitted with the first of many aligners that will be changed regularly as your teeth start to move. The beauty of this treatment starts with the vanity aspect of the aligner, as it’s very difficult to detect in the mouth, It’s second quality is that it should be worn for at least 20 hours a day, meaning that it can be removed for eating, teeth cleaning and others more pressing social occasions such as dating- and then before you know it, the treatments over and done with. Prices start at around £1800, depending on how much work your teeth require, but it has luxuries that far outweigh the price, and that traditional braces simply can’t offer.
Archive for February, 2011
If your one of these people in Bootle that has been guilty of neglecting your teeth, (and you know who you are), it’s highly likely that you have subjected your teeth to some form of tooth decay. This sets-in, once bacteria has been left to enjoy itself in the mouth. Firstly plaque and tartar will form, leading to gum disease. Acids will erode the enamel in the teeth and cavities will develop in the teeth. If this is caught early on, you may be lucky enough to get away with a filling. But any more, and you may require root canal to clear away the damage, and then a crown. Depending on which tooth or teeth have been affected governs the type of crown you will require. If the decay has attacked the back teeth, where there are a lot of chewing and biting pressures absorbed, a gold crown is favored. If however, decay has set-in towards the front of the mouth, you may be able to have a porcelain or resin crown fitted- these look more natural. If this all sounds drastic, then you should have looked after your teeth in the first place if you suffer from tooth decay, but crowns are also used to repair teeth that have been damaged through injury. Dental techniques have come a long way over the decades and having a crown fitted is an easy procedure to have, once you have been measured up by your dentist and you have made a decision on the crown you would like. And they are reasonably priced- porcelain-over-metal crowns usually being the more expensive.
If you are in a high position in work, operate in the public eye all the time or are just out for a brief encounter in Toxteth one night, first impressions are very important and the one of the first things you notice about someone the first time you meet, is their smile- a good, healthy smile can make a difference, from securing a deal to meeting the love of your life. Chances are, you will fail dismally if you smile like a witch in Macbeth, and with cosmetic treatments becoming cheaper and more readily available, there’s no excuse why you should be walking around with ugly, unhealthy looking teeth. One of the most favored and successful treatments on the market today, are porcelain veneers. Available on the NHS and privately, they costs around £600 each, but the finished results and the affect they have on your confidence and lifestyle, far outweigh any cost involved. They illuminate the teeth with their high, translucent sheen, covering up cracks, gaps and chips and re-instate length to your teeth. Oh yes, these can put you in that ‘red carpet’ bracket after only a couple of painless visits to your dentist. Once your dentist has prepped your teeth and taken impressions, they will be cemented into place two weeks later, once they have been made- some treatments can even do this in one visit! So, what are you waiting for? Get a veneer!
There are many ways to improve your smile on Merseyside and you don’t even have to visit a dentist anymore; home bleaching kits have become as common as a haircut and you can get them almost anywhere, from supermarkets to chemists. They’re affective and cheap- around £80- and you can do the work at your own leisure. But of course, there are also some fantastic alternatives available from your dentist too, if you don’t feel competent enough to do the work yourself. A 14 day course with Enlighten, will do the job in your sleep, once you’ve been measured up by your dentist. Another favorite at the dentists is laser whitening, the trendy one right now being ZOOM!, thanks to some highbrow make-over shows on T.V- these come with superb results, and for around a £400, you can restore the radiance to your mouth in as little as an hour. Of course, if your teeth are cracked or worn, bleaching will not really improve your smile, so you may have to venture further. Cosmetic bonding is a great way to restore chips, remove gaps, and repair cracks to the teeth- in a sense it’s a great way to ‘touch-up’ your teeth for around £150. But the Rolls-Royce method of restoring the whiteness to your teeth is to have porcelain veneers fitted. These sit beautifully in the mouth, look very natural and for around £650 a go, they’re a snip!
In the good old days of face lifting and the eternal quest of youth, it was all ‘snip and tuck here’, ‘slice and stitch there’, back then, and it would generally leave the patient with Frankenstein looking injuries afterwards until the wounds settled and healed. Well, some beauty techniques still require us to go under the knife, but a lot have thing have changed- thanks to some amazing advances in surgical techniques, surgeons are starting to move away from the blade in the favour of the laser and injection. Most dentists in the Wirral are trained to administer finite injections to numb the mouth to carry out routine dental work. So it really is no surprise to see how they have evolved into giving dermal fillings and botox injections too. The skin around the lips of the mouth, are the first dead give-away to the advancing years; they develop small crevasses and ‘crow’s feet’. A dermal filler, is a collagen based injection that is injected into these lines to regenerate the ageing cells and firm-up the skin- in some cases it can even reverse the ageing in the skin. Botox injections can also inflate the lips to restore their youthfulness. Such injections are also being used to repair damage caused by injury to the mouth and immediate surrounding areas. At around £300 a shot that may sound a tad pricey, especially as dermal fillers may have to be topped up each year, but it an extremely quick treatment with instant affects and keeps you away from the surgeon’s knife- you can’t really put a price on beauty!