The Inman Aligner braces are one of the swiftest orthodontic treatments on the market; patients start to notice results within weeks and most cases are finished within just 4 months!
What is the Inman Aligner?
The Inman Aligner is unlike traditional fixed braces; rather than using brackets and wires to move the teeth, the Inman Aligner uses a spring coil and a metal bar to push and pull the teeth into position. The springs sit behind the teeth whilst the metal bar goes across the front of the teeth. The Inman Aligner is removable, but it is intended to be worn for at least 21 hours per day.
The Inman Aligner is a treatment for the front teeth; it is designed to correct minor crowding and mild issues with the social 6, the teeth that are visible when you smile.
Am I a suitable candidate for the Inman Aligner?
If you have minor problems with your front teeth and you are looking for a fast, painless and effective orthodontic treatment, this could be the ideal selection. Our friendly dentists will be able to tell you whether you are a suitable candidate for this treatment after they have examined your mouth and assessed your needs. If you have more complex needs and you need more movement, at Aesthetic Smiles near Aylestone we will happily go through some other options with you.
Are there any drawbacks?
The Inman Aligner sounds too good to be true, boasting amazing results in just a few months, but the truth is that it really is that great. The only real downside is that it is not invisible, like some other treatments; however, the metal bar is much more discreet than traditional fixed braces and treatment is so quick that you will barely notice that you’re wearing braces.
In the past, patients who lost teeth, either through injury or dental decay, had a choice of temporary solutions, but now there is a lifelong treatment, which also boasts amazing aesthetics and incredible levels of functionality: dental implants.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are an increasingly popular treatment for missing teeth; they are designed to last a lifetime. Implants are small titanium rods, which are shaped like screws; they are fixed into small holes in the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The idea is for the implant to integrate fully into the bone tissue; once this has occurred, the implant can then be connected to a single crown, a dental bridge or a denture.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
There are many benefits of dental implants at Aesthetic Smiles near Birstall. Aside from the fact that they last a lot longer than dentures and dental bridges, they also provide better aesthetics and functionality, as the restoration is anchored firmly in place and there is no risk of it slipping or sliding. Implants are also very versatile; they can be attached to a crown, dental bridge or a denture and this means that they are beneficial for patients with one missing tooth, a number of gaps or an entire arch of lost teeth. Implants also help to reduce bone loss and they do not impact on the surrounding structures and tissues.
Dental implants are also easy to look after and maintain, as they do not require any specialist cleaning techniques.
Are dental implants suitable for everyone?
Before you have implants, our dentist will assess whether you are a suitable candidate; sometimes, if you have existing oral health problems or you lack bone density in your jaw bone treatment may be required prior to implant treatment being approved.
Dental crowns and bridges are restorative treatments, which are used to bolster broken or decayed teeth or to replace missing teeth. We recommend replacing lost teeth because spaces contribute to an increased risk of oral disease, as well as impacting on the aesthetic of the smile and your ability to chew your food properly.
Dental crowns can be used to strengthen a decayed or damaged or replace a missing tooth in cases where a patient chooses to have a dental implant to replace a single lost tooth. Crowns are often recommended when there is a large cavity, the patient has already had a large filling or they have undergone root canal treatment. Crowns are a means of making the tooth stronger and helping to protect against further injury or infection.
Crowns are sometimes known as caps because they are placed over the top of the existing tooth structure; before the crown is fitted, the tooth is cleaned and decayed tissue is removed; an impression of the tooth is created and the new crow is fabricated based on this mould. We use high grade materials, including porcelain, glass and zirconium, to produce natural-looking, durable and strong restorations.
Dental bridges are a popular treatment for missing teeth; they are used t literally bridge a gap and should last for up to 15 years. Dental bridges, like crowns, can be made from many different materials, but porcelain and ceramic bridges are most popular because they mimic natural tooth colour.
Bridges help to restore the function of the mouth, as well as making the smile look healthier and more attractive; they are more affordable than dental implants and treatment time is much shorter. Why not arrange a consultation for your tooth restoration needs near Glenfield.
Many people associate orthodontic issues with teenage patients, but we are seeing an increasing number of adults who want to improve the aesthetic of the smile by addressing orthodontic problems. It is rare to have perfectly straight teeth, but there are so many options available to address this issue now and we strongly recommend orthodontic treatment.
Why is orthodontic treatment so important?
Orthodontic issues do not go away of their own accord and they often get worse with time; many of the adult patients we see put off having treatment during their teenage years. Treatment helps to improve the alignment and positioning of the teeth and jaws to improve tooth function, reduce the risk of oral health diseases and improve confidence and self-esteem by correcting aesthetic flaws caused by misalignment.
Options for adult patients
The field of Orthodontics is exciting and full of innovation; every year, new treatments are becoming available, treatment times are getting shorter and patients have more and more choice.
Fixed braces have been used for many decades, but they have come on in leaps and bounds and modern braces work quicker and cause much less discomfort than braces in previous eras.
Invisible braces are a very popular choice for adults who would rather not show off highly visible braces every time they smile. Invisible aligners have taken the world by storm and this trend looks set to continue in the future; they offer patients the chance to get a beautifully aligned smile without having to worry about their image.
Orthodontic treatment at Aesthetic Smiles
Our expert dentists near Beaumont Leys work closely with patients to choose the perfect treatment; they will be able to recommend treatments and discuss suitable options based on your individual needs, the kind of treatment you want and your budget and preferences in terms of the look of the brace and the time-scale. Your dentist will be happy to answer any questions you have about the different types of braces and they will help you to make the right decision.
White fillings are increasingly popular, mainly due to the fact that they are much more aesthetically pleasing than metal fillings, which are clearly visible when you smile.
What are white fillings?
Fillings are a type of restoration, which is used to restore a tooth that has been weakened as a result of decay; fillings are used to fill cavities, which are holes in the teeth. As well as strengthening the tooth, fillings also help to prevent damage to the tooth and further infection.
White fillings are made from composite materials, resin or ceramic; they are designed to match the colour of the natural tooth, so that they cannot be distinguished from your natural teeth when you open your mouth.
How is a filling fitted?
The filling procedure typically takes less than an hour; in most cases the tooth is numbed to prevent any pain. The cavity is cleaned thoroughly before the decayed tissue is removed using a dental drill; the composite is then poured into the cavity and set firm using a light beam. Having a filling is nothing to worry about and you should not feel any pain; after the procedure your mouth will feel a little numb, but this will soon wear off.
Replacing metal fillings with white fillings
A growing number of people are choosing to have their metal fillings replaced with white fillings and we are happy to do this for our patients; some people have concerns about the safety of mercury amalgam fillings, while others are simply looking for a more aesthetically pleasing alternative. We will remove your old filling, clean the cavity thoroughly and then re-fill the hole using composite material.
Composite material used for white filings can also be used to patch up chipped and worn teeth; this is known as composite bonding and it is a very effective treatment for correcting minor flaws in the smile.
Get in touch with us at Aesthetic Smiles near Thurmaston for more information and to arrange your consultation.
At Aesthetic Smiles near Leicester we not only create beautiful, gleaming smiles, but also gorgeous, youthful facial aesthetics. We use the latest and best anti-ageing facial treatments to revitalise and rejuvenate the skin to produce a natural glow and radiant smooth complexion.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are a popular, non-invasive facial treatment, which have a range of benefits for the aesthetic of the skin. Fillers are designed to smooth the skin, reducing the visibility of lines and wrinkles and giving skin a gorgeous healthy glow, but they also add volume to the cheeks to create more definition. Fillers can also be used to add more plumpness to the lips.
As we age, the skin loses elasticity and often, this results in the formation of fine lines; as the collagen deposits diminish, the skin can also start to look dull and sunken. Fillers are a non-surgical means of boosting volume in the skin and making you look younger and more vivacious.
Our most popular treatments include Juvederm and Teosyal, both of which are non-invasive, temporary treatments.
The procedure is very simple and quick and typically treatment takes less than 30 minutes; a fine needle is used to inject the filler and we will target the areas you feel are problematic; most people choose to add volume to their cheeks and to reduce lines and wrinkles around the nose, eyes and mouth.
How long do the effects of treatment last?
Typically, the results of dermal filler treatment last up to 10 months; after this period of time, you can decide whether or not to top-up your treatment by arranging another session.
If you lose a tooth you may feel like it’s the end of the world and you’re going to be shying away from smiling for months to come, but we have a solution, which will have you smiling again in no time. Teeth-in-a-day allows patients to benefit from a new tooth in just one day.
Usually, implant treatment takes several months; one the implant is fitted, it takes a long time for it to integrate into the bone before the new restoration is even attached. With same-day teeth, the implant and restoration are fitted on the same day, meaning that patients can enjoy restored oral function and a more attractive and healthier looking smile.
What are the benefits?
The obvious benefit of this treatment is that the results are almost immediate and patients do not have to wait around to enjoy the benefits of their dental implants. Patients will not only feel more confident with a new set of teeth, but they will also be able to enjoy eating without worrying.
As treatment time is much shorter and there is no need for a temporary implant, fewer dental appointments are required.
Teeth-in-a-day dental implants are maintained in exactly the same way as normal dental implants and they are designed to last a lifetime.
Are there any risks?
All surgical procedures carry risks and therefore there are some risks associated with immediate dental implants; however, the benefits of treatment often far outweigh the risks and our expert team does all it can to minimise the chance of complications or side-effects.
What happens if there are spaces in the mouth?
Without implant or other restorative treatment there are risks of oral health problems, tooth movement and jaw shrinkage; many people also find that their speech is altered and chewing becomes more difficult. There is also the obvious problem that the smile looks less attractive. Get in touch with the team near Western Park for more help and information.
At Aesthetic Smiles near Victoria Park we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments and our treatment list is ever-growing to incorporate the latest treatments and services. Our aim is to create truly beautiful smiles and we believe we have treatments to benefit patients with all kinds of aesthetic flaws and issues; our treatments include:
We offer in-chair and at-home whitening treatments, which lighten and brighten the teeth, creating gorgeous, natural and glowing smiles. Our in-chair treatments take less than an hour, or you can choose to get the smile of your dreams in the comfort of your own home with one of our amazing whitening kits.
Gum and tooth contouring
Gum contouring, also known as gum reshaping, is a procedure designed to treat patients with a gummy smile; this occurs when you the gum tissue covers a large proportion of the tooth, making the teeth look small and short. A gummy smile is not a medical problem and it does not cause pain or any other symptoms, but it can affect a person’s confidence and the way they feel about their appearance. Gum contouring is designed to reduce the amount of gum that is visible when you smile and reveal more of the tooth crown, which improves the balance and overall look of the smile.
We also offer tooth contouring to improve the shape and size of the teeth and create a more attractive smile.
Porcelain veneers are a very popular treatment; they are placed over the top of the natural teeth to produce a flawless smile. Veneers are available in different shades and shapes and they are custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly. They are a great option for patients with chipped, stained and worn teeth.
White fillings are an amazing aesthetically-pleasing alternative to mercury amalgam fillings. They blend in with your natural tooth structure and cannot be seen when you smile, yawn or open your mouth to talk. White fillings are strong and durable and they are suitable for most patients.
We also provide smile makeovers, which combine a number of treatments to produce the perfect smile.
At Aesthetic Smiles near Stoneygate we actively encourage good oral hygiene and firmly believe that prevention is better than cure, especially when it comes to your gums. Unfortunately, gum disease is all too common, despite the fact that it can be prevented very easily.
What causes gum disease?
Poor oral hygiene is the main cause of gum disease, but there are also other factors, which can increase your risk of developing gum disease, including your diet, smoking and taking certain types of medication; if you are pregnant or you have diabetes, you may also have a higher risk of gum disease.
Poor oral hygiene contributes to the formation of plaque, a sticky white substance, made from bacteria and pieces of food, which clings to your gum line and irritates your gums, causing them to become painful and inflamed.
Symptoms of gum disease
Gum disease gets worse over the course of time, so it’s important to get treatment as soon as possible; this means seeing your dentist when you spot warning signs, such as bleeding when you brush, sore, tender and swollen gums and an unpleasant taste in your mouth.
Looking after your gums
Brushing your teeth will help to remove plaque from your mouth, but good oral hygiene is often not enough to keep your gums healthy. Flossing is important for your gums, as it targets the gum line, which tends to attract plaque and bacteria; you may find that when you floss for the first time your gums bleed; this is very common but if they continue to bleed, see your dentist. The foods you eat play an important role in gum health, so try to avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks and ensure you take in plenty of calcium and vitamin C. Smoking is also a major risk factor for gum disease and if you can give up, this make a massive difference to your oral and overall health; we can offer help and advice for patients who want to try and quit smoking.
Many patients feel anxious when they go to the dentist and one of the major causes of nervousness is a fear of needles and injections. If you suffer from this phobia, The Wand could help.
What is The Wand?
The Wand is a treatment used to eliminate pain and stress from having injections; needles are used frequently in dentistry to give anaesthetic and this treatment can help to make having dental treatment much less daunting for patients who are scared of needles.
The Wand is a painless injection, which controls the flow of the anaesthetic or medicine through the needle; it does not look like a normal injection and is similar to a pen. The Wand helps to prevent pain by using computer technology to control the speed at which the anaesthetic is injected into the vein; in most cases, injections are painful because the fluid is injected too quickly or there is a sudden surge of fluid and The Wand helps to ensure that this will never be a problem. The Wand also helps to make sure that the correct amount of anaesthetic is injected.
Who can benefit from treatment using The Wand?
The Wand is designed for people who are anxious about needles and injections and it is suitable for adults and children. The Wand looks a lot less menacing than a traditional injection and it tackles the major cause of painful injections: an uneven, quick flow.
The Wand makes going to the dentist less stressful for nervous patients and this means that patients are more inclined to visit their dentist on a regular basis, which reduces the risk of dental problems.
If you suffer from dental phobia or dental anxiety, contact us today at Aesthetic Smiles near Braunstone; The Wand is just one of many treatments and techniques we employ to help patients feel more relaxed.