January 30th, 2012
It can be hard work wearing braces, with weeks or months of dental appointments, discomfort and embarrassment ahead of you. Even those who are wearing the most modern invisible braces will wonder at times if the end result is really worth all the trouble. Of course on the final day of treatment, when you see the way your teeth looked before and the way they look now, you will realise that it has been more than worth it and that you now have the perfect smile you have always dreamed of.
Although, there may be something else you can do to make your smile even more dazzling. Wearing braces for a long period of time could have left your teeth looking less than pearly white, either due to your inability to keep them completely clean or because of the cement stains left behind on your teeth from the braces themselves.
Luckily, there are several teeth whitening treatments available that can restore your teeth to their former glory, or make them look even better than they have for years. Some people choose to use home teeth-whitening treatments, assuming that products bought on the High Street and those available in the dental clinic use the same active ingredients and will both have the same results. Dentists are allowed to use teeth whitening treatments that contain higher amounts of these active ingredients than those you can buy in your local supermarket. This guarantees better and longer-lasting results, while you can also be assured that the process will be carried out safely and effectively by a trained professional.
Dentists can even offer treatments not available on the High Street, such as laser teeth whitening, to complete the look after treatment like invisible braces. These work in a similar way to conventional products, with the application of a whitening agent, but the teeth are then exposed to a laser for faster and more impressive results. After all if you have spent all that time and money on orthodontic treatment to make sure your smile is as straight as possible, isn’t it worth spending a little more to make sure your teeth are also as white as possible?
January 29th, 2012
Mr Winston graduated with a B.D.S degree from the University of Glasgow in 2000 and moved down to the Manchester area and has been providing orthodontic tooth straightening services in Mossley since then. Since then he has attained a Master of Science degree in orthodontics.
The practice now provides state of the art tooth straightening treatments including six month smiles. What differentiates six month smiles from other orthodontic treatments is first of all the length of time that the treatment takes and secondly the clear plastic material the invisible braces are made from. This makes this type of treatment very attractive to adult patients who have always wanted a beautiful smile but would never consider the option of metal braces for two years. That is why more and more adult patients are undergoing orthodontic treatment than ever before and many of these patients in Manchester are coming to see Mr Winston at Mossley Dental Care because of the experience he has and the high quality results he is obtaining.
It has become very common at Mossley Dental Care for patients to come and see Mr Winston stating that they have an event in six to twelve months time that they want straight teeth for. Usually its their own wedding but is also often someone elses or an important birthday that they would love straight teeth for. Mr Winston treats many brides to be and is used to working within a restricted time frame.
Although compromises may be necessary if you leave it too late to begin treatment these patients are always delighted with their life changing results. Please visit our smile gallery to see some of the great cases that have been completed by Mr Winston.
Our initial consultation is fee and to book an appointment please phone our reception on 01457 83 73 61. We offer great value for money and a high quality service. Six Month Smiles is just one of several invisible brace options that Mr Winston offers and these can be discussed at your first visit.
January 28th, 2012
Orthodontic braces are a wonderful invention and have helped millions of people to get the smile they have always dreamed of. Unfortunately having all that metal and plastic in your mouth does make it much harder to keep your teeth and gums clean and your general oral health can suffer if you don’t monitor the situation closely. There are specialist brushes and tools that you can use to clean the gaps between teeth and braces, and regular check-ups with your dentist can help with the early detection of any potential problems.
The best thing you can do, if you know you are going to have braces fitted in the near future, is to make an appointment with a dental hygienist. At Mossley Dental Care, Dukinfield we recommend that all our orthodontic patients attend a session with our hygienist prior to being fitted with braces, as well as making regular appointments throughout the course of their treatment.
Making sure that your teeth and gums are as healthy and clean as possible before you have your braces fitted can help you in the long run to maintain the health of your smile during your orthodontic treatment. The hygienist will give all your teeth a thorough clean and polish, especially the teeth at the back which are difficult to reach at the best of times and will only become trickier once you are wearing braces. Dental hygienists will be able to give you a few tips on how to keep your teeth clean depending on what braces you are going to get and may even be able to recommend some helpful products.
Some modern braces are removable, which means that you can take them out while eating to stop pieces of food getting trapped. Obviously it also makes keeping your teeth and gums clean much easier if you don’t have to work around metal or plastic braces. However, even if you have removable braces a session with the hygienist before you start to wear them will do no harm at all, and you should still attend regular check-ups with your dentist to ensure that your orthodontic treatment is progressing well and that your oral health is still good.
January 26th, 2012
There are a bewildering number of dental braces on the market and choosing the right one might seem to be a choice for your orthodontist alone. Of course the advice and expertise of a trained dentist is vital in ensuring that the braces you choose will fix your particular problem, but the patient is the one who will have to live with the choice they make. So at Mossley Dental Care we believe that it is just as important to choose a treatment option that will fit in with your lifestyle, as well as enhance your smile.
For years teens have been stuck with ugly metal “train-tracks” braces if they needed orthodontic work; being a teenager is hard enough without feeling embarrassed by your smile for two or three years. However, thanks to the almost invisible Invisalign braces, young people can wear their braces without anyone even noticing. Invisalign aligners can also be removed for special occasions or for eating, making it much easier for teens to take care of their teeth. The special Invisalign Teen aligners are even able to monitor how much they are being worn, to make sure your child isn’t taking them out too often.
Adults with braces have usually chosen to have the work done, meaning that orthodontists don’t need to check up on them so much. Even then there are various braces available depending on how serious your crooked teeth or gaps are, where they are located and how long you want to wear the aligners for. If you only want a quick, cosmetic improvement for your smile – perhaps for your upcoming wedding day – the Inman Aligner is probably the best option. A fast fix for orthodontic problems the Inman product’s focus specifically on the front teeth, quickly improving the appearance of your smile in as little as two months.
They are many decisions you can discuss with your Denton dentist to find the best brace for you. Is comfort more important than speedy results? Do you want your braces to be as invisible as possible or are aesthetics not one of your main concerns?
Whatever your needs and requirements we will help you find the best brace treatment for you.
January 24th, 2012
In years gone by the only option for patients who had lost their teeth, or had one or two missing teeth, was to wear a set of dentures. While these were satisfactory when it came to looks and basic functionality, there were a lot of problems. Food could become stuck, dentures were broken or even lost and many would often start to feel loose over time, as the jawbone itself began to deteriorate and shrink.
Mossley Dental Care in Glossop can now offer the modern alternative to dentures in the form of dental implants. This service is provided by a specialist dentist and nurse, whose aim is to not only restore a patient’s smiles but also their confidence. Many people who make the decision to come in for dental implants have not been to the dentist for many years, often because they are embarrassed about their missing teeth. However, the staff at Mossley Dental Care are only interested in making sure that patients get the best possible results from their dental implant treatment and that they are happy and comfortable with the whole process.
Every step of the procedure is explained in great detail before treatment begins, giving patients the opportunity to make an informed decision and to ask any questions they have about dental implants. The most frequent question often concerns how much pain the patient will experience. During the procedure itself small holes have to be drilled into the jawbone for the dental implant screws, but the patient will feel no pain thanks to a local anaesthetic and they should only experience mild discomfort for a couple of days after this part of the procedure.
The rest of the treatment, which involves the fitting of the false teeth themselves to the dental implants, is not painful at all. However, you do have to wait some time after the first part of the process to get your new smile, in order for the implant and jawbone to fuse and heal properly.
Whether you already have dentures or have been struggling through life with missing teeth, dental implants are the ideal way to restore your smile and can even help keep your jawbones strong and healthy into old age, reducing the likelihood of other oral health problems.
January 22nd, 2012
Mossley Dental is becoming very popular for invisible braces treatments in Manchester and there are a number of reasons for this.
Firstly we offer a free initial consultation which means you can come along for a first visit to find out all about the treatment and this wont cost you a penny and you are under no obligation or pressure to commit yourself to orthodontic treatment. We certainly hope we will impress you enough that you will choose to progress with treatment but we encourage you to go home and think it through before reappointing.
Secondly Mossley Dental is offering extremely competitive prices and we believe we are offering great value for money. We quote a single fee which wont change and will cover every aspect of your orthodontic treatment. We don’t add on hidden extra costs. Your quote is in writing and we pride ourselves in our fairness when it comes to pricing. There are various payment options including interest free payment terms so you can spread the cost. We also offer free home tooth whitening for all our adult orthodontic patients which is a nice little bonus as we find all our tooth straightening patients want nice straight white teeth at the end of treatment.
Thirdly Mr Winston has a Masters of Science degree in orthodontics and is proud to offer a very high quality of care. He takes great pride in his treatments and ensures every patient is happy with their result before the braces are removed. Every patient is given plenty time and nobody is every rushed in the dental chair. We make you feel relaxed with a TV on the ceiling above the dental chair and Mr Winston is very friendly and gentle with you.
Lastly Mossley Dental offers evening appointments so you can attend after work if you want and we are easily accessible from most areas in and around Manchester. We have free parking around the practice and so we feel it may well be worth your while to give us a try. Invisible braces no longer take years and most of our adult patients have six month smiles.
You have nothing to loose and we may well be able to give you the smile you always dreamed of.
January 22nd, 2012
Invisalign is an invisible braces system designed with clear, comfortable removable aligners. Each one of these aligners is custom-made to straighten your teeth, meaning patients are given utmost comfort and flexibility during treatment. Dentists recommend Invisalign as an orthodontic treatment when people have minor gaps between teeth or askew teeth.
Why is Invisalign important for good oral health?
Invisalign in Saddleworth not only straightens teeth in a discreet way so that others don’t know you are having braces treatment, but it also improves oral health through:
- Straightening teeth so that food is easily brushed and washed away, preventing plaque build-up.
- Better teeth alignment to gums reducing swelling and bleeding.
- Enabling better flossing that also prevents tartar accumulation.
- Being hygienic – removable for cleaning.
- Allowing easier oral function for chewing food and speaking.
- Stabilising tooth structure and bite, reducing tooth surface loss.
- Retaining mouth and facial form for beautiful appearance.
What is good oral health?
Good oral health means you take care of your gums and teeth through regular dental check-ups and visits to the dental hygienist for teeth cleaning. It also involves brushing and flossing as advised by your dentist and addressing anything related to your mouth that is out of the ordinary, such as sores in the mouth.
Having good oral health is vital for overall physical, emotional and mental well-being. It’s now well known that poor oral health can cause headaches and migraine, infections that can spread through the body, increased blood pressure and heart disease. Invisalign can keep you healthy.
January 20th, 2012
Losing a tooth is fairly common and there are various ways you may lose a tooth, from being involved in an accident or a sports injury to tripping or suffering from severe decay. There are also various treatments available from dentists in Hyde.
A dental bridge is a type of restoration which can be used to replace missing teeth. The bridge contains a false tooth, known as a pontic. There are different types of bridges, including classic fixed bridges, Maryland bridges and cantilever bridges. The type of bridge used will usually depend on the location of the gap and the health of the neighbouring teeth. The procedure to fit a bridge is straightforward and the false tooth is designed to look like a natural tooth, so that it blends in perfectly with the other teeth creating a beautiful smile.
Dental implants are another viable option to restore a missing tooth gap. Dental implants are titanium screws which are designed to replace the root section of a missing tooth. They are widely regarded as the most effective long-term means of replacing a tooth. Once the implant has been fixed into a socket in the jaw bone and integrated fully into the bone and it will perform in the same manner as a natural tooth.
It is always beneficial to replace missing teeth because gaps in the teeth affect the aesthetics of the smile, as well as increasing the risk of oral health problems and having an adverse effect on speech and the ability to eat and chew properly. Replacing a missing tooth with an implant or a dental bridge will restore full function to the mouth, as well as creating a much more aesthetically pleasing smile.
January 16th, 2012
When you take the time to find out information on Invisible braces treatment in Stockport you will find out the following:
- Invisible braces treat varied orthodontic conditions.
- Different types of invisible braces are available.
- Invisible braces benefit oral and overall health and well-being.
Invisible braces treat varied orthodontic conditions
People with crowded teeth, askew teeth, improper bites and gaps between teeth can benefit from invisible braces. Tooth irregularity can cause oral discomfort and pain, build-up of plaque and tooth decay, teeth grinding and tooth surface loss, worn and broken teeth, misaligned jaw and weak facial muscle action, poor oral function and abnormal facial structure. Invisible braces can fix orthodontic conditions such as these and enhance oral and overall health.
Different types of invisible braces treatments
Nowadays there are many different types of invisible braces available, but at Mossley Dental Care in Stockport you will find one of the absolute best in Invisalign. This is one of the most popular choices among patient, owing to the levels of comfort, discreetness and flexibility it offers. Lingual braces placed behind the teeth are also available.
Invisible braces benefit oral and overall health and well-being
Orthodontic conditions can affect a person’s appearance, confidence, emotions, ability to eat and speak, and physical health – infections and increased blood pressure can cause heart disease and neurological conditions. Asking your dentist about invisible braces can prevent future illness. Contact your local dentist today for further information and an appointment to fit in with your schedule.
January 14th, 2012
Invisible braces are now just as effective as traditional metal braces. It used to be that the clear brackets were more prone to fracture or increased resistance to tooth movement but now the invisible braces that are used at Mossley Dental Care for our Manchester patients are just as good at straightening teeth.
Some adults are resistant to the idea of having orthodontic treatment because they think they are too old or they think it will interfere with their life and jobs too much but in reality, from the feedback we receive from our adult patients at the practice, once the braces are fitted patients tell us it takes a few days for them to get used to them and then patients almost always tell us they forget they have braces on because they feel like normal after the first week or so.
Adult orthodontic treatment is becoming much more common now and Mr Winston at Mossley Dental Practice, which is situated near Manchester just off the M60 motorway, has a large amount of clinical experience using various types of invisible braces including, ceramic braces, lingual braces, Invisalign, Clearstep and the Inman aligner.
Mr Winston is a dentist with a special interest in orthodontics and has undergone postgraduate training in the subject. We treat a lot of adult patients from Manchester using clear braces or lingual braces and are achieving great results. Mr Winston is a partner at the practice and has been providing orthodontics for his patients for over ten years. See our orthodontic smile gallery to see some before and after pictures of cases that Mr Winston has treated.
A lot of patients contact us via email to ask us what the cost of treatment will be. We can give you a price range but in reality we need to see you in person to assess your individual needs and can then quote you a fixed price depending on the complexity of your case. We believe we offer a high quality service and great value for money. Various payment plans are available so you can spread the cost of your treatment.
The initial consultation is free so why not give us a try?