Creating Smiles in Clapham

At Clapham South Dental Centre, we pride ourselves on providing patients with the highest standard of professionalism and care across all aspects of dentistry. We welcome both private and NHS patients all year round, and offer a wide array of both cosmetic and NHS backed dental care across a number of procedures and methodologies to all ages and stages of life. One of the foundation stones here is our longstanding relationship, built on trust and understanding, as well as the good rapport that we share with the patients. Patients have the ability to choose the dental practitioner with whom they feel most at ease – and in the event of an emergency, they can be assured that they will receive the highest standard of dental care that same day.

Invisible Braces in ClaphamDiscreet orthodontics

One of the popular cosmetic treatments that we offer here is the installation of various forms of discreet orthodontic and dental alignment procedures, such as Invisalign, invisible braces in Clapham and clear braces. Invisalign is a non-invasive retainer method of dental alignment, which is largely favoured by teenagers and young adults over conventional methods of dental alignment such as typical ‘train-track’ fused braces. The process of installing Invisalign consists of a custom made mould being created from the patient’s teeth, using a malleable patented plastic called SmartTrack. Once made, the patient takes this mould home and when worn over the course of treatment -( which varies depending on the severity of the necessary realignment, although typically lasts about twelve months) – gradually aligns the patient’s teeth to the specifications set out by a practitioner of their choosing prior to beginning the process. The benefits of Invisalign over conventional orthodontic methods is that, when worn, the mouthguard is practically undetectable. Also the retainer is removable, and as such can be worn at a time convenient to the patient. This method of dental alignment is greatly popular as it allows patients to undergo essential alignment, without attracting any unwanted attention from peers or colleagues. Invisible braces in Clapham are another form of dental alignment that we offer. These are similar to conventional, fused ‘train-track’ braces in that they are fixed to the front of the patient’s teeth, however they are fused using clear or white ceramic plastic alloy rather than metal, and as such, are virtually undetectable to the untrained eye. This method of treatment is particularly effective for short-term realignment and can help vastly boost a patient’s self-esteem.

Facial rejuvenation

Another treatment we offer, which is not a dental procedure but rather a facial rejuvenation treatment, is the application of Botox injections. Botox works by injecting a botulinum toxin directly into the small facial muscles that cause expression lines and wrinkles, freezing the nerve endings within them, leaving patients looking more youthful and revitalised. The process of undertaking botox injections is a relatively simple and painless one, and patients can expect to see the results after just fifteen minutes – and enjoy them for around three to six months, depending on the extent of the treatment. Botox injections are only carried out by a qualified practitioner whom the patient trusts, and the results can vastly boost and restore their self- esteem returning a youthful bloom to the skin.

Cosmetic care from Clapham South Dental

At Clapham South Dental we hold the needs and requirements of each individual patient as our highest priority. Rather than adopting a one-size-fits-all approach that is favoured by numerous other practices across the country, we believe that each set of teeth we deal with is as unique as those bearing them, and as such, we offer a bespoke, tailored service that fits the requirements of the individual, not the many. As an NHS and private dental practitioners, we offer a wide array of treatments across a number of different methodologies that fit the needs of all our patients – be it cosmetically orientated, or structurally centred, at Clapham South Dental we will provide the necessary care. Patients here have the ability to choose the gender of their preferred practitioner, and treatment is only carried out once the patient feels ready, and by a dentist of their choosing with whom they share a good rapport..

Invisalign in ClaphamHidden wonders

Discreet orthodontic alignment procedures such as Invisalign in Clapham are particularly popular here at Clapham South Dental – favoured largely by teenagers and young adults over conventional methods of orthodontic alignment such as typical fused ‘train-track’ braces. The process of Invisalign in Clapham consists of a mouthguard being constructed of the patient’s teeth from a patented SmartTrack plastic – chosen for its durable, yet malleable nature. Once a mould has been created, a retainer is made, and worn by the patient for a sustained period of time – which differs depending on the extent of treatment, but typically lasts about twelve months. During this time, the retainer gradually aligns the patient’s teeth to the specifications that were established with a dental practitioner they trust wholeheartedly, before treatment began. This method of discreet orthodontics has grown in popularity in recent years as, when the mouthpiece is worn, it is practically undetectable from the naked eye – and as such allows for patients to undergo the alignment process without attracting any unwanted attention. Another reason for the increase in popularity of Invisalign in Clapham over conventional orthodontic treatments is that the retainer is removable, and as such can be worn at a time that is convenient to the patient – such as when at home or asleep, unlike typical fused braces.

Another form of discreet orthodontics we offer at Clapham South Dental is the installation of Invisible braces. These are similar to conventional braces, in that they are fused to the front of a patient’s teeth, however they differ in that they are constructed from a see-through plastic alloy, which is colour matched to the patient’s teeth – and as such are far less visible than typical titanium ‘train-tracks’. Lingual braces are another form of discreet orthodontics on offer here. These are again similar to conventional braces, however they are fused to the backs of a patient’s teeth – and thus are virtually undetectable from the front. Treatments of this sort can vastly boost a patient’s self-esteem and confidence as they allow for them to undertake essential dental realignment, without affecting their outward appearance.

Restoring the vitality of youth

One service is offered here at Clapham South Dental which is not a dental treatment – but rather a method of facial rejuvenation, is the application of Botox injections. Botox utilises a botulinum toxin which is directly administered into a patient’s face, reducing signs of ageing. This is done by freezing the nerve endings which cause expression lines and wrinkles, resulting in a youthful vitality being restored. Botox treatment is only carried out by trained professionals, and after treatment it only takes around fifteen minutes for patients to see the effects take place. Depending on the level of treatment, Botox injections can last from around 6 to 12 months and  vastly boost a patient’s self-esteem, restoring youthful vitality to the skin.

Making Clapham smile better

At Clapham South Dental, it is our goal to provide our patients with a dental care experience that is catered to their individual needs and requirements in an environment that is comfortable, professional and relaxing. Rather than adopting a one-size-fits-all approach to dentistry, we believe that each patient’s smile is as unique as those bearing them – and as such, no two treatments are exactly the same. As we are both an NHS backed organisation, and a private practice, we offer a wide array of treatments across both cosmetic and structural dentistry. Our patients have the ability to choose which gender they prefer to be seen by, and treatment is only carried out after lengthy non-formal consultations with a practitioner with whom they feel comfortable and confident.

Botox in ClaphamBehind the scenes

One treatment we offer here, which is a popular cosmetic procedure, is the insertion of discreet orthodontics, such as Invisalign retainers. These are a widely praised, removable, non-invasive alternative form of dental realignment that differs from conventional dental braces. Conventional braces are often referred to as ‘train-tracks’, fused to the front of a patient’s teeth they clearly affect outward appearance and are often uncomfortable. Invisalign treatments use a custom made mouthguard constructed from a patented ‘SmartTrack’ plastic – chosen for it’s malleable yet firm consistency. This retainer, when worn at a time convenient to the patient, gradually aligns their teeth using built in pressure points to the specifications set out with their trusted dental practitioner here at Clapham South Dental. When worn, the Invisalign retainer is practically invisible which may explain its popularity with teenagers and young adults as it allows them to undergo essential dental realignment, without attracting any unwanted attention or scrutiny from peers of colleagues.

Invisible braces are another form of discrete dental alignment we offer at Clapham South Dental. These are similar to conventional fused braces, however the sockets that are fused to the patient’s teeth are constructed from a white plastic alloy that has been colour matched to the pigments of the patient’s teeth, and as such are far less visible from the outside. Clear braces are again similar, only they are fused to the teeth with clear see-through plastic sockets, which are almost undetectable from the outside.

Youthful vitality

Another cosmetic treatment on offer here at Clapham South Dental are injections of Botox in Clapham. These are not a dental procedure but rather a form of facial rejuvenation, which is used to halt visible signs of ageing or stress on a patient’s face. The process of injecting Botox is only carried out by a registered professional whom the patient trusts, and is a relatively simple and painless undertaking that lasts only fifteen minutes, before patients can see the effects taking place. Botox in Clapham uses botulinum toxin, which is injected into the tiny nerve endings on a patient’s face that cause lines or wrinkles. This toxin freezes the nerve endings, and smooths them out – thus resulting in patients appearing visibly younger and with a renewed youthful vitality. The effects of Botox in Clapham can be seen for around 6-12 months, and can massively boost the self-esteem and confidence of those who undergo the injections.

Tailored dental service

Here at Clapham South Dental Centre, we are fully committed to providing the local residents of Clapham with the highest standards of dental professionalism, care and consideration. We gladly welcome both private and NHS patients, and we offer a wide array of both cosmetic and structural dental solutions, and utilise some of the most cutting-edge dental equipment and methodologies available. One of our founding principles is to provide our patients with a bespoke, tailored dental experience that caters to their individual needs and requirements – rather than adopting a one-size-fits-all approach that is often found in other practices. It is by building a good rapport and longstanding relationships with our patients that we have become established in the local Clapham community, and we are proud to continue to serve its residents.

Invisible Braces in ClaphamDiscreet orthodontics

Some procedures which has gained a large degree of popularity in recent years here are Botox, Invisalign, Invisible braces and clear braces here in is Clapham. These treatments are becoming increasingly favoured over contemporary orthodontics such as fused metal ‘train-track’ braces which are often uncomfortable and largely impact on a patient’s outward appearance –  sometimes having a detrimental effect on their self- esteem or confidence. The process of Invisalign replaces conventional fused braces with a custom fitted, removable retainer which gradually aligns a patient’s teeth to their correct specifications agreed during consultations with a practitioner of the patient’s choosing prior to beginning treatment. The Invisalign retainer is constructed from a patented ‘SmartTrack’ plastic, which is used due to it’s malleable yet firm qualities. Inside the retainer, pressure points gradually push the patient’s teeth into their correct position over the course of treatment – which varies depending on the degree of misalignment, but typically lasts around twelve months. Invisible braces in Clapham are another form of discreet orthodontics we offer. These are similar to typical metal braces, however invisible braces in Clapham are constructed from clear plastic brackets, which are far less visible from the outside. Clear braces are again similar to Invisible braces in Clapham in that they are fused to the front of a patient’s teeth, however they are constructed from white plastics that are colour-matched to the surrounding teeth enabling them to blend in unobtrusively.

Fountain of youth

One treatment on offer here, which is not a dental treatment but rather a form of facial rejuvenation, are Botox injections. These are facial injections that are used to halt the visible signs of ageing on a patient’s face such as wrinkles or lines. Botox treatment works by administering a botulinum toxin directly into the tiny facial muscles on a patient’s face that control expressions. The botulinum toxin freezes these nerve endings, causing them to smooth over, and thus the patient appears visibly younger. Botox injections are only administered by a qualified professional, and the entire process only lasts around fifteen minutes from being administered before patients can see the effects taking place. Effects of botox can be enjoyed for between 6-12 months, depending on the extent of treatment and can vastly restore the self confidence and vitality of those undertaking treatment.

Looking at getting straighter teeth in Clapham?

Are misaligned, crooked and gappy teeth blighting your look? Do you long for straight teeth, but are put off by the image of traditional gun-metal bracket and wire braces? If so, clear braces in Clapham could be the answer for you.

Clear Braces in ClaphamOver the last 20 years, dental techniques and means of straightening have developed dramatically, creating a range of discreet braces that can enhance your teeth without compromising your smile. At Clapham South Dental Centre, we offer a selection of clear, discreet braces that can provide solutions for almost any mild to moderate misalignment issue.

How do clear braces in Clapham work?

In Clapham, clear braces are created using a variety of different apparatus. They come in both fixed and removable types, so that the right fit can be found for you. Fixed clear braces utilise clear plastic brackets and tooth coloured wires to blend into your natural teeth. Some varieties are targeted to the front teeth to reduce treatment times, while others need longer to correct more complex issues.

Removable braces are not even technically braces, they are clear plastic bespoke aligners designed to fit your teeth exactly. These offer the ultimate in flexibility, especially for one-off occasions when you need to remove your brace.

The advantages of discreet braces

The main advantage of clear braces is discretion. Being able to straighten teeth discreetly means you can have the smile you’ve always wanted without damaging your confidence. The added advantage, of course, is the improvement to the health of your teeth. Teeth straightening improves your oral health in a number of ways. Firstly, misaligned teeth are more likely to harbour bacteria due to all the tiny spaces in between teeth that can’t be cleaned easily. This creates the perfect place for decay to take hold. Secondly, wonky teeth can place strain on the jaw and surrounding teeth. This leads to a number of issues from tension and headaches, teeth grinding and even damage to surrounding teeth over time.

What’s the next step?

Come in and see us. We need to fully assess your teeth, have a chat about what you would like to achieve, and then discuss the correct straightening option for you.

Braces that like to play hide and seek

Teeth straightening has a new trick: it can be done invisibly. Thanks to changes in techniques and dental materials, braces have undergone a complete evolution with a new generation of invisible braces in Clapham. At Clapham South Dental Centre, we have invested in a range of discreet brace options that can straighten your teeth without any mar on your looks.

Invisible Braces in ClaphamAlthough we cannot recommend a brace for you without seeing you first, we’d like to give you an overview of the options available to you. Once you’ve had a taste of the possibilities, contact us so we can make a full assessment of your straightening needs.

Going undercover

Incognito has fully embraced being invisible. By attaching to the back of your teeth, they straighten while hiding completely out of view. This innovative design employs brackets that are tailored to fit each of your teeth individually. They are then tightened by using connective wires. These lingual braces will reshape your smile without any compromise to the way you look. However, you’ll need to be fully committed to the process as they need care and attention to keep them clean throughout the straightening process.

The brace that isn’t really a brace

Invisalign isn’t truly a brace, it’s actually an aligner. Using the latest in 3D technology these clever invisible braces in Clapham are designed specifically for your needs. They straighten teeth over 18 months to 2 years using a series of aligners that reposition your teeth in incremental steps. They are perfect for someone who needs flexibility of use and minimum time for care and cleaning. They are fully removable as you’ll replace each aligner with a new one every 7 to 10 days.

On target

If you’re needing a quick result for a special occasion, or only need your front teeth straightening then the Inman Aligner could be for you. Targeting the ‘social 6’ front teeth, these spring-loaded invisible braces in Clapham assert pressure quickly and effectively, creating dramatic changes in as little as 6-18 weeks.

Call us today to start your discreet teeth straightening journey to a beautiful new smile without compromise.

An answer to teeth adjustment

Do you have teeth that are slightly uneven or crooked? Do they bother you to the point where you’ve thought about braces but you haven’t liked the idea of having them in your mouth? That’s okay. Did you know that there’s an easier option to help you? Instead of the fixed metal braces you might have had to wear years ago, there’s Invisalign in Clapham, an almost invisible aligner you can wear over your teeth and take out when you need to eat or brush.

Invisalign in ClaphamBenefits of Invisalign

It’s been used by many patients to help with straightening or realigning their teeth and there’s a reason why. Here are some of the great benefits of using Invisalign:

  • the transparent material means that the aligner can’t be seen by others, which makes patient much less self-conscious
  • the material also means that the aligner is lightweight and comfortable to wear, compared with some other types of braces
  • the aligner is easy to take out when you want to eat and brush your teeth, which means less challenge when cleaning hard-to-reach areas
  • Invisalign won’t have any adverse effect on teeth that don’t need adjusting
  • you get several sets of aligners at a time and change them every 7-10 days.

Getting Invisalign

At Clapham South Dental Centre, our dental team has been providing Invisalign in Clapham for a long time and we’ve seen fantastic results for our patients. We’ll meet you for a consultation to carry out an assessment and find out what needs to be corrected. If there’s any initial treatment needed, this may need to be done first to get your teeth into the optimum condition. One of our dentists can tell you all you need to know about using Invisalign and how it works. Though it is removable, it does still mean it needs to be worn for 22 hours a day, so you’ll need to be self-disciplined to keep it in!

Speak to us

To find out about Invisalign in Clapham, our team can help. We’ll happily have a you to talk about your wants and needs, fears and ultimately what you want to achieve with your smile. Give us a call or come in and see us.

How does Botox work?

Botox has become a common treatment. People even casually mention in conversations that they’ve had done on their lunch break. It’s certainly true that Botox is a quick treatment that can be done as part of your working day, but what actually is it? Botox is a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin, produced by a type of bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. This is most commonly found in forests and soil. It’s become an effective way of removing age lines and wrinkles found in the skin, as well as for a range of other quibbles and symptoms.

Botox in ClaphamIs Botox for you?

If you’re finding that you have age lines you’d like to improve on and want to find out about Botox in Clapham, our team of highly-experienced staff can help you get started. Botox is proven to be safe and effective.

Considering your options for Botox in Clapham takes some thought and, to find out more, one of our team can meet with you to discuss what you want to get out of it.

What happens at an appointment?

At Clapham South Dental Centre, we have effectively treated many patients with Botox in Clapham to meet individual needs. It’s injected straight into the skin, where it works to go into certain muscles around where you want to reduce lines. The activity of these muscles is reduced after the muscle movement is reduced and the nerve impulses are temporarily blocked. An appointment can be as short as 15-20 minutes.

How many appointments do I need?

One treatment of Botox is needed for a specific area you want to address. Further treatments can be organised for Botox in Clapham for any other problem areas you want to change.

How long do the effects last?

Botox isn’t a treatment that is permanent and many patients return for further Botox treatments if lines start to reappear. Depending on the individual, the effects of Botox can last between 3 to 6 months. The lines will gradually reappear from everyday body movement as you go about everyday life.

Cost

At our clinic, the cost for Botox in Clapham starts from £37.50 a month. The price of treatments varies depending on how much you’d like to be done.

Why invisible braces?

Many people tremble at the idea of wearing braces, though they’re aware they may need them. This is mainly due to having their braces on display over their teeth and thoughts about difficulties with cleaning teeth or to do everyday things, such as eat. This is where invisible braces in Clapham can provide a difference in terms of subtlety and comfort.

Invisible Braces in ClaphamBenefits of invisible braces

One of the key benefits is that they’re made of transparent material, which means that people you see every day, from colleagues to friends, won’t notice you’re wearing braces. This is a great advantage for patients who aren’t comfortable with having them on display, yet want to realign their teeth. The material tends to be much more lightweight, soft and comfortable for patients to wear. Some types of invisible braces in Clapham are removeable, too, making it easier to clean teeth.

Invisible braces we offer

Finding a dentist that offers invisible braces in Clapham can be a tough job. We offer invisible braces in Clapham available both as fixed and removeable types, which suit individual patients, depending on what they need. While some patients opt for the ease of having braces fixed in place that they don’t have to continually take out and put back in, other patients prefer to have the option to take them out. Clapham South Dental Centre is a professional and modern clinic with a well- experienced dental team that provides a few different options for you to find invisible braces in Clapham.

How to look after your braces

It’s effective to brush teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush just as much as you usually would, twice a day in the morning and before bed. If possible, you can go for a fluoride mouthwash to rinse around the teeth, tongue and gums. Where there are challenging areas to reach, you can go for either interdental brushes or floss to gently wind in-between and pull out from trapped areas. With removable braces, you will need to put them back in directly after cleaning your teeth.

For more information

Like to know more about invisible braces in Clapham? Come in and see us to register and make an appointment.

Feel your teeth could be straighter?

Even though you think it could help, does the thought of braces put you off? It’s understandable you might feel that way, but braces have come a long way in their development and there are options that provide far more comfort and ease than before. Depending on the condition of your teeth and what you need, there are both metal and clear brace options available.

Clear Braces in ClaphamAbout braces

Did you realise that there are a few different types of clear braces in Clapham available to use? They’re all in slightly different forms providing help with solving the issue, whether it’s overlapping or teeth that need straightening.

Who can wear clear braces?

As well as children, adults in need of having their teeth adjusted or realigned can get clear braces in Clapham. They aren’t only offered to children and, more commonly, adults are turning to clear braces in Clapham as a way of improving problems experienced in later life.

At Clapham South Dental Centre, we have a team of experienced dentists available to take you through the process of getting clear braces in Clapham and offering a type of brace to suit your preferences.

What are clear braces?

As the name suggests, clear braces are made of almost transparent material so that they’re much less noticeable to other people. These can include fixed braces that remain on your teeth as well as removeable braces.

About clear aligners

Invisalign are made up of custom-made plastic aligners that fit over your teeth. These are made from dental impressions taken of your teeth.

These aligners must be changed every 7-10 days, with the teeth adjusting gradually over time. Clear aligners provide a comfortable and lightweight option for people who don’t want to opt for metal braces.

How long to wear braces for

Overall, braces need to be worn over a relatively long period of time; between 9-18 months for the problem to be resolved. With a removable clear brace, this needs to be worn for most of the day, taking it out at mealtimes.

Cost of clear braces

The prices can vary with braces in general. With us, prices start from £125 a month, with an interest-free period of 12 months.