Discreet alignment with Invisalign

Many people suffer with some degree of misalignment when it comes to their teeth. Very few people are lucky enough to have perfectly straight teeth. Those of you who have slightly crooked, gappy or overcrowded teeth don’t have to put up with them though. The answer could be to invest in treatment with Invisalign in Clapham.

Invisalign in ClaphamAt Clapham South Dental Centre, we have helped many patients to correct moderate alignment or bite issues, with the use of Invisalign clear aligners. There are different types of Invisalign in Clapham, and the system can be used to treat a wide range of orthodontic problems.

Why bother straightening your teeth?

You may think you can just live with your crooked teeth, there are several advantages to correcting them with Invisalign in Clapham. Misaligned or overcrowded teeth are harder to clean, with more nooks and crannies where plaque and bacteria can build up. This increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Why choose Invisalign in Clapham?

The Invisalign system is incredibly advanced and very popular. It enables you to straighten your teeth without it being obvious to everyone. The clear aligners are comfortable to wear, unnoticeable to people looking at you, and are designed to be removed when eating. They need to be worn for around 22 hours a day in order to be successful, but there is no reason why you can’t remove them to play an instrument or have your photograph taken.

With Invisalign’s innovative system, we can plot your treatment digitally and predict every step. This means you can change the aligners yourself every 2 weeks and will only need to come in every 4 to 6 weeks. The advanced technology Invisalign uses means we can give you a good idea of what your smile could look like using 3D imaging. There is even an app so you can track your progress.

Spread the cost with our finance options

With our finance options you can spread the cost of treatment over a year, so you don’t have to pay for it all at once. If you think you could benefit from Invisalign in Clapham, come in for a consultation and we will talk through the options with you.

Rejuvenate your whole face at the dentist with Botox

I’m sure you know you can visit a dentist a smile for cosmetic treatment that will rejuvenate your smile, but why stop there when you can give your whole face a fresh look with Botox in Clapham?

At Clapham South Dental Centre, we can help you look younger with facial aesthetic treatments, including Botox.

Botox in ClaphamWhy visit a dentist for Botox in Clapham?

There are a number of places you can go to for Botox treatment, so why choose a dentist? Your dentist knows your face intimately – the bone structure, the muscles, the differences when you smile. A dentist is perfectly placed to know exactly where and how much Botox will most benefit your look. Dentists are used to administering injections in the face, as they do so all the time in order to give patients anaesthetic.

Of course, not just any dentist can administer Botox in Clapham. Proper training is needed in the techniques of Botox administration. At Clapham South Dental Centre, our dentists are highly trained and experienced in giving Botox treatments.

There is also the advantage of discretion – you may not want your friends and colleagues to know you are having Botox in Clapham. If they see you entering or leaving a dental practice, they are unlikely to assume you are there for Botox treatment.

What you need to know about Botox in Clapham

Although Botox is technically botulinum toxin, it is purified and has been proven to be safe to use for both cosmetic and medical treatments.

A Botox treatment can be very quick, sometimes taking as little as 15 minutes, meaning you can easily arrange an appointment in your work lunch hour.

Botox is a temporary treatment, typically lasting for around 3-6 months. If you decide you want to have regular treatments, you can set up monthly payments to spread the cost.

Botox in Clapham works by relaxing the facial muscles, making wrinkles and lines appear smoother. The treatment is better suited to certain areas of the face, and is often used on crow’s feet around the eyes, forehead lines and furrow lines between the brow. Other parts of the face are more suited to dermal fillers, which are also available at our practice.

Not just invisible but removable too

There are 2 things that put people off getting their teeth straightened. Here at Clapham South Dental Centre, time and time again we hear that our patients would love to get their teeth aligned, if only no one could see their braces and they wouldn’t have to go through all that hassle of cleaning carefully round brackets to remove food.

These are valid reasons to avoid treatment, especially for adults with busy lives and careers that require them to look professional at all times. But, having said that, having wonky teeth is becoming less acceptable with each passing year, with more pressure to have great teeth than ever before.

Invisible Braces in ClaphamThat’s why at Clapham South Dental Centre, we love that look on people’s faces when they find out there is such a thing as invisible braces in Clapham.

Invisible braces in Clapham not only can’t be seen by anyone but the closest observer, you can also take them out for eating and cleaning.

With invisible braces in Clapham, there are no more excuses for not getting your teeth straightened.

Here’s how they work:

All push, no pull

Invisible braces in Clapham look like ultra-thin mouth guards. The difference is that inside each aligner are precision placed pressure points that press on the teeth to gently nudge them along the path to alignment. You receive a series of aligners and wear them, from the first to the last, for a week to 10 days. You will know when to change to the next one because the feeling that they don’t fit will have worn off.

Easy eating and cleaning

Every time you want to consume anything other than plain water, you simply take out your aligners, store them in their carry case, eat and drink, clean your teeth and the aligners and put them back in. Easy.

Timing

Treatment times vary, but the average length is a year. Everyone has to wear a retainer afterwards to keep the teeth in place while the newly formed bone settles down and hardens up.

Come and find out more

Invisalign consultations are free. Come in and have one.

A clear view even with braces

It can be strangely fascinating to see a grown adult with metal braces all over their teeth. Have you ever found yourself unable to stop staring at someone who is clearly long out of full-time education and yet is wearing the full train track look? Don’t you wish you could look away? Don’t you wish you could ask them what could be so horribly wrong with their teeth that even now they still have braces on? Have they been wearing braces for 15 years instead of the usual 2?

Clear Braces in ClaphamImagine now being that poor person. You can bet your boots that you’re not the only person who can’t stop staring at them, wanting to know their story. And if you are in need of braces yourself, imagining being that person is enough to put you off. Thankfully, with clear braces in Clapham at Clapham South Dental centre you never have to be that person. Instead, you can glide through your treatment knowing that your clear braces in Clapham, blend in with your teeth and people have to get pretty close to you to spot them. And when they do, they will see subtle, attractive braces that look more like mouth jewellery than a straightening device.

How clear braces in Clapham work

You can choose between fixed and removable braces. The fixed braces work on the front 6-8 teeth only. These teeth have only one root and are therefore easier to move. With smaller forces required, the brackets are smaller (and made of clear ceramic) and the wires are finer too (and coated in a tooth-coloured material). These braces work best on mild to moderate misalignment issues and take only a few months to do so.

Our removable clear braces look more like mouth guards. Made of very thin, transparent plastic, they pretty much become invisible when you put them on over your teeth. You take them out for eating and cleaning but you must wear them for at least 22 hours a day to stay on schedule with treatment. The average treatment time for these aligners is one year.

Both kinds of clear braces in Clapham require you to wear a retainer for an indefinite period after straightening is completed.

Keep that professional look with Invisalign in Clapham

It would be nice if people were not so shallow as to make snap judgments about others based entirely on their appearance, but, they do. In a way, it’s not our fault we do this. Back in the mists of time before we could speak, we evolved to notice each’s smiles and the state of the teeth behind the grin. The smile told us if the stranger in question was friendly or likely to tear us limb from limb if we got too close. Looking at the teeth was one way to tell how healthy someone was. Dodgy teeth equal dodgy health and you didn’t want to get too close.

Invisalign in ClaphamInterestingly, the more we discover about teeth, the more this is proving to be true, with decay and gum disease being linked to all sorts of diseases and conditions of ill-health in the body. Having straight teeth means having teeth that are easier to keep free from decay and gum disease, but getting straight teeth means having a dodgy smile for quite a while. Or, at least, it used to. But not anymore, now that you can get Invisalign in Clapham from Clapham South Dental Centre.

What is Invisalign in Clapham?

Invisalign changed the face of teeth straightening when it came on the market back in the late 1990s. It did so by not changing the face of the people using it. Invisalign in Clapham uses a series of see-through, plastic devices that look like very thin mouth guards. When they go on over the teeth, they are so thin and well-fitting that they cannot be seen except by the super observant.

You get a series of these aligners. You start off with aligner number 1 and when you put it in for the first time, it will feel uncomfortable, like it doesn’t quite fit properly, with bits pressing on various teeth. But, bear with it. It is these pressing bits that are gently getting your teeth to shift position. After 7-10 days the jawbone will have dissolved and rebuilt itself to relieve this pressure. You change to the next in the series, and so on, until your teeth are aligned.

Fresh-faced for winter

Here we go again, back into 6 months of dark mornings, dark nights and looking exhausted under electric light. Winter in London isn’t kind to anyone’s face. So what can you do to get yourself through the gloom that lies ahead? You could go and get your hair lightened. That’ll cost a fortune and last about 3 weeks. You could buy a new wardrobe. That’ll cost a bomb and be so last season next year. You could book a holiday somewhere sunny. Another fortune spent for 2 weeks respite. It’s hardly money well spent. How about knocking a few years off your face with Botox in Clapham? It’s really not that expensive and it lasts for several months.

Botox in ClaphamBotox in Clapham will certainly get you through the worst of the winter and you can have a top-up treatment for those miserable last weeks and the early spring. You’ll be looking fresh as a daisy just in time for the snowdrops. And if you come to Clapham South Dental Centre for Botox in Clapham, you can rest assured you will look as natural as a daisy too, because our dentists really understand how all those bits under your skin work together. After all, we spent years and years in dental school learning the anatomy of the head, face and neck and since then, we’ve been working with precision injecting ever since we graduated, which was quite some time ago.

How Botox in Clapham works

You probably know all about Botox; it’s been around for years now. It’s the purified protein of the Botulinum type A toxin. When we inject tiny amounts of it into your facial muscles, it blocks the signalling between the nerves and the muscle. This means that those wrinkles that are caused by habitually contracting particular muscles start to relax. Over the course of the following week, they smooth out and appear finer, maybe even disappear.

Botox works really well on the wrinkles around the eyes, eyebrows and forehead as well as the upper lip. We know just how much to use to relax your muscles without making you look like you got frozen in the cold.

Now you see them, now you don’t: invisible braces in Clapham

If you could get your wonky teeth lined up properly, and do it without people knowing what you were up to, would you go for it? If you have answered yes to this question, you are not alone. Many people would love to get their teeth straightened, but cannot face going through months of squirming self-consciousness every time they open their mouths and show the world the clunky metal train track braces cemented onto their teeth. Train track braces are for kids, right? Maybe they are, but that does not preclude adults getting their teeth realigned, because here at Clapham South Dental Centre, we have a great range of invisible braces in Clapham.

Invisible Braces in ClaphamWhat are invisible braces in Clapham?

Invisible braces is an umbrella term used in the dental profession for any teeth straightening devices that have been designed with discretion in mind. Some are more invisible than others, but all are way less intrusive than the metal braces we all associate with the gawky early teenage years.

Dr Crandon can help you find the right invisible braces in Clapham for you

Dr Tomos Crandon is our resident braces dentist. He has spent extra years after dental school studying for a postgraduate degree in braces dentistry and many years after that working as a braces dentist. When you see Dr Crandon, you are getting treatment from a highly skilled and experienced dentist. He will be able to advise you on which braces are best for realigning your teeth.

The treatment times vary depending on what needs to be done. Teeth can only move so fast, but the younger you are, the quicker your jawbone is able to resorb and rebuild the bone. This is the process that moves the teeth. We put pressure on them and the jawbone responds to this process to relieve the sustained pressure. Keeping up the pressure in a particular direction is how we can get your teeth lined up properly.

After you finish your braces treatment, you will need to wear a retainer, either bonded to the back of your teeth or a removable one, to keep your teeth in place while the bone hardens around them.

The clear path to straight teeth

So, you have decided to get your teeth straightened. You’ve been thinking about it for years and you’ve put it off because you don’t want to look like a nerdy teenager with clunky chunks of metal and wire all over your teeth. However, despite that you know that straight teeth are easier to keep clean and tend to last longer than wonky ones so you are going to do it anyway.

If you come to us at Clapham South Dental Centre, you can probably avoid all that embarrassment of looking like a baddy from a James Bond movie, with clear braces in Clapham.

Clear Braces in ClaphamYou didn’t know about clear braces in Clapham? Well that’s hardly surprising. They are clear so that people can’t see them when they are on your teeth. This means that during casual interactions in day-to-day life, you can easily miss the fact that someone is wearing clear braces in Clapham.

Fixed clear braces in Clapham

These are like traditional metal braces but they are much smaller. The brackets are constructed using clear ceramic and they are strung through with a fine wire that is coated with a tooth-coloured material. Generally speaking, these braces are designed for moving the front 6-8 teeth, which are the ones people see the most of when you are talking or smiling. These teeth have only one root so the forces needed to move them are gentler, which is why the braces can be smaller. Treatment times can be only a few months, especially if the movements needed are small.

Removable clear braces in Clapham

These look like mouth guards, but the plastic is very thin and they hug the teeth like a second skin. The movement is achieved not by tightening a wire but by using a series of aligners, each with a slightly different set of pressure points inside them. You work your way through the series and by the end, your teeth are lovely and straight.

Retainers

Everyone needs to wear a retainer after treatment is complete. This is because the bone is not yet set hard and the teeth could wander around if not held in place.

Now you see them, now you don’t, with Invisalign in Clapham

What do you want your perfect teeth straightening device to be able to do for you, apart, from the obvious, which, of course, is to straighten your teeth?

Do you want your straightening device to take over your entire mouth, your life even? Or would you prefer it to be as much in the background as possible, not interfering with either how you look or your diet, as so many braces are liable to do?

Invisalign in ClaphamIf you want your braces to be pretty much invisible and stay out of the way when it comes to food choices, then you don’t need braces, you need Invisalign in Clapham.

Never seen Invisalign in Clapham before?

Well that’s hardly surprising, considering that instead of brackets and wires you get clear plastic aligners that go over your teeth like mouth guards, only way thinner, so thin, in fact, that once they are in place, no one really notices you are wearing them.

But rest assured, here at Clapham South Dental Centre, lots of our patients with mildly to moderately misaligned teeth have used them, plenty are using them right now. You may even have sat in the waiting room and been smiled at by one of our patients wearing Invisalign in Clapham, only you’d never know, because these aligners are so discreet.

What about food?

Invisalign aligners are removable. You take them out when you want to eat or drink anything that’s not just water. You eat, brush your teeth and put your aligners back in. Having aligners gives you the freedom to eat whatever you like; there are no restrictions for fear of damaging your device. All you have to do is be sure to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day, every day, during the length of your treatment. Your teeth need sustained pressure in order to move, and if you don’t maintain this, it can extend the length of your treatment, which, by the way, takes a year, on average.

Not everyone can wear Invisalign in Clapham, but the way to find out if your alignment issues are suitable is to come in for a free consultation with one of accredited Invisalign providers.

Get natural looking Botox in Clapham

This week you started thinking about ways to get your face rejuvenated, and you’ve been wondering about where to go for Botox in Clapham. Yes beauty therapists are great, but did you ever think about using your dentist for Botox?

It may seem odd, but going to the dentist for Botox in Clapham is becoming popular and there are good reasons why.

Botox in ClaphamExperts in faces

Dentists have an in-depth knowledge of faces. They spend 5 years at dental school learning about teeth and mouths, so a deep understanding of the face, head, neck and throat also form part of their dental training. By the time dentists get around to training in facial aesthetics treatments, they have already been working with all the facial nerves and tendons, muscles and tissue you want Botox in Clapham to work on.

This is a big advantage over other Botox therapists. Feeling good about our face is vital to our overall wellbeing so it makes sense to go someone who is medically trained for Botox. It may be a temporary treatment, but it lasts for several months.

At Clapham South Dental Centre, we already have a great many patients who are more than happy with the quality of the general and cosmetic dental treatment we provide. We have extended the provision of 5-star treatment in our comfortable and caring environment to now include facial aesethetics by dentists already so good at taking care of nervous dental patients. Your health and wellbeing are at the centre of everything we do.

Botox is used on particular areas where the wrinkles have come about because the muscles are habitually contracted. It works really well on the laughter lines around the sides of the eyes, frown lines between the brows, worry lines on the forehead and lines around the mouth.

When we inject just the right amount of Botox into the lines, it works to temporarily block the nerve impulses to the muscles. Over the course of the following week or so, the lines relax and smooth out. Our knowledge and skills with delicate needle work mean that the results will have you looking younger and refreshed but not frozen and unable to form natural expressions.