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.
Behind 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.
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.