Understanding why you might need clear braces in Clapham

Self-acceptance is one of the keys to a happy life. Sometimes that means accepting things the way they are. Other times, however, it means getting to know your needs and recognising that they are ok too. If you want to have a more refined smile, for example, but you also want to protect your look during your treatment, both these things are ok. It’s possible to meet these requirements with modern dental treatments like clear braces in Clapham.

Clear Braces in ClaphamOne of the goals we have at Clapham South Dental Centre is understanding what kind of support our patients need and providing it using our skills and technology. If you need more information about clear braces in Clapham and whether they are for you, we are here to help.

Who needs clear braces?

As with traditional braces, clear teeth straightening equipment is used to adjust the positions of the teeth. This is usually to bring them into better alignment, but they are also used to close gaps and perhaps fix small rotations. There are some issues that cannot necessarily be solved using clear braces in Clapham alone, but one of our team can discuss your options once you have had your initial consultation.

Clear braces are typically for people who want to make cosmetic adjustments to their smile. They can often achieve results in under a year, depending on the severity of the issue.

Some people choose clear braces that come in the form of aligners. These are for people who want complete control over their treatment and who have the discipline to follow the guidelines that come with their equipment.

Other forms of clear braces are attached to the teeth. These are suitable for people who just want to have their equipment fitted and then forget about it till their next check-up. Modern equipment is low-profile and designed to be aesthetically sympathetic.

Different methods suit different types of patient. If you are unsure about the method you want to use, we can guide you with more information when you visit Clapham South Dental Centre. Whichever you choose, you can look forward to a beautiful smile after a comfortable, successful treatment with us.

The value of a smile

How do you use your smile? It is the way you connect with family and friends? Is it how you brighten up a stranger’s day? Perhaps it’s just for you, when you recognise something joyful or a happy memory pops into your head. Or it could be how you make your way in the world. Perhaps you have a public-facing job, or one that involves a lot of networking.

Invisalign in ClaphamWhatever your smile means to you, it’s the one tool we all have freely available to us every day, it’s a powerful method of non-verbal communication and how we use it can have far-reaching effects on our lives. Which is why not feeling that it’s okay to smile can be disastrous. Anyone with crooked, crowded or spaced out teeth will tell you that being self-conscious about your smile can put a real dampener on how you relate with others, and how you feel about yourself.

Is this you? Do you believe that, as an adult or a teen with a mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth, that there’s no point in getting braces? After all, who wants to go through 2 years of having metal fixed to their teeth? If you want to feel less afraid to smile, it doesn’t seem the best way to go.

That’s why we offer Invisalign in Clapham here at Clapham South Dental Centre. We want our patients to start feeling better about their smile from day one of treatment. And with these discreet, clear aligners, it’s possible.

Invisalign in Clapham is a different kind of braces system than you may be familiar with. Instead of metal brackets and wires pulling the teeth into position, it uses thin, clear mouth guards to gently nudge the teeth into place over time. Each pair of aligners is custom-made and specially designed to move your teeth.

As the aligners are clear, Invisalign in Clapham is almost invisible: only a professional (or perhaps your mum) would notice you are wearing them. They are taken out for eating and cleaning, so are easy to maintain and to fit into your lifestyle.

Give us a call today and find out how you can benefit from these wonders of modern dental technology.


The lowdown on Botox in Clapham

We’ve all seen the celebrity Botox fails: too many injections and the face freezes up, taking on an unreal, permanently startled look. It’s clear to all that ‘work’ has been done, and the hoped-for youthful boost hasn’t been achieved.

We don’t want that for you. We want you to get the most natural-looking treatment possible, so you get the lift without the freeze.

Botox in ClaphamWhich is why we offer Botox in Clapham here at Clapham South Dental Centre. As dentists, we are ideally qualified to offer this non-surgical face lift. We spend years studying the intricate anatomy of the face, so we know just where to place the injection to give you your desired result. We also give injections every day, so you’ll get a steady hand for your Botox in Clapham. And once we’ve given your teeth a clean bill of health and a polish and shine, what better way to showcase that new smile?

What is Botox?

It is the brand name of botulinum toxin type A, a purified protein that has been modified for medical and cosmetic applications. It was first used as a treatment for excessive sweating. It was then noticed that it had the effect of making wrinkles temporarily disappear, so was developed for the cosmetic market.

How does it work?

The protein is injected into various facial muscles, temporarily paralysing them. It does this by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscle that tells it to contract. Without receiving this message, the muscle relaxes, and the wrinkle goes away.

What is it used for?

Botox in Clapham is most commonly used to reduce frown lines and crow’s feet around the eyes, and sometimes lines around the mouth and on the neck.

How long does the treatment take?

It is a very quick and low-pain treatment, taking no longer than 30 minutes, and you will be able to go about your daily business straight afterwards. It takes a few days for the effects to be seen and they last 3-4 months. You can book in for a top-up after three months.

Find out more

Call in today and talk to our cosmetic dentist about how Botox in Clapham could work for you.

Now you see them, now you don’t

Invisible braces sounds like a contradiction. After all, aren’t braces meant to be glinting metal contraptions cemented onto the fronts of your teeth for all to see? Maybe a couple of decades ago, but not today. At Clapham South Dental Centre, we love telling our adult patients all about invisible braces in Clapham and seeing their surprise as we reveal just how discreet teeth straightening can be.

To prove our point, let’s take a look at some of the options you can discuss with our dentists when you choose invisible braces in Clapham.

Invisible Braces in ClaphamIncognito

At first glance, if you saw the brackets and wires that make up Incognito braces, you might think they are just the same as traditional fixed metal braces. But take a closer look and you may notice that each of the brackets is very slightly different. That’s because every Incognito bracket is custom-made to fit against the back of a specific tooth. These are lingual braces and once they are fixed in place, you won’t be able to spot them when you check out your smile in the mirror. They are safely hidden from view behind your teeth.


These invisible braces in Clapham are a far cry from fixed metal braces. Invisalign is not fixed, but removable. Not metal, but plastic. Not really braces, but aligners. You’ll get a series of aligners, each of which you wear for 7-10 days before moving onto the next in the set. They will gradually nudge your teeth into straighter positions. You take them out to eat, brush and floss and in 12-18 months you can enjoy the results of your teeth straightening treatment.

And that’s not all

For speedy results that still maintain a level of discretion, there is the Inman Aligner. Two spring-loaded bows push your front teeth into alignment over the course of just 6-18 weeks.

Quick Straight Teeth are fixed braces that have undergone a makeover. There is no shiny metal in sight, just clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires.

Find out more

With so many options to explore, it’s well worth coming in to see us. We’ll clue you in on what is available and what will work best for you.

Sneak your way to straighter teeth

When you book in for a new haircut or beauty treatment, it can be nice to save the big reveal for friends and family and show off the results of your latest indulgence. But when it comes to straighter teeth most of us don’t want to draw attention to the fact that we’re getting braces, even if only because it highlights our less than perfect teeth. Thankfully, you can stealthily straighten your teeth with Invisalign in Clapham, available right now at our friendly practice, Clapham South Dental Centre.

Invisalign in ClaphamInvisible alignment: how is that possible?

If we told you that we would fix metal brackets onto your teeth and then pull them into alignment with wires, you would probably be quite easily convinced that it would work. But with Invisalign in Clapham there are no brackets or wires, just a series of plastic moulds shaped to the contours of your teeth, called aligners. That really is all it takes to straighten out mild to moderate misalignments.

It works because these aligners are precisely designed with grooves and bumps along their inner surfaces that gently nudge your teeth into position. This level of precision in their design is down to the innovation of 3D printing. So that’s the alignment part.

Now the invisible part. This is down to the aligners being clear, so once they’re on they seem to disappear against the teeth.

Invisalign in Clapham: the treatment process

When you come in to see our Invisalign dentist, we’ll thoroughly check your teeth and surrounding tissues to ensure that we can correct your misalignment with Invisalign. We may take some x-rays too. Then we’ll set about designing your series of aligners based on impressions of your teeth. When your aligners are ready, we’ll show you how to put them on and take them off with ease. That’s one of the best things about Invisalign, it’s removable. So you can pop them off and enjoy your mealtimes and clean your teeth just like you always have.

During your treatment, you’ll pop in to see us so we can check that all is going to plan. Then in 12-18 months, you’ll be done and ready to show off your newly straightened teeth.

Introducing Botox in Clapham

We have some exciting news for you, here in Clapham, Botox has arrived. Yes, wrinkles are inevitable, and living in London surely only speeds up the appearance of fine lines, or perhaps that’s deep crow’s feet? Sure enough, from one day to the next, wrinkles seem to appear. When you have wrinkles it can feel as if you are wearing a ‘best before’ stamp across our faces. Before you know it, you are covered with the things, and once you have noticed them, they will begin to irritate you. Thank goodness for Botox. With Botox, modern technology is on our side when it comes to dealing with wrinkles. Here at the Clapham South Dental Centre in Clapham, Botox has arrived, and it can help you feel younger again.

Botox in ClaphamTaking the plunge

Botox isn’t something to administer willy-nilly. Anyone who is thinking about going ahead with Botox injections should consult a trained practitioner, like ours in Clapham. Botox, when used properly can do wonders in brightening your face and reducing wrinkles. The injections themselves are administered with very fine needles to reduce the likelihood of bruising. They are a little painful, but nothing to be worried about. When you visit us for Botox, we will talk to you, listen to the concerns you have about your wrinkles, and see where you would like to have improvement. We will provide you with a personalised treatment plan that will target the problem areas.


For those of you who are ready to go ahead with Botox, it’s good to know that our products are of high quality, tried and tested. We always make a plan for you that will achieve natural-looking improvements. Once you have your Botox injections you will need to wait 2-4 days before you begin to see the effects. Around 7-10 days after treatment, the full effect can be seen. Botox lasts for around 3-4 months after the initial injections, after this you can get top-up injections.

Other reasons to get Botox

Botox in Clapham also has some other uses:

Botox can:

  • Reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Help to improve facial symmetry
  • Reduce excessive sweating
  • Help to reduce chronic headaches and migraines.

Clear the way for straighter teeth in Clapham

Are crooked teeth getting in the way of you having a good time? Maybe you’re shying away from the camera. Or fretting over what to order on the menu that won’t leave you with bits stuck in all those awkward places between your teeth. It’s time you stopped letting those teeth of yours ruin a perfectly good night out. It’s time to get clear braces in Clapham.

Clear Braces in ClaphamAt Clapham South Dental Centre we want to make sure that when you smile, you do so with confidence. We understand how wonky teeth can make that a tall order. That’s why we provide a range of clear braces in Clapham to suit whatever your dental needs are. Mild to moderately misaligned teeth can be resolved at any age and with clear braces they can be resolved discreetly.

What are clear braces in Clapham?

Clear braces come in a variety of different forms: some are fixed and some are removable. All of them have discretion built into their design. With fixed clear braces, this often means clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires. With removable clear braces, this can mean no metal at all but clear plastic aligners.

Why get clear braces?

The cosmetic advantages of clear braces in Clapham are, for want of a better word, clear. But there are dental health benefits to be gained as well. Straighter teeth are easier to clean, as there are fewer places for food debris to get lodged and provide a feast for harmful bacteria. This means lower chances of tooth decay and gum disease. So not only do you get a better-looking smile, you also get a healthier one. That means less time spent at the dentist and more time spent out and about with your new smile on display.

Which clear braces should you choose?

This depends on the misalignment of your teeth and what your expectation and priorities are for teeth straightening. Do you just want to straighten out your front teeth, the ones that are most on view when you smile? Or do you want a more holistic treatment? Is speed your top priority, or discretion?

Have a think about these questions and then book a consultation with one of our dentists.


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