Category “Teeth straightening”

Your dental health is vitally important so please take advantage of our January 2020 offer.

We offer a full range of dental services to suit your needs across both our Waterlooville and Chichester practices, including the option to have a complimentary consultation with one of our ‘Smile Advisors’ to discuss all treatments available you may have considered, or not even be aware of , to improve your dental health, life and smile. You literally have nothing to lose, give us a call today and reserve your appointment.

Let us be part of putting the sparkle into your New Year!

 

 

 

October Offer!

October Offer! 

We love seeing the results Invisalign therapy can achieve for our patients.  We are proud to be part of their journey, transforming their lives and smile with this removable, near-invisible aligner treatment. 

Do not hesitate to call us to find out a little more if you are unsure if this treatment would be suitable for you,  one of our nurses Sarah is undertaking the treatment herself and is over half way through treatment already, we cannot wait to reveal her new smile before the New Year!

Sarah will be updating you all shortly on her journey so please watch this space.

You can also visit https://www.invisalign.co.uk

Jane, Nicky and Kellie are waiting to take your calls so please do not miss out on this opportunity!

 

Sarahs’ Invisalign Journey – Part 1

I have been a dental nurse for 30 years and worked for Dental Studio for 2 ½  years.

Seeing the amazing patient journeys our patients go through when having their Invisalign treatment with our fabulous Dr Usha Ramjas inspired me to undertake my own journey which I want to share with you all so you can hear first hand how it feels and see the changes that will be made along the way….

My front teeth are tilted back so whenever I saw photo’s of myself , to me my front teeth always looked dark due to the way the light hit them in the photo. I hated photos and would try not to show my teeth when smiling. This really knocked my confidence. So, a few years ago I went to see an specialist orthodontist.  When I heard that I would need to have my jaw broken and wired for a long period of time, I just could not face that sort of treatment, even with my experience as a nurse. So I left it and considered veneers, however since working with Dental Studio and being part of so many patients Invisalign journey with Usha I could see their start and end results. Whilst I was so happy to see their end results, I was also envious of our patients when they finished treatment as their teeth and smiles were fantastic. So I took the plunge……

I started my own journey with Invisalign in June, I have to say I am already quite a way through. The process to straighten my teeth should take approx. only 4-5 months, although in some cases this can be as quick as 3 months.

I can already see such a difference so I am sharing this with you all!

The invisible brace are comfortable to wear, I did have to get used to the feeling at the start but this only took a couple of days. I wear the aligners for 22 hours a day but no one has even noticed, not even my family!

Honestly,  I am so excited to see my end results so I can share this with you all. If you would like to talk to me personally or indeed any of my colleagues,  for any further information, we are always here and will be more than happy to meet with you for a complementary consultation! Just give us a call.

With best regards

 

Sarah (Dental Nurse) 

My journey starts!

Wearing my clear Invisalign aligner!

Six month smile

Six month smile (6 month) review

I was one of one children who had brace after brace as a youngster, from primary school through to senior school, all the way from ten up to fifteen years old. So when it came time to have my brace off, the last thing I was going to do was wear yet ANOTHER ‘brace’ in the form of a retainer! Sadly, no one explained the consequences to me of not wearing a retainer and that my teeth would naturally drift. And drift they did..

So here I am in adulthood, hating the fact that my lateral incisors (the ones next to my front teeth) were slightly in standing and my canine teeth were slightly out of the natural arch. I thought of many options over the years, when veneers came in I though of having my laterals veneered so that there were all level together, but that would be a procedure that was irreversible, potentially damaging to my teeth and would need replacing at some point during my life – maybe more than once. Not really an option.

So when the six month smile system was introduced it seemed like the option I had been waiting for. Short term, cosmetic orthodontics for exactly my situation. So I had the assessment and I was a good candidate for having it done. I had the initial photographs and impressions done and then waited a couple of weeks for my brackets etc to come back from the laboratory.

The initial appointment was a long one, the preparation of the teeth and the fitting of the brackets in each quadrant of my mouth and the arch wires fitted too. It cast my mind back to my days at school of having them on. It was uncomfortable for about a week and then I kind of forgot that I had them at all. I returned every 4-6 weeks to have them adjusted, the odd power chain on to close gaps and new arch wires on, all according to how the movement of my teeth was progressing. Each time they were adjusted it was slightly uncomfortable for about 24 hours then it all settled down again. There were certain foods I had to avoid – anything hard like nuts or crusty baguettes and anything with a strong colour like curry. I didn’t always manage to avoid curries, but it did turn my bands a nice luminous yellow colour from the turmeric.

The whole treatment took about 9 months because one of my front teeth wasn’t moving as quickly as the others, a quick X-ray revealed a hooked root which was anchoring the tooth in a certain position. My options were to move it very slowly – thereby extending my treatment or settle for how it was. I was quite happy with my results, so I opted to leave it as it was.

The day I had my braces off, I couldn’t stop smiling. My teeth felt so straight and my lateral incisors were now almost perfectly in alignment – just what I wanted. I feel I now have a natural smile with straight teeth and it really has improved my confidence to smile. My teeth were also re shaped during the treatment so they weren’t quite as flared as they had been and I am so happy with the result.

The one thing I will be doing every single night is…wear my retainers!
By Jo Russel