Now you see them, now you don’t

Everybody’s dream braces are braces that don’t show. This is especially true for adults. Somehow, it’s okay for kids to spend months on end with metal brackets and wires glued to their teeth. Unfortunately, this means that wearing braces has connotations with awkward adolescence and being the nerdy one at the back of the class. If you are in a high-powered job or want to project an image of smooth efficient togetherness and authority, then wearing metal braces is going to seriously detract from that. Having wonky teeth doesn’t help much either and you can end up feeling very much between a rock and a hard place when it comes to sorting out your smile.

Invisalign in StanmoreWelcome to Invisalign in Stanmore

Invisalign has been the saviour of many a professional with wonky teeth because it allows you to get your teeth straightened without obscuring your teeth with train track braces.

Instead, Invisalign in Stanmore uses transparent rigid plastic aligners that look like mouth guards. They are so thin, 0.3mm, that when you pop them on over your teeth, they disappear from view. No one but the very keenest observer is going to spot them. Don’t believe us? Ask yourself, have you ever seen anyone wearing in Invisalign in Stanmore? No? And yet, they are everywhere. At the Centre of Dental Excellence, we know they are out there interacting with you, maybe when you go to the bank, or visit the beauty therapist. We know, because we fit so many of them.

How Invisalign works

You receive a series of incrementally different aligners and wear each set for 7-10 days. At first, each one will feel like it doesn’t quite fit properly with a bit of pressure on various teeth. That pressure gently nudges your teeth along the path to correct alignment and when it wears off, your teeth have moved and it’s time for the next set of aligners.

The average treatment time is a year and after treatment is over you will need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in place. We can bond a retainer to the insides of your teeth.

Is your mouth in a mess?

Problem teeth make life hard to live. It’s hard to bite and chew, it’s hard to enunciate our words clearly and it can be downright impossible to smile. If your mouth is in a mess it can affect your whole life. At the Centre of Dental Excellence, we can help put your mouth to rights with a variety of restorative dentistry techniques, including dental implants. In Stanmore, our practice is a referral practice for other dentists, so when you come to us, you know that you will be treated by a highly skilled and experienced dentist.

Dental Implants in StanmoreAll of the dentists at the Centre of Dental Excellence have gone on to further qualifications after their general dentistry training and have in-depth knowledge and experience in various branches of dentistry.

There is a range of ways to replace lost teeth, but, more and more people are electing to have teeth replaced with dental implants in Stanmore. This treatment for lost teeth has been in use for more than 30 years. It has been through its experimental stage and pioneering dentists developed a range of innovative ways to use it. Now, dental implants are seen as a tried and trusted technique, and one that can revolutionise the lives of patients who opt to go for dental implants in Stanmore.

Why so popular?

What makes dental implants different from other tooth replacement methods is that implants replace the root of the tooth as well as the crown. Having replacement teeth embedded into the jawbone (instead of adhering to the gums or being suspended from neighbouring healthy teeth) means you get back full functionality.

Strong and stable

Dental implants give people back their full chewing power. These replacement teeth can take on anything from the chewiest toffee to the crunchiest apple. They provide up 97kg or 200lbs of chewing and biting force, and they never wobble or slide around because the implants are integrated into the jawbone, just like natural teeth.

Long-lasting

Typically, dental implants last for 15 years or more. If you take good care of them, they may even last you for the rest of your life.

Run your kids by the orthodontist in Stanmore

Every parent wants to give their children the best start in life and knows that that includes a foundation of good heath, on which they build a good education and a wide range of interests and hobbies. As far as teeth go, these days, dentistry is all about ensuring people get to keep their natural teeth for life. And for that to happen, ensuring a groundwork of instilling good habits in our kids is vital.

Many parents are already aware that getting kids to take care of their teeth now means they will do so as adults, with bi-annual trips to the dentist for check-ups, and a good oral hygiene routine at home.

Orthodontist in StanmoreParents are also keen that their kids have lovely straight teeth, but there’s something many of them do not know and that’s when is the best time to bring their kids to see the orthodontist in Stanmore at the Centre of Dental Excellence.

They base their timing on what they experienced as children, which is that braces go on teeth somewhere around age 12, when all the adult teeth are through and the orthodontist in Stanmore can see how some are wonky and some didn’t descend properly.

However, dentistry moves on, just as medicine does, and nowadays, we can start to treat children before they have all their adult teeth. In fact, we can start thinking about braces from when children are aged about seven.

If you book your child in for a consultation with Dr Neil Patel, our orthodontist in Stanmore, he will be able to carry out some tests to determine whether your child’s teeth are going to need some help. He can then fit them with braces that can guide their adult teeth into the right position, rather than waiting for them to come through and then moving them. Dr Patel can also use braces to ensure that the jaws meet together properly and that there will be enough space for the teeth to come through.

Braces these days are smaller than they used to be, and we can brighten up your child’s braces by using colourful elastics.

Rolling back the years

Did you know that from as young as 25 years old, our bodies produce less of the vital building blocks that give us beautiful, tight, dewy-looking skin? It seems shockingly young, but deep in the dermis, where new skin is made, there is less collagen, less elastin, less hyaluronic acid being put into our skin cells. Coupled with our propensity to hold various facial muscles in contraction, and you can see why some of us start getting deep lines in our faces from a fairly young age.

Botox in StanmoreThere is however, a number of ways to combat the various signs of ageing and in Stanmore, Botox is one of the most popular.

What is Botox?

Botox is the brand name for the purified proteins from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. It was first developed for use against excessive sweating. If it is injected into sweat glands, it stops them producing so much sweat. But then some observant scientist noticed that Botox also worked on the muscles, preventing them from contracting and thus began its successful use as an anti-ageing treatment.

How Botox in Stanmore works

We use very fine needles to inject the Botox into lines in your face that have been created by muscle contractions. The Botox prevents the nerve from signalling the muscle to contract and over the 10 days after treatment, the muscle gradually relaxes, and cannot contract again.

Where to use Botox

In Stanmore, Botox at the Centre of Dental Excellence works particularly well on lines in the upper third of the face: crow’s feet, frown lines and worry lines all respond very well to treatment.

How we administer Botox

When you get Botox in Stanmore from us, you can rest assured that we will be giving you a subtle and natural-looking smoothness that will continue to allow you to make all those facial expressions that make us human, but with a youthful freshness that you have been missing.

Our consultations cost £60, but you get this money back once you have booked a treatment for Botox in Stanmore with us. We will look at your face and may suggest other treatments that would be more suitable for your issues.

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