Know any famous people with braces?

You may probably have better things to store in your brain than information about celebrity dental issues. However, put yourself in a pop star’s shoes and consider whether you would actually start treatment involving braces when they are always in the public eye.

cosmetic-bracesEver seen Kate Moss wearing braces in North London? Why would an adult celebrity even need braces?Most cases of crooked teeth are corrected when people are in their early teens. Who in their right mind with the paparazzi snapping their every move would risk it? Well, you’d be surprised.

Tom Cruise had braces when he was 40. Nicolas Cage had braces fitted on his lower teeth but made sure the treatment was carried out between film commitments. Cindy Crawford also wore braces as an adult – and they weren’t the invisible ones either! Danny Glover got braces at age 59. Niall Horan of One Direction was wearing braces as the band shot to fame.

Stars who were famous at a young age weren’t able to hide their braces. Emma Watson, Dakota Fanning and Drew Barrymore are classic examples of this.The traditional horror of wearing braces or seeing people wearing braces is diminishing. The reason is the advent of more discreet appliances.

At Denchic we use the Invisalign braces in North London. These are clear braces that align your teeth without alarming your friends – or your fans! They are almost invisible and removable. This means that not only can people feel confident that they still look the same with the braces in position, but they also have the ability to remove them if necessary. This makes it much easier to maintain a high standard of oral hygiene.

The braces are also comfortable to wear so patients will feel and look as good as ever throughout the treatment. This is because they are made specifically to fit each patient’s mouth.We replace the braces every fortnight as the teeth adjust to move them into the correct position. The whole treatment typically takes from eight to 18 months depending on how complex the patient’s situation is.

So don’t be shy! If braces are good enough for the rich and famous then you too can benefit from braces in North London.

Be photo ready

Snap! When was the last time that you were pleased with a photograph of yourself? Are you sick of having a relentless yellow tinge to your teeth?Do you long for that bright, white, photo-ready smile? No more filters, show off that brilliant white smile.

teeth-whiteningIf you are self-conscious about the discolouration of your teeth, you are not alone. Discolouration can be caused by many things, from that morning cup of coffee, smoking, eating the wrong things – or even hereditary conditions that simply cannot be helped.

In North London, teeth whitening is not just reserved for the rich and famous.It is ready available in a cost-effective and convenient way on your doorstep at Denchic.

Here at Denchic, North London, teeth whitening is something we consider to be our forte.We understand that undertaking any cosmetic dentistry procedure takes considerable thought. At Denchic, we endeavour to make sure that every step of your treatment is as special and individual as you are.From the second you arrive at our luxurious, modern dental practice, our friendly reception and dental staff will look after your every need and address any concerns you may have.

Your choices

At Denchic, we offer you two choices for your teeth whitening procedure. For both, you will undertake a comprehensive consultation and be assessed by a dental professional as to the type of staining your teeth have.

You will then have customised tray created by your dentist, which is designed to fit snugly over your teeth.The teeth whitening process is activated by a carefully formulated bleaching agent, which is inserted into the customised tray for treatment.

You can either choose to have this treatment administered at your dental practice by one of our highly trained professionals, or we can prepare a tray for you to wear overnight at home for a more gradual effect.

The results are a tried and tested success story, proven by the increasing popularity of our teeth whitening in North London.

We have a transparent pricing structure, which is shown clearly on our website.If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly Reception staff who will be happy to help you.

What are traditional dental braces?

Traditional dental braces are a type of fixed brace which consists of ‘blocks and wires’. The small blocks are attached to the tooth with a special glue, and then a wire is attached to each of the blocks, pulling the teeth gradually into shape. The blocks are usually a metal or tooth-coloured and the wire is silver. Sometimes patients, especially children will have an option to have coloured rubber bands fitted to the braces, to give a fun element to the challenge braces can sometimes present for young children. The train tracks are fixed braces and you will not be able to remove them yourself. The average time for a patient to have them fitted for is one to two years, although this does vary depending on the patient. In North London, braces are a common sight amongst schoolchildren, and it is a normal part of growing up.

dental-bracesWhat do braces feel like?

At first the braces will cause your teeth to ache for a few days, this is due to the pressure your teeth are under, whilst they become adjusted. The blocks themselves are raised, so do not be alarmed if they catch on your tongue or gums for the first week, it is all new and you will soon get used to it. Because the teeth will be sensitive initially, it is advised that patients stick to soft or liquid foods so as not to increase the pressure on the teeth. If you need braces, North London dental centre, Denchic, is the place to come. We can advise on the treatment that is best for you.

You may find that in the first week of having braces in North London, that your jaw begins to ache – this is perfectly normal for some patients. Although you’ll still be able to eat most of the foods you were eating before, you will need to take care not to damage your braces. You might want to cut out the following foods when you have braces, as they are tricky to eat and could get stuck:

  • Toffees
  • Chewy sweets, like marshmallows
  • Hard foods, like crusty bread and coconut

You will find that your oral hygiene routine will need to become a bit more vigorous, because your braces will provide food with more places to hide!Make sure you continue to brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, you may also find using mouthwash last thing at night is helpful to protect your teeth while you are asleep. It is also possible for your teeth to suffer from staining if you do not take care of them whilst the braces are on.

Would you like to have healthier looking, whiter teeth?

At Denchic Dental Spa in North London is one of our most popular treatments. Unsightly, stained teeth can cause embarrassment and feelings of self-consciousness. A range of simple but effective treatments is available to you in North London. Teeth whitening  can be achieved using a variety of products, either in-clinic or in the comfort of your own home. In both cases, a whitening gel is applied to the surface of the teeth to lighten the natural tone, which may have become discoloured due to food, drink or tobacco consumption.

teeth-whitening-north-londonAncient and modern techniques

In Ancient Rome, people bleached their teeth using the ammonia found naturally. The Egyptians used bristly twigs dipped in a solution of wine vinegar and ground pumice to whiten their teeth. They considered white teeth and sweet-smelling breath to be a sign of health and wealth; the whiter the teeth, the higher a person was held in regard. By the Middle Ages, a range of preparations were available to improve dental health, including whitening teeth. A concoction of sage leaves and sea salt applied directly onto the teeth was a common way of removing yellow stains. Another recipe included salt, honey, rock alum and red wine vinegar to be rubbed onto the teeth with a linen cloth.

Today’s dental professionals use a product called carbamide peroxide, which is applied to the teeth in a water-based solution or gel. This breaks down into hydrogen peroxide and urea, which safely and effectively creates a chemical reaction, which removes discolouration and stains from the surface of the teeth.

How can I arrange for  teeth whitening in North london?

Denchic Dental Spa offers new patients a free initial consultation to discuss the possibilities of treatments for your personal dental requirements. Cosmetic teeth whitening is a simple, non-invasive procedure which can have dramatic effects, but each case is dealt with on an individual basis to ensure the right treatment for each patient. To contact Denchic Dental Spa to arrange your consultation, email us or request a call back and our professional team will make an appointment at a time to suit you.

Braces in North London: are they worth the wait?

Getting braces might seem like a big decision to make. Apart from the trips to the dentist there’s also the everyday care of your braces. Many adults are put off by the idea of having braces after their childhood has gone, and are afraid of any possible stigma that may go with having braces in adulthood. However, due to a great number of changes in technology and due to demand, a great variety of teeth-straightening methods and technologies are now available.

braces-in-north-londonAt our practice, Denchic in North London, braces are no longer a matter of wire frames. Advances in technology have meant that there are lots of options for straightening teeth. What this means for patients is that there are a whole range of braces available – some clear, some very discrete. So while the process may take upwards of 6 months to 2 years or more (depending on the scale of the problem) the results are worth the wait, and even better, there may be a solution available which is stigma-free!

Aren’t braces painful?

We have treated a number of patients in north London who wanted straighter teeth. What surprises many people is how painless the while process is. Apart from the occasional rubbing or wear, for our patients in North London, braces can be an effectively pain-free experience. No invasive surgery is required and most braces can be simply and effectively applied.

But don’t take our word for it! On our website you can see many testimonials from people whose lives and smiles have been transformed by this simple process. What people remark upon the most is the renewed confidence they feel walking around after their braces come off, with a set of straight teeth that not only look good but are now also easier to clean.

Are braces right for me?

You are welcome to call or visit us at our practice to find out more about the range of orthodontic treatment we offer to our patients in North London. Braces don’t have to be ugly or expensive, gone are the days when braces mean just train tracks and not being able to eat certain foods for months on end!

Teeth whitening – the best way to brighten your smile for a special occasion

Professional teeth whitening is an excellent way to boost your smile prior to a special occasion. Denchic Dental Spa in North London offers three options for teeth whitening, all of which are carried out under the supervision of a skilled and professional cosmetic dentist.

teeth-whitening-north-londonA dentist is the single most important element of your teeth whitening treatment, no matter which method you decide to use. In fact, the need for a dentist is laid down in law; dentists’ governing body the General Dental Council classes teeth whitening is dentistry, which means that only a dentist can legally carry it out.

At Denchic Dental Spa in North London we are well aware of many products offered on the high street and the internet that claim to whiten teeth. Whilst products bought from a supermarket or chemist are likely to be safe enough, they are unlikely to work as you anticipated, meaning they are a waste of time and money.

Supposed teeth whitening products bought from the internet are much more dangerous. You cannot be entirely sure of their origin or of what they contain, so they must be avoided to prevent the risk of serious damage to your teeth, gums, or mouth.

The teeth whitening products used at our North London spa are tried, tested, and safe. A dentist will carry out a thorough health assessment before starting your course of whitening, because it should only take place in a healthy mouth.

Teeth whitening is one of the quickest cosmetic dental procedures around, whatever method you choose. At Denchic in North London, the three options for whitening are:

1) Home whitening

This involves the use of custom-made mouth trays and whitening gel, and is carried out overnight. This option takes two weeks.

2) Zoom power whitening

A single hour-long teeth whitening session is carried out by a cosmetic dentist here at our North London clinic.

3) Enlighten Evolution whitening

This option involves the use of custom-made whitening trays, and also features near zero sensitivity for maximum comfort.

Discreet braces and aligners – the secret path to straighter teeth

Subtle braces are becoming increasingly popular with adults who want to straighten their teeth. At Denchic Dental Spa in North London we know that discretion is a key element of tooth straightening treatment for adults, as few people want to walk around with an obvious metal brace on show for months or even years. That is why we are proud to offer our clients some far less obvious options. . .

straighter-teethThe good news is that when you come into our North London dental spa for a tooth straightening consultation, it won’t just be the aesthetic appeal of your smile that is boosted. Of course it goes without saying that a set of beautifully aligned, bright, white teeth are pretty high on most people’s cosmetic dentistry wish list, but the benefits of treatment with braces or aligners go further than that.

In the simplest of terms, it is easier to keep your teeth clean when they are properly aligned. Even if you practise excellent oral hygiene at home, when your teeth are gappy, ill-spaced, crooked, crowded, or otherwise misaligned, there will be areas that are tricky to clean properly, which can cause plaque to build up.

Because plaque causes both gum disease and tooth decay – which in turn lead to tooth loss – using braces or aligners to straighten your teeth, combined with regular visits to the dentist and hygienist at Denchic Dental Spa in North London can reduce your risk of these serious conditions.

North London braces and aligners

We use both discreet fixed braces and clear, removable aligners at our North London dental spa. When you come for a consultation with a cosmetic dentist, they will determine which is the best treatment option to suit your individual needs.

Six Month Smiles are cosmetic, tooth-coloured braces that work rapidly to correct issues affecting the front six teeth in either or both jaws.

The Inman Aligner also corrects issues such as protrusion with the front teeth. Treatment takes weeks rather than months.

Invisalign is a system of clear, removable aligners that can perform more extensive correction. The aligners fit comfortably over your teeth.

Teeth whitening – the perfect way to treat yourself before university?

Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure not just at Denchic Dental Spa in North London, but in the entire world. It’s not difficult to see why; most of us want beautiful bright, white teeth, but modern lifestyles have a habit of getting in the way.

teeth-whitening-north-londonAt Denchic Dental Spa in North London we think everyone deserves a smile to be proud of, so if the current colour of your teeth is making you frown, why not pop in to the spa for a teeth whitening consultation?

When you come into our North London clinic you will be seen by an experienced cosmetic dentist who will assess the nature of your tooth staining to check that teeth whitening treatment is the best option for your needs. As long as they agree that it is, they will talk you through your teeth whitening options.

North London teeth whitening

1) Home whitening

You carry this procedure out yourself, using custom-made mouth trays and dental bleaching gel. All you do is put a little gel in the trays and wear them overnight for a fortnight.

2) Phillips Zoom whitening

This option is carried out by your dentist here in our North London spa. After shielding your lips and gums, they apply whitening gel to your teeth and use a special lamp to activate it. You just sit back and relax and hey presto, an hour later, brighter, whiter teeth.

3) Enlighten Evolution whitening

This combination teeth whitening system involves both home and in-chair whitening and produces amazing results.

The perfect way to treat yourself

Many young people are currently celebrating their A-Level results and preparing to head to university. It can be a daunting as well as exciting time, leaving old friends behind for the term and meeting lots of new people in a new city.

You will want to feel as confident as possible to make a good first impression. A bright, white smile can boost your self-image and with it your confidence. Because teeth whitening is one of the fastest procedures in cosmetic dentistry, it can provide just the smile boost you need.

Summer is finally here: time for teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is the world’s most popular cosmetic dental procedure, and it’s easy to understand why. Denchic Dental Spa in North London offers a number of options for teeth whitening treatment, which when carried out by a dentist is a safe, reliable, and fast way to boost the appearance of your smile.

teeth-whitening-north-londonLike summer’s days spent on the beach instead of slaving away in the office, whiter teeth is something we all dream of. Thanks to the advanced teeth whitening procedures available from Denchic Dental Spa in North London, if you’ve booked a last-minute break then you could be taking your new brighter, whiter smile with you.

It might be tempting to consider some of the plethora of other products out there that claim to whiten your teeth, so that you can save some money for your holiday. This is a very bad idea, and could end up being a costly mistake. At our North London spa we would strongly advise against it.

By law, only a dentist can prescribe teeth whitening treatment. A hygienist or a hygiene therapist may carry out the procedure on a dentist’s prescription, but unlike direct access hygiene appointments you still need to visit the dentist first.

Beauty salons offering the treatment must be avoided at all costs, whilst products bought from the high street are unlikely to deliver on their grandiose promises. The only safe way to enjoy teeth whitening is to do so at a dental clinic, and at Denchic in North London we offer three whitening options:

1) Home whitening

You are fitted with custom-made mouth trays and given whitening gel to use at home. You place a small amount of gel in the trays and wear them overnight for two weeks.

2) Power whitening

This option is carried out here in our North London spa by your cosmetic dentist. A special lamp is used to activate the whitening gel, whilst you sit back and relax. Power whitening takes just one hour.

3) Combination whitening

As the name implies, you being with a two-week course of whitening at home, followed by a final session here in the spa.

Braces and aligners to straighten your teeth, on your terms

Metal braces can be a scary concept it you’re an adult. They just aren’t compatible with a professional adult lifestyle, which is why at Denchic Dental Spa in North London, we are pleased to offer some more discreet ways to realign your teeth, using subtle fixed braces or clear, removable aligners.

straighten-teethClients come to our North London dental spa for a variety of reasons, but straighter teeth is high up on many people’s smile wish list. Whether they missed out on orthodontic treatment when younger, or wore their braces but neglected to wear their retainer so that their teeth moved back out of position, an increasing number of adults are searching for subtle ways to straighten their teeth.

If this applies to you, then you should look no further than Denchic Dental Spa in North London. We use both discreet fixed appliances and removable ones that nobody will notice to correct a wide range of issues.

North London braces and aligners

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles are a very popular system of cosmetic braces, which are designed to blend in with your teeth so that the majority of people won’t spot them in everyday life. Whereas standard braces comprise very obvious metal brackets and wires, the brackets of Six Month Smiles are made from clear ceramic, whilst the wires are tooth-coloured nickel-titanium. They are so subtle that they have to be seen – or, rather, not seen – to be believed.

Six Month Smiles braces are designed for mild to moderate correction of the front teeth – which is what the majority of people who come to our North London dental spa are most concerned about. This enables them to work quickly as well as discreetly, with six months being the average treatment time.

Invisalign

Invisalign offers an alternative to fixed braces. This treatment sees your dentist fit you with a series of clear, removable aligners, which fit snugly over your teeth and guide them to a better position. You change your aligner every fortnight as your teeth move.

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner rapidly corrects issues such as protrusion with the front teeth. It often works in just weeks.