Aligners and braces: teeth straightening for adults

Adult teeth straightening can be achieved with braces (fixed appliances) or aligners (removable appliances). Denchic Dental Spa in North London offers a number of orthodontic solutions for adults who want to straighten their teeth without the need for obvious metal “train-track” braces.

invisalign-bracesTooth alignment is one of the primary concerns with UK adults who are unhappy about the appearance of their smile. At our North London dental spa we believe that everyone deserves to be happy with their smile, never feeling the need to cover their mouth with their hand when they laugh or smile in public. If the alignment of your teeth is stopping you from flashing a genuine, heartfelt smile in social situations, we invite you to join us at Denchic North London for a tooth straightening consultation.

North London braces and aligners

Both braces and aligners have their benefits. At our North London dental centre we want every client to be happy with their choices regarding treatment, so after a clinical consultation and a chat about what you want to achieve, your dentist will discuss the pros and cons of all relevant treatment options with you.

The orthodontic systems available to clients at Denchic North London are:

Six Month Smiles

If, like the majority of adults, your primary concern with tooth alignment is about your front teeth (those in your smile line) Six Month Smiles cosmetic braces could be the perfect treatment for you. Comprising clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires, Six Month Smiles braces improve the alignment of your front teeth both quickly and discreetly.

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is an all-in-one appliance that is a good choice for protruding or crowded front teeth, and cases of adult relapse. Using gentle special forces, this single-use aligner quickly improves tooth alignment. Acting, on average, in just six to 16 weeks, it is the quickest orthodontic treatment available at our North London clinic. It also acts as a retainer at the end of treatment.

Invisalign

This popular system of clear, removable aligners can be used in cases where more extensive correction is required. Your dentist will prescribe you a series of aligners, which you change fortnightly.

Braces or aligners – what’s the best way to straighten my teeth?

Modern braces and aligners offer subtle, effective, and in many cases rapid ways to straighten your teeth. Denchic Dental Spa in North London offers a number of discreet orthodontic treatment options, designed for anything from minor cosmetic correction to solutions for more extensive issues affecting your bite.

straighten-teethAt our North London dental spa, we strive to provide our clients with treatments that produce excellent results whilst having as little impact on their lifestyle as possible. We are also always keen to emphasise the additional health benefits of orthodontic treatment. Depending on your situation, using either braces or aligners to straighten your teeth can also:

  • Reduce your risk of dental decay and gum disease by eliminating gaps in which plaque can build up
  • Better protect front teeth from accidental damage if they currently protrude
  • Improve your self-confidence, with a knock-on effect on business and personal relationships.

Each system of cosmetic braces and aligners comes with its own set of benefits, and is more suited to certain clinical requirements. When you come for an orthodontic consultation at Denchic Dental Spa, North London, we will ascertain how much and what type of correction is needed and will then work with you to find your ideal treatment.

North London braces and aligners

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles is a popular system of cosmetic braces that are designed for mild to moderate aesthetic correction of issues affecting the front teeth. Made up of tooth-coloured nickel titanium wires and clear ceramic brackets, this fixed system works in as little as half a year.

These braces work so quickly because they focus on the social six teeth – those that show when you smile.

Good for: Rapid treatment of issues affecting the front teeth.

Inman Aligner

This removable aligner is suitable for treatment of crowding and protrusion issues with the front teeth, working in as little as five months.

Good for: Adult relapse and protruding front teeth.

Invisalign

A system of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign can be used for more extensive orthodontic correction than cosmetic braces.

Good for: Issues affecting more than just your front teeth.

Treat yourself to teeth whitening before a special occasion

Teeth whitening from a cosmetic dentist is the perfect way to boost your smile both quickly and safely. At Denchic Dental Spa in North London we offer a number of teeth whitening options, which are a great way to treat yourself as a standalone procedure, but also work well as a complement to other cosmetic dental procedures such as teeth straightening with Six Month Smiles.

teeth-whiteningAs part of National Smile Month 2016, the Oral Health Foundation uncovered a shocking statistic: almost half of the adult population in the UK (48%) are unhappy with their teeth. Stained or discoloured teeth was the most frequently-heard complaint, with 64% of respondents saying that the colour of their teeth made them embarrassed to smile.

At our North London dental spa we believe everyone has the right to a beautiful smile of which they can be proud. If stained or discoloured teeth are making you frown, remember that it doesn’t have to be that way. We welcome new clients for teeth whitening consultations. Come and join us at Denchic to find out how we can help – in some cases, you could be walking out with brighter, whiter teeth in just an hour.

Why you need a dentist

There is one key point to remember about teeth whitening treatment, and that is that it must only be carried out by a dentist. All of the whitening system used at Denchic in North London have been extensively tested and proven to be as safe and gentle as they are reliable. Products that claim to whiten teeth available from other sources should not be trusted; in some circumstances they can be dangerous.

North London teeth whitening

Denchic offers three teeth whitening options to clients at our North London spa. They are:

Home whitening – You carry out treatment yourself with the aid of custom-made mouth trays. This takes a fortnight.

Zoom power whitening – A single, hour-long session with your dentist here at our North London clinic will see you walking out with brighter, whiter teeth in an hour.

Enlighten combination whitening – For a guaranteed B1 shade of whiteness, choose this option.

Straight teeth without metal braces? Here’s how it’s done

The thought of metal braces can be enough to put many adults off seeking orthodontic treatment, which is why at Denchic Dental Spa in North London we are pleased to offer a range of subtler alternatives.

metal-bracesIn the modern day and age, teeth straightening and orthodontics need not equal metal braces. At our North London dental spa our clients have benefit from treatment with both discreet fixed appliances and clear, nigh-on invisible removable devices. The best treatment in your case will depend on the type and amount of correction you need, and will be determined by your dentist when you come in for a consultation.

North London braces and aligners

The orthodontic treatments available from Denchic in North London are:

Six Month Smiles

This popular system of cosmetic braces is designed for mild to moderate correction of issues affecting the front teeth. As the name suggests, average treatment times is just half a year. Some clients who only required minor orthodontic correction completed their treatment in half that time at our North London dental clinic, and the majority of people finish treatment within nine months.

These braces comprise clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires, thus they blend in with the natural colour of your teeth. They work so quickly because they focus on the “social six” teeth – those in your smile line.

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is an alternative to braces, used primarily to treat adult relapse cases, and protruding front teeth. Treatment involves using a single, removable aligner which has a special design of spring-loaded bars to quickly push and pull your teeth into a better position.

Average treatment time with the Inman Aligner is between six and 16 weeks, and it acts as a retainer at the end of treatment. Protruding front teeth are more at risk of accidental damage, to this aligner helps to protect your smile.

Invisalign

Invisalign comprises a series of clear, removable aligners that fit over your teeth to guide them into a new position. You change your aligner fortnightly, and the exact number of aligners required will depend on the type and amount of correction that is needed.

Why not add teeth whitening to your summer holiday preparations?

Teeth whitening from a cosmetic dentist is a fast and effective way to boost your smile. At Denchic Dental Spa in North London, we offer three options for teeth whitening treatment, and welcome men and women for consultations.

teeth-whitening-north-londonThe secret to a dazzling white smile

Everybody dreams of a beautifully bright, white smile, but unfortunately lifestyle factors can often get in the way. Whilst failing to keep up with your dental hygiene can lead to brown staining of the teeth caused by plaque, even those with an excellent hygiene routine can find their teeth are stained by a number of causes – dietary factors including tea, coffee, and red wine are particular culprits, as is smoking. Some medicines and medicated mouth washes cause temporary staining of the teeth.

Stained and discoloured teeth can make you feel self-conscious, and cause you to lose confidence in your smile. At Denchic Dental Spa in North London, we believe everybody deserves a beautiful smile. That’s why we are pleased to offer teeth whitening treatment – when prescribed by a dentist, a predictable, safe, and quick way to get rid of stains and restore your teeth to naturally bright whiteness.

North London teeth whitening options

We offer clients the choice of three teeth whitening options at our North London clinic. Whichever you think will work best for you, your treatment journey will begin with a consultation with a cosmetic dentist, who will perform an oral health check before discussing your treatment options.

Home whitening

You will be fitted with a custom-made lightweight plastic mouth tray. All you need to do is place a small amount of whitening gel into the tray and wear it overnight for two weeks.

Zoom power whitening

Carried out at our North London spa by your dentist, power whitening requires a single, hour-long session. A light is used to activate the gel whilst you sit back and relax.

Enlighten Evolution Whitening

This combination teeth whitening option is the only system to guarantee a B1 shade of whiteness.

Whichever option you choose, professional teeth whitening is the perfect, fast way to boost your smile in time for your summer holiday.

Teeth straightening without metal braces – it really is possible

What if we told you that metal braces were not the only option for straightening your teeth? Far from it, in fact: at Denchic Dental Spa in North London, we offer a number of subtler methods designed to help you achieve the beautifully aligned smile you’ve always wanted, without the obvious problem associated with metal braces.

teeth-straighteningThe problem with traditional braces

The obvious problem with metal braces is just that – they are very obvious, meaning you won’t be able to hide the fact you are having treatment. Whilst this may not be a problem for teenagers at school or college, where braces are something of a rite of passage, for busy professional adults clearly visible metal fixed appliances may be far from ideal.

However, many adults dream of straighter teeth. One in four of us is unhappy with the way our smile looks; 13% of women and 34% of men in the UK admit to retouching every selfie they take before posting it online.

At our North London dental spa we believe that everybody deserves a smile to be proud of, whether for their selfies or to improve their confidence and interactions in their business or personal life. That’s why we offer a number of subtler orthodontic options – both fixed braces and removable aligners.

When you come into our North London Dental spa for an orthodontic consultation, your dentist will perform a thorough examination as well as listening to what you want to achieve from treatment. They will then talk you through all of the relevant treatment options available at our North London centre.

North London braces and aligners

Six Month Smiles

Cosmetic braces designed for rapid, mild correction of issues with the front teeth, Six Month Smiles comprise tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets.

Inman Aligner

Perfect for quick correction of adult relapse and front tooth protrusion, this single-use clear aligner works quickly and discreetly.

Invisalign

A series of clear aligners that you change every fortnight, Invisalign can correct a wide number of orthodontic concerns. You can take them out for short periods to clean and to brush your teeth.

Teeth whitening: the perfect summer brightness booster

At Denchic North London Dental Spa, we’ve found that teeth whitening is one of the most popular procedures with our clients. When carried out by a qualified dentist, whitening treatment is a safe, fast, and predictable method of boosting the brightness of your smile, which takes between two weeks and just one hour to complete, depending on which treatment option you choose.

teeth-whiteningBecause treatment is so rapid, is non-invasive, and designed to be gentle on the teeth, teeth whitening treatment can be the perfect way to make over your smile before your summer holiday, ensuring that you will be smiling beautifully in every holiday snap.

The importance of consulting a dentist

At our North London dental spa, we are always keen to stress the importance of consulting a dental professional for teeth whitening treatment. Whilst there are many products on the internet, in high street stores and in beauty parlours that claim to whiten your teeth, these should be avoided at all costs.

Teeth whitening products used in dental practices are regulated and have been extensively tested and proven to be as safe as they are reliable. The use of unlicensed products must be avoided, because while in many cases they won’t work and you’ll be left out of pocket with teeth that remain stained, some of these products are actually harmful, and can cause damage to your teeth and gums.

At Denchic Dental Spa in North London, all of the teeth whitening products we use are well-known brands that are safe, fast, and reliable. In addition, your dentist will make sure that your teeth and gums are in healthy condition prior to starting treatment, because as with any cosmetic procedure teeth whitening should only be carried out on a healthy mouth.

If we do spot anything that needs treating, such as tooth decay or a leaking filling, your practitioner will treat this first, so make sure you leave enough time before your holiday or other special occasion!

The options at Denchic in North London are:

Home whitening (2 weeks)

Phillips Zoom power whitening (1 hour)

Enlighten Evolution whitening (2 weeks).

How discreet braces and aligners can quickly and subtly straighten your teeth

Metal braces aren’t the only way for a dentist to straighten your teeth. At Denchic Dental Spa, North London, we have a number of far subtler options designed to realign your teeth without treatment being very obvious. We welcome adults for a no-obligation consultation to discover more about how these appliances could help.

discreet-bracesModern braces

The field of orthodontics has seen a great deal of research and development over the past three decades. More and more adult clients are seeking out alternative methods of straightening their teeth, whether they never had the chance to undergo orthodontic treatment as a child, or they had treatment only to find that their teeth have since shifted back to their original position.

At Denchic in North London we listen to our clients’ concerns about treatment, and we understand the obvious problem with standard metal braces for a number of adults. Whilst these traditional appliances provide a dentist or orthodontist with maximum control over the movement of each tooth, for the person wearing them they can have a big impact on your lifestyle.

Of course, the main thing about metal braces is that they are very obvious in your mouth, which to many adults is as bad if not worse than having crooked teeth. They are also generally thought of as being uncomfortable (although techniques and materials are advancing all the time) and are associated with lengthy treatment times.

That’s why, at our North Londondental spa, we are proud to offer a range of discreet alternatives. In terms of fixed appliances, we use Six Month Smiles cosmetic braces. Designed for minor to moderate correction of issues with the front teeth (those in the smile line) these fixed appliances comprise clear and tooth coloured components, which means they blend into your mouth. As the name suggests, treatment takes, on average, just six months.

North London aligners

At Denchic North London we also offer clear aligners as an alternative to braces. These devices are all-but invisible in day to day life, fitting comfortably over your teeth. You can take them out to eat and to clean, which is good for dental hygiene.

Teeth whitening: a safe and effective way to boost your smile

Teeth whitening has been getting a lot of news coverage recently, with some unscrupulous providers selling gels that are too strongly concentrated. At our North Londondental spa, we only use tried, tested, and safe whitening products, and are keen to emphasise the importance of consulting a dentist if you are interested in whitening treatment. That way, you can be assured that the products and techniques will be as safe as they are reliable – and can boost your smile in as little as one hour, perfect timing for a summer holiday, graduation, or other special occasion.

teeth-whiteningAt Denchic Dental Spa in North London, we offer three different options for those interested in teeth whitening treatment. All being in the same way: a consultation with an experienced cosmetic dentist.

Teeth whitening, like any cosmetic dental procedure, must only be carried out on a healthy mouth, so your practitioner will conduct a full oral health check prior to the start of your whitening treatment.

North Londonteeth whitening: your options explained

There are three alternative methods of teeth whitening available at Denchic in North London.

1. Home whitening

You carry this out at home under your clinician’s supervision. We will kit you out with custom-made teeth whitening trays and gel. You put a small amount of gel in the trays and wear them overnight for a period of two weeks. Never use over-the-counter whitening trays, because they won’t fit your teeth well, and can lead to sensitivity.

2. Zoom power whitening

Carried out by a dentist here at our North London clinic, this procedure lasts just one hour. A light is used to activate the gel, and you just need to sit back and relax.

3. Enlighten Evolution whitening

Carried out at home, this system includes in-built measures to avoid tooth sensitivity.

Wave goodbye to metal braces and hello to a beautifully-aligned smile

Braces no longer have to mean metal train-tracks. At Denchic Dental Spa in North London we understand that whilst many adults would like to straighten their teeth, the thought of wearing traditional metal orthodontic appliances can be enough to put them off treatment.

metal-bracesAt Denchic we believe everybody deserves a beautiful smile of which they can be proud, which is why we offer a number of subtler orthodontic treatments. These may be fixed appliances – braces – or removable ones – aligners – depending on your clinical need and your personal preferences.

If the word “braces” leaves you cold, don’t panic; the options we use at our North Londondentalspa are a long way from traditional metal devices popular with teenagers. We offer treatment with Six Month Smiles, which comprise clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires, to move your teeth in a far subtler way.

Six Month Smiles are cosmetic braces that work in as little as half a year (and sometimes even quicker, depending on the type and amount of correction required). They act so quickly because they focus on the front six to eight teeth – those that show when you smile.

These braces are not designed for major orthodontic correction, but for fast-acting aesthetic treatment they are often an excellent option. Should you require more intensive orthodontic work, we offer treatment with clear aligners at our North Londondentalclinic–Invisalign and the Inman Aligner.

The Inman Aligner is a single clear aligner that quickly corrects adult relapse and protrusion issues with the front teeth. After treatment is complete, it handily acts as a retainer to keep your teeth in their new position.

Invisalign is a system of clear aligners that gradually move your teeth. They fit comfortably over your teeth and can be removed for cleaning and eating. You change your aligner every fortnight as your teeth move.