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.

Cosmetic braces and aligners: your journey to straighter teeth starts here

North Londondental spa Denchic uses cosmetic braces and aligners to subtly straighten adult teeth. We are proud to offer these treatments because we recognise the need for and the benefits of teeth straightening treatment at any age, but also understand the concerns the thought of wearing traditional metal appliances throw up for many people.

cosmetic-bracesWhy teeth straightening benefits clients of all ages

A large number of UK adults are so self-conscious about their smile that they rarely show it off in public. One of the biggest concerns reported is that they wish for straighter teeth – having either missed out on having orthodontic treatment as a teenager, or having experienced adult relapse – teeth moving back to their original position.

At our North Londondental spa we are always keen to extol the virtues of teeth straightening treatment at any age. As well as boosting your self-confidence, straightening your teeth makes them easier to keep clean. With fewer gaps between the teeth where food particles can get trapped, your chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease will be reduced – so long as you have an excellent home care routine and make regular visits to the hygienist and dentist, of course.

North Londonbraces and aligners: your options

Come into Denchic North LondonDental Spa for an orthodontic consultation and a member of our experienced team will conduct a careful clinical examination, as well as finding out a bit about you and your lifestyle in order to tailor your treatment to suit your needs.

At Denchic we offer:

Six Month Smiles

Cosmetic braces, designed to work quickly on your front teeth.

Inman Aligner

A single, removable aligner good for adult relapse.

Invisalign

A system of aligners to correct a wider spectrum of problems.

Teeth whitening: a fast way to a beautiful smile

Teeth whitening from a cosmetic dentist is an excellent, quick, and safe way to boost the appearance of your smile. At Denchic Dental Spa in North London, we have successfully helped many clients to improve their smile and with it their self-confidence with the help of professional whitening treatment.

teeth-whiteningAt North London spa Denchic we understand the desire for whiter teeth. Our teeth are easily stained by food and drink, lifestyle factors such as smoking, even by some medicines and medicated mouthwashes.

When it is carried out by a dentist, teeth whitening is a highly-effective, fast and efficient way to remove common stains, even those that are below the surface.

Why you need to consult a dentist

There are many products available online or on the general market that claim to whiten teeth, but we would advise you to avoid these. The products used by a dentist are extensively tested not just for efficiency, but also for reliability, safety, and gentleness on the teeth. Whitening products from other sources are highly unlikely to be tested to such a degree, and can sometimes contain dangerous levels of hydrogen peroxide (up to 300 times the legal limit in the worst cases) which, according to the Local Government Association, is the same as blushing your teeth with bleach.

Teeth whitening in North London

The products used at Denchic are safe, reliable, and gentle. They will be delivered by a qualified cosmetic dentist, who will assess your oral health prior to starting treatment, because whitening treatment shoulfd only be carried out on healthy teeth.

We offer three teeth whitening options at our North London spa:

Home whitening – this lasts about two weeks and uses custom-made whitening trays.

Zoom power whitening – this involves an hour-long session in the spa.

Enlighten combination whitening – this combines home whitening with a final in-clinic session.

Do I need to wear metal braces if I want straighter teeth?

Metal braces are not the only option if you want to straighten your teeth. At Denchic Dental Spa in North London we offer a number of more discreet orthodontic treatment options, designed to give you the straighter smile you’ve always wanted with minimal impact on your day-to-day life.

metal-bracesWhy you should straighten your teeth

An increasing number of adults are contacting our North Londondental spa with a view to straightening their teeth. As well as the obvious aesthetic benefits this can have, and the accompanying boost to your confidence, straighter teeth are also generally healthier teeth, because they are easier to clean, and because the forces of biting and chewing are more evenly distributed in your mouth.

What is discreet orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the specialism that deals with the alignment of teeth, and with the bite (the way your jaws meet together). Discreet orthodontics uses either fixed appliances – braces – or removable one – aligners – to move your teeth into a better position, eschewing the need for obvious metal braces.

There have been rapid advances in discreet orthodontic treatment in recent years. At our North London clinic we offer both discreet braces and clear aligners. The best option will depend on your clinical need and your individual preferences, and will be discussed by your dentist when you come into our spa for a consultation.

Your North London treatment options

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles are cosmetic braces designed to work quickly and subtly. They focus on your front teeth and comprise tooth-coloured and clear components, meaning that they blend in with the natural shade of your teeth.

Invisalign

Invisalign is a system of clear, removable aligners that guide your teeth into a new position. The aligners are near-invisible to the untrained eye.

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is a single, removable, clear aligner specifically designed to correct crooked or protruding front teeth.

Why treatment with braces needn’t mean a mouth full of metal

Many people associate the word “braces” with traditional metal appliances used by children and teenagers to straighten their teeth. Whilst these are effective, it’s not hard to see why adults don’t want to undergo such treatment. That’s why at North London dental spa Denchic, we are proud to offer some far more subtle options. . .

cosmetic-bracesBraces or aligners?

At our North London dental spa we offer discreet orthodontic treatment with both braces – which are fixed in place – and aligners, which are removable. The best treatment option in your case will depend on your individual needs, and will be discussed by your dentist when you come in for your initial consultation.

Aligners fit over your teeth and gently guide them into a new position, with the added benefit of being removable, so you can take them out to clean, to eat, and to brush your teeth. They are made from clear plastic, meaning they are invisible to the untrained eye, and will have minimal impact on your daily routine.

For clients who would benefit from treatment with cosmetic braces, we offer Six Month Smiles treatment at our North London practice. These fixed appliances have – as the name indicates – an average treatment time of just six months, and comprise tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires and clear ceramic brackets, so they are far less obvious than their metal counterparts.

Six Month Smiles braces work so quickly because they focus on the front six to eight teeth – those that are visible in your smile line. They are also more comfortable than traditional orthodontic appliances because of the lower forces used and the shorter treatment time.

Whilst they are considered a cosmetic treatment, at our North London clinic we are also keen to emphasise the health benefits of orthodontic treatment, because straighter teeth are healthier teeth, with fewer gaps in which plaque bacteria can build up.

Modern braces don’t have to mean a mouth full of metal

Braces have been used for many years to straighten teeth, but for many adults the thought of wearing an obvious metal device for upwards of 24 months is a barrier to treatment. At Denchic Dental Spa in North London, we believe that everybody deserves a smile to be proud of, which is why we are proud to offer a number of more discreet ways to straighten teeth.

Braces or aligners?

bracesDiscreet orthodontics uses either fixed appliances – braces – or removable aligners to move your teeth into a new position, improving their alignment and correcting issues such as crowding or uneven spacing.

When you come into our North London dental spa for an orthodontic consultation, your dentist will examine your smile and will talk through the relevant treatment options, discussing the pros and cons of each device so that you can be confident you are making an informed choice about treatment.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles is one of the most popular cosmetic orthodontic treatments at our North London spa. This is a modern brace system that adapts the mechanics of traditional braces for the 21st Century.

Comprising tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets, Six Month Smiles are cosmetic braces with – as the name suggests – an average treatment time of just six months. Some people see results in as short a time as four months. Your dentist will tell you your predicted length of treatment at your initial consultation.

These braces work so quickly because they focus on the front teeth – those that show when you smile. They are not designed for major orthodontic correction, but we have other options at our North London clinic should you require more extensive treatment.

Clear aligners

We also offer treatment with Invisalign and the Inman Aligner. These clear devices fit over your teeth to guide them into a new position, and are removable.