How cosmetic braces can revolutionise your smile

Braces remain the best way to straighten teeth. At Denchic Dental Spa in North London, we understand that adult patients who dream of straighter teeth may not want to wear obvious metal braces for long periods. That’s why we offer several cosmetic orthodontic options to improve the appearance of your smile without the whole world having to know about it.

cosmetic-bracesCosmetic braces are designed first and foremost to change the aesthetic appearance of your smile. However, they can also have health benefits, as straighter teeth are healthier teeth because they are easier to keep clean, meaning that there is less chance of plaque bacteria building up and so reducing your chances of developing gum disease and tooth decay.

At our North London dental practice, we offer several discreet orthodontic options, both fixed braces and removable aligners. When you come in for your initial consultation, your dentist will examine your teeth and will discuss all the appropriate treatment options, so that you can choose the best one to suit both your needs and your lifestyle.

Here at Denchic in North London, we offer treatment with Six Month Smiles for patients who opt for cosmetic braces. As the name suggests, Six Month Smiles have an average treatment time of just six months (compared with up to 24 months for standard orthodontic appliances). They work so quickly because they focus on the front six to eight teeth – those that show when you smile.

As well as working more quickly than standard orthodontic devices, Six Month Smiles are also highly discreet, because they comprise clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, so they blend in with the natural colour of your teeth.

Because of the shortened treatment times, patients who opt for treatment with Six Month Smiles will not experience the concerns about maintaining good dental hygiene during treatment that some standard orthodontic patients worry about – although you should still visit the hygienist for advice on cleaning around your braces.

Teeth whitening: the ideal way to remove everyday stains from your teeth

Teeth whitening treatment is among the quickest and most popular options in cosmetic dentistry. At Denchic Dental Spa in North London, we offer several different options for whitening. Your dentist will be able to help you decide the best method to suit your wants and needs, and fit around your lifestyle.

How teeth whitening works

teeth whitening treatmentWhitening treatment uses special dental bleaching gel to remove the everyday stains that build up on our teeth. Even people with good oral hygiene find their teeth can become stained, thanks to drinks such as red wine, tea and coffee, habits such as smoking and as a side-effect of some medicines and medicated mouthwashes.

When carried out by a dentist, teeth whitening treatment is a safe and reliable way to get rid of these stains, leaving your smile several shades brighter.

Why do I need to see a dentist first?

Teeth whitening should only be carried out on healthy teeth, to reduce the chances of sensitivity and other problems. The products used at our North London dental practice have all been subject to extensive testing and are entirely safe when used properly.

Whitening products available from the internet and from the high street may not have been tested to such high standards. While some will simply have no effect, others can actually be harmful and could damage your teeth and gums.

What are my treatment options?

At Denchic Dental Spa in North London, we offer three treatment options for teeth whitening. Home whitening uses custom-made teeth whitening trays and gel. You put a little gel in the trays and wear them overnight for approximately two weeks.

Zoom teeth whitening requires just one session with your dentist here at our North London practice. A special lamp is used to activate the gel while you sit back and relax. Enlighten Evolution whitening combines a practice session with home whitening and guarantees a B1 shade result.

Can braces straighten my teeth without everyone knowing?

Braces are the most commonly used and most effective way to straighten teeth. At Denchic Dental Spa in North London, we understand that many adults who want straighter teeth don’t want to wear traditional orthodontic devices that, while very efficient, are also very noticeable.

discreet orthodontics treatmentFortunately, there are modern alternatives. At our North London dental practice, our team of cosmetic dentists offer discreet orthodontics treatment using near-invisible braces and clear aligners. These are an ideal way to straighten your teeth without the world knowing about it.

Discreet cosmetic braces

At Denchic Dental Spa we offer cosmetic orthodontic treatment using Six Month Smiles. This combines ultra-modern discreet braces with the latest innovations and techniques in orthodontics, enabling your dentist to improve the appearance of your smile quickly and almost invisibly.

Six Month Smiles braces comprise tooth-coloured wires and transparent brackets, meaning that they blend seamlessly into your mouth.

As the name suggests, average treatment time is just six months (in some cases it may be even shorter). Six Month Smiles work so quickly because they focus on the “social six” teeth – those at the front of your mouth that show when you smile. Because of the reduced treatment time, Six Month Smiles are often both less expensive and more comfortable than traditional braces.

After treatment is complete you will need to wear a retainer – either a traditional, removable retainer or a fixed, bonded retainer – to ensure your teeth stay in their new position. Your dentist will recommend the best option for you when you come into our North London practice.

Clear aligners

At Denchic Dental Spa in North London, we offer two of the most popular types of clear aligners for patients who want straighter teeth: the Inman Aligner and Invisalign.

The Inman Aligner is a single device that can move your teeth quickly – in as little as eight weeks. Invisalign comprises a series of aligners, with treatment times ranging from eight to 18 months.

Treat yourself to teeth whitening to boost your smile – and your confidence

Teeth whitening is a very popular cosmetic dental treatment. At Denchic Dental Spa in North London, we offer three options for whitening treatment – you can have it here at the practice with a skilled cosmetic dentist, can carry out the treatment yourself at home, or can have a combination of both options.

Why is teeth whitening so popular?

teeth whiteningThink of what your teeth go through in one day, and it’s hardly surprising that they become stained, even with a good oral health routine. Coffee, tea, cola and red wine can stain teeth, as can habits such as smoking, plus certain medications.

Teeth whitening carried out by a dentist is a proven, safe way to remove these stains and boost the brightness of your smile. It’s also one of the quickest cosmetic dental procedures available – depending which option you choose, you could have brighter, whiter teeth in as little as one hour. No wonder, then, it’s such a popular cosmetic treatment option!

Why do I need to see a dentist for teeth whitening?

There are many products available over the counter or on the internet that claim to whiten teeth. However, by law teeth whitening should only be carried out by a qualified dentist or hygienist. The products and techniques used by the team at our North London practice have been subject to rigorous testing and are proven to be both effective and safe. Products available on the high street, in beauty salons and online may not have been tested to this degree, and can in some cases damage your teeth and gums.

The cosmetic team at Denchic in North London have also been fully trained to provide teeth whitening treatment. This treatment should only be carried out on healthy teeth, so your clinician will carefully assess your oral health and, if necessary, treat any problems that they find before starting whitening treatment.

Cosmetic braces: the perfect way to straighten your teeth

Cosmetic braces are an ideal option for adults who want straighter teeth, or teenager who would like to correct alignment issues without having to wear metal train-track braces. Here at Denchic Dental Spa in North London, our dentists have a number of cosmetic brace treatments available. These will straighten your teeth quickly and discreetly, so the world doesn’t need to know you are having treatment until you unveil your beautiful new smile.

cosmetic bracesIt’s important to remember that straighter teeth are healthier teeth, because they are easier to keep clean. That means that cosmetic braces can help improve your health as well as the aesthetic appearance of your smile.

Braces remain the most common and most effective way of straightening teeth. However, at our North London dental practice we understand that in the modern world many people would like to straighten their teeth discreetly, without having to endure a mouth full of metal for several months.

If this sounds familiar to you, it’s worth booking an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Denchic’s North London dental practice. They will carefully assess you to ascertain whether discreet braces or clear aligners are the best course of treatment.

At Denchic we are proud to offer treatment using Six Month Smiles. This treatment combines the latest orthodontic innovations and techniques with thoroughly modern clear braces to move your teeth quickly, gently and discreetly.

Six Month Smiles use the technology and principles of orthodontics that have been developed over many years, then modernises them by using tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets to move your teeth without everyone being able to see you are having treatment.

As the name suggests, the average treatment time with Six Month Smiles is just six months. They work so quickly because, unlike standard braces, they only focus on the front teeth – those that show when you smile.

How teeth whitening can give your smile a quick boost

Teeth whitening treatment is one of the fastest and easiest ways to boost the appearance of your smile. At Denchic Dental Spa in North London we offer several options for patients interested in whitening treatment: home whitening, in-chair whitening at the practice, or a combination of both.

teeth whiteningWhichever option you choose, teeth whitening treatment is an effective way to remove the everyday stains that build up on the teeth. Drinks including coffee, tea, and red wine can stain your teeth, as can habits such as smoking, as well as certain medications and mouthwashes. Whitening treatment can combat all of these, as well as the natural dulling of the teeth that can occur as we get older.

The most important thing to remember when it comes to teeth whitening is that, by law, it should only be carried out by a dentist, or a hygienist on a dentist’s prescription. While there are treatments available on the high street and online that may seem cheaper, they are undoubtedly too good to be true.

These products are unregulated and could be dangerous. They may simply not work, but could actually damage your teeth and gums. The products we use at Denchic in North London are regulated, tested and safe.

Here are the options available at our North London dental practice:

Home whitening

Your dentist will measure you for custom-made teeth whitening trays. You will be given these, and some whitening gel, to take home, and should wear the trays with a little gel in them overnight for two weeks.

Zoom chairside whitening

This is carried out in the comfort of our North London practice by your dentist. They will shield your gums and lips and will apply whitening gel to your teeth, using a special light to activate it.

Enlighten Evolution whitening

This option combines chairside and home whitening, and guarantees a B1 shade of whiteness.

Use cosmetic braces to quickly and discreetly align your smile

Braces: they’re metal wire and bracket devices used by teenagers to straighten their teeth, right? But what about adults who would like to straighten their teeth discreetly? At Denchic Dental Spa in North London, we offer a number of invisible and near-invisible options for adults who want orthodontic treatment.

cosmetic bracesOne of the most popular choices for those seeking cosmetic braces is Six Month Smiles. These fixed appliances take the traditional principles of orthodontics and modernise them for a truly discreet approach. They also work very quickly – as the name suggests, average treatment time is just six months – because they focus solely on the front teeth – those that show when you smile.

Six Month Smiles have proved very popular since we introduced them to our North London dental practice. As well as being fast and discreet, they are also often cheaper than traditional brace treatment (because treatment times are shorter) and are more comfortable, too.

Braces remain the most effective way to straighten teeth. While Six Month Smiles are primarily used to treat aesthetic concerns, they also provide health benefits. Teeth that are badly aligned or crowded are also more difficult to clean, which increases your chances of tooth decay and gum disease. By straightening your teeth with Six Month Smiles you can reduce your likelihood of developing these problems.

These braces comprise clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, which means they are barely noticeable and few people will realise you are having treatment until you unveil your beautiful new smile.

If you are interested in treatment with Six Month Smiles, your first step should be to book a consultation here at Denchic Dental Spa in North London. One of our Six Month Smiles certified dentists will carefully examine your teeth to ascertain whether this is the best treatment option for you.

Common questions about teeth whitening answered

If stained or discoloured teeth are making your life a misery, you may be thinking about using teeth whitening treatment to boost your smile. At Denchic Dental Spa in North London we offer several options for brightening your smile. Here, we answer some common questions about whitening, and explain why it must only be carried out under a dentist’s supervision.

How does teeth whitening work?

teeth whiteningTeeth whitening treatment uses special bleaching gel to gently remove stains from your teeth. Stains build up through the food and drink we consume, through smoking and from taking certain medicines. When carried out by a dentist, whitening treatment is a fast, safe and effective way to get rid of these stains and restore a natural brighter sheen to your teeth.

At our North London dental practice, we have three options for teeth whitening: home whitening, Phillips Zoom Whitening here at the practice, and Enlighten Evolution, which combines home whitening with a session here at Denchic Dental Spa.

I’ve seen plenty of whitening products online – why do I need to visit my dentist?

The most important thing to remember about teeth whitening is that, by law, it can only be carried out by a dentist or a hygienist on a dentist’s prescription. Whitening products used at the dental practice have been extensively tested for both safety and effectiveness. Over-the-counter products and those available from the internet will be of inferior quality. At best, they will not work. At worst, they can seriously damage your teeth and gums.

Teeth whitening should only be carried out on a healthy mouth. We will assess your teeth and gums before starting treatment.

How long will treatment take?

The length of time your treatment will take will depend upon the original shade of your teeth and on which treatment option you choose. Phillips Zoom Whitening at our North London practice takes about one hour, while home whitening takes two weeks.

Boost your smile in time for party season with teeth whitening treatment

As the festive party season approaches, many people are keen to boost the appearance of their smile – and teeth whitening treatment could be the perfect way to do it. At Denchic Dental Spa in North London we offer a range of whitening options to brighten up your teeth quickly and safely. In some cases, you could have teeth several shades lighter in just one hour.

Why teeth whitening?

teeth whitening treatmentOur teeth are stained by the food and drink we consume, by habits such as smoking and by certain medicines. These stains can make us unhappy with our smile and embarrassed to show it off in public. When carried out by a dentist, teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to remove these stains and give our teeth a brightness boost.

How does it work?

Teeth whitening treatment uses special dental bleaching gel to gently remove everyday stains from your teeth. It can either be carried out here in our North London dental practice by one of our skilled cosmetic dentists, or can be undertaken at home over the course of about two weeks.

Home whitening

Home whitening involves using custom-made, lightweight plastic trays that are made to fit snugly over your teeth. You apply a small amount of gel to the inside of the tray and wear it overnight or for a few hours during the day, and results will be seen in about two weeks. If you want home teeth whitening treatment, you should only do so on a dentist’s prescription – over-the-counter products are neither effective nor safe.

Phillips Zoom whitening

Phillips Zoom teeth whitening is carried out here in the comfort of our North London dental practice. All you need to do is sit back and relax while your dentist first shields your lips and gums then applies gel to your teeth and activates it with a special light. Typically this treatment takes about one hour, after which you will have brighter, whiter teeth.

Enlighten Evolution whitening

Enlighten Evolution whitening is a combination teeth whitening system, the only one which guarantees the end colour of your teeth. This system is also particularly good for patients who have sensitive teeth. You will be provided with whitening trays and gel to use at home, and will also have an in-chair whitening session with one of the dentists here at our North London practice.

Straighten your teeth discreetly with Six Month Smiles clear braces

Many adults who dream of straighter teeth feel trapped between a rock and a hard place – not wanting to wear conventional metal braces, but embarrassed to show off a crooked smile in public. At Denchic Dental Spa in North London, we empathise with these concerns but believe that everyone deserves a smile to be proud of. That’s why we offer several discreet ways to straighten your teeth.

six month smilesOne of the quickest and most popular ways for adults to straighten their teeth is with Six Month Smiles clear braces. This system comprises tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets, which means that they blend into your mouth and are not immediately noticeable.

Another huge advantage of Six Month Smiles is that they have significantly shorter treatment times when compared with traditional metal braces. As the name suggests, six months is the average treatment time, and most people will find they need to wear their braces for between three and nine months. Your dentist will be able to advise you of your predicted time when you come for a consultation at our North London dental practice.

How do they work so quickly?

Conventional braces work on all your teeth, and may be prescribed by your dentist to correct issues with your bite as well as the way your teeth look. Six Month Smiles focus on the aesthetic appearance of your smile, and work so fast because they change the position of only the “social six” teeth – those that are visible when you smile.

Because of this reduced treatment time, in many cases Six Month Smiles are less expensive than conventional braces, too. At the end of treatment you will need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in their new position – your dentist may recommend a bonded or removable retainer.

To find out more about Six Month Smiles, why not book an orthodontic consultation today at our North London dental practice?