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Protect Your Childs Teeth – Mouth Guards

Your child’s teeth and well being are very precious. We all know that you can put in place the very best measures to ensure that no harm comes to your child. But accidents can and will happen and even the very best prevention methods will not be 100% fail proof.

So What Can You Do?

You could be an overprotective parent which limits your child to the activities they participate in – but this is then going to affect their emotional and social development which are equally important as their well being.

Mouth Guards For Sport

Participating in sport at a young age is an integral part of a child’s personal & social development. Unfortunately with sport, accidents and knocks are quite a common occurrence – with teeth being one of the likely areas that could succumb to damage. In a worse case scenario, this could mean teeth being knocked out and as your child grows older, a missing tooth can start to make them feel very self-conscious, affecting them in social situations.

Mouth guards are a great way to ensure that if in the event their is a knock or accident while playing sport, your child’s teeth will be protected.

How Do Mouth Guards Work

When you suffer from a blow to the face the mouth guard will act as shock absorber for the teeth protecting them from fractures. The mouth guards will also protect the lips, cheek and tongue from any lacerations that could of occurred by being hit by the teeth.

If your interested in finding our more about custom made mouth guards please do not hesitate to call us today for more information or to book your free consultation.

Valentines Day 2014 Special Offer

Valentines day 2014 special offer

To take us up on this offer please do not hesitate to call us today!

Terms + Conditions

  • Patients must be over 18
  • Appointment must be booked before 28th February 2014
  • Treatment doesn’t have to be taken until 30th May 2014
  • Patients will need to attend a free consultation to asses if they are suitable for teeth whitening

What is the difference between damon braces and traditional braces?

Damon Braces - Orthodontic treatment

The orthodontics market has evolved dramatically since the days of traditional braces that utilised the use of elastic bands on metal wires, which were often the cause for uncomfortable treatments and generally not a great experience. The Damon system is an advanced system that provides great results, with fewer appointments at the dentist along the way and longer intervals in-between seeing the dentist! Traditionally you could of been seeing your dentist every 4-6 weeks for an adjustment/check up appointment. With Damon it is more likely (on average) to be around every 2 and a half months between each visit.

Old fashioned traditional braces used to utilise an elastic tie to hold the wire. The main problem with this method is the fact that there used to be a lot of friction between the brace and the wire that didn’t allow efficient movement (and could also cause discomfort in the patient). The Damon system has no elastic tie and the brace can efficiently move with no friction what so ever. Not only does this mean the overall treatment is much more gentler and comfortable, but it also speeds up treatment times!

Before and after - Damon Braces

Treatments for Adults as well as Children

It is becoming even more common for adults to undergo a type of orthodontic treatment. With the world’s perspective on beauty and the ever growing cosmetic industry, looking your very best is an important factor in many people’s lives. Your teeth play a huge role in your overall appearance as it is one of the very first things people tend to notice when they see you. Braces are the most preferred option for treating crooked and wonky teeth. Having braces as an adult used to be seen as an embarrassing trait. However, now with modern technology it is becoming more socially acceptable and treatments can be done more discretely. The Damon system is a metal fixed brace, but you can choose the option to go for the clear brackets and wires that makes it blend into your smile!

Braces for children play an important role in how they develop into an adult. It is recommended that the average age for a child to be checked out is around 7. This is because dentists are able to detect if there are any jaw problems early on. Orthodontics treatments will actually be used on children when they have reached the average age of 11 – but the earlier a problem is identified, the easier it will be to treat.

Before and after - Damon Braces

Free Consultations

If Damon braces sound like it could be a suitable treatment for you please do not hesitate to call us to arrange your free consultation today!

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

Xmas special offer

Teeth whitening xmas 2013 offer

To Claim This Offer:

Please call us and quote the code: WEBXMAS13.

We will arrange for a free consultation to ensure your teeth are suitable for teeth whitening. If you are a suitable candidate, we will take impressions of your teeth and you can undergo the whitening treatment for the offer price of £99.

Terms & Conditions

  • Must be over 18
  • Teeth need to be suitable for whitening (assessed at free consultation)
  • Teeth whitening refers to home teeth whitening with custom made trays and whitening gel
  • Offer expires 01/01/2014
  • As long as the free consultation is booked within the offer time frame, the actual treatment can be taken after offer has expired

Is 6 Month Smiles Better Than Invisalign?

Orthodontic Treatments

6 Month Smile and Invisalign are both considered to be cosmetic orthodontic treatments primarily used to align the front teeth and not correct the bite. Invisalign uses clear aligners which are changed periodically every 2 weeks until treatment is complete.

Invisalign Clear Trays - Easy to put in

6 Month Smiles comprises of fixed tooth coloured brackets which are glued onto the fronts of the teeth and a tooth coloured wire is placed into the brackets.

6 Month Smiles clear brackets

Which Treatment Is Better?

Generally fixed braces provide more control of the teeth and therefor more movements can be done to individual teeth. The brackets of 6 Month Smiles allow us to rotate, twist, intrude and extrude teeth in any direction. This provides more sophisticated movement in comparison to clear aligners. Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are excellent at performing certain movements but not every movement like 6 Month Smiles brackets. This generally means that 6 Months Smiles can treat a wider range of cases in comparison to Invisalign. Invisalign tends to be favoured in terms of being able to clean your teeth effectively and eating, as you can remove the aligners to eat and brush your teeth easily.

Does This Mean Invisalign Takes Longer?

Generally 6 Month Smiles will complete a case 30-50% faster than Invisalign treatments. Shown below are two similar cases – the first case was treated with Invisalign and took 16 Months and the second case was treated with 6 Month Smiles and took approximately 6 months.

Before and after - Invisalign

Before and after - 6 month braces

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