According to the Cambridge Dictionary, a smile is ‘a happy or friendly expression on the face in which the ends of the mouth curve up slightly, often with the lips moving apart so that the teeth can be seen’. We all know how powerful a smile can be, like yawning, they’re often contagious. But what if you are too unhappy with the appearance of your teeth that you don’t want to smile?
Have you ever noticed someone trying to smile without showing their teeth, it often looks very unnatural and rather unfriendly. If the appearance of your teeth makes you uncomfortable and does not give you much to smile about, dental veneers may be the answer you’ve been looking for. Here at Staplehurst Dental in Kent, veneers are an effective way to restore or improve the appearance of teeth that are badly discoloured, chipped or badly shaped. In these circumstances, treatments such as teeth whitening or braces cannot be used to correct the problem.
When are veneers the most effective solution?
Veneers cover the entire front surface of each tooth, so they can be used to correct a number of cosmetic problems. If you have chipped or cracked one of your front teeth, a single veneer can be used to repair the damage. If you have very small or widely spaced teeth that cannot be corrected with braces, veneers can be used to build up all of the teeth, closing gaps and creating an even and attractive smile. In some circumstances, veneers can be used instead of braces to close a gap or bring one or two teeth into line. The benefit of using veneers in these cases is speed; you will normally need to make just 2 or 3 visits to your dentist to have veneers in Kent.
On your first visit, your dentist will carry out a consultation and plan your treatment. At your next appointment, your dentist will prepare your teeth by taking digital impressions and shaping the teeth to receive the veneers. On your final visit your veneers will be fitted and fixed and you will be able to walk out of the surgery showing off your beautiful new smile.
American comedian Tom Wilson said”a smile is happiness you will find right under your nose”. That’s true, unless you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious because your teeth are gappy, crooked or uneven. Some people are lucky enough to have had braces while they were growing up, but many adults did not have their teeth straightened as children. You may be one of those people who wish that your teeth were straighter, but because of the obtrusive appearance of traditional train track braces, you have decided to live with crooked teeth.
What you may not realise is how much things have changed in recent years. Dentists have recognised that a mouthful of metal is not a good look in a boardroom, or any area of adult life. So now, a wide range of clear, invisible and removable braces are available that are specifically designed with adults in mind. Here at Staplehurst Dental in Kent, teeth straightening is helping many adults find their smile, and their happiness right under their noses.
I’ve waited too long, I want straighter teeth now!
You may be pleasantly surprised to find out that you could have the straight teeth you’ve been dreaming about in just 6 months. Of course, this depends on the complexity of your teeth straightening requirements. In many cases the teeth straightening treatments for adults focus on just your front teeth. All braces work on a similar principle, using pressure on the teeth to guide them in to their new positions. Fixed braces usually need to be adjusted every 5-6 weeks, while removable retainers are usually changed every 2 weeks.
Wearing braces can now fit into your daily life, and almost no-one will guess what you are doing. Just think how great it would be to start your treatment at the beginning of the summer and be showing off your lovely straight teeth in time for your Christmas party.
Get in touch with us by phone or email; we can even offer you an e-consultation if you would like to find out more about teeth straightening in Kent. Simply fill in the form telling us what you would like to change about your teeth, and upload a photograph of your smile.
Due to their long-lasting natural tooth appearance and need for minimal preparation, porcelain veneers are often the treatment of choice for most of our patients looking for a cosmetic boost to their smile.
Veneers in Kent at Staplehurst Dental allow you to change the appearance of your teeth in terms of colour, shape, and size. They are normally the treatment of choice when your teeth do not require large restorations or large amounts of dental work. They are also an option used in our smile makeovers to enhance the way your teeth look. This is a common choice for people whose teeth may appear misshapen, or simply may not complement each other well. Veneers offer a way to achieve a more uniform smile, with teeth that match each other perfectly.
Our veneers in Kent are wafer thin ceramic shells, individually designed to cover your teeth, giving you a healthy, natural look that enhances your smile. Our ‘no-prep’ veneers in Kent are bonded to the front surface of your teeth, like traditional veneers. However, they don’t usually require the dentist to grind, cut or file down your teeth before placing them.
We only produce natural looking aesthetics, whether you want minor enhancements for a few teeth, or a full smile makeover.
Your initial appointment is a consultation with one of our experienced cosmetic dentists. The purpose of the consultation is to chat about areas you would like to improve. You will complete a short questionnaire regarding your medical history and smile wish list. You will then be advised of all the options available to you. These can range from quick, easy procedures, such as teeth whitening, all the way to veneers, to create your dream smile. You will be fully informed to ensure you understand all the options available.
We can even offer you an impression of what your smile could look like once your smile makeover treatment is completed. It simply involves taking a photograph of your teeth and through electronic image manipulation you’ll be able to customise your own smile to produce your perfect look.
To find out how we can help you – whether it’s with veneers or another of our dental treatments – simply call or email us.
Are you one of the many people in the UK who are unhappy with their teeth and lacking the confidence to smile due to wonky, crooked and uneven teeth or gaps? A confident smile is very important to every aspect of your life. Teeth straightening in Kent, at Staplehurst Dental, is here to help you.
A smile is the most universally recognised and understood gesture in every culture, with 99.9% of the population enjoying giving and receiving them. We can identify a smile more easily than any other expression, even from up to 300 feet.
We smile when we when we feel good, when we see someone we love, when we reach a goal and when we’re embarrassed. We even smile on cue when anyone with a camera calls out, “Say cheese.”
If you worry about smiling at these moments, have you ever considered straightening your teeth? Are you put off by the thought of unsightly and uncomfortable metal braces? Perhaps you worry about the cost of treatment, or feel it may intrude on your personal or private life?
Teeth straightening in Kent can help you. Staplehurst Dental has numerous choices to effectively straighten teeth that are both inconspicuous and budget friendly, with our 0% finance payment plans.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles are a modern alternative coming from the US. It offers our patients a more discreet, efficient and cost-effective option for your teeth straightening in Kent. The system focuses only on those teeth that show when you smile, known as the ‘social six’. Treatment is tailor made for each patient, to help straighten the front teeth quickly and safely.
Six Months Smiles braces can sometimes be seen, but are manufactured from tooth-coloured materials, including clear brackets and white nickel titanium wires, meaning they are a highly discreet and attractive option.
Braces are the most popular, successful and safe way to help patients achieve healthy, straight teeth. Six Month Smiles at Staplehurst Dental, take the best features of a standard fixed brace but modifies the treatment and materials to achieve the same results in a quicker time.
Get in touch with us to day to explore Six Month Smiles and other teeth straightening options in Kent.
For many people, their smile is their most important feature. But if you have lost teeth through decay, gum disease, accident or even the wear and tear that occurs over time, you may feel that your smile is not all that it could be.
Studies have shown that when a person is truly smiling, it affects certain muscles that make you feel happy or joyful. You smile because you are happy and when certain muscles are hit, your brain sends even more happy signals out.
It is also no secret that our emotional health is tied linked to our physical health. Since smiling can make you happy, you may very well live a healthier, more relaxed life than those who regularly frown. Smiling actually boosts your immune system and so helps ward off infections such as colds.
If you lack the confidence to smile because of missing teeth, then dental implants in Kent may be the answer. Here at Staplehurst Dental, we can provide you with experienced, highly qualified implant dentists.
Not only are all our dentists registered and qualified with the General Dental Council, but we also have a very stringent vetting process. So we are confident that we can live up to your standards when it comes to your dental implants in Kent. The implants used by all of our dentists are reliable, safe and recognised brands.
Am I suitable for dental implants?
In general, if you have lost teeth you are a candidate for dental implants in Kent. It is important that you are in good health, however, as there are some conditions and diseases that can affect whether dental implants will be successful. For example, uncontrolled diabetes, cancer, smoking, alcoholism, or uncontrolled gum disease may affect whether your dental implants fully integrate with your jawbone, as they will in a healthy individual.
It is important to let your dentist know all about your medical status, together with any medications you are taking, whether prescribed, alternative or over-the-counter. All this will give our dentists the information they need to know about your suitability for dental implants in Kent.
One of the main drawbacks of traditional fixed braces is their visibility. While they produce good results, many of our patients choose not to go for this treatment for fear of looking unattractive and ruining their smile for months on end. Fortunately, for your braces in Kent, Invisalign can provide the perfect solution.
Invisalign treatment consists of using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that you change every 2 weeks for the next in a set of custom-made aligners. Each aligner is individually manufactured for your teeth, and your teeth only. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move gradually, week by week,until they have reached their final straightened positions.
At Staplehurst Dental, we will even include a free professional teeth whitening treatment worth £350 with any of our Invisalign treatments.
Teenagers and braces go hand in hand. For many teens, having braces is part of those early formative teenage years. While traditional fixed braces treatment is effective and important for your teenager’s oral health, it can come during a stage in life when teenagers become self-conscious and having to wear braces doesn’t help. Fortunately, Invisalign Teen braces in Kent can help, as they work in conspicuously.
The clear, Invisalign Teen plastic aligners fit over the upper and lower teeth, like a small mouth guard and gently work to move teeth into position. They take into consideration the growth and development of teenage teeth and jaws, so you can rest assured of a result that suits your teenager’s facial shape.
The main difference between Invisalign and Invisalign Teen is that the teen version has a blue wear indicator. Invisalign clear braces in Kent ideally need to be worn for 20-22 hours a day. However we are aware that teeth straightening treatment may not be your teenager’s priority. The blue indicator will gradually change to clear as your teenager wears the aligners, so you can see if they are wearing them for as long as they need to be for the best results.
Teenagers will receive a new set of aligners every 2 to 3 weeks. Their treatment plan also includes6 spare sets just in case they live up to the teenager stereotype and lose them!
Do you wish your teeth were straighter or more evenly spaced? At Staplehurst Dental, we want you to love your smile, and we know how crooked teeth can stop you from feeling your best. But did you also know that straighter teeth are healthier? This is because they are easier to clean, and properly aligned teeth work better as the bite functions correctly. We work with children and adults to improve oral health and give people a smile to be proud of.It is never too late to experience the effects of teeth straightening in Kent.
Your options for straighter teeth
We are proud to provide our patients with a range of treatments for teeth straightening in Kent. Many people immediately think of metal braces but technological advances mean that this is not the only approach. For example, veneers are thin pieces of handmade porcelain which are securely fixed to your teeth to give them a straighter appearance. If you need realignment, then we can offer fixed, tooth-coloured braces which are quicker and less obtrusive than regular braces. They are so effective for most people that using them is known as the Six Month Smiles technique. Or maybe Invisalign clear plastic aligners would suit you best. This approach is almost invisible and uses very gentle pressure to guide your teeth to the correct position. The aligners are removeable for eating and cleaning.
Meeting your needs
We provide our patients in Kent teeth straightening systems that suit their individual needs. When you come to us, we examine the complexity of your case and suggest the solution that will provide you with the results you want and fit in with your lifestyle. We use digital scanners to take impressions, which is far more comfortable than the traditional method of using moulds. We pride ourselves on a caring, professional approach to put you at your ease and give you the smile you deserve. We accept many dental plans and can provide 0%finance for some treatments.
If you are considering teeth straightening in Kent, please do get in touch with us today to discuss which option would be best for you. Seeking treatment now ensures a healthy, smiley future for you or your child.
Are your teeth getting you down? If they are stained, chipped or poorly aligned, you may feel self-conscious about your smile or dread certain situations. Damaged teeth can also be uncomfortable. You may have wondered how to improve your appearance but worry about complex procedures, long treatments or discomfort. If this sounds like you, then Staplehurst Dental could provide a solution with veneers in Kent.
How do they work?
We offer our patients in Kent veneers to improve the aesthetics and alignment of teeth in a very natural looking way. A veneer is a very thin piece of porcelain which is handmade to exactly match the colour of your teeth so it cannot be seen. They are bonded onto your own teeth to cover discolouration and damage or subtly increase the length if required. If you have a small gap or a slightly crooked tooth, a veneer can be fitted to give the appearance of realignment and make teeth look closer together.
What are the benefits?
Veneers are a flexible solution as you can have just one or a whole set. We can help whether you need a simple adjustment or a whole smile makeover. You can even see the results in advance with our digital technology. The veneers are made individually for you so you can choose exactly the results you want. Having veneers in Kent is simple, cost-effective and quick but, with the correct care of the underlying tooth, could last for decades. There is no surgery involved and the effects are instant.
What should I expect?
Thanks to our three-step procedure, you know that your comfort and needs are being prioritised. At our practice, we start with a consultation to plan your treatment. We then make sure that the correct preparation is carried out and finally perform the fitting. You will be fully informed at each stage and we provide aftercare to ensure that your veneers are a long-term investment.
If you would like to experience the benefits of veneers in Kent, do get in touch with our team today to discuss how we can help. A beautiful, natural looking smile could be faster and easier to achieve than you ever anticipated.
Six Month Smiles is the brand name of one of the most well-renowned treatments for teeth straightening in Kent.
If you are over 18 and wish you had got teeth straightening in Kent as a youngster, or maybe you did and they’ve gone out of alignment again, then Six Month Smiles might well be the solution you have been waiting for.
This clear braces system is aimed at patients whose front six teeth, the ones most on view, need some straightening, but who have no other serious problems with their bite.
With this system of teeth straightening in Kent, the teeth are moved using discreet fixed braces (fixed braces work faster than removable aligners), manufactured from clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires. Brackets and wires use standardised mechanics to move the teeth, but because the aim is to improve the appearance rather than the bite, much gentler forces are needed to shift the teeth. This makes the treatment less painful, and also means there is a lower chance of root damage.
When you come to see us for Six Month Smiles at Staplehurst Dental Practice, it takes about three weeks to have your individual braces made to order, and the teeth straightening process itself takes much less time, usually between four and nine months rather than two or more years.
When the teeth have been moved into their new position, and the braces treatment is over, you will need to wear a removable retainer to keep your teeth in their new place in the jaw. If you find that you keep forgetting to put that retainer in, you can choose to have a bonded retainer fitted. This is also invisible.
Also, when your teeth have reached their final destination and your braces have been removed, we will whiten your teeth to make your new smile as bright as it is beautifully aligned.
Our dentist, Dr Jan Einfeldt, will look after you in person throughout the treatment. Dr Einfeldtis an international clinical instructor for Six Month Smiles. He teaches in Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK.
Why not come in for a free consultation and see if Six Month Smiles will work for you?
Are you one of the many people who isn’t completely happy with their smile, due to one or two small imperfections? Then maybe dental veneers are for you.
You can give your teeth an instant makeover with porcelain veneers in Kent, when you visit our experienced dentists at Staplehurst Dental Practice.
In Kent, veneers are an easy way to give worn, chipped, discoloured teeth a new lease of life, completely, or subtly, transforming your smile into something to be proud of once again.
Veneers in Kent are not only used to cover cracks, chips and stains. They can also be a quick way to mask minor misalignments of the teeth. This is a popular alternative to orthodontic treatment, which can be costly and lengthy.
What are veneers and how do they work?
Veneers are sheaths that fit over the front of the teeth. They are made of very thin porcelain, and are bonded to the enamel, rather like a nail extension being bonded to the natural fingernail.
If you choose to invest in veneers in Kent at Staplehurst Dental Practice, you will need to visit us three times in all. During the first appointment, we will plan your treatment with you, working out the appropriate size of your new teeth, the angles at which they need to bite and the gum position around them. Then, we will be able to give you a written treatment plan with full costs.
On your next visit to us, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth, from which your veneers will be custom-made from porcelain.
On your final visit, you will be fitted with the veneers.
Our skilled cosmetic dentist will need to prepare your teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel. This is in order to create a rough surface on which to bond the veneer. Removal is painless, and is also necessary to ensure that the veneer lies flush with your other teeth. The veneers are then bonded to your teeth, and you are ready to go off with a beautiful new smile, and teeth that will function just like natural teeth.
Your veneers can last for up to 10 years, as long as you practise good oral hygiene with brushing and flossing.