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Smile Makeover: Invisalign with Composite Bonding

Each patient comes to our practice with a different challenge. No two smiles are the same, so our experienced dentists create bespoke treatment plans for every patient.

We wanted to share a recent example of a successful smile makeover by Dr Jonathan Fitzpatrick. He created a bespoke treatment plan for a patient with a challenging misalignment issue.

Read on to learn about the treatment process and to see the results.

 

The challenge

Our patient visited Dr Fitzpatrick seeking treatment for crooked and unevenly edged teeth. The patient wanted their teeth to be straighter and better aligned, so that they could smile with confidence.

 

The treatment

Dr Fitzpatrick considered a range of options to correct the patient’s teeth. One of his primary concerns was finding a solution that was both discreet and minimally invasive.

He decided that a combined treatment programme of Invisalign and composite bonding would offer the best solution.

Invisalign is a form of clear plastic aligner worn throughout most of the day and night. The aligners gradually put pressure on the teeth, moving them to their new desired location. As the aligners are transparent, they’re hard to detect and don’t draw attention.

Composite bonding is a method of covering parts of the teeth with small pieces of strong composite resin. Dr Fitzpatrick was keen not to cover the patient’s teeth entirely, because they were comparatively healthy and strong.

 

The results

Following a 3D scan, he created a year long Invisalign treatment plan. A series of new aligners were introduced once every four to six weeks. The treatment was successful, and the patient’s teeth are now almost perfectly aligned.

Once the Invisalign treatment was complete, Dr Fitzpatrick undertook the composite bonding procedure. By carefully colour matching the composite resin to the patient’s teeth he was able to achieve a very natural effect.

“This was a really enjoyable smile makeover to perform because a lot of different techniques and approaches were needed. The most challenging aspect of the treatment was to make the final smile look natural.

“I invested plenty of time shaping and matching the colour of the composite resin to the patient’s teeth. I’m so glad I did, because the results look totally authentic. I’m really pleased with how this treatment went – and the patient was too!”

 

Book your smile makeover

If you’d like a smile makeover, speak to our dental team to receive a plan created just for you. Book a virtual consultation, where we’ll assess your smile and offer our recommendations. We’ll then see you in the practice to begin your treatment.

Interested in financing options? We offer 0% interest finance on cosmetic treatments. Learn more.

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Q&A with anti-wrinkle and dermal filler expert, Dr Julianne Anderson

Dr Julianne Anderson is our resident expert in aesthetic medical treatments. She has trained with consultant plastic surgeon, Dr Taimur Shoaib, attended further specialist courses at the Aesthetic Training Academy in Glasgow as well as completing Dr Tim Pearce’s ‘Lip Masters’ course. She also spent time work-shadowing top US Cosmetic Dermatologist Dr Heidi Waldorf in her New York clinic.

We asked Dr Julianne all about facial aesthetic procedures and what you should expect from each treatment.

Hello Dr Julianne. Firstly, can you tell us what you do?

Absolutely. I specialise in non-surgical cosmetic facial treatments, like anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. I help patients to feel their best and to get a more youthful look.

What is your approach to treatments?

I’m a big advocate of enhancing rather than replacing natural features. I want the results to be noticeable but subtle.

When you ‘overdo’ a treatment, you can actually look older rather than younger. I always caution my patients against procedures that I believe will make them look unnatural.

What can aesthetic facial treatments like anti-wrinkle treatment and dermal fillers do?

Following an initial assessment, your dentist will match the colour of the resin to your existing shade. If you are combining composite bonding with teeth whitening, this will take place before the resin is applied.

Your dentist will then prepare your teeth for treatment and cover it in a bonding agent. The thin composite resin will be applied to the teeth and shaped while in place. Finally, the resin will be hardened and set using a UV light.

What can aesthetic facial treatments like anti-wrinkle treatment and dermal fillers do?

Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are both designed to help people look younger and more energised. They are both injectable treatments, but they work in different ways.

Anti-wrinkle treatment works by freezing muscles to stop your face forming creases and wrinkles.

Dermal fillers work by adding volume to areas of the face to make them look plumper. They can also add structure to areas where fine lines and wrinkles have appeared.

Both of the treatments can make a big difference to your appearance, but they won’t fully remove signs of aging. For example, deep laughter lines won’t totally disappear, but they will be a lot less prominent.

Done correctly, people shouldn’t be able to tell that you’ve received a treatment; they’ll just notice that you look rejuvenated and refreshed.

What can I expect from the procedures?

Both anti-wrinkle treatment and dermal filler treatments are injected into targeted areas of the face.

Anti-wrinkle injections are normally to target three main areas, lines at the sides of the eyes (‘crows feet’), vertical frown lines in between the eyebrows and horizontal lines on the forehead. It can also have other uses such as to mask a gummy smile or to help ease pain from clenching the jaw. The treatment takes about fifteen minutes, and you’ll start noticing results about three to seven days after treatment.

Dermal fillers can be injected in any area of the face that lacks volume, including the lips, the cheeks and under the eyes. The procedure takes less than thirty minutes. You’ll notice some results right away and the full effects will be noticeable within two to four weeks.

How long do the treatments last?

Anti-wrinkle treatment usually lasts between four to six months. Dermal fillers usually last between six to eighteen months.

Thanks, Dr Julianne!

If you’d like to receive anti-wrinkle or dermal filler treatments, contact Millersneuk Dental Practice or phone us on 0141 777 7511.

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What is Composite Bonding?

Heard about composite bonding and wondering if it is right for you? Millersneuk Dental Practice offers expert composite bonding in Lenzie, Glasgow. Learn more about this speedy treatment in our latest blog.

Even the most minor teeth imperfections can make us feel unconfident. Many people feel self-conscious when speaking to others and even avoid smiling altogether because of the way their teeth look.

People can sometimes be put off cosmetic dental procedures because they think the treatment will be too intensive. However, treatments like composite bonding are quick and effective, and can transform a smile in no time.

What is composite bonding?

Composite resin is a very thin material, matched to the colour of your teeth and then affixed permanently, disguising minor imperfections. Much like porcelain veneers, your existing teeth are covered in the process. However, unlike veneers, your tooth structure remains intact as the procedure requires only minor work to the tooth surface.

Composite bonding provides you with healthy, natural-looking teeth, indistinguishable from the real thing. You can opt to undergo composite bonding for the full set of teeth, or individual teeth only.

Who is composite bonding for?

Composite bonding works best for people hoping to disguise:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Jagged edges
  • Minor gapping
  • Discolouration

What is the composite bonding process?

Following an initial assessment, your dentist will match the colour of the resin to your existing shade. If you are combining composite bonding with teeth whitening, this will take place before the resin is applied.

Your dentist will then prepare your teeth for treatment and cover it in a bonding agent. The thin composite resin will be applied to the teeth and shaped while in place. Finally, the resin will be hardened and set using a UV light.

How long does composite bonding take?

After the initial consultation takes place, we can usually complete the composite bonding treatment in one appointment. You can expect to leave the practice with a dazzling new smile.

If you’re looking for composite bonding in Glasgow, speak with one of our experienced dentists about the procedure. Book a free video consultation to discuss treatment options and prices.

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Alternative to Braces – Invisalign Clear Teeth Aligners Glasgow

A Clear Alternative to Braces

Invisalign is a clear alternative to braces. A modern tool to straighten your teeth with clear teeth aligners rather than metal braces. A cosmetic dentist will use an intra-oral scan in your mouth to get a full picture of the layout of your teeth and to create a clear mould to fit your teeth comfortably. The initial appointment is just a quick 30 minutes consultation.

If you’d like straighter teeth and want to find out more about Invisalign cost and the whole Invisalign process, here’s a date to put in your diary. We’re hosting a free Invisalign Open Day on Saturday 24th October 2020.

Our dental team will be on hand to discuss the ins and outs of Invisalign treatment at our Lenzie practice. You’ll get the opportunity to ask questions about the process and learn about your individual treatment plan.

There are still spaces available but lots of interest so far. Don’t miss out!

For those that attend and go ahead with Invisalign treatment, we are offering the following:

1. Free Digital Scan – We’ll take an impression of your teeth using digital scanning technology. After the scan, we’ll show you a virtual demonstration of your future smile as well as a side by side comparison of your teeth before and after treatment.

2. FREE Teeth Whitening (worth £400) – After our patients have completed their Invisalign treatment, they’re always excited to show off their new smile. We’ll make sure your teeth look their best by adding teeth whitening to your treatment at no extra cost if you sign up for Invisalign during our open day.

3. FREE Retainers (worth £300) – To keep your teeth straight long after your Invisalign care is complete, wearing retainers is highly recommended. We’ll keep you smiling for longer by providing you with retainers free of charge with your Invisalign purchase on the day of the event.

To keep our practice safe for patients and staff, we’ll be hosting individual 30-minute visits to our free open day.

There are a limited number of spaces for this one-off event so book your place soon to take advantage of the special offer. Please note there is a £10 deposit required to secure your place (refundable with your treatment plan).

Are Invisalign clear aligners suitable for you as an alternative to braces?

Get straighter teeth and BOOK YOUR SLOT FOR SATURDAY 24TH OCTOBER

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Invisalign Glasgow. Should I get Invisalign?

Invisalign Glasgow

Considering getting Invisalign teeth in Glasgow? Many of our patients come to us feeling embarrassed or uncomfortable about misaligned teeth. However, for most adults, the idea of wearing fixed braces is a definite no.

We want our patients to look and feel their best. That is why we recommend Invisalign; an effective way to correct crooked or gap teeth without having to wear visible braces.

What are Invisalign aligners?

Invisalign clear aligners are thin plastic trays that are shaped to your teeth and worn throughout the day and night. They are only taken out for eating and for drinking hot drinks. They are like invisible braces to help you get straighter teeth.

As you wear them, the aligners gradually move your teeth to their desired position, making them straighter and better aligned.

The great thing about Invisalign is that they are totally transparent. Most people will not know you’re wearing them unless you tell them.

Who are Invisalign teeth for?

Invisalign Glasgow can work well for a number of teeth imperfections, including:

• Crooked teeth
• Overbites
• Large gaps

Invisalign is also an effective treatment for people who have already had braces, but whose teeth have moved overtime.

They can be worn by adults and teens, with many adults opting for this treatment instead of traditional fixed, visible braces.

What is the Invisalign process?

Your teeth will be assessed, and a custom treatment plan will be created for you. Using 3D scanning technology, you will be able to see a virtual impression of your brand-new smile.

You will then receive your first sets of clear aligners to be worn throughout the day and night. You will change these plastic trays every ten to fourteen days as your teeth move.

When your teeth have been moved to the correct position, a set of retainers will be fitted to keep your new smile in-tact.

How long does it take?

The length of the treatment can vary, depending on your level of teeth misalignment. Generally, it takes between three to nine months to perfect your smile.

If you’re looking for Invisalign in Glasgow, get in touch with us to discuss treatment and pricing options. Book a FREE video consultation today.

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Video dental consultations
at Millersneuk Dental Practice

We are pleased to be welcoming patients back to our practice following the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions for dentists in Scotland. Although we have resumed most routine and cosmetic treatments, we are taking extra precautions to ensure your safety. This means we can only welcome a limited number of patients to our practice every day.

To reduce your waiting time, we have launched our FREE video dental consultation service. You can make an appointment to discuss your treatment goals with your dentist virtually over Zoom, Skype, or Microsoft Teams.

What happens in a video dental consultation?

A video dental consultation is much like a regular consultation with your dentist. You will discuss your dental concerns and goals, and your dentist will offer advice on the best course of action for treatment.

Your dentist will talk you through the suggested procedures, taking the time to answer any questions you may have. You will also receive advice about treatment time and dental fees.

During your virtual dental appointment, your suitability for in-person treatment will be assessed using a number of routine Covid-19 screening questions. After this, we will book you in for treatment at the practice.

Who should book a video dental consultation?

Our video dental consultation service is best suited for those considering the following treatments:

Cosmetic dental treatments, including:
Tooth whitening
Invisalign
Veneers

Teeth replacement treatments, including:
Dental implants
Crowns
Bridges

Facial aesthetic appointments, including:
Dermal Fillers
Botox

For routine check-ups, please get in touch to book a regular appointment at our practice.

If you’re unsure whether a virtual dental appointment would be suitable for you, you can check with a member of our team, who will be happy to advise.

How to arrange a video dental consultation

To book your free video dental consultation, fill out this simple form. We will quickly get back to you to arrange your virtual dental appointment.

If you’d like to improve your smile, book a video dental consultation today. To learn more about our treatments, click here.

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Invisalign GO

Invisalign - The Clear Alternative To Braces

In the run up to the festive season we’re normally inundated with patients asking about tooth whitening or how to improve their smile. At this time, I’m pleased to announce I will be offering a new service in the practice- straighter teeth with no fixed braces- it’s called Invisalign GO.

Invisalign GO is a series of clear plastic trays which are worn for around 10 days at a time. Each tray moves the teeth very slightly into a straighter position, and then we give you a new tray which moves them slightly more again. Treatment time taken on average 3-6 months, at which point we will fit retainers to keep your teeth in the final position for years to come.

We chose to work with Invisalign as they are by far the biggest and best company in this field, with a huge amount of research and development behind their product.

This is a treatment most suitable for minor crowding or rotated teeth and we only move the front 8 teeth- the molars are left as they were so as not to affect your bite. It’s also perfect for cases where braces have been provided in the past, but the teeth have moved slightly back out of position again.

I’m pleased to say that as an introductory offer, we will be providing FREE whitening with every dual arch case of Invisalign GO.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, please give the practice a call on 0141 777 7511 for a free consultation!

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Pat Kramek

We’re thankful to the very talented artist Pat Kramek for allowing us to feature her art in our modern dentist waiting room. Pat has had various one man shows and has also participated in many mixed exhibitions, abroad and in the UK. Her paintings are in many private collections throughout the world.

Browse through some of the art featured at Millersneuk Dental Practice below or visit www.patkramek.com to find out more.

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