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Is Invisalign suitable for everyone?

More than 9 million people worldwide have been treated with Invisalign. But is Invisalign suitable for everyone?

Misaligned teeth can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Invisalign clear aligners are the modern alternatives to fixed metal braces, which can be cumbersome and unsubtle.

Invisalign clear aligners are thin plastic trays that gently and gradually move your teeth to their desired location, making them straighter and better aligned. A bespoke Invisalign treatment is created for each patient.

 

Process

Your Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation with one of our expert dentists.

We will assess your teeth using advanced 3D scanning technology. The scan will help to create a custom treatment plan specifically for you. You will also be able to see a virtual representation of your future smile.

You will then receive your first set of aligners to be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day, changing to a new set of aligners every ten to fourteen days. Each set of aligners will gently and gradually straighten your teeth.

Once your teeth have shifted into their correct position, you will be fitted with a set of clear retainers to give you a long-lasting smile.

 

Benefits

As they are custom-made, Invisalign clear aligners will gently and gradually shift your teeth into place.

Invisalign aligners are removable, giving you the flexibility to eat and drink as you like, simply by removing the aligners.

Invisalign also allows you to view a virtual demonstration of your new smile and treatment plan before you begin your treatment, so that you can make sure you’re happy with the expected results even before your treatment is complete.

 

Who should use Invisalign?

Invisalign clear aligners are for both adults and teens who are looking for a virtually invisible solution to a better looking smile.

Invisalign can be used to treat most misalignments cases. They are usually used to treat mild and moderate misalignment or gapping issues, but they can also be used to correct significantly misaligned teeth.

The best way to tell if Invisalign is suitable for you is to speak to a dental professional. Our dentists will be able to assess your teeth and advise whether using Invisalign is the right approach.

Curious about Invisalign? Book a free video consultation today to discuss a treatment plan.

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Dental Treatment in Lockdown

At Millersneuk Dental Practice we are still offering dental treatments in line with government guidelines.

For us, our patients’ safety come first. We have measures in place in the practice to ensure that you feel safe and comfortable when paying us a visit. To find out more, contact us here.

While the pandemic has brought many restrictions, we don’t want people to feel discouraged to seek dental treatment if they require it. In fact, for many, now is actually a good time to get treatment.

Recovery

While here at Millersneuk Dental Practice, we prioritise the safety and comfort of our patients, some intensive treatments can require some recovery time.

In normal circumstances, patients might have to return to work/school immediately after visiting the dentist. Now, as most of us are working remotely, this allows us to recover in the comfort of our own homes, even while continuing to work.

Face Masks

Face masks help us to protect one another, but they also cover your face – ideal for when you’re receiving treatments! Cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics like dermal fillers sometimes cause some swelling while they heal; with face masks, this can be easily covered and disguised until you’ve reached home.

Video Consultations

At the beginning of the pandemic, we began offering free initial video consultations, and these have proved popular. This allows us to limit the number of trips you’ll making to our practice, promoting safety measures and saving you time.

In order to make our call as effective and efficient as possible, we encourage you to upload a close-up of your smile when filling out our contact form. Then we will arrange a call to discuss your treatment.

During the call, you will speak to one of our experienced dentists, who will answer your questions and provide personalised recommendations.

To book your video consultation today, fill out this simple form. We will get back to you to discuss your visit.

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New Year’s Resolutions for your teeth

We all have a list of things we’ve been meaning to get around to. For many of us, it’s improving our smiles. But it’s so easy to put things off, even if they’re important to us.

The look of our smiles can have a big impact upon our confidence and the way we feel about ourselves. Now that many of us have moved to online working where we’re constantly looking at our own faces on Zoom, we’re noticing small changes that we’d like to make to our smiles.

We believe that everyone should feel confident in their smile. If you’ve made improving the look and feel of your teeth a New Year’s Resolution, here are some ideas for inspiration…

Dental implants

Having a missing tooth can make people feel embarrassed, self-conscious, and nervous about smiling widely, even if they wear dentures or have a crown installed. Dental implants can help restore your confidence because they look, feel and function like natural teeth.

Not only that, but dental implants help to restore strength to your jaw, which can easily weaken over time when teeth are missing.

Here at Millersneuk Dental Practice, we use premium quality, long-lasting and affordable implants. Learn more about dental implants here.

Veneers/Composite bonding

Everyday life can cause our teeth to become discoloured, misaligned and chipped.

Veneers and Composite Bonding are long-lasting solutions that help improve your smile.

These treatments create a natural aesthetic result without damaging the structure of the tooth.

Recently, Dr Jonathan Fitzpatrick, helped a patient to fix their uneven, crooked teeth. He used Composite Bonding as part of the treatment to restore her smile. Discover more about what he did here.

To learn more about veneers and why they’re a great solution, click here.

Invisalign

Being on Zoom so often might have you wanting to perfect your smile by straightening your teeth.

Invisalign is a clear plastic aligner that gradually puts pressure on the teeth, moving them to their desired location.

As the aligners are transparent, they don’t draw attention, unlike traditional fixed braces, allowing you to smile without feeling self-conscious.

To find out more about Invisalign, head here.

Don’t delay – if addressing a dental concern is on your New Year’s Resolution list, make it happen in 2021.

Book a video consultation to discuss your smile goals and arrange a treatment plan with one of our experienced dentists. Alternatively, give us a call on 0141 777 7511.

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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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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.