Clear fixed othodontic braces in Aldershot

February 23rd, 2017

time dental aldershot dentist

Now when we talk about fixed orthodontic braces, what comes to mind? Ugly metal train tracks? Some of you may remember a tv drama called Ugly Betty where the lead character had metal braces for the entire programme. 

Well forget about those types of braces. Now we can provide clear fixed orthodontic braces in Aldershot. We provide brackets that are clear and ceramic which means they are very strong and they will not stain so they are relatively discreet. The brand names we use are 6 month smiles and clear smile bracesSInce they are fixed to the teeth they are working all the time, which makes them extremely efficient in moving your teeth quickly.

How long will it take?

Treatment time can vary from 4-10 months depending on each case. This is super fast compared to your traditional comprehensive orthodontic treatment of 2-3 years.

How does it work?

So what’s the secret of them moving your teeth that fast, you may ask? Well the secret is that it uses very gentle pressure. In fact, the lighter the pressure the faster your teeth move! I know that sounds crazy but that’s how it works. The brackets are fixed to your teeth. Each bracket is specially designed to help move your teeth. They have rounded edges to ensure you have maximum comfort. As they are made of ceramic they blend with the natural tooth colour so that they are as discreet as possible. They also do not stain.  Once the brackets are in place we place a tooth coloured wire which runs inbetween the brackets which helps to move the teeth into the correct position. The wire has memory which helps straighten the teeth.

Is fixed orthodontics my only option?

At Time Dental, your dentist in Aldershot, we have different options to suit different situations. No case is exactly the same, that’s why our team are certified users for all the treatment types. That way, after your detailed consultation with the dentist, he will give you his recommendations and you get to decide which treatment option is going to work best for you and suit your lifestyle.

If you’re interested call us on 01252 723 008 to see how we can help you.

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Clear braces in Guildford: Invisalign and fixed braces at Time Dental

February 16th, 2017

Invisalign in Guildford from Time Dental

Although orthodontic braces were traditionally thought of having only been for kids and teenagers, there has been a dramatic shift in adults having their teeth straightened too. Historically there was only the option of having metal train track braces, but technology has progressed in leaps and bounds and now there are many more options which are far more discreet. For adults, the thought of having a mouth full is metal is going to be very unappealing. Now with the revolutionary technology from Invisalign clear aligners, this treatment has become a game changer. In Guildford, Invisalign could be your answer to having the smile you’ve always wanted at Time Dental.

Invisalign Aligners

More than 4 million people to date have been treated with Invisalign clear aligners. Patients have no need to wear the fixed metal train track braces and Invisalign offer a more discreet treatment option.

Your dentist at Time Dental is highly trained to provide Invisalign as a treatment option to straighten your teeth. Unlike fixed orthodontic treatment, Invisalign can be removed so that it is easier to keep your teeth clean and you can still eat the food you normally eat. Invisalign clear aligners are made of a high grade medical plastic. This means that the aligners are strong but very thin which allows them to be discreet.

If you decide to use Invisalign in Guildford, Time Dental will provide follow up appointments every six weeks. This allows us to track your progress and keep a careful monitor on your treatment progression. Aligners need to be worn for a minimum of 20 hours a day. Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks and then changed to the next aligner. Treatment time can vary from 10-18 months.

The fee for Invisalign varies depending on the complexity of your case. Some cases are just not suitable for Invisalign so alternative treatment options will be discussed at your initial consultation. Other options such as clear fixed 6 month smile braces, discreet lingual braces and the Inman aligner are all treatments that we offer.

If your looking to get the smile you’ve always wanted, give us a call on 01252 723 008. We look forward to helping you on your journey at Time Dental.

What’s the age limit for having clear orthodontic braces in Guildford?

February 9th, 2017

orthodontic braces in Guildford

Many people think that once you get past the age of 20 years old you are stuck with crooked teeth and the opportunity to straighten them has now gone. Well, we have some great news from Time Dental, there is NO age limit to having your teeth straightened!

Let me say that again, that means you can get the straight teeth that you have always wanted right now. In fact we are seeing more and more adults than ever before who are looking to straighten their teeth. It’s a common misconception that people think their teeth are fixed in their jawbone. Teeth can actually move over time and therefore they can be moved back to being straight with adult orthodontics.

There are major benefits to having orthodontic braces in Guildford that help both physically and mentally.Once your teeth are aligned and straight, they are much easier to keep clean. You’ll be able to clear the bacteria that causes gum disease much easier than if they were crooked. Not only will this help your gums and mouth but it can also help your entire body as studies have shown links between gum disease and diabetes, heart disease and strokes. The other benefit is that you’ll have lovely straight teeth! You’ll naturally be smiling more. There’s no need to cover your mouth with your hand or avoid having your photo taken. You’ll feel more relaxed. You’ll have more confidence when your out meeting people or at work. You’ll be more approachable as studies have shown those who smile more seem more warm and friendly.

Time Dental as your orthodontic braces providers in Guildford have a number of treatment options to help you get to your confident smile. We provide Invisalign clear aligners, clear fixed brackets, the Inman aligner and lingual discreet braces that are fitted to the inside of your teeth.

Your dentist at Time Dental will be able to assess your case and advise which option would be best suited for you. Time Dental have years of experience having carried out hundreds of cases.  

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Straight teeth with adult orthodontics in Guildford

January 26th, 2017

adult orthodontic braces in Guildford

We thought we’d keep you up to speed with the latest advances in teeth straightening. It’s been recognised how important it is to have a confident healthy smile these days. Whether your looking to further your career, find that special someone in a relationship, or just feeling confident when meeting people. Having a nice smile really helps.

Now that’s where we can help you. No need for metal traintrack braces anymore. Time Dental can get you straight teeth with adult clear orthodontics in Guildford. We’ve done hundreds of teeth straightening cases.

Popular options are 6 month smiles clear fixed brackets and clear aligners by Invisalign. Traditional brackets are metal which can be seen, however with clear fixed brackets or clear aligners the teeth can be straightened much more discreetly. 

6 month smiles clear brackets

This treatment option is great as cases often finish in about 6 months. That is super fast. Think about it, straight teeth by summer! How great would that be? Once the braces are fitted adjustments are made once a month to ensure your teeth are moving correctly. The secret is moving your teeth very gently which actually allows your teeth to move quickly. This process also makes your treatment very comfortable.

Invisalign clear aligners

This is a great option if you don’t want anything fixed in your mouth. The advantage of this system is that you can eat what you like because you can take the aligners out, they are quite discreet as they are clear and you can clean your teeth easily. The only thing with this treatment is that certain cases can be too complex for Invisalign and the treatment time is often 12- 18 months.

Both these options are popular for adult orthodontics. If you’ve been considering straightening your teeth then Time Dental is your dentist in Guildford. 

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Straight teeth with clear adult orthodontic braces in Fleet

January 19th, 2017

Time Dental adult orthodontic braces in Fleet

Teeth straightening is not just for teenagers. In the UK, adults have come to understand the importance of straight teeth not just from a cosmetic point of but also for the good of your dental health.

At Time Dental near Fleet in Hampshire we see many adult patients who are looking to get their teeth straightened. So there’s actually no age limit for orthodontic braces. What we’ve found is the adult population want to get their teeth straightened as quickly as possible and as discreetly as possible.

We’ve already discussed the treatment options of clear fixed dental braces with treatment length as little as 6 months, as well as Invisalign clear aligners which are removable and discreet with treatment length ranging from 12-18 months. As your adult orthodontic dentist in Fleet, at Time Dental we also provide Clear smile brace discreet lingual and the Inman aligner.

Clear smile brace discreet lingual

This type of brace runs on the inside of your teeth which makes it truly invisible. Metal brackets are fixed to the inside of your upper or lower teeth and are aligned and straightened over 8 to 14 months,depending on the complexity.

The two things that make this option tricky for the patient is the fact that the tongue will be very sore for at least 1 to 2 months and in that time you will be speaking with a lisp. Most patients will adapt and the lisp can disappear but some patients will have a lisp fo the whole of the treatment time. Cleaning lingual braces is also extremely difficult as you cannot see the braces around the back of the teeth.

Inman Aligner

This appliance is designed for the upper or lower front four teeth. The Inman aligner is a removable braces that it is relatively clear but can feel very bulky in the mouth. All patients will speak with a lisp for the first 1 to 2 months and then the speech can return to normal. However some patients will speak with a lisp for the duration of the treatment time which can be for 3 to 5 months.

This appliance works extremely fast and the advantage is that you can take it out and eat what ever you normally eat. It uses very gentle pressure which is why it works so fast so it is not uncomfortable when being worn.

As you can see these two options can present with speech lisps but if you can handle that then they can work well for you. Time Dental as your dentist in Fleet also provide clear fixed braces as well as Invisalign so if your looking straighten you teeth in Fleet, contact Time Dental today on 01252 723 008.

 

Clear dental braces at dentist in Fleet , Hampshire

January 12th, 2017

clear fixed braces at Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

What we offer

Time Dental is your dentist in Fleet. We’ve provided dental braces to hundreds of patients who are looking to straighten their teeth and look confident. As your dentist in Hampshire, Time Dental have four options to help you and they are:6 month smile clear braces, Inman aligner, Invisalign clear aligners and clear smile brace lingual. Today we will discussing the 6 month smile and Invisalign clear dental braces.

What is 6 month smiles clear braces?

Time Dental provide this new fixed braces treatment. No longer do you need metal train track braces. The 6 month smiles brackets are bonded to the outer surface of your teeth and are clear and the wire which is within it is tooth coloured which makes this treatment much more discreet. We can also provide a unique 3D preview of what your end result is going to look like even before you have started any treatment! This system gives an excellent amount of control using the fixed brackets technology. The treatment time is also super fast. Cases are often finished in 6-7 months depending on the severity of the case. 6 month smiles adult orthodontic clear dental braces in Fleet is provided by your dentist at Time Dental.

What is Invisalign clear aligners?

If you want an even more discreet way of straightening your teeth Time Dental have the treatment option of using Invisalign clear aligners. These are discreet removable aligners that are worn day and night and changed to a new aligner every 2 weeks that will move your teeth bit by bit to the new position. The benefit of this treatment is that it’s almost invisible and you can take the clear dental aligners out and still eat the food that you normally eat. You can also clean your teeth as normal since you can take the aligners out. With this type of treatment it does take longer to get to your end result. Typically Invisalign clear aligners can take 12-18 months to complete a course of treatment.

Next time we’ll give you some more info on the other 2 treatments that Time Dental provide and that’s the Inman aligner and Clear smile braces lingual.

If you want to know more call us for a FREE consultation on 01252 723 008.

Invisalign braces in Farnham, Surrey

January 5th, 2017

gappy smile before orthodontic braces at Time Dental in Farnham, SurreyAfter orthodontics at Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

Are you looking to straighten your teeth? And do you want to straighten your teeth discretely? With so many options which one will work the best?

There is no best option as they all work in different ways to achieve the straight teeth that you’re looking for. At Time Dental we offer clear fixed braces as well as Invisalign Clear Braces.

What are Invisalign clear braces?

Invisalign are a set of clear aligners that straighten your teeth incrementally. Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks so over time the aligners move your teeth bit by bit. They’re very popular with adults as they are very discreet and almost invisible. You can take them out them before eating, drinking and brushing you teeth. Time Dental say that many of their patients wear Invisalign in Surrey, as they can still eat what they want and has little disruption to their lifestyle.

Wearing Invisalign

Many people suffer from crowded teeth, this can result in gum disease as well as tooth decay. Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible so no one need know you are wearing braces! As they are removable you can also eat and drink what you like. Brushing your teeth is also very easy as you can just take the aligners out and brush and floss you teeth as normal. The only downside is that Invisalign can be limited in certain crowded clinical situations, the time to get your straight teeth with Invisalign often takes longer as the teeth can only be moved a small distance with each aligner.

If you want to straighten your teeth discreetly then Invisalign is for you. At Time Dental we have other orthodontic options that can help you achieve straight teeth in a matter of months. The best thing to do is to arrange a consultation with the lead dentist at Time Dental who will be your dentist for Invisalign in Surrey. He will assess your case and give you all your options to hep you achieve a confident smile.

Merry Christmas!

December 25th, 2016

The real reason for Christmas

Merry Christmas and a happy new year from all at Time Dental

How to stop teeth moving after adult orthodontic braces…

December 21st, 2016

 

Have a look at this video from Taher Rashid at Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey. He’s completed many cases of adult orthodontic braces and he knows what he’s talking about.

Lots of the adult patients he has seen have already had orthodontic treatment as teenagers, and they’ve come to see him because their teeth have moved and they have relapsed.

Orthodontic procedures have changed significantly over the years. After completing a course of adult orthodontic braces it used to be that you only had to wear retainers for 3-6 months after treatment and that was enough. The thinking has now changed and retainers are now for life! 

What are retainers? After completing a course of orthodontic treatment and the braces have been taken off, the teeth are still mobile and can easily move back into their original position. That’s where retainers help to keep your teeth in a straight position. As the retainers hold the teeth the support around the teeth start to firm up in the new position. This often takes 3-6 months.

There are 2 types of retainers: fixed and removable. The fixed retainers use a very thin wire that is bonded with composite behind the teeth between your canine to canine. Its a great way to ensure your teeth are held in place day and night. They are very discreet and cannot be seen. After a few days patients often forget that the retainers are place.

The other type are the removable retainers. These are clear and discreet and like the name says, they’re removable. Normally these are worn day and night for up to 6 months and then nightly indefinitely.

You can choose which type you’d prefer to have. Dr Rashid will go through the benefits for both. The gold standard is normally to have both the fixed and removable retainers to make doubly sure your teeth will stay straight!

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Don’t forget the real reason for Christmas…

December 15th, 2016

The Real reason for Christmas

Christmas is around the corner. I’ve just been trying to do some shopping mid week and things are getting pretty crazy out there. It can be such a busy time of year. If you have kids you’ll know that there are loads of school events at Christmas time. Lots of Christmas parties and catching up with family and friends.

Christmas can also be a lonely and difficult time for many people too.

In all the Christmas rush don’t forget the real reason for Christmas. No I do not mean getting a visit from Santa Claus and filling your face with Turkey! Christmas is the time that we celebrate the birth of Jesus. The best present of all!

Why not come and hear the Christmas story told in a very fun way.

The Christmas nativity service is being held at Jubilee Church on Sunday 18th December at 10:15 am at Weydon School, Weydon Lane, Farnham, Surrey GU9 8UG.

It will be loads of fun for the whole family. Your kids can also come dressed in character as someone from the Christmas story, actually there are plenty of grown-ups who also come dressed up too!

Hope to see you there!

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