This is Michelle. She didn’t like her smile because her teeth were overlapping. She initially said that it didn’t affect her in any way, but when she thought about it she said she wouldn’t show her teeth when she smiled and she tended to keep her lips closed when having photos taken. So without realising it her crooked teeth were affecting her subconsciously!
This is a very typical story which we have heard alot at Time Dental. This is why after fully assessing her case we were able to give her treatment options to help her smile without hiding her teeth.
Her options were to use clear aligners to incrementally move her teeth into the right position. They are very discreet and treatment time would take about 12-18 months. Another option was clear fixed brackets. These are like traintracks but the brackets are clear that make them very discreet. The time frame is approximately 7-10 months. The other option was a removable appliance called the Inman aligner and the time frame was about 5 months.
Michelle wanted to get her treatment finished as soon as possible. So she opted for the Inman aligner.
You can see her result above. We finished her treatment in only 5 months and she was walking away smiling and showing her teeth! Now that is a result.
If you’re interested in straightening your teeth, then call 01252 723 008. And see how we can help you.
Have you ever thought about why we are here on Earth? Is there more to life than this? What’s the meaning of life? (and no I don’t mean the Monty Python film!)
If those questions have ever crossed your mind than why not try Alpha?
The Alpha course is way of openly discussing the Christian faith. It’s designed for people who want to understand if there is a God and explore more about the meaning of life and Christianity.
Jubilee Church, in Farnham invite you to the Alpha supper on Wednesday 28th September at Weydon Christian Centre. It’s FREE, you’ll have a great meal and you’ll get a chance to meet other people who are looking to start the course too. There’ll be a small taster talk about the course and it’s a fantastic opportunity to meet new people.
If you want to attend please contact Jubilee Church on this email address: email@example.com or visit the Alpha website HERE.
This is a great question. Last time we discussed what botulinum toxin is and where it comes from. As well as how it relaxes the muscle by stopping a special neurotransmitter being taken up, which in turn stops the muscle from contracting and forming wrinkles.
As the name states the botulinum is a toxin. So is it safe?
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin protein. Infection with the bacterium may result in a disease called botulism. The dose of botulinum toxin used for facial wrinkle softening is extremely small in comparison to the amount needed to cause a toxic effect.
Injections with botulinum toxin are generally well tolerated and side effects are few. As with ANY form of medication there are a number of effects that occur. There can be mild injection pain, localised redness at the injection site, slight inflammation, there may be a slight headache feeling later that day. The main adverse effect which can occur in 1-3 % of patients is a temporary unwanted action of the toxin on the wrong muscle group which can lead upper lid or brow ptosis. A Ptosis is a drooping of the upper eyelid or the brow. This can last 2-6 weeks and resolve back to normal.
To avoid ptosis a careful analysis of facial muscle movements is carried out by the clinician. This is why dentists often carry out botulinum treatment procedures as they have had extensive head and neck anatomy training that is required.
Botulinum toxin is contraindicated in patients with a pre existing motor neurone disease, myasthenia – gravis, Eaton- Lambert syndrome, neuropathies, history of reaction to toxin or albumin, pregnancy and breast feeding.
If you are interested, why not give us a call for a FREE consultation on 01252 723 008.
You may have read about this or know someone who has had it. If you want more info about it you’ve come to the right place.
Botox is actually a commercial brand name made by a company called Allergan. There are many other brands that contain exactly the same product. The ingredient in the product is a neurotoxin protein that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
There are 2 types: Botulinum toxin type A and type B. It has been used in medicine for many years for example treating upper motor neurone syndrome; hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating); chronic migraine and bruxism; bladder and bowel disorders; as well as widely used in cosmetic treatments.
Botulinum toxin is commonly used for reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines.
In order for your muscles to contract the nerve endings release a chemical messenger called acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter) at the junction the nerve endings meet the muscle. This neurotransmitter causes the muscle to contract.
When injected in small concentrations in facial muscles, botulinum toxin works by preventing signals from the nerve cells reaching the muscles. The muscle therefore cannot contract and stays relaxed thereby reducing the skin wrinkle occurring.
How is botulinum treatment done?
Botulinum toxin is administered buy diluting the powder with a saline solution. The solution is then injected directly into the muscle. It takes a few days for the muscle to relax and by the 2nd week it will be at maximum affect. The effects can last for 3-5 months depending on each case.
Come back for more info on our new series of facial wrinkle softening. If you are interested why not give us a call on 01252 723 008 for a FREE consultation?
Is there more to life than this? Why are we here? Is there a God? What’s the meaning of life?
Have any of these questions ever crossed your mind? Would you like to explore these questions? The Alpha course may be just the thing for you.
The Alpha course is designed to help you explore these deep questions in a safe, open environment. It’s a 10 week course which helps you to explore the Christian faith.
It’s being held at the Weydon Christian Centre in Farnham, Surrey starting on Wednesday the 28th September at 7:30pm. Come along for the Alpha supper for some food and a chance to meet other people looking to start the course.
Have a look at this result! Charlotte came to see us because she didn’t like the way her top teeth were uneven and her canines looked very pointy. She also had spaces between her lower front teeth as she had a tooth extracted many years ago. This affected her confidence as she was always aware of it especially when she was having her photo taken. She was interested in adult orthodontics and after reading our Google reviews, she decided to see us for a free consultation.
We hear this type of story a lot at Time Dental. So we know what works and what’s going to give the best result. We talked through her options of using clear aligners or fixed clear brackets. She wanted to go for the fixed clear brackets as they worked the fastest to get to her end result. Her treatment time took only eight months. We also carried out some composite bonding on her lower front teeth to improve the shape of them. She was really pleased with result, and you can see why!
Clear fixed brackets for adult orthodontics are just that. The clear brackets are bonded to the teeth and tooth coloured wire is used to help gently move the teeth into the correct position. The reason why they work so fast is that we are only dealing with the front teeth. Once the teeth have been aligned we use retainers to stop the teeth from moving back and keeps them in their straight position.
Clear aligners was an alternative option for her but that would have taken about 14 months to achieve this result.
If you are interested, call us at Time Dental to see how we can help you.
Now that is a big question! How would you answer it? Why are we here on planet Earth? Is there more to life than a 9-5 job? They’re big questions no doubt about it and they’re important to ask yourself.
How would you feel about searching and exploring it further? The Alpha course starts with an introduction supper at Jubilee Church, Farnham on Wednesday 28th September at Weydon Christian Centre. It’s a brilliant opportunity for anyone who wants to find out more about the Christian faith and the meaning of life and it’s FREE.
Just as a taster you are invited to the Alpha supper starting on Wednesday 28th of September, where you can meet other people who are interested in the course and see if its for you. For more information have a look at the Alpha websiteHERE.
As your local dentist to Aldershot have a look at the pictures above.
This is a case of a lovely lady who came to see us at Time Dental near Aldershot. She didn’t like her upper teeth looking very short and overlapped. She also didn’t like the way her teeth looked very small and showed alot of gum and she wanted to smile without worrying about it.
We discussed her options and the one that suited her was improving the gum line with gum sculpting and then placing four veneers to improve the length of her teeth.
She was amazed with the result and we were so pleased to help her achieve her goal of smiling without stress.
Veneers are made of very strong ceramic. They are custom fit and shaped to each individual tooth by a master ceramist in a laboratory. Once we have bonded the veneers onto your teeth they are extremely strong and they can last many years.
If you live in Aldershot and are looking to improve your smile, then why not give us a call? As your local dentist to Aldershot we can help you achieve your goal with our range of options such as ceramic veneers, composite bonding, adult orthodontics and many more treatments to help you.
Call is on 01252 723 008 to see find out more info
This is a very common question. Many of my patients who search for teeth whitening in Surrey on the web generally ask this question.
The answer is NO but only if they are whitened correctly and with the a professional teeth whitening system.
There are many so-called teeth whitening products out there that are actually very acidic and cause erosion of your teeth which can result in them being sensitive as the teeth have been damaged.
At Time Dental in Surrey, we use the professional gold standard teeth whitening package. This involves specially created teeth whitening trays that are custom fit which lock the gel to where the teeth are. We also use a gel system that only needs to be applied for 30 minutes every day over a 2-3 week period.
This gives a fantastic result for teeth whitening. We also take before and after photos and have a follow up appointment to check on your new white smile.
About 5% of the population experience temporary sensitivity for about 12 hours after the teeth whitening process. At Time Dental we provide special techniques to reduce any temporary sensitivity as part of your teeth whitening package.
The photos above give an example of the typical results you can achieve with our gold standard teeth whitening system.
If this interests you simply search “teeth whitening in Surrey” or easier still pick up the phone and call us on 01252 723 008.
Take a look at this testimonial from Jack. He wanted straight white teeth and that’s exactly what he got in super fast time.
He wanted to improve his upper teeth position, so after discussing all his adult orthodontic treatment options, he decided to go for clear fixed braces. His end result looks great and you can see how confident he feels.