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The British Dental Association warns against online dentistry, as US firm launches £1,500 invisible braces you can order on the web

The British Dental Association has warned against online dentistry, as a US firm launches £1,500 invisible braces you can order on the Internet. 

The SmileDirectClub is offering consumers the chance to benefit from cheaper braces by ordering online. The product, which retails at £1,500 is a significantly less expensive alternative to professional systems offered by dentists, including Invisalign. Invisalign treatment usually costs in the region of £3,000 to £5,000. As well as offering discounted prices, the company is also giving patients the chance to spread payments over the course of a 12-month period. 

The SmileDirectClub claims that customers can benefit from personalised, 3D printed braces and whitening treatment, as well as access to a British dentist online. The process would involve the individual visiting a high street pharmacy to undergo a 3D scan of the mouth. The braces would then be manufactured based on the mould. 

The US company is undoubtedly trying to capitalise on the popularity of a perfect smile, and this venture follows in the footsteps of cheaper contact lenses and glasses sold by cut-price online opticians. Although it may seem great on the surface, experts from the British Dental Association have reservations.

Vice chair of the BDA, Eddie Crouch, urged patients to think very carefully about pursuing online treatment. Orthodontics is a complex field of dentistry, and the best way to go about achieving a beautiful, straight smile is to see a trained orthodontist, or a dentist with advanced training in orthodontics, for a consultation. This will be followed by tailored treatment planning and close monitoring throughout the treatment stage. 

The US company already provides products for patients in the US, Australia and Canada, and it has plans to launch stores in cities across the UK, having teamed up with Well Pharmacy.

Did You Know You Can Have Braces That Are Practically Invisible When You Smile?

shutterstock_155175200Are you apprehensive about having braces because you’re worried about how you’ll look? Have you put off having treatment in the past because you didn’t want to wear visible braces? Do you dream of being able to have a gorgeous smile without any anxiety related to your image or what others think? If so, we have amazing news for you! We offer an array of invisible treatment methods, which can transform the appearance of your smile without a trace.

Our invisible braces

We are proud to offer an extensive selection of discreet braces right here in London. Our treatment options include

Invisalign: Invisalign is a very popular orthodontic system, which uses specially crafted clear aligners to align the teeth. These aligners are made from high-grade plastic and they slide onto the teeth. Every patient is given a series of bespoke braces, and each aligner is worn for 2 weeks. The aligners use gentle forces to reposition the teeth. Invisalign aligners are removable and they cannot be seen when you smile. You can choose from Invisalign, Invisalign Lite for minor cases and Invisalign Teen for younger patients.

Simpli5: Simpli5 is another clear aligner system, which uses a set of five customised aligners to correct misalignment. The aligners are worn for 2-4 weeks, giving you a stunning smile in just 10-20 weeks. This treatment is ideally suited to patients who have mild orthodontic issues that affect the front teeth.

Lingual braces: lingual braces are fixed braces, which are a perfect option for patients seeking secret treatment. Lingual braces are fixed to the back of the teeth, making them invisible when you smile. Our lingual braces include STb Light and STb Social 6. Both these treatments work very quickly to eliminate minor problems that involve the front teeth.

If you’re looking to undergo secret tooth straightening treatment, why not give us a call today? We have some fantastic treatment options available and we’re confident that we can find the ideal match for you.

How to take care of your Invisalign Retainers

shutterstock_638181961Invisalign is one of the most popular modern orthodontic treatments. Many people choose Invisalign because it enables them to undergo treatment in secret. With Invisalign braces, you don’t need to worry about other people seeing your braces. You can go about life as normal and after around 12-18 months, you’ll have a beautiful new smile. If you are interested in Invisalign and you want the best results, it’s really important to take care of your bespoke aligners and retainers.

How do Invisalign aligners and retainers work?

Invisalign treatment isn’t like other orthodontic systems. Rather than a brace being fitted to the teeth, Invisalign uses as series of bespoke aligners to move the teeth. These aligners work in order, and each patient receives a custom-made set. Each aligner is worn for two weeks and then replaced with the next brace in the sequence. When you finish treatment, you’ll be provided with retainers, which help to keep your teeth in position.

Taking care of your aligners and retainers

As Invisalign aligners and retainers are removable, it’s really important to keep them safe and to try and avoid putting them down or leaving them lying around. If you’re taking your aligners or retainers out to clean your teeth or eat while you’re at a restaurant, use a secure box to keep your aligners safe. Make sure you pay attention to oral hygiene, and keep your aligners are clean as possible by rinsing them on a regular basis. The efficacy of Invisalign treatment is heavily dependent on following the instructions given out by your dentist. If you don’t wear your braces for the recommended time each day, you run the risk of ending up with disappointing results. Take your aligners out to drink, as this will prevent staining and make life easier for you.

If you need any more advice or tips about looking after your Invisalign retainers, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

How to take care of your Invisalign Retainers

After orthodontic treatment, dentists recommend using retainers to keep the teeth in position and prevent relapse. If you’ve recently completed Invisalign treatment, you may be advised to wear Vivera retainers. These retainers have been developed by the manufacturers of Invisalign and they are design to hold the teeth in their new position with minimal hassle or discomfort.

Why do I need retainers?

Retainers are orthodontic appliances, which are used to prevent the teeth from slipping out of position once you have stopped wearing braces. The last thing you want when you’ve got your gorgeous new smile is for all the hard work to go to waste, and this is why retainers are so important. You can choose from fixed or removable retainers. Retainers are not the same the braces, and they are usually either invisible or fixed to the back of the teeth, so they cannot be seen when you smile. If you don’t wear a retainer, you run the risk of the teeth relapsing, and you may need repeat treatment further down the line.

Retainers with Invisalign

After Invisalign treatment, it is advisable to wear Vivera retainers, which have been developed by the company responsible for Invisalign, Invisalign Lite and Invisalign Teen. These retainers are streamlined and sleek, and they’re designed to hold the teeth without any pain at all.

Just like you look after your braces during treatment, we strongly recommend taking care of your retainers. Keep your retainers as clean as possible to lower the risk of decay and gum disease, and store them in a safe place when you’re not using them. Follow your dentist’s instructions to get the most out of your retainers, and don’t forget to schedule regular follow-up appointments.

If you have any questions about braces or retainers or you’d like to find out more about retainers used after Invisalign treatment, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The Best Thing About Invisalign

InvisalignInvisalign is one of the greatest success stories of modern times in the dental world. It’s hard to pinpoint the best thing about Invisalign, so here are just some of the most important and impressive selling points:

The aesthetics: most people who are thinking about getting braces would rather go for something discreet. The days of having to wear unsightly braces have been and gone and today, there are some incredible invisible options out there. Invisalign aligners are made from high-grade clear plastic. When they’re in position over the teeth, it’s virtually impossible to see that you’re wearing a brace. This will give you confidence during treatment and ensure that you don’t have to worry about your image or what your friends or colleagues have to say.

The simplicity: Invisalign aligners offer a simple approach to orthodontic treatment. Every patient is provided with a bespoke set of aligners. All you have to do is wear your aligners for a minimum of 21 hours per day. Every fortnight, you swap the brace for the next aligner in the series.

The convenience: having fixed braces has a significant impact on day to day life. With Invisalign, you can pretty much carry on life as normal, as the aligners are removable. You can take your brace out to eat and brush your teeth, so you don’t have to adapt your diet or worry about cleaning around brackets and wires. It’s also easier to keep your braces clean, as you can take them out and rinse them whenever you like.

The health benefits: usually, wearing braces can put you at greater risk of oral diseases, such as tooth decay. This is because braces attract food debris and bacteria. When these two combine with saliva, they form plaque. Plaque is the main cause of decay and gum disease. With removable braces, it’s much easier to keep on top of oral hygiene and keep the braces clean.

If you like the sound of Invisalign, why not call us and learn more about this amazing system?

There Are Many London Orthodontics For You To Discover

Braces have been around for many years and it’s understandable to assume that the only fix for wonky or crowded teeth is a train-rack style brace; however, times have changed and in the last few years, a whole host of new treatments have become available. Now, patients have a range of innovative solutions to choose from, including removable braces, clear fixed braces and even braces that are fixed to the back of the teeth for complete invisibility.

If you’ve been thinking about getting braces, we have a range of options ready and waiting to give you a stunning straight smile. We can organise a consultation to explore the different treatments, explain how they work and see which solution would best suit your orthodontic needs.

Our treatments

We offer a comprehensive range of orthodontic options suitable for patients with mild, moderate and complex needs. We have removable and fixed brace systems on offer and we also have an array of discreet treatments for those who have reservations about the aesthetic impact of wearing a brace.

Our treatment options include:

Invisalign, Invisalign Lite and Invisalign Teen: the Invisalign family offers something for everyone and these treatments are great for anyone who is looking for a discreet treatment. Invisalign aligners are placed over the teeth and they are completely clear, so you can rest assured that nobody can even see that you’re wearing a brace.

Simpli5: Simpli5 is a clear aligner system, which works very quickly to correct minor misalignment. There are 5 aligners in total with a treatment time of just 10-20 weeks.

Lingual braces: lingual braces sit behind the teeth, so they cannot be seen when you talk or smile. These braces are smaller than traditional braces and they can be attached to the top and bottom arches.

6 Month Smiles: 6 Month Smiles is a speedy and discreet fixed brace system, which takes 6 months to create amazing results. This treatment is ideal for patients who have minor or moderate problems with the front teeth. The braces are clear and they use self-ligating technology for increased comfort and speed.

Damon Braces: Damon Braces are fixed braces, which are suitable for patients with varying needs, including complex cases. These braces use advanced technology to reduce treatment time and enhance comfort and they are more discreet than traditional fixed braces.

Orthodontic Options To Straighten The Front Teeth

Baker Street Dental is proud to offer an array of treatment options for patients with orthodontic issues. We have treatments available to cater for everyone, from teenagers who are looking for a discreet solution, to adults who are seeking a rapid method of straightening the front teeth. Whatever your needs, we have it covered!

There are treatments available for all kinds of orthodontic issues and to provide fast and effective remedies for minor, moderate and complex issues. Some appliances focus on the front teeth, while others are designed to bring about a large amount of movement.

Treatment for the front teeth

Often, patients come to us looking for a treatment to address fairly minor issues, usually with the front teeth. In this case, intensive treatment is not required and we explore treatment options, which are specifically designed to address issues with the social 6, the name given to the top and bottom six teeth at the front of the mouth. These are the teeth that can be seen when you smile, so it’s important that they look good.

Our options include:

Six Month Smiles: a fixed ceramic brace treatment, which concentrates on the social 6 and corrects orthodontic issues in just 6 months. This brace uses self-ligating technology to offer comfort, as well as speed and the braces are colour-matched to the natural teeth for discretion.

Inman Aligner: this is one of the speediest treatments around, taking just 6-16 weeks to produce incredible results. The aligner is removable and it uses the latest technology to prevent pain. It is suitable for patients with minor orthodontic issues, as well as those who have suffered relapse following previous treatment.

STb Social 6 braces: these braces are lingual braces, which means that they sit behind the teeth, rather than being fixed to the front like traditional braces. STb Social 6 braces work incredibly quickly and are an ideal solution for patients looking for a quick fix with the added bonus of complete invisibility.

Invisalign: this removable, clear aligner system offers a discreet and flexible alternative to traditional fixed braces and is suitable for a wide range of patients. Invisalign aligners work as a series and they are virtually invisible to others when you smile.

The brilliance behind Braces in London

Though the idea of having to have your teeth straightened may not exactly be the best time of your life, you should shop around because the world of orthodontics has come a very long way. Okay complex work will always take a long time, but in the end, it will be worth it. However, there are so many wonderful devices to choose from that will deal with different characteristics of the teeth which means that you could be up and running in as little as 6 weeks (the Inman aligner does it this fast, working on just the front upper teeth). In general, most modern removable aligners and fixed braces can have your teeth sorted out in as little as 6 months- the 6 months smile, the Damon, Clears-step or Invisalign. With all of these though, they will work efficiently and by using modern materials, they will work discreetly as well in order to hide themselves in your mouth. If you need to have your teeth straightened, you should sit down with your dentist in London and weigh up your options because braces have developed brilliantly since the old days and in any case, they will not only promote the future health of your mouth, they will leave you with a smile on your face afterwards.

How the art of Invisalign treats the City of London

It is hard to think of something that will straighten your teeth in the city of London as being a work of art, but that is just what Invisalign is. It won’t work for everyone, so you will have to be vetted and tested to see if the Invisalign programme will work for your teeth, but if it does, then go for it because it takes away that entire horrible stigma that hovers over teeth straightening and forget the price for now (it isn’t cheap). You will be kitted out with a bunch of plastic, gum-shield styled aligners that you swap as your treatment progresses along; each will be removable, so that is a real bonus to your oral hygiene throughout. But saving the best until last; all of the aligners that you use will be made from clear plastic. What this means essentially is that they will be virtually invisible when they are fitted around your teeth. Now for any child, or adult, that will stop any chance of teasing in the playground or at work…how good is that? You see, price doesn’t matter when it comes to this gem of a treatment!

Invisible Teeth Alignment hits London

Embarking on a voyage of teeth straightening in London can be a traumatic one; braces are a handful, hard to clean and sorry to say it, often ugly to look at. But before you jump overboard at the thought, have a little shop around and most definitely have a look at Invisalign as well. It isn’t the cheapest but it most certainly is one of the best ways to get your teeth straightened- for a few reasons; the most brilliant of which is that all of the aligners that you use and change as your teeth shift are clear and virtually invisible to the naked eye. Invisalign is also quicker than traditional braces, so your treatments will be over with fairly fast. The icing on the lovely cake is the aligners are removable so throughout the treatment, hygiene after eating never poses a problem to you, like it does with fixed braces. Ask your dentist about this treatment and whether or not it will work for you- if it does, most certainly go down this route, the benefits are priceless and painless.

Baker Street

Dental Clinic

Dr Watson Chambers 102 Baker Street London, W1U 6FY

020 8563 8063

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9 Artillery Lane, London E1 7LP

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221 - 225 Old Brompton Rd, Earls Court, Kensington London SW5 0EA

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