Archive for July, 2010

What Are Things To Keep In Mind While Deciding on Clear Braces Vs Invisalign

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

With so many options now available when it comes to teeth alignment correction, it often becomes difficult to choose the correct one for yourself. There is no doubt about the fact that teeth alignment is a long and boring process. But once the process is complete, you are rewarded with a beautiful set of perfectly aligned teeth and a gorgeous smile that will make you feel like you can take on the world.

Clear Braces Vs Invisalign is a dilemma that most adults face when they decide to go for teeth alignment correction. Most adults are very conscious when it comes to their appearance and braces are especially considered to be a source of embarrassment. That is why most adults usually opt for either clear braces or Invisalign. Both types of treatment are equally effective.

While thinking about opting for clear braces Vs Invisalign, you should keep certain things in mind. Clear braces are like metal braces except for the fact that they are much less visible thanks to the clear brackets that are used. Metal braces are not easy to hide but clear braces use clear brackets that are attached to the teeth ensuring minimum visibility. But the main wire that runs in between the brackets will still be visible.

On the other hand, Invisalign braces are totally invisible as they are made from tough plastic that is completely see-through. Thus, only the person wearing the Invisalign will know about its existence. Others will hardly be able to notice the plastic covering to your teeth.

When it comes to choosing Clear Braces Vs Invisalign, you should know that clear braces are permanent fixtures that you can’t remove them until the treatment is completely over. They are more or less like metal braces in that regard. But Invisalign brace is like a cover that is placed on top of the original teeth structure and can be removed quiet easily while eating, drinking or brushing. There is permanent attachment for Invisalign, making it a very attractive option for adults.

Clear Braces Vs Invisalign contest also includes the criteria of cost. Clear braces are definitely less cheap as compared to Invisalign and so this something that you need to keep in mind while choosing your dental treatment option.

But at the same time, if you are extremely conscious of your oral hygiene you might find Invisalign more to your liking because you get to remove the aligners are wash your mouth thoroughly, removing any lodged food particle. On the other hand, clear braces, like their metal counterparts, are more prone to be stained by food particles. Discoloration from drinking regular coffee or smoking is quite possible in case of clear braces.

It is now totally up to every patient as to what kind of treatment they would prefer. It is absolutely important to discuss the pros and cons of Clear Braces Vs Invisalign before actually opting for one, as only a good dentists will be able to tell you whether the option chosen by you is ideally suited to your situation or not.



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Botulinum Toxin in Essex

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Botulinum Toxin is administered by injecting into specific facial areas where it blocks the nerve transmission to selectively paralyse the muscle. The commonly used preparations for wrinkle treatments are Botox, Dysport , Vistabel and Azzalure.

Botulinum Toxin is effective in improving lines or wrinkles due to facial expressions. For example worry lines or frown lines on the forehead and between the eyebows.

In most cases the treatment will take between 10 and 20 minutes. Insulin syringes are used to inject the medication and only a small amounts are used. As a result any discomfort is usually shortlived. It takes 7 to 10 days for the muscle paralysis to manifest.

3 weeks after the first treatment, the effects are reviewed by us at which time any further treatments are discussed or a top up is provided.

Unlike some surgical facelifts, this kind of treatment is very specific and only works on those muscles that are involved in producing the facial lines.
Other muscles are unaffected and this means that the usual facial expressions will be unchanged.
Initially the effects of Botulium Toxin lasts from 3 to 4 months after which time the nerve supplying the facial muscles sends out new sprouts and regenerates. With repeated treatments the effects can last a month ot two longer.

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Dermal Filler Treatment- After Care Instructions.

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Immediately after treatment, there may be slight redness, swelling, tenderness and an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal result of the injection. The inconvenience is temporary and generally disappears in a day or two.

Apply an ice pack to the treated area, this will reduce the initial swelling.

If you are having lip treatment the initial swelling may last longer. It can last for about a week and the lips may look somewhat uneven during this time, therefore, the result directly after the treatment should not be seen as the final result.

Avoid touching the treated area within 6 hours following treatment. After that, light makeup can be applied and the area can be gently washed with soap and water.

Until the initial swelling and redness have resolved, do not expose the treated area to intense heat eg Solarium and Sunbathing or extreme cold.

If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the injections could contribute to another eruption of cold sores.

If you are using asprin or any similar medication, be aware that these may increase the risk of bruising or bleeding at the injection site.

Since the dermal filler is absorbed , the correction effect reduces over time. Many patients choose to be treated again within 6 months of the original treatment.

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Botulinum Toxin Treatment – After Care Instructions.

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

You should frown repeatedly for about one hour immediately following the treatment. This will help the treatment to be more effective by increasing the uptake by the targeted muscle groups.

Do not rub the treated areas, stay upright for at least 4 hours and try to avoid sleeping on your face for the first night.

You can gently apply light makeup after the treatment but use a light dabbing motion instead of rubbing or spreading motion for the first day.

Do not have any facial treatments for 7 days after treatment as they may cause ‘ tracking’ of the Botox/Vistabel/Dysport/Azzalure to neighbouring areas.

Side effects of this treatment are rare. Occasionally, temporary drooping of the eyelid or eyebrow may occur, which usually lasts for a few weeks and if longer. will resolve when the effects of the toxin wear off.

Give us a call on 01375481000 for a FREE Consultation if you would like to have anti wrinkle treatments in our Office.


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Dental Implants in Essex

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

The Smile and Face dental Studios in Essex recognise that the loss of teeth can really affect the way older people smile, talk and eat. A dental Implant in Essex is a long term solution that can change your life and give back your confidence and address the more serious issue involved – the Bone loss beneath the surface.

Without your tooth to stimulate the jaw, the bone beneath it will begin to shrink.

Since facial bone supports skin and muscles, losing volume can make your face look prematurely aged.

The good news is that a dental implant offers a solution to stop bone loss in its track and make you look and feel younger.



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