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  1. Teeth transformed with a smile makeover: our patients

    Teeth transformed with a smile makeover: a case study

     

    Here at The Dental Clinic Radlett we often see patients who have concerns about the appearance of their smile. Often these patients lack the confidence to smile in public because they feel so self-conscious about how their teeth look. Over the years we have helped many patients with smile makeovers using the well-known treatments such as C-fast, porcelain veneers and teeth whitening.

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  2. Straighter teeth at The Dental Clinic Radlett : an infographic

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    Did you know that only 18% of people in England and Wales believe that their teeth would benefit from being straightened with braces?

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  3. Got a question about teeth straightening? Here are some answers

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    Here at The Dental Clinic Radlett we often see patients who are unhappy about the alignment or positioning of their teeth. During an initial consultation, we discuss all the treatment options and payment plans available.

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  4. Getting straighter teeth is not as painful or expensive as you think!

    Getting straighter teeth is not as painful or expensive as you think

    Does having straighter teeth feel like an impossible dream to you? You might be thinking that it will be too expensive, too uncomfortable and take too long.

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  5. Five things you should know about having your teeth straightened at The Dental Clinic Radlett

    5 things you should know about having your teeth straightened

    Have you thought about getting braces and decided that it wasn’t for you? We’d like to tell you that you don’t have to live with uneven teeth for the rest of your life thanks to advances in modern teeth straightening systems.

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  6. Straighter teeth: a case study

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    Here at The Dental Clinic Radlett, we often see patients who are unhappy about the alignment or positioning of their teeth. Over the years we have helped many people to feel confident again about the appearance of their teeth with the help of modern teeth straightening systems such as Cfast and Smile Tru.

    To show you some of the results our patients have seen with their teeth, we want to share a recent case with you. This patient was unhappy about the over-crowding on their bottom teeth and the treatment he chose was Cfast.

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    Click here to look at a few other case studies that we’ve completed with excellent results.

    If you have any questions about having your teeth straightened, be sure to book an appointment with us today to discuss your options and payment plans. Drop into the practice at 359 Watling Street, Radlett, Herts, WD7 7LB or call us on 01923 859678.

    You will also be pleased to know that we offer complimentary consultations with our treatment coordinator to discuss all your treatment wants and needs. Click here to request an appointment online.


  7. My Cfast Diary!

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    A wonderful account of the Cfast process by one of our lovely patients called Adam!

    There’s a Jewish joke about whose mother makes the best chicken soup.  I can tell you, it’s definitely my Mum.  The other best I can tell you is which is the best dental clinic.  That would be the Dental Clinic in Radlett.  I see Simon, but friends tell me Stuart is just as brilliant.

    I was looking at Facebook a few months ago and noticed a post from the Dental Clinic about getting straight teeth using a new system called Cfast.  A subtle white brace which could correct teeth which were not straight.  It would take up to 6 months but last a life time.

    I made an appointment to discuss the possibility of Cfast working for me and Simon and Lily answered all the questions I had.  No one had ever said I had crooked teeth but it bothered me.  I was a little concerned about what people would say about me wearing a brace but thought it would be worth it because I would be really happy at the end.  Turns out I’m more than happy.   I’m thrilled!!

    The first appointment Simon took fresh moulds of my teeth.  That was straight forward enough.  I then booked in a week later to have the brace fitted.  The appointment took about an hour.  It certainly felt odd on my inside lip for a few days and I kept puffing my cheeks out.  The wax stopped any aggregating sores or cuts and after a few days I almost forgot I was wearing it.

    The first month was slow, as Simon said it would be.  He said that’s when all the ligaments are being stretched.  I went in for a check-up and Simon made a couple of adjustments which took about half an hour.

    Month two was when things started to happen.  I began to notice that the wire was looking straighter.  There was no pain but my teeth were definitely on the move.  At the end of the month I went back to Simon for a few more adjustments.  He said I’d probably be done in under 4 months.  It was great to think I was at least half way.

    By the end of month 3 my teeth were looking really straight.  Not perfect, but still really good.  Again Simon made a few adjustments although these were for finishing touches.  Two weeks later I went back and was thrilled to hear I was done.  Simon took fresh moulds for a wire retainer for the back of my teeth.  I had to leave everything in place until that was ready a week later.

    It took about an hour to fit the wire and take off the braces.  It’s not the greatest feeling when the braces come off but only lasts a couple of minutes and when I got to look in the mirror, well, that was awesome.  I joked with Simon the next day that I had to take Nurofen for the jaw ache I had because I’d been smiling so much.

    All that was left to do was prepare a back up retainer to wear at night.  It’s really easy to wear.  It doesn’t affect my sleep and doesn’t feel like I have a gob stopper in my mouth.  It’s a little bit like an Invisalign brace.

    I’m just in the process of whitening my teeth now.  Simon said I should use the gel for a few weeks, just until my teeth are about the same colour as the whites of my eyes.

    The Cfast system was absolutely brilliant.  Quick, painless, and the result was great.  There may be days at the beginning when you wonder if it is worth it.  It so is!!!

    Cfast is just one of the many options available at The Dental Clinic Radlett. If you would like a complimentary consultation please do not hesitate to book an appointment by calling us on 01923859678 or contact us for more information!


  8. Smile Design

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    May at The Dental Clinic Radlett is Smile Design month!

    Have you ever felt self-conscious about your smile?

    Do you cover your mouth with your hand when you laugh?

    Is there always a moment of doubt when the cameras come out?

    Smile design involves any treatment that changes your smile and improves your self-confidence.

    This could mean having crowns, veneers, implants or Short term orthodontics.

    Patients who book in during May can benefit from a FREE consultation and £100 Selfridges gift vouchers on completion of any treatments £1500 and over!

    Have a read below to find out more about some of the treatments we offer here at the practice which can transform your smile

    Porcelain crowns

    Porcelain crowns are made of natural looking porcelain can improve your overall smile and blend in with your own teeth.  They are the perfect restoration if your teeth are damaged, decayed or are not aesthetically pleasing.  Crowns can strengthen the remaining natural tooth structure and can drastically improve the look of your teeth

    Veneers

    Porcelain veneers can provide the lasting result of a smile makeover.  They can improve the look of crooked, uneven teeth and can create the illusion of a beautiful, straight, natural smile.

    Veneers require a minimum amount of tooth reduction and are therefore a more conservative restoration than a crown.  Having veneers means you can alter the position, shape or colour of the teeth and can make a dramatic difference to your smile and self-esteem.

    Implants

    If you have to replace a missing tooth or have dentures, dental implants could be an option for you.

    A dental implant acts as an artificial root for a missing tooth and is made of titanium.  It is placed in your mouth and bonds with your jaw bone becoming strong and secure like the real root of a tooth.  Once the implant is securely fixed, a crown is secure on top of the implant.

    The treatment is responsible for easing the suffering of tooth loss in thousands of patients every day.  The treatment is reliable and effective and not only restores smiles but can improve quality of life.

    C-Fast

    C-Fast is cosmetic tooth alignment for adults and focuses on your front 6 teeth in your smile line.  The treatment is fast, discreet, affordable and has amazing results in as little as 3-6 months.  Using tooth coloured wire and clear brackets it gently straightens your teeth to you a beautiful, healthy smile.

     

    If you like the sound of any of these treatments and are thinking of treating yourself, call now for a complimentary consultation and find out how we can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted.


  9. The Wedding Bar and Batmitzvah Show

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    On Sunday 6th April, we attended The Wedding Bar & Batmitzvah Show on behalf of the practice. We were there to offer deals on Teeth Whitening and Cfast (Cosmetic tooth alignment) for any brides or grooms to be, but also for any parents of children who were organising Bar or Batmitzvahs.

    We ended bumping into a lot of familiar faces! Including a handful of lovely patients, some people who used to work on the high street in Radlett and last but not least Michael – the magician who visited the practice to help out on our Kids Smile Fun Day back in February! It was lovely to catch up with everyone and it was also great chatting to all the people who were interested in wanting perfect smiles for their special day!

    The day was fun and was very well organised by both the team at The Village Hotel & the company who organised the event.  We hope to be able to attend next time!

    If you are interested in having Cfast or Teeth Whitening call us on 01923859678.

    -Lily & Louise


  10. Sprint To The Finish With Cfast Part 2

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    My name is Adam.  I’m 34 years old, married, with three children.  The last thing I thought I would ever do in my 30’s was have braces attached to my teeth.  If anything I expected to be paying for them for my children in due course.
    I don’t know the name of different teeth but the ones inside by canine teeth on the top row sat quite a way back and the front row of my bottom teeth were getting more and more crooked.  They had been getting worse over time which I am told is common as people get older.  Also, my teeth were getting more and more yellow (sounds attractive), even though I’ve never smoked, don’t drink red wine, don’t drink fizzy drinks and brush my teeth twice a day (although I’m told I should floss more).
    I spoke with Simon and he said that there was something new which would be perfect for me.  It was called CFast.  It was a neutral colour brace and it could fix the problem in about 6 months.  I had thought about systems like Invisalign but everyone I knew who had used it said it took a lot longer, especially because there was a tendency not to wear them for meetings, parties, or just a random day off.
    I thought about it for a few days and figured that people spend a fortune on their hair, their glasses, laser eye surgery, botox, and other plastic surgeries.  Some of these things last a day, a week, a few years and then they have to be re-done  In contrast, if I had straight teeth now, I could keep them that way for the rest of my life (as long as I look after them and I knew Simon would make sure I did).
    I’ve now been wearing the CFast for 2 months and the change is phenomenal.  All being well I may actually only keep the braces on for 4 months.  After that my teeth can be whitened (although I wont be going for a Hollywood white) and then, well, that’s it.
    Yes, people can see that I am wearing braces, but many people have to squint their eyes just to double check they see what they think they can see.  When people ask me about it they are actually really impressed about the speed and how neutral it looks.  I think a few have been to see their dentist to ask about it.
    The best news though is that CFast didn’t interfere with my training for the London Marathon.  If I cant keep up with Mo Farah then I am determined to be the first person with CFast to finish.  I’m running for an amazing charity called Nicki’s Smile which is part of Pancreatic Cancer UK.  The money which is raised goes towards the early diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer, which is also known as the silent killer because it is often too late to do anything about it by the time it is diagnosed.  If you would like to know more about this then please have a look at my fundraising page www.virginmoneygiving.com/adammyeroff  You will see just why this charity means so much to me.   Once you have done that, if you have ever thought about straitening your teeth then definitely give the Dental Clinic in Radlett a call.

  11. Sprint to the finish with Cfast!

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    Adam Myeroff has been a patient at our clinic for the past 13 years and he has always come for regular check-ups and hygiene visits. At the beginning of January he decided to go through the process of having his teeth straightened here at the clinic. This treatment is called Cfast which is a rapid and discreet cosmetic tooth alignment procedure.

    After Adam saw pictures of the dramatic changes that can be achieved using cfast, this aroused his interest in straightening his teeth especially because the system is Fast (You will have straight teeth in about six months); Discreet (the wires and brackets are almost invisible); Affordable (the short treatment time dramatically cuts the cost).

    Adam visited us in the beginning of January to have the Cfast appliance fitted on his upper and lower teeth.  Since his treatment we have learnt that he will be running in the London Marathon this year on the 13th April!

    He has been training at least 4 or 5 times a week and he has been using the Strava app. The strava app posts to social media sites the location, how far and the time he has run. On Sunday he completed the Watford Half Marathon in 1hr 39mins! Well done Adam! Even though when asked how he found it, he replied ‘I could have done it 5 minutes quicker’. With that response it seems like he is definitely determined and focused in training hard and completing the London Marathon to the best of his ability!

    The charity Adam is running for is Nicki’s Smile which is part of Pancreatic Cancer Uk. Nicki was one of his closest friends. If she was given the correct diagnosis after complaining of stomach pain and muscle weakness there is a very good chance she could still be here today.

    The charity was set up by her husband Dan shortly after Nicki passed away and it is now supported by Pancreatic Cancer UK who will ring fence all monies raised to support research into the early diagnosis of this terrible disease.

    If you would like to donate to this amazing worthy cause please go to Adam’s fundraising page and donate http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AdamMyeroff

    Keep an eye on our blogs to update you on Adam’s progress on training for the London Marathon and also the progress of his teeth getting straighter!

     

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  12. 3 Cosmetic Treatments To Achieve Your Perfect New Year Smile

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    Ever wanted to have the smile of your dreams?

    Read below to find out more about 3 cosmetic treatments to make 2014 the best year for your smile yet!

    If you’ve always wanted brighter whiter teeth, then why not try teeth whitening?

    If your teeth have become stained or discoloured, whitening can transform the colour quickly and painlessly with no damage to the enamel.

    Whitening works by applying special bleaching gels to your teeth. Your dentist will make you clear and comfortable custom made trays that fit over your teeth and the whitening gels are applied in the trays. The trays are worn for a short time each day over a few weeks. The gel will gradually lighten the colour of your teeth without damaging them in any way.

    If you have crooked teeth and want to make them straighter then you could try C-fast.  This is cosmetic teeth alignment for adults and only focuses on the front six teeth which make up your smile line.  Using tooth coloured wires and clear brackets it gently straightens your teeth in as little as 4-6 months!  After completing the treatment you will need to wear a retainer to support your teeth in the new position. C-fast is comfortable, safe and affordable, call us now for more information.

    If you want the wow effect, you could have porcelain veneers.  Veneers allow you to change the appearance, colour and shape of your teeth.  They can fix many dental problems such as chipped, gapped, stained or misaligned teeth and you can have them as white as you want!

    Veneers require a minimum amount of tooth reduction which make them a lot more conservative than a crown.  They can make a massive difference to your smile and really boost your self- confidence!

    If you would like to find out further information on one or all these treatments go to our website or call the practice now on 01923859678 and book an appointment with Lily our Treatment Co-ordinator.


  13. Celebrity Smiles

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    The world of celebrity is now a commercial industry over and above the art or profession that brought the celebrity to fame in the first place! The things they say and the way they look is a carefully constructed business. Their entire lives are often redacted to portray a refined version of their true selves which is then drip fed to an eager public, eager to copy and emulate their hero.

    Important in that process is their smile which is constantly on offer to eager photographers and photojournalists. A celebrity smile portrays youthfulness and straight white teeth. There are many different and often inexpensive techniques that can help to create these smiles and listed below are just some of those available at the Dental Clinic – Radlett.

    Teeth whitening

    With the aid of simple whitening gels which are applied in custom made trays, your teeth can be lightened by up to 8 shades with no damage to your healthy tooth structure. When the only concern is the colour of your teeth, this technique can take years off your appearance.

    Cfast ™ cosmetic realignment

    When teeth are crooked and crowded, Cfast ™ can offer a quick way of straightening them. Using an appliance that is white and fixed to the teeth, your front teeth can be straightened in only 6 months, much quicker than conventional orthodontic treatment which can take up to 2 years.

    Porcelain Veneers

    Sometimes years of tooth damage, fillings and staining means that to create the perfect smile a more involved approach is needed to give you your celebrity smile. With minimal reduction to your existing enamel, porcelain veneers can be made and bonded to your teeth. As these are made in a laboratory, you can pick exactly how straight and white you want your teeth to look.

    If you would like more information on how to change your smile then speak to your dentist, call us on 01923 859678 or visit our website.


  14. Braces

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    Braces are a general term for the appliances that can be fitted in your mouth and on to your teeth in order to move the teeth into a new position. This type of tooth movement is known as an orthodontic movement and teeth can be moved bodily, twisted, tipped or pushed up into or pulled out of the gum.

    Sometimes you will find that all the teeth in the upper or lower jaws are in a poor position and the bite between the two jaws is insufficient to maintain good chewing function. This is a severe form of misalignment. In other cases, the back teeth may come together nicely to form a good bite but the front smiling teeth may be either too spaced apart leaving gaps or crowded together making them look crooked.

    In the former more severe of the two examples, it would be usual to see a specialist orthodontist. An orthodontic specialist will have a variety of treatments to hand that can be applied to re-shape the entire arch of teeth and create a normal bite. More often than not the treatment may involve a variety of appliances such as both fixed and removable appliances and treatment can take up to two years. The most common age group for this intensives orthodontic treatment are teenagers but that may be more to do with the lack of social pressure than anything to do with treatment success.

    If the back teeth are in a good biting position, the front teeth can be straightened using an alignment system such as Cfast ™. This works using a tooth coloured, barely noticeable fixed appliance that straightens the front teeth in only six months. At the end of the treatment, a fixed bar is hidden and bonded behind the teeth, as well as a night time guard are provided to prevent any relapse and ensure a permanent straight smile. This treatment is only available for adult patients and can give you a smile that you have always wanted with no damage to your teeth whatsoever.

    For information about orthodontic braces or CFast ™ please don’t hesitate to book a complimentary appointment with Lily our Treatment Co-Ordinator by clicking here.


  15. Overview of Cosmetic dentistry procedures

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    Studies have shown that the appearance of your teeth can have a great effect on your self-confidence. Cosmetic dental treatments can be defined as those treatments that can correct and improve the appearance of your teeth, particularly the teeth on show when you smile.

    The appearance of your teeth can be affected by their colour, their alignment, their shape and the position of the gum line. If any one or a combination of some of the above is a factor in the appearance of your smile, there is always a cosmetic dental procedure that can correct them.

    The most common concern for many people is the colour of their teeth. Teeth can darken or yellow with time and this is often a result of exposure to foods and drinks that stain the enamel. Examples may include red wine, tea and coffee. Smoking may also cause your teeth to darken. Thankfully, teeth can be easily whitened using specially formulated bleaching gels. These are applied to your teeth in a custom made thin gum shield which can be worn during sleep. In many cases it takes only two weeks to lighten your teeth to a youthful and vibrant colour.

    If your teeth are crowded, crooked or misaligned, they can be straightened suing a variety of appliances. Traditionally braces would have to have been worn often for 18 months to 2 years. Where the back teeth are poorly aligned and the bite is poor, traditional orthodontic braces may still be a good option. In many cases however, it is only the front 6 or 8 teeth that require straightening to improve your smile. Treatments such as Cfast ™ can straighten your front with barely noticeable appliances in only six months.

    If the shape of your teeth has suffered from tooth wear or breakages, it is nearly always possible to restore the teeth to their original anatomical shape. If the changes needed are small, it may only take the bonding of some white composite filling material to restore the shape. Where there has been more considerable tooth loss, porcelain crowns or veneers can be made and fitted to the teeth.

    Whatever your cosmetic dental concerns are, you should always feel free to talk to your dentist and discuss what treatment will be best suited to your problems.

    If you would like to know more information about any cosmetic treatments we offer click here to request a complimentary consultation with our treatment co-ordinator Lily.

     

     


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