Both inivisalign and incognito lingual braces have developed the “lite products” to align just the front teeth, the reason being is that most patients just want their front teeth straightening , so these lite products are more cost effective to achieve this.
Below is a case treated with the latest brace on the market the incognito invisible lingual brace, this case was treated without taking any teeth out. A lingual brace is a brace which is fitted on the inside of your teeth. Notice when the patient bites together before treatment she has a space between the upper and front teeth, and mild crowding, at the end of treatment the teeth are aligned and the gap between the teeth is closed.
The advantages of the invisible lingual brace , is that more complicated cases can be treeated this way, where an invisalign brace may be contraindicated. One of the questions commonly asked is does it interfere with the tongue, it usually takes 3 days for the tongue to get used to the brace. As each brace is customised to your mouth ( see our section of the blog on how this brace is made), which makes each bracket as low a profile as possible. This brace is literally the “ Rolls Royce” of braces, and enables more cases to be treated without taking any teeth out with the minimal of discomfort. Trishan Malhi at the Park Dental Clinic is currently offering this treatment, our contact details are tel: 01332 299700, email : email@example.com
Advantages of Lingual Treatment with Incognito™
Appliance system fabricated to deliver individually defined treatment objectives
To begin an Incognito therapy it is necessary to take a two-phase impression. High quality impressions are extremely important to ensure a high quality appliance. The plaster models produced from this impression are used to prepare an individualized therapeutic setup that is created by cutting the teeth and setting them up in to the target position in wax.
An articulator and a wax bite are used to simulate the correct jaw relationship.
A high-resolution optical 3D scanner permits non-contact scanning of the therapeutic setup. The result of the scan is a 3D digital representation of the teeth consisting of many thousands of minute triangles that can be documented and processed in the computer
.Model made out of virtual triangles
Creating Individualized Bracket Bases
Specialized CAD/CAM software is used to design and build customized brackets. The fabrication process begins with the creation of individualized bases being customized to the lingual surfaces of the patient’s teeth. Because of the extreme accuracy of the scan, the bases mold precisely to the teeth. Large pad surfaces provide greater bond strength and make them easy to place on the teeth for bonding and re-bonding.
Positioning the Bracket Bodies
After the design of the bracket bases, the appropriate bracket bodies are selected from the digital archive and arranged by the software. The vertical height, angulations and torque are preset into each bracket. In this way the patient’s individual prescription is designed into the brackets.
Each wing is adjusted to make the bracket profile as low as possible while allowing room for elastics to be attached to the bracket.
The individualized brackets conform to the dental anatomy.
Complete set of brackets on the virtual malocclusion model
Complete set of brackets with archwire progression
Wax patterns of the customized brackets are created using rapid prototyping machines. The patterns are then placed in an investment cast, burned out and a dental gold alloy is poured into the cast to create the brackets. After casting the brackets are tumbled and polished until they are smooth to ensure high patient comfort.
Indirect bonding trays are made from the model
The wire geometry is calculated by the CAD/CAM program and then sent to a machine for fabrication. Each wire in the sequence has the same geometry targeted to the final position of the teeth.
Computer designed wire
Wire bending robot
The result of using these technologies, the Incognito™ Lingual Bracket System, is a highly precise and 100% customized set of braces designed for high patient comfort and optimal results.
The whole team at The Park Dental Clinic would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our patients who have recommended us to the friends and family, we have noticed a big increase in new patient consultations and that is thanks to you!
A few months ago a friend and I were chatting over a coffee and she was saying how these days she looks at herself in the mirror and doesn’t recognize her reflection, she felt she looked tired and worn out at 9 am in the morning. She also commented on how even though she looked after herself, her children and life in general had aged her, she wished she could look fresher, not frozen or plastic but just that touch more youthful to make herself feel better.
I was genuinely surprised, my friend is stunning, but it made me realise everyone wants to feel happy when they look in the mirror, nobody needs facial rejuvenation but it may make some people feel better within themselves
I looked into further advanced training in administering facial rejuvenation solution and attended the bob khanna training institute, the UK`s leading facial cosmetic practitioner.
For further details please call The Park Dental Clinic on 01332 299700.
Have a white Christmas……
We all like a little something to brighten up our day especially over the festive season, Why not come down to The Park Dental Clinic and brighten up your smile with our tooth whitening treatments we have available.
At the park dental clinic there are two types of whitening, in house surgery whitening, and home whitening kits.
The in house whitening treatment involves you being at the clinic for up to and hour and a half. In this time the dentist will apply and barrier cream to the gums to protect the gums while the treatment is carried out, the dentist then applies the whitening solution to the teeth and uses a special whitening lamp over the teeth to activate the solution. Once the first cycle has finished the dentist will then remove the solution from the teeth and the procedure is repeated until the desired shade is achieved.
The home whitening treatment involve the patient coming into the clinic and having impressions of the teeth taken, the impressions are then sent to the laboratory to make personalized trays for the patient to use. The personalized trays then hold the whitening solution against the surface of the tooth. The home whitening treatment gradually lightens the shade of the tooth, and repeated over a course of time until it reached the desired shade.
Tooth whitening is a great way of increasing confidence in your smile….
Any further information or questions don’t hesitate to give us a call at The Park Dental Clinic.
As a dentist I often find myself noticing peoples teeth as they speak, recently I watched a television programme about changing appearance of Cheryl cole and the dramatic effects the changing of her smile had on how people received her, the veneers as well as the hair and wardrobe seemed to make them more successful and glamorous.
Smile makeovers can have a massive positive impact on your life in general by giving you a boost in confidence, such makeovers often use veneers which are very fine porcelain facing which are bonded to the natural structure of the tooth and usually require very minimal preparation.
Crooked teeth, mis-shaped teeth and gaps can easily be changed to give you a Hollywood smile or a natural appearance.
Last year I completed a course in Aesthetic Advantage, the course was led by the best cosmetic dentist in the world, Larry Rosenthal, I was absolutely fascinated by how he changed and personalized smiles within the space of a few hours with characterization and changing the way the light hit the tooth to give it masculinity/femininity/youth to a wafer of porcelain
If any of the above affects your confidence too, or would like to improve or enhance your smile why not give us a call at the Park Dental Clinic.
The Park Dental Clinic
During the Christmas holiday the clinic will be closed from Thursday 23rd December at 2pm
Re– opening Tuesday 4th January 2011
The Emergency telephone numbers over the holiday period are:
Christmas day and Boxing day:
Practice Plan and Private patients
Monday27th December & Tuesday 28th December:
Practice Plan / Private
Wednesday 29th December, Thursday 3oth December & New years Eve
Until 5.30pm 01332 840780
After 5.30pm 01332 888085
New Years Day & Sunday 2nd January 2011
Practice plan/ private patients
Monday 3rd January 2011
Until 5.30pm 01332 840780
After 5.30pm 01332 888085
My name is Ellie and I manage The Park Dental Clinic,
All of my adult life I had gaps inbetween my teeth, I was reluctant to smile whilst having photographs taken and smiling at people I had not met before.
Two years ago I took the plunge and had an Inman aligner fitted, I soon got used to it and thrilled with the results, I would urge anyone thinking about having orthodontics to just do it, it will be the best decision you ever made
Due to our changing life styles in the UK oral cancer cases are on the increase. This can be attributed to several factors, the primary ones being smoking (up to 30% of oral cancers is attributed to tobacco smoking ref: cancer research UK, 2010) and the increase of alcohol consumption. Both of these factors combined increase the risks significantly.
The most common form of cancer is squamous cell carcinoma, originating in the cells that line the mouth and lips. Oral cancer most commonly involves the tissue of the lips or tongue. It may also occur on the floor of the mouth, cheek lining, Gingiva or plate.
Signs and Symptoms of Oral Cancer
◙ A visible lump or mass that may or may not be painful
◙ Bleeding from either of the above
◙ An ulcer that will not heal
◙ A persistent blood blister
◙ Loss of sensation anywhere in the mouth
◙ Difficulty in swallowing
◙ Impaired in tongue mobility
◙ Difficulty in moving the jaw
◙ Speech changes, such as slurring or lack of clarity
◙ Lose teeth and ore sore gums
◙ Altered taste
◙ swollen lymph glands
Bearing this in mind, it is extremely important to visit the dentist regularly at least every six months for routine examinations. Part of the examination involves an oral cancer screen where the dentist will examine the soft tissue of the mouth (cheeks, lips and gums) as well as the hard tissue (teeth). Dentists are trained to identify and refer patients whom they feel are at risk or have any symptoms they feel need closer investigation.