A whole generation of ‘millennials’ who missed the opportunity in their teens to correct crooked teeth is now in search of a solution that is better suited to adulthood than a full mouth of unsightly metal braces. Feeling self-conscious about how skewed your teeth are, in a world where personal image and perceived hygiene is increasingly becoming more important, is a challenge many may face in their time, but luckily here at Byfleet Dental Boutique, your local dentist in West Byfleet, we are equipped with a few options that may suit your lifestyle, because let’s face it, adulthood is hard and who has time to deal with trying to fix that problem in photoshop anyway?

How do adult braces differ from traditional ones?

Firstly, they straighten your teeth discreetly, being able to hide this cosmetic procedure may be the big seller of adult braces, and discretion is, of course, the better part of valour.

They work faster than traditional braces, starting at as little as six months to create a gorgeous smile rather than years of cosmetic dental therapy.

They are said to be far more comfortable than traditional braces and use less force with their modern technology, so the possibility of it being less painful is a winning factor.

What are my options?

At your dentist in West Byfleet, we offer several teeth straightening options that fall under the service of cosmetic dentistry for adult braces. Finding the correct option for you can be discussed in detail with your dentist, but going into your appointment with knowledge of the basics can’t hurt either.

Cfast - uses both clear orthodontic brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires, which is a minimally invasive treatment that helps to correct the top and bottom six front teeth. These are known as the social six, the six that everyone else sees and thus the time spent in braces is less, as they are not trying to adjust your entire mouth.

Inman aligner - this option may guide your teeth into alignment in a matter of weeks, it is also removable therefore able to adjust to your hectic lifestyle. There are several options for the Inman aligner all of which your dentist will present to you should it be a viable course of treatment.

Six Month Smiles - designed to be quick with as little discomfort as possible, it’s a tooth-coloured brace that is designed for mild orthodontics and a good alternative to traditional


Invisalign - currently one of the most popular treatments available, Invisalign is a transparent aligner that fits over the teeth and is practically unnoticeable. It provides corrective therapy without the risk of gum irritation or pain, as the aligner is replaced every two weeks making the orthodontics as discreet as possible.

When all’s said and done

Once you are satisfied with your new straight teeth and your dentist confirms that your corrective therapy has come to an end, your local dentist in West Byfleet has an option for you to undertake a teeth whitening procedure thus completing that perfect, pearly, smile.

Byfleet Dental Boutique uses the Pola whitening system that addresses discolouration and staining and while the treatment is offered in house, home whitening kits are also available to maintain that white smile.

Missing teeth can not only be an embarrassing situation for many people who suffer from a few gaps in their smile, but it can also make life difficult when it comes to chewing food. This in turn may lead to problems involving a lack of nutrition, due to the inability to consume whole foods. Thankfully however we at Byfleet Dental Boutique, your local dentist in West Byfleet, have several options regarding the issue of missing teeth.

The causes explained

Why your teeth may be missing can be related to a number of causes and understanding this is a good first step for oral hygiene.

Injury - the most straightforward and simple cause of missing your pearly whites could happen in many ways, usually, a violent knock to the face will do it, but whatever the situation that may have occurred, there is a solution to your problem, so keep reading.

Genetic condition - unfortunately, none of us can run away from our genetics, but disorders regarding missing teeth are quite rare and the solutions are fairly straightforward.

Tooth decay - the damage of the structure of a tooth, caused by acids in your mouth, results in the softening of your tooth enamel. If this is left untreated, a cavity or hole in the tooth can eventually occur and further ignoring the cavity will result in having to have the tooth completely removed.

Gum disease - starting with gingivitis, (which is inflammation of the gums often accompanied by bleeding that goes untreated due to poor oral hygiene), can become a periodontal disease that affects the tissue supporting the teeth. As it gets worse, the bone anchoring the teeth in the jaw gets lost which may result in teeth falling out.

It is important to have regular check-ups and visits to your dentist in West Byfleet, and to practice good oral hygiene, like brushing your teeth after meals and flossing regularly, to avoid things like tooth decay and gum disease.

What is the solution?

At your dentist in West Byfleet, we offer solutions to gaining your gorgeous smile back no matter your age or the condition of your teeth. After a consultation with us you may be presented with a number of solutions to choose from.

Dentures - This is a good solution if all of your natural teeth are missing. A mould is taken of your mouth and then a set of dentures are designed for you in a laboratory, they are made from a hard-wearing material that mimics the look of teeth. The dentures are completely removable so that they can be properly cleaned.

Dental implants - while losing your natural teeth may seem like a personal disaster and perhaps the thought of a full set of dentures - similar to those you may have seen your grandparents wearing - is not all too appealing, there is a safe solution thanks to advancements in modern dentistry that will give you the confidence to go about your daily life as usual.

A small metal screw is placed in the jaw in the place of a missing tooth and crowns or implant-supported dentures may be fitted securely on top of it, creating a natural-looking and stable restoration of your teeth.

We would like to discuss with you the different kinds of treatments that your dentist in West Byfleet is able to offer you. Some of you do experience a varying level of dental fear, we know, and research has shown that by discussing the treatment and facing the facts, some individuals can begin to move past their fears and realise that they are unfounded.

Modern day dental practices are aware of the emotions of their patients and work hard to ensure that they are comfortable and relaxed during a procedure. It is beneficial for both patients and the dentist in West Byfleet that the procedure goes smoothly. This is why conscious sedation is available, enabling our dentist in West Byfleet to work quickly and effectively as you are relaxed, comfortable and mentally, somewhere else.

If you would like to know more about conscious sedation, either speak with one of our friendly staff members over the phone or come in and discuss your options during a consultation. We will get everything in place so that your treatment is smooth and seamless. Ultimately, we want you to be able to enjoy a healthier smile.

There are different fields of dentistry

That’s right. Generally speaking, a procedure is known as either a preventive, restorative or cosmetic treatment, although many fall into both or all of the categories as well. For insurance purposes, cosmetic solutions are generally not covered and we are working hard on improving this in regards to some treatments like teeth straightening and dental implants which have massive health benefits as well.

A continual work in progress, we aim to provide you with affordable care of the highest quality. Trust that the technology and equipment and materials that we use is only the best. Should you need to undergo a minor surgical procedure, as is necessary for dental implants for example, the absolute strictest of hygiene practices is adopted.

We use all of our equipment as often as we can, so you can benefit from the advantages that this can offer during a routine examination. Our preventive care is so advanced that we are able to identify even the slightest signs of decay and accurately diagnose any concerns that may be present on your teeth, gum and jaw.

This means that we can act quickly, reducing the need for expensive restorative procedures and allowing you to enjoy your natural, healthy smile for as long as possible.

Only by developing a positive working relationship with us are we able to accurately meet your needs as a patient. We put aside time during every consultation to talk with you about any growing concerns that you may have regarding your smile and your goals when it comes to your appearance and your health.

By even discussing aspects of your health such as any habits, your diet or any other lifestyle choices that can impact your health, we can provide you with holistic care that keeps you looking and feeling your best, both inside and out.

Your mouth is a window to your overall health and wellbeing, so it is important to get the overall picture of your health. Through this, we can properly treat any conditions regarding your teeth and gums.

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