Practice News

Helen Skelton – Why she decided to have Invisalign Treatment – 1st Entry

19th February 2013

Why did i decide to have Invisalign treatment its quite simple really…

I wasn’t allowed a dummy as a kid so chose to suck my thumb instead! Big mistake! Sucking my thumb day and night for the first ten years of my life has left be with teeth that are not in line! To most people it’s probably not that bad, but they haunt me! The first thing I look at in pictures of myself is my teeth and the fact that I subconsciously push my Tongue behind my two front teeth!! I’ve always been conscious of them so now it is something I do without realising! One thing I do know is noticeable is the broken tooth in the right if my mouth! I cracked it on a banana chip and half disintegrated. Fingers crossed invasalign is going to sort my smile.

Helen Skelton – Why she decided to have Invisalign Treatment – 1st Entry



Why did i decide to have Invisalign treatment its quite simple really…

I wasn’t allowed a dummy as a kid so chose to suck my thumb instead! Big mistake! Sucking my thumb day and night for the first ten years of my life has left be with teeth that are not in line! To most people it’s probably not that bad, but they haunt me! The first thing I look at in pictures of myself is my teeth and the fact that I subconsciously push my Tongue behind my two front teeth!! I’ve always been conscious of them so now it is something I do without realising! One thing I do know is noticeable is the broken tooth in the right if my mouth! I cracked it on a banana chip and half disintegrated. Fingers crossed invasalign is going to sort my smile.

Well done to all the team for reaching 500 cases of Invisalign! Now that’s an achievement!

9th January 2012

Treatment Coordinators

3rd October 2011

Treatment Coordinators

Treatment Coordinating is a new way to offer potential clients an experience which is new to dentistry.

The role of a Treatment Coordinator (TCO) is rapidly growing within UK dental practices.. Every type of practice in the UK can now take advantage of having a productive Treatment Coordinator not only in private practice, but in mixed and NHS practices too.

So what is a Treatment Coordinator?

A Treatment Coordinator is someone in your practice who, with the right skills and training, will facilitate the new patient, by giving them a complete new experience than the ‘dentist appointment’ A Treatment Coordinator is a friendly face to the practice that looks at the patients wants and needs with out giving the clinical verdict! The TC promotes and sells the practice and its services by revealing their true value to prospective patients, frees up dentist’s time, increases case acceptance ratios and increases practice profits.

Consider the time spent by the dentist with the New Patients and think how much of that time is nondiagnostic?

A Treatment Coordinator can often reduce up to 60% of doctor/patient time; you work out the maths! And rather than this being a barrier to patients – which is indeed what many dentist’s think – in my experience patients actually feel much more at ease with the Treatment Coordinator and open up more and therefore better informed.

At Smile Stylist Dental and New Street Dental our two treatment coordinators are Rachel Teeling & Sharon Kaur. Both have a dental nursing background which is not nessacary but does help! Both have taken training under Laura Horton consulting, who is always on hand to help if needed.

If you are thinking of indroducing this is your practice then take a look at her fantastic website www.laurahortonconsulting.co.uk

If you are a potential patient then please feel free to call any two of the practices for more information about consultations with treatment coordinators.

Importance of wearing a Retainer

26th September 2011

So it’s finally time to get your braces taken off, after months, maybe years, of wearing them. Congratulations! But there are a few things you need to know about post-orthodontic care for your teeth.

Your dentist has probably already told you that you’ll need a retainer to keep your teeth straight and in line. There are several different types of retainers; if you are not going to be wearing fixed retainers, and then this post is meant for you.

Removable Retainer

Fixed Retainer

Here at Smile Stylist Dental we cannot stress this enough, but it is extremely important to wear your retainer as much as your dentist tells you. If he/she tells you to wear it at least 12 hours per day, do it. If you don’t, your teeth WILL move out of place, into their original, crooked places. Braces put pressure on your teeth, forcing them to move to a straighter position, after your braces are removed, the pressure doesn’t just go away. It takes a while for your mouth to get used to your teeth being in the new positions. A retainer will hold your teeth straight while your teeth settle and pressure subsides. Not wearing a retainer lets your teeth move, because there won’t be anything there to keep them in place.

Many people make the mistake of not wearing retainers when they are younger as this is not stressed enough to them. This is how 70% of our patients make it to our practice through in correct after care, resulting in costing them for treatment later in life.

Even patients that come into our practice who have never had orthodontic treatment need to realize the important of correct after care wearing the retainer for the amount of time given. Not wearing your retainer can not only effect your teeth it can effect your bank balance to!

Inman Aligner

19th September 2011

What is Inman Aligner?

The Inman Aligner is a fantastic, simple and hassle-free way of straightening your front teeth. It is the orthodontic treatment of choice for adult relapse.

In the past anyone with crooked teeth has had only a few choices.

Inman Aligner now gives us all a very real alternative. Because it works so quickly and efficiently, if you don’t like the idea of having brackets stuck to your teeth or waiting months and months for a clear brace to work, you can now have your front teeth straightened in as little as 6 -16 weeks.

The Inman Aligner utilizes a lingual coil spring that puts pressure on the teeth that need repositioning and a labial bar that reverses the same pressure. These components work together to “squeeze” teeth together by pushing and pulling them into alignment.

 What are the advantages?

  • Is an alternative to “Invisible Braces”.
  • Allows you to achieve great results using just one appliance.
  • Can give you a wonderful smile with less hassle and expense in a shorter period of time.
  • Can be removed and inserted as easily as a retainer.

Kerry Price Invisalign Diary Part 3

14th September 2011

Open Days………..

5th September 2011

Open Day – Have you booked yours?

What do you receive if you attend open day?

  • Free Consultation with our treatment coordinator and dentist
  • 10% off your quote
  • Free teeth whitening if you go ahead with treatment
  • Free Scale and polish if you go ahead with treatment

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign are a set of clear aligners which are changed every 2 weeks they work similar to a traditional brace to close gaps and re align teeth. The great thing with Invisalign that they are nearly invisible to the eye. So no one will no!

Follow Kerry on her Invisalign journey!

http://www.smilestylist.co.uk/cosmetic-dentistry-birmingham/

What is Inam Aligners?

The Inman Aligner utilizes a lingual coil spring that puts pressure on the teeth that need repositioning and a labial bar that reverses the same pressure. These components work together to “squeeze” teeth together by pushing and pulling them into alignment. Removable and short treatment time!
convenience!

What is 6month Smile?

Six Month Smile are clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires are barely visible, they work the same as traditional braces. Average treatment time of only six months!

3 practices 3 days just for your

New Street Dental Birmingham – 0121 633 4100

Smile Stylist Birmingham – 0121 236 2127

Smile Stylist Solihull – 0121 704 2444

Sheila Glaze – Specialist in Facial Aesthetics

1st September 2011

Sheila Glaze -Facial Aesthetics

One of the first dentists in the UK to train in Harley Street to undertake facial aesthetic treatments using dermal fillers and Botox.

Sheila has carried out many hundreds of these treatments and developed her skills to include the use of facial peels and Sculptra.Sheila continually undergoes further post graduate training to expand and update her abilities in order to offer patients the best choice and optimum results both in cosmetic dentistry and facial treatments. Always works with patients to develop a natural, well balanced result whether the aim is an aesthetically pleasing smile or beautiful facial contours.

What can Facial Aesthetics do?

Every time we laugh, smile or frown wrinkles are created by the contractions in our facial muscles. Over time these contractions leave us with what we know as frown lines, Crow’s feet and laughter lines. Wrinkle elimination works by blocking impulses from the nerves to our tiny facial muscles, temporarily relaxing them so that they don’t contract, thereby soften the appearance of these lines.

If Facial Aesthetics is something that you would consider follow the link. http://www.smilestylist.co.uk/cosmetic-dentistry-birmingham/practice-news/facial-aesthet…-age-overnight/

Kerry Price Invisalign diary Part 2

31st August 2011