Did you know we do Botox?

If you are looking around for somewhere to have Botox in Burnham, Buckinghamshire, for the first time, you are probably worrying about the disasters that might happen when people allow cosmetic facial procedures to be administered by someone other than a trusted medical practitioner. But where to go to get feel safe? How about your dentist?

Here at The Dental Surgery Burnham, Botox in Burnham, Buckinghamshire comes from the people you already trust with your mouth.

Botox in BurnhamYou know already how well we use our skills and extensive training to help you make the most of your smile with dental treatments. That’s why we think it makes sense to us to extend that quality of service to the face around the smile.

Dentists spend many years studying and practising their skills to acquire a deep and extensive knowledge of the muscles, bones, tendons, nerves and organs of the face and neck. We don’t pass our exams unless we demonstrate our knowledge and skills with using implements in a gentle and accurate fashion. And we keep on learning throughout our careers, with continuous professional development training. Who could be better placed to deliver effective and natural-looking facial aesthetic treatments?

Botox in Burnham, Buckinghamshire is a long-lasting, but not permanent, treatment that smooths out the facial wrinkles that develop as people get older and their skin starts to lose the fat underneath it and the collagen within it.

Botox is the brand name of a purified version of the botulinum type A toxin. It comes in gel form and is administered with a painless injection. Botox in Burnham, Buckinghamshire temporarily inhibits the nerve impulses that tell the tiny facial muscles to tighten, and thus they are forced to relax, smoothing out the skin lying over them. We use it to reduce crow’s feet wrinkles around the eyes, smoking lines around the mouth and frown lines between the eyes.

It takes between five and ten minutes to treat each area and the effects slowly become apparent over the next week. Treatments last up to six months, and you can have top up treatments about three months after your initial treatment.

Finish off your teeth straightening treatment with whiter smile

An increasing number of people are coming to us at The Dental Surgery Burnham to have their teeth straightened with braces systems such as Six Month Smiles and Invisalign.

The process takes a few months, and when the braces finally come off, our patients are generally delighted with the beautifully straight teeth that now adorn their smiles. But the thing with straighter teeth is that, it becomes easier to spot other imperfections, such as tooth discolouration.

Tooth Whitening in BurnhamIn Burnham, tooth whitening is proving to be a popular way to add the crowning glory to newly straightened teeth, and people find it adds a real lift to a job well done.

We use the Enlighten system for tooth whitening because this is the only system that guarantees a B1 shade (the brightest shade) after completion.

How Enlighten works

After you have had your braces removed, we assess the condition of your teeth. For whitening, we take impressions of your lovely straight teeth, and use these to make bespoke whitening trays that will fit your teeth perfectly.

You take these trays home, as part of a kit containing a two-week supply of Enlighten whitening gel. You fill the trays with gel and wear them for a short period every day for the next two or three weeks. The active ingredient in the gel passes through the dental enamel, breaking down stains by chemical oxidation. The process can take some time so don’t give up before it’s completed.

You can also use Enlighten’s Tooth Serum to help reduce temporary sensitivity in your teeth. The active ingredient in this high gloss repair paste is nano HydroxyApatite; dental enamel is 97% HydroxyApatite.

Once you have done this, you return to us for a comprehensive cleaning and an application of a concentrated version of the teeth whitening gel. This stays on your teeth for 40 minutes.

You can maintain the whiteness of your smile by using Enlighten’s Evo-white toothpaste, and by avoiding dark-coloured drinks, such as tea, coffee and red wine. The teeth whitening procedure will produce results which can last for six months, depending on your lifestyle and eating habits. However, it is unlikely that the original stained colour will return.

Put a new sparkle into your smile

It can be so grim getting older. Skin gets thinner, hair falls out, muscles sag, and teeth lose their whiteness. Most of these things can be sorted out, with some effort, and certainly in Burnham, tooth whitening is possible for surface stains and age-related dullness. In fact, tooth whitening is so easy and effective that it is the world’s most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment.

At The Dental Surgery Burnham, we do our tooth whitening with the help of the Enlighten system. Enlighten is the only system that guarantees a B1 shade of white after treatment. B1 is the brightest shade of white that you can get.

Tooth Whitening in BurnhamEven if you are not so old, your teeth can become discoloured. If you drink a lot of tea or coffee, red wine or other highly pigmented drinks such as juices, the tannins and pigments can stain your teeth. Your teeth can also become stained if you are a smoker, as the tar in the smoke can stick to your teeth over quite a short period of time. Sadly, there are also some medications that can discolour your teeth.

Whatever the reason, as long as the stains are extrinsic, that is, surface stains, then teeth whitening with Enlighten should be able to shift them and make your teeth brighter all round. If you come in for a consultation, we will be able to tell whether whitening is the right treatment. If it isn’t, we can recommend another way to fix your discolouration issues.

How tooth whitening works

At The Dental Surgery Burnham, you are very much a part of the tooth whitening procedure. We start off by making special gel trays for your teeth from impressions. You take these home, along with a kit containing a mild concentration of the whitening gel. You put the gel in the trays and wear them every day for a short period for two or three weeks. Then you come back to us and we give your teeth a really good clean before giving them a 40-minute power whitening session.

It couldn’t be simpler. Plus, the whitening can last for six months, and your teeth should never return to the level of discolouration you had before treatment.

Treatment with invisible braces in Buckinghamshire

Have you found out that you need braces to correct your crooked teeth or a misaligned bite? If yes, your first concern may be how you will look with metal brackets and wires attached to your teeth. While metal braces are very efficient when it comes to teeth straightening, they are not particularly attractive.

Luckily, dentistry has evolved considerably over the last few decades and now patients can straighten their teeth with alternative brace solutions. At The Dental Surgery Burnham, we offer Invisalign invisible braces in Buckinghamshire to patients and adults who wish to straighten their teeth inconspicuously.

Braces in BuckinghamshireWhat is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an innovative teeth straightening method that uses clear, plastic, removable aligners to move teeth at a rate similar to traditional braces, but without metal brackets and wires. Invisalign aligners are created with the help of 3D technology and need to be worn for 7-10 days before moving to the next one in the series. This treatment is especially popular with adults who previously had teeth straightening treatment when they were younger and whose teeth have wandered a bit in the intervening years. Rather than repeat the discomfort of metal braces all over again, Invisalign provides an attractive alternative.

What are the benefits of Invisalign invisible braces in Buckinghamshire?

Invisalign invisible braces have many benefits compared to conventional braces. Because the aligners are made of clear, thin plastic, they are almost invisible to others. Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing. This is a significant advantage that will allow you to continue eating your favourite foods, while keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy during treatment. Last but not least, Invisalign aligners are very comfortable to wear since they are made of high-quality, smooth plastic that does not hurt the gums.

Straighter teeth without braces

If you want to enjoy a more attractive smile and a more functional bite without relying on bulky metal braces, then Invisalign invisible braces in Buckinghamshire are the right option for you. To find more about Invisalign or see whether you are a good candidate, please call us today and we will book a consultation appointment for you.

Take years off your face with Botox in Burnham

When you think of Botox, you think of a cosmetic treatment that improves your skin and makes you look younger. Botox is one of the most famous beauty treatments in the world and many celebrities have undergone the procedure. What if we told you that you can now have Botox at the dentist?

At The Dental Surgery Burnham, we strongly believe that an attractive smile can improve your image and self-confidence. However, if you have wrinkles and fine lines you might still not feel your best. Now, when you visit our dental practice for your dental check-up, cleaning, or cosmetic dentistry appointment, you can also take advantage of Botox in Burnham and truly enjoy the complete effects of a healthy and harmonious smile.

Botox in BurnhamWhat is Botox and how does it work?

Botox is a purified toxin that can be used to temporarily treat wrinkles. Botox has been around for nearly 20 years and is a very popular cosmetic treatment that requires no surgery. Botox works by relaxing the muscles around the eyes and in the forehead that cause deep expression lines. The treatment is in injectable form and your dentist will administer it to the right positions in your face. Depending on the area treated, skin type and the injection technique, Botox can last up to four months. Botox can also be used for the temporary relief of headaches, to combat excessive sweating, and can also be used to alleviate pain in the jaw.

What results can I expect?

Many patients notice a visible improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines after receiving Botox in Burnham. Our experienced dentists are well-trained to deliver results that are very subtle and natural looking.

Are there any side-seffects?

Side effects from Botox injections are mild and temporary. Our qualified dentists will use only high-quality products for maximum safety. Common side effects include redness and soreness at the injection site. Discomfort should not last more than a few hours after the treatment.

Get in touch

To learn more about Botox in Burnham and schedule a consultation appointment, give us a call today.

What are Invisalign braces?

It may be a surprise to hear, but adults are now one of the fastest growing groups of people choosing to undergo teeth straightening procedures – and one of the major types of teeth straightening procedures is the Invisalign braces system.

Invisalign braces in Buckinghamshire are a type of dental adjustment system that work in a similar fashion to traditional fixed metal braces, but, as the name suggests, Invisalign is virtually invisible.

Braces in BuckinghamshireHere at The Dental Surgery Burnham, we find a lot of our adult patients would like to correct some aspect of their teeth in order to have a straighter, more appealing smile, but they don’t want to go through the hassle, awkwardness and discomfort of traditional metal braces in Buckinghamshire. After all, once you’re out of school, many patients can find it a little awkward to be wearing metal braces.

Invisalign braces in Buckinghamshire are one way to solve this conundrum. You can still benefit from getting a straighter ‘well-adjusted’ smile, but without some of the drawbacks that go with traditional metal braces.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign braces utilise removable aligners and are not permanent, fixed braces. Instead of traditional metal braces, which are fastened to the teeth, sometimes for two or three years, Invisalign braces in Buckinghamshire use removable, clear aligners that are shaped like a mouth guard and fit directly over the teeth.

They are also very flexible, making it easier for a grown-up lifestyle. Our adult patients prefer the flexibility that Invisalign offers, as you can remove the aligners if you need to. You can even still play sports and have an active lifestyle while wearing Invisalign aligners.

Many patients tell us that one of the worst parts of having fixed metal braces is the thought and reality of regularly getting bits of food debris in the brackets. This is not the case with Invisalign. No food will ever get stuck on your Invisalign aligners, because you remove the aligners before you eat.

Invisalign has also been specifically created to be more comfortable for your mouth than traditional braces. Also, since Invisalign aligners do not have brackets or wires, you are likely to have less discomfort than you would with traditional braces.

Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?

If you need teeth straightening treatment, you are probably afraid that your only option will be metal braces. Luckily, dental technology has advanced considerably over the years and many people have the option of using Invisalign. This innovative treatment makes use of a series of custom-made aligners instead of metal wires. Invisalign is comfortable, easy to use and has proven effective over the years. However, this treatment is not ideal for everyone.

At The Dental Surgery Burnham, we will examine your teeth thoroughly and help you determine whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign. Not everyone can use Invisalign due to a number of different factors including your age and the state of your teeth.

Straighter teeth in six monthsHow Crooked are your Teeth?

Invisalign is ideal for patients with common dental issues, but it doesn’t always work for severely crooked teeth. Complicated bite problems other major issues (i.e. rotated teeth) require more advanced methods of correction.

Age can be important

Human teeth continue to grow during the early teenage years, and for that reason, younger patients cannot have their teeth effectively straightened with Invisalign. However, older teenagers can take advantage of Invisalign Teen, which is specifically designed for teenagers over 13.

Are you willing to commit to your treatment?

One of the major advantages of Invisalign braces, is that they can be removed any time you want. As a matter of fact, you have to take them out when you are eating or drinking as well as when you brush and floss your teeth. Other than that, you need to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours per day, every day until you have completed the entire series of aligners. If you cannot commit to that schedule, Invisalign may not be ideal for you. Consider your daily routine and think about how Invisalign would fit into it.

Achieve straighten teeth in six months in Burnham

There are many factors that affect how long your treatment will be; however, some patients can have straighter teeth in six months or less. To learn more about Invisalign in Burnham, give us a call and we will book a consultation appointment for you.

Invisible braces for visible smiles

Have you been putting off straightening your smile because you do not want to wear metal brackets and wires? We understand that regular braces can seem intimidating. Your time and comfort are valuable, so we strive to provide you with the most convenient and advanced teeth straightening options available.

At The Dental Surgery Burnham, we believe that you should still have a confident smile even during your teeth straightening treatment. For this reason, we offer Invisalign, an innovative treatment that helps you straighten your teeth discreetly.

Straighten your teeth in six months in BurnhamHow does Invisalign work?

Unlike metal braces that rely on bars and brackets to straighten your smile, Invisalign uses a series of customised, plastic, transparent aligners to gently and gradually move your teeth to their ideal positions.

Invisalign aligners are individually created using 3D printing technology, to fit snugly over your teeth. There are no wires, elastics or brackets. A collection of different sets or trays are created, and are applied in sequence during the course of the treatment.

At regular intervals (usually every 7-10 days), aligners are exchanged for new ones designed to promote the overall movement and realignment plan initially designed by your dentist. Each new set of aligners will put a little more pressure on the teeth to gently and gradually move them into their correct position.

How to know if you are a good candidate for Invisalign

In general, many people have the option of using Invisalign in order to straighten their teeth. Chances are that if you can have regular braces, then you can also have Invisalign. However, our dentists will have to examine your teeth thoroughly and determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment. Invisalign can treat many dental problems including moderately crooked teeth and bite problems, but is not the best option when it comes to severely crooked teeth. In this case, your dentist may recommend regular braces to start with before moving to Invisalign.

Straighten your teeth in six months in Burnham

The length of treatment with Invisalign depends on the severity of your case and can only be determined by your dentist; however, you can have straighter teeth with Invisalign in six months or thereabouts.

Facial rejuvenation 101: Botox in Burnham

Many people in the UK today are turning to Botox injections to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or remove them altogether. A recent study has shown that 74% of people who had Botox were satisfied with their treatment and would recommend it to their friends and family.

Botox has gained such a reputation in recent years that some people will even host ‘Botox parties’ where they will have injections over drinks and conversation. So, if you’re considering Botox in Burnham there are a few things you should consider before deciding to go ahead.

Botox in BurnhamBotox at your local dental practice

Here at The Dental Surgery Burnham, Botox is administered by one of our professional clinical team. One of the many beauties of Botox is that it doesn’t rely on surgery to bring out the best in your facial features and is a quick and easy way to improve your looks.

Dentists are a great choice when it comes to administering Botox in Burnham. They have a deep knowledge of facial anatomy and are used to providing delicate and precise care for their patients. In Burnham, we use botulinum toxin type A in an injectable form for this procedure.

The injectable substance relaxes the tiny facial muscles that create expression lines, or wrinkles, on your skin. This gives the skin a smoother, more youthful appearance. Botox can decrease wrinkles in most parts of the face. The most common areas that patients ask to be treated are vertical and horizontal frown lines, crow’s feet and ‘smoker’s lines’ which are the lines produced from smoking that surround the lips.

A quick confidence boost

Botox can provide a fast, affordable confidence boost that could open many doors in a person’s life. The treatment doesn’t last for ever – it needs to be repeated every three to six months to maintain the effects.

A confidence boost could do wonders for your everyday life: it could give you the spark of inspiration you need to go for that promotion at work, ask out your latest crush or learn a new skill that you’ve been longing to give a go for years.

Smile perfection

When you meet someone for the first time, you make a lot of quick judgments about them based on what you notice about them visually. Are they friendly? Are they happy? Are they trustworthy? All of this you infer just from looking at their smile.

You pick up this kind of visual information almost subconsciously, within the first few seconds of meeting them for the first time. These judgements can make or break hopes and dreams. When people don’t smile, we may think they are miserable or unfriendly, whereas in fact they may not be smiling because they are ashamed of their teeth. Sound familiar? If you are that unsmiling person, goodness knows how many new friends and life opportunities your wonky teeth are making you miss out on.

Braces in BuckinghamshireHowever, at The Dental Surgery Burnham, we have an alternative to braces in Buckinghamshire that can make sure your smile never again forces you to miss out on life’s opportunities.

Like braces, but not actually braces, in Buckinghamshire, Invisalign is a revolutionary straightening system that needs no brackets, bands or wires. Instead of the usual braces equipment, Invisalign uses clear resin trays that resemble mouth guards to move your teeth into alignment.

This method of teeth straightening has several advantages over the more well-known wire and bracket systems. Firstly, many adults associate ‘train track’ braces with being a teenager, and have no wish to suffer the embarrassment of wearing such equipment beyond their teenage years or early 20s.

Secondly, the clear plastic trays fit so snugly over the teeth that they almost cannot be seen at all, and do not interfere with speech.

Thirdly, the aligners are removable, making brushing and flossing easy, allowing you to eat whatever you like. Also, you can remove the tray for a few hours for ultra-important business or social events (although do not make a habit of this).

And finally, Invisalign treatments only take a few months instead of years, and are a more affordable option.

Please note, this system of braces in Buckinghamshire is for people whose orthodontic needs are limited to realigning their teeth, and is not suitable for serious bite correction orthodontics.