Invisalign, perfect for public speakers

Public speaking in any form can be a nervewracking experience for some but for others its all part of the job and everyday life; YouTubers, conference key speakers, Ted talkers, politicians, comedians, judges & magistrates. Anyone who is constantly in front of an audience, we at Harley Street Dental Clinic understand that you need to look your best and if – like most – you weren’t born with a perfectly straight set of pearly whites then you will be pleased to hear that Invisalign is a wonderful solution for you.

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The psychology of straight teeth

Psychological studies have been performed regarding human smiles, teeth, and the unconscious effect they have on others. It was found that people with straight teeth are perceived by others to be smarter, more successful in their careers, more attractive, have better love lives, and are also more trustworthy. Now, of course, someone with straight teeth could be none of these things, however, it is simply a social perception that we can’t get away from. So with this in mind, when you consider that the role of a public speaker could be anything from convincing a crowd to agree with their viewpoint, making people laugh or being a voice of authority, a straight set of teeth could give you an edge with the unconscious perception people make of you.

Getting straight teeth as a public speaker

If you missed the boat in your youth to get braces and straighten your teeth and you are now feeling like you need a better smile, then Invisalign is a brilliant option for you. As the name suggests, it’s virtually invisible thus allowing you to continue with your public appearances and speaking while you undergo treatment.

This treatment involves a set of clear aligners that fit over your teeth and gently nudge them into place over time, straightening them out in under a year. The aligner does not affect how you speak, as braces might, making it a good solution to fit into your lifestyle.

How it works

Invisalign is a revolutionary technology for straightening teeth and uses all the newest methods from start to finish; at your consultation appointment, a non-invasive 3D digital scan will be taken of your mouth which does not involve any gross dental goo sliding down the back of your throat. Once the quick scan is complete, a computer calculates how your teeth will shift in increments over time, and then that information is sent to a lab. The lab then creates a pack of custom clear aligners for you, each aligner is swapped out for a new one every 1-2 weeks in the comfort of your home as your teeth shift into the correct position, making this a hassle-free solution that doesn’t involve multiple trips to the dentist.

The removable aligners can be taken out for eating and cleaning on a daily basis and depending on each person’s individual case, treatment time can last 4-12 months while you are still able to focus on your public speaking career.

Invisalign for men

It is often women that are the target of having high beauty standards, but we at Harley Street Dental Clinic know that the guys are just as concerned about their appearance as their lady counterparts. With Invisalign in Harley Street, those of you men with more discerning tastes and who care for their appearance and the smile they show the world, there is no better way to complete your look. Whether you’re in the corporate world or entering the dating one, we know you need to feel confident about the first impression you give and more importantly that you achieve that striking appearance with discretion.

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More emphasis on male grooming

For the last 20 years or so, male grooming has reached a higher standard than the years that came before it, from injectables to skincare, more men are pushing their aesthetic goals further than ever before, the ladies are certainly not complaining about it. So what is it that are men finding they need to enhance regarding their personal appearance? The answer is their teeth; psychology suggests that people with a stunning smile and straight teeth and are considered by others to be more attractive, have better success in their love lives and careers, and are even perceived to have better hygiene. While these certainly aren’t facts and unfortunately not always the case, the unconscious perceptions that people have when they first meet you are inescapable which is what’s leading more men to seek a solution to fix their smiles.

However, when it comes to grooming, there is a level of mystery men like to keep, it could well be argued that women are more open about what it takes to stay beautiful than men are, this may be due to the ribbing they might get from their friends but whatever the reason. Men prefer it to look like they didn’t even try and want to make it seem that they have a ‘just rolled out of bed’ perfection, without having made any effort, and this is where Invisalign in Harley Street can help you.

Clear aligners keeping your male beauty secrets

This treatment is practically invisible and is very easy to fit seamlessly into all of your activities; with a clear aligner, you can go about your life while undergoing tooth aligning therapy without anyone ever catching on.

At your first consultation, a 3D digital scan will be taken of your teeth, this can be seen on a computer which then calculates how your teeth will shift over time and how long you will need treatment for. This information is then sent to a laboratory and a set of clear aligners are custom made for you with the use of 3D printing technology.

Once the aligners have been made in the lab, the full set for the whole treatment will be sent to you. They need to be changed every 1-2 weeks, as they gently push your teeth into position. Each aligner is completely removable for eating and cleaning and with Invisalign in Harley Street, you can take control of your smile and appearance giving yourself a boost of confidence.

Dental implants for nervous and phobic patients

We at Harley Street Dental Clinic understand that even though we have created a calm and trusting environment at our practice, there are always going to be people who have fears, anxiety, and even phobias about going to the dentist, making important procedures like dental implants in Harley Street difficult or even impossible to perform on a patient that is awake. For this reason, we can offer an opportunity for such patients to get their implants done under general anaesthesia to make the experience safer and less stressful.

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Dental phobias and anxiety

Phobias, though often considered irrational fears, can be quite debilitating for some people, in fact, one in four of us have a fear of going to the dentist to one degree or another and some of us may try to avoid it at all costs. Whether your anxieties are set off by needles, drills, the chair, lights, or even the dentist themselves, we know that you are genuinely afraid and would never trivialise that fear and call you irrational, because fear of the dentist often stems from the fear of pain which is a very real human fear given to us for survival. Now, in modern society where we have very high life expectancies and we no longer need to worry about pain being the difference between life and death, that ingrained fear can be difficult for some people to shake; making a trip to the dentist truly terrifying, never mind facing the procedure for dental implants in Harley Street.

Dentists today understand that each patient’s journey and experience are different and what you may not realise is that dentistry has changed over the years and is a far more pleasant experience than many may have gone through in the 20th century. But if your fear is unmanageable then we have the option to use a general anaesthetic to treat you.

The difference between local and general anaesthetic

Usually, a local anaesthetic is administered to patients who are receiving only one or two implants. This anaesthetic is injected into the area that the dentist plans to work on to numb it, so that the patient doesn’t feel any pain during the procedure. However, if you are particularly anxious or phobic your dentist may suggest that you go under a general anaesthetic. This will put you to sleep while the dentist performs the implant surgery, so you will not have to face any fears surrounding your dental treatment and can wake up with your implants in and ready to heal.

How implants work

Dental implants in Harley Street replace missing teeth in the most natural way possible. A titanium screw is placed into the jaw during minor surgery, which is then capped with a temporary bridge or tooth and left to heal for a few months. During the healing process, the jawbone grows around the implant, securing it in place in the same way a tooth’s natural root does, not only is the tooth secured, but the jaw is saved from experiencing the bone loss that may come from having a gap in the teeth.

Once the healing process is complete, customised and permanent ceramic teeth are made to attach to the implant, these take on the appearance of real teeth and are made to match your other teeth and fit your smile perfectly.

Clear braces, a more elegant solution

If you hear the word “orthodontics” and immediately imagine a smiling teen with a full set of metal ‘train tracks’ grinning up at you from their school photographs you may be stuck in the 90’s because the orthodontic industry has come a long way since then. There are a few more discreet ways for people of all ages to adjust their teeth for a more aesthetic smile. We at Harley Street Dental Clinic can offer you clear braces in Harley Street that are more appealing than what you may remember of the traditional ones, allowing you the confidence you need throughout the treatment which is often quicker than traditional braces.

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Knowing just how far we’ve come

You are not alone, since ancient times, people have been trying to develop ways to straighten their teeth; even geniuses as far back as Aristotle contemplated ways to straighten crooked teeth and fix orthodontic problems. Confirmed ancient attempts to teeth straightening have been seen in archaeological evidence of mummified bodies with several types of metal bands around their teeth. It was only in the 18th century that dentistry really began to make strides in orthodontic development and it is agreed that a French dentist who published a book on straightening teeth was the first to officially explore this specialist side of dentistry. However, it wasn’t until the 19th century that a wire crib and elastics were used to pull teeth into the correct position that the art of orthodontics was born.

The new orthodontics

Different classifications of malocclusions were identified in the 20th century and the perfection of the system that uses metal tracks to pull the teeth into position was finally settled upon. Since then we have come a long way with what can be expected from orthodontics in terms of clear braces in Harley Street.

Invisalign –  There are no gooey moulds that need to be taken of your teeth, only a 3D digital scan which is quick and easy, this is a clear aligner that can offer results from as little as 4 months to just under a year. They are completely invisible and removable, allowing you to eat and clean your teeth as normal without any damage. The aligners are custom made to fit you and need to be changed in the comfort of your home every 1-2 weeks, thus making them a convenient treatment that fits into your lifestyle easily.

Damon System – In some seriously difficult cases, it may be required that you first have a course of traditional braces before switching to clear ones but this system offers a similar solution to traditional braces. Instead of metal tracks and wires being fixed to the teeth to pull them apart, this system uses clear brackets that are far less noticeable than the old metal ones. The length of treatment depends on each individual case, but it is very effective.

Now in the 21st century with all the options we have for just about everything, including braces, with clear braces in Harley Street, you can control which treatments best suit your lifestyle.

A dentist for every occasion

Life never seems to go according to our plans. Many people may find this a sad truth; we don’t plan to lose one or several teeth, we don’t plan on needing a root canal somewhere in the near future, nor do we plan on accidentally chipping a tooth, but this is the way of life, these things just happen. We at Harley Street Dental Clinic know that while you may plan for a regular check-up twice a year, when you need a dentist in Harley Street the most, it’s not usually something you plan for, so knowing what we can do for you when you need us is key to not panicking when life gets in the way of your plans.

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Services to suit you

We have a long list of services on offer that can help on the occasion of an unplanned trip to the dentist, no matter what it is; if you’ve chipped a tooth or have a pain that isn’t going away, we can help you.

Emergency dentistry – this is the one occurrence that absolutely no one plans for, while you may think about getting dental implants over the course of a few months, you don’t think about what you will do if you end up in an accident of some kind and need a dentist quickly. Our team is available for any emergency like one or more teeth being knocked out, severe pain or bleeding or even a ruptured abscess, whatever the emergency and if it absolutely cannot wait, there is someone to take your call.

Missing teeth – perhaps you’ve ignored a loose tooth for a while and it’s decayed and fallen out, or maybe you’ve had a tooth knocked out or old age has got the better of you. We can create bridges and dentures to restore your smile to its former glory so you can continue with your plans.

Dental implant – this is a permanent and fixed solution for missing teeth whether it’s one tooth or a few in a row, dental implants can last a lifetime and restore your smile and give you the confidence to continue with life as usual without worrying about gaps or dentures falling out.

Facial aesthetics – no one thinks about it until their thirties when one day you wake up and your sleep wrinkles no longer fade over the course of the morning or your laugh lines remain permanently etched into your skin, but ageing happens while we try to get on with our plans whether we like it or not and so you may want to consider a quick dermal filler as a solution to unplanned drooping or loss in volume.

Preventive dentistry – maybe some of you are worried about being taken by surprise and would rather prevent an unplanned trip to the dentist in Harley Street. We offer dental hygiene, gum treatments, can investigate and treat bad breath, treat sensitive teeth, fix jaw problems and should you fall pregnant, we can make sure that your hormone changes are not affecting your oral health.

Your dentist in Harley Street can offer several solutions

If the appearance of your teeth isn’t exactly how you want it to be, there are some options that you can take advantage of, which can have you smiling from ear to ear.

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We understand how important it is to have a smile that reflects your true inner beauty. Unfortunately, many people judge casually on appearance and this can have a negative impact on your social, romantic and even business ventures in life. People with unsightly teeth can be seen as less trustworthy, less attractive and even less intelligent.

Needless to say, the way you feel about yourself also impacts on how others will think of you and subsequently treat you. If you don’t feel like you are presenting the best image of yourself and think there is a better way to be, a dentist in Harley Street can provide you with several options to perfect your smile, so that you can begin living your life more confidently.

Let’s walk through some of the options available for cosmetic dentistry that will also improve your oral health and general wellbeing too.

How can I straighten my teeth discreetly and comfortably?

Straight teeth are one of the most desirable outcomes of cosmetic dentistry and thankfully there are many different devices now available that can provide well aligned teeth for you.

By talking with your dentist in Harley Street and understanding what your personal situation is regarding the alignment of your teeth and jaw, you can begin your journey towards a straighter smile with one of several different styles of braces that are now on the market.

Fixed braces are still in popular use, owing to the fact that your dentist in Harley Street is able to have more control over the movement of your teeth. If your teeth are not overly crooked or cramped, you may be able to enjoy a more discreet and hands-off treatment plan such as removable aligners or 6 Month Smiles.

How can I whiten my teeth to enhance my smile?

You have doubtlessly heard about treatments that promise whiter and brighter smiles, with many low-grade treatments available at your local supermarket. If you are looking for good, fast results, then having a treatment in our dental practice will ensure you safely gain excellent outcomes when whitening your teeth.

Is it possible to do both at once?

If you have crooked, stained, or yellowed teeth, you may be interested in an option that allows you to have perfect, straight white teeth in as little as just a couple of appointments.

Veneers are thin shells that are placed over your natural teeth and protect them from further harm. The shells are shaped to resemble the perfect smile that you have always wanted and which frequently graces the mouths of the rich and famous. You too can enjoy the results that this treatment can offer and because they are very durable and long lasting, we are able to confidently suggest that you can use these for around a decade before there is the possibility of needing to replace them, provided that they are cared for correctly.

Let’s talk about dental anxiety

Most of us feel a flutter of nerves before seeing the dentist in Harley Street. However, these feelings don’t last, once we realise that our fears aren’t grounded in reality.

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That said, dental anxiety is a real and prevalent problem that many people are afflicted with. Depending on its severity, the issue can ultimately affect your oral health.

So what advice can we give you to help you combat these feelings? Read on to find out.

What is dental anxiety?

Dental anxiety is a crippling fear of seeing a dentist in Harley Street that results in avoidance behaviour, where you build up the idea of visiting the dental practitioner in your mind so much that you end up cancelling or not showing up for your appointment.

Dental anxiety can be caused by various factors, the main ones being a bad or traumatic healthcare experience in the past, a symptom of generalised anxiety disorder, or the fear of losing control. A fear of needles, pain, or gagging might also be contributing factors.

What are some of the symptoms I can experience with dental anxiety?

If you experience a racing heartbeat or palpitations, are drenched in sweat, and feel like you could faint, you might be experiencing dental anxiety.

This type of anxiety is severe and shouldn’t be left unchecked.

Who suffers from dental anxiety?

Anyone can be affected by dental anxiety. If you’re reading this, you probably suspect that your reaction to seeing the dentist isn’t healthy and might be seeking out ways to manage these feelings.

Is avoiding the dentist really such a bad thing?

Dental appointments are regularly scheduled because they help us to make an early diagnosis, so that we can treat potential issues in the infancy stages.

By not seeing the dentist in Harley Street as often as you should, minor issues can develop into more serious ones.

What are some of the ways I can manage anxiety?

Your first port of call is to tell us, the dental team at Harley Street Dental Clinic, that you’re anxious. Knowing this, we’ll adapt our approach and only move forward at a pace that is comfortable for you. Some patients are afraid of the unknown, which is why we believe in communicating what we’re doing when we’re doing it, so that you’re always in the know.

There are also some other techniques you can employ, which may help to a certain degree. These include a number of well known relaxation methods.

Distract yourself by listening to music

The shrill sounds of dentistry equipment are enough to put anyone on edge and are a known trigger for people with dental anxiety.

Listening to calming tunes or your favourite tunes could distract you from your nerves.

Breathe

Deep breathing increases the supply of oxygen to your brain and prompts the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps you to feel infinitely calmer.

Conscious sedation

If alternative methods do nothing to relieve you of anxiety, you should ask our team of dental practitioners about conscious sedation.

After being sedated, you’ll feel relaxed to the point where you might drift off to sleep. You should be aware of the side effects of conscious sedation before its administered, which include possible nausea and drowsiness.

Welcome to our dental clinic in W1

If you are a little bit hesitant to come into a dental clinic in W1, don’t worry. We are doing everything we can to ensure that your experience with us is hassle free, seamless, relaxing and enjoyable.

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Our dentists are real people who are passionate about your health. They are non-judgemental, considerate and understanding of a vast range of different situations. Believe us, we have probably heard it all before hundreds of times so you can’t really shock us.

We understand that it can be intimidating to visit a dental clinic in W1 and the longer you put it off, the harder it can be. Give us a call or pop in to visit us and see what it feels like to be treated with understanding and respect. Whether you are a nervous patient or not, all of the people who come through to our dental clinic in W1 are giving specific treatment that ensures they understand everything that is going on, all of the options are provided and supporting information is given so that they can make a suitable decision based on their situation.

Trust in our guidance if you’re not sure, as we are looking out for your best interests. We understand that costs can be a factor and have worked hard to ensure that with 0% interest financing and multiple ways in which to pay, the cost does not have an overwhelming bearing on the health of your mouth.

We will of course work with you however to offer you that happy medium. Trust that we do not judge and are happy to help you in any way we can. A healthy smile is a happy one and we are proud to see our patients all with the brightest, biggest smiles they have ever shared.

I’m nervous about visiting, what can I do?

We offer a range of different solutions for our nervous patients and it all starts before you even walk through our doors.

We can provide you with information, e-courses and other resources that can help you to understand your fears and to work through them. Everybody feels their emotions differently and will therefore need to find their own way in overcoming fears and in their own time.

Our waiting room is professional yet relaxing. We have no desire to leave you feeling uncomfortable in a waiting area surrounded by intimidating and guilt-laden images regarding the effects of poor oral health.

Our staff members are all approachable and friendly and are happy to answer any questions or queries that you may have.

In the examination room, should you have anxiety regarding an upcoming appointment, we can schedule you to receive conscious sedation so that your mind is free to drift off elsewhere. This safe and commonly used solution for those who are terrified of a procedure is beneficial for both dentist and patient, as it allows us both to do what we need to in order to create a perfect final result.

Come in and speak with us today about the options that are available to nervous patients so that you can get the treatment you need and the healthy smile that you deserve.

Why all the fuss about cosmetic dentistry?

Huge technological advancements in the field of dentistry have allowed countless British citizens to improve the way they look with smile transformations.

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If you’re guilty of covering up your smile because your mouth, teeth, or gums aren’t perfect, then you could be a viable candidate for the diverse range of aesthetic treatments.

We’ve seen people coming to us with a wealth of dental issues that can be easily fixed with cost-effective treatments.

Our cosmetic dentists in Harley Street are described as a highly specialised team comprising  individuals who’re highly skilled, friendly, and professional. You’re in good hands with our dental practitioners at Harley Street Dental Clinic.

What range of treatments are available within cosmetic dentistry?

The field of cosmetic dentistry is defined as a combination of art and science that primarily helps to improve the aesthetics of your teeth, but also betters your dental health and functionality.

This is achieved through various procedures that include, but are not limited to, manipulating the colour of your teeth, re-alignment, contouring and so much more.

What treatments will fix crooked teeth?

Many are in disagreement about whether orthodontics form part of aesthetic dentistry or consist of necessary treatment that helps to promote oral health.

Several orthodontists see the field as falling into both categories, in that straightening crooked teeth will improve upon your smile and prevent destructive dental issues in the future.

Ask our cosmetic dentist in Harley Street what your options are. For mild to moderate malocclusions and misalignments, Invisalign or invisible braces might be prescribed. Not only will these straightening devices move your teeth into the desired position, but will do so without drawing much attention to your pearly whites. Individuals, especially self-conscious teenagers and working adults, will enjoy the nearly invisible aligners that are used in this treatment.

What procedures can help me with my yellowed teeth?

Dull teeth result from the enamel of your teeth being exposed to the stuff you put in your mouth over time. The colour of your pearly whites can have a considerable impact on your confidence and the way you feel about your teeth.

Teeth whitening is an aesthetic treatment that lightens your teeth by a couple of shades, according to your preference.

It works by using a whitening agent, typically a small amount of hydrogen peroxide, that sets off a chemical reaction called oxidation reaction. This reaction is effective in breaking apart the stains on your teeth.

My teeth are chipped or oddly shaped, what should I do?

We recommend veneers due to their resounding popularity as a cosmetic dental treatment.

Put simply, veneers are pieces of ultra-thin porcelain that are placed over your problem teeth. Veneers are made from durable materials that can last a long time if they’re well cared for.

Veneers can sometimes replace the need for straightening aids if the issue is minor. For example, they can bridge the gap that features between teeth, called a diastema, which removes the need for braces.

Do you hate your crooked teeth or imperfect smile? You can change the colour, contour or re-align your teeth at the cosmetic dentist in Harley Street.

Your dentist in W1 goes above and beyond

Traditional dentistry encompasses many aspects of caring for your smile and is generally thought of as a combination of cosmetic, restorative or preventive care. Previously, care was focused purely on the teeth and gums, however, your dentist in W1 has expanded their vision to look at all of the factors that go into a healthy and beautiful smile.

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That is why facial aesthetics are beginning to play a major role in a modernised dental practice, where the skills, experience and training of facial anatomy and structure that a dentist in W1 has achieved can be put to good use for your benefit.

By speaking to a dentist in W1 about the vast range of options that are now available in our dental practice regarding facial aesthetics, you will be amazed at what we can do for you that is non-invasive and effective at removing wrinkles, smoothing out lines and plumping cheeks and lips, to give a more youthful appearance that allows you to feel confident in your own skin.

Why choose facial aesthetics in a dental practice?

Many consultants do not need to undergo vast medical training in order to provide cosmetic treatments for their patients. This can result in a final appearance looking fake and overdone. This is the last thing that anyone wants. We all want a cosmetic procedure to simply enhance our unique and natural look, emphasising our beauty and masking those things that have us feeling a little less confident about ourselves.

Our professionals have had many years of experience in understanding the facial anatomy and structure, so that they have a natural eye for what needs to go where, in order to achieve a certain look. We have experience with many of the chemicals used in dental treatments and we ensure that we are completely trained and confident with using ingredients applied for facial aesthetics.

Our medical approach comes through everything that we do and we treat any surgical procedure, however minor, with complete professionalism. We have the ability to perform intricate and detailed work and have the confidence to be able to complete your smile so that you feel great about your natural self.

What treatments are available?

We suggest you come in and speak with us regarding the kinds of results that you would like to see, so that we can offer the right kind of treatment that will provide results that you want and none that you do not want.

Dermal fillers are commonly used to plump lips or other areas of the face and to smooth out lines. We can also offer skin rejuvenation procedures and other soft surgery treatments that do not require cutting of the skin, but offer dramatic results.

These non-invasive methods to remove acne scarring, stretch marks and other imperfections are a way for you to gently approach cosmetic solutions.

Our treatments are affordable and you can enjoy 0% interest free financing options for 12 months with further plans available. We look forward to meeting with you and offering a vast range of solutions to meet your needs.