Welcome to our Autum 2018 Newsletter along with Best Wishes for the New Year
This Year in February we have had our Reception refurbished, which means we not only have comfy seating arrangements for patients, but also brand new reception desk/ cabinets which makes it easier for reception staff to store confidential data.
Colette worked hard this year towards her dental nursing exams and passed with flying colours, and proud to be a qualified Dental Nurse. Massive Congratulations to Colette.
We are always looking for ways to grow and learn new techniques and procedures. We have recently all completed the Mental Health Capacity course along with safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and children.
We had annual hands on training on Medical Emergencies and Basic life support.
We introduced Invisalign into our practice this year which has become really popular. With our brand new smile simulation scanner we can now show you how your new smile even before starting the treatment. Senior staff members are now able to offer Invisalign Scans after having completed the training.
Recent training in Tooth Whitening Procedures now mean we are able to offer a fantastic guaranteed tooth whitening service.
If you are looking for a smile makeover book in for free consultation.
In March this year we welcomed Sally Weston as a Receptionist who settled in very quick.
Kay Evans, qualified Dental Nurse for 20 years also joined our team early 2018 as part time Dental Nurse/ Receptionist.
Mel who worked as a dental Hygienist for more than 2 and half decades in this practice decided to retire. We will be missing Mel and wish her all the best for her future.
After having a Locum Hygienist for couple of months, Lucy joined our team as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist. Lucy brings experience of 10yrs in dentistry, is working on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and alternate Thursdays in our practice.
RACE FOR LIFE
We all particapted in the Race for Life in June and raised over £1000.00 for Cancer Support, a very very hot day but had fantastic time for a wonderful cause.
Thank you for your fantastic support in 2018, we look forward to see you all in the coming months
At Whittlesey Dental Care, we care about your smile and your overall health. We offer many different services to keep your oral health good and your smile bright. All you need to do is make sure you schedule a dentist appointment one every six months, for healthy and happy teeth.
What to expect with Invisalign treatment
Start with a consultation
So, you’ve made the decision: It’s time to straighten up. You’re tired of being embarrassed by your smile, and you’re tired of the headaches, soreness, jaw pain, snoring, worn teeth, and unhealthy gums that come from misaligned teeth and an incorrect bite. You’re ready for a healthier, more beautiful smile. You’re ready for Invisalign treatment.
But now that you’ve decided to get the smile you deserve, what can you expect from the Invisalign process at Whittlesey Dental Care ? Here’s some straight talk about how we progress through your treatment:
Building Your Treatment
Once you’ve said yes to Invisalign your dentist will build a custom plan for you. The process begins with digital x-rays, digital scan and photographs of your teeth to create a digital road-map that the dentist can follow. Using Invisalign’s software, our dentists can now predict how your teeth will change over time with Invisalign and can show you how your teeth will look weeks, months and eventually at the end of your treatment. It’s hard to predict how long you’ll need Invisalign the time frame lasts about a year for most patients, but it depends on your unique plan.
Your First Aligners
Invisalign works by fabricating custom plastic aligners and those aligners are replaced every week with a brand new set. Your custom aligners won’t irritate your cheeks like traditional braces and they can be removed for meals and brushing. Once the aligners arrive, attachments are often necessary which are bonded by your dentist at WhittleseyDental. These are bonded temporarily to your teeth so that you can easily clip in your aligners, but don’t worry, they’re mostly invisible too and come off at the end of treatment. It’s also important to note that each set of aligners you receive is designed to fit where the teeth should end up at the end of those two weeks, so the first few days of each new set is less comfortable. As you adjust and the aligner fits better, you know Invisalign is working!
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign!
Day To Day
Invisalign works best when it’s worn for 20-22 hours every day. That means you need to wear your Invisalign aligners all day and night with the exception of meals and brushing. As with traditional braces you may need to spend a few days adjusting to speaking with the new aligners. And in most cases, you’ll need to visit your dentist every 6 weeks or so as part of your treatment. This allows our dentists to monitor your progress and modify any details as needed. You’ll also get a new set of aligners every two weeks which are easy to replace yourself. You can eat and drink almost anything, and most people will never know you’re wearing orthodontic straighteners.
Once you’ve completed your Invisalign treatment, the truth is you might not notice a huge change. After all, you never stopped seeing your own teeth when you smiled. On the other hand, getting the attachments removed and no longer having to wear aligners will be a relief. But as with all most orthodontic procedures, there’s always a risk of your teeth reverting to their original position over time. Talk to your dentist to find out if a retainer is important in your treatment and make sure to wear your retainer as directed to maintain your new perfect smile.
Hopefully you’ve gained some valuable insight into the average Invisalign treatment and what to expect from start to finish. Remember to take advantage of our Invisalign promotion before it’s too late. Ring us on 01733 202587 for your free scan at WhittleseyDental.