1. Is cosmetic dentistry for you?

    28th August 2014 by thecourtyardclinic

    img1.jpg   Here at The Courtyard Clinic our priority to provide our patients and their families with happy and healthy smiles. A number of our patients come to us to improve the appearance of their smiles, our expert dentists are all well trained in advanced cosmetic dentistry and so are more than happy to help. Here are the 5 main ways we help patients achieve bright, brilliant smiles:

    1) Tooth whitening: tooth whitening also known as dental bleaching is a simple and non invasive way of giving our patients a more youthful smile. It involves the placement of hydrogen peroxide gel either in the clinic or in thin plastic trays at home. Many of our patients go up to 7 shades lighter!

    2) Tooth straightening: Often patients will be unhappy with the position of a certain tooth or teeth. The best way to align the teeth is by use of adult orthodontics or braces. Traditional metal braces is still the gold standard of treatment however there are many other options which can be more cosmetic and much quicker than the traditional 2 years of treatment. Treatments such as Damon, Invisalign, Inman Aligner and Social 6 Lingual braces are all available for patients to get the smile they always wanted.

    3) Cosmetic bonding: Patients will sometimes be unhappy with existing visible fillings at the front of the mouth, or may want to correct small discrepancies in the shape of position of their teeth. Cosmetic bonding can be used to change the shape of teeth often without drilling away any of the natural tooth. This “no drills/no injection” technique is fantastic especially for our nervous patients!

    4) Replacing missing teeth: missing teeth can provide an unharmonious smile which many patients are embarrassed of. These spaces can not only be a cosmetic issue but also a functional one with the surrounding teeth drifting an affecting the bite.

    5) Porcelain veneers or crowns: if the teeth have multiple cosmetic issues i.e. problems with a combination of colour, position and shape then porcelain veneers or crowns can be used. Often a patient will have old crowns which they are unhappy with which can be replaced for more cosmetic materials. In specific cases porcelain veneers can be used to provide a beautiful smile- this is frequently used for the “Hollywood smile” appearance that many people desire. If you are unhappy with your smile then give us a call- many of our patients have been putting off improving their smile for many years,  all of our patients who have improved their smiles wish they did it earlier! Call 01932 582949 and book in for a complimentary smile consultation today!


  2. Is it time that you finally made the decision to smile more? With Invisalign clear braces you can!

    7th August 2014 by thecourtyardclinic

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    What is Invisalign?

    Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable clear aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth. As you replace each aligner every two weeks, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week, gradually moving towards the projected final position.

    With Invisalign, achieving the beautiful smile you have always dreamed of doesn’t have to be a big deal. In fact, it barely has to impact your day-to-day life at all.

    Comfortable, clear and removable – Invisalign transforms your smile without disrupting your life. Something that over 2.5 million people worldwide have already discovered.

    If you are worried about the straightness of your teeth and would like a complimentary consultation for Invisalign treatment give us a call today on 01932 582949


  3. Unhappy with your smile? Have you thought about discreet adult orthodontics?

    15th May 2014 by thecourtyardclinic

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    Braces aren’t just for teenagers!

    This is something that we find ourselves discussing with our patients quite frequently at The Courtyard Clinic. Patients come into our practice in Chertsey to talk about improving their smiles and we love helping them get their confidence back. Most patients think veneers or crowns are the only option, and occasionally they are, however in a lot of cases straightening and whitening the teeth is the best option for the lifespan of the teeth and also to get the best cosmetic result.

    We have a lot of experience with adult orthodontics (braces) at The Courtyard Clinic and we offer many options:

    1) Damon braces-
    The Damon System is not just a new product, it’s a whole new way of treating patients. Conventional treatment often requires removal of healthy teeth and/or the use of palatal expanders to make space. This approach is often uncomfortable, takes longer, and can leave a narrower arch and a flat profile. Damon smiles are full, natural 10-tooth smiles achieved with light biologically-sensible forces, and are specifically designed to improve the overall facial result of each patient

    2) Invisalign –
    The Invisalign system is as close to invisible as possible with modern orthodontic systems. This very discreet system is removable and very comfortable to wear. Invisalign’s patented Clincheck 3D computerised system allows patients to see the projected finished result at the start of treatment. Invisaligns technology is evolving and we are now able to take on more complicated cases with this revolutionary system

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    3) Social 6 braces-
    This system attaches to the backs of the teeth so that nothing is visible in the patients smile, it is perfect for minor corrections of crowded teeth and can be finished in under 16 weeks in most cases.

    So if you are concerned about your smile and want to improve it in a minimally invasive and cosmetic manner then we have all the options for you at The Courtyard Clinic. To have a free consultation regarding adult braces – give us a call on 01932 582949.


  4. Invisalign Open Evening 26/2/14: £500 off all treatment paid in full!

    11th February 2014 by thecourtyardclinic

    On the 26th Febuary 2014 The Courtyard Clinic will be holding their first Invisalign Open evening from 4-7pm.

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    Invisalign is a modern and aesthetic way to straighten your teeth using clear custom made trays which are very discreet. They are a fantastic alternative to metal braces which put many of our patients off straightening their teeth.

    At this event we will be offering £500 off all treatment paid in full or 10% off other payment methods to those people who sign up on the day.

    So if you are unhappy with the position of your teeth and would like a straighter smile to start the new year book your place by calling Alison on 01932582949 or email  reception@thecourtyardclinic.com. Places are limited and are given on a first come first serve basis.

     


  5. Discreet orthodontics for patients in Chertsey

    9th January 2014 by thecourtyardclinic

    Myleene Klass has shown them to morning television viewers, Karen Millen has had them and even Kate Middleton is reported to have had them before the royal wedding. What are we talking about….. Adult lingual orthodontics.

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    However here at The Courtyard Clinic this is not just for celebrities; more and more adults are turning to these discreet braces to give them smiles they can really be proud of.

    There has been a perception over the last 20 years that braces are for teenagers which has put many people off, lingual braces offer an option which is invisible in most social situations which for many adults is very important. The brackets are placed on the teeth on the side next to the tongue as opposed to the traditional cheek side of the teeth.

    There has been a huge surge in demand for this treatment from patients in their 40s, 50s and 60s who were not offered traditional orthodontics/braces in their youth,  but are unhappy with their current smiles.

    So if you are unhappy with your smile and are looking for a minimally invasive method to improve it,  call Alison on 01932 582 949 or email reception@thecourtyardclinic.com .


  6. Invisalign braces Open Day 26th Febuary 2014- Huge discounts available!

    17th December 2013 by thecourtyardclinic

    On the 26th Febuary 2014 The Courtyard Clinic will be holding their first Invisalign Open Day. Invisalign is a modern and aesthetic way to straighten your teeth using clear custom made trays which are very discreet. They are a fantastic alternative to metal braces which put many of our patients off straightening their teeth.

    At this event we will be offering very special savings to those people who sign up on the day. More details to follow shortly!

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    So if you are unhappy with the position of your teeth and would like a straighter smile to start the new year register your interest for this limited attendance day by emailing Alison at reception@thecourtyardclinic.com or call 01932582949.


  7. Invisible braces

    16th March 2010 by thecourtyardclinic

    What are invisible braces?

    One type of Invisible braces use a method of straightening teeth gradually with a series of clear plastic trays or ‘aligners’ instead of conventional metal braces.

    The distinctive feature of this treatment is that the plastic trays are virtually invisible, making them less noticeable to others.

    How does it work?

     The treatment starts with:

    • Your dentist taking impressions, x-rays and pictures of your teeth.A model of your teeth is cast and then scanned by a specialised scanner.
    • Computer software is used to design custom made trays for you to wear for each step of the treatment.
    • Each tray is designed to gradually move the teeth and therefore has to be worn in a specific order to achieve the desired effect. 
    • Trays are usually worn for two weeks before being replaced by the next ones in the series.
    • Trays are worn at all times including night time. The only time they are taken out is when eating or cleaning the teeth.
    • Treatment time may vary depending on the complexity of the individual case and can take between six and eighteen months.
    • This method is not suitable for every case. Ask your dentist whether you are a candidate.

    Why Invisible braces?

    Compared to conventional metal braces:

    Advantages:

    • Cosmetically more appealing.
    • Easier to clean the teeth during the treatment period. 
    • More comfortable to wear.

    Disadvantages:

    • The treatment is dependent on the patient’s consistency of wearing the trays. 
    • The trays have to be removed when eating. 
    • The treatment is not suitable if the patient suffers from bruxism.

    If your teeth are not suitable for the clear ‘aligners’then metal braces on the insides of the teeth are another ‘invisible’ option….this can be on all the teeth or just the front teeth.

    Check out our orthodontic page for more information.

    Companies providing invisible braces:

    • Invisalign®


  8. Am I too old for braces?

    18th November 2009 by thecourtyardclinic

    No! Treatment can start at any age. Adults in their 50’s have had succcessful treatment.

    ‘Invisible’ braces are more popular with adults…these can be aligner based (such as Invisalign) or fixed metal braces put on the insides of the teeth where they don’t show.

    Here at The Courtyard Clinic, we offer a variety of techniques and a free orthodontic consultation so you can see what options there are for you

    Contact Alison on reception on 01932 582949 to find out more.


  9. Do I have to change my diet during my orthodontic treatment?

    17th November 2009 by thecourtyardclinic

    Not really but  avoid chewing ice cubes, and eating very hard foods such as nougat and pork crackling. It is also a good idea to reduce sweet, sticky, sugary foods.

    Oral hygiene does have to be good during orthodontic treatment, therefore we at The Courtyard Clinic recommend regular visits with Marie our hygienist.


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