- Teeth Straightening
- Tooth Whitening
Teeth Straightening (Orthodontics)
This is a branch of dentistry which is concerned with correcting misaligned teeth purely for cosmetic reasons and focuses on the teeth visible when you smile. This is a particularly good treatment if you have suffered mild relapse after orthodontic treatment, or you have misaligned front teeth only. Treatment can typically be completed within a short space of time and often much quicker than conventional orthodontics.
If you are concerned about the uneven or crooked arrangement of your teeth, then you may want to consider straightening. There are a number of ways this can be done depending upon the severity of your misalignment and your general oral health. A straight smile can improve confidence in your appearance, and help maintain good dental hygiene. Our dentists will assess your needs at our practice and recommend the best teeth straightening option for you.
Tooth Straightening Options at Ghyllmount
Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten teeth using a series of custom-made, nearly undetectable aligners. And it's been proven effective in both clinical research and in practices nationwide.
How does Invisalign® work?
- You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
- As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to the final position your orthodontist or dentist has prescribed.
Clear Smile Brace
Many people are not happy with how their front teeth look when they smile but are put off wearing braces because they don't want to wear visible metal braces for a year or two. ClearSmile Brace is a rapid and aesthetic orthodontic system that focuses mainly on the front 10 teeth. The speed and less visible appearance of ClearSmile Brace make it a highly appealing option that can fit anyone's lifestyle.
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Six Month Smiles
What Is 6MS?
It is a type of short term orthodontics, which means that average treatment time is between 6 and 9 months, and combines traditional orthodontic techniques with cosmetic braces. We use small tooth coloured brackets which are bonded to the teeth, and a thin fixed wire to move them.
All of these systems accelerates the straightening process, reducing it from the usual two years to between 3 and 12 months.
A consultation is essential, as in some cases a more comprehensive approach is needed.
Everyone is unique and treatments must be performed on an individual basis. As treatment differs from person to person, an initial appointment is required for precise prices. Following a consultation the appropriate treatment plan can be agreed and an accurate cost can be given.
Book a consultation and our dentists will help to make your smile perfect
Teeth can discolour as we age, as well as picking up stains from everyday things that we eat and drink. Surface stain can be removed by painless air abrasion and polishing. Tooth whitening involves the uses of a hydrogen peroxide gel to lighten the colour of the enamel of your teeth without removing any of the surface layer. This is a safe procedure, and dentists can prescribe the right strength of hydrogen peroxide for tooth whitening.
It stands to reason that to whiten teeth safely, there must be no open cavities or untreated gum disease and existing crowns and fillings will not change colour. For this reason it is illegal for anyone other than a registered dental professional to provide tooth whitening or advise on its provision.
We use a home-whitening tray system, which will whiten teeth steadily and gives the most stable colour change. The trays can be kept and used for any future top-up treatments.
How does home whitening work
We consider this to be the best way of whitening teeth for the most effective and stable result. It is done using thin trays which hold the whitening gel against your teeth. They can be worn over night or for shorter periods during the day and normally whitening is completed in 3 weeks. Once whitening is completed, the trays can be kept and reused for top up treatment every 3-6 months. Crowns or fillings will not change colour with tooth whitening, and any replacement restorations that may be needed will be discussed with you before treatment is started.
A consultation is essential, as in some cases preliminary dental treatment will be needed before safe tooth whitening can be provided.
In line with General Dental Council Regulation we are no longer able to sell whitening gel over the counter. Should you require additional gel you and your trays will need to be assessed to ensure the mouth is healthy and the fit of the trays are still good. You can either bring your trays along to your regular dental appointment or book an assessment appointment at an additional cost of £5.00.
|Tray home whitening||£290|
|Top-up Kits of 4 Syringes||£60|
Is teeth whitening safe?
Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth with oxygen releasing gel under supervision is safe for teeth and gums. It will not affect teeth structure, enamel, fillings or restorations.
Are there any side effects?
Some people may experience temporary teeth sensitivity during the treatment. These symptoms usually disappear within 1-2 days of interruption or completion of the treatment.
How long do the results last?
Your teeth will be noticeably whiter than they were, and the effect can last up to 2-3 years. However, exposure to tobacco, certain foods and drinks such as red wine, tea and coffee will gradually stain teeth again over time. We recommend “top-up whitening” i.e. about one session a month to maintain a whiter colour for longer.
If you are unhappy about your smile and you don't know where to begin call us for a free ‘try before you buy’ appointment. Practice Principal Mr Lewis will give you a free examination to discuss your concerns. Let this be the first step to a beautiful new smile.
There may be things that bother you that you would like to change but you don't even know what could be done to improve these niggling concerns. Make an appointment with us and discuss your wishes and together we can work with you to create a smile that you are confident and happy to share.
We can discuss problems such as:
- crooked or uneven teeth
- discoloured teeth
- chipped teeth
- broken teeth
- missing teeth
- old fillings
- worn down teeth
At Ghyllmount Dental we provide a wide range of treatment including braces and implants which means we can use combination treatments to provide you with some fantastic results.
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Stain removal and tooth cleaning
At Ghyllmount Dental it is no longer necessary to see a dentist before booking a Dental Hygiene appointment. We offer Direct Access to our hygienists to all patients without having to be registered members of the practice. We have a menu of services for you to choose from click here.
- Hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth?
- Feel your dentures are not secure?
- Have difficulty chewing?
- Wish you could smile, speak, and eat in comfort and with confidence, but are missing one or more teeth?
If so, then dental implants could be for you. Dental implants are now a part of main stream dentistry, and can replace any number of teeth, from a single tooth to a complete set.
People lose teeth all the time either through trauma (when teeth are knocked out) or due to decay, gum disease or older age. Whatever the reason for losing your teeth, they need to be replaced both for cosmetic and functional reasons. Dental implants provide a longer term solution, slow down bone loss and preserve nearby healthy tooth tissue.
Would you like natural looking teeth?
Implants are the best solution for permanent replacement of one or more teeth.
With implants, you can laugh and eat as you please knowing that your teeth are securely in place.
Quite simply, you can count on natural looking teeth and the attractive, confident smile that comes with it.
Neil Sampson has extensive intra oral dental implant experience and has been placing dental implants since 1999.
He has long experience of advanced restorative and aesthetic treatment and is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology.
Patients are welcome to contact the Practice directly for an initial consultation or we welcome referrals from local practices click here.
YOUR SMILE IS IMPORTANT, LET US LOOK AFTER IT FOR YOU
Our team aims to deliver the highest standard of clinical dentistry and customer care that we are capable of.
We have been caring for the people of Penrith for over 30 years. We believe that our strength is that we are ordinary people who offer an extraordinary service.
Whatever your concerns we will go out of our way to find a solution, whether it be worries about a child's oral health, if you are nervous and too frightend to visit the dentist, if you are less than happy with your smile or if you just feel ready for a fresh pair of eyes to assess your oral health. Come and see what we can do for you.
All dental and cosmetic clients are seen at Ghyllmount Dental Practice in Penrith. Ghyllmount is a national award winning practice and has been established as one of the leading private dental practices in the Cumbria. Click Here
Free parking is available and the practice is only a few minutes walk from the train station.
Safety and security remain our primary concerns. To ensure the quality of treatments and the safety of patients, the practice has undergone numerous assessments and is registered with various organisations.The Practice is regulated by CQC and Deplan Excel and has an inspection pass rate of 100%.
We accept cash, cheques and most major credit cards.
We are delighted to offer clients interest free and low cost payment plans to cover their cosmetic treatments. This means that you can have the course of treatment you want and need and pay for them in monthly instalments. (Not available for Beauty and IPL Hair removal treatments)