Helping each other through Coronavirus
Park Lane Orthodontics Blog
by Paula Buffham
4y ago
It looks like Coronavris or COVID-19 will be with us for a few weeks or months and let’s hope when the weather improves any spreading of the virus does the opposite. In the meantime we thought it might be useful to let our patients know we’re doing our bit to help. We also thought, with the help of the NHS guidelines, it might be useful to list all the things everyone can do at this time. Peace of mind for our patients At Park Lane Orthodontics we’re uncompromising when it comes to cross-infection procedures and hygiene. For example, all our single-use instruments are considered clinical wast ..read more
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Beware! Pitfalls of Aligners-By-Post
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by Paula Buffham
4y ago
It won’t come as a surprise to many that Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, is one of the richest men in the world. It’s hard to think of anyone who hasn’t at one time bought something online and had it delivered via Amazon. It started with books and now we can all buy virtually anything online and get it delivered right to our door. There’s no denying the convenience in that! Your health, teeth and orthodontic needs, however, are less easy to package up and deliver but that’s not stopping some companies in trying. It’s now possible to subscribe to services that deliver orthodontics by post. You ..read more
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How to keep your smile looking healthy
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by Paula Buffham
4y ago
So you’ve gone through months of orthodontic treatment and the day has finally arrived when your braces will come off. It’s a big day for all our patients at Park Lane Orthodontics and it’s always a big day for the staff too. Watching patients study their new smile in a mirror gives us a great sense of satisfaction but we always stress that a beautiful new smile will only last if you take the right steps to make sure you don’t fall into bad dental habits or risk permanently damaging your teeth. There’s lots of things you can do to ensure your new smile lasts a lifetime but we’ve crystallised ..read more
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Is Invisalign Teen Worth It?
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by Paula Buffham
4y ago
At Park Lane Orthodontics we speak with teenagers on a daily basis and see for ourselves how life can become a bit of whirlwind in the teen years. School, sports, parties, dating, selfies, friends, exams, social media and nosey parents all add up to a pretty hectic time. It’s also the best time to straighten teeth but the thought of wearing braces for some can seem like just another stress! Part of our job as orthodontic specialists is to listen to all our patients and find out what they’d really like from orthodontic treatment. We put a lot effort into understanding the needs of our patients ..read more
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How to keep your invisalign braces in tip-top condition
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by Paula Buffham
4y ago
Whether you call them Invsalign braces, aligners, retainers or simply clear plastic removable braces, Invisalign offers patients looking for straight teeth and a wonderful new smile multiple benefits when compared to more traditional fixed metal braces. Not least in allowing you to remove your clear braces whenever the situation requires it. The most obvious benefit of being able to remove your invisalign aligners is being able to eat the food you want and as a follow up, brushing your teeth as you would always do, removing any waste food that may have stuck in your teeth. The ease and conven ..read more
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The Problem With NHS Orthodontics
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by Paula Buffham
4y ago
On the face of it, there should be nothing wrong with having the total cost for orthodontic treatment covered by the national health service. Currently, all patients under the age of 18 are eligible for treatment under the NHS as long as they meet the criteria set out under the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN). The IOTN is a scale on which a patient is scored as to the extent of their orthodontic problems. If their orthodontic problems are affecting their overall health and well-being, and the application is not just for cosmetic reasons, then a patient could qualify for treatment ..read more
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5 MOST POPULAR COSMETIC DENTAL PROCEDURES
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by admin
4y ago
Cosmetic dentistry mainly focalizes on the appearance of teeth usually seen when smiling. Though dentists should always prioritise dental health first, pronounced improvement can be produced without excessively harming the tooth structure. The dentist and patient evaluate treatment with the help of computer simulation and smile design to get expected outcomes. Five treatments mentioned below are the most favoured and conservative choice available. TEETH WHITENING To remove any discolouration or stains on the enamel of the teeth it is bleached. There are a lot of options available for whiteni ..read more
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Improving your smile with composite bonding
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by admin
4y ago
When you are miserable with your smile because of damaged, chipped and cracked teeth or you have larger spaces between teeth than you would care for, then cosmetic bonding may be an alternative for you. Composite bonding utilises the same material as that used in white fillings(composite) but here it is used to adjust the appearance of the tooth. Since the material that is used bonds to the tooth, it is termed as bonding. Uses for Composite Bonding To restore chipped, cracked or worn tooth To fill the spaces between teeth To make teeth seem long To modify the shape of teeth What does ..read more
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CARING FOR OUR SMILE AS WE AGE
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by admin
4y ago
As we grow old, some people have accepted that losing their teeth is unavoidable. This is a big misconception, as with the right care, your teeth can last lifelong. There have been huge improvements made in technological developments. These advanced techniques help lengthen the lifespan of your teeth and healthy smile. TAKING CARE OF OUR GUMS With increasing age our immunity to infection may decline. Those bacteria that induce gum disease can prey on this. Gum diseases instead of tooth decay are the key reason for tooth loss in adults. This has to be treated or it can cause advanced gum ..read more
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Avoid a ‘Prosecco Smile’ this Christmas
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by admin
4y ago
Due to the fact prosecco has less calories than champagne and its cost and sweetness, it has become increasingly popular drink over the last few years. Especially women are choosing it as their drink of choice. But did you know that prosecco is especially bad for your teeth? As, Professor Damien Walmsley, who is a scientific adviser for the British Dental Association, said: Prosecco delivers a triple whammy of carbonation, alcohol, and sweetness, which puts your teeth at risk, causing sensitivity and enamel erosion. he further explained that carbonated beverages get their fizz from the r ..read more
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