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Invisible Braces – Our Smile Of The Month

Many of us are unhappy about the alignment of our teeth – according to a survey carried out by The American Association of Dentists, 85% of adults seeking orthodontic treatment do so to straighten their teeth. If you didn’t have braces as a teen then you may feel you missed your opportunity. Often, the change needed seems so minor that you think it’s not worth having a full set of orthodontic braces for a year or two (or worth the cost), even though it would boost your self-esteem massively to have straight teeth.

For both of these situations, ‘invisible braces’ are the perfect solution. They can be used for a short time, such as just 6 months, and the braces are transparent or tooth coloured. This means that their appearance is subtle and you can quickly achieve your perfect smile.

Our smile of the month is a patient who was concerned about her smile and the straightness of her teeth. We recommended a short 6 month orthodontic treatment to straighten her misaligned teeth – the invisible brace.

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(Click on the image to reveal what they looked like after treatment!)

As you can see, the treatment was a success and patient and dentist were very happy with the outcome. The change that can happen in just 6 months is dramatic and shows how easy it really is to get the perfect smile!

Many people know this treatment by the name of Invisalign or Cfast, and its popularity has increased dramatically in the last 5 years as adults have become aware of a more subtle way to get their dream teeth. 14% of adults seeking orthodontic treatment didn’t want to wear braces as a teenager, and 15% had previously not been aware of discreet braces such as the above. This style of brace is an excellent solution to improve the appearance of crowded, rotated teeth and reduce gaps!

If you’re interested in having invisible braces, we recommend booking a consultation with Katherine, our lovely treatment co-ordinator, to talk through your needs and work out the best treatment for you.

We are perfectly situated in Shropshire for both Telford and Wolverhampton, just five minutes from Junction 4 of the M54. We also provide free car parking, and we’re just a minutes’ walk from Shifnal train station!

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June 05 2020 Update – Reopening Soon!

We are excited to be preparing for our return to the practice as soon as possible after the 8th June.  We know it is important to keep our patients as informed as possible and we wanted to let you know there will be some slight changes in your visits during the next few months.

Shifnal Dental Care has always adhered to the rigorous cross infection procedures set out by the governing bodies and all of our team members are highly trained in all aspects of cross infection control.  However, there are some additional Covid-19 procedures to follow and one of these is the social distancing rules that we have all become used to over the last couple of months.

You will receive information  before your appointment, this may be via email or via the post or a telephone conversation this will include some details you will need to complete before attending.  This will help us to continue to keep our patients and teams safe.

Things to know about your next appointment:

  • Before leaving home please remember to brush your teeth, use the toilet and wash your hands for 20 seconds before leaving.
  • Please bring the minimal number of belongings with you.
  • Please phone us once you have arrived in the carpark.
  • Please wait in your car or by the door and we will call you in as soon as possible.
  • Please attend unaccompanied unless you require a carer or parent.
  • On entry into the practice – we will have a welcome point and a member of our team will take your temperature, ask you to sanitise your hands.
  • In the surgery , we will be wearing full PPE- please do not be worried it is still us!
  • Before you leave the surgery we will ask you to sanitise your hands.
  • When you leave the surgery we will begin the disinfection and sterilisation process of the surgery.
  • Payments and future bookings will be organised at reception keeping within the social distancing rules.
  • On leaving the premises we will ask you to sanitise your hands and we will look forward to seeing you again!

We hope you understand that this is for everyone’s safety and we would appreciate your patience and cooperation as we negotiate these difficult times.