Dental Treatment Guide

Dentistry within a cosmetic context has certainly changed within the last two decades. Types of procedures have evolved to such an extent, due to the betterment of technology that now teeth can be brightened, replaced and improved in regards to how they look via popular procedures like various types of braces, veneering and implants.

What is Dentistry?

Dentistry in essence is the high level maintenance of your teeth. Dentistry is the professional and licensed practice of preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases, injuries, and malformations of the teeth, jaw, and, mouth.  Healthy teeth can certainly be symbolic of how you take care of yourself as a person. Some in the health and dentistry industry have even linked the health of your teeth to your overall health. According to the health professionals directory “gum disease has been linked to heart disease, stroke and diabetes”. If such information is true, one must not underestimate the significance and pertinence of having clean and healthy teeth.

Routine and cosmetic treatments

Due to the variety of treatments that are available to the general public, the popularity of a few has emerged. Fillings, dental implants, root canal procedures, dental braces and veneers, are some of the most popular dental cosmetic procedures that take place.

The population has certainly realised the value of looking good and dental cosmetic treatments have offered the opportunity for people to do that.

Veneers and Whitening of teeth

Veneers are simply thin pieces of material made from porcelain. The logic behind its creation was to protect teeth from becoming derelict. In order to do this, dentists have to trim some enamel of a tooth between five to seven millimetres, thus allowing the veneer to fit on to the tooth creating a fresh look for however many teeth you decide to have fitted with veneers.

Another common dental treatment on offer to people who may have slight reservations about smiling to their friends because of the disfiguring and staining of their teeth is whitening. Whitening of teeth has come one of the most common dental procedures in the United Kingdom.

Dental Implants

Basically dental implants are “roots”, which are made from titanium. They’re used in dentistry as a restoration device that resembles a tooth or a group of teeth that are possibly missing. They can also support fixed bridges or dentures, so they evidently have more uses then just replacing missing teeth.


Orthodontic braces or simply known as braces to common folk are devices used to help straighten teeth and to realign them. It also helps improve dental health, which certainly is a decisive factor when considering purchasing braces. A vital pull for kids would be knowing that celebrities such as Tom Cruise and Gwen Stefani have worn them in the past even past puberty, so having braces would not be totally “un-cool.”


Invisalign is a series of clear detachable teeth aligners that dentists and sometimes orthodontists use. They are regarded as alternatives to the traditional metal dental braces. Like most brace variants, they have both their advantages and disadvantages. A great advantage of invisalign is the lucidity of it and the ability to eradicate the device to allow one to consume their food without getting bits stuck between their teeth as one would do with metallic braces.

A severe irritant when talking about invisalign is the fact one has to maintain it within the mouth for twenty to twenty-two hours a day. People can only take them out when they brush their teeth or eat. It surely would test the patience of people having to wear them, but to achieve the objective of having healthier teeth in the future does seem worth it in the long run.

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is made of particular plastic and according to some is being considered one of the most radical products in dental cosmetics since braces. Each Aligner is contrived individually for your teeth and they have great perks. It can speed up the process of your teeth being straightened, taking between six to sixteen weeks according to some. It is far less hassle then your conventional braces that would take months to help your teeth straighten out.

Six Month Smiles

In the form of wires attached to your teeth, they are extremely discreet. They help align misshaped teeth or teeth with gaps in them. Costs vary between eighteen hundred to three thousand pounds and treatments last up to no more than twelve months but could be up to five depending on how your teeth develop during the process. Invariably cheaper then Invisalign and normal braces according to specialists within the field.

Damon Braces

Unofficially they have been described as “train-tracks” due to their metallically parallel shaped positioning on a set of teeth. They are very affective in their objective. Damon braces ultimately have a unique slide mechanism that minimises friction and binding often associated with conventional braces.

Improvements are made usually within ten weeks, but for a beautiful set of teeth, one has to wait at least six months to see any clear visible results. Costs are far more exorbitant because of the claims it reduces pain and time in regards to reaching your target of straight aligned teeth. It is up to you the patient to decide if Damon braces are worth the time and effort.