If I gave you a magic wand, what you change about yourself? Whiter, brighter smile? Straighter teeth? Perhaps you would opt for fuller lips or make your nose look smaller. Maybe you simply want to look more radiant and youthful?
Years ago, granting these wishes would have involved some fairly invasive treatments. Thankfully, with the advances in modern medical and dental techniques and materials, we are able to help without having to reach for drill or scalpel.
Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, if you asked your clinician to make you look 10 years younger, said clinician would have prepped you for surgery for a conventional face lift under general anaesthetic, after which months of healing and downtime awaited you.
Que 2019, we can get excellent antiaging results non-surgically, using botulinum toxin (commonly known as Botox) and fillers. Thread lifts (which are also available at the clinic) are becoming ever popular, allowing your clinician to raise what gravity and nature want to take away!
Whiter teeth previously meant high peroxide content whitening gels that commonly caused sensitivity. Now we are privileged to have products such as Boutique Whitening and Enlighten at our disposal, to safely and comfortably whiten teeth. So much research and care has gone into these dentist developed products and they are a dream to work with because we know we can achieve the best results time and time again.
Growing up, adult braces were mythical concepts, like unicorns or leprechauns. You either had fixed, train-track braces as a child, or you didn’t have braces at all. Now, adult teeth straightening appliances, such as Invisalign, account for about 70% of our cosmetic dental procedures.
What’s worse than having crooked teeth as an adult? Having painful teeth that have been heavily drilled away in the name of conventional veneers. This used to be common practice. We now have the evidence and remains of the damage that badly planned veneers can result in.
Far less invasive techniques have, since then, been developed and perfected. Search Instagram for “cosmetic bonding’ to see what wonders can now be achieved with minimally invasive, additive dentistry. The idea is to add to the healthy tooth, rather than take away.
As for conventional rhinoplasty, this used to be one of the most popular treatments to help achieve harmonious facial proportions. Thank goodness some exceptionally clever and talented clinicians have helped developed techniques to reshape noses without the need for surgery. In the right hands, fillers can be a great alternative to improve facial proportions, not just in the nose area, but in the jaw, chin and cheeks to help you get achieve facial harmony without the general anaesthetic and scaring.
So, if you are considering any cosmetic dental or aesthetic facial procedures, it’s always a good idea to research ALL your options carefully. At Chelsea and Fulham Dentist, we try to make this as easy and accessible as possible.
We offer complimentary teeth straightening consultations, which present a brilliant opportunity to discuss your concerns with a dentist, and also to meet our wonderful team. Dr Alexandra Day is happy to see you for a facial consultation at no cost. So, there is nothing stopping you from exploring all your options and making sure you pick the best suited treatment to your needs.
Call us on 02030801000 to arrange an appointment. You can also email us: firstname.lastname@example.org For dental new and existing patient consultations, you can book here. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more.