Straighter teeth for a healthy start in your child’s life

Crooked, crowded or misaligned teeth are usually easier to fix early in life. In addition, knowing whether your child needs teeth straightening and getting effective treatment can provide peace of mind. Taking action as soon as potential problems are discovered means more severe conditions can be avoided in the future.

In West Malling, a One Smile Oral Care dentist can address the structure of the jaw and teeth while the baby teeth are still in the mouth. This will help control where the permanent teeth will come through. With advances in dentistry, potential problems can be detected from as early as 5 years old.

Braces in West MallingBy age 7, your child’s mouth will have grown with enough sound structure to predict how it will develop as the permanent teeth start to emerge. One Smile Oral Care’s Dr Yasmin George is trained to identify bite issues at an early age and will know when it’s time to explore braces in West Malling.

Braces for teens

The teen years are ideal for braces in West Malling because treatment can be timed with growth to produce optimal results. From conventional metal braces to Invisalign clear braces, there are many options for your teens, depending on whether they want to show off their braces or secretly make that perfect smile for end of school photos.

Clear ceramic braces

A popular alternative, particularly among older teenagers looking for braces in West Malling is clear ceramic braces. These use clear or tooth-colored ceramic brackets. They are a less noticeable than traditional metal brackets. They are also stain resistant, although people who smoke or drink coffee may eventually notice some discoloration.

Ceramic brackets may not be appropriate to correct all kinds of alignment or crowding problems as they can’t withstand as much pressure as metal brackets. Speaking to our dentist will help in discovering whether they are appropriate for your teenager. Ceramic braces in West Malling can be a bit more expensive and sometimes can a take a bit longer than traditional braces to achieve the desired result.

Find out more by calling or emailing our friendly staff today. We will happily arrange for you to see one of our highly trained dentists.

How do I get a Hollywood smile?

At One Smile Oral Care, we pride ourselves on our quality cosmetic dentistry in West Malling. Our porcelain veneers are the quick-fix route to a perfect Hollywood smile, hiding all manner of imperfections and giving your mouth the equivalent of a face-lift.

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells of enamel-like porcelain that are handcrafted by dental ceramists and then permanently bonded to the front of the teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry in West MallingVeneers are a popular treatment option for several reasons. They are generally placed on the front of teeth that are discoloured, poorly shaped or slightly crooked. Porcelain veneers may be used to lighten front teeth that are naturally yellow or have a grey cast and are not suitable for our Zoom teeth whitening procedure. Veneers are also used to correct teeth that are chipped or worn. They also may be used to correct uneven spaces gaps in the teeth.

Does it take long?

The veneer procedure can be completed in two visits to our practice, over the course of two weeks. The visits are comprehensive and may require several hours of examination and tooth preparation, to ensure your cosmetic dentistry in West Malling is executed to your exact needs.

This consultation stage of the veneer process is essential; it determines any oral health concerns that must be addressed before any treatment can begin. Also, we will work with you to select the best colour for your new teeth, or maybe several shades for extra detail and harmony to your smile. As a part of this process, if possible, we may occasionally recommend teeth whitening before you begin the porcelain veneer treatment to achieve the best results.

What next?

After your initial consultation, we will determine the dimensions of porcelain veneers that will suit your face and then conclude how much tooth structure needs to be altered to achieve your goals. We then take an impression of your teeth from which a mould of your mouth will be made. We also take several digital photos to communicate to the ceramist your desired results.

To find out more about veneers, or to book an appointment for your cosmetic dentistry in West Malling, call One Smile Oral Care on 01732 617 177, or send us a message using our online contact form.

Love your smile

Do you have crooked, overcrowded or poorly spaced teeth? Do you shy away from social situations or dread having your photograph taken? If you are an adult who missed out on teeth straightening treatment as a child then it is not too late to improve the way your teeth look. You may have considered braces but were worried that they are uncomfortable, unsightly or would impact on your life too much. In which case, we’ve got great news for you: there are more discreet and comfortable alternatives available. If you long to love your smile but do not want a mouthful of metal then Invisalign in West Malling may be for you.

Invisalign in West MallingInvisible braces?

One Smile Oral Care uses Invisalign in West Malling to straighten your teeth without bands, brackets or wires. Instead, a series of custom-made clear plastic trays are used to gently guide your teeth into place. The shape of the trays or aligners is modified slightly about every 2 weeks. This ensures your aligners adapt to the changing shape of your mouth and positions of your teeth, effectively pushing your realignment onto the next stage. You can remove the trays for eating and cleaning and they are almost invisible. This makes your treatment discreet, comfortable and still effective.

Can I have Invisalign?

Many of our patients have benefitted from invisible braces in West Malling. Invisalign is suitable where the crowding, spacing or misalignment issues are not severe. If your teeth are fully erupted and you are confident that you can commit to the whole procedure, then we can help you with Invisalign in West Malling. After wearing your aligners full-time, except when eating and cleaning your teeth, you will find that your teeth have moved into the desired positions, leaving you with the smile that you’ve dreamed of. Each treatment is unique as the aligners are tailored to your mouth. Advanced 3D technology is used to plan the treatment precisely so that we can reposition your teeth accurately.

Experience straighter teeth and give yourself the gift of a beautiful smile and improved self-confidence. Our team looks forward to talking to you about how you can benefit from Invisalign in West Malling.

Lifelong dental health with One Smile Oral Care

Are you looking for a dentist in West Malling? One Smile Oral Care could be the place for you. We offer a vast choice of preventive, cosmetic and restorative treatments for all our patients. Don’t just take our word for it, visit our website to read the hundreds of personal testimonials from our happy patients. We’ve put smiles on their faces and we can for you too. Your smile makes a massive impact on your life. From first impressions to the overall health and wellbeing of your body. With our dentist in West Malling you can enjoy a healthy smile throughout the years.

Dentist in West MallingRestorative procedures

Restoring teeth is a huge part of our job. From routine fillings to complete dentures and everything in between, we are here to help you. Let’s take a look at some of our common restorative procedures.

White resin fillings

A white resin filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture that is used to restore decayed teeth. They are also used for cosmetic improvements to change the color of your teeth or reshape rough edged teeth.

Aesthetics are another advantage of white fillings. Your dentist in West Malling can blend shades to create a colour nearly identical to that of your actual tooth. White resin fillings bond to the tooth to support the remaining tooth structure, which helps prevent breakage in the future.

Complete dentures

A complete denture is for people who have lost all their natural teeth. You can lose your teeth at any age, from accident, injury or infection. Your teeth take centre stage when you smile and make mealtimes enjoyable, which is why tooth loss can have a huge emotional impact on your life. Our resident dentist, Yasmin George, has over 25 years of experience helping patients overcome their anxieties resulting from tooth loss.

A denture acts as a removable replacement for missing teeth and gums, and is usually made of hardwearing acrylic plastic . One Smile Oral Care dentures are designed to closely resemble natural gum tissue and teeth, creating a natural finish.

Whether you need restorative work, cosmetic treatments or a routine dental check-up, our One Smile Oral Care dentist is here to help.

Could you benefit from cosmetic dentistry?

Most of us have a long list of desires when it comes to our body. We might want to lose some weight or have clearer skin, but one of the easiest ways to completely change our appearance is by improving our smile.

When your appearance matters, most people don’t just want an average smile. With cosmetic dentistry in West Malling, you can create your best possible smile. Our dental professionals at One Smile Oral Care can help you with a multitude of cosmetic procedures to transform your teeth, or they can simply enhance the smile you already have.

There are several services cosmetic dentistry in West Malling can provide for you, including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and cosmetic re-contouring of your gums.

Cosmetic Dentistry in West MallingZoom teeth whitening

You can’t pick up a magazine today, or turn on the TV without noticing dazzling whitened smiles. Teeth whitening services are growing in popularity and are now one of the most requested services that we offer.

For some of our patients, the answer to their needs is Zoom one hour teeth whitening. This light-activated whitening system is the quickest method for tooth whitening today. It can make your teeth 6 to 10 shades lighter with little sensitivity.

Zoom teeth whitening is for One Smile Oral Care patients who want safe, effective and speedy whitening results. Custom trays are also included for periodic touch-ups, to make sure your smile stays as white as possible.

Good-looking gums

Not everyone shows their gums when they smile, but if they do then having an even gum line along the top of the teeth is an important feature for a natural, healthy looking smile. Gum contouring is a technique that reshapes your gum line so it better complements your teeth.

If you choose gum contouring, the results are usually permanent. In some cases, where a large amount of gum tissue is removed the healing process can take longer, as it may be necessary to trim bone on the front of the tooth root to help prevent re-growth of the gum tissue.

To find out more about cosmetic dentistry in West Malling and what could work for you, simply give us a call or send us an email.

Wearing braces in West Malling for a beautiful, beaming smile

Like losing our baby teeth, wearing braces is a rite of passage for many children these days. The same is not always true for adults and you may have lived with crooked, crossing or uneven teeth for most of your adult life. Not only can unsightly teeth have a major effect on how you feel about yourself, your overall oral health may suffer too. Straight and well aligned teeth are more likely to remain healthy and be easier to care for.

Braces in West MallingProblems with a misaligned bite can lead to excessive wear and tear on certain teeth, as well as putting unnecessary strain on the joints of your jaw. Here at One Smile Oral Care in West Malling, braces are available for both children and adults. Adult braces are now becoming a very popular option and it is no longer necessary to put up with a less than perfect smile. Perhaps it’s now time for you to invest in a better smile; your future self will thank you.

Getting straight to the point

In the past braces were cumbersome and obtrusive, they were often referred to as train tracks. Thankfully, new technology, modern materials and improved techniques allow us to offer a range of practical and unobtrusive alternatives. At our practice in West Malling, braces really are for everyone. Invisible removable braces and tooth-coloured wires and brackets have proved to be a big step forward. Because they cannot be seen easily, most people will not even notice that you are wearing braces.

For children it is usually necessary to realign the teeth using fixed brackets and wires, although this is not always the case. In the past dentists often had to remove a number of  teeth to make enough room to straighten the rest. Using modern methods it is often possible to expand the jaw and palate to accommodate all of the adult teeth within the jaws.

For adults patients we offer the Invisalign system. This is a series of removable mouth guards. Invisalign braces can be used to address a wide range of orthodontic issues from minor straightening to major realignment. Because these braces are invisible they fit unobtrusively into your everyday life and no one else will need to know that you’re wearing braces in West Malling, unless you decide to tell them.

Finding a dentist in West Malling

It would be fair to say that although visiting the dentist is not high on most people’s list of favourite things, having good teeth and a beautiful healthy smile definitely is. A beautiful smile can make such a difference to how you feel about yourself and how you interact with others. This is why it is so important to find a dentist who can make every visit a positive experience.

If you are looking for a dentist in West Malling who believes that taking advantage of the most up-to-date dental technology, One Smile Oral Care might be just what you are looking for. Dr Ben Mortazavi has invested in the latest dental equipment, designed to ensure that you leave the practice smiling.

Dentist in West MallingA major advance in dental anaesthetics

Local anaesthetics are a necessary part of many dental treatments, such as fillings. Not only are injections uncomfortable, they often leave your face and lips feeling numb for some time after the treatment, and can cause you to dribble.  Unsurprisingly, many people who have a fear of needles often avoid going for treatments unless absolutely necessary.

The dental wand is an advanced solution to this problem: using a micro-processor to control the delivery of the anaesthetic, it is possible to numb a single tooth without affecting the surrounding areas of the mouth or face. Even the most nervous of patients are pleasantly surprised. The dental wand also delivers a small quantity of the anaesthetic to the injection site before the needle is placed, which means that the area is already numb and the injection is then painless.

Treat your teeth to the best technology

The dental wand is just one of the range of technologically advanced treatments available here in West Malling. Dentist Dr Ben Mortazavi and his team use lasers to treat a wide range of dental issues. Dental lasers can be used for drilling, tooth whitening and the treatment of periodontal and gum related issues. There are many benefits from using lasers; less noise and vibration make the treatment more comfortable. Lasers also do much less damage to the surrounding tissue and swelling and bleeding are minimised. Finding a dentist that makes each visit a positive experience will definitely give you something to smile about.

Keep your dental business your own with Invisalign

When people see you wearing braces, somehow they just seem to think they are an open invitation to ask personal questions about your teeth, questions you might not want to have to answer every time you meet someone new.

If you want straighter teeth, without having to go through the process needed to achieve them and advertising your efforts to all and sundry, then Invisalign nearly invisible aligners could be the solution for you.

invisalign-west-mallingIf you live or work in West Malling, Invisalign is available from One Smile Oral Care, conveniently placed in the high street and open every working day and Saturday mornings.

When you come to see us for Invisalign in West Malling, we can give you detailed information during your free initial consultation, but here is an overview to help you get the basics.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign clear aligners are different from the more well-known braces systems. They use transparent thermoplastic resin trays, rather like mouthguards, that slide snugly over the teeth. These trays are so thin that it is almost impossible to see them.

Your trays are made specifically for you, from impressions that we take here and then send off to the Invisalign laboratory in the United States. The lab also uses information sent by us to calculate the path the teeth need to travel along to reach their required alignment. The laboratory makes an aligner tray for each step. Each one is slightly differently from the previous one, marking another step along the journey your teeth will take. The pressure from each slight move forward in the tray design is what nudges the teeth along their path.

You need to wear each tray for about two weeks before moving on to the next one, and you will need somewhere between 12 and 48 trays, depending on your specific needs.

In West Malling, Invisalign has another great advantage in that the aligners are removable, so they are much easier to keep clean and so are your teeth. You can also leave them off entirely for a few hours if you have to attend an important social or professional event. The aligners should, however, be worn for at least 20 hours a day every day for the quickest results.

Make your smile beautiful as well as healthy

So many of us wish that our healthy teeth and gums were more beautiful to look at.

Even if all we have is one discoloured, crooked, chipped or worn tooth, and apart from that we are in excellent oral health, we can still find ourselves suppressing our smiles and laughter, in the hope that no one will notice our imperfection.

cosmetic-dentistry-west-mallingBut with cosmetic dentistry in West Malling, you can turn healthy teeth and gums into dazzling smiles.

At One Smile Oral Care, cosmetic dentistry in West Malling has various different techniques, some of which require only a single visit, to bring out the best in your smile.

In West Malling, cosmetic dentistry covers a wide range of treatments; from the latest in tooth whitening techniques to porcelain veneers, white fillings and dental implants to the most recent updates in traditional prosthetics such as dentures, bridges and crowns.

Veneers

At One Smile Oral Care, we can cover chipped, broken and discoloured teeth, or even slightly misaligned teeth with porcelain veneers. Veneers are durable, very thin covers of porcelain that we fix over the front of your natural teeth. We remove a thin layer of enamel to create the rough surface required for the veneers to adhere to, and make sure they align with the rest of your teeth. Once the veneers are in place, they look and behave just like natural teeth. You can have as many fitted as necessary, even a whole mouthful.

Braces

For crowded, crooked or misaligned teeth, or an uneven bite, cosmetic dentistry in West Malling can move teeth into a better position using braces or invisible aligners. Aligners achieve the same results as bracket and wire braces, without being fixed to the teeth. These clear plastic trays fit so snugly over the teeth so that they are barely noticeable. Each tray is one in a succession that gently nudges the teeth into a straighter position in your mouth, over a matter of months. These trays are removable, making it easier to eat, brush, and even maintain discretion at important events.

In West Malling, cosmetic dentistry at One Smile Oral Care also offers dental implants to replace lost teeth, and professional tooth-whitening, which is the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment.

Why not pop in to see us and find out how we can help you redesign your smile?

In West Malling, braces are still important for children

Braces are increasingly common among adults in the 21st century, with the advances in materials and techniques. But they are still just as important for children.

braces-in-west-mallingHere at One Smile Oral Care, we encourage parents to bring their children in for an orthodontic check-up, so that we can keep an eye on whether or not they are going to need braces. Dr Yasmin George takes a keen interest in making sure that children’s mouths and faces are developing properly. She monitors not only their teeth and gums, but also their jaws and bite. And Yasmin can tell from as young as the age of five whether your child is going to need some help to develop good straight teeth, properly sized jaws, a good profile and a broad, beautiful, beaming smile.

If not, do not worry, because here at One Smile in West Malling, braces come in different designs and materials, to fit your needs and that of your children. It is a good idea to bring your child in for an orthodontic check-up no later than seven-years-old, because there are some problems that can only be treated while the face is still growing.

Our braces in West Malling

We have several different designs of braces.Metal bracket and wire braces are much smaller these days and we find that, because they are robust, they can stand up to the extra wear and tear, bumps and bashes that go with being an active, healthy child. This is one reason why metal braces remain popular among children.

We also offer bracket and wire braces that have clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires. These small, discreet braces are the kind that many adults choose because people have to get up close to spot them. They are, however, more fragile than metal braces and may not be the right choice if you have a sporty child.

If your child’s teeth only need some minor readjustments, then they may be able to wear clear plastic aligners. These are not suitable for serious corrections, but work incredibly well on the front six teeth if they are only slightly wonky.

We offer a free initial consultation, so please take advantage of it to find out if your child may need help.