Straight talking about DIY Orthodontics

By | Orthodontics

You may have spotted that it’s now possible to buy clear aligners remotely over the internet without setting foot in a dental practice. But please think about this very carefully. Orthodontists are here for a reason, to make a thorough examination of your mouth and jaw, advise on exactly the right treatment for you and supervise every step of the way, from consultation to completion.

Orthodontic clear aligners, used to discreetly guide misaligned teeth back into their rightful position, are one of our most popular treatments.

All orthodontic treatment is carried out by our Consultant and Specialist in Orthodontics, Gavin Power, to ensure treatment complies to the strict standards laid down by dentistry’s many regulatory bodies.

There are just some jobs that you shouldn’t do yourself especially when it comes to your oral health and ‘remote teledentistry’, where you are encouraged to take your own impressions, is not one of them. After all, there’s no going back should treatment not give the expected results. Your smile, and your oral health, are just too valuable to risk DIY orthodontics.

If you have any questions about teeth straightening, call us today to book a consultation on 01227 273593.

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You’re never too old for straighter teeth! Ask us about adult braces

By | Orthodontics



Have you been quietly putting up with misaligned teeth or gaps that you feel are unsightly when you smile? Maybe you’ve thought about getting your teeth straightened but have been put off because you think it will take too long, involve wearing uncomfortable metal braces, or simply that you’re just too old?

Gone is the notion that orthodontic treatment is only for youngsters. Adults of all ages are starting to realise that they too can have the teeth they’ve always wanted and that there are amazingly discreet ways of doing it.

At Carbasse Implant & Dental Centre we can offer a straightening solution for you, no matter your age, or how complex your case. We offer invisible, cosmetic and traditional fixed adult braces – whatever solution best suits your needs – with some treatments being completed in months rather than years.

Set things straight with Invisalign

One of our most popular orthodontic treatments here at Carbasse Implant & Dental Centre is Invisalign. This innovative treatment uses a series of custom-made, clear aligners to discreetly and comfortably guide misaligned teeth back into their desired position.

Invisalign is ideal for those who want straighter teeth, but don’t want to wear unattractive adult braces for months on end. The aligners are almost invisible in the mouth and are removable, meaning you can eat your favourite foods as normal and keep up a good oral hygiene routine as they can be removed for brushing and flossing.

Or go Incognito!

Or you can opt for the similarly discreet lingual braces by Incognito. Positioned on the back of the teeth, lingual braces can straighten teeth, including complex cases, while being completely hidden from view. Because the gold alloy brackets are custom-made, they offer predictably excellent results and minimise difficulty with speech and discomfort. Compared to removable braces, Incognito generally offers faster and more reliable treatment.

So, it’s no longer a choice between putting up with teeth you don’t like or wearing chunky metal braces to correct them. Today’s adult braces are discreet, effective and allow you to get on with your life with minimum fuss.

So what are you waiting for?

If you’re interested in Invisalign or other adult braces, call us today on 01227 273593 or book an appointment online.

Invisalign and beyond: specialist teeth straightening has arrived!

By | Orthodontics

Here at Carbasse Implant & Dental Centre, our focus has always been on quality – from implants to restorations and whitening, our patients can have confidence that they’re getting the very best level of skill, care and attention to detail. Which is why we’re delighted to be able to introduce our newest team member, Gavin Power, bringing specialist orthodontics to our Whitstable practice.

As a consultant and specialist orthodontist, Gavin brings a wealth of experience to Carbasse Implant & Dental Centre. It means that, unlike other dentists, we can provide a truly comprehensive range of teeth-straightening treatments – so no matter how complex your case, we’ll be able to help.

Gavin welcomes both adults and children for orthodontic treatment. Whether you’re interested in undergoing a discreet cosmetic treatment for your front ‘smiling’ teeth, such as Invisalign, or you have a deeper problem with the way your top and bottom teeth come together, Gavin will be able to devise a treatment plan that gets you the results you want.

So what can you expect from the new orthodontic service at Carbasse Implant & Dental Centre? Here’s a rundown of the range of teeth straightening solutions we can offer:

  • ‘Invisible’ braces – these include clear aligners, like the revolutionary Invisalign, which are custom-made using your dental impressions. They are barely noticeable when worn and can be removed for eating and cleaning your teeth. Average treatment times range from 12-24 months, sometimes less.
  • Lingual braces – these are like fixed metal braces, but attached to the back of your teeth for complete discretion.
  • Removable braces – retainer-style braces that can be taken out when you need to eat or clean your teeth. An advanced brand is the Inman Aligner, which is designed to work extremely quickly.
  • Fixed braces – traditional braces that orthodontists continue to rate for their reliable results. Modern systems include lightweight, tooth-coloured materials, and fast treatment times for cases that don’t require us to address a bite problem.

If you’re interested in Invisalign or other teeth straightening solutions in Whitstable, get in touch with us today to book a consultation with Gavin.