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Why did I choose Invisalign? My experience by Sally

Sally has recently completed a course of Invisalign with us, and is kindly sharing her story with us.

Why did you want your teeth straightened Sally?
I have always had a crooked smile, and with time my one front tooth became noticeably shorter through wear. I hated seeing photos of myself and would always avoid cameras wherever possible. Being in my 50s I’d assumed that I was too old for any form of teeth straightening and was resigned to keeping my crooked smile.

What made you choose Invisalign?
When Steven Neal asked me whether I’d thought about teeth straightening I was surprised that there might be a viable solution, even for someone of my age! Having several dental implants a conventional metal brace was not an option, so I was delighted to hear that I could have a barely visible brace called Invisalign which would safely straighten my teeth without damaging my implants.

Why did you choose Cotteswold House?
I have been been with Cotteswold House for about 30 years and have always been happy with the professional service that they provide, so choosing them for my Invisalign was an easy decision.

How do you feel about your teeth now?
Since finishing my Invisalign treatment and associated minor cosmetic work, I have the smile that I have always wanted. Straight, even teeth and a smile that I am now happy to have in any photograph!

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If you would like to find out more about the Invisalign or the other Teeth Straightening systems we have at Cotteswold House in Gloucester, why not get in touch and start the conversation?

We look forward to hearing from you.

What can a great smile with Invisalign do for you? £500 saving for a limited time

Get ready for something great. Start with your smile.
There are many things you may gain from having Invisalign orthodontic treatment here at Cotteswold House in Gloucester. Invisalign clear aligners provide you with a comfortable, almost invisible way to give you a great smile.
To celebrate becoming a GOLD provider we are offering a £500 discount to the next 10 people who start treatment (Valid from May 2017)



Say cheese for a great Smile for photos
Invisalign will give you a brand new smile that you will be more than happy to show the world. During treatment as the trays are almost invisible, you will be able to pose for pictures without the fear of wearing braces.

Straight teeth in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Gloucestershire

Face the world and feel great
When chatting with a friend or laughing with a group, have you found yourself avoiding freely smiling? With Invisalign, you won’t have your embarrassment increased any further whilst you’re waiting on the perfect smile. Your Invisalign aligners allow you to discreetly move your teeth without everyone noticing—and commenting—on your orthodontic treatment.

Once you’ve got a smile that you’re proud to show off, you’ll be hard pressed to keep your smile hidden! Invisalign won’t just give you a new smile, it makes you smile more which will make you feel more confident and can also allow you to access new opportunities.

Remember, to celebrate becoming a GOLD provider we are offering a £500 discount to the next 10 people who start treatment (Valid from May 2017) so if you are interested call us now on 01452 524024 without delay

Jess’s Six Month Smiles Straight Teeth Wedding Journey



Patients of Cotteswold House Dental Care will no doubt recognise Jess from their visits to the practice in Gloucester. You will also see what a beautiful radiant smile she now has after undertaking teeth straightening, or orthodontic treatment using the Six Month Smiles teeth straightening system. Jess has kindly agreed to share with us her story and her beautiful wedding photos. We hope you enjoy her story just as much as we did!

Why did you want your teeth straightening Jess?
“I had always been conscious of my teeth, especially working in a dental practice. I’d “put up” with my narrow, crooked smile for such a long time but it wasn’t until my, now Husband, popped the question on Christmas Eve in 2012. I really didn’t want to look back through my Wedding album and regret not having them straightened. It still took me a further few months to pluck up the courage and ask for treatment as I was so nervous that it might be painful. Turns out I was very wrong!”

Why did you chose 6MS Jess?
“Obviously working in a dental practice was a big advantage for me as it meant I didn’t need to travel out of Gloucester to have my teeth straightened. We had been treating patients with the six month smiles (6MS) system for a few months and it all seemed pretty straight forward, however I still felt I didn’t know too much about the treatment. My main worry (aside from it hurting) was how long it would take as my Wedding day was slowly creeping closer. Stephen Waters reassured all would be done by September which was great news for me. I booked myself in and got started.”

How did it impact on your everyday life Jess?
“At first I felt they were really noticeable as my lips seemed to feel more puffed out and I spoke a bit funny. Eating wasn’t easy but it didn’t take me long to get used to things. Many people knew that there was something different about me but couldn’t put their finger on it. It wasn’t until I’d pull a cheesy grin to show off the braces. I became quite proud of them in the end and often smiled for photos with my teeth and braces showing… something I’d not done before! I even had to have a tooth extracted during my treatment, but was still happy to show off the little gap!”

jess-patient-coordinator-cotteswold-dental-gloucester“During my treatment, the dentists would often use me as a visual aid to show patients how the braces looked and how I felt the treatment was going personally. It was during this time that I felt we really needed something more for our patients. I was asked so many questions and it felt patients were more inclined to ask me things over the dentists, which was a nice feeling. I felt sometimes I really made a difference and helped them make a decision on whether to go for the 6MS treatment or not. The fact that I was going through it/had been through it meant I could really be honest with the patients.”

How does Jess feel now?
“I couldn’t be happier with the outcome of my treatment. Not only has it given me the confidence to smile (and wonderful Wedding photos!) but it has given me a new role at Cotteswold House.” “I have recently taken on the role of Patient Coordinator. This is a position that allows me to speak daily to our patients about treatments we offer; cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, dental implants, and also more day to day dentistry such as fillings, extractions and crowns. I also welcome all of our new patients to the practice and I’m always on hand to chat at any point if a patient needs to. It was only by having treatment myself that I was able to put myself in patient’s shoes.”

Jess was a slightly more complex case than usual for Six Month Smiles, hence taking a little longer at 11 months. Most cases tend to take between five and nine months.

“You only have to look at Jessica’s beautiful wedding photos to see what a difference the Six Month Smiles teeth straightening system has made to her smile” said Stephen.

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To enquire about your straight teeth smile on your wedding day using Six Month Smiles please call Cotteswold House Dental Care Gloucester on 01452 524024 or visit our Six Month Smiles page for further information.

BRACE YOURSELF AND SAVE £270 WITH INVISALIGN!

If you’ve ever considered braces but don’t fancy the idea of the traditional “train track” look, then Invisalign by our friendly team of dentists at Cotteswold House Dental Care, Gloucester, is the clear solution!

The Invisalign system is a series of clear, removable positioners that are changed every few weeks to move the teeth into a desired position.

Invisible Braces in Gloucester

Most crowding can be resolved using Invisalign in a short period, sometimes as short as seven weeks. More complex cases may take longer and this obviously varies from person to person.

Not only is Invisalign a great way of moving teeth discreetly, it also has other benefits such as less time in the dental chair, the teeth are easier to keep clean as the positioners can be removed and you also have the added option of whitening the teeth, which can be done using the positioners. Choosing Invisalign also means that you are doing no damage to the teeth to get the perfect smile you’ve always wanted.

Once you have completed your Invisalign journey, we advise that a retainer is worn to keep the teeth exactly where you’d like them! This can be in the form of a removable retainer, a bit like the invisalign positioners, or with a small, fixed retainer that is bonded to the back of the teeth and hidden from sight.

To find out more, please book a free consultation with our treatment co-odinator.

Contact us to find out how you can save £270!

Dental Autumn Newsletter 2016

At Cotteswold House Dental Care we like to keep our patients up to date with the latest news, not just about the practice but also the latest advances in dentistry and dental care. We plan to release 4 newsletters each year. The benefits of our newsletter include:

 
  • Regular dental health tips
  • Information on existing treatments
  • Information on new treatments
  • Practice Information
  • Dental Health Products – from our Dental Shop
  • Special Offers
 

Click to download: Autumn Newsletter

Free Invisalign Smile Assessment

 Limited time offer!

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For all appointments booked during January, we are offering a FREE smile evaluation and assessment using Invisalign’s ClinCheck® software. This allows you to see your new smile before you start treatment. The cost of this is usually £270.

Why are people EXCITED about this Invisalign offer? It’s a really GREAT saving that will give you a fabulous smile.

Invisalign straightens your teeth with invisible aligners. No one sees that you’re wearing braces!

Here’s why people LOVE Invisalign:

  • It can take just a few months to get straight, even teeth
  • With the Invisalign System, you get a set of clear overlay aligners that will gradually move your teeth.
  • Aligners are created with the latest technology, as they have been generated by computer simulation
  • .Because the aligners are transparent, no one can tell you’re wearing braces.
  • Older teenagers, adults and other people love aligners – often because no one notices they’re wearing them. They don’t look like braces!
  • You’ll feel more confidence thanks to having a beautiful smile.
  • Your smile and gums will stay healthy more easily, as dental hygiene is much simpler with straight even teeth. The benefits of Invisalign last a lifetime


“I have more confidence thanks to having beautiful smile. Who won’t love that? “

“Positive feelings that you’re leaving a great impression. Perfect!”

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This will enable you to see your smile transformation in front of your eyes, before you commit to treatment.

Fill out the form below to request your FREE evaluation and to download our guide to tooth straightening.

See Kirsty’s Invisalign Story here

Kirsty didn’t like her smile or the positioning of her teeth. She felt that they were crooked and overcrowded. being self conscious she wanted a discreet option.

Invisalign is a great fit for all of these worries. It is an almost invisible brace system which can give you a lovely straight smile you can have confidence in!

During the treatment she liked how people didn’t even notice she! She didn’t realise how easy it would be, and she didn’t need lots of appointments so it was easy to fit in to her busy life.

At the end she was very happy – wish she’d done it sooner. Invisalign is “worth the cost – can’t put a price on it!

Watch Kirsty’s story her:

What is Invisalign and how does it work?

Invisalign: The Clear Alternative to Braces


These days we’re so used to seeing bright, white, perfect teeth that are often too good to be true. A “celebrity smile” usually takes quite a lot of work that can be damaging to teeth. For a kinder approach, Invisalign is a much safer & conservative way to straighten teeth. We can then easily go on to whiten them to give them back their sparkle.
To start the process for Invisalign, we would firstly check if you were suitable to go ahead with treatment with an orthodontic assessment. We look at how your teeth fit together & how crowded they are. It may also be necessary to take some X-Rays at this appointment. If all seems well & you are suitable for treatment, we will then go on to take some impressions of your teeth to send off to Invisalign. They will take a close look at the models and digitally analyse them to provide you with an image of how your teeth could look after treatment. As you can imagine, this is always pretty exciting to see!

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From the models, Invisalign will then make aligner trays just for you that are smooth & comfortable and virtually invisible. They fit over your teeth and you tend to change them every two weeks. Once all your trays are ready we can start the process by checking the fit of the first tray & giving you full instructions.

Each aligner is usually worn for around 2 weeks before it’s changed and over time this gently shifts your teeth into the correct position. We recommend you wear the aligners as much as possible, around 20 hours a day. The more you wear them, the quicker the teeth will move.

Treatment times vary depending on how severe your crowding is and we will try our best to give you an estimate of your treatment time.

Once you have completed your Invisalign treatment, we advise you to wear your final aligner for a number of months at night time to keep them in their final position. It is at this point you can go on to whiten your teeth if you’d like.

Invisalign treatment is so popular with our patients as it’s so comfortable & discreet. Why not contact us on 01452524024 to start your Invisalign journey?

Happy Birthday Cotteswold House!

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Its a special day today for our dentists today, as Cotteswold House Dental Care, Gloucester, is celebrating its 39th Birthday today! We first opened our doors on 4th July 1977 with Dr Neil Normington and the helm, and we have continued to provide all of our patients with a high quality level of care and trust that we have built up over the years!

Do braces hurt and how do they feel? (Sharon’s smile makeover part 2)

If you remember earlier this year Sharon started on her journey to improve her smile. These are her thoughts:

“I had my ceramic braces put on in February, so have now had them for just over 3 months.
It took me just under a week to get used to the braces. The first few days were a bit uncomfortable, but not so much that I needed painkillers.
The worse thing was the braces rubbed a bit on my gums, but Cotteswold House gave me an aftercare packet which had some wax in which I could place on those sore areas.
I’ve seen Dr Neal 3 times now to have my elastics which hold my wire changed. This is quite a quick appointment – I’m normally only there for 20 minutes. Again because the brace is tight you do feel some pressure but that soon goes.
I’m really starting to see big changes to the position of my teeth qand am so pleased I’ve had it on. As an added bonus, it has really helped with my diet 🙂 ”

These are good points made by Sharon and really tie in with the main queries about braces (orthodontics):

1. How much will treatment cost?
We know price is an important consideration for you. There is no way to accurately answer this question without first coming in for a consultation.
At Cotteswold House are fees are generally between £3-4000. This fee also includes teeth whitening to really show off your new smile!

2. How can you prepare for treatment?
We would need to make sure all teeth are disease free and the gums healthy. This will provide optimum conditions for the best result.

3. How can your dentist work out if you are suitable for treatment?
The best way is to book a consultation. Please call 01452524024 to arrange a free initial consultation.


4. How long will the process take?
Each individual case varies. Treatment tends to range from 6 to 18 months.

5. What are the downsides/side effects of treatment?
There are very few downsides to these systems. With Invisalign® you will be required to remove the aligner or braces when you are eating to prevent food getting stuck under it and for fixed ceramic brackets you need to ensure your teeth cleaning is excellent.

6. Will it hurt?
There could be some discomfort during the initial stages of tooth movement. The way orthodontics works is to introduce constant but steady pressure on your teeth. This results in you only feeling light pressure on the teeth. You would not experience any pain, just some discomfort, which means the teeth are moving.

To find out more, please follow the link here to download our free guide into teeth straightening