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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.

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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

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!

Black Whitening Toothpaste?

At Cotteswold House Dental Care, in Gloucester, we are now stocking Beverly Hills Black Whitening Toothpaste. It has activated Charcoal present to help reduce surface staining to give the teeth a whiter appearance. It is also the least abrasive whitening toothpaste on the market (this has been an issue with whitening pastes for some time!). This makes it the perfect partner to one of our teeth whitening packages.

It gets a thumbs up on taste from the whole team.

Pop in to pick up a tube for £5.50.

Beverly Hills Perfect White Black toothpaste

Helping with stained teeth

As the Christmas season is soon to be upon us, we are sure you want to have a healthy sparkling smile to go with your party dresses and suits.

Over the next couple of weeks, we are going to provide you with tips to help reduce any embarrassment about stained and discoloured teeth.

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Why do teeth stain?

Stained teeth can be caused by drinking coke, coffee and tea, or consuming stain producing foods such as red wine or blueberries (!). Also nicotine is a main cause of staining.

Plaque deposits as a result of not brushing correctly or flossing can also cause stains.

Biting on hard objects can cause microcracks which will rapidly stain and are hard to clean.  

How do you stop staining teeth? 
  • Limit the amount of coffee and tea
  • Avoid smoking
  • Have regular visits with your dentist and hygienist
  • Brush and floss properly
  • The use of some toothpastes can help to remove minor stains
 

Next time we will be talking about ways in which we can help to remove stains.

Welcome to the Gloucester Dental Blog

Welcome to our new Gloucester Dental Blog and website. We are excited to bring this to both our existing patients and to all prospective patients in and around Gloucester and the wider Gloucestershire area. We will update this regularly to give you tips and information on how to keep your mouth healthy and the dental treatment options that are available to you.   We hope you will find our new Dental Blog to be helpful, engaging and informative.   Please free to contact a member of the team here at Cotteswold House Dental Care with any dental questions or concerns by calling 01452 524024