THE PRACTICE IS NOW OPEN AS NORMAL:

As you can imagine, we are working hard to contact everyone who had their appointment cancelled during the enforced shut down. If we have not yet been in touch, we havent forgotten you! Do feel free to call us to reschedule your appointment. Please bear in mind, your appointment may need to be booked further into the future than originally planned. We are trying to be as accommodating as possible and thank you all for your patience during this extremely busy and difficult time.


We have already welcomed many patients back to the practice and they will have noticed we have added to, and improved our cross infection safety procedures. Please be aware, that despite most of our treatment returing to normal, we will need to see you for a short assessment appointment prior to any treatment (not routine appointments) and can only offer hand scaling when seeing the hygienist.

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

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call us on 01452 524024

64 Cotteswold Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 6RH

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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

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