You need to change your clear aligners regularly to allow for the gradual movement in your teeth. As your teeth move, your next set of aligners will better fit the new stage in your teeth straightening process.
Every patient is different, so it is difficult to answer this question without first seeing your teeth. On average, most patients finish their teeth straightening treatment within 6 to 18 months. You will be given a more accurate treatment time once you have had your digital scan.
At your first consultation we will assess your teeth and talk through the benefits of SureSmile aligners. Most adults are suitable for teeth straightening with SureSmile.
You should maintain a good oral hygiene. Make sure you brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day and floss daily. You should stop smoking as this will severely affect the success of your dental implants. Be sure to regularly see your dentist and hygienist at Trinity Dental in Rothwell.
All-on-4 dental implants are proven to last. With good care and maintenance, there’s no reason why your full arch dental implants should not last for 20 years or longer.
All-on-4 dental implants support a full arch replacement of about 10 to 12 teeth. Some patients who want a complete full set of new teeth, can do so and will need all-on-4 dental implants to both the upper and lower jaw.
In some cases, the restoration (false tooth) can be fitted during the same appointment that the dental implant is placed. In other cases, time is needed for the mouth to heal before a restoration is fitted – this can be anything from two days to six months. Dr Simpson will let you know what you’ll require during the planning of your treatment.
Costs of dental implants vary depending on how complex the treatment is. Dr Millar will provide a full breakdown of costs as part of the planning stage of treatment. Dental practices can offer payment plans to make treatment more affordable.
Most adults with good general and oral health are suitable for dental implants. Young people whose jaw is still growing are usually not suitable. Anyone who smokes or drinks heavily may also not be suitable. Everyone is different – Alison will be able to provide more information tailored to you.
  • Only pick the tooth up by the crown (the white, top section).
  • Avoid touching the root.
  • If the tooth is dirty, rinse it for no more than 10 seconds under cold, running water.
  • Put the tooth back in the socket if possible. Bite down on a piece of clean material to keep it in place. If you can’t put it back in the socket, keep the tooth in your mouth between your cheeks and teeth, or place it in a container and cover it with milk.
A sinus infection usually has a constant, dull pain and the pain may get worse when you move your head sideways or up and down. If you are suffering with an abscessed tooth, you are more likely to feel a sharp pain which increases in intensity. If you were to touch a tooth with an abscess, you are likely to have a sharp jolt of pain.
When we lie down to go to sleep, blood flows to the head and therefore the teeth which means you may feel more pain. You may also notice toothache more at night because you are less distracted by work and the busyness of the day. Finally, some people grind their teeth at night, and this can enhance the pain if you’re suffering with toothache.
You should only go to hospital if you have suffered an accident or trauma to your face or mouth which requires treatment for bleeding or deep wounds. Any other pain relating to your mouth, teeth or gums can be dealt with by an emergency dentist.