Straighten out your smile with our teeth straightening treatment

Many people attend our practice to explore the possibility of teeth straightening in Bournemouth. Having gaps or overlapping teeth can make some people feel as if they don’t ever want to smile. At Queens Park Dental Clinic we know how life altering it can be to have a smile that you feel proud of and our dental professional Hannah will do whatever she can to make your treatment as straightforward as possible. If you wish to have an even, gap-free smile then book a consultation appointment at our practice today. You can do this by calling our practice, popping in or contacting us through our website. If you are unsure about whether you could benefit from this treatment then it may be worth consulting our online smile check that will ask you a series of questions about how you feel about your smile.

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The process of getting straight teeth is a simple one

Once you have booked a consultation appointment with us for teeth straightening in Bournemouth we will be able to fully assess the condition of your teeth. At this appointment you will have impressions taken of your teeth, and from these your sets of aligners will be made. Your aligners will be completely clear and will fit comfortably over the tops of your own teeth. The clear, plastic design is a huge benefit when considering how many people neglect to have braces because of their unsightly appearance. These aligners are barely noticeable and should not affect the way you speak either. They are completely removable as well, meaning you can take them out for eating and brushing your teeth. We advise that you wear your aligners for a minimum of 22 hours a day to ensure that treatment works effectively. It is important to maintain a high level of oral hygiene throughout your treatment to prevent a build-up of plaque and tartar underneath your aligners.

After your treatment has come to an end you will have a retainer made. This must be worn constantly after your treatment for a period of a week, and then only at nighttime. Some people need to continue to wear their retainer at night for months, years or even the rest of their life. This varies between individual circumstances.    

Achieve straighter teeth in no time at all

When you make the decision to get teeth straightening in Bournemouth you can expect your treatment to take between five and ten months, depending on your personal circumstances. In-Line’s invisible aligners are considerably quicker at producing results than alternative braces, making it a popular option for those of you who wish to achieve an even smile in time for a wedding or other important social event. You will be expected to wear each set of your aligners for four to six weeks each. You must wear them in the correct order and resist temptation to skip a set, as they are gradually moving your teeth into their new positions and this will prevent your treatment from working effectively, potentially resulting in you needing to start it again. If you have any questions about your dental professional will be able to answer these for you and explain anything about the treatment that you do not understand.  

Keep your teeth looking youthful with teeth whitening

At Queens Park Dental Clinic we know that having a smile you can be proud of is important. A discoloured, stained smile can leave the most confident of us feeling vulnerable. Instead of hiding your smile and refusing to be in any photographs, book a consultation appointment with Hannah at our practice and start your journey to achieving a whiter, youthful looking smile today. Opting to have teeth whitening in Bournemouth will enable you to lighten the colour of your teeth by several shades, dramatically reducing the appearance of stains. The treatment we offer at Queens Park Dental Clinic means that you can undergo treatment from the comfort of your own home where you have complete control. 

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What can cause tooth discolouration and staining?

Throughout life teeth can become discoloured or display a yellowish tint due to all sorts of reasons. You only have one set of adult teeth, and these have to cope with every single bit of food and drink that you consume. Having good oral hygiene is important, and if you have a good brushing routine, use mouthwash and floss regularly, you are less likely to experience staining. However, over time your teeth can still become less white and drinking things such as tea, coffee and alcohol can increase your chances of discolouration as well as lifestyle habits such as smoking. If you are not satisfied with the colour of your teeth then having teeth whitening in Bournemouth could improve their brightness and allow you to enjoy your smile again.

A simple, straightforward way to keep your teeth white

The first step to achieving a whiter smile is to book a consultation appointment with Hannah, our dental professional. At this appointment you will be able to explain what kind of shade you wish to achieve and have an impression taken of your mouth. This impression will be used to make two clear trays that fit comfortably over your teeth. Once these have been created and you have booked your next appointment to collect them, your dental practitioner will provide you with a gel to place into your trays and you will have to wear them overnight or as instructed. This gel works by bleaching your teeth gradually. The amount of time you will need to wear them for depends upon how many shades brighter you have planned for your teeth to be.

Lightly stained teeth respond quicker to teeth whitening in Bournemouth, offering visible results in up to three weeks depending on your individual circumstances. You can still benefit from this treatment if you have darker stains, but treatment will take a slightly longer period of time. Patients who have false crowns or bridges can still benefit from this treatment, but it is recommended that your false teeth are also replaced to match the shade of your whitened teeth as the gel does not work on any kind of artificial teeth. If you have severely receding gums or sensitive teeth you may not be able to have this treatment as it may result in minor damage taking place.

Are you in need of an emergency dentist?

Teeth can pose all sorts of problems for people throughout life. At Queens Park Dental Clinic we understand that most of these problems are sporadic, severe and definitely not planned. When you find yourself in pain and discomfort it is important to book an appointment with Hannah, our dental professional, as soon as possible to assess your situation and prevent any additional damage from occurring. Visiting an emergency dentist in Bournemouth can be daunting, but here at Queens Park Dental Clinic our friendly team will endeavour to support you in any way that they can from the moment you phone our practice. You do not need to be a registered patient with us to book an emergency appointment. We cater for non-registered patients as well as nervous patients, as we understand that some dental emergencies are caused by fear of going to the dentist in the first place. Not keeping up with regular check-ups can cause a build-up of plaque and tartar in your mouth, meaning you are much more likely to end up needing an emergency appointment. 

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How do you know if you’re having a dental emergency?

There are no strict rules on what constitutes a visit to your emergency dentist in Bournemouth, but here at Queens Park Dental Clinic we see patients every day for a variety of reasons. Wisdom teeth can cause issues to arise if they are not growing through straight, and abscesses, infection and severe toothache are all valid reasons for making an appointment too. It is important that things such as chipped, cracked teeth or broken veneers, crowns or bridges are seen to as soon as possible to lessen the chances of any further damage from being done. Your gums are just as important as your teeth, and if you suspect that you have an infection in your gum or are experiencing pain or discomfort, you should not hesitate in seeking dental advice.  

Handling a knocked out or chipped tooth

The most important thing to do if your tooth has fallen out or become chipped is to make an appointment with your emergency dentist in Bournemouth. A tooth can be easily reattached within an hour of being knocked out, but after this, chances of restoring it start to reduce. It is important that you don’t touch the root of your tooth if it has fallen out, only hold it by the white part that is always on show in your mouth, known as the crown. You must keep it in saliva or milk if it cannot be slotted back into its empty socket, but if it fits back into position with ease, then a milk sodden cloth should be placed over your tooth so you can bite down gently on it to help secure it. You should never force a tooth back into a socket as this can damage it. If a child has knocked out a baby tooth then it is imperative to never try and slot it back into place, as this can damage the adult tooth that is underneath.

Can I get whiter teeth in a day? A guide to teeth whitening at Queens Park Dental

Ever the popular way to boost your confidence and improve the appearance of your teeth, dental whitening is a popular cosmetic option that we offer at Queens Park Dental Team.

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While many patients assume that an over-the-counter toothpaste can offer similar results as a professional whitening performed by a dentist, this is simply not true. For a start, the chemical composition of the whitening gels are different; in a shop-bought whitening paste, any bleaching agents will be weaker, so it is unlikely to work against darker, more stubborn stains. And unless you are a dentist yourself, it would be extremely unwise to attempt whitening with a stronger bleaching agent at home!

When you come to us at Queens Park Dental Team for teeth whitening Bournemouth, our cosmetic dentist Dr Hannah Neve will assess if you are suitable for the type of whitening that we use – White Dental Beauty. A mixture of in-surgery and at-home treatments, this gel is guaranteed to whiten your smile in 3 weeks or less. Perfect!

How does this type of teeth whitening Bournemouth work? Read on for our brief guide.

Initial assessment

When you come to Queens Park Dental Team to have teeth whitening Bournemouth, you will need to attend an assessment with Dr Hannah Neve.

She will discuss how this treatment works with you and will ensure that all of your questions about White Dental Beauty are answered. If after this meeting you want to go ahead with this type of whitening, we will take impressions of your teeth.

Impressions

For White Dental Beauty to work, you will need to have a set of custom-fitted trays which you will need to wear at home.

The trays may take up to 10 days to arrive back at our surgery and when they do, you will be contacted for an initial whitening session with our cosmetic team.

First session

During your first session, we will protect your gums with a covering and apply a more concentrated version of the White Dental Beauty gel to your teeth.

Painting it on like nail varnish, we will apply the appropriate amount required to obtain the whiteness that you want. Once you leave our surgery following this treatment, you will be equipped with your trays and whitening gel to continue the whitening at home.

At home whitening

The oxidising gel used in White Dental Beauty (which is composed of hydrogen peroxide, urea and sodium) will need to be put into the custom-fitted trays and ideally worn overnight.

Continuing this each day, you will notice the whitening effects of the gel within a week and you can stop as and when you feel your optimum whiteness has been achieved.

Second session

After 2 or 3 weeks, you will need to come back for the second whitening session.

The same as the first session, we will paint on the whitening gel and wait for it to whiten your teeth to the ideal shade. And voila! You can leave with your gorgeous, whiter smile.

Which brace straightens teeth the quickest? Your questions about teeth straightening answered

Many adults feel that their teeth could use a little bit of straightening or realignment.

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And while there are myths that state you cannot have your teeth straightened as an adult, there are now many options to get that straighter smile you deserve; everything from clear, cosmetic to invisible braces, the possibilities are endless!

But this array of different braces and aligners has led to many questions being asked by adult patients; which one is the best? Which braces straighten teeth fastest and, of course, which one is the most affordable?

When you come to Queens Park Dental Team for teeth straightening Bournemouth, our team will assess if you are suitable for our popular and effective invisible brace, the In-line invisible brace. Perfect for correcting spacing, misalignment and issues with overcrowding, many of our adult patients have used this brace and have achieved the smile that they deserve. And now, it could be your turn!

Curious to learn more about teeth straightening Bournemouth? Here, we answer the top 5 questions we are asked about the In-Line invisible brace.

How does it work?

If our cosmetic dentist Dr Hannah Neve determines that you are suited for In-Line braces, then we will need to take a scan of the inside of your mouth.

Using computer technology, these scans will allow us to create a set of custom-fitted aligners which you will wear. Typically, each aligner is worn for between 4-6 weeks and gently pushes your teeth into the desired position. No tightening, no wires and no excruciating discomfort.

How long does it take?

This will depend on the severity of the underlying issue being corrected, so your treatment time will be very personalised.

This having been said though, this form of teeth straightening Bournemouth typically takes an average of 6-8 months to complete.

Is it uncomfortable?

Despite what you may have heard, there is no such thing as orthodontic treatment without some degree of discomfort.

While typical metal braces use wires, force and tightening to move teeth (which can be uncomfortable at times), the In-Line brace uses gradual motion to push your teeth into the position that you want. After changing each aligner, there may be a sensation of tightening and pressure, but this is totally normal.

However, if you are worried about the level of discomfort you are experiencing with your brace, contact our team immediately for an assessment.

Is it effective?

The In-Line invisible brace is effective if used correctly.

If you fail to keep it in for the required time each day, the treatment may take longer. Similarly, if it is used to correct an issue that it is not designed for, it can actually worsen the position of your teeth. Assuming these requirements are met, its overall success is over 97%!

Is it an expensive brace?

Most adult orthodontics will seem expensive, but at Queens Park Dental we are able to offer suitable patients financing options or dental plans. These break down the overall cost into affordable, monthly chunks.

What is considered a dental emergency? A brief guide from our emergency dentist

There are few more ominous feelings than waking in the middle of the night with a severe toothache.

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If you are like one of the millions of people who suffer from a dental emergency each year, you will want a solution to your dental discomfort. And quickly!

Whether you have dental pain or need a routine check-up, our team at Queens Park Dental Team can help. Our emergency dentist Bournemouth will aim to see you within a day of you contacting our practice, so you don’t have to go about your day with a swollen face or sore tooth. If you need a more cosmetic based procedure, our cosmetic dentist Hannah Neve will oversee your treatment, to give you the gorgeous smile you deserve. We do it all at Queens Park Dental!

Now, back to our emergency dentist Bournemouth; how will you know that your dental issue requires a same-day appointment? Read on for the most common dental emergencies that we see in our practice.

Abscess

Starting with undoubtedly the most common (and most unpleasant), a dental abscess occurs when the pulp of the tooth becomes infected.

It can cause intense discomfort and can prompt even the most phobic of patients to seek out our emergency dentist Bournemouth! It may also be accompanied by swelling, sensitivity, discoloured gums, fever with nausea and/or vomiting. If you suspect that you have an abscess, contact us immediately.

Lost filling or crown

As great as fillings and crowns are at restoring teeth, they can cause a lot of issues if they come loose or are lost.

You may notice a general sharp feeling if you have lost a filling, along with a sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. If left for long enough, a lost crown or filling may develop into an abscess, so it’s worth contacting our team promptly if you notice that your crown or filling is loose.

Chipped or cracked teeth

More common in children, those who play sports or those who have manual jobs, chipped or cracked teeth do indeed warrant a same day visit to our dentist!

Aside from the often aesthetic issue, a crack or a chip can easily spread due to microscopic damage to the enamel and, once again, they can allow bacteria to infiltrate the pulp of the tooth. And as the treatment for a chipped or cracked tooth simply involves a composite filling or crown, there is no need to wait for it to develop into something worse.

Swelling

Swelling is more of a symptom than a condition, but it can cause havoc.

Associated with everything from abscesses to impacted teeth, if you notice that one side of your face is swollen or there is swelling on your gums, contact our team. It doesn’t have to hurt to be an emergency!

Lost tooth

Quite uncommon in adults, a lost tooth will require emergency treatment.

Our team will aim to reattach the tooth to your jaw and determine what may have caused it to come loose.

Queens Park Dental Team and teeth straightening in Bournemouth

If you’ve been feeling down about having misaligned teeth, then Queens Park Dental Team would like to put a smile on your face. Many people believe that to realign their teeth they have to wear metal braces that will be uncomfortable and not rating high on aesthetics either. Thankfully, there is another way at Queens Park Dental Team, founded by Hannah Neve. Hannah has carefully selected a treatment for patients that is both effective and efficient, In-Line invisible braces. Teeth straightening Bournemouth just got a little more exciting…

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What are In-Line invisible braces?

In-Line invisible braces are an alternative to metal braces and consist of clear plastic aligners, which should be almost invisible to other people. They can treat a range of issues, including crooked, misaligned or crowded teeth and the treatment can take as little as 5 to 10 months. Regular braces can take between 1 to 2 years, so it is definitely a bonus to opt for this modern technology. The aligners work by applying pressure to your teeth to move them into the intended position. You will be given sets of aligners to wear and change between for the course of your treatment. You will also need to have regular check-ups with us to ensure that everything is in order.

What are the benefits of choosing this method for aligning teeth?

One of the popular reasons for choosing this treatment for patients is the discretion that the aligners offer, but also the fact that they can be removed when you are eating and drinking, as well as when you are brushing and flossing your teeth, easily maintaining your oral hygiene routine. The other benefit of being able to remove them is that you can take them out when you have a special occasion, such as a job interview, or when you are doing exercise. This flexibility is certainly an attractive prospect for teeth straightening Bournemouth with Queens Park Dental Team. From a financial point of view, this method of alignment is often more affordable than traditional braces and there is less chance that something will go wrong with them, meaning that you shouldn’t need to come and see us for emergency appointments, so you won’t have the worry of trying to get time off work.

How do I get them?

If you are keen to find out more about this method of realigning your teeth with teeth straightening Bournemouth, the first thing you will need to do is to book in for a consultation with us. We will check your teeth and advise you on the best course of treatment to suit your specific needs. If In-Line invisible braces are for you, we will take impressions of your teeth in order to get your aligners made to fit your mouth bespoke to you. The modern German technology will then be manufactured and sent to us.

So, if you fancy feeling great about your smile, why not give us a call at Queens Park Dental Team? We are on standby to welcome you to the practice and give you our professional advice about how to get a smile that makes you happy and want to smile all day! We understand that it can be hard to take the leap of faith, but we promise you, it will be worth it.

Teeth whitening in Bournemouth with Queens Park Dental Team

If you dream of having whiter teeth, then you’re not on your own. Drinking tea and coffee, red wine or smoking can cause your teeth to become discoloured and it’s not unusual for patients to want to gain lighter and brighter teeth. At Queens Park Dental Team, Hannah Neve, our founder, has a great treatment for patients that is both safe and effective to use. The only way to get a brighter smile is to ask and we can help show you how teeth whitening Bournemouth can really get you smiling!

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What we offer

At Queens Park Dental Team, we have a home treatment called the White Dental Beauty System. It consists of a whitening gel that contains a unique formula that is designed to limit sensitivity. This gel is added to your bespoke trays that you then wear over your teeth and it not only lightens the colour of your teeth, but it also hydrates them and leaves them feeling lovely and fresh, thanks to the mint flavour it has.

How long does treatment take?

You will need 2 appointments with us at Queens Park Dental Team. For teeth whitening Bournemouth, it couldn’t be simpler. You will have an appointment to check if this is the right course of treatment for you and for us to get the measurements for your trays. Once the trays have been made for you, we can provide the gel and all you will then need to do is come back and see us after 2-3 weeks of using the home kit.

Is it safe?

The White Dental Beauty System has the latest accreditation and contains a safe level of peroxide gel, which is within the legal limits. By coming to a dental practice to get your teeth whitening treatment, you can be sure that you are getting safe and well-tested treatments. Teeth whitening through any other means than a registered GDC dental practice is neither legal nor safe for patients. So, if you want to come and have a treatment that could give you more self-confidence about the appearance of your smile, you should ensure that you have the confidence in the treatment you are receiving. At Queens Park Dental Team, we will put you at your ease with our vast experience and our friendly team who are here to listen to any concerns you have, answer your questions and guide you through every step of the treatment.

Why might I not be able to have treatment?

There are a variety of reasons why patients may be unable to have treatment. For example, if you have sensitive gums or teeth, this can be a reason for treatment to be denied. Also, if you grind your teeth or have tooth enamel recession, you may also be ineligible for treatment. There’s nothing to worry about, though. By having a consultation, we can chat through your options and discuss how you can improve the appearance of your teeth in other ways or if you need other treatments before having your teeth whitened. Everybody is different, so we will advise you based on your specific needs.

If you want to have a smile that shines with teeth whitening Bournemouth, Queens Park Dental Team is here to give you your biggest smile yet!

Need an emergency dentist Bournemouth? Queens Park Dental Team is here for you

At Queens Park Dental Team, we understand how stressful and upsetting needing an emergency appointment can be for patients. Our founder, Hannah Neve, set up the practice in 1991 and has been treating patients in need of emergency care ever since. Whether you have a dental abscess, toothache that makes you feel pain like never before, a gum infection, or something else, we are here to take care of you.

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What is a dental emergency?

We completely understand that some patients aren’t keen to bother people with their problems, but we also know that dental problems left untreated can cause a great deal of pain and suffering; that’s why we wholeheartedly encourage our patients to contact us if they believe that the symptoms they are feeling aren’t usual for them. By seeking treatment from an emergency dentist Bournemouth, you can potentially prevent further complications arising as well.

The types of issues you may have could be pain or swelling, potentially caused by tooth decay – these are the most common reasons that patients seek our help. Other issues may include accidents which include trauma to your mouth, such as a ball hitting you in the mouth during sports, and you may have teeth which have fallen out.

What do I do if my teeth have fallen out?

Any emergency dentist Bournemouth will tell you that if you lose teeth due to a trauma, then you need to try and bring any teeth that have fallen out with you. At Queens Park Dental Team, we advise that patients pick the teeth up by the crown – the part you can see when they are in your mouth – and try not to touch the roots of the teeth. You then have two options: you can try to put it back into the socket yourself. To do this, you need to clean the tooth with saliva first and only do this with adult teeth. If you try to put a milk tooth back in a child’s mouth, then you can risk damaging the adult teeth underneath. If this isn’t an option, put the tooth into a clean container and cover it in milk; this will keep it fresh until you can see us.

Our philosophy

At Queens Park Dental Team, we want all of our patients to feel cared for to the best possible standards. We have a team of nurturing and experienced staff who are ready to look after you when you need us most. We always seek to treat emergency cases on the same day, although this is easiest to arrange when contacted as early as possible in the day, so be sure to give us a call as soon as you think you may need our help.

If you’re a nervous patient, being in an emergency situation may make you even more afraid, but we are here to talk you through everything and put you at your ease. We have a special vibration injection technique, which means that there is very little discomfort when having the injection, so you can sit back and relax after having local anaesthetic.

So, if you need an emergency dentist, Bournemouth, Queens Park Dental is here to help. Come and get treatment from highly experienced staff who truly care about making you smile when you need to most.

Do you require teeth straightening in Bournemouth?

Teeth straightening in Bournemouth is another term for ‘orthodontic dentistry’ within the walls of our modern, and friendly dental surgery within Bournemouth! Teeth straightening in Bournemouth may be perfect for individuals who are suffering from wonky, front protruding, or generally misaligned teeth within the mouth! Many patients may be sure that orthodontic dentistry is right for them, however, they may be unsure which appliance is right to cater for their individual dental case!

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Finding the right orthodontic appliance for your smile…

Within the world of modern dentistry, many of our patients may feel overwhelmed when presented with our wide array of orthodontic choices, however, Hannah (along with the rest of our fabulous dental team) is always on hand to tend to any of our patients’ queries or concerns!

What are braces?

Orthodontic braces were traditionally considered unsightly by many patients, consisting of a combination of metal brackets and wires, many patients’ may feel as if obvious metal dental work could hinder their work and social prospects! However, within the modern field of orthodontic dentistry, many modern dental clinics (including our practice within Bournemouth) are now looking to answer the demand for discrete orthodontic alternatives!

What are Invisible braces?

Invisible braces at our clinic are perfect for patients who wish to straighten the appearance of their imperfect smile, whilst ensuring they are the only person who knows they’re wearing the aligners! If you believe that “InLine” braces are right for you, then why not get in touch with a member of our team now?

Learning more about our invisible braces..

Many patients’ may feel self-conscious regarding the appearance of their smile, however, at our surgery within Bournemouth, our team strives to make those individuals feel as confident as possible with their post-treatment smiles! Many individuals may believe that conventional metal braces are the only solution to their imperfect smiles, however, our invisible braces offer a new solution to our insecure patients’!

How long will the invisible braces take?

Much like any dental treatment, the treatment time for our “In-Line” clear aligners may vary greatly depending on the severity of the individual case! As a general rule, however, InLine braces could amend our patients’ crooked smiles within as little as five to ten months!

What to expect from the treatment process..

Many of our patients’ may be familiar with clear aligners, however, they may be unsure of what to expect from the treatment process at our surgery! During the initial consultation with either Hannah or another member of our fantastic dental team, will discuss the expected treatment process, in addition to tending to any queries or concerns you may have! Before the treatment commences, our team will generate a preview of your expected dental results, this can help our patients’ decide whether this is the right treatment choice for them!

Feeling nervous before paying a visit to our surgery?

Many of our patients may be feeling anxious regarding a visit to our surgery, however, they need not fear! At our practice within Bournemouth, our team has heaps of experience working with nervous patients’, which ensures that even the most anxious individuals can feel comfortable within the walls of our surgery!