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What is The Sleepwell Appliance?

February 18, 2019 6:30 am

What Is The Sleepwell®?   The Sleepwell® consists of two appliances worn on each arch similar to a mouthguard. The two appliances hook into each other and maintain forward position of the lower jaw. This keeps a constant opening of the airway for air to pass through. The Sleepwell® is ideal for treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnoea cases. The NHS currently only treats severe cases of obstructive sleep apnoea and this is with a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) treatment.   What Are The Benefits Of The Sleepwell®?   The Sleepwell® appliance has an 80% success rate in treating fully apnoeic patients. The high acceptance from patients due to its comfort meant it was used by 98% of... View Article

What Is A Mandibular Advancement Splint?

February 16, 2019 6:30 am

What Is A Mandibular Advancement Splint (MAS)? A Mandibular Advancement Splint is an oral appliance which is used to position the lower jaw in a more forward position. This forces the tongue to be in a more forward position making sure air is able to pass unobstructed along the airway.   There are many types of mandibular advancement splints available. The best types are those where you can re position the lower jaw more forwards incrementally. The Sleepwell® appliance allows this to happen. Other types of MAS appliances include Silensor, Negus and Herbst.   What Is The Sleepwell®? The Sleepwell® Appliance is an example of a mandibular advancement splint. The Sleepwell® consists of two appliances worn on each arch similar... View Article

How Can My Dentist Help Me Stop Snoring?

February 12, 2019 10:45 am

What is Snoring? Approximately 45% of the population snores. Snoring is a noise which is made by individuals during sleep. An obstruction or partial closure of the airway causes this sound. This can lead to sleep disturbance for the individual involved and their partners or house mates (Young et al 2003). Those who snore very loud can have relationship issues, sleepiness during the day, stress and depression.   Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a severe condition in which snoring is a part of. This can be potentially Life Threatening.   What is Obstructive Sleep Apnoea? Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is where there complete (apnoea) or partial (hypnoea) obstruction of the airway. This is repeated throughout the sleep and lasts 10 seconds... View Article

What Is Composite Bonding?

February 10, 2019 10:12 pm

  Composite Bonding Composite bonding is a non invasive, painless and no injection way to enhance the tooth structure. Composite Bonding is also known as Composite Veneers. This is a popular way to make your teeth whiter, close gaps, change the tooth shape and get that perfect smile. Composite Bonding is cost effective and instant veneers

Wedding ready with Cosmetic Bonding

November 26, 2018 12:04 pm

The dentists and dental nurses at Viva Dental Studio treat patients who have come to us for a wide variety of reasons. It could be that they have always hated their crooked teeth and didn’t realise how advanced dental braces were. Some love the bright white smiles they see on celebrities and want the same thing. For others, it could be that they have a major event coming up and just want to feel perfect which is what brought this patient in to the dental studio for cosmetic bonding… Diane came to us wanting the perfect smile in time for her daughter’s wedding which was just over a week away. As with all the people our dentists see in the... View Article

Clear braces and a straighter smile!

November 22, 2018 2:04 pm

We have some fantastic dental patients here at Viva Dental Studio in Hornchuch, Essex and this month saw us fit clear braces for a smile transformation for the lovely Georgina. Gerogina came to us wanting to correct her overcrowded teeth. After her initial consultation with Dr Parm, it was decided that clear fixed braces were the best treatment option for her. Due to years of experience, Dr. Parminder was able to go through all the available options and give his own recommendations on what he thought would work best.  After finishing her straight teeth journey at Viva Dental Studio minor Cosmetic Bonding was also carried to give Georgina natural looking smile. Georgina has collected her Boutique Whitening this morning to... View Article

How to care for your Invisalign

October 31, 2018 6:34 am

    Your Invisalign aligners must be kept safe and protected from damage. They should be kept in the aligner cases that are provided. In this video we explain how the aligners should be cared for.   Caring for your Invisalign aligners video trasncript: Parminder: “Okay, so, Melissa, how do they feel?” Melissa: “They feel fine, absolutely fine.” Parminder: “Okay, so one thing that we always need to mention is you need to wear them for at least 22 hours a day. The main thing with invisalign is that small constant, steady force that changes the position of the teeth and gets them straight. So what we do give you is we give you two liner cases – you’ve got the red and... View Article

Invisalign ClinCheck Essex

October 25, 2018 6:22 am

 The ClinCheck is a video representation of your smile. You can see how many aligners will be needed to straighten your smile and subsequently see how long it may take to get your dream smile. The clincheck will show you how many attachment’s you will require and if there is any polishing that will be needed between the teeth. Invisalign Clincheck Transcript Melissa: “Hello everyone, we’re here today to review my Invisalign Clinheck so as you can see down here at the bottom this is where my teeth are slightly over crowded. The numbers down the bottom here represent the amount of polishing that’s going to be needed in between each of my teeth. If we go on to... View Article

Invisalign Braces Essex

October 20, 2018 6:16 am

When you do not want fixed braces or a brace that is not very discreet then Invisalign is a great way to straighten your teeth. You can see your straightened smile before you start your braces. A Clincheck video will represent your teeth from start to finish. Invisalign braces – transcript Parminder: “So we went through all the different options – we went through fixed, removable, we even went through cosmetic bonding which is always available as well. Melissa wanted a very good result and she didn’t really want fixed braces so we ended up going for Invisalign. So we took the impressions, took all the photographs and we got the Invisalign ordered. It wasn’t until we did the actual... View Article

Deciding on Invisalign Braces

October 17, 2018 6:07 am

When choosing the best way to straighten your teeth there are a number of options. You can either choose a fixed or removable appliance. Invisalign braces are a plastic removable brace. They are great at moving teeth in to a more aligner position and are comfortable to wear. The greatest benefit is they can be removed so eating is not impaired. Deciding on Invisalign  braces: transcript Parminder Battu: “Hello everyone so we’re here today with Melissa you might have recognised her from some of the other videos. So Melissa, what brought you here today?” Melisa: “Well I’ve been working here and I’ve had to see Parminder today to discuss my bottom teeth. I don’t know if you can see I have sight crowding... View Article