Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about Dental Treatments

How do i give feedback or make a complaint

 

Answer

We always strive to provide the best possible service and environment for our patients should you wish to give us feedback or make a complaint please visit here…


Do you have any vacancies?

 

Answer

We are always on the lookout for dedicated and talented staff to join our team, please check the vacancy noticeboard or get in touch via the contact form.


What are your practice opening hours?

 

Answer

Practice opening hours:

Monday: 09:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 18:30

Tuesday: 08:30 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00

Wednesday: 08:30 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00

Thursday: 08:30 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00

Friday: 08:30 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00

Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00

Sunday: Closed


How do I get to the practice?

 

Answer

The practice is located at:

67 Ombersley Street East,
Droitwich Spa,
Worcestershire,
WR9 8QS,
United Kingdom

You can find a map and a tool to find driving directions to our practice by visiting this page on our web site.

 


Why I changed to Mercury free dentistry

 

Answer

Mercury is a powerful toxin.

  • The World Health Authority states that there is no safe level for mercury.
  • Silver filings contain up to 50% mercury.
  • Eating hot food, chewing and grinding, dramatically increases the level of mercury release.
  • The vapour is inhaled, ingested and absorbed through the mouth and lungs and passes into the bloodstream.
  • Scientific research shows that mercury lodges in the brain, heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, thyroid, pituitary gland, adrenal glands and red blood cells.
  • Mercury suppresses the immune system.
  • Mercury crosses the placenta and lodges in similar sites in the foetus.
  • Mercury can be present in higher concentrations in breast milk than in the blood.
  • There is a direct correlation between the size of the silver fillings and the mercury levels in the brain.
  • Recent research shows that mercury induces the normal oral and intestinal bacteria to become antibiotic resistant. This also happens to the bacteria in the gum pocket.

Mouth battery syndrome

Electric currents often develop between the various metals in fillings. Some researchers believe that this current can interfere with normal nerve transmission and may be an aggravating factor in the neurotransmitter diseases (e.g. multiple sclerosis).

We can measure the current and assess this electrical activity.

Do I need to remove all my silver fillings?

I do not recommend removal of sound restorations without good reason. If you feel that you may be experiencing problems with mercury an assessment should first be made.

However, when I replace restorations in future I will use mercury free alternatives.


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Roy

I’m a nervous patient. Can you help me?

 

Answer

Of course! We aim to provide you with caring, gentle dental care in a relaxing environment by a team of highly experienced, leading edge professionals who are passionate about dentistry.

 


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Roy

What is Invisalign®?

 

Answer

Invisalign is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve the dazzling smile you’ve always dreamed of. Using advanced 3-D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign depicts your complete treatment plan based on your dental practitioner’s prescription, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. Then a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth – and your teeth only – to move them little by little. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, until the final position of your teeth is achieved. Your Invisalign treatment time will be determined by your dentist or orthodontist, based on your specific needs.


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Roy

How does Invisalign work?

 

Answer

The Invisalign aligners move your teeth by applying a planned amount of controlled movement on the teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign not only controls the amount of movement per aligner, but also the timing of the movement. So at each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move, as determined by the orthodontic treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force delivery system that moves teeth into the desired prescribed position.


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Roy

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

 

Answer

The benefit of Invisalign aligners is that they are practically transparent. No one will even notice that you are wearing these virtually invisible “braces.”

The custom made aligners are fully removable and unlike traditional fixed metal braces, you will have the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment by simply removing the aligners. This also applies allowing you to continue with your usual oral hygiene regime.

Unlike traditional fixed braces, there are no metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation to your mouth and may affect your confidence.

You will also be able to see a visual of what your final results will be before beginning treatment.


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Roy

Is this a new way to straighten teeth?

 

Answer

In the past Dentists or orthodontists have successfully used removable appliances for years. With the development of 3D computer technology and the ability to manufacture mass-customised aligners, the Invisalign system was developed to treat almost anyone who wants straighter teeth. The unique Invisalign software allows you to see a visual of your final smile before the start of treatment.


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Roy

What are aligners made of and what do they look like?

 

Answer

The virtually invisible aligners are made of strong medical grade thermoplastic material, uniquely developed for the Invisalign treatment plan . The aligners are custom-made for you and fit snugly over your teeth.

 


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Roy

Does Invisalign have ISO certification?

 

Answer

ISO is an international organisation which promotes standardisation and grants Quality Certifications. Align is certified to the ISO 13485:2003 standard. This standard is granted to companies which comply with the regulatory requirements for medical equipment and devices.


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Roy

Do Invisalign aligners contain Bisphenol-A (BPA)?

 

Answer

No. Invisalign aligners do not contain Bisphenol-A or phthalate plasticisers. Invisalign aligners are made of USP Class VI medical grade, high molecular weight, polyurethane resins. Tests have been conducted to determine the biocompatibility of these materials, and show that they are biocompatible and pass all applicable regulatory requirements and thresholds for human wear in the mouth.


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Roy

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