Jaw pain or migraines on waking?

Jaw pain or migraines on waking?

A condition that impacts 80% of the population, those suffering from migraines or jaw pain on waking are often unaware that the cause could likely be the clenching and grinding of their teeth in sleep.

Bruxism, the medical term for the repeated clenching and grinding motion, can lead to wide reaching side effects for the sufferer,  most of which are often painful in nature. Though daytime bruxing can occur in some patients, the majority of sufferers are affected in sleep, where they can exert as much as four times the usual amount of pressure onto their teeth than they would when conscious.

Common side effects of bruxism include:

  • migraines & headaches on waking
  • stiff neck & jaw
  • ear ache
  • poor sleep quality
  • damage to teeth

With the exception of the latter, there is nothing about the above list of symptoms that suggests that bruxism is at the root of the problem. This is often the reason that it remains one of the most overlooked conditions in the UK.


Causes

What causes bruxism is not always clear, though there are a number of contributing factors that could suggest why a person may be clenching or grinding:

Stress: The most predominant cause, sufferers of stress & anxiety are often unaware that they are bruxing. These conditions, whether job or lifestyle related, can lead to disrupted sleep patterns and restlessness.

Lifestyle: Substances such as tobacco, alcohol and caffeine have all been linked as co-factors of bruxism. Known to affect sleep, bruxism rates are significantly higher for individuals who use these psychoactive substances.

Sleep disorders: Snorers, and those suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea or sleep paralysis are more likely to suffer from bruxism. OSA seems to be the highest risk factor, as the snoring and gasping can result in clenching & grinding. 

 

Diagnosis & treatment

A lack of awareness amongst the general public means that those showing side effects of bruxism often consult their GP for advice. Typically, this leads to ineffective treatments that do not stop the pain from occurring. 

Habitual bruxing will affect the physical appearance of teeth, with worn down incisors often present. Whilst most dentists will be trained to detect these sort abnormalities, a GP would not. Therefore, if you are exhibiting any of the side effects above, it may be a good idea to book an appointment with your dentist to determine or rule out bruxism as the cause.

For sufferers of bruxism, there are a number of different treatment options available. Due to a high percentage of cases being caused by stress or anxiety, behavioural therapy may play an important role for some sufferers. Other treatment options include: botox, muscle relaxants, as well as medications.

However, for habitual bruxers, a dental appliance called an occlusal splint may be the only viable option. This type of splint functions as a barrier between the two dental arches, preventing the teeth from contacting, therefore inhibiting the clenching and grinding. 
 

The SCi

The SCi - Sleep Clench Inhibitor - is a type of occlusal splint that is typically placed on the lower front teeth during sleep. FDA-approved for the treatment TMJ & medically-diagnosed migraines, the SCi is available from a number of dentists throughout the UK. 

 

Where to go 

If you suspect that you may be suffering from bruxism, the best thing to do is to book in for a consultation with your dentist. They should be able to determine, from the shape of your teeth alone, whether you are a habitual bruxer. 

As it is a private treatment option, it may be that your current dentist does not supply this treatment. If this is the case, there is an easy way to locate a dentist who does. Our Find a Provider search function allows you simply enter your postcode to discover SCi providers in your area. To find your nearest SCi provider and to book a consultation, click here.

‘Selling the Invisible’ – increase your clear aligner sales numbers

‘Selling the Invisible’ – increase your clear aligner sales numbers

Dr Barry J Oulton, founder of The Confident Dentist Academy Ltd and creator of the 2-day Communication & Sales training course ‘Influencing Smiles’, discusses his personal approach and recommendations to discussing the clear aligner system ‘Smilelign’ with patients.

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Discussing treatments, such as orthodontics, can be a concern for some dentists and team members. Most find it easier to discuss treatment that is needed, rather than that which may be cosmetic in nature and therefore elective.

When I was younger, if I thought of a salesperson, I had a negative image and was influenced as a child to believe that selling was an unwanted, pushy transaction undertaken by manipulative, self-satisfying individuals.

Having grown up a bit and attended several sales training courses and then learnt about NLP and human needs psychology, my beliefs are completely different from those from my childhood. I believe that I am selling all of the time. Whether it’s to influence my children to make the best choices or my patients, selling is at the heart of all our personal interactions and relationships.

The word ‘sell’ comes from the Norwegian word ‘selje’ which means, ‘To Serve’. I truly believe that in all my interpersonal interactions, I am doing my best to serve the other person. This has led me to teaching the methodologies and strategies that have enabled me to build a successful ‘single-handed’ dental practice with a £million turnover.

In my course, ‘Influencing Smiles’, I teach a simple 7-step process to increase your sales of all types of dentistry - especially that which patients want, rather than need. You can learn this process during a fun, enjoyable and interactive 2-days with me, and before you do, here’s a look at a couple of the steps to ‘selling the invisible’: 

 

Step 1 – Mindset

 

Your mindset contains the subconscious assumptions you make about the world as you go about your business. Most people are completely unaware of these assumptions, even though there is usually nothing that influences their decisions and quality of life more than their mindset. Your own mindset is the most important one of all when interacting with patients.

For example, if you have a mindset that ‘the economy is broken’, or, ‘my patients can’t afford my dental treatment’, do you agree that your approach to ‘selling’ your treatment options will be different than if you had a positively stated mindset such as ‘people are resourceful and will find the money for the things they really want’? (this is important for later in this article, because people don’t buy stuff or things because they want them, they buy things that they believe will give them a ‘feeling’ that they want – confidence, love, acceptance, recognition).

So, let’s develop some positive, helpful mindsets:

To Sell is to Serve,

In your mind, think – ‘I’m going to work with you to find out what you need and why, then I’m going to communicate in your model of the world and provide solutions for you that enable you to choose the best result for you. This will be a WIN:WIN relationship.’

This means you must sell something that:

A. You absolutely believe in.

B. You are congruent that the price is worth the value.

If you are coming from a frame of serving and providing true value to your patients, sales becomes nearly automatic.

Other positive mindsets include –

  • The world is full of abundance
  • People can afford the things that they really want
  • I am worth the fees that I charge
     

Step 2 - Establish Rapport 

 

There are a number of definitions of rapport

  • ‘People who are like each other, like each other’
  • ‘a process of responsiveness whereby the client’s unconscious mind uncritically accepts suggestions offered to it’

Essentially, rapport is about a relationship of trust with another person.

20 years ago, I thought that rapport was built by finding common ground, similar interests and by showing genuine interest in the other person. Undeniably, these are important to the process of building rapport, but we are now aware that it’s only about 7% of the process. Not only is the 93% really easy to learn, it’s really easy to implement because you already do it, every day, without realising it. Once you learn the simple skill of building rapport and practice it, it gains deep unconscious liking with your patient within minutes or seconds.

Practice being more like the other person both physically – posture, gestures, expressions and in language – words, tonality, pitch, speed of speech. The more you are like them, the more they will ‘like you’ and we prefer to buy off people we like.

Please remember that you are being ‘more similar to’ not mimicking your patients, subtlety is the key here.

 

Step 3 Ask Questions

 

Correct Conversations, Language and the Questions to Ask.

You need to find out specific details and speak the language of your patient to find out what the patient wants and needs, and what their outcomes are. Most importantly, if we are able to find out what our patients’ deep drivers (core values) are and identify these drivers, we can serve them better by providing solutions to their core values.

As mentioned in Step 1, people don’t buy our services for the reasons they tell us – “I want a bright white smile”, “I want straight teeth”. They don’t want these things, they want what they think these things will bring to them if they were to have them – love, connection, confidence (or remove what they have and don’t want to have – rejection, criticism).

Finding out what their core values/deep drivers are.

“I’d like straight teeth”

“Ok, you’d like straight teeth….for what purpose?”

“Uuhh, so that they are straight and look nice.”

“So, what would having nice looking teeth do for you?”

“Well it would improve my confidence”

“In what situations?”

“Ha, eerr well, when I’m talking to women”

“Ahh, ok so if we could look after your smile and improve it so that you felt more confident when talking to women, is that something you would be interested in finding out about ?”

When we now enter a discussion about treatment options, we will also talk about other cosmetic choices, such as whitening, veneers, bonding, etc, AND I will remind him of the reason he told me he wants to have treatment.

To learn more book your place on ‘Influencing Smiles’ now - prices from £299 on 28th and 29th September in Manchester or 30th November and 1st December in Farnborough. www.influencingsmiles.com or email sally@theconfidentdentist.com or call 0333 220 2447.

Suffering from your partner's snoring?

Suffering from your partner's snoring?

Whether you snore yourself, or your bed partner does, snoring can lead to a number of side effects if left untreated. Read on to discover the simple solutions available from your dentist.

Three Lyons in our lab!

Three Lyons in our lab!

With the 2018 World Cup well underway, we thought we would get in the spirit by introducing you to our very own 'three Lyons' - Will, Dan & Kirsty Lyons!

Will 

A Dental Technician for over 30 years, Will is a great asset to the S4S team - and is also Dan's dad! He has worked here since 2016 and is skilled in the production of several dental appliances. Will is one of our technicians responsible for contract review and quality assurance. He will be one of your main points of contact for technical enquiries. 

Dan

Like his dad, Dan is also a Dental Technician - qualifying in 2016 from Cardiff University. He has been with S4S a little over a year and splits his time between producing occlusal splints, as well as scanning, prepping & dealing with digital cases so that they are ready for manufacture. 

Kirsty 

One of our newest team members, Kirsty is the receptionist here at the lab. You will have probably spoken to her on the phone already, as she is the first point of contact for any incoming calls. Kirsty, our final 'Lyon' is married to Dan! 

COME ON ENGLAND!!!!!!! 

Bruxism - damaging your teeth without you knowing?

Bruxism - damaging your teeth without you knowing?

Do you often wake up in the morning with facial pain? Headache? Jaw ache?

On average, the clenching and grinding of teeth, or bruxism as it is medically known, affects 80% of the UK population and can lead to a number of painful and debilitating side effects. Sadly, most of the symptoms, such as migraines, ear ache, and a stiff neck/jaw do not overtly suggest that the clenching & grinding of teeth may be the cause - leaving bruxism one of the most overlooked and underdiagnosed conditions in the UK. 

With the 14th of May-14th of June marking National Smile Month, a campaign that stresses the importance of oral health, now is the perfect time to seek treatment - especially if you are suffering from any of the side effects above.

 

Why do we brux?

The reasons why we might clench or grind our teeth are not always clear, however, it is commonly linked to stress and sleep-related problems. In fact, almost all chronic bruxing takes place in sleep - where it has been shown that we can unconsciously exert up to four times as much pressure on our teeth than we would when awake. 

Studies have found that a high percentage of cases are caused by anxiety. Whether job or lifestyle related, anxiety can lead to disrupted sleep patterns and restlessness - increasing the likelihood of bruxing. Other factors are lifestyle choices, such as drinking alcohol, smoking, excessive consumption of caffeinated drinks, as well as recreational drugs, such as ecstasy and cocaine. These psychoactive substances have indicated significantly higher bruxism rates in comparison to those who do not use them. 

 

What are the long-term effects?

Left untreated, bruxism can wear down the suffer's teeth, causing sensitivity and, in more severe cases, tooth loss. In extreme cases, teeth grinding can lead to an increased use of the masseter muscles at the back of the lower jaw. This continued clenching can cause these muscles to bulk-up, which can give the face a wider appearance.

Grinding can also lead to enamel surface loss, making the teeth shorter, and, in some cases, more sensitive. Shorter teeth can cause the look of an over-closed mouth, which we associate with old age. As sufferers typically brux when unconscious, this often results in an unrestful night’s sleep – in some cases not just for the sufferer, but also their sleeping partner. This can take a toll on their general health and well-being if left untreated.

 

What can I do if I think I'm a bruxer?

If you are suffering from any of the side effects associated with bruxism - book an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. Habitual bruxing will affect the physical appearance of teeth, with worn down incisors often present. Your dentist will be able to detect signs of this and, if deemed in the early stages of tooth wear, can keep an eye on it at future appointments. Whilst there, your dentist will also check for tenderness in the neck, temple and shoulder muscles - a common side effect of bruxing.

 The Sleep Clench Inhibitor - SCi - an example of an occlusal splint.

The Sleep Clench Inhibitor - SCi - an example of an occlusal splint.

If your dentist believes you are suffering from bruxism, there are a number of treatment options available. If stress related, your dentist may suggest a course of behavioural therapy. More commonly though, your dentist can prescribe an occlusal splint. 

A small appliance that sits on the lower front teeth, the splint works by preventing your upper and lower teeth from touching, in turn preventing the clenching and grinding from occurring. 

 

Where can I find an occlusal splint?

There are a number of dentists throughout the UK that offer treatment for bruxism with an occlusal splint. Our useful Find a Provider search allows you to simply enter your postcode and discover available clinics in your area. To search for a practice near you, click here.

Stop Snoring Week: What is snoring & OSA?

Stop Snoring Week: What is snoring & OSA?

As a highly common ailment, affecting nearly half of the population, snoring can heavily impact a person's life. Not only can it lead to a number of side effects for both sufferer and bed partner, it can also be a symptom of something more sinister - obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) - a potentially life-threatening condition.

Thankfully, once correctly diagnosed, there are several treatment options available to patients. Before discussing these, it is first important to understand what snoring and OSA are - and their causes. 


Definitions
 

Snoring: simple snoring is the noise resulting from a partial closure of the airway during sleep. As we fall asleep, our muscles relax. For snorers, this causes the lower jaw to drop back and partially obstruct the airway.

The reduced airflow then leads to the soft tissues in the throat vibrating, causing the snoring sound. Left untreated, snoring can result in: diminished energy, reduced libido, lack of concentration, and increased risk of stress.
 

OSA: Less often, snoring can take place as part of a more serious condition - OSA. This is the medical term for the repeated collapsing of the airway during sleep, resulting in complete (apnoea) obstruction of airflow for 10 seconds or more. Simply put, a person suffering from OSA will stop breathing for periods of time during sleep.

Sufferers can be categorised as mild, moderate and severe, depending on the incidence of apnoeic episodes per night. Consequences if left untreated include: increased blood pressure, heightened risk of cardiovascular disease, strokes, diabetes, and extreme daytime sleepiness. Crucially, those suffering from OSA are often unaware that they stop breathing for periods of time.


Treatment
 

It is not uncommon for those suffering from snoring to consult their GP for advice. This typically leads to suggested lifestyle changes, including: weight loss, different sleeping positions, staying well hydrated and avoiding alcohol. Whilst these are important and will likely have a positive impact on snoring, they are unlikely to completely eradicate the problem - especially in the case of OSA. 

Many people are unaware that dentists play a crucial role in the diagnosis and treatment of snoring & OSA and can provide a number of  dental appliances to combat the problem, known as a mandibular advancement splint (MAS). Such appliances are designed to prevent the lower jaw from dropping back during relaxation (sleep), in turn keeping the airway open and oxygen saturation high.

The use of MAS has been clinically proven to have a significant impact on snoring, with many dentists throughout the UK being trained to provide these appliances to reduce snoring. As part of the screening process, your dentist will ask you to complete a short questionnaire that assesses the quality of your sleep, as well as your level of tiredness in certain scenarios.  There is also a section for your bed partner, if you have one, to complete. The results will be used to rule out OSA by determining your risk level. If you are suspected of suffering from OSA, your dentist should refer you on to your GP for further investigation - a non-invasive sleep study, which will accurately measure your sleeping patterns and oxygen saturation levels.
 

Where can I find dentists offering treatment?

To take the effort out of searching for a dentist offering MAS treatment, you can use our handy Find a Provider search tool - located here. Ensure that the Sleepwell box is selected (removing other selections), enter your postcode, and discover available clinics nearby. You can then book an initial consultation with a trained dentist. If your dentist pushed you to read this article - speak with them, they will likely have an interest themselves, or, if not, an understanding of who locally can provide such treatment for you.

Ultra-strength clear retainers

Ultra-strength clear retainers

Introducing our new ultra-strong clear aligners - Duratain! Using a material that is stronger than others in the market, Duratain offers seriously strong first-class retention whilst being comfortable to wear due to its precise fit...

We walked, we conquered...we're at it again!

We walked, we conquered...we're at it again!

As a company that takes pride in raising money for both local and international charities, we're planning to make 2018 even bigger and better than before! The list is constantly being added to, but the most recent pledge is a team member that is going to be peddling hard for a whole 200km. Read on to hear her story.

Want to stop snoring? See your dentist

Want to stop snoring? See your dentist

Want to stop snoring? As a condition that affects over 40% of the population, it is no surprise that the majority of us have been impacted by snoring in some way, shape or form. Left untreated, snoring can lead to a number of side effects....

Made in Sheffield - S4S Dental Laboratory

Made in Sheffield - S4S Dental Laboratory

With our entire workforce based in Sheffield and a long history of providing quality products, we knew there wouldn't a be an issue being awarded Made in Sheffield status. That doesn't mean, however, that we aren't proud of receiving it!

Sleepwell - new look, same great product

Sleepwell - new look, same great product

At S4S, we are constantly looking for new and effective ways to help our providers advertise treatment in their practice. As such, we are excited to reveal our new Sleepwell video & logo!

Patient education video

Designed for use in your waiting room and on your practice website, this video introduces the Sleepwell treatment and, more importantly, indicates that dentists can help them to seek treatment.

You can download the video via Dropbox below, or view sharing options via YouTube here.

 

New logo

Developed as part of a new collection, this Sleepwell logo ties in with our current colour scheme of blues and greens -  now replicated across all logos - and also presents a cleaner font.

Download this logo for use on your own practice website.



Support materials

In addition to our new Sleepwell video & logo, we have also revamped our existing marketing materials. This includes new patient education leaflets, posters, and pre-screening questionnaires. Request our new materials here.

 

Not yet a Sleepwell provider?

The most clinically proven MAS for the treatment of snoring & mild to moderate sleep apnoea, request a free info pack for your practice below.

 
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Team of the Year 2017: Highly Commended!

Team of the Year 2017: Highly Commended!

Team of the Year - Highly Commended! The Dental Industry Awards happened this month in London, and our brilliant team have had their efforts recognised...

Meet Our Ortho Team

Meet Our Ortho Team

We introduce the key members of our team who are responsible for producing our first-class range of orthodontic appliances...

      Bruxism Awareness Week   By Matt Everatt, Technical Director at S4S Dental Laboratory, and co-founder of Bruxism Awareness Week.    A condition more commonly known as tooth clenching and/or grinding, bruxism affects many people who have very little awareness of the condition itself, let alone the - often simple – solutions available. Matt Everatt, co-founder of Bruxism Awareness Week, discusses why the event was created and how you can request your free information pack to help educate your patients.   As a dental professional with over 20 years’ experience, and a sufferer myself, I have come across hundreds of patients who suffer from bruxism. Alarmingly, the majority of these patients suffer in silence, without knowing who to go to to seek help and unaware that there are simple solutions.  A patient, Elizabeth from Accrington, demonstrates the general lack of information available: “For years I woke with pain in my jaw and a dull headache that gradually faded. I was unaware that my symptoms were caused by grinding my teeth…”  Realising just how little awareness there was amongst both the public and dental professionals, something had to be done. Bruxism Awareness Week was launched in 2010, with the explicit aim to enlighten sufferers as to the nature of their condition, and encourage them to contact their local dentist for simple, swift and straightforward treatment.  Bruxism - the clenching and/or grinding of teeth (mainly nocturnally) - is thought to affect over 80% of the population, to some degree. Many people go undiagnosed because a) they don’t realise they are actually doing it, and b) symptoms such as headaches, neck aches, jaw pain and poor sleep quality, which this activity leads to, are not usually associated with the condition so are often not mentioned by sufferers to their dentist.  As well as a lack of public awareness, there is also a lack of awareness within the dental profession. In many cases, a simple dental splint like the SCi (Sleep Clenching Inhibitor) - worn whilst sleeping - can reduce the intensity of bruxism and therefore relieve the associated symptoms. The feedback from patients and dentists alike is compelling. “I don’t wake with any pain or tenderness in my head or neck. I am sleeping so much better”, says Mr Fitzpaterick from Surrey.  As with the previous campaigns, hundreds of dental practices nationwide will be receiving information and promotional packs to enable them to raise awareness in their practices. Hopefully, in the process, we will be able to help hundreds of undiagnosed bruxism sufferers to seek and receive treatment.   Bruxism Awareness Week runs from Saturday the 21st of October through to the 28th. S4S Dental Laboratory are offering bruxism information packs out to any practice that is keen to get involved.     Visit us  here  to request your FREE information and patient education pack.       Who we are:  S4S Dental Laboratory  S4S is a unique and award-winning UK dental laboratory, focusing on providing solutions to many medical and dental conditions through dental splint technology. Focusing on  snoring and sleep apnoea , bruxism, and  orthodontics , including  Smilelign  clear aligners, you can read more at   s4sdental.com  .  Contact: Sarah Bailey, Communications & Marketing, on 0114 250 0176 or sarahb@s4sdental.com, for more information.

Matt Everatt - co-founder of Bruxism Awareness Week - talks about why there is a need for such an event.

Bruxism – a guide for the patient

Bruxism – a guide for the patient

An issue that affects over 50% of the population, bruxism (the clenching and grinding of teeth) can lead to a number of side effects for the sufferer, which can be both painful and persistent.

Possible symptoms of bruxism include:

  • headaches & migraines on waking
  • stiff neck and jaw
  • earache
  • tinnitus
  • poor sleep quality
  • damage to teeth

With the exception of tooth wear, there is nothing about the above list of symptoms that implies clenching or grinding of teeth could be the cause. Sadly, this is often the reason that bruxism remains one of the most overlooked and undiagnosed conditions in the UK, meaning that sufferers continue to experience discomfort.

A general lack of awareness of the condition means that it is common for those exhibiting the symptoms to consult their GP for advice, which typically leads to ineffective treatments that do not stop the pain from occurring. Thankfully, once correctly diagnosed, there are various treatment options available.

 

The cause of bruxism

Why bruxism occurs is not always clear, though there are a number of contributing factors that could suggest why you may be clenching or grinding your teeth:

  • Stress - it has been found that nearly 70% of bruxism occurs as a result of stress and anxiety. These conditions, whether job or lifestyle related, can often lead to disrupted sleep patterns and restlessness. 
  • Lifestyle - substances such as tobacco, caffeine and alcohol have all been linked as co-factors of bruxism.  As they are known to affect sleep, bruxism is significantly higher for individuals who use these psychoactive substances. 
  • Sleep disorders - snorers, obstructive sleep apnoea, or sleep paralysis sufferers are all more likely to suffer from bruxism. Of these, OSA seems to be the larger cause, as the snorting and gasping result in mouth movements and impact on the teeth.

 

Treatment options

Once identified as a bruxer, your dentist will likely suggest an occlusal splint for treatment. The most common form of treatment for bruxism, an occlusal splint is a device that slots on either your upper or lower teeth and prevents the two arches from contacting each other. This in turn inhibits the ability to clench, preventing grinding from occuring and the symptoms from persisting.

There are a number of occlusal splints available, one of which is the SCi (Sleep Clench Inhibitor). FDA-approved for the treatment TMJ & medically-diagnosed migraines, the SCi is available from a number of dentists throughout the UK. Alternative methods of treatment also include 'sleep-hygiene', cognitive behavioural therapy, muscle-relaxation, and even botox.

 

I think I'm a bruxer - where should I go?

If you are suffering from any of the symptoms above and suspect that bruxism may be the cause – book a consultation with your dentist. They should be able to determine, from the shape of your teeth alone, whether you are a habitual bruxer. They may also feel around your jaw area and lower neck for tenderness.

As it is a private treatment option, it may be that your current dentist does not supply this treatment. If this is the case, there is an easy way to locate a dentist who does. Our Find a Provider search function allows you simply enter your postcode to discover SCi providers in your area. To find your nearest SCi provider and to book a consultation, click here.

 

Quality, innovation & customer service - come and see for yourself!

Quality, innovation & customer service - come and see for yourself!

At S4S, we are proud of our orthodontic team and the appliances they produce. We want to invite you to see just how good we are!

Members of the British Orthodontic Society (BOS) and DAMAS accredited, we offer a full range of orthodontic appliances and a wealth of experience. With a focus on first-class customer service, the dentist and the patient are at the heart of all we do.

Made in-house by our qualified, GDC registered technicians, we offer functional, fixed and removable devices that are made entirely to our dentist’s specification.

  • ‘Local service’ - offered to orthodontists and general dentists throughout the UK, no matter where you are based. We offer a freepost service with all impressions & appliances and are happy to pop in to your practice to discuss our products, anytime.
  • Quality assurance process – every appliance is checked by our GDC registered technicians to ensure the highest quality before it leaves the lab. To show our passion for customer service, every job also includes a technician QA card and we actively encourage feedback.
  • Experienced team – together, with over 30 years of experience, our ortho team offer bespoke designs that are tailored to you. They are readily available on the phone for any advice or design queries you may have to ensure that the end-product is made to your prescription.
  • Fast turnaround – our 48-hour retainer service means that we can help you treat your patients quicker. Our standard turnaround time for all appliances is 10 working days.
  • Digital Dentistry -  an innovative lab, we are able to accept digital cases via email, as well as offer a scan & store option – an accurate, convenient and risk-free way to store, view & archive impressions.
  • Smilelign clear aligners – showcasing our drive for digital dentistry, we are the exclusive providers of Smilelign clear aligners. Made entirely in our laboratory using the latest 3D CADCAM technology and software, we are able to help orthodontists and dentists provide alternative and cost-effective treatments for their patients.

To discover more about our full orthodontic range, request an info pack for your practice (including some great offers!), or even a visit from one of our client services team, click here

We're also going to be at the British Orthodontic Conference in Manchester from September the 14th - come and see us at stand 37!