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What is Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. Invisalign is the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, backed by more than two decades of innovation. Unlike conventional fixed braces, Invisalign clear aligners are removable and virtually invisible. There are no wires and brackets, so you don’t need to change the way you brush and floss and you can continue to eat all your favourite foods.

Why should I consider Invisalign?

Invisalign is the world’s leading clear aligner system. You get personalised treatment based on years of research and intelligence from over 8 million smiles. Discreet clear aligners that don’t interrupt your life and fit snugly around your teeth, straightening your smile predictably and conveniently

How much does Invisalign cost?

We understand that cost is an important consideration. Exact treatment costs are dependent on your individual requirements, but typically Invisalign treatment is comparable to traditional fixed braces. In fact, Invisalign could cost you from as a little as £28 per month.

How long will my Invisalign treatment take?

The duration of your treatment will depend on your individual requirements. Typically, treatment lasts between 6 and 18 months, but we will provide more information during your consultation. With our new Dental Monitoring service, we can track your treatment progress from the comfort of your own home, saving you time and effort and making your treatment as efficient as possible.

What are Invisalign aligners made of?

Not all clear aligners are the same. Only Invisalign clear aligners are made of patented SmartTrack material, a strong, medical grade, virtually invisible thermoplastic material, developed for the Invisalign system and custom made for you, making your aligners more comfortable to wear and easier to put on and take off.

How often do I need to wear my aligners?

You should only take your aligners out to eat, drink, brush and floss your teeth.

Is Invisalign treatment painful?

You may experience some very minor discomfort at the beginning of each new stage of treatment, typically described as a feeling of pressure. This is normal and is a sign the aligners are working. Any discomfort should go away after a couple of days.

What are attachments?

SmartForce Attachments are small, tooth-coloured shapes that may attached to your teeth, depending on your case. They’re like tiny handles that give your aligners something to gently push on.

Tiny and discreet, they’re barely noticeable, but help the aligners apply the right amount of force in the right direction, making complex tooth movements possible without braces.

How should I clean my aligners?

You should brush and clean your aligners regularly using lukewarm water and toothpaste.

Don’t forget to brush your teeth after each meal and before putting your aligners back in to help maintain good oral hygiene.

We also recommend using RetainerBrite twice a week to keep your aligners fresh.

Keep supplied with RetainerBrite from the Space Healthcare Shop.


I only have one crown but it is on my front tooth. It is not a perfect match with my other front tooth. How can it be improved?

You should arrange a consultation with a dentist who is experienced with cosmetic dentistry. It’s not always an easy task to perfectly match a single front crown to your other teeth, but it can be achieved. Usually you will need to have the crown replaced.

At Space Healthcare our dental team are ideally suited to discuss your options with you. High quality digital photographs and scans, careful shade taking and possibly a visit to the dental technician or ceramist who’s involved in making a new crown can all help to ensure that the result is absolutely fantastic.

I have a crown on my front tooth which has been there for years and it is really ugly! It has a black line around it where it meets my gum. Why is this?

First of all, you don’t have to put up with an unattractive crown anymore! At Space Healthcare our clinical team can advise you on a wide range of highly aesthetic crown options that can really enhance your smile.

The reason that you have a black line around your crown is most likely due to your gum receding over the years and exposing the edge of the crown, where the underlying grey metal is shining through to give the black appearance. The solution may be to replace the crown with one of the modern all-ceramic alternatives. No metal – no dark lines!

However, this appearance could be caused by tooth decay affecting the root beneath the crown. It would probably be sensible to get the health of the tooth checked, to make sure there’s nothing serious going wrong.

How much would it cost to have one front tooth which has a worn out wobbly cap on it treated?

Crowns should give trouble-free service for many years. So a crown that’s wobbly means that there’s something wrong – probably with the tooth underneath the crown. So the first thing to do is have a dental consultation and examination so that the reason your crown is wobbly can be diagnosed.

Once a diagnosis has been made, we can then discuss and evaluate options for treatment. We would be delighted to see you at Space to examine your teeth and fully assess the situation.


My dentist has said that I need a filling but I cannot see a problem with my tooth. How can he be sure?

Your dentist may use several techniques to assess the health of your teeth. Many areas of tooth decay are situated on parts of the tooth where it is impossible to view them with the naked eye. By using a dental x-ray however, these areas of tooth decay can sometimes be seen clearly seen.

At Space Healthcare we follow the concept of Minimally Invasive Dentistry (MID). This means that, before we tell you that you need a filling, we’ll have done a comprehensive evaluation of your dental disease risks and an in-depth examination, which may include state-of-the-art technologies such as fluorescence imaging, as well as digital x-rays.

We’ll only tell you that you need a filling if you really do need one.

I want to have my teeth whitened but I have fillings in my front teeth. Will these whiten too?

No. Only your natural tooth substance can whiten. Fillings, crowns and veneers will not change shade during the whitening procedure.

At Space Healthcare, our clinical team will be able to discuss options with you, so that once you have finished tooth whitening you can have your fillings replaced to your new lighter shade.

I don't like the appearance of my amalgam fillings. What can I do?

The first thing to do is to discuss your concerns with the clinical team at Space Healthcare. We can advise you on all the alternatives for treatment and once you have this knowledge you can make an informed decision about what is best for your teeth. The really good news is that several excellent tooth-coloured options are available for the vast majority of situations.

I have heard that tooth-coloured fillings can wear easily and need to be replaced quite often, is this true?

This is not true. The latest tooth-coloured composite fillings are resistant to wear and very stable over the long term. However, these filling materials will only work well over a long period if they have been placed with meticulous attention to detail and if a tooth-coloured filling was the right option for your individual case.

Tooth-coloured fillings take considerably longer to place properly compared with metal amalgam fillings. If your fillings were placed in just a few minutes, without the correct care and attention, then your concerns about a limited life-span may be correct!


How much do implants cost

Every implant treatment is unique, so to receive a personalised costing and estimate of the time involved in an implant treatment it would be a good idea to book a new patient examination, where we can assess your dental health and discuss your individual requirements.

As a rule of thumb, the cost of a single implant restored with a crown is from £2500.

Am I too old for implants

Every clinical case is unique and so we cannot give you a definitive answer about your suitability for implants.

In general terms it is certainly the case that most people, of any age, can benefit from implant based treatments, so it would be a good idea to book a new patient examination and we can assess your dental health and discuss your individual requirements.

I have a missing upper front tooth – could dental implants help me?

In most cases – yes, a single tooth implant is a very predictable way to replace a missing tooth, allowing you can smile and chew with total confidence. It would be a good idea to book a new patient examination and we can assess your dental health and discuss your individual requirements.

My dentures are loose. Is there anything I can do?

One of the most successful uses of implants is to support a specially made denture. In many cases only two to four implants are required which fit into a special attachment built into the denture, fixing it securely in place. The feeling of having your denture held securely is wonderful; chewing is no longer a problem and there is no risk of the denture moving or dropping down when you laugh or speak. The first thing to do is arrange a consultation with a dentist who specialises in dental implants; at Space Healthcare we can facilitate this for you with ease.

Teeth whitening

Do many people whiten their teeth?

More people than you might imagine. A bright sparkling smile can make a big difference and with the convenience of tray-based whitening, it’s even easier and quicker than ever.

Are the results of teeth whitening permanent?

It’s usual for the shade improvement to last several years. This can be extended by a regular maintenance program with occasional top-up sessions of tray-based tooth whitening, in combination with regular visits to our dental hygienist.

Is teeth whitening harmful to my teeth?

No! The materials and techniques we recommend will not damage your teeth. The same can’t be said for whitening products you may see for sale on the internet, many of which could result in permanent damage.

Are there any side effects?

Increased tooth sensitivity during treatment is quite common. On rare occasions, some people experience tingling sensations in the teeth immediately after the procedure, however these subside shortly after use. It is not advised to use whitening systems if you have decay or defective fillings, or if you have active gum disease. That’s why we always carry out a thorough examination of your mouth before we start any form of whitening treatment.

As everybody is different, any side-effects may be more of a problem for some people than others, which is why we’ve several different whitening systems, designed to provide the optimal solution for you. We’ll advise on the best choice for your teeth during your whitening consultation.

How soon will I see results?

This depends on the nature and degree of the initial stains. Everyone is different and just as our hair and skin colour vary, so do our teeth. Some people notice a difference after just one treatment whilst others can take a little longer.

Most people will achieve an ideal shade improvement after an initial course of 1-2 weeks.

How long does teeth whitening take?

Our usual advice is to wear your trays overnight. With some of our whitening systems it can be effective in as little as 60 minutes during the day.

There are advantages and disadvantages with different whitening systems: we’ll advise you on the best choice for your teeth during your whitening consultation.

Will teeth whitening work on my crowns or false teeth?

The gel only works on natural teeth. However, it will not harm any dentures, fillings, crowns or veneers that you already have.

Crowns, Veneers and Bonding

What is a crown?

A dental crown is a cap that covers a damaged tooth to protect the remaining tooth structure, providing you with a strong, long-lasting layer of protection between the tooth and your mouth.

Crowns are the best way to treat teeth that have lost a significant part of their structure, which can happen as a result of an injury, decay, or the failure of a large filling. Crowns can also be used to rebuild teeth that have been badly worn down, or that have significant appearance problems that can’t be corrected in other ways. Crowns made from the most modern ceramic materials can look fantastic and mimic all the characteristics of a natural tooth.

At your consultation, you’ll be able to discuss a range of options with our clinical team to ensure you can confidently make the best decision for your treatment.

What is a veneer?

Veneers are a great way to give you the smile everybody wants. They are a particularly good solution if your teeth are chipped, a poor shape, very discoloured or can’t be whitened. The advantage of veneers is that they can be done in only two treatment visits, using ceramics that look beautifully natural and will not stain or discolour. The main disadvantage is that the teeth sometimes need to be shaped, so it’s generally not a reversible procedure.

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a single-session treatment capable of producing incredible results. This procedure, also known as composite bonding or cosmetic bonding, is an ideal option for anyone who has minor aesthetic flaws, such as small gaps between the teeth, chips or worn edges. No tooth substance is removed in the bonding process and so, if your dental bonding is later removed, your tooth is just the same as before the treatment. The cost of dental bonding is lower than veneers or crowns, but the composite resin used in bonding not as stain-resistant as ceramic and will need to be replaced more frequently.

Dermal fillers

Is there downtime with dermal fillers?

As treatments using injectable dermal fillers are non-surgical procedures, there is no ‘clinical’ downtime, where you need to take time off to recover. However, there may be some bruising, slight swelling and tenderness in the treatment areas for a few days after your treatment. This is quite normal and can be eased with the use of arnica prior to treatment, ice packs immediately afterwards and avoiding hot saunas, baths and steam rooms as well as excessive alcohol consumption in the days that follow your dermal filler treatment.

When will I see results from my dermal filler treatment?

Most results can be seen immediately after a dermal filler treatment. However, as there can be a period of swelling afterwards, expect the full results to be seen around 2 weeks after your treatment. You may need to return to the clinic at this time for any top ups or adjustments.

How long do the results last from a dermal filler treatment?

This all depends on the areas treated, the thickness or viscosity of the filler and how your own body responds to hyaluronic acid, metabolises the dermal filler substance and certain lifestyle factors such as smoking, excessive sun-exposure and regular strenuous exercise. The expected longevity of your results will be discussed in your initial consultation at Space Healthcare.

Why should I use Space Healthcare for my dermal filler treatment?

Space Healthcare offers medical-grade products and treatments in a safe and clinical setting. Our Leamington Spa cosmetic clinic is easily accessible. We pride ourselves in our friendly and empathic service and exceptional knowledge in our fields. We offer discretion, professional and medical excellence as well as a comfortable experience for all our patients.

Professional, knowledgeable and generally fantastic team. High quality treatment and easy to follow advice. I would highly recommend…

Leamington Spa

The team were very friendly, professional & helpful, the whole process went so smoothly with their help & guidance

Going to the dentist was made especially easy and comfortable by the amazing staff at Space Healthcare.

I felt comfortable knowing that my oral health was in expert hands. I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else for my dental treatment in Leamington Spa.

Fantastic and friendly customer service and brilliant attention to detail from Rob with regards to treatment

My teeth look amazing and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Thank you so much to all at Space Healthcare!

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