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Articles and Features : February 2008

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.

  • What is an orthodontist? What Is An Orthodontist?An orthodontist is a dental specialist that has completed 2-3 years of orthodontics training in addition to the standard four years of dental school. This gives the orthodontist special skills to...
  • NHS dentistry Rise in dentistryThe UK has two types of dentist schemes: private dentistry, and NHS dentists. NHS dentist prices are fixed and subsidised by the government, so treatment fees are often a lot less. This article is...
  • Cosmetic dentistry: a guide to veneers Cosmetic Dentistry: A Guide to VeneersDental veneers are a type of cosmetic dental treatment which improve the appearance of crooked, stained, or damaged teeth. A veneer is a wafer thin layer of porcelain (or other composite material)...
  • Cosmetic dentistry: a guide to tooth whitening Tooth whiteningTooth whitening is a very popular cosmetic dental treatment that involves bleaching your teeth to remove stains and general discolouration. It is a safe and highly effective way to lighten the...
  • Cosmetic dentistry: a guide to invisible braces Whippendell dental clinic - invisalignIn 2001 the branch of dentistry known as orthodontics (teeth straightening) was revolutionised by a new type of invisible brace. Made from clear plastic, Invisalign takes all the embarrassment out of...
  • Cosmetic dental treatments Cosmetic dentistry benefits TV show winner Cosmetic dentistry is all about improving the aesthetics of your smile. Many people don't feel confident about smiling in photographs, and feel wary of showing their teeth in social interactions...
  • Breast enlargement: reasons to have a boob job Surgeons back smaller breast reductionsBreast enlargement (boob job) is the most popular kind of cosmetic surgery in the western world. During 2006, more than 6,100 women got a boob job under the British Association of Plastic Surgeons....
  • A guide to laser eye surgery: What's right for you? laser eye surgeryLaser eye surgery is a revolutionary technology that can partially, or totally, eliminate your dependency on glasses and contact lenses. The procedure is done on an out-patient basis (so you can go...
  • Cellulite treatment Cellulite treatmentCellulite is a type of fat commonly found on the thighs, stomach, buttocks and breasts. It forms when waste fluids and toxins are trapped under the skin, causing the connective tissue to harden and...