Now that the smile is fast becoming everyone’s most important beauty feature, you need to start thinking of your dentist in Liverpool as more than just someone you go to for check-ups and remedial treatments such as fillings.

Dentist in LiverpoolAt Liverpool Smile Studio, of course, we believe that having strong, healthy teeth is the foundation for beauty, but they can be strong and healthy and still not look at all that great. And if your teeth don’t look fabulous, you won’t feel fabulous. You really won’t. This is because we have evolved to use our smiles as our number one non-verbal tool of communication. See all those people smiling at each other out there? They’re sending signals of warmth and friendliness that evolution has hard-wired us to respond to with equal warmth and generosity.

You probably know how a big grin from a stranger on the bus can light up your journey. Imagine if you could do that for others, and how useful that would be at work and when you are out clubbing. And the more you smile, the more serotonin you release, which is another good thing because serotonin is your body’s natural happy chemical.

So, if you are not using your smile to its full advantage, can’t imagine how good it feels to smile and have no idea of how a great smile can smooth your path through life, now is the time to find out. Come and see our dentist in Liverpool and ask what we can do to put the zing back into your smile.

We have a number of treatments that we can use separately or put together into a package called a smile makeover.

What’s a smile makeover?

A good smile needs to follow certain rules of balance and harmony. We use this knowledge and our skills as cosmetic dentists to work out what we need to do to your teeth to get them meet those rules. Are they too big? Too small? A bit crooked? Discoloured? Too gummy? Damaged in some way? Missing, even?

Once we’ve thoroughly examined you according to smile makeover principles, we can put together a treatment package to transform your smile with two or more treatments.

Did you know that at Liverpool Smile Studio, we have a wide range of braces in Liverpool, and if your alignment issues are not concerned with your bite, getting braces is easy when you come to us.

Our Dr Jeanine McGinty loves what cosmetic braces in Liverpool can do for her patients. These are braces that are designed to straighten teeth issues that affect how you look but not how you function or are so severely out of whack that you are in pain.

Braces in LiverpoolIf you only need cosmetic braces, then you probably don’t need to have metal braces that obscure your teeth. Those really heavy-duty braces are for severe issues. If it’s just a matter of mild twists or over-crowding or leaning in or out and how your jaws come together, then we have a selection of discreet braces and others that are fast-acting.

Here are two of our most popular brands:

Six Month Smiles

These are fixed bracket and wire style braces that use pulling tension to move your teeth. However, the twist is that these braces work on the front six social teeth only, and these are easier to move than those molars with extra roots at the back of your mouth. It could take as little as four months to align your teeth, although the average time is six months, hence the brand name. These braces feature smaller brackets made of clear ceramic, and one tooth-coloured wire, so they blend in with the teeth.

Invisalign

These are clear aligners that look like very thin mouth guards. They use a pushing pressure to move the teeth. You receive a series of aligners, each with a slightly different set of pressure points inside them. You work your way through the series, changing aligners when the pressure wears off, about every 7-10 days. The great thing about Invisalign is that the aligners are see-through and so thin that they really can’t be seen once they are in place. Also, you take them out to eat and drink and to clean your teeth, which many people find is a lot less hassle.

Retainers

Everyone needs to wear a retainer for some time after treatment to keep the teeth in place.

One of the main barriers to having a lovely smile is teeth that are not lined up correctly. Sometimes one or two have not descended properly. Other times, they lean in or out, or are a bit twisted. Very often, even though you think they look dreadful and can hardly bear to open your mouth in public, your Liverpool orthodontist will tell you that you only have a mild to moderate misalignment that is, in fact, very easy to fix.

Orthodontist in LiverpoolPeople still think that braces treatment goes on for at least two years and has to involve cumbersome metal braces and a great deal of discomfort. This is not true anymore, and if you’ve made it to adulthood without being told you need NHS treatment, there’s a very good chance your misalignment is cosmetic, rather than likely to be detrimental to your physical health.

Meet Dr McGinty

At Liverpool Smile Studio, Dr Jeanine McGinty is your cosmetic orthodontist in Liverpool. She is trained is four different kinds of cosmetic braces, some more visible than others, some of which can straighten your teeth in a matter of weeks, depending on your alignment issues.

The Inman Aligner

This is the device for issues with your very front teeth. It is a removable device, so you can eat what you want when you use the Inman Aligner. It features a plate with two spring-loaded, clear plastic bows, which go in front of and behind your teeth. This sandwiching of the teeth can then be used to realign them, drawing them in, pushing them out, untwisting them. Amazingly, some treatments with his device can be completed in as little as six weeks. Plus, the Inman Aligner doubles up as a retainer, saving you money.

Fastbraces

These are tooth-coloured brackets and wires that can be used to treat all sorts of problems. Depending on what your issues are, you could see the end of treatment in anything from 20 weeks to a year. They feature friction-free brackets which mean lower forces can be used, making the whole experience more comfortable.

We also offer the ever popular Six Month Smiles and Invisalign. Why not come in for a free consultation with our orthodontist in Liverpool?

When you imagine the perfect smile, what does it look like? The chances are it will have things in common with everyone’s idea of a perfect smile and some differences as well. When you look in the mirror, it can be hard to imagine what exactly will make the difference to you. It may be that you think there is more than one thing that needs changing.

Veneers in LiverpoolA visit to the cosmetic dentist at Liverpool Smile Studio will help you to clarify your vision and match it with treatments that can make it come true. If you need several minor adjustments, it may be possible to achieve them with one treatment. Veneers in Liverpool are so versatile that they can be used to correct a whole collection of dental qualities.

One of the great things about veneers in Liverpool is that they can be used to easily standardise the look of each tooth. It’s like having a custom-made cover which is designed to blend in with the other teeth and make it look like you have a perfect smile. The only pre-requisite for getting a cover fitted on your tooth is that it is healthy. If there are any oral issues, these need to be addressed to lay a great foundation for your cosmetic dental treatment.

What types of issues can veneers in Liverpool be used for?

A member of the team at Liverpool Smile Studio will be happy to go through all the restorations that veneers can be used for during your consultation appointment. They can apply this advice to the needs of your smile. However, veneers can be used for the following:

  • Whitening the smile – if you have seen a celebrity with perfect, bright white teeth then they may have had lots of work done or they may just have a full set of veneers. They are particularly useful for people whose tooth colour cannot be changed with normal whitening;
  • Covering chips and cracks – there are a few ways to repair the teeth. Veneers are mostly used for cosmetic improvement to the front of the smile;
  • Closing gaps – it’s easy to slightly increase the size of adjacent teeth with veneers to close a gap.

If you have a long and trusting relationship with your dentist in Liverpool and you develop a problem that they do not have the training and special-interest skills to deal with, you may find yourself being referred to the Liverpool Smile Studio.

Dentist in LiverpoolNot every dental practice can offer every kind of treatment. There are some things that require years of extra training and practice to build up the right skills and knowledge. Rather like you cannot expect your GP to carry out most medical procedures, you cannot expect your usual dentist to be highly skilled in areas beyond the realms of general dentistry.

If you develop advanced gum disease, infections in your dental pulp, your teeth need replacing, cosmetic dentistry or even a mixture of treatments, then you may well end up in our practice rooms. We will be delighted to see you and our team will do the very best we can for you.

Liverpool Smile Studio has become what is known as a referral dentist in Liverpool. This is one that general dentists can send patients to for a complex level of care. When we realised that there was a lack of dentists like this in the city, we developed our practice. We are ideally placed for patients from all over this big city to get to.

We often need to take a multidisciplinary approach to your care because dental problems don’t always fit neatly into one category. If you are getting on and starting to lose your teeth, you may need to see our gum disease dentist to sort out your periodontitis before we can move on to looking at ways to restore lost teeth.

If you have been missing teeth for a while, the ones you have left may have started drifting in your mouth. They may need to be realigned before we can get any restorations in. That’s three different dentists already. Then there’s the teeth that are left – they may need a bit of cosmetic care to get them looking great again. That’s a different dentist. But, don’t worry, they are all here at Liverpool Smile Studio and waiting to make your smile great again.

While braces come under the umbrella of cosmetic treatment, and can significantly enhance the aesthetics of your smile, going for braces in Liverpool can simultaneously improve your oral health. At Liverpool Smile Studio, we believe that health and beauty go hand in hand, as do straight teeth and beautiful smiles.

When the teeth are spaced correctly, it reduces the risk of food getting lodged in the teeth, which encourages gum disease. It’s also easier to brush and floss effectively. The benefits of straight teeth extend to your whole body, as you can chew properly to better digest your food.

Braces in LiverpoolShow the world your smile

Naturally, the most exciting thing about having your teeth straightened is flashing your smile to the world, or at least to the people of Liverpool. Braces are usually worn for roughly 18-24 months; however, it depends on the specific needs of the patient. Before you receive braces in Liverpool, your dentist will advise how long you need to wear them for. You can then embrace the brace knowing that you are on track to an improved, great smile.

What are the options?

Good news. Here at Liverpool Smile Studio, you are not limited to one type of brace. Opting for braces doesn’t mean you are required to go about with a mouthful of chunky metal. While traditional braces are fine for some, you may feel uncomfortable with the idea of wearing them for a long period of time.

Times have changed since people with wonky teeth have to grin and bear it, our tooth-coloured fixed braces are becoming an increasingly popular option amongst our patients. They operate like traditional fixed braces, where the brackets are glued to the teeth and wires are tied to help move the teeth into the correct position; however, the brackets are made from white ceramic instead of metal.

As well as fixed braces, we offer clear aligners and removable appliances. Clear aligners use clear trays to correct crooked, crowed and gapped teeth. Removable appliances are a suitable solution for those more minor problems.

At your consultation, your dentist can tell you more about the treatment you are interested in, and see which solution suits your specific needs.

If you love American TV and movies, you’ll know what a status symbol it can seem to be able to say that you are off to see your orthodontist. An orthodontist in Liverpool is someone who has completed postgraduate training in the dental area concerned with the realignment of the teeth and jaws. They make sure that there is enough room for all the teeth and that they are lined up properly.

In some cases, you can see why someone would need to see a proper orthodontist but, with others, where the teeth are only slightly out of line and the jaws bite together properly, do you really need to bother? Well, not anymore, thanks to various brands of devices that take the treatment planning back to source – the braces manufacturer.

Orthodontist in LiverpoolHere at Liverpool Smile Studio, our cosmetic orthodontist in Liverpool, Dr Janine McGinty, is trained in the use of several of these brands. We offer them to you here if we think you don’t need to see an orthodontist. These brands are well known and well-regarded. They don’t try to do a job that needs more in-depth knowledge and training.

Invisalign

This is a brand of clear aligners. They are, in fact, the original brand. Invisalign mimics the idea of a mouth guard. It slips on over the teeth and is removed for eating and cleaning but adds in carefully positioned pressure points that gently nudge the teeth into alignment. We take detailed measurements with a hand-held scanner and, from that, we can build up a 3D image of your teeth. A computer programme will show you how they are moved into alignment. Your aligners are 3D printed.

Fastbraces

These braces pride themselves on guaranteeing straight teeth for life, and very quickly too. They use a slide mechanism that shifts as the teeth move so there is always the same pressure. Traditional bracket and wire braces need to be tightened every few weeks as the pressure is constantly decreasing as the teeth move. Fastbraces can work in as little as 20 weeks in some cases.

To find out more, come in and see us. Book an appointment online, on the phone or in person.

People are at their most content and happy when they smile, that’s why smiles are contagious. Nothing should stop you spreading the joy, especially not feeling self-conscious about how you look. That’s why, here at Liverpool Smile Studio we are here to keep your teeth beautiful and healthy, so you can smile naturally with confidence.

Dentist in LiverpoolIf you take time out of your busy schedule to visit the dentist in Liverpool, we can help find the right treatment to restore your self-assurance and keep your teeth healthy. We offer consultations, where your dentist can examine your teeth and discuss what treatment you are suited to. We are here to help you and offer a completely non-judgemental and friendly space to look at the options available to you.

We also understand that for many people, attending the dentist in Liverpool can be quite daunting. Whether you’ve heard about horror stories at the dentist from friends or family, or you fear the unknown, we take the time to reassure you, educate you on the process of the treatments, and help you feel calm, and hopefully excited, about your upcoming treatment or check-up.

Our range of treatments

We aim to find a solution to all of your dentistry needs, from filling gaps in the teeth, to making the teeth a few shades lighter, these include:

  • General dentistry: restoring oral health through procedures including root canal treatment, extractions and oral surgery;
  • Straightening the teeth: improving the look and function of the teeth with solutions such as fast braces, aligners and Invisalign;
  • Dental implants: alongside bridges and crowns, dental implants replace unsightly gaps in the teeth, without affecting the surrounding teeth;
  • Dentures: partial dentures can replace one or more missing teeth, and full dentures are available for those with no teeth in the upper or lower jaw;
  • Dental hygiene: treats gum disease and bad breath;
  • Cosmetic treatment: porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, white fillings, cosmetic bonding, gum or teeth shaping, and facial aesthetics.

We use modern technologies to ensure maximum efficiency and comfort for your check-ups and treatment. We do our best to ensure you leave our dentist in Liverpool with a smile to be proud of.

It’s amazing how an imperfection in your teeth can dominate your life. You might not think about it all the time, but it can be there at a subliminal level every time you open your mouth to speak or smile. That crack, chip or unfortunate staining. If the person you are talking too is looking at you intently, you may start wondering if it’s your beautiful eyes or your dodgy tooth that means they can’t look away. You may even find yourself smiling less frequently, or holding your lips closed in an attempt to cover up your imperfection. It may cover it up, but your smile turns into a pursed look rather than an engaging grin.

Veneers in LiverpoolHave you had enough of this? Are you tired of that self-consciousness about the one tooth that lets you down?  Well, if you come to us at Liverpool Smile Studio, we can sort it out for you using veneers in Liverpool. We can do more than one tooth at a time as well.

How veneers in Liverpool work

If you think about nail extensions for your teeth, you are on the right track for understanding how veneers in Liverpool work. Veneers are tiny, hand-made sheaths of porcelain that go over the fronts of your teeth to give them an aesthetic upgrade. Dental porcelain is a very durable material, and it can last for more than 10 years as long as you take good care of your veneers and don’t go doing crazy things like trying to open bottles with them. You shouldn’t even do this with your natural teeth.

The veneers process

We measure you up for veneers and decide on the colour that will match your teeth. They are made up by highly trained technicians in a lab and this takes a week or two. We fix them on by first removing a very thin layer of enamel so that the adhesive has an area to bond with and to make sure the veneers lie flush with your other teeth. You walk out of here with great veneers in Liverpool and can give up worrying about that annoying imperfection at last.

So, there you are with teeth you aren’t very happy with, but you put up with them. You try not to smile with your lips parted and you remember to hold you hand up in front of your mouth if you laugh. Day in and day out, you play some cover up game that never always you to relax and just be you. This strategy isn’t winning you friends because people think you aren’t very friendly when, in fact, you are just embarrassed. It’s not much fun having wonky teeth and it’s unnecessary because, these days, it’s easy to get them properly aligned with discreet braces in Liverpool.

Braces in LiverpoolHere at Liverpool Smile Studio, we know what you are going through. We also know how to put an end to it in just a year or so. If you’re lucky, it could be just a few months or weeks. Cosmetic braces in Liverpool never take as long as the old-fashioned, heavy-duty, metal, bracket-and-wire braces because they don’t have to move your jaws into alignment, just your teeth. Often the movements that are required aren’t all that big.

We have a range of braces in Liverpool that can put your teeth where they should be without making you feel even more self-conscious. Some are even so discreet that it will seem like your teeth are being straightened using magic.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles braces are so much smaller than the bracket-and-wire braces on which they are based. As they are designed to move only the front few teeth, the ones that show most when you talk and smile, they can use gentle forces to achieve movement. Hence the brackets are small and made of clear ceramic and there is only one wire, which is fine and coated in tooth-coloured material.

Invisalign

These are the magic braces. There are no brackets and wires. This method uses mouth guard-like aligner trays made of very thin, see-through plastic that gently nudge your teeth into new positions. Once they are on, only your nearest and dearest will spot them.

Inman Aligner

This can move the front teeth in as little as six weeks.