Porcelain veneers in Liverpool are a cosmetic dental treatment that can correct the appearance of chipped, worn, or misshapen teeth. They have the ability to totally transform the look of your teeth. Veneers in Liverpool are thin wraps of porcelain that cover your teeth. They are strong, durable and have a natural appearance. To fit veneers, you’ll need to have a thin layer of your tooth enamel removed. This means there’s no turning back. Once you’ve opted for veneers, you’ll need to stick with them for the rest of your life. The good thing is, they’ll usually last you around 10 years, in some cases you can double that time, in others, less.

Veneers in LiverpoolFitting your porcelain veneers in Liverpool

Often anaesthetic is not needed as the treatment only touches the outer layer of your teeth. First, we’ll clean your tooth and colour-match your veneer to the other teeth in your mouth. Next, we’ll remove a thin layer of your tooth’s surface, apply a bonding glue, and fit your veneer on top. We’ll cure the veneer for around a minute with a special light. This is to set the bonding glue. Lastly, we’ll polish your tooth.

How to care for your new veneers

Brush and floss as normal. That’s twice per day. Make sure your oral care routine is up to scratch and that you’re using a good toothpaste.

Minimising colour mis-matches

When you get porcelain veneers in Liverpool they will be colour-matched to your natural teeth. You may wish to consider teeth whitening before you get veneers so you have a brighter smile. Once your veneers have been fitted, consider reducing your intake of foods or drinks that could stain your other teeth. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant; they won’t pick up stains as easily as your natural teeth. If your natural teeth look stained and your veneers are still bright white, it won’t look natural.

Will veneers in Liverpool last forever?

Porcelain veneers will last a long time when you look after them properly. However, they will not last forever and you’ll need to replace them at some point. The average life expectancy is 10 years, this changes from person to person

We’ve seen it all at Liverpool Smile Studio: from teeth worn down to stumps, to mouths with hardly any teeth left. No matter how bad a state you think your teeth are in, we’re certain we can help get your teeth and gums back in the pink.

As your dentist in Liverpool, we can provide you with modern, effective treatments for all manner of dental imperfections and dental diseases.

Over the years we’ve noticed some recurring themes in the dental concerns that patients come to us with. Let’s take a look at a few and what can be done about them with the help of our Liverpool dentist.

Dentist in LiverpoolDiscoloured teeth

This is by far the most common concern we hear from patients. Years of drinking coffee, wine and tea, and eating highly pigmented foods can take a toll on your teeth in the form of unsightly stains. Smoking is another big culprit for turning your teeth yellow.

The solution? There is more than one. Air polishing can remove stubborn stains, as can teeth whitening. But if neither of these are suitable, there are other options, namely porcelain veneers and crowns, which can disguise discoloured teeth.

Gappy smile

Large gaps between your teeth, especially the front teeth, can leave you hesitant to show off your smile. Our Liverpool dentist can close those gaps with modern braces and this doesn’t necessarily have to mean wearing cumbersome fixed metal braces as today there are many more discreet options available. Composite bonding is another way to close small gaps. This involves sculpting a special composite material onto your teeth, which has been colour-matched for a seamless finish.

Missing teeth

Once again, there is more than one solution you can explore with our Liverpool dentist. The most long-lasting solution is dental implants. More affordable solutions are also available, including dentures and bridges. Whichever you go for, filling in those gaps will ensure your oral function is restored, as well as your smile.

Whatever your dental concerns, come visit our friendly practice where our experienced dental team will be happy to help you get back a healthy, confident smile.

In a world of celebrity hype and fake news, it’s easy to get jaded by the fads that seem to come and go in the blink of an eye. At Liverpool Smile Studio, we’re glad to report that discreet braces in Liverpool aren’t just a fad. They’re here to stay. Built on sound science and advanced technology, modern braces mean adults with crooked, crowded or gappy teeth can finally straighten their teeth without the embarrassment of months or years sporting the train track look.

Braces in LiverpoolOur braces dentist, Jeanine McGinty, is only too happy to guide our patients through the multitude of options now available to get straighter teeth comfortably, discreetly and, with our finance plans, affordably too.

Here are a few of the options you can explore when you come to see us about braces in Liverpool.

FastBraces

These braces aren’t your everyday fixed metal braces. Take a close look and you’ll see that the brackets are triangular, not square. This unique design means, unlike traditional fixed braces, FastBraces move both the roots and the crowns of the teeth at the same time, not one after the other. This means faster results for our patients.

Six Month Smiles

For a more confident smile in, on average, just 6 months, these tooth-coloured fixed braces can do the job. They focus on aligning the front teeth, which are most on display when you smile. As these teeth only have a single root each, unlike teeth further back that have 3 roots each, they can be moved along using gentler forces.

Invisalign

If you’re not keen on the idea of fixed braces, Invisalign clear aligners are worth considering. For mild to moderate misalignments, a series of custom-made aligners will push your teeth into straighter positions. Being removable means mealtimes and your tooth brushing routine needn’t change when you begin treatment. In fact, when it comes to eating and drinking anything other than water, you should always take the aligners out to prevent them getting damaged or stained.

Find out more

To learn more about these and other braces in Liverpool, get in touch with our friendly team today and we’ll find the right fit for your teeth, budget and lifestyle.

Most people would agree that getting treatment with braces, whether from an orthodontist in Liverpool or a general dentist, results in a better-looking set of teeth and healthier smiles. Many are also under the impression that getting that brilliant new smile means dealing with an embarrassing amount of metal in your mouth for longer than most people are comfortable with. Well, they’d be wrong. Modern braces are more discreet and comfortable than ever before. And you don’t even need to see an orthodontist in Liverpool to get them.

Orthodontist in LiverpoolAt Liverpool Smile Studio, our braces dentist, Jeanine McGinty, is trained and accredited to provide a range of braces treatments, both fixed and removable. This means you don’t need to fork out the expense of seeing an orthodontist in Liverpool.

Getting started

Take a look at your smile in the mirror. Spot any crooked, crowded or spaced out teeth? Have a think about what you want changed. Are you looking for a holistic treatment or something focused on just your front ‘social’ teeth? Once you’ve got an idea of the look you want to achieve, give us a call.

Your consultation

We’ll examine your teeth, gums and oral tissues thoroughly, taking x-rays and impressions. After a good chat about what you want to achieve with your treatment, we’ll run through which treatments will be most effective in your case.

What’s on offer?

Braces come in fixed and removable varieties. Fixed braces aren’t cumbersome, glinting metal contraptions anymore. Six Month Smiles uses clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires that don’t dominate the teeth, so you can keep on smiling through your treatment. FastBraces are another speedy fixed treatment, taking on average 20 weeks. Triangular shaped brackets move the roots and crowns simultaneously, which shortens treatment times when compared to traditional, square bracket fixed braces.

When it comes to removable braces, 2 of the most popular are Invisalign and the Inman Aligner. They push the teeth into alignment but give you the freedom to take them out at mealtimes and to brush and floss.

If you’re looking for an orthodontist in Liverpool, why not consider seeing our braces dentist instead for effective treatment at affordable prices?

Whether buying new clothes or picking up toiletries at the supermarket, we all invest time in our appearances because, like it or not, first impressions count and people are hardwired to make snap judgements based on looks. It’s an instinctual thing. So when you’ve gone to all the trouble of putting together your outfit and cleaning up well, it can be a real downer when your smile lets you down.

Veneers in LiverpoolTeeth that are misshapen, chipped, cracked, discoloured or gappy can draw attention to your smile for all the wrong reasons. That’s where we, at Liverpool Smile Studio, can help with veneers in Liverpool.

The lowdown on veneers

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that fit over the fronts of the teeth. They can be custom designed according to the size, shape and colour that best suits your unique smile. If you want your teeth to look longer, whiter or smoother, then veneers in Liverpool can do the job.

How long does it take to get veneers?

That all depends on how many veneers you want. For just a few to cover over a dental imperfection here or there, it takes 2 visits. If you’re looking for a complete transformation with a smile makeover, we’ll need an extra 1 or 2 visits to carefully plan your smile design.

What will happen during your treatment?

Getting veneers in Liverpool is a minimally invasive process. We will remove a thin layer of the outer enamel of your teeth first. This will create a slightly roughened surface, which will ensure the veneers bond more securely to your teeth, with the help of a special dental adhesive. This also ensures that your veneers lie flush with the rest of your teeth. Once the surface of your teeth is ready, we’ll attach the custom-made veneers and finish your treatment off with a polish.

How long will your veneers last?

With good dental hygiene at home and regular dental check-ups, your veneers can last 10 years or more. There really is no expiry date on them. So keep up with your brushing and flossing at home and enjoy your veneers for years to come.

A smile shows that a person is happy and content. When you let a smile shine on your face it’s contagious, soon everyone around you will be smiling too. Here at Liverpool Smile Studio, we help people to have great-looking smiles every day. Sadly, many people are hiding their smiles due to having unattractive teeth. If this sounds like you, we can help you using one or more techniques. We are dedicated to making sure your teeth not only look great, but are as healthy as possible. If you are looking for a trustworthy, friendly and highly experienced dentist in Liverpool, there’s no need to look any further.

Dentist in LiverpoolOur range of dental treatments

Our range of treatments cover general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. We have the staff, training and resources to fulfill all your dental needs. Whether you have a missing tooth, gappy smile, or simply need a filling from us as your dentist in Liverpool, we can provide you with the modern choices for a great-looking and healthy smile.

General dentistry

If your teeth are in good condition, we can help you with regular check-ups. If not, we can restore your oral health with fillings, root canal treatments, extractions, crowns, bridges or oral surgery.

Teeth straightening

If you have wonky, crowded or gappy teeth, we can make your teeth straight with a range of modern braces such as fast braces, aligners and Invisalign. All of our teeth straightening options will improve the look, health and functionality of your teeth.

Dental implants

This is a modern tooth replacement treatment. Implants replace your full tooth, including the root, for a healthy, natural-looking, strong tooth restoration.

Dentures

We offer both full and partial dentures as a tooth replacement option.

Dental hygiene

Our hygienist treats gum disease, bad breath and can make your teeth sparkle with a regular scale and polish.

Facial aesthetics

We offer cosmetic options such as dental veneers, teeth whitening, white fillings, cosmetic bonding, gum contouring, teeth reshaping, and other facial aesthetic options.

If you are looking for a dentist in Liverpool, for whatever reason, give us a call to see how we can help you and your smile. Our friendly team is here to help.

One thing that can hold back your smile is having misaligned teeth. Here at the Liverpool Smile Centre in Liverpool, braces are what we use to improve the look, placement and functionality of wonky, gappy or crowded teeth. If you have teeth that lean too far in or out, or are twisted, we can help you to fix the problem with dental braces in Liverpool. If you are an adult who hates the look of their teeth, the chances are they weren’t bad enough to get teeth straightening done via the NHS when you were a teenager. The great news is, you can have your teeth straightened at any age with our range of modern cosmetic braces.

Braces in LiverpoolMost people think that braces treatment take 2-3 years. Our range of cosmetic braces in Liverpool take as little as 8 weeks to do their job, depending on which type of brace you go for and how far your teeth need to move. People also think that braces are chunky metal contraptions. We have tooth-coloured braces and clear braces to offer you.

Types of braces we have at Liverpool Smile Studio

Fixed braces with brackets and wires

Fastbraces is a brand that offers tooth-coloured brackets and wires so that the braces will not look obvious in your mouth. These fixed braces are fast-acting and comfortable. They are one of our most popular types of braces in Liverpool. Treatment times can be as little as 20 weeks, this varies from patient to patient.

Invisible aligner trays

This is another modern type of fast-acting brace, Invisalign. The clear aligners trays of Invisalign are made of a thin but durable plastic. They fit over your teeth and are removable. There is no metal used for Invisalign braces. That’s great news for people with metal allergies. The smooth plastic aligner trays will also cause less irritation than traditional braces.

Removable braces with discreet wires

The Inman Aligner uses tiny wires across the front of your teeth, along with pressure from the back of your teeth to move the front six teeth on your top and bottom rows. They work really quickly and are great for people with mild tooth alignment problems.

Getting your teeth straightened with braces is easier than you think. In fact, you may not need a trained orthodontist in Liverpool if your only problems are a question of aligning the teeth.

If you have made it through to adulthood without a dentist suggesting that you need to get your jaws aligned or widened with treatment on the NHS then you probably have mild to moderate teeth alignment issues and can probably be treated by a general dentist who has been accredited in various modern teeth straightening systems, rather than an actual orthodontist in Liverpool.

Orthodontist in LiverpoolHere at Liverpool Smile Studio, our practice principal Dr Janine McGinty is an experienced accredited practitioner in four systems that work really well for mild to moderate alignments issues.

Invisalign

These are not braces but clear aligners that look like super-thin, transparent mouth guards. But they have a twist: inside each aligner are carefully placed and shaped pressure points. They press on the teeth gently and after 72 hours of such pressure, the jawbone responds by dissolving bone tissue in front of the direction of pressure and building it up again on the other side of the tooth. You have to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day to keep up this pressure, otherwise that 72 hours has to start all over again. But the fact that you can remove these aligners, and that they are pretty much impossible to spot, makes them very popular with our adult patients.

Fastbraces

These braces are renowned for the speed at which they can realign teeth. Being able to deal with most issues in only 3-12 months is down to the fact that they have triangular rather than square brackets. This means that the root and crown of the tooth are moved at the same time, rather than crown first and root afterwards. The other great plus is a slide mechanism on the wire that means that the tension of the wires is always in evidence. There is less need for adjustments to tighten the wire by the dentist, as is required with traditional bracket and wire braces.

Could our range be as good as seeing a trained orthodontist in Liverpool? Come in and find out.

Our teeth go through so much in order to keep us well fed and understood. These vital tools of eating and communication are in action hundreds of times a day, biting, chewing, forming words and smiling. It’s no wonder that they can sometimes look a bit worse for wear. Bits chip off, sometimes cracks appear, edges get worn, weird colour changes take place. And sometimes, they just don’t fit together all that well. Maybe they are too small for your mouth, or one or two are a bit twisted or don’t line up properly in some other way.

Veneers in LiverpoolAll of these problems can be easily solved with the use of veneers in Liverpool. Veneers are modern dentistry’s fantastic way of making teeth look like new again, and here at Liverpool Smile Studio, our patients love how they transform their smiles.

Veneers are very thin porcelain shells that are fitted over the top of your teeth. They are quick and easy to fit, taking just two appointments. One to do the preparation and one to fit the veneers. Here’s how veneers in Liverpool work:

Getting ready

We examine your teeth to make sure that veneers are the best solution for your problems. If they are, then we take impressions of the teeth and do a colour match. This information goes off to a dental laboratory where the Liverpool veneers are handcrafted. This takes a couple of weeks.

Fitting

We need to make sure that your veneers lie flush with your own teeth, and also that the dental adhesive has a good surface to bond to. For those reasons, we remove a very thin layer of enamel from the teeth that are being veneered. We then fit the veneers.

Long-lasting

Veneers are highly durable and you can expect them to last for at least 10 years as long as you take good care of them and don’t go doing crazy things like using your teeth to remove bottle tops.

Whitening

Veneers can’t be whitened, so if you want whitening, you need to get it done first and then have the veneers matched to your newly whitened teeth.

The great thing about having a dentist in the centre of the city is that you can build your dental treatments around your working hours. It is much easier to take time off if the dentist is just around the corner instead of back where you live.

Dentist in LiverpoolAfter-work treatments

At Liverpool Smile Studio, we love being a dentist in Liverpool that offers the kind of treatments busy workers really value. We like being as available as we can, which is why we have appointments until 6pm every working day, so you can pop in for treatments on your way home from the office. We also open at 9am, so you can sneak in an early appointment if you need to.

Fabulous smiles

As a busy dentist in Liverpool, we know how important it is for Liverpudlians to have a cracking smile. So, when you come to us, you will find the full range of cosmetic dentistry treatments available. From teeth whitening to gum reshaping, veneers to white fillings, teeth straightening to facial aesthetics, we can make your smile into one you won’t want to stop using. We can do this as and when things need doing, or you can have a smile makeover, where we design a treatment package aimed at giving you the best possible smile for your individual face and mouth.

Referral dentistry

Being a dentist in Liverpool is not always about making people look fantastic. We are also a busy referral dentist. We can offer treatments for advanced gum disease, replacing lost teeth with dental implants, and extractions.

A warm welcome

A good dentist in Liverpool knows that treatments are only one part of the package. The other important thing is how they are delivered. It’s pretty common for people to be nervous about visiting the dentist. After all, lying on your back with your mouth open while someone puts metal implements into it is bound to make you feel vulnerable. So, we know how important it is to make you feel welcome and relaxed. Our staff are warm and friendly and trained to help really anxious patients feel at ease.