You don’t have to suffer with teeth that have been damaged if you don’t want to. At Liverpool Smile Studio in Liverpool, veneers are used to cover up damage accumulated over the years.

Not many of us make it through an active, busy life without incurring some kind of damage to our teeth. If you are into sports of almost any kind, there’s always a good chance that doing what you love could result in getting bits of your teeth knocked off (OK, maybe not if you’re into darts or snooker). Sometimes you can lose bits of tooth by accidentally biting down on something unexpectedly hard, like an olive that still has the stone in it. Or maybe your teeth have become discoloured through the use of certain medicines that teeth whitening won’t shift.

Dental Veneers in LiverpoolIn Liverpool, veneers from your highly experienced cosmetic dentists at Liverpool Smile Studio can be used to cover up all these problems and more. If you have one or two teeth that are slightly out of alignment, it’s quicker and cheaper to have them fixed by covering them with a veneer, than going all out for braces treatment.

Veneers in Liverpool are tiny hand-crafted sheaths of highly durable porcelain. The colour is matched to your teeth and then they are shaped by experienced technicians to blend in seamlessly with your other teeth.

When you have veneers with us at Liverpool Smile Studio, we can transform your smile in only two visits. During the first appointment, we talk through your needs and options and then take impressions of your teeth. We also match the colour of your teeth to a card of available shades of porcelain.

All this information is sent off to ceramicist technicians who create your veneers by hand. At your next appointment, the veneers are bonded to your teeth after a thin layer of enamel has been removed to make sure there is something rough for them to bond to and that they will lie flush with the rest of your teeth.

After that you are good to go. All you need to do now is take good care of your veneers, and they should last you well over ten years.

If you are looking for a dentist in Liverpool who will keep you in optimum oral health and wellbeing, and also help you enhance what Nature gave you into the smile you have always wanted, then Liverpool Smile Studio is the dental clinic for you.

The world of dentistry is full of innovation and advancements in knowledge. When you choose us as your dentist in Liverpool, you are receiving treatment from people who undertake regular training to bring you the latest techniques, and a practice that invests regularly in the latest technologies available.

Dentist in LiverpoolThis means that when you come to see Dr James Bennett and Dr Jeanine McGinty, and implant surgeon Dr Amrit Mistry, your dentists in Liverpool, you will be getting the best treatment available.

If you are looking for a long-lasting, natural-looking enhancement to your smile, at Liverpool Smile Studio, we have a range of treatments available, and the expertise to help you pick the right one, or put together the right combination of treatments, to give you your desired outcome.

Here are a few ways we can help you achieve your dream smile:

White fillings

These are a must-have way to replace old, amalgam fillings, so that when you smile people will no longer be able to count how many cavities you have had. We can also use white fillings to treat and seal any new cavities you have. White fillings set hard with the help of UV light and can then be shaped to give you a better chewing surface, something which is not possible with amalgam.

Veneers

Tiny, highly durable sheaths of porcelain that are fixed to your natural teeth, enhancing their colour, shape and appearance, instantly covering cracks, chips and misalignments.

Teeth straightening

We can help you straighten your teeth with the most suitable from several systems we offer, according to your alignment issues, your lifestyle and budget. Choose between traditional metal braces, clear braces, invisible braces and clear aligners. Each system has its advantages, which is why we offer all of them.

Dental implants

The 21st century’s answer to missing teeth, implants are fixed directly into the jawbone giving a firm anchor for biting and chewing. They usually last a lifetime.

At Liverpool Smile Studio, we want you to be able to have the treatments you need in order to help you feel happy, health and confident. For some patients, this means getting their smile realigned for cosmetic or clinical reasons. If this is you, it is possible that you need to see an orthodontist.

Training

Your orthodontist in Liverpool is a regular dentist who has had extra training. All orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists. Only those who have completed another two to three years training that is focused on the development of the teeth, face and jawbone to ensure maximum functionality and form can call themselves orthodontists.

Orthodontist in LiverpoolAll dentists are members of the General Dental Council (GDC), which is the regulatory body for dental practitioners in the UK. This means they adhere to strict standards regarding qualifications and continuous professional development. If someone has a specialty, like orthodontics, this is reflected in their GDC membership.

Complex cases

While the orthodontist in Liverpool can treat any level of irregularity, you are more likely to be referred to them for treatment if you have a particularly complex case. Many patients get braces as adults for cosmetic reasons. However, there are cases where misaligned teeth can cause pain in the teeth, jaw and even the muscles of the neck, shoulders and upper back. A misaligned bite or malocclusion is often the cause of this and other disorders such as sleep apnoea and temporomandibular joint disorder.

Your treatment plan

One of the skills that your orthodontist in Liverpool will use is their ability to create a detailed treatment plan for you. This is particularly important if your case is not straightforward. In order to get the perfect smile, teeth sometimes need to be turned, pulled into place or pushed back. You might need extractions to make room or pressure applied at sharp angles to achieve the desired effects. Each tooth has a knock-on effect on those around it. All of this, and more, needs to be taken into account when your orthodontist is making your plan. They will take scans and impressions of your teeth and use digital technology to help them do this.

Veneers are a relatively simple dental treatment that we offer at Liverpool Smile Studio. They can sometimes be used to avoid having more extensive treatments like cosmetic orthodontics.

Veneers can correct minor misalignments or close gaps between your teeth. They are also commonly offered to cover stains that do not respond to regular teeth whitening treatment.

The process of fitting veneers in Liverpool

Veneers in LiverpoolWhen you are considering veneers in Liverpool with us, we can talk you through the whole process. There may be slight variations depending on your circumstances but the basic treatment plan remains the same.

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are moulded to fit the contours of your teeth. Your dentist at Liverpool Smile Studio will take impressions of your teeth so that they can be made.

First, they need to remove a thin layer of enamel from you tooth so that the veneer will fit properly. This is a painless procedure and so no anaesthetic is required. Sensitive patients may still request a local anaesthetic. Talk to your practitioner if you think this applies to you.

While you wait for your veneers to arrive – usually around two weeks – you will have temporary covers on your teeth.

At your next appointment, your veneers will be fitted using a dental cement. It is flexible to begin with so the dentist can move them around until they are in the perfect position. Once they are established, the adhesive is hardened using a light. Any excess material is removed and your procedure is complete.

Caring for your veneers is easy. You just need to floss and brush as normal.

Some things to note

Having veneers placed is an irreversible procedure so you need to be sure before you go ahead. This is part of what makes them so secure.

No matter how well you take care of them, your veneers need to be replaced at some point. This gives you a chance to renew your smile again in the future.

Veneers are not usually available on the NHS. You need to budget for your treatment. We have finance plans available so you can start treatment straight away. You may be able to borrow between £350 and £50,000 subject to status.

Orthodontics is a division of dentistry that deals with improper positioning of your teeth. Some of our patients have had an over bite, under bite, overcrowding of teeth, crooked teeth or a jaw misalignment and Liverpool Smile Studio dentists have been able to help.

In these cases, orthodontic treatments have helped to slowly change the positioning of the teeth to be straighter and more aligned. Orthodontics can also be used for cosmetic purposes if the person wishes to have a better smile. We believe people don’t always need to pay more for the specialist services of an orthodontist in Liverpool and our experienced dentists have a keen interest in orthodontics have helped hundreds of patients with teeth alignment issues at Liverpool Smile Studio.

Orthodontics in LiverpoolWhat are the benefits?

Orthodontic treatment is important because misaligned teeth or improper positioning can lead to a higher risk of tooth decay and gingivitis. An improper bite can make teeth harder to brush or more painful to floss, which leads to poor oral hygiene in those regions, which can affect your overall oral health.

Orthodontics is an effective treatment method that can be used to close gaps between teeth, ensure that your teeth and jaw are properly aligned, straighten crooked teeth and improve oral function.

How do I know if I need an orthodontic treatment plan?

Our dentists can tell you if you require orthodontic work by looking at your dental history, taking a plaster model of your teeth and by taking x-rays. If we recommend orthodontic work, we may not recommend you to an orthodontist in Liverpool, but to one of our experienced dentists who have years of experience in teeth straightening and hundreds of happy patients.

Examples of orthodontic tools are braces, aligners, retainers, or Invisalign. These tools require care and maintenance to produce proper results. Your dentist at Liverpool Smile Studio will provide you with specific instructions for you to get the best results possible.

If you have any questions concerning what type of orthodontic treatment options may be available for you, call Liverpool Smile Studio today. You may not need an orthodontist in Liverpool after you have had your assessment with our experienced dentists, who are hugely successful in orthodontic treatments.

Is your smile letting you down? Do you want to change your smile to improve the colour or shape of your teeth? Veneers in Liverpool may be just what you need to get smile you deserve at Liverpool Smile Studio.

Over 75% of people don’t feel confident to smile in a photograph. The same amount of people think that a beautiful smile can help people psychologically as well as aesthetically. As well as this, over 45% of people make judgements by the look of their smile. Your smile can also improve your love life, as 65% of people think that an attractive smile can help a person romantically.

Porcelain Veneers in LiverpoolWhat are veneers used for?

As well as improving the aesthetics of your smile, veneers can also fill in the gaps between your teeth. They can be used to repair small tooth chips or a badly decayed tooth. If your teeth are crooked; porcelain veneers in Liverpool can be applied in a way that can align your smile perfectly.

Why are they made from porcelain?

Porcelain is the most popular material for veneers to be made from. It is more durable than composite and it has a more natural appearance. Cheaper materials will tend to stain more easily and as a result will need replacing more often. Sometimes, the more expensive option is not actually costlier over time, as the quality and longevity are higher with porcelain veneers in Liverpool.

Veneer placement

Firstly, you should make an appointment to see your dentist at Liverpool Smile Studio and arrange your first appointment. At this appointment, your dentist will assess your suitability for veneers and the cost will be calculated.

Your second visit will be more involved; first the dentist will change the surface and shape of your teeth. After the surface preparation, they will take a mould of your teeth using special dental putty. This will be the base for your new veneer’s production. You will be given temporary veneers for you to wear while the permanent ones are being created.

On your return trip, you will be fitted with your new veneers in Liverpool. After this, all that remains to do is to go and find a photo opportunity to show off your new smile!

Most people want straight, clean-looking smiles; but crooked or unevenly spaced teeth can mar that image. Usually, this is resolved by means of a long-term treatment with braces in Liverpool, which gently push or pull the teeth into proper alignment. While the result is straighter teeth, most people don’t like waiting the many years it takes to get everything aligned properly. Traditional metal braces can be uncomfortable, unsightly and can interfere with your dental hygiene.

Fastbraces

Braces in LiverpoolIt is for this purpose that Fastbraces were developed over 20 years ago. They are designed to get teeth aligned correctly in half the time of normal braces.

To some, getting a healthy smile in half the time seems a bit too good to be true and they may wonder whether Fastbraces are safe. Is there a risk of damage to the teeth? Will they hurt? Maybe there will be some adverse effect on the gums?

The answer to whether Fastbraces braces in Liverpool are truly safe, is that they are very safe, but only if they are used properly. This means proper diagnosis is needed when determining the treatment needed. Fastbraces at Liverpool Smile Studio are not designed to handle severe tooth misalignments.

In 80% of cases, Fastbraces are appropriate to use for your braces in Liverpool. They have been extensively tested by various universities and have been successful in thousands of clinical trials over the last 20 years. The fact that these sorts of braces in Liverpool work so quickly is not a matter of cutting corners, but of extremely clever design.

With traditional fixed metal braces, treatment comes in two steps. First, the frame moves the crowns of your teeth into position, which usually takes about a year. The second phase then moves the roots.

Fastbraces, on the other hand, are designed to perform both steps simultaneously. The triangular bracket design gently glides the teeth into position without the amount of sensitivity associated with traditional metal braces. This allows them to do their work faster, often showing results in as little as three months.

If Fastbraces sound like the answer to all your teeth straightening needs, give Liverpool Smile Studio a ring today to arrange your initial appointment with us.

We understand that some people find visiting the dentist a scary prospect. At Liverpool Smile Studio, we want you to be as comfortable as possible. When you visit our dentist in Liverpool, whether as a new patient or an existing patient, you can expect effective and reliable care. We strive to deliver excellence in everything we do, but we always remember and respect that you are the ultimate decision maker on all your dental procedures.

Your oral health assessment

At Liverpool Smile Studio, we believe it is necessary for our dentist in Liverpool to fully evaluate your oral health to gain an understanding of what treatments may be required.

Dentist in LiverpoolWe will review your medical history and ask any questions that may have an affect on your current oral health. As well as this, we will perform an oral cancer screening – this is a visual inspection of the oral cavity including the lips, tongue, teeth and throat.

Our dentist in Liverpool will also assess your bone and gum health – color, trauma, indications of gum disease and swelling or bleeding.

We also know how important oral hygiene is, so we will inform you on how well you have been taking care of your teeth and gums, while also looking for areas of decay on your teeth.

Your treatments

Our dentist in Liverpool will explain any findings from your oral assessment and develop a personalised treatment plan based on your dental needs. This may include restorative, preventive and even cosmetic dental treatments, all of which will be carefully explained to you.

What’s next?

Upon completion of your oral assessment, we suggest that you should  book your next appointment with our dentist in Liverpool. If your oral health is in good condition, this would typically be 6 months later, unless there is a need for you to come back at an earlier date. With Liverpool Smile Studio, your dental care is in safe hands. Give us a call today to speak to our friendly and professional staff, who will make you feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible during your time with us.

Many of our patients’ associate braces with teenagers. But, if you’re an adult, it’s never too late to decide to makeover and improve your smile. In fact, research has shown that adults comprise nearly half of all teeth straightening cases. Research also shows that while the most ideal period to get braces is when you are young, successful teeth straightening care will work at any age. It is never too late to get the smile you want with braces in Liverpool, at Liverpool Smile Studio.

Invisalign Braces in LiverpoolHaving your dream smile is important as it gives you confidence both in personal social situations and professional ones. One of our experienced and dedicated dentists at Liverpool Smile Studio will provide you with a healthier looking smile so that you can feel happy when you look in the mirror.

What types of braces are available?

There are numerous different types of adult braces in Liverpool available for our patients. One of the choices we offer is ceramic braces. This type of brace uses ceramic brackets and clear wires that are less noticeable than metal brackets. Wearers must be extra careful with what food they eat as the ceramic brackets and clear ties may be slightly easier to break compared with traditional metal braces.

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner can straighten front teeth in a fraction of the time of conventional metal braces. It is a removable appliance that applies continuous gentle pressure to quickly align crowded front teeth. The initial treatment can be completed in just 8 to 12 weeks. Minor crowding can even sometimes be corrected in less than 8 weeks. As the Inman Aligner is removable, it can be removed to eat and to clean your teeth.

Invisalign clear braces

This type of brace is ideal for treating minor issues of crowding or overlapping of teeth. Unlike traditional braces that have brackets and wires, Invisalign braces in Liverpool are transparent thin plastic devices, which are worn over your teeth to glide your teeth to their desired positions week by week.

Invisalign braces in Liverpool are almost invisible, so they are more convenient for those who might be bothered by having noticeable brackets on their teeth. Being removable, they make eating and brushing easy.

Contrary to popular belief, visiting an orthodontist to fix crowded, crooked or misaligned teeth isn’t just for children and teenagers. Adults, too, can benefit enormously from orthodontic treatments, which often have added hidden health benefits. This is why the number of adults who are seeking or are interested in orthodontic treatment in the UK is constantly rising.

Patients visit the orthodontist for many reasons some of which are obvious, whereas others are not. At Liverpool Smile Studio, we are happy to assist you to fix your crooked or protruding teeth that may be contributing to an irregular bite. Dr Jeanine McGinty, our lead orthodontist in Liverpool, will also help you reduce pain related to jaw pressure and correct breathing-related problems that lead to snoring and sleep apnoea. Here are some good reasons why visiting an orthodontist in Liverpool is a great idea.

Orthodontist in LiverpoolStraighter teeth are healthier teeth

Straight teeth not only look beautiful but also give self-esteem a significant boost. However, many adults avoid teeth straightening because they think that metal braces are their only option. This is not the case anymore. At Liverpool Smile Studio, we offer a series of discreet teeth straightening treatments specifically designed for self-conscious adults. Whether you opt for Invisalign, Six Month Smiles or Fastbraces, straight teeth will help keep your mouth clean and make your teeth and gums less prone to decay. A beautiful smile is worth the effort, but improved oral health is a more important benefit.

Prevent gum disease

Gum disease is a very common dental problem among adults and if left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss. Crooked and misaligned teeth are difficult to clean because they create small, hard-to-reach pockets where bacteria tend to hide. As straight teeth are easier to clean, gum disease is prevented.

Alleviate jaw pain

Another important reason to visit an orthodontist is jaw pain. If your upper and lower jaws do not line up correctly, or if you grind or clench your teeth in your sleep, jaw pain and headaches are a common occurrence. Your Liverpool orthodontist will help you overcome this problem before you damage your teeth for good. Whether you suffer from bite issues, your orthodontist will align your jaw and alleviate the pain and discomfort.