Here at Liverpool Smile Studio, we offer a wide range of cosmetic treatments. Our aim is to help you to feel great when you see yourself in the mirror. Many cosmetic treatments also offer health benefits along with a boost in self-confidence.

In the modern world, confidence is key, so getting a little boost can’t hurt. Here at Liverpool Smile Studio we are dedicated to providing you with the latest cosmetic treatments. We have a department dedicated to teeth straightening in Liverpool. Orthodontist treatment can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.

Orthodontist in LiverpoolBraces have changed so much in recent years that you can straighten your teeth more quickly, in more comfort and less noticeably with your Liverpool orthodontist.

Teeth straightening options: Fastbraces

One treatment that shares a lot of similarities with traditional braces is Fastbraces. This system is an evolution of traditional braces. They still use metal components like wires and brackets to adjust your teeth into a more desirable position.

The difference with Fastbraces is that the brackets that attach to the surface of the teeth are triangular in shape. This vastly improves efficiency and treatment times.

Fastbraces can be made from tooth-coloured ceramics that make them a lot less noticeable than traditional metal braces and the treatment time can be as little as 20 weeks.

Because of the increased efficiency, Fastbraces require fewer visits to your orthodontist in Liverpool to effectively reposition your teeth.

Teeth straightening options: Invisalign

Invisalign is a revolutionary treatment that requires hardly any metal components at all. The treatment involves a series of custom-moulded tooth trays that are slightly different in shape from one to the next.

These tooth trays are made of transparent plastic so they are barely visible when they are in use. The trays also benefit from being removable at any point by the user.

This removability adds a new layer of practicality not seen with traditional braces. Meal times are no hassle at all and you just look after your teeth the same way you usually would.

Many dentists also pair Invisalign tooth trays with teeth whitening treatments to add that extra ‘wow factor’ upon treatment completion.

Here at Liverpool Smile Studio, we believe you should feel happy with your smile when you look in the mirror. A warm and welcoming smile can open many doors in our social lives and careers, so it may be important for a patient to strive for that dream smile.

When we are proud of our teeth we are also more likely to put the effort in to look after them properly. This will ensure that our teeth last a lot longer than if we left them crooked.

There are many cosmetic treatments that can improve the quality of our smile. One of the most common treatments in the UK is porcelain veneers. In Liverpool, we can offer a combination of many different treatments to achieve a true transformation.

Veneers in LiverpoolSmile makeover treatments: veneers

One of the most common treatments used in complete smile makeovers is dental veneers. In Liverpool, veneers can change the shape, size and colour of your natural tooth.

This is because the veneer covers the front of the natural tooth with a new, pristine tooth. To have veneers applied you may need a thin layer of enamel to be removed from your natural tooth. This is to allow room for the veneer to fit in seamlessly with your smile and to provide a rough surface for the dental adhesive to bond to.

In Liverpool, veneers should last around 10 years and only take two visits to the clinic to apply. In the case of a complete smile makeover, more visits are required to plan your complete smile makeover and other treatments.

Smile makeover treatments: teeth whitening

The most popular treatment in the UK when it comes to cosmetic dentistry is teeth whitening. This is probably because teeth whitening has fast results that can completely transform a patient’s smile.

With a smile makeover, you can see the same results. A bright and clean-looking smile can make all the difference to your smile.

Smile makeover treatment: white fillings

If you have metal amalgam fillings that you aren’t happy with the sight of you can have them replaced with tooth-coloured fillings that do the same job as metal fillings but without the same metallic appearance.

Did you know that teeth that are lined up correctly tend to last much longer than teeth that are wonky in some way? And teeth that last longer means having to spend less on dental care in the long run, which is why more and more adults are choosing to have braces in Liverpool.

At Liverpool Smile Studio, we appreciate that different people want different things from their dental care, and we also know that most adults who are thinking about getting braces in Liverpool don’t need to have major bite realignment. It’s more a case of straightening teeth that are crowded, crooked and gappy. This is much quicker than realigning the jaws, a treatment that tends to take place in the early teens when the jawbone is still malleable. Teeth, on the other hand, can be moved in the jaw no matter what your age. It’s just a case of applying sustained pressure in the direction you want them to move.

Braces in LiverpoolWe offer a variety of braces for adults. Which kind are right for you?

Fixed braces

These feature the traditional brackets fixed to the teeth with wires strung between them which are tightened to pull the teeth into alignment. Adults often prefer to have the tooth-coloured version for more discretion.

Clear aligners

Mouth guard-style aligners that you can remove, thus making eating and cleaning your teeth easier. You get a series of aligners to wear. Each one nudges the teeth along with carefully calculated pressure built into it precisely where it needs to be to work on your teeth. Made of incredibly thin, rigid, transparent plastic, these are almost unnoticeable once they are snapped on over the teeth. Clear aligners must be worn for at least 20 hours a day for treatment to stay on schedule, so if you are not so great at self-discipline, these may not be for you.

Front teeth aligners

These feature two bars that are spring loaded and designed to work on the very front teeth only. They are also removable and can take as little as six weeks to do their work.

Come in and find out more about our braces in Liverpool.

“See you next week for that filling.”

“Looks like it’s going to be a root canal.”

“It feels like you almost live here!”

Dentist in LiverpoolAt Liverpool Smile Studio, much as we appreciate all our patients, we don’t want you to have to spend loads of money with us. Yes, you heard us. Remedial work is expensive and we want you to keep your money for more enjoyable things than fillings, crowns, fixed bridges and root canals.

As your dentist in Liverpool, we want to say other things to you. Things like:

“Great, see you in six months for another check-up.”

“That’s all looks great. Just see the hygienist for a clean and you can be on your way.”

“Goodness me, is it already half a year since you were here?”

That’s what we like to say to our patients. And, it’s easy if you do what we need you to do between check-ups, and that is to follow a regular, disciplined dental care routine. You do also need to come for regular, usually twice-yearly, check-ups.

Why get a check-up?

A check-up with us as your dentist in Liverpool costs £49.85. It may seem like a lot of money in one hit, but spending that twice a year can save a lot of money in the long run. If you don’t come to us for a check-up, we won’t have the chance to spot little problems and get them fixed. You can’t spot such things as gum disease, tooth decay or oral mouth cancer when they are in their early stages because they don’t hurt. It’s only later on that you will be able to feel them, and by then, they will be much harder and more expensive to sort out. Compare the cost of a filling (from £69.80 for amalgam and £76.77 for a white filling) to the cost of a dental implant to replace a lost tooth (from £2250). It’s a very big difference indeed.

We all have better things to do with our money, so, if you want to hang onto yours, avoid too many visits to the dentist in Liverpool, by ensuring you go to the dentist in Liverpool for regular check-ups.

Not everyone needs to see an orthodontist in Liverpool to get the beautiful smile they long for. There are now many systems for straightening mildly misaligned teeth that do not require the services of an orthodontist in Liverpool.

Here at Liverpool Smile Studio, Dr Janine McGinty is on hand to deliver effective and reliable teeth straightening services. Dr McGinty is one of our practice principals and is trained in the use of four different braces systems. Let’s take a look at them:

Orthodontics in LiverpoolSix Month Smiles

These are fixed braces aimed at correcting alignment issues on the front six social teeth only. These teeth only have one root and so can be moved with much gentler forces created by smaller clear ceramic brackets strung together with tooth-coloured wires. The average treatment time is six months.

Invisalign

These are a series of clear plastic aligners that snap on over the teeth like very thin mouth guards. The straightening comes from the pressure created by each aligner, which gently nudges the teeth into position. Each aligner represents an incremental step along the path to alignment. The aligners are almost invisible, and they are also removable for ease of cleaning and for eating.

Inman Aligner

This device only works on the front two teeth. Two aligner bows, spring-loaded for pressure, go behind and in front of the teeth. The Inman Aligner can straighten most front tooth alignment issues in just 6–18 weeks. It is removable for eating and doubles as a retainer, making it very cost-effective.

Fastbraces

These braces use tooth-coloured wires and brackets and typically treatment can be finished within about 20 weeks rather than the two years of traditional braces. Fastbraces never require extraction and there is only one wire, instead of two, across the teeth. They can be used to solve crowding, an open bite, an over bite, a cross bite, spacing and high canines. They require fewer visits to the dentist and create much less sensitivity than traditional braces.

So if you think you need an orthodontist in Liverpool, why not instead see if Dr McGinty can help with our modern teeth straightening systems. To find out which braces are right for you, simply book an appointment.

There is no longer any need to suffer with teeth that, although healthy and strong, could look better. Too many people do, and it’s not good for their physical or mental health, or their social wellbeing. Many of us are happy to invest in treatments to keep our bodies working well, but consider investing in a great smile as vanity.

Our smile is our most important non-verbal communication tool. It’s tells people we are warm and approachable, not cold or unfriendly. It’s that simple. We need a great smile to smooth our path through life, and one way to improve our smile is to cover imperfections with veneers in Liverpool.

Veneers in LiverpoolAt Liverpool Smile Studio, we know how much people use their smiles when they know they have one to be proud of, and we know how often people who are embarrassed by their teeth smile with closed lips, or cover their mouths with their hands. This isn’t good for you. You need to smile in order to release serotonin, the body’s natural happiness chemical. Without it, you can easily start to feel depressed, and people pick up on that.

That’s why we recommend veneers in Liverpool. They are a quick, painless and durable way to transform various imperfections. Veneers are tiny porcelain sheaths that are glued over the front of teeth.

The solution to a multitude of problems

Veneers can be used to correct the following imperfections:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Worn edges
  • Mild misalignments
  • Rough enamel
  • Discolouration that won’t respond to whitening
  • Teeth that are too small
  • Large gaps between teeth.

Veneers in Liverpool and elsewhere only take two appointments. The first is to colour match the porcelain and take impressions of your teeth so that the veneers can be made to match their shape and size. On the second appointment, the dentist will remove a very thin layer of enamel from your teeth. This is to create a rough surface for the cement to adhere to, and to make sure that your veneers lie flush with the rest of your teeth. The veneers are cemented into place, and you are good to go. You may need to come back a week or two later to make sure that all is well.

At Liverpool Smile Studio, we pride ourselves on the wide range of braces in Liverpool that we offer. We believe in offering people a good choice of treatments for wonky teeth because every one of our patients is an individual, with their own personal variation on wonky teeth and their own lifestyle that needs to be able to accommodate wearing braces from a few weeks to several months. And, of course, everyone has a different income and our range of braces give people a good choice of how much to spend.

Braces in LiverpoolBeauty versus efficiency

Some people are more self-conscious than others. If you are an adult, it may be that how you look is very much tied up with your work. If you are talking to people face-to-face all day that might make you more self-conscious of your wonky teeth than if you work tucked away in an office on your own. Or maybe your profession is about looks and your teeth are stopping you from presenting the beautiful look required. You need to look more well-groomed for your work. Or maybe you want to get your teeth straightened with braces in Liverpool, but your job is in a position of authority and so to be seen wearing braces could take away from the managerial air you need to convey. Maybe you are teaching a bunch of 13-year-olds, many of whom wear braces. It’s not going to do you any good if you turn up with braces on too.

How your braces in Liverpool look is as an important consideration as how you want to look at the end of your treatment. If wearing braces is not such a big deal for you, you can go for the traditional metal fixed braces that involve wearing metal brackets strung together with metal wires for several months. Traditional braces work well and can cost less.

If, however, not being seen to be wearing braces is important to you, then you will probably want to go for one of our more discreet systems. We offer fixed braces that have clear ceramic or tooth-coloured brackets that are strung together with tooth-coloured wires. These blend in with the teeth rather than overshadowing them.

If you are looking for a dentist in Liverpool, who knows all about how to keep your teeth strong and healthy, and make your smile look amazing, then you can’t do any better than us lovely people at Liverpool Smile Studio.

Based in Rodney Street in Liverpool, and also in Haymans Green, West Derby, we have emergency appointments every day. We are open until 6pm in our city centre practice and until 5pm in West Derby.

Our people

Dentist in LiverpoolOur dentists are highly experienced. Practice principal, Dr Jeanine McGinty has been practising as a dentist in Liverpool since 2001. Her fellow practice principal is Dr James Bennett, who has been working as a dentist in Liverpool since 2002. Their colleagues are Dr Amit Mistry, a dental surgeon with extensive experience of dental implant surgery. Dr Richard Brookshaw is also an implant surgeon. Dr Miguel Angel Perea Garcia has a special interest in treating the structures that surround and support the teeth.

All kinds of braces

Dr McGinty has a special interest in braces and Liverpool Smile Studio offers a wide range of braces systems, many of them designed with adults especially in mind. Six Month Smiles, Invisalign, Fastbraces, and the Inman Aligner all offer discreet and fast straightening treatments for adults.

Dealing with missing teeth

Dental implants play a big part in our treatment menu. Implants are fast becoming people’s first choice for replacing lost teeth because they replace the root of the tooth as well as the crown. Replacing the root offers unparalleled stability for the replacement crowns. This firm anchoring in the jawbone means that people can continue to eat whatever they like without worrying about their teeth wobbling around and becoming an embarrassment.

A great look

Along with these special treatments, we also offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments so that your teeth look wonderful as well as being healthy and strong. We do recommend that you come in for a check-up twice a year so that we can keep an eye out for the early signs of decay, gum disease and oral cancer, three diseases that you won’t know you’ve got in their early stages because they don’t hurt until they are pretty well advanced.

Braces are often synonymous with children and this can discourage adults from visiting the orthodontist. Luckily, dentistry has evolved over the last couple of decades and there are now many more options available for crooked teeth. If you want to straighten your teeth but are uncomfortable with the thought of braces, you should know that there are other orthodontic treatments that do not interfere with your appearance.

At Liverpool Smile Studio, we are aware that many adults are image-conscious. For this reason we offer a range of discreet orthodontics with long lasting results. Some of the options include Six Month Smiles braces, Invisalign and Inman aligners. An experienced orthodontist in Liverpool will examine your teeth thoroughly and help you decide the best treatment for you.

Orthodontics in LiverpoolSix Month Smiles

Six Month Smile braces consist of clear wires and brackets to gently straighten teeth in an average time of only six months. By focusing on the teeth that show when you smile and not making significant bite changes, Six Month Smile braces are quick, effective and above all discreet. They are ideal for people who want to straighten their teeth in preparation for a special event.

Invisalign

Invisalign is an innovative treatment that uses clear, removable, plastic aligners to move your teeth into their correct position over a specific period of time. Invisalign aligners are made with the aid of 3D technology for comfortable wear and precise treatment. Your orthodontist in Liverpool will provide you with a series or aligners and you will have to wear each one of them for two weeks before proceeding to the next one. Treatment with Invisalign differs from patient to patient with average treatment time being between 9-12 months.

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is a simple removable appliance used to align front teeth quickly and safely. This device is made of coil springs that push the front and back bows in opposite directions, gently moving your teeth into their new position.

Get in touch

If you have been looking for a Liverpool orthodontist, we are here for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile, porcelain veneers can help you achieve a beautiful, uniform smile in as little as two appointments with the cosmetic dentist. Porcelain veneers can correct several imperfections, such as cracks, chips, gaps and stains.

At Liverpool Smile Studio, we use high-quality materials to create your veneers. Porcelain provides nearly the same strength and translucency as natural teeth for a natural look. Whether you are interested in treating just a small number of teeth, or desire a more comprehensive smile makeover, veneers in Liverpool are a great option to achieve predictable results.

Veneers in LiverpoolWhat are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin but durable shells for the teeth that are custom-made for each patient. Using a mould of your natural teeth, our cosmetic dentist, Dr James Bennett, is able to achieve a perfect fit, providing you with a solid bite, and giving your teeth a uniform and natural appearance. Since porcelain veneers are designed to cover only the visible portion of each tooth, the procedure can preserve a great deal of your natural tooth structure while still maximising the cosmetic benefits.

What to expect

To begin the process of making the veneers, your dentist must make room for the veneer by removing a very thin layer of enamel from each tooth that will be covered. Once the teeth have been prepared, your dentist will take impressions of the teeth, which will be used to create your custom veneers. A temporary veneer will be used to cover your teeth until the permanent veneers are ready. Your veneers will be attached to the front of your teeth with a special bonding agent. Your dentist will adjust the veneers as needed to give you a comfortable fit.

How to take good care of your veneers

A week after we have placed your veneers in Liverpool, we will schedule a follow-up appointment in order to ensure that the bond is secure and the fit is still comfortable. Porcelain veneers are more resistant to staining, but to keep them in their best condition, it is advised to brush and floss them daily. With good care, porcelain veneers can last as long as 20 years.