Having a great smile can make such a difference to your life. People warm to you more easily if you treat them to a great big grin when you first meet. And once people have subconsciously been influenced by that genuine warm smile of yours, they are more likely to help you. If, however, you cannot smile a real, crinkly-eyed smile because you are embarrassed by your teeth, you will be inadvertently cutting off the power supply of helpfulness from the world around you.

Veneers in LiverpoolVeneers to the rescue

It all sounds dramatic, but it’s true. Our smile is our most important non-verbal tool, so having a good one is vital. You can enhance yours easily, in two or three appointments with us at Liverpool Smile Studio with veneers in Liverpool.

Veneers do a great cover job on all sorts of dental imperfections. If you have knocked a bit of a tooth in an accident, veneers can put it right. If you have cracked a tooth on a surprise bit of grit or an olive stone, veneers can cover over that crack. If you have one or two teeth that are a bit twisted or set back from the others, but don’t want braces, veneers can make them look straight and flush with your other teeth. If your teeth are too small, veneers in Liverpool can make them look bigger. If your teeth are stained, veneers can make them whiter. There is no end to the versatility of veneers.

Two or three appointments

It only takes a couple of visits to get your veneers fitted. During the first appointment, we make impressions of your teeth, from which the veneers will be made, and you will agree on a colour for them. If you want to whiten your teeth, you will need to get that done first and then get the veneers matched to your lighter shade.

In the second appointment, we affix the veneers, starting by removing a very thin layer of dental enamel. This gives us a rough surface to bond your veneers to, and also make sure they lie flush with the rest of your teeth.

Come in and find out how veneers in Liverpool can transform your smile.

Dentistry is a fast and ever-evolving area for researchers, and one area that has greatly changed in recent years is teeth straightening. What this means for you as a patient of Liverpool Smile Studio is a wide range of braces in Liverpool. You can find the right braces in Liverpool for your alignment issues, your lifestyle and your budget. So, if you have been living unhappily with wonky teeth, now is the time to set them straight.

Braces-in-LiverpoolFixed braces

These braces in Liverpool are brackets and wires cemented to your teeth. They are the new generation of braces that you will recognise from all those kids’ movies made in the 1980s, when young lads tore around on bikes saving people from dodgy criminals and monsters. Those braces are associated with the awkwardness of being a pre-teen and being picked on in American high schools for being nerdy.

Modern bracket and wire braces aren’t like that. They all feature much smaller brackets and finer wires, so people can see your teeth and not just a face full of metal. Some brands even use clear ceramic brackets and fine tooth-coloured wires, so the braces blend in with your teeth. The forces used are much gentle and if the straightening is focussed on the front teeth only, treatment times can be a matter of months rather than years.

Clear aligners

These use mouth guard-style aligner trays that come out for eating and cleaning your teeth. Instead of the straightening being done by wires that pull your teeth into position, they use a series of incrementally different aligners. Each one has carefully positioned pressure points inside it which press gently on the teeth to shift them along the path to alignment. Great for mild to moderate alignment issues, clear aligners take about a year to do their work.

Removable aligners

These aligners use two bows that sandwich the front teeth to manoeuvre them into position. These removable aligners work on the front teeth only and treatment can sometimes be completed in only a few weeks.

All braces in Liverpool require you to wear a retainer afterwards to make sure the teeth settle into their new positions.

If you have misaligned teeth, you may be putting off treatment because you think you will need the services of an orthodontist in Liverpool. An orthodontist n is a dentist who has spent several years training to be able to diagnose and treat misalignments of the jaws and teeth. Complex and severe misalignments certainly do need to be treated by an orthodontist in Liverpool, but milder misalignments are classed as cosmetic and can be treated with the various brands of cosmetic braces that have come onto the dental market in the past couple of decades.

Orthodontist in LiverpoolCosmetic braces are so-called because if you don’t have the work done, it’s not going to cause you pain or interfere with your ability to eat. You can go through your life without getting your teeth straightened, even if you don’t feel very good about your smile and don’t use it as often as you might be inclined to.

Here at Liverpool Smile Studio, we think you should smile a lot because smiling is good for you. It releases the feel-good chemical serotonin, and a great smile can smooth your path through life because people are hard-wired to respond to a genuine smile.

Dr Jeanine McGinty is our cosmetic orthodontist in Liverpool. She has received postgraduate training in the use of various dental devices designed to correct mild cosmetic misalignments. Using these can often be better value than using an orthodontist trained to deal with severe and complex issues.

The best way to find out if you can use a cosmetic orthodontist is to come in for a consultation, and these are free at Liverpool Smile Studio until July 2018.

Six Month Smiles

Small, clear ceramic brackets and fine tooth-coloured wires that move your teeth in 4-9 months. They only work on the front six teeth.

Invisalign

Transparent plastic aligners that take on average a year to correct mild to moderate misalignments. They are invisible when in place and removable for eating and cleaning.

Inman Aligner

Straightens front teeth in as little as six weeks and removed for eating.

Fastbraces

Clear ceramic brackets with just one wire that can straighten teeth in as little as 20 weeks.

Teeth go through a lot of wear and tear. They arrive in our mouths when we are about nine years old and they are meant to last until we die, hopefully in our late 80s surrounded by our loved ones. In the intervening eight decades, we will have eaten about 87,000 meals, as well as used our teeth for things they weren’t created for, such as undoing bottle tops. We will have bitten down on olive stones and perhaps suffered the occasional face plant if we are young or sporty. We will have eaten foods that stain and perhaps smoked a lot of tobacco. And the longer we are alive, the more battered our teeth can become, which is why veneers in Liverpool are so becoming more and more popular.

Veneers in LiverpoolAt Liverpool Smile Studio, we love giving our patients’ smiles a new lease of life with veneers in Liverpool. They are so versatile for covering over a multitude of imperfections.

What are veneers?

Veneers are tiny sheaths of dental porcelain that we custom-make for each patient. They fit over the front of the teeth rather like nail extensions fit over the top of nails, except that veneers will last at least 10 years.

How are veneers fitted?

It takes a couple of appointments to get veneers fitted. In the first, we take impressions of your teeth and these are used to get the veneers made. We decide on the shade of porcelain to use and what shape to make the veneer. We also prepare your teeth by removing a very thin layer of enamel. This is to create a rough surface on which to bond the veneer, and also to ensure that it lies flush with the neighbouring teeth.

A couple of weeks later, you come back and we fit the veneers by cementing them onto your teeth.

When to get veneers

You can either have veneers as a stand-alone cosmetic dentistry treatment, or as part of a combination of treatments, known as a smile makeover. If you choose to have teeth whitening as well as your veneers in Liverpool, you must have the whitening done first as dental porcelain cannot be bleached.

You’ll be pleased to know that, at our practice in Liverpool, braces now come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. We cater for people wanting discretion, with tooth-coloured braces or clear removable aligners, as well as the traditional metallic braces. In Liverpool, braces are an option if you want a long-term solution for straighter teeth, whether it be to improve the functionality or simply for the appearance. At Liverpool Smile Studio crooked, crowded or gappy teeth can be corrected and you can move forward with new found confidence that a picture-perfect smile can bring.

Braces in LiverpoolWhat do braces do

Braces or aligners force your teeth into the best possible position for your mouth. Force may be a strong word but we can assure you there is usually very little discomfort. The movement is slow and unnoticeable, and when the braces are finally removed and it will appear like your teeth have magically moved by themselves. Braces and aligners will straighten your teeth to improve overbites, underbites, crowded or crooked teeth. If your teeth are tilted outwards or inwards, this can also be corrected.

A selection of braces to choose from

There are a range of braces in Liverpool to choose from and our dentists are happy to talk you through the range before deciding on the braces which would most suit your needs.

Fixed braces do involve some metal wire. Small square brackets are fixed onto the teeth, with the attached wires gradually moving the teeth into alignment. These are a popular option but if the thought of smiling a mouth full of metal does not appeal, then the fixed braces can also come in tooth-coloured white ceramic.

We can also offer clear aligners. This technique is carried out with the use of clear removable appliance which is designed to fit over your teeth. This can straighten teeth by wearing the aligner as often as possible. The aligner is made by the dentist using the exact impressions of your teeth. This process can take as little as six months. Clear aligners are made out of clear plastic and are a popular choice for people in a working environment such as public speaking.

Liverpool Smile Studio welcomes our patients into a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere and our priority is to make you feel and look your best. We are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of cosmetic dentistry, using only up-to-date techniques and equipment. In our practice, our experienced dentist in Liverpool is dedicated to giving advice on all the different treatments appropriate to suit the patients’ personal needs. We focus ourselves on offering the highest professional dental care. Our Liverpool dentist will take the time to listen to what you want. We can offer you a range of treatments and reassure any patients who feel the anxiety of being at the dentists and our Liverpool dentist will be able to advise if there can be any pain relief before any procedure takes place. We pride ourselves on being Liverpool’s largest specialist clinic for nervous patients.

Dentist in LiverpoolWhat has Liverpool Smile Studio to offer?

When you make an appointment to see our dentist in Liverpool, you will be offered an appointment for an initial consultation where we can discuss with you which treatment will work best for you. At Liverpool Smile Studio, we offer a range of treatments from braces, gum shaping, teeth whitening to dental implants. We even offer Botox. We can offer invisible braces, which are mostly hidden to the untrained eye. We can replace a missing tooth, teeth or the entire upper/lower arch. We can reshape your gums to give your teeth that perfect frame. We can give you back a complete smile to making an already complete smile into a dazzling smile. Why not see the before and after results for yourself through our Smile Gallery. You will be amazed at the transformations.

We realise that accidents can happen at any time so we always set aside emergency appointments for those unfortunate times. We also realise that some dental work can be costly, but we strongly believe that everyone should have the option of feeling comfortable with their smile so we are happy to discuss a financial plan.

So, if you are on the search for a dentist in Liverpool who is caring and attentive but also professional and highly trained, then your search is finally over.

All orthodontists are fully trained dentists, but only a small number of dentists choose to become an orthodontist in Liverpool. Dentists will typically will perform a variety of procedures in practice and that can include some orthodontics, like our dentists do here at Liverpool Smile Studio.We do not have an orthodontist in Liverpool here at Liverpool Smile Studio because we believe our patients will benefit from the experience our dentists have who have a keen interest in orthodontics.

Orthodontist-in-LiverpoolHow does a dentist become an orthodontist in Liverpool?

After graduating, many dental students will go directly into general dentistry where they can provide a wide range of dental services. A small number of dental students decide on a specialty, such as orthodontics. The knowledge required to become a registered orthodontist will require an additional two or three years of training.

An orthodontist will often request that a general dentist help patients with cavities, tooth cleaning or other general dentistry, meaning your dentist at Liverpool Smile Studio can not only give you a beautiful smile with the help of our many orthodontic choices, but also will keep the health of the mouth in the best shape possible in the process.

What Liverpool Smile Studio can offer you

We have found that fixed braces are often a popular choice for many of our patients, both children and adults alike. They utilise small square brackets that are attached directly onto the teeth. Wires are then tied to these brackets, helping teeth move into the correct position. They are a quick and efficient way of straightening your teeth.

If you require a subtler approach to straightening your teeth, then clear aligners may be just what you are looking for. As well as a subtle approach to teeth straightening they are also very quick.They can work in just six months and the results are long lasting.

We can also offer many patients the option of removable appliances. We normally suggest this option to our patientswho only suffer with minor dental problems,as theyare only suitable to carry out limited tooth movements.

If any of these sound like the choice for your teeth straightening needs, give our dedicated dental team a call today.

If yellowing, unattractive looking teeth have you feeling blue, or if you’re embarrassed about chipped or slightly misaligned teeth, porcelain veneers in Liverpool, at Liverpool Smile Studio can be a way to bring the happiness back to your smile.

Porcelain veneers will restore your teeth’s appearance and improve their overall look by fixing dental issues such as spacing, alignment, size, shape and colour. Our dentists will happily evaluate your smile and discuss whether veneers are the right choice for you at your free first consultation with us.

Veneers in LiverpoolWhat are they?

Porcelain veneers in Liverpool are designed to cover the front of a tooth with a thin ceramic layer that will successfully mimic the natural tooth enamel. They will also stay firmly in place, so only you and your dentist will know they are there unless you chose to tell people how you achieved your cracking new smile.

Veneers in Liverpool are designed to address many cosmetic dental problems. Smoking, certain medications, food and drink and ageing will all affect our teeth eventually, making them discoloured or even appear yellow. Porcelain veneers can quickly make your teeth look white again, taking years off your appearance. A single veneer can also be used to target a discoloured tooth that might have been particularly stubborn to other whitening procedures.

Why else would I pick veneers?

Veneers can also improve the size and shape of the teeth with the aim of making them more visually appealing. If you have a tooth that’s chipped, or teeth that are shorter than their neighbours, perhaps because of tooth grinding, veneers can smooth over those flaws. If you’ve always felt like your teeth looked the wrong shape or size for your face, veneers also can adjust the shape of your teeth to balance out your facial features.

Veneers in Liverpool can also help with the alignment and spacing of the teeth. Closing small gaps between your teeth and fixing other alignment issues with veneers will mean you may not have to bother with braces if you don’t otherwise need them.

If this sounds like the procedure for you, give us a call today.

Six Month Smiles braces are fixed cosmetic braces available here at Liverpool Smile Studio. As the name suggests, these braces straighten your teeth in the average time of just six months. Many of today’s adults are looking to straighten their teeth but would prefer to keep their braces discreet. Six Month Smiles braces in Liverpool can achieve this and could be the answer to all your teeth straightening needs.

braces-in-liverpoolSix Month Smiles braces in Liverpool at Liverpool Smile Studio straighten your top two to six front teeth, your bottom two to six front teeth or you can even choose to straighten all your front six social teeth for the most noticeable improvement to your smile. They use tooth-coloured wires and brackets, making them barely visible, while providing a successful and predictable result.

As well as this, the gentle forces and shortened treatment times with Six Month Smiles increase the comfort, safety and hygiene of your brace procedure. They are also comparatively less expensive than other cosmetic treatments such as veneers when it comes to enhancing your smile with braces in Liverpool

Six Month Smiles braces use modern methods of dentistry to move your teeth quickly and safely. The key element of the treatment is the use of tooth-coloured fixed braces, designed to blend in with the teeth, with a primary focus of only moving the teeth that show when you smile.

Does it really take six months?

Six Month Smiles are an accelerated fixed brace that have been proven to work on straightening two, four or six teeth in an average time of just six months. Some teeth, such as the small lower front teeth, can take less time to move. Some teeth, such as the canines, sometimes take more time. Our dentists are equipped to give a more accurate assessment of treatment times at your first consultation.

Am I suitable?

If you are over 16, your adult teeth are fully formed and you have simple to moderate degrees of overcrowding, crooked teeth or gappy teeth, then you will most probably be suitable for Six Month Smiles braces in Liverpool.

At Liverpool Smile Studio, our focus is on smiles. We love to help our patients to makeover their worn, stained, chipped, cracked, missing, gapped and crooked teeth.

As a cosmetic dentist in Liverpool, we pride ourselves on being up to date with the latest technology, so we can offer you the treatment that will suit you the best. Whether that’s straightening up your wonky teeth with fast-acting braces or clear aligners or brightening up your smile with the latest evolution of the Enlighten teeth whitening system.

Dentist in LiverpoolPrevention not cure

The dental fashion in the mid-20th century was to have all your teeth taken out, sometimes in your 20s or 30s and have dentures for the rest of your life. Thank goodness that fashions change!

These days, the dental profession focuses on prevention and we are no different. We believe in helping you to keep your teeth in excellent condition for life. Strange as it may sound coming from a dentist in Liverpool, we do everything we can to keep your future treatment to a minimum. This includes offering regular check-ups, hygiene appointments, and treatment for bad breath and gum disease.

Helping you to have the treatment you need

We are the leading dentist in Liverpool for nervous patients. We know that many people find a visit to the dentist in Liverpool a nerve-wracking affair. Those suffering from extreme dental phobia may have a panic attack at just the thought of going into a dental surgery.

One of our clinicians, Dr Jeanine McGinty, is a dental phobia certified dentist, and she is particularly qualified to work with anxious patients. For lengthy and complex treatments, we provide conscious sedation. You can have sedation either in tablet form or as an injection. It isn’t a painkiller, but it does help the nervous system to relax and you will feel calm throughout your procedure. You may feel drowsy afterwards.

Call in today

We’ll do everything we can to make it possible for you to get the treatment you want for your smile. Chat to our warm and friendly staff and our dentist in Liverpool to find out more.