When it comes to cosmetic dental procedures such as veneers in Liverpool there are technical factors that require adequate preparation before the procedure. Equally essential is the expertise of the dental practitioner in application. These two factors bear significant weight on the outcome of treatment, which is why patients interested in veneers in Liverpool should  choose with careful consideration the practitioner that will perform the treatment.


The wrong choice in dental practitioner can thwart the desired result of veneers in Liverpool. As not every dental practitioner has the required experience or skills to produce aesthetically pleasing results, finding out about their cosmetic dentistry portfolio is a good idea.

When veneer treatments may be unsuccessful

  1. Neglecting to address existing dental issues before the veneer procedure

Before a veneer treatment can be carried out, a dental practitioner needs to ascertain the good oral health of the patient. Any pre-existing dental issue such as an infection or tooth decay needs to be treated first, as it may compromise the success of the procedure. Treating these conditions after applying veneers may present further complications.

  • Receiving poor quality veneer products

Overall, veneers offer a relatively long-term lifespan. What will influence this longevity are the use of poor quality materials and the bad oral habits of patients.  One bad habit in particular is bruxism or grinding one’s teeth. A dentist can suggest measures that will help a patient avoid grinding their teeth. At Liverpool Smile Studio we offer our patients porcelain veneers that are renowned for their aesthetic quality as well as functional quality.

  • Patients may experience discomfort during the procedure

It is not usual for patients to feel discomfort during a veneer procedure, but it can happen especially if the practitioner is inexperienced or rushed through the procedure. We use a local anaesthetic for our veneer procedures and if necessary for really anxious patients, dental sedation can be arranged.  There may be an initial tooth sensitivity after the procedure, but a dentist can advise on how to minimise or manage this.

  • Outcome may differ from expectations

Very often patients have an exact idea of what they would like their smile to look like. This is almost always influenced by a particular famous personality’s smile. What patients don’t factor in is that the shape of their facial structure may differ from that of the famous person, which is why the final result may not look the same.

  • Procedure preparation may result in excessive tooth mass loss

Some patients will require their teeth to be prepared before the veneers can be applied. Preparations can involve the dentist shaving a bit off the tooth’s layer. This process is irreversible and an inexperienced practitioner can shave off more of the tooth’s surface than is necessary.

  • Miscommunication with the dental practitioner

The wrong choice in dentist can open up problems in miscommunication. The right dentist will listen to a patient’s needs and desired outcomes.

For a rewarding veneer treatment experience, choose Liverpool Smile Studios. We are happy to discuss with you the process involved, the products we use and successful outcomes we have offered our patients.

Alongside general discolouration and staining there are a lot of things that can happen that end up ruining the solid white, bright appearance of your smile. Sometimes teeth naturally lose their glow as they get older, whilst at other times they turn yellow or brown due to neglect. Luckily there are several treatments available these days to leave your smile brighter and whiter than ever before.

liverpool-dentistAs your dentist in Liverpool we can improve your smile in a multitude of ways, so if you have been battling with low self-esteem because of your yellowed smile then it is time to book a consultation appointment with us. Your practitioner will be able to fully assess the condition of your mouth and inform you about which treatments would be most suitable for your situation.

Upgrade metallic appliances

It is extremely common for a patient to need a filling to repair a damaged tooth, but more often than not these fillings are metallic coloured. This means that when they are speaking to somebody there is a chance that there will be a continuous flash of metal every time they open their mouth, and the thought of this being noticeable can leave people with metallic fillings feeling incredibly self-conscious about it.

Your dentist in Liverpool can prevent you from feeling insecure about your fillings by replacing them with white ones. They are made to be the same colour as your teeth, so blend in with your original teeth nicely and leaving everybody else none the wiser as they will no longer be able to spot that you have had a filling. You can request to have a white filling straight away if you need to repair a tooth, but if you already have a metallic one it is easy for us, as your dental professionals, to replace this.

Crowns are similar to fillings but they are generally a lot more noticeable than a filling as they are larger. Crowns are often metallic and can stand out even more than fillings, leaving people feeling disappointed when it comes to the appearance of their smile, especially if it has been used to replace or repair one of their front teeth. Luckily you can upgrade your crowns in the same way as your fillings, and tooth coloured options are readily available, blending in with your original teeth to hide the fact that you even have a damaged tooth.

Traditional teeth whitening

If your teeth are generally strong and healthy but you have noticed that they are starting to become stained or discoloured it may be time to visit your dentist in Liverpool to find out about our teeth whitening treatments. Stains can appear for all sorts of reasons, from not taking proper care of your teeth, to lifestyle habits such as smoking and eating certain foods. You can boost the whiteness of your teeth by several shades at our practice, but our practitioners will be able to advise you on which home-kits to use if you would rather whiten your teeth yourself more gradually at home.

Crooked teeth affect so many people, and now thanks to modern dentistry there is more than one way for you to straighten your teeth. At Liverpool Smile Studio we offer a range of appliances to make sure that your treatment suits both your teeth and your lifestyle. Getting braces in Liverpool is easy. The first step you need to take is to contact our practice to organise a suitable time for you to have a consultation appointment. At this appointment one of our dental professionals will be able to thoroughly examine your mouth and let you know what treatment options are available to you.

liverpool-bracesTreatment time can vary depending on the severity of your situation and which type of appliance you have, but you can generally expect your treatment to take no longer than twenty-four months. After your teeth have been moved into their new positions your dentist will provide you with a retainer that you will need to wear continuously for a few weeks and then just at night. Some people will have their retainer for a few months, whilst others will have it for a few years or even for the rest of their lives.

Correct even the severest of crooked teeth

When it comes to correcting severely crooked teeth there are braces in Liverpool that give your dental practitioner complete control over your teeth’s movement. Traditional and ceramic appliances work in a similar way and offer the most control over your teeth. They attach to the surfaces of your teeth with brackets, which will be metallic if you opt for the traditional appliance or clear if you choose ceramic. These brackets are connected to one another with thin wires. If you have a ceramic appliance these wires will be less noticeable than on the traditional appliance, as they will be clear or tooth-coloured.

Straighten your teeth without anybody even noticing

Some people put off straightening their teeth because they are worried about how noticeable the appliances will be. If this sounds like you, then it is time for you to consider getting braces in Liverpool. We offer Invisalign treatment which is both discreet and convenient, and you will be able to remove your appliance too. You can book a consultation with us either online or over the phone to find out if this type of treatment could be suitable for you.

If you are suitable for this treatment then your dental professional will take a 3D scan of your teeth to see how they need to move to reach their straight positions. From this scan you will have a series of custom-made aligners created, and you will need to wear these in order for around two weeks at a time. You will notice your teeth beginning to move as soon as you start wearing your aligners. They are completely clear and fit easily over your teeth, made of thin clear plastic so they are barely noticeable to other people either. You need to wear your aligners for at least twenty-two hours of the day even though they are removable. It is also recommended that you brush your teeth every time you are putting your aligners back in after having something to eat.

Perhaps the greatest teacher in your child’s life will be you. You teach your child to make their bed, you show them how to feed themselves and you also teach them about dental hygiene and caring for their teeth. Dental hygiene should also extend to regular visits to the dentist or orthodontist in Liverpool.

orthodontist-liverpoolIf your child is nervous or anxious about visits to the dentist, we understand! And we’d like to encourage you as the parent to show your child that coming into our Liverpool Smile Studio is a normal part of life. The following will talk a bit more about when you should bring your child to see us, what we can do to help your children and how you can get in touch with us.

At what age should my child visit the orthodontist in Liverpool?

Around the age of seven years old you should bring your child to our Liverpool Smile Studio for an assessment. We may not need to do anything but check on your child’s developing teeth and his or her gums. After the assessment, we can establish if any further action needs to be taken to rectify things like gaps or teeth growing in incorrect directions.

If you think your child needs to see an orthodontist in Liverpool, come by our studio for a chat. We can organise a consultation.

The earlier you bring your child to us, the better. Not only can we identify problems and work towards fixing them early, but your child will get used to our team and the studio. It will become a familiar place for your child which may help reduce stress and anxiety.

How can I calm my anxious child?

If your child is anxious about her or her visit to us, then we’ll speak to the member of our team who is a dental phobia certified dentist. She is trained to work with people that find going to the dentist daunting. Give us a call ahead of time to organise a meeting between your child and our dentist.

Procedures and treatments offered by our orthodontist

If your child needs them, we have several treatments and procedures available for you. For example, if your child needs braces, we can look into the kind of braces that will work best for them. Fixed braces are a regular option at our studio.

If your child needs a longer term treatment plan, we’ll make sure that you understand the entire procedure and that all of your questions have been answered.

Get in touch with us

Your child may be savvier than you when it comes to social media and the internet, but we’ve made it so simple to contact us. You can call Liverpool Smile Studio or you can pop in for a consultation.

Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are the best ways to check our treatment results, our work ethic, and the number of our satisfied patients. You can also go into our Smile Gallery which highlights a few of our happy patients. This may be good to show your child, so they can see the number of people including children we’ve been able to help over the years.

We look forward to welcoming you and your child into our Liverpool Smile Studio!

The ‘most wonderful time of the year’ is almost upon us! And even though another year is almost behind us, a new one ahead and to-do lists all around, one thing you should not neglect during the festivities is your dental health. To make sure you look great during Christmas and New Year festivities why not consider getting veneers in Liverpool?

liverpool-veneersOur team at Liverpool Smile Studio are always happy to discuss the procedure with you and answer your questions. To give you some insight before you come and see us, the following article will run you through three things you need to know before you consider getting veneers.

1 – Veneers in Liverpool have a number of benefits

Dental veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry – their purpose is to improve and brighten your smile. After the procedure at Liverpool Smile Studio, you can be certain that your smile will be transformed!

The use of veneers is a great way to improve chipped or broken teeth, and misaligned or badly stained teeth. These are just a few examples of what we’re able to help you with when it comes to veneers. You will need to have only one or two visits with us to ensure that your veneers look great on you.

Chat to us more during your consultation to see if veneers are the best option for you and what to expect.

2 – We use a local anaesthetic during the procedure

Many people want to know if the procedure will be painful; the answer is no it will not. If you do experience any pain as we work, please let us know right away. Our local anaesthetic works to keep you comfortable as we remove thin layers of enamel from your teeth. This process is important because the adhesive we apply afterwards allows the porcelain veneers to bond closely with your teeth. The strong and natural-looking veneers will last a long time if you care for them.

3 – Caring for your veneers

If you want to make sure that your veneers last for as long as ten years, you have to care for them. How do you do this? When you come to see us at Liverpool Smile Studio, we’ll run you through what’s needed from you and what’s needed from us.

For example, you should schedule appointments with us so we can check the veneers and assist you if needed. You’ll have to maintain good dental hygiene practices, like brushing your teeth at least twice a day and rinsing your mouth after eating meals known to stain your teeth.

Make an appointment with us today

Get a head start on the festivities and plan to have your veneers fitted before the year is out. If you’re wondering about the price of our veneers, please enquire about our latest discounts and any offers we currently have.

If you need to reach us, you can do so via phone, email, Facebook, Twitter or on LinkedIn! We look forward to welcoming you to Liverpool Smile Studio – let this be the year you finally enhance your smile!

A different sort of dentist

liverpool-reliable-dentistAt Liverpool Smile Studio, we are not your archetypal dental clinic. Whilst numerous practices up and down the country may simply opt for the one-size-fits-all approach to dentistry, in which the patient and the practitioner are divided in a clinical and sterilised manner we don’t. Here at Liverpool Smile Studio, we are a dentist in Liverpool who pride themselves on putting the needs and requirements of each of our individual patients at the forefront of each service we provide. We do our utmost to connect with our patients on a personal level, and cater our services to meet the requirements that each unique case presents. We’ve found that by applying a personal touch to dentistry, a far more mutually advantageous and beneficial relationship can flourish. Anyone who is seeking a different sort of dentist in Liverpool, can rest assured that their needs will be met and surpassed by our highly qualified and approachable staff here at the practice.

Here for you

We understand that a visit to a dentist can be a stressful and trying experience for a number of people.  We are the city’s largest specialist for nervous patients, and our staff are well versed in dealing with dental anxiety in all forms. We do our best to utilise empathy and understanding to allow for a dental relationship built on trust, respect and understanding to blossom. Each of our dentists are highly qualified professionals within their respective fields, and we ensure that each patient receives treatment from the best practitioner for them. Here at Liverpool Smile Studio, we are a dentist in Liverpool who offer a clear and transparent fee structure, which has been optimised to ensure that patients are perfectly aware of what they are paying for, and what to expect for their money. Additional to this, we also offer a finance option, which allows patients to spread costs easily and avoid any unexpected fees.

Cosmetic dentistry

Here at Liverpool Smile Studio, we offer a fully comprehensive range of cosmetic dentistry options. These are some of our most popular methods of treatment, and they span across a range of different cosmetic procedures, but are typically recognised as any treatment which is utilised to improve the overall aesthetics of a patient’s teeth, rather than dealing with a structural or emergency issue. One such treatment we provide which is vastly popular with our patients is teeth whitening. This is done through utilising a specialist dental bleaching peroxide gel, which is applied directly to a patient’s teeth, inside a custom made retainer; which has been designed to perfectly fit the contours of each patient’s teeth. Treatments of this nature can almost instantaneously eradicate years of detrimental damage to a patient’s teeth which has been caused by smoking, drinking red wine, tea, coffee, or from taking certain medications. Those who opt for teeth whitening treatments can often find it vastly affecting their sense of self-esteem and confidence, as it affords them the ability to smile without fear or embarrassment of exposing teeth which are stained or discoloured.

Here for you

liverpool-bracesHere at Liverpool Smile Studio, we pride ourselves on putting the individual needs of our patients at the forefront of every service we provide. Whilst other dental practices may simply opt for the clinical, one-size-fits-all approach to dentistry, we offer a somewhat different approach, in that we tailor each of our services to fit the specific requirements presented by each individual case. By connecting with our patients on a personal level, we’ve found that a far more mutually beneficial and constructive dental relationship can blossom. Anyone who is seeking a reliable and reputable provider of braces in Liverpool, need look no further than our fully qualified, professional staff here at Liverpool Smile Studio to guide them on their dental journey and provide the support they need, every step of the way.

Getting things straight

At Liverpool Smile Studio, we understand that those who are seeking braces in Liverpool are often faced with very difficult and stressful decisions and a great deal of inherent pressure. As such, we do our utmost to ensure that all our patients are treated in a welcoming and relaxing environment in which they feel comfortable and at ease. Prior to undertaking any orthodontic treatment from us, patients will first have to go through a brief, but informal, no-obligation consultation. This is undertaken to establish a relationship which is built on trust, respect and understanding. This consultation is also necessary to inform patients of the various forms of orthodontics we offer, and to decide which may be best suited to their specific needs, expectations and requirements from their dental experience with us.

Pulling things together

Here at Liverpool Smile Studio, we offer a comprehensive range of braces in Liverpool, that both utilise conventional and discreet methodologies. Fixed braces, which are the most commonly recognised form of braces, consist of fused brackets which are attached to the front of a patient’s teeth, and connected through an aluminium wire. These are an incredibly swift and efficient way of dealing with teeth which are misaligned, and are generally considered to be quite comfortable and effective. Additionally, our specialist orthodontist within Liverpool Smile Studio can provide patients with tooth-coloured ceramic brackets, which make the braces far less easy to detect – these are our most popular method of fused metal braces, due to their increased discretion. For patients who are seeking an even more discreet method of dental realignment, we also offer the installation of clear dental aligners. These are generally utilised in cases where marginally less severe dental alignment is required, and they act by replacing fused brackets with a removable, plastic retainer which is custom fitted to each patient’s teeth, allowing it to fit so snugly over their teeth that it is practically invisible when worn.

In line with the times

At Liverpool Smile Studio, we combine our decades worth of first-hand dental experience with some of the most innovative, emerging dental techniques and methodologies available. Whichever orthodontic option our patients opt for, we guarantee we will do our utmost to give them the smile they deserve, and the confidence and self-esteem to tackle life head-on with a smile on their faces.

A dentist with a difference

orthodontist-liverpoolHere at Liverpool Smile Studio, we are not your archetypal dentistry practice. Whilst patients may be used to receiving the clinical, uniform approach to dentistry which is employed all too often in numerous practices up and down the country, at Liverpool Smile Studio, we pride ourselves on putting the individual needs and requirements of each of our patients at the forefront of each service we provide. Anyone who is seeking a reliable and approachable orthodontist in Liverpool need look no further than our expert, friendly and approachable practitioners here at Liverpool Smile Studio.

In line with the times

At Liverpool Smile Studio, we aim to constantly provide service to our patients through the most innovative and emergent dentistry solutions. We are an orthodontist in Liverpool who provide a full, comprehensive range of orthodontic options, which are tailored to fit the specific requirements presented by each individual patient. We offer both conventional and discreet methods of orthodontic treatment which both aim to address teeth which are misaligned or misshapen, but the severity of each case is taken into account when assessing the different methodologies of treatment required. Prior to beginning any treatment from our orthodontist in Liverpool, patients must first undergo a no-obligation, friendly, informal consultation. This is done to establish the degree of orthodontic work which is required, and which option is best suited to the needs of the individual.

Moving mountains

The most common method of orthodontic alignment is the use of traditional, fused metal braces. These consist of brackets which are attached to the front of a patient’s teeth, which are connected through a metal wire. During the course of treatment, the patient’s teeth are gradually pulled into their correct specifications through the tension on the wire. Braces of this description are one of the swiftest and most effective methods of realigning teeth, and are generally considered to be fairly comfortable. We also provide the option of making the brackets which are attached to the patient’s teeth tooth-coloured, so that they become far less easy to detect.

For those who are seeking a more discreet form of orthodontic alignment, we also provide removable plastic retainers. These are a cosmetic alternative orthodontic treatment to typical braces and act by replacing the fused metal brackets and wires with a removable retainer. This retainer is custom made for each patient, so that it fits so snugly over their teeth that it becomes practically invisible when worn. Over the course of treatment, the retainer utilises specifically placed pressure points to gradually realign the patient’s teeth. This method of orthodontics has grown in its popularity vastly over recent years, specifically within the demographic of teenagers and young adults. The primary reason for this is that, unlike typical braces, the retainer is removable, and as such affords patients the ability to undertake essential dental realignment, without attracting any unwanted attention from their peers or colleagues. Those who opt for orthodontic treatments of this nature can find their sense of self-esteem and confidence vastly boosted, as they can simultaneously undergo essential dental realignment, without it affecting their daily lives.

Here for you

Veneers in LiverpoolHere at Liverpool Smile Studio, we are committed to helping our patients smile to their fullest potential. By combining some of the most cutting edge, innovative, emerging technology and methods within dentistry, with a lot of compassion, care and empathy, we provide a dental service which is second to none. We provide an impressive range of dental services which include a variety of cosmetic and structural procedures and pride ourselves at putting the needs of each individual patient at the forefront of everything we do. Anyone seeking veneers in Liverpool, need look no further than our highly trained, professional and approachable staff here at Liverpool Smile Studio.

Bridging the gaps

We at Liverpool Smile Studio, understand the pressures and social anxiety that can arise from having large or unsightly gaps in your teeth, as well as the underlying health issues which can arise as a result of not seeking treatment. As such, we urge any of our patients who are in need of dental veneers in Liverpool, to seek treatment through our qualified professional, veneer specialists to get their teeth restored to their former glory. Dental veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry which is utilised to improve the overall appearance of chipped, broken or discoloured teeth. They act as a thin cover to the fronts of a patient’s teeth, and completely transform their smiles, as well as affording the teeth some protection. At Liverpool Smile Studio, we offer porcelain veneers in Liverpool. These are thin shells of porcelain, which are bonded to the front of the patient’s teeth, giving their smile a far healthier, whiter and more cohesive look. Veneers also help to bridge any gaps within a patient’s smile, and can greatly boost the self-esteem and confidence of those who seek them.

Shining through

The process of undertaking veneer treatments through us here at Liverpool Smile Studio  initially consists of a brief consultation visit. This is a no-obligation assessment of the patient’s intended outcome and helps them familiarise themselves with the process. Only once the patient feels comfortable and confident with the procedure, do we actually begin treatment. The initial stage of treatment involves the removal of a thin layer of enamel on the front of a patient’s teeth. This is a minimally invasive procedure, which is performed to allow the porcelain veneers to be bonded in place correctly. Thereafter, the thin, porcelain veneer caps are placed over the patient’s teeth, and bonded to them using a thin layer of strong dental adhesive. This process often requires multiple visits to our specialists here at Liverpool Smile Studio, to ensure that the best possible result is achieved. Those who undertake such a treatment however, can find their lives transformed in a multitude of different ways, and their ability and confidence to smile freely restored once again. Veneers also last for a number of years, so patients can be confident that they can keep smiling without fear or embarrassment for many years to come.

Whether you are new to the city, or are just looking for a new dentist in Liverpool for yourself or your family, our team at Liverpool Smile Studio is the surgery for you.

Dentist in LiverpoolAt Liverpool Smile Studio, our team are committed to offering all of our patients the highest quality care, in a friendly and compassionate atmosphere. Our dentist in Liverpool can help you with any treatment you need and offer each of our patients the attention and reassurance they deserve.

Here are our top 5 reasons you and your family should join our surgery today.

Nervous patients

At Liverpool Smile Studio, we know that many people can be afraid to visit a dentist in Liverpool. This can be due to an unpleasant experience as a child or a bad experience with a dental professional recently; whatever the reason, we aim to ensure that all of our patients are happy, comfortable and relaxed in our care.

A member of our dental team, Dr Jeanine McGinty, is a registered dental phobia certified dentist, so if you suffer from a dental phobia, we want to help you overcome it!

Extensive orthodontic treatments

While braces are rarely popular, at Liverpool Smile Studio, we can offer you and your family a wide range of different orthodontic options, depending on your clinical situation.

As we are primarily concerned with cosmetic dentistry, we understand how important someone’s appearance is to them, so we proudly offer our patients a range of discreet, cosmetic braces and aligners, such as Invisalign, the Inman Aligner and even the famous Six-Month Smile brace.

Affordable treatments and dental plans

We know that money doesn’t grow on trees, so at Liverpool Smile Studio, we are proud to be able to offer you many different methods of paying for your dental treatments.

We can offer you membership based dental plans, for you and your family. Or, if you are more interested in cosmetic work, we can also offer you finance, to help you spread the cost of treatment over months.

Dedicated team

Our team at Liverpool Smile Studio are dedicated to ensuring that you and your family have a great experience with us.

We want to help keep your smile looking its best and can provide you with specialist advice to ensure that your oral health is at is best for many years to come.

Free consultation

Still unsure about joining our dental practice?

We offer free consultations and special offers to new members of our surgery, helping you get the best start to your dental journey with us.

If you decide to become a member of our dental practice, you will receive additional benefits through one of our dental plans, to help keep you and your family healthy, for a lower cost.

These are just some of the reasons to join Liverpool Smile Centre– call a member of our team today for more information!