Category: Braces

Many people wish they were born with a beautiful Hollywood smile. However, the reality is that for most of us, our adult teeth grow in uneven and crooked to varying degrees and so we need to have some form of braces in Liverpool to realign our teeth. Luckily, in the past few years technology has rapidly progressed to help adults realign their teeth more quickly and in greater comfort than ever before.

Are braces in Liverpool just cosmetic?

Braces-LiverpoolHere at Liverpool Smile Studio we want everyone to be proud of their smiles and also enjoy better dental health. Crooked, crowded or gappy teeth can mar your smile but also make it easier for tooth decay to take hold. Meanwhile overbites, underbites, and cross bites can affect your speech and ability to eat food. This is why we are firm believers in getting braces so you can improve your dental health and so, your overall wellbeing.

What braces options are available?

Traditional braces in Liverpool typically required metal brackets to be glued onto each tooth and then slowly moved over time using a wire connected through them. While this is still an effective option, many people do not like the look of glinting fixed metal braces. Thankfully now there is the option to get tooth-coloured braces in Liverpool. At our clinic we provide Six Month Smiles tooth-coloured braces, which focus on the front teeth where the cosmetic effects are most obvious. The average treatment time with these braces is just 6 months.

We also offer even greater discretion with clear aligners to straighten out mild to moderately crooked teeth. These aligners provide holistic treatment shifting front and back teeth alike. What’s more, they are removable so you can take them out to eat, drink and clean your teeth.

Life after braces

Braces can drastically transform your life by boosting your confidence and enhancing your smile. We recommend that anyone interested in braces in Liverpool make a an appointment for a consultation with us here at Liverpool Smile Studio. We can advise you on the best treatment options for your dental health, budget, and timeframe.

If you have made it through childhood without treatment with braces, but you are not happy with the way your teeth are positioned in your mouth then it’s time to find out about cosmetic braces in Liverpool.

The dental profession draws a clear distinction between the cosmetic and non-cosmetic need for braces. To qualify for the latter, you need to be suffering pain and/or trouble eating and swallowing. To get the former, you just need teeth that don’t look great because they are badly positioned.

Braces in LiverpoolAs you can imagine, there are plenty of people who could benefit from having cosmetic braces, and you could be one of them. Here at Liverpool Smile Studio, we have a great range of cosmetic braces to straighten up wonky, but not painfully positioned, teeth.

As well as giving you a great smile, straight teeth are easier to keep clean than wonky teeth and this means that they stand more chance of lasting a lifetime. When your teeth are well aligned, there are fewer places for plaque to hide out and build up, causing gum disease and tooth decay, the 2 main culprits for tooth loss. So, don’t be fooled by the word ‘cosmetic’ with reference to braces. These devices can really make a difference to your oral health as well as how you look and your self-confidence.

Our braces dentist is Dr Jeanine McGinty. When you book a free consultation with her, she will make a thorough examination of your teeth and will be able to tell you which cosmetic braces are right for your alignment issues, lifestyle and budget. We offer a great range of cosmetic braces in Liverpool.

Fixed cosmetic braces

Fixed braces do their straightening by using brackets that are cemented onto the front of the teeth. Cosmetic brackets are smaller than normal and are made of clear ceramic. Fine, tooth-coloured wire links them and is tightened to pull the teeth into position.

We offer 2 brands, and both work quickly to straighten your teeth.

Other devices

We also offer clear aligners from Invisalign and Inman Aligner. These push teeth into position and come out for eating and cleaning.

Call us today and get started on your straightening experience.

Metal braces are an effective treatment but not everyone looks forward to wearing them. Today, braces are very common for children and teenagers, but adults would rather not have a mouthful of metal brackets and wires. Luckily, teeth straightening technology has advanced considerably and straighter teeth can be achieved through alternative methods.

Braces in LiverpoolAt Liverpool Smile Studio, we care about ease, aesthetics and effectiveness when it comes to braces in Liverpool. Patients with metal braces struggle eating their favourite foods and need to visit the dentist regularly for adjustments. With Invisalign, you can enjoy all your favourite foods without changing your lifestyle. Six Month Smiles, on the other hand, helps you gain straight teeth discreetly within a very short time frame.

Invisalign – the invisible treatment

Invisalign is a discreet teeth straightening treatment, which consists of plastic, removable aligners. These aligners are customised to fit over your teeth and help them move into their optimal position over a specific period of time.

If you choose Invisalign, you need to ensure that you wear your aligners at least 22 hours per day for best results. Invisalign aligners can be removed for eating and brushing your teeth and they are easy to keep clean and hygienic. Last, but not least, they are more comfortable than regular braces in Liverpool and require fewer adjustments.

Six Month Smiles – the quick fix

Just like regular braces, Six Month Smiles braces in Liverpool are glued to the teeth. However, these braces only focus on the front teeth which only have one root and require less force, therefore they cannot affect your bite.

Six Month Smiles braces has taken the technology of regular braces and modified the treatment to offer patients a cosmetic solution in only 6 months (or less if your problem is not extensive). These braces are ideal for patients who want to straighten their teeth for a special event, like a wedding or a graduation.

Get in touch

If you feel self-conscious about your smile, and you would like to look into your options, contact us today and we will book a consultation appointment for you. With our discreet braces in Liverpool, you will have another reason to smile.

Cosmetic braces are teeth-straightening devices which are designed to straighten out your teeth discreetly. Unlike metal braces that are highly visible, cosmetic braces are made of transparent materials and are designed with image-conscious teenagers and adults in mind.

Cosmetic braces in Liverpool target specific oral health problems and can only treated mild-to-moderate misalignment. If you want to learn more about the options available at Liverpool Smile Studio for straightening your teeth discreetly, book a consultation appointment today.

Braces in LiverpoolImproved fit and comfort

Invisible teeth-straightening aligners, such as Invisalign, offer improved comfort and fit when compared to traditional braces. These plastic, removable and transparent teeth-straightening devices are designed to fit perfectly on your teeth and do not involve metal that could cause abrasions in your mouth. Moreover, they can be removed during the day for added convenience.

Cosmetic braces can be quicker

Cosmetic braces in Liverpool, such as Fastbraces and Six Month Smiles, are designed to cut down treatment time by half. This is particularly important for busy adults who value their time and don’t want to spend months on end or even years straightening their teeth.

Dental hygiene with cosmetic braces is a breeze

If you opt for Invisalign, you won’t notice any difference in your brushing and flossing routine because you can simply remove your aligners every time you need to perform these tasks. Taking good care of your teeth regularly will reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

You will have more reasons to smile

One of the most popular benefits of invisible braces is the fact that they look and feel natural, since they are designed to blend seamlessly with your teeth. This way you have another reason to smile throughout your treatment.

Your lifestyle won’t change

Patients with metal braces find that their lifestyle can be impacted in certain ways since they need to take greater care of their brackets and wires, and they may not be able to eat certain foods. Cosmetic braces in Liverpool are very discreet and usually require minimum maintenance. Instead of visiting your dentist all the time for adjustments, relax and enjoy your new smile in the making.

When your tooth alignment issues aren’t really that big a deal apart from making you feel self-conscious, it can seem like too much hassle and expense to get them corrected with full on braces treatments. So, it’s good to know that there are braces in Liverpool that can be fitted by a general dentist rather than having to seek out expensive treatment from a highly trained dentist used to dealing with more serious alignment issues.

braces-in-liverpoolHere at Liverpool Smile Studio, our wide range of braces in Liverpool is aimed at older teenagers and adults who have to mild to moderate alignment issues rather than severe problems that interfere with eating and cause pain.

We have 4 different kinds of braces in Liverpool that are aimed at solving different cosmetic issues and fitting in with different lifestyle requirements. Let’s take a look at them now:

Fastbraces

These braces are designed to move teeth more quickly than traditional braces and they look better too. Instead of unattractive metal, they have clear ceramic brackets and just one tooth-coloured wire. There is never any extraction required when you choose Fastbraces and the treatment is designed to be complete in as little as 20 weeks to a year. These braces are great for crowding, open bite, cross bite, gappy teeth and high canines.

Invisalign

This is a way to get teeth straightened using clear aligners that come off for eating and tooth brushing. The aligners look like very thin mouth guards and gently push the teeth into alignment with pressure points inside them. The patient wears a series of aligners, each one for 7-10 days and the average treatment time is a year.

Six Month Smiles

Clear bracket and wire braces designed to move the front 6-8 teeth in as little as 4 months with accurate results.

Inman Aligner

One removable device that sandwiches the front teeth between 2 spring-loaded aligner bows that use opposing forces to bring them into alignment. Treatment may take as little as 6 weeks.

Retainers

Everyone needs to wear a retainer after treatment to keep their teeth correctly aligned.

Give us a call to book a consultation.

Smiling is one of the quickest non-verbal communications to instantly create a feeling of connection with others. Being able to make this connection is essential for confidence and well being. However, what can you do if your teeth really aren’t perfect?

If you have crooked or crowded teeth, your smile is instantly affected and may be having an impact on your confidence. Traditional braces, although highly effective, are also invasive in appearance, so for the self-conscious or for those whose appearance is important for their work, metal braces may not be an option. Thankfully, modern dentistry is very aware of this fact and have applied both technique and innovation in creating discreet braces that are almost invisible. This means you can now straighten your teeth whilst your brace hides in plain sight.

Braces in LiverpoolAt Liverpool Smile Studio, we can offer a range of brace options that are either fixed or removable. Dr Jeanine McGinty will help you decide which treatment is right for you, based on your individual case and lifestyle requirements. In Liverpool, braces can now help you enhance your looks from beginning of treatment through to having straight teeth.

Invisalign

Invisalign is an innovative, highly effective treatment for mild-to-moderate misalignment issues. The treatment consists of a series of custom-made, transparent, removable aligners, designed to realign your teeth in as little as 6 months. They need to be worn for at least 22 hours a day in order to be effective. Since they are made of clear plastic, they are almost invisible, especially if the wearer follows care instructions accurately.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles is a modern take on traditional braces and is effective for misaligned front teeth. They work quickly and can realign teeth in 6 months using tooth-coloured brackets and wires on crowded, spaced or misaligned front teeth. They blend into your teeth, so are far less invasive than traditional braces.

Inman Aligner

If your needing a fast-acting brace, Inman Aligners maybe the right fit for you. This single aligner is used for treating protruding or crowded front teeth. With an average of 6-16 weeks to complete treatment, the Inman Aligner is the fastest option for teeth-straightening braces in Liverpool offered at our practice.

As an adult, you may feel that the time for braces in Liverpool has passed you by. Maybe you watched friends go through the process as a teenager, but your wonky teeth didn’t qualify for treatment on the NHS. You may now have resigned yourself to a lifetime of crooked smiles, put off by the expensive and time-consuming treatment you think you have to go through to get your teeth fixed.

Braces in LiverpoolIt doesn’t have to be this way. At Liverpool Smile Studio, we have a range of adult braces in Liverpool on offer. Some are fast-acting, many are discreet and also fit neatly into your lifestyle. Whether you are looking for a long-term treatment or a quick fix for a special occasion, we have something for you. Here’s an overview of the braces in Liverpool we provide.

Six Month Smiles braces in Liverpool

These fast-acting braces work on the front 6-8 teeth only. They are also discreet, using ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured wires, they blend into the teeth. Treatment completes in 4-9 months, or 6 on average.

Invisalign clear braces in Liverpool

Invisalign is a different kind of teeth straightening system. It uses clear aligners that resemble thin, plastic mouth guards. It uses specially-designed pressure points within the aligners to nudge the teeth into position over time. As the aligners are also removable, they are easy to clean and maintain. Treatment takes 12-18 months.

Fastbraces

As the name suggests, these braces also work quickly. Treatment can be completed in only 20 weeks and uses one tooth-coloured wire across the front of the teeth. Another discreet way to a straighter smile.

Inman Aligner

This clever system uses 2 aligner bows to both push and pull the teeth into alignment. It works fast and is effective in 6-18 weeks, working on the front teeth only. It is removable and only one thin wire is visible.

Find out more

Call into Liverpool Smile Studio today and talk to our teeth straightening dentist Dr Jeanine McGinty. She can talk you through your options for enhancing your smile with braces in Liverpool. You don’t have to put up with twisted, crooked, or crowded teeth as an adult, you can get a straighter smile.

In recent years, more and more adults are visiting the dentist for teeth straightening. Dental health knows no age limit and it is very common to seek teeth straightening treatment later in life. However, the biggest issues for adult patients in need of teeth straightening is treatment time and appearance. Not all people feel comfortable wearing metal braces, since they can have a serious impact on their appearance and self-esteem.

Braces in LiverpoolAdult braces are becoming more and more common in modern dentistry. Advances in materials and technique make braces accessible and aesthetically pleasing for anyone, including adults who are self-conscious about their smile. At Liverpool Smile Studio, adult braces in Liverpool are barely noticeable. Whether you opt for Six Month Smiles braces or Invisalign, our experienced dentists will ease you through every stage of the treatment.

Here are some basic things to know about our discreet teeth straightening treatments:

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles treatment works just like traditional braces, but focuses only on the front teeth without altering the bite. The system is very discreet and ideal for adults who wish to change the appearance of their front teeth, since it consists of clear or tooth-coloured brackets and thin titanium wires. The low forces and short treatment time (6 months on average) result in fewer visits to our practice, saving you time and discomfort. Six Month Smiles usually costs less than traditional braces and is ideal for patients who want to straighten their teeth for a special occasion.

Invisalign aligners

Invisalign is a virtually invisible way to achieve a beautiful smile without sacrificing your daily routine. The treatment consists of a series of clear, removable, custom-made aligners that help move your teeth to the final desired position. Each aligner should be worn for one week (or up to 10 days) before its replacement with the next in the series. Overall treatment time will be determined by your dentist based on the severity of your dental condition.

Schedule a consultation

If you are an adult interested in braces in Liverpool and you have questions about how they can improve your smile without compromising your lifestyle, please contact us today.

In recent years, an increasing number of adults have chosen to undertake teeth straightening treatment. This is because they may not have had access to treatment when they were children, or their teeth started to shift later on in life. In either case, the thought of metal braces is not appealing to a lot of people. However, this doesn’t mean that they should be content with a crooked smile.

Luckily, modern teeth straightening dental technology has progressed considerably and there are now alternative, discreet braces for adults who wish to have a better smile. Unlike their metal counterparts, discreet braces in Liverpool are smaller, easier to wear and more effective than ever before. If you are not convinced, you are welcome to book an appointment at Liverpool Smile Studio where we will guide you through your different treatment options.

Braces in LiverpoolInvisalign

Invisalign is a pioneering teeth straightening option that has been around for almost 20 years. This treatment consists of a series of clear, removable aligners that are worn full-time like braces, but can be removed for eating and brushing your teeth. These customised, plastic aligners are transparent, therefore they are virtually unnoticeable. They are an ideal solution for teenagers and adults who wish to straighten their teeth without bearing the stigma of metal braces.

Six Month Smiles

Another great option for patients who wish to straighten their teeth without metal is Six Month Smiles. By choosing Six Month Smiles braces in Liverpool we can reassure you that you won’t feel any discomfort, since your teeth will be gently repositioned over the course of 6 months – or less. More significantly, you can continue smiling throughout the treatment because these braces are tooth-coloured and blend with the rest of your teeth.

The Inman Aligner

If you have minor problems with your front teeth, maybe you should consider undertaking treatment with the Inman Aligner. This small but powerful device uses nickel titanium coil springs to control two aligner bows that work in opposition to each other. By softly moving your teeth into position, the aligner can perform many movements at a time, so results can be expected in only a few weeks.

Having a straight and healthy smile is a major goal of many people and it is no secret that braces in Liverpool can help achieve this result. However, wearing braces has many more benefits than simply straighter teeth.

At Liverpool Smile Studio, we have been treating patients with misaligned teeth successfully for many years. However, many patients fail to realise the dangers associated with misaligned teeth. Our team of experienced dentists will help you understand the benefits of cosmetic braces in Liverpool with a focus on how they can improve your oral and overall health.

Braces in LiverpoolEliminate the danger of tooth decay and gum disease

If your teeth are overcrowded, chances are that they overlap each other and create tiny and tight spaces in your mouth where bacteria can hide easily. Even if you brush and floss daily, it is almost impossible to remove plaque from these crevices. And visiting the dentist for cleanings every so often can add to the overall dental bill. With braces in Liverpool, your teeth will become properly aligned again and you will be able to reach all areas in your mouth, decreasing the risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease.

No need to put unnecessary strain on your jaw

Apart from your oral health, misaligned teeth can also have an impact on your overall health. Bite problems can put unnecessary pressure on your jaw causing headaches and jaw problems. Issues such as protruding front teeth can also be hazardous, especially if you are playing contact sports. Moreover, patients with bite problems are at a greater risk of chipping, cracking and breaking their teeth due to the positioning of the teeth in relation to their jawbone.

Misaligned teeth are also responsible for speech difficulties

Our teeth are really important for the formation of speech and when they are not properly aligned many problems can occur, such as lisps. Braces in Liverpool not only will straighten your teeth, but will also allow you to speak clearly and professionally.

Not sure?

At Liverpool Smile Studio, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have on our teeth-straightening treatments. Simply give us a call and we will set up a consultation appointment for you.