Category: Orthodontics

If you’re a Merseysider who has lived with crooked, crowded, spaced or twisted teeth, you may have looked for the services of an orthodontist in Liverpool. While it’s true that for certain complex conditions you will need to pay a visit to the orthodontist in Liverpool, for cosmetic adjustments, the dentists here at Liverpool Smile Studio can help you to a healthier, happier smile.

We use a range of braces systems to help you achieve the look you want. Four of the brands we work with are: Six Month Smiles, Invisalign, Fastbraces and the Inman Aligner.

Orthodontist in LiverpoolSix Month Smiles

These are a very popular option with our patients because not only are they fast-acting, they are also discreet. These braces are fixed, metal ones, but rather than blazing a glinty trail across the teeth, they blend into them. How come? Because the brackets are made from ceramic and the wires are coated in a tooth-coloured material.

Because the braces only act on the front 6-8 teeth, they also do their work quickly, in 4-9 months or 6 on average.

Invisalign

These clear aligners aren’t like traditional braces at all. They look like thin, transparent mouth guards, and use pressure points inside the aligners to nudge the teeth into position.

Invisalign aligners are also removable, so easy to keep clean. Both teens and adults can benefit from Invisalign, which takes 12-18 months to do its work.

Fastbraces

These are also suitable for both adult and teen patients. Treatment can be complete in as little as 20 weeks, hence the name. These braces use clear brackets and one tooth-coloured wire, so are very discreet.

Fastbraces can treat a range of conditions, including: spacing, crossbite, overbite, open bite and crowding.

Inman Aligner

This is a different kind of brace altogether. It uses 2 aligner bows to both push and pull the front teeth into position. It’s incredibly fast-acting, with results in just 6-18 weeks.

The aligner is removable, so easy to clean, and is only visible through one thin wire.

Find out more

Do you need to see the orthodontist in Liverpool? Or is one of the above braces systems for you? Call into our surgery to find out.

Are you an adult who wants to straighten their teeth, but you are not too enthusiastic about the prospect of wearing metal brackets and wires? Though metal braces are often thought of as the only orthodontic treatment available, this could not be further from the truth. Luckily, modern dentistry has developed over the years and you can now straighten your teeth quickly, efficiently and above all discreetly with adult braces.

Orthodontist in LiverpoolAt Liverpool Smile Studio, we appreciate that while many adults would like to have straighter teeth, they are usually discouraged by how metal braces look on their teeth. For this reason, we offer three alternatives to traditional braces: discreet braces, lingual braces and Invisalign. While we do not have an in-practice orthodontist in Liverpool, our experienced cosmetic dentists will examine your teeth carefully and help you decide which treatment is ideal for you.

Discreet braces

Discreet braces offer the benefits of regular metal braces without their unattractive appearance. These braces are made of tooth-coloured materials that blend with the rest of your teeth for a natural appearance. You can now smile with confidence while undergoing teeth straightening treatment without the supervision of an orthodontist in Liverpool.

Lingual braces

Just like metal braces, lingual braces consist of metal brackets and wires that help move your teeth into their correct position. However, there is a significant difference – your dentist will fix them behind your teeth. Lingual braces are customised to fit each tooth individually and can be used for most types of alignment and bite problems.

Invisalign

Invisalign is an innovative teeth-straightening treatment that does not require the use of metal brackets and wires. Instead, the treatment consists of a series of transparent, removable, plastic aligners that help move your teeth gradually over a specific period of time.

Invisalign aligners are made with the help of 3D technology, enabling your dentist to follow your treatment from the beginning to the end. Your dentist will ask you to wear each set of aligners for at least a week before moving to the next one in the series.

The aligners are comfortable to wear because they are made of smooth plastic and can be taken out to eat and brush your teeth.

If you are an adult in need of braces, you should not be trapped into a dilemma. Braces are not only for children and teenagers anymore. Recent advances in dentistry have created cosmetic alternatives for adults, which are effective and discreet. Cosmetic braces are comfortable to wear, offer great results and will not disrupt your lifestyle.

Orthodontist in LiverpoolAt Liverpool Smile Studio, we appreciate the power of a beautiful, aligned and healthy smile and for this reason we offer a selection of cosmetic braces. Although we do not have a dedicated orthodontist in Liverpool, our experienced cosmetic dentists are well-trained in various discreet teeth-straightening techniques such as Invisalign and clear braces.

Below are a few reasons to consider cosmetic braces or seeking the help of an orthodontist in Liverpool as an adult.

Smiling is not age-specific

You shouldn’t think that you are too old for a beautiful smile. You have a right to a straight and healthy smile whether you are 5 or 50. Smiling can have a great effect on your relationships with others, but if you cover your teeth every time you are about to smile, maybe it’s time to reconsider your oral health priorities and have braces. Modern adult braces have very discreet designs and do not require much maintenance, meaning that you will be able to incorporate your teeth-straightening journey into your daily life more easily.

Get braces to avoid serious oral health problems

Misaligned teeth can cause many oral health issues and can even lead to jaw problems and tooth loss. Crooked and crowded teeth are not easy to clean properly, favouring the development of gum disease and tooth decay, whereas bite issues such as overbites, underbites and crossbites can cause jaw pain and other problems such as headaches. Even if you had your teeth straightened as a child, chances are that you may still develop an orthodontic problem as an adult.

Are you ready to smile a lot more?

Is something holding you back from getting braces as an adult? At Liverpool Smile Studio we can help you overcome your concerns and improve your smile and quality of life. Simply give us a call and we will book an appointment for you.

Time was braces meant going to your orthodontist in Liverpool to get big, ugly, glinting metal contraptions cemented onto your teeth for a few years. Not exactly an appealing thought for any adult with wonky teeth. Thankfully times have moved on and now there is a wealth of more comfortable, discreet teeth-straightening options available and you don’t even need to see an orthodontist in Liverpool to get them. You can instead come to Liverpool Smile Studio, where our experienced braces dentist can treat you with one of a number of leading brands of braces.

Dentist Jeanine McGinty is our braces dentist and is accredited to treat patients with a comprehensive range of braces, including Six Month Smiles, the Inman Aligner, Fastbraces and Invisalign.

Orthodontist in LiverpoolInvisalign

Discretion is the main draw for this teeth-straightening system. Using a series of clear, plastic aligners, the teeth are gently nudged into straighter positions. The aligners are removable, making mealtimes and toothbrushing no more of a challenge than before treatment.

Inman Aligner

Sticking with removable systems, these braces comprise 2 spring-loaded bows that push the front teeth to straighten them out. Focusing on the front teeth treatment can complete in as little as 6-18 weeks.

Fastbraces

These fixed braces are an upgrade from the traditional fixed metal braces. Their speed comes from the novel design of their brackets, which are triangular not square. With traditional fixed braces, the crown of the tooth is moved first and then the roots. With Fastbraces, both are moved simultaneously, cutting down treatment times significantly. Typical treatment lasts anywhere from 3 months to a year.

Six Month Smiles

Another fixed braces system but this time using smaller, clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires, so the braces blend into the teeth, rather than dominate them. Gentler forces can be used as these braces focus on the front teeth that have only one tooth root each. This also means that treatment is shorter, taking on average just 6 months.

Find out more

If you think you need an orthodontist in Liverpool, take a moment to consider Liverpool Smile Studio instead. With so many options for braces to explore, we’re certain we can find the right fit for your dental needs, lifestyle and budget.

A beautiful smile is a priority for many people because of peer pressure. With so many adults reaching out to cosmetics dentists and orthodontists in recent years, cosmetic orthodontics have become very popular.

At Liverpool Smile Studio, we know the struggle of crooked teeth and we want to help our patients achieve their best smile possible. Although we do not have a dedicated orthodontist in Liverpool, our experienced cosmetic dentists offer a number of customised cosmetic orthodontic solutions, including Invisalign, Six Month Smiles, Fastbraces and The Inman Aligner.

Orthodontist in LiverpoolDo I need an orthodontist in Liverpool to achieve straighter teeth?

The answer is no. If you have moderately misaligned teeth and bite problems, you can have cosmetic orthodontics provided by a cosmetic dentist in our practice instead of metal braces provided by an orthodontist and still be able to achieve a beautiful smile. Cosmetic orthodontics do not require the same amount of time, effort and adjustment that metal braces do and for this reason, they are a better option for many adult patients.

Am I too old for teeth straightening?

Contrary to popular belief, braces are not just for children and teenagers. There is no age limit for adults with healthy teeth and gums to straighten their teeth and undergo orthodontic treatment. Whatever their incentive, straight teeth have many benefits. Plus you can have the beautiful smile you have always envisaged without putting your life on hold anymore.

Braces are too time-consuming?

Truth is that traditional metal braces can take from several months to 2 years to work. However, adult orthodontics such as Fastbraces, Six Month Smiles and The Inman Aligner offered by our cosmetic orthodontist in Liverpool deliver results much quicker.

But wait – isn’t orthodontic treatment painful?

Discreet orthodontics are by no means painful. Even if they feel uncomfortable in the beginning, once you get used to them, you will probably forget that you are wearing them. In general, the discomfort caused by these braces doesn’t go past the point where pain relief should be sought.

Your next step

If you are considering straightening your teeth, we recommend that you book an appointment with our helpful team in the first instance.

If you are needing to straighten your smile, all you have to do is book an appointment with the orthodontist in Liverpool. Here at Liverpool Smile studio, we have multiple solutions to straighten your misaligned teeth, and get you smiling with confidence.

Orthodontist in LiverpoolWhat is an orthodontist?

You may know full well that you need to go to an orthodontist in Liverpool, but what exactly is the difference between going to the orthodontist and going to the dentist?

While they both improve people’s oral health, dentists deal with the teeth and gums, and the orthodontics deal more specifically with correcting bites and straightening the teeth. They deal with diagnosing and preventing dental irregularities in both children and adults, helping to find the solution most suited to them.

How can the orthodontist in Liverpool help me?

The orthodontist can help anyone who has misaligned, gappy, and otherwise problematic teeth. The first step, is going for an initial consultation. You will be given a full assessment, and talked through the possible options and procedures. The length of treatment will depend very much on your individual case, however it is likely that most treatments will require the patient to wear a retainer post treatment.

Fixed braces

Fixed braces are the traditional treatment used for many years. They consist of brackets that are glued onto the teeth, and have wires attached to gently move the teeth into their correct position. They are a well tried and tested treatment, however, overtime technology has developed, allowing people to have braces without having to feel self-conscious of having an unsightly ‘metal mouth’. People can get tooth colored braces for a subtler treatment.

Removable appliances

These consist of a plastic material that is clipped over the teeth. They are removable. However, it is advised patients limit the amount of time they remove them to cleaning and specific activities if necessary.

Clear aligners

An alternative solution to straightening the teeth at the orthodontist in Liverpool, is clear aligners. These use clear trays, as opposed to wires and brackets, to gently nudge the teeth into shape. They are custom made to fit snugly around the teeth, and work faster than braces. People can see results in as fast as 6 months.

At Liverpool Smile Studio, we love to create happy smiles. One of the greatest joys we get is seeing patients walk away with a smile they feel proud of and a boost to their self-esteem.

One way we do this is through our cosmetic orthodontist in Liverpool. Dr Jeanine McGinty fits a range of dental appliances to suit many different types of misalignment. Let’s take a look at what’s on offer:

Orthodontist in LiverpoolSix Month Smiles

These fast-acting braces do their work in 4-9 months, or six on average, hence the name. The reason they work so quickly is because they are focused on a small area: just the front 6-8 teeth. This is because these are the ones that show most often when we smile. So, straightening up these front teeth can have a big impact on your appearance.

Our adult patients love them because, not only do they work quickly, but they are also made from ceramic and tooth-coloured materials, meaning that they blend in with the teeth, rather than stand out from them in a blaze of metal.

Fastbraces

Another speedy set of braces, these can do their work in as little as three months (though treatment can take up to a year). These use triangular brackets and square wires to shift the teeth, realigning the root and tooth at the same time, which is why they work so quickly. They come in metal and tooth-coloured versions.

Inman Aligner

Also getting results fast, the Inman Aligner works on the front teeth and is effective in just 6-18 weeks. Perfect for preparing for a special occasion. Using a removable aligner bow, the appliance needs to be worn for up to 20 hours a day and is clear and discreet.

Invisalign

These clear aligners are a different kind of brace altogether. Instead of using wires to pull the teeth into position, the aligner trays have specially designed pressure points inside them to nudge the teeth along. Invisalign can be used to treat mild-to-moderate misalignments across the whole set, and treatment takes 12-18 months on average.

Our cosmetic orthodontist in Liverpool is waiting to talk to you about how she can help you have a happier, healthier smile.

Most people would agree that getting treatment with braces, whether from an orthodontist in Liverpool or a general dentist, results in a better-looking set of teeth and healthier smiles. Many are also under the impression that getting that brilliant new smile means dealing with an embarrassing amount of metal in your mouth for longer than most people are comfortable with. Well, they’d be wrong. Modern braces are more discreet and comfortable than ever before. And you don’t even need to see an orthodontist in Liverpool to get them.

Orthodontist in LiverpoolAt Liverpool Smile Studio, our braces dentist, Jeanine McGinty, is trained and accredited to provide a range of braces treatments, both fixed and removable. This means you don’t need to fork out the expense of seeing an orthodontist in Liverpool.

Getting started

Take a look at your smile in the mirror. Spot any crooked, crowded or spaced out teeth? Have a think about what you want changed. Are you looking for a holistic treatment or something focused on just your front ‘social’ teeth? Once you’ve got an idea of the look you want to achieve, give us a call.

Your consultation

We’ll examine your teeth, gums and oral tissues thoroughly, taking x-rays and impressions. After a good chat about what you want to achieve with your treatment, we’ll run through which treatments will be most effective in your case.

What’s on offer?

Braces come in fixed and removable varieties. Fixed braces aren’t cumbersome, glinting metal contraptions anymore. Six Month Smiles uses clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires that don’t dominate the teeth, so you can keep on smiling through your treatment. FastBraces are another speedy fixed treatment, taking on average 20 weeks. Triangular shaped brackets move the roots and crowns simultaneously, which shortens treatment times when compared to traditional, square bracket fixed braces.

When it comes to removable braces, 2 of the most popular are Invisalign and the Inman Aligner. They push the teeth into alignment but give you the freedom to take them out at mealtimes and to brush and floss.

If you’re looking for an orthodontist in Liverpool, why not consider seeing our braces dentist instead for effective treatment at affordable prices?

Getting your teeth straightened with braces is easier than you think. In fact, you may not need a trained orthodontist in Liverpool if your only problems are a question of aligning the teeth.

If you have made it through to adulthood without a dentist suggesting that you need to get your jaws aligned or widened with treatment on the NHS then you probably have mild to moderate teeth alignment issues and can probably be treated by a general dentist who has been accredited in various modern teeth straightening systems, rather than an actual orthodontist in Liverpool.

Orthodontist in LiverpoolHere at Liverpool Smile Studio, our practice principal Dr Janine McGinty is an experienced accredited practitioner in four systems that work really well for mild to moderate alignments issues.

Invisalign

These are not braces but clear aligners that look like super-thin, transparent mouth guards. But they have a twist: inside each aligner are carefully placed and shaped pressure points. They press on the teeth gently and after 72 hours of such pressure, the jawbone responds by dissolving bone tissue in front of the direction of pressure and building it up again on the other side of the tooth. You have to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day to keep up this pressure, otherwise that 72 hours has to start all over again. But the fact that you can remove these aligners, and that they are pretty much impossible to spot, makes them very popular with our adult patients.

Fastbraces

These braces are renowned for the speed at which they can realign teeth. Being able to deal with most issues in only 3-12 months is down to the fact that they have triangular rather than square brackets. This means that the root and crown of the tooth are moved at the same time, rather than crown first and root afterwards. The other great plus is a slide mechanism on the wire that means that the tension of the wires is always in evidence. There is less need for adjustments to tighten the wire by the dentist, as is required with traditional bracket and wire braces.

Could our range be as good as seeing a trained orthodontist in Liverpool? Come in and find out.

If you think you are too old to get your teeth straightened because you are no longer a teenager (maybe by decades, even) and so your teeth are hard set into your jawbone, think again. The good news is that you are never too old to get realignment treatment; teeth are never set hard within the jaw. They sit in sockets, held in place by fibres that also act as shock absorbers, and all they need to move is sustained pressure that lasts more than 72 hours.

Orthodontist in LiverpoolIf you can keep up the pressure and guide it too, then you can move the teeth to wherever you want them to go. This is the principle behind the mechanics of braces and it works no matter what age you are. Jawbones on the other hand, set hard at around the age of 18, and that’s why many people think they have to see the orthodontist in Liverpool while they are still at school.

So, if you have wonky teeth and are over 18, you can still come and see the orthodontist in Liverpool, although you may wonder if you need to spend all that extra money on seeing someone who has spent all that extra time studying jaw realignment when you simply need to get your teeth straightened.

Here at Liverpool Smile Studio, we can offer an alternative to spending money on an orthodontist in Liverpool in the shape of Dr Janine McGinty, our practice principal. Dr McGinty is accredited and very experienced in delivery of four of the most well renowned brands of cosmetic braces. Cosmetic braces are so-called because they straighten mild to moderate misalignments, the kind that make you feel a bit depressed about your smile but don’t actually cause you pain or stop you eating and talking clearly.

Cosmetic braces come in all sorts of varieties. You can choose between:

  • fixed metal braces that work extra fast (Fastbraces);
  • fixed clear braces with a treatment time of only a few months (Six Month Smiles);
  • clear aligners that you take out for eating and cleaning (Invisalign);
  • a clear aligner that works in 6-18 weeks (Inman Aligner).

Why not come in for a free consultation today?