Category: Orthodontics

An orthodontist can help people of all ages – not just kids. Liverpool Smile Studio offers a wide range of options for straightening adults’ teeth, which are much more subtle than you might imagine.

orthodontics-liverpoolWe have a cosmetic orthodontist, Dr Jeanine McGinty, at our Liverpool dental clinic. She can use either braces or aligners to improve the position of your teeth, at the same time brining benefits for your oral and general health.

Each appliance is best suited to a specific set of clinical circumstances, and your Liverpool orthodontist will perform a thorough examination and diagnosis so that she can find the best option to suit your clinical needs.

Whatever option your orthodontist recommends, it will have less impact on your daily life (both professional and personal) than you might imagine. In most cases these appliances have considerably shorter treatment times than standard metal braces, which means that your new smile could be much closer than you think.

Teeth straightening options from your Liverpool orthodontist

Your Liverpool orthodontist may recommend a fixed brace system, or a clear, removable appliance. The braces are usually tooth-coloured, meaning they will pass unnoticed by most people.

Invisalign

Treatment with Invisalign involves the use of a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually move your teeth into a better position. You change your aligner every two weeks as your teeth begin to move.

The number of aligners varies from patient to patient. Your Liverpool orthodontist will tell you how many you should need at the start of treatment. Benefits of Invisalign include making dental hygiene simple to maintain during treatment – you just take them out to clean and to brush your teeth.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles may be “cosmetic” braces, but they will still improve your dental and general health by making it easier to clean your teeth efficiently, reducing the areas dental plaque can build up, thus reducing your chances of gum disease and tooth decay.

These braces are made to blend in with your teeth, comprising tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets. With any fixed brace system, you should visit your dental hygienist to learn how to clean around it.

There are numerous ways a dentist can make over your smile, creating results that are both aesthetically appealing and natural in appearance. Liverpool Smile Studio has an extensive cosmetic dental menu, comprising treatments large and small. We welcome women and men who are unhappy with their current smile to join us for a cosmetic consultation.

orthodontics-liverpoolThe Oral Health Foundation recently carried out a survey which showed that almost half of UK adults (48%) are unhappy with their current smile. The biggest complaint is tooth discolouration – which 64% said made them embarrassed to smile in public.

In terms of romantic relationships, the same survey found that an attractive smile was the second most important factor in a partner – after their personality. And while more than one million selfies are taken every day, 13% of women and 34% of men admitted retouching every photo of themselves before posting it.

At Liverpool Smile Studio we believe everyone deserves a beautiful smile of which they can be proud. Many people are so unhappy with their smile they think they are beyond help, but we urge you to think again. A consultation with a cosmetic dentist will soon change your mind, with many people surprised how short the journey to their perfect smile is in reality.

When you come to our Liverpool clinic for a cosmetic consultation, your dentist will find out what your ideal smile would look like. They will then perform a clinical examination, before talking you through all the ways we can help you reach your smile goals.

Below are some common smile concerns, and how your Liverpool dentist can help:

I hate the colour of my teeth

The perfect solution will depend on the cause and nature of the discolouration. Carried out by a dentist, teeth whitening can remove many common stains. Permanently discoloured teeth can be improved with veneers.

My teeth aren’t straight

There are a number of discreet orthodontic solutions available from Liverpool Smile Studio.

My teeth are too short/my gums are too long

Gum reshaping is a pain-free procedure in which your dentist removes excess gum tissue and better shapes your gums to frame your teeth.

At Liverpool Smile Studio, our in-house orthodontist welcomes patients of all ages for teeth straightening consultations, whether you require quick cosmetic correction or more extensive treatment.

orthodontics-liverpoolWe use both fixed braces and removable aligners at our Liverpool dental practice, with each system more suitable for different types of correction. Remember, it’s never too late to consult an orthodontist, nor to benefit from straightening your teeth.

How your Liverpool orthodontist can help

When you come into Liverpool Smile Studio for an orthodontic consultation, our orthodontist will perform a through clinical examination, as well as listening to what you wish to achieve from any treatment, and any lifestyle factors that may come into play.

Among the treatment options available from your Liverpool orthodontist are:

Six Month Smiles

These fast-acting braces are designed first and foremost for cosmetic correction, but as with any orthodontic treatment will also benefit your dental health. Comprised of clear ceramic braces and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires, these braces act in an average of six months and focus on the teeth that show when you smile.

Inman Aligner

A single, removable, clear aligner, the Inman Aligner is good for treating protruding front teeth and adult relapse. This rapid-acting treatment takes from a few weeks to a couple of months to reposition your teeth.

Invisalign

Treatment with Invisalign involves using a series of clear, removable aligners to guide your teeth into a better position. Each case varies, so your orthodontist will tell you how many aligners you will need when you come to our Liverpool practice for a consultation. You wear each aligner for two weeks, then move on to the next one. Because they are removable, no special dental hygiene techniques are needed.

An orthodontist is a dental professional who specialises in the alignment of teeth, and in the bite (the way that the jaws meet together). At Liverpool Smile Studio we offer a number of discreet orthodontic treatments that enable us to straighten your teeth without a glint of metal in sight.

orthodontics-liverpoolMany adult patients are put off seeking the services of an orthodontist, because they wrongly believe that metal braces are the only option. There have been massive advances in the field of orthodontics in recent years, as more and more adults are looking for subtle treatment. Discreet orthodontics involves the use of either fixed appliances (braces) or removable appliances (aligners) to subtly improve the positioning and alignment of your teeth.

At our Liverpool dental practice, our specialist orthodontist is Dr Jeanine McGinty. She offers a wide range of treatment options for patients of all ages.

One thing that it is important to remember is that is never too late to straighten your teeth. As well as the obvious aesthetic benefits to be gained from visiting an orthodontist, there are also numerous other benefits, for both your dental and general health.

First, it is easier to clean properly aligned teeth. Crooked, crowded, and badly aligned teeth have tricky-to-reach gaps where plaque bacteria can accumulate, increasing your risk of dental decay and gum disease. As several studies have shown a link between gum disease and conditions including strokes, heart disease, and diabetes, improving your gum health can be very beneficial. Orthodontic treatments remove these gaps and make the teeth easier to clean.

Secondly, if you have teeth that protrude they are at greater risk of damage through accident and injury. The Inman Aligner is a single-use removable appliance that we use at our Liverpool clinic tocorrect protruding teeth and adult relapse quickly and discreetly.

These are just a couple of the health benefits gained from teeth straightening treatment. Among the options available from our Liverpool orthodontist are:

Six Month Smiles

Tooth-coloured cosmetic braces designed for rapid correction of the front teeth.

Invisalign

A series of clear, removable aligners, which treat a number of orthodontic issues.

An orthodontist is a dental professional who has undergone additional training to provide treatments that deal with the alignment of the teeth, and with the bite – the way that the jaws fit together. At Liverpool Smile Studio, our cosmetic orthodontist is Dr Jeanine McGinty, who offers a number of discreet treatments aimed at adults who want to straighten their teeth without wearing metal braces.

orthodontics-liverpoolBraces are still, in many cases, the best way to adjust the position of your teeth, providing your orthodontist with maximum control over the movement of each tooth, and producing highly predictable results. However, at our Liverpool dental practice we understand the concerns that adults have about traditional metal braces.

Whilst fixed metal appliances are still popular with children and teenagers, who often enjoy customising their braces with coloured elastic, it’s not hard to see why such devices can be incompatible with professional adult lifestyles.

Our cosmetic orthodontist is able to offer a number of subtler approaches to teeth straightening treatment. At our Liverpool dental clinic we offer discreet orthodontic treatment with both fixed appliances – braces – and removable appliances – aligners.

Teeth straightening health benefits

Although often referred to as “cosmetic” orthodontics, any dentist or orthodontist will be quick to tell you of the health benefits of teeth straightening treatment. When teeth are misaligned, crowded, or crooked, there are more gaps in which particles of food become trapped and plaque and tartar can quickly build up.

By straightening your teeth you make them easier to clean, thus reducing your chances of developing gum disease and tooth decay – so long as you pay regular visits to the dentist and hygienist.

Liverpool orthodontic options

When you come in for an adult orthodontic consultation at Liverpool Smile Studio, your orthodontist will conduct a thorough clinical examination before recommending the best course of treatment.

Among the discreet appliances available at our Liverpool clinic are:

Inman Aligner

A single, removable, clear aligner used to treat protruding front teeth and adult relapse in a matter of weeks or months.

Ceramic braces

These fixed braces comprise clear ceramic brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires, so they will blend in nicely.