Category: Orthodontics

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.