Straightening badly positioned teeth goes beyond just enhancing the aesthetics of a smile, but extends to include improving oral health, improving physical, and (in boosting confidence), improving mental and psychosocial health too. In fact, more and more patients are finding out that straightening teeth, with braces Liverpool, offers them the benefits of aligned teeth that improve the overall quality of life.

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At Liverpool Smile Studio we maintain that taking care of one’s oral health is part and parcel of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A key role in taking care of oral health is to ensure teeth are properly aligned and to consider orthodontic help like wearing braces Liverpool if there is a need for them.

Before a patient is put on an orthodontic treatment plan, we will need to conduct a thorough assessment and physical examination of the patient’s mouth. This is to ensure that the patient will benefit from wearing braces Liverpool. Here are a few concrete reasons why orthodontic treatment may be necessary.

How wearing braces can help you

Orthodontics makes it easier to clean teeth. When teeth are misaligned or there are gaps in between teeth, these issues create challenges when it comes to oral hygiene obligations. Toothbrush bristles may find it difficult to get into awkward corners and floss thread may get snagged on sharp and jagged edges. Straightening teeth so that they are in their naturally ordained positions can remove these difficulties and make keeping oral hygiene in top condition so much easier.

Orthodontics can help you smile more. Many research studies have been dedicated to showing the incredible health-promoting benefits of smiling. Patients with crooked teeth often avoid smiling warm and engaging smiles and suffer the adverse effects of loss of self-esteem. Implementing invisible braces to straighten teeth can be used to restore this lost confidence and reap the rewards of showing off a beautiful smile. Aligned smiles are deemed more appealing and it is attractive smiles that win over hearts.

Orthodontics can help protect dental health. The problem with crooked teeth is not just that they are unsightly, they pose a danger to the dental arch as well. When oral hygiene becomes difficult to maintain, the presence of bad bacteria in the mouth can become overwhelming, giving rise to cavities and gum disease.

Orthodontics can make it easier to eat properly. A direct negative consequence of misaligned teeth is that they may not be able to bite and chew properly. Patients with this condition often experience pain and discomfort when teeth do not come together as they should.

Orthodontics can promote physical health

Not many patients are able to draw a link between their dental health and overall physical health. But once again studies have shown that poor oral health can influence certain medical conditions. It all comes down to bad oral bacteria finding their way into the deeper parts of the body via the bloodstream. Patients with advanced stages of gum disease have been linked to an increased risk of strokes and lung infections.

Are you interested in invisible braces and would like a consultation? Our experienced and friendly dental team at Liverpool Smile Studio will work with you to help you display your best smile. Get started by giving our reception team a call to arrange an appointment.

Finding the best dentist Liverpool to help you achieve your oral health goals requires more than just luck; you need to know what set of qualities to look out for. A selective choice in a dentist Liverpool heightens the chance that you will find the right dental practitioner who will have all those desirable qualities you look for; a great listener, empathetic and approachable.

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At Liverpool Smile Studio we know well that some patients tend to find it a challenge to visit the dentist Liverpool for their dental care needs. We have a highly competent and caring private dentist who patients find easy to relate to. Finding qualified dentists who are experienced in dental care, as well as approachable, is more important than you may at first think. A dentist with an easy-going manner helps put patients at ease and makes it more likely that they will open up to that dental practitioner with their questions and concerns. Here are some of the characteristics to look out for in a dental professional for a better quality patient experience.

Traits that make for a great dentist

A good communicator

Good communication skills are necessary for a dental practitioner to have, for a number of reasons. Firstly, a good dental practitioner will need to explain in an easy-to-understand way the dental problems a patient has, as well as all the various treatment options available to them. Dental procedures can be very complex in nature and such procedures will need to be explained to patients in simple terms.

Invites patient involvement

A dental professional who favours a patient-centred approach to dental care is worth their weight in gold. It is unfortunate when some dental practitioners force their opinions and choices on the patient instead of presenting all relevant information and allowing the patient to make informed decisions about their own oral health. Our dentist believes in patient education and empowerment so that it is the patient who is leading the decision-making process.

Believes in modern dentistry methods

It is a little comforting when a medical practitioner relies on modern techniques and treatment methods to restore patients to complete health. At our practice, we realise the need for this type of assurance which is why we keep up-to-date with all the latest dental care procedures and dental equipment that produce the best outcomes for the patient.

Feeling comfortable with the dental professional

It is in the nature of dental care for a dental professional to work in close proximity to a patient’s face. Such close contact makes it necessary for a patient to want to feel comfortable being treated by a particular dental practitioner. Gaining the trust of a patient is a priority for our dental practitioner, as trust is the foundation on which we carry out invasive procedures in sensitive areas in the mouth.

In addition to knowledge and expertise, a great dental practitioner will also need to have the people skills to deliver a satisfactory patient experience. For a dentist with all the in-demand qualities for a superior level of care, get in touch with us at Liverpool Smile Studio.

Those patients who recognise the value in taking the time to select the right orthodontist Liverpool know that doing so helps increase the chance of them having a good dental experience and obtaining the outcomes they are after. The nature of orthodontic care is such that these treatment plans feature lengthy time frames – they are not typically one-off appointments. Here at Liverpool Smile Studio, we can help!

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As mentioned, this makes it all the more necessary to find an orthodontist Liverpool who is happy to visit for repeat sessions and build a long-term relationship. It is more the exception than the rule that one finds a great dental practitioner off the bat. Most patients have to invest time and energy to discover the right fit in a dental practitioner. Knowing what qualities make for an ideal orthodontist Liverpool increases the chances of a patient finding one they will be happy working with.

Characteristics of a great orthodontist

Relevant orthodontic knowledge and experience. Patients requiring orthodontic treatment can rely on us as suitably qualified dental professionals in possession of the right knowledge and experience if they are to enjoy a satisfactory patient experience. Relevant knowledge includes knowing how each of the various types of orthodontic devices works including the latest technologies involved in invisible braces and how to discern which type of device would best provide the patient with the results they are after.

Empathy

An empathetic dental professional is more likely to make the effort to put patients at ease and prioritise their comfort. Patients can tell us here at Liverpool Smile Studio about their situation as we are dental professionals. Our staff are always empathetic by the way they explain the treatment process and listen to patients’ questions and addressing their concerns. There is no judgment from our dental practitioners and no need for patients to feel awkward, ashamed or embarrassed by their dental condition; just concern to help patients to better oral health and perfect smiles.

Upgraded treatment methods

Seeing that dentistry has received numerous developments in recent years, it can be quite discouraging to find a dental practice still reliant on outdated techniques and equipment. Advanced dental technologies have been a game-changer in the experiences of the patient and the outcomes they received. Newer treatment methods improve the effectiveness and efficiencies of treatment.

People skills

Orthodontic care is not a quick-fix solution and patients will not find their crooked teeth have straightened overnight. Instead, patients will need to be patient as even modern invisible braces reposition teeth in small incremental movements. Those patients who require longer treatment plans will do well to find an orthodontist who will be encouraging and supportive so that they are kept on the path and achieve the results they want.

An orthodontist worth their weight in gold possesses the people skills to make them relatable to patients of all ages. Orthodontics is no longer the main domain of children and teenagers but, thanks to the arrival of invisible braces, increasing numbers of adults are now turning to straighten their teeth too. For a positive orthodontic experience, schedule a consultation at Liverpool Smile Studio and let one of our well-experienced orthodontists help you to a selfie-worthy smile.

Teeth that appear worn, chipped or heavily stained can easily ruin the look of a smile. To fix these and other similar issues, patients can opt to be treated with veneers Liverpool, also known as dental caps. Veneers Liverpool treatment plans involve an experienced cosmetic dentist placing thin custom-made shells or caps of porcelain over the affected teeth, effectively concealing tooth surface imperfections.

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At our Liverpool Smile Studio, we have a professional in-house cosmetic dentist to offer patients durable, top-quality porcelain veneers Liverpool for a beautiful smile.

To receive these wafer-thin dental caps, patients will need the receiving tooth or teeth to be prepared, which, in most cases, involves the enamel to be filed down minimally. Thereafter, our cosmetic dentist will carefully bond the dental cap to the tooth using a specially formulated adhesive.

A good oral hygiene practice at home and routine appointments with our dentist to check on oral health ensure that patients enjoy their smiles for the long term. Here are a few more advantages of porcelain dental caps that make this treatment plan such an attractive option.

Plus points of porcelain dental caps

Dental caps are versatile

One of the main reasons for its huge popularity is that dental caps can be used to improve the appearance of teeth in a myriad of situations. They are suitable for discoloured teeth that cannot be brightened, teeth that have slight gaps in between them, teeth that are irregularly shaped or chipped and patients who do not want to wear braces.

Dental caps protect the health and structure of teeth

As an external covering placed over the teeth, dental caps provide an additional layer of protection, which is particularly beneficial if the tooth is chipped or cracked. Chips or cracks in teeth make them vulnerable to the invasion of harmful microorganisms; therefore, placing a dental covering over these openings minimises this undesirable situation from happening,

Dental caps are tailor-made to suit individual patients

Dental caps offer high aesthetic value because they are tailor-made to suit each patient, matching the colour, shape and size of the rest of the natural teeth in the dental arch.

Dental caps are tough

They may be wafer-thin in width but the material dental caps are made of is extremely durable and non-porous, which makes them highly resistant to staining and tooth decay.

Dental caps are easy to care for

Caring for dental caps is the very same as one would for natural teeth: brushing twice a day and flossing frequently. Patients can further protect their investment in dental caps through regular checkups at our practice to ensure that all is well with their dental health.

If your smile looks a little worn and could do with a makeover, why not schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentist? At Liverpool Smile Studio, we offer numerous high-quality cosmetic dental treatments, including invisible braces and facial aesthetic treatments like lip fillers, to help you look your best. Give our friendly front desk team a call to find out more.

More than meets the eye

Over recent years, the amount of variety and options in terms of braces Liverpool which we’ve been able to offer here at Liverpool Smile Studio has expanded massively, thanks to modern science and innovation opening up new doors of possibilities that would have otherwise been impossible.

Orthodontics is one of the most beneficial forms of dental care a person can choose, as this treatment not only improves the aesthetics of their smile, but can also greatly boost their oral health and prevent the development of gum disease, decay and several other dental problems.

How can braces Liverpool help my smile?

If you are unhappy with the way your smile looks and the shape of your teeth, whether you have an overbite, underbite or just crooked and out-of-place teeth, we can help.

Our highly trained and expert orthodontic practitioners understand the strain and pressure which is felt by those who have visibly misshapen smiles, both in regard to how this can impede them socially and in terms of their dental health and wellbeing.

In the past, the orthodontic options which we were able to provide to patients were somewhat limited due to the technologies of the time and primarily consisted of traditional fixed metallic braces.

Nowadays, however, we are able to offer patients far more variety and choice when it comes to their orthodontic treatments, such as the option to choose removable, clear plastic braces – which can achieve a straighter smile far faster whilst still being more discreet.

Because of the variety of options of braces in Liverpool, at Liverpool Smile Studio we always advise that our patients first visit our practice for an informative, but friendly, consultation or chat to discuss their options.

We’ve found that these initial consultations can be very influential in a patient’s decision, as they may be made aware of treatments and methods which they had not previously known about or considered.

What are removable plastic aligners?

Without a doubt, clear plastic aligners have become one of our most popular forms of cosmetic orthodontics across the board at our practice.

This form of orthodontics adopts an entirely new and somewhat revolutionary approach to teeth that are out of place.

Rather than relying on brackets and wires to achieve a straighter smile, these removable aligners make use of carefully positioned grooves and pressure points within their structure, to apply targeted force and pressure to specific teeth which need to be shifted.

Each removable aligner is made specifically for the patient who wears it, as it is formed from a mould or digitalised impression of their dental makeup and tooth shape.

As these aligners are all built from thin and transparent plastic, and fit snugly over the wearer’s teeth when they are worn, they become almost totally undetectable.

This discretion, alongside the fact that patients can opt to take their retainers out whenever they need to – such as for meals or posing for photographs – may explain why removable retainers are one of the most regularly requested and popular forms of orthodontics we offer here at our practice.

Smile like you mean it

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At Liverpool Smile Studio we know that last year’s pandemic has made it more difficult for patients to get regular, routine care from their dentist Liverpool than previously. Now, however, we are overjoyed to be back in action and doing what we love – helping our patients smile to their fullest potential.

How can a dentist Liverpool help me?

Having teeth that are clearly stained, marked or chipped can be the cause of much anxiety and social pressure – particularly for young professionals or teenagers.

However, by turning to an expert dentist Liverpool such as ours here at Liverpool Smile Studio we can create a completely unique and tailored treatment plan which is built around the specific and individual needs of the individual receiving it.

The cosmetic expert at our practice understands the fundamental principles of aesthetics in relation to dentistry and how to craft a beautiful and healthy-looking smile with teeth that were once in poor condition.

Nothing is ever too much for our committed cosmetic practitioners, and throughout their years of dedicated service to the Liverpool area, they have seen all there is to see.

Cosmetic dentistry is something that has developed greatly in recent years and has moved fully into the mainstream, thanks to the popularity of treatments such as cosmetic whitening, porcelain veneers and white fillings.

As no two smiles are identical, every course of cosmetic dentistry is entirely unique and tailored around the patient who is receiving it. Because of this, we always advise our patients – both new and old – to book themselves in for an initial consultation with a friendly cosmetic expert before they settle on any one treatment route.

While many patients come into our practice with a clear notion and idea of what type of treatment they need, often by having a brief and informal conversation with one of our cosmetic experts they can open themselves up to new potential treatments, which they may have never considered prior to this conversation.

What is a dental hygienist?

Before the emergence of Covid:19, our cosmetic dental expert was by far one of our busiest and most popular treatment providers.

However, in the wake of months of national lockdown measures and restrictions, there is now a surge in popularity around another area of dentistry that we specialise in – dental hygiene.

Rather than purely focussing their attention on making a patient’s teeth look as clean or as white as possible, a dental hygienist’s primary focus is on making sure a patient’s teeth are the strongest and healthiest they can be.

Our dental hygienists achieve this goal through a number of different approaches which can vary from providing useful, actionable tips and advice about brushing and dental wellbeing, to more complex procedures such as a two-step deep clean called a ‘scale and polish’. If you have grown concerned about the shade of your enamel, the smell of your breath, your gum health or any marks on your teeth, the best way of getting the help you need is to call us here at Liverpool Smile Studio today and try to book yourself in for a consultation with one of our approachable, understanding dental experts.

Straightening out your options

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When people consider the work that our orthodontist Liverpool does here at our practice, many people still believe that installing traditional, fixed metal braces is the start and endpoint. However, in reality, this is far from the case, as our expertly trained orthodontic specialists offer a wide range of cosmetic alternative treatments which give patients the opportunity to realign their smiles, without impacting their appearance in the process.

What can an orthodontist Liverpool do?

Orthodontic treatments are some of the most beneficial and positively impactful treatments which a patient can opt for, in terms of how they can improve both the way their smile looks and how comfortable their teeth are within their mouths.

Having straight teeth does not only make your smile look more appealing and attractive, but it also greatly reduces the risk of plaque, bacteria and food particles becoming lodged within the gaps in your teeth and gums and developing into gingivitis or periodontal disease.

Those who have crooked teeth but do not choose to visit our orthodontist in Liverpool can often find that their problems worsen over time, rather than get better on their own.

This is because your teeth naturally shift throughout your lifetime, and if there is a gap or space between your teeth they may try to shift to fill this void themselves – which often results in overcrowded areas in your mouth, and tooth or gum pains.

What brace options are available?

One of the main reasons that people have for not reaching out to our approachable and professional orthodontics team here at our practice, is that people feel their only available choice is to have fixed metal braces.

While traditional braces are still a widely popular option due to their proven effectiveness in creating a straighter and altogether healthier smile, many of our patients – particularly older ones – avoid choosing this method of dental alignment due to the effect that it can have on their appearance.

To help meet the needs of the growing demographic of people looking for a way to realign their teeth discreetly, our expert orthodontist now offers patients the option to choose more subtle removable aligners rather than traditional braces.

These aligners have become massively popular across the globe over the last few decades, as they give patients a chance to comfortably and discreetly realign their smiles without drawing unwanted attention.

Rather than addressing the problem of crooked teeth by attaching brackets and wires, removable aligners are not fixed anywhere in the patient’s mouth, which means they can be taken out periodically whenever needed.

These aligners achieve dental realignment through carefully placed pressure points and plastic grooves within their structure. Each of these grooves is placed in a unique position, so that they will force the specifically identified teeth into their proper spaces when worn over time.

As they are wafer-thin and transparent, when these custom-made retainers are placed over a patient’s teeth they slip entirely out of sight, thus making them a non-invasive and cosmetically orientated orthodontic method.

If you’d like to discover whether or not these removable aligners could allow you the chance to realign your dental future discreetly and comfortably then call or email us here at the Liverpool Smile Studio today and book yourself in for an initial consultation.

At the Liverpool Smile Studio it is the principal aim of our bespoke dental practice to create beautiful and elegant smiles for each and every one of our patients.

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We specialise in a broad range of treatments, including veneers Liverpool, which can have a massively positive and uplifting impact on both how our patients’ smiles look, and how they feel when they use them.

What are veneers Liverpool?

Being unsatisfied with the way one or more aspects of your smile looks is perfectly normal and one of the most common reasons for patients turning to our practice for help.

One of the most effective ways of treating multiple aesthetic concerns that patients commonly have – such as stained, discoloured, crooked or uneven teeth, is through veneers Liverpool.

Most people commonly associate veneers with the teeth of celebrities, television personalities and movie stars, thanks to the procedure’s proven ability to completely transform a person’s dental aesthetics and create a more cohesive and together-looking smile.

However, veneers are not something that is purely reserved only for the rich and famous, as they can actually be installed for a far more affordable price than you might imagine.

At Liverpool Smile Studio we regularly instal both single veneers, which can make a single tooth look both cleaner and better aligned, and multiple veneers, which can transform a patient’s entire smile.

How do veneers work?

A veneer, in principle, is when a new layer is placed over the surface of something – giving it a cleaner and fresher looking aesthetic. In a dental sense this is exactly what a veneer does, as it is a thin porcelain shell which is bonded to the front and back of a patient’s tooth with a powerful dental adhesive.

Because veneers have to fit perfectly around the patient’s existing tooth or teeth in order to give their smile a cohesive togetherness, the process of creating a customised veneer is individual and unique to the patient who is getting them.

The first stages of getting a veneer from us here at the Liverpool Smile Studio involves diagnostic planning and getting the various X-rays and photographs taken from which your veneers will ultimately be made.

Veneers have the power to completely and radically alter how a person’s smile looks, and therefore it is essential that our veneer experts work alongside every patient to guide them towards a decision on what they want their new smile to look like.

Once a goal has been set for the aesthetics of your new smile, our technicians can begin crafting your unique set of porcelain veneers.

How are veneers attached?

When the time comes to bond your veneers to your teeth, the first step in the process involves cleaning your enamel and getting them ready for the bonding.

After buffering your teeth we will then roughen the surface of your enamel slightly by etching it – which will allow for a stronger bond. Once your teeth are prepared we will then use a strong dental adhesive alongside a high-intensity light to speed up the bonding process.

Once the dental adhesive has hardened you can then admire your new bite and make sure everything is to your liking, before going off to enjoy your brighter looking smile.

Our work often leads to the use of braces Liverpool to straighten and realign a patient’s teeth for both their function and aesthetics. But which type of orthodontic tool is best and how and when should we use them?

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We carry out many minor orthodontic treatments, but Liverpool Smile Studio is not a specialised orthodontist and in the event that you have a particularly complicated condition that requires advanced treatment, we are happy to refer you on to some of our trusted colleagues who are orthodontic specialists.

So when using braces Liverpool we do not go as far as headgear or advanced palate expansion. For almost all our patients, an orthodontist is unnecessary and we can meet all the aspects of their treatment in the clinic. Straighter teeth is not just an aesthetic issue; there are both speaking impediments and issues with eating that are exacerbated by misaligned teeth; this can range from a subtle lisp to significant issues with biting and chewing food.

Types of orthodontics we use in the clinic

The traditional fixed orthodontic tool is the generic standard fitted option; they can be found almost everywhere and there is a good reason for this. They are efficient and resilient with more than 100 years of use in clinics, and countless people owe their smiles to a bit of rearranging using traditional sturdy and reliable braces Liverpool.

They are fitted by brackets being glued to the front surface of each of the teeth. The brackets have an arch wire joining them together and by altering the position of the brackets on the arch wire, tension is created. That stored tension slowly pushes on the teeth over time. You would need to attend the clinic regularly whilst wearing this appliance to have it adjusted; exactly how long you would be wearing it for and how many adjustments you would have to have depends on your particular case and how your teeth respond to treatment.

Dental aligners

Dental aligners are in no way a typical orthodontic appliance, but they are used for the same purpose; to move teeth. They are clear plastic trays which are worn over the teeth, they feel very snug and push on some teeth more than others. This is their method of action and how they work to slowly move teeth over time. This movement makes the aligner feel looser and when your aligner becomes loose or feels wobbly, you move on to the next aligner in the series. In many ways, each aligner is like the gap between the adjustments on a brace, with each of those adjustments predetermined into the shape and fit of each aligner.

Therefore, aligners can be used with less visits to the clinic, but we would still like to see you at the end of your treatment, in order to carry out the full assessment on how effective it has been. You’ll also be able to contact us at any point you wish and come in for a check-up if you have any concerns.

If you have any queries about dental alignment feel free to get in contact with us either by email or over the phone.

What makes our dental team at Liverpool Smile Studio so good?

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At Liverpool Smile Studio, we strive to be a premier dentist Liverpool, a practice that stands out from the rest of the crowd. So, let’s have a look at what we are doing to become your favourite dental team and how we differ from other clinics.

We see emergency appointments the same day

Our dentist Liverpool always keeps vacant slots in our daily schedule in order to see emergency appointments as soon as they come in. We even managed to continue providing emergency care during the recent disruption and have helped to keep many people in good oral and physical health.

Dental costs and financing

We understand that dental costs can surprise anybody and emergency dental care can put a strain on your daily budget. Luckily, we provide affordable dental care and also options to spread out the cost of treatment over many months at 0% interest. So, no pressure on that monthly expenditure.

Nervous patient specialists

We appreciate all of our patients and their various needs, but have a particular focus on nervous patients who may have severe aversions to seeing our dentist Liverpool. Our clinic layout, every part of our staff training and the premises have all been set up with anxious patients in mind. If you are a nervous patient, please let us know when you book the appointment and we will aim to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

We lay out the options and let you lead

With our well-equipped and rigorously trained staff, we lay out the options in front of you based on the condition of your teeth. What needs to be done and what we do is up to you to agree on. However if you want any treatment to go ahead, you will always have complete professionalism, dedication and consideration from our team members.

Cosmetic and standard treatments

We do not feel the goals of dentistry have to be strictly clinical, but having aesthetic targets should be a standard aspect of dental care. We have endeavoured to make sure aesthetic treatments are available in our clinic and that any restorative options we offer will always meet a high cosmetic standard.

Multi-disciplinary team

We have a team of dental staff the members of which each have their own focus; many of these result in overlapping skills, but in the event that you are seeing a member of our team who feels one of their colleagues would be better prepared to carry out the treatment, we will refer you on. From your perspective this is as simple as attending the treatment room next door, but it allows us to provide the highest standard of care by splitting the technical load among dental staff.

Most importantly; we are accepting new patients

After the recent disruption, there have been many clinics rethinking how they work, especially in terms of the number of patients they can serve on their books. We are extending our patient list and are happy to welcome new patients into our clinic. If you would like to find out more about becoming our patient, please feel free to get in contact with the clinic. Alternatively you can use the contact forms on our website to indicate your interest.