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.

A cosmetic dentist has many techniques available to them to boost the appearance of a smile. At Liverpool Smile Studio we offer a number of treatments both large and small, all of which are designed to create the smile you’ve always wanted.

teeth-whitening-liverpoolThe perfect treatment will depend on your individual wants and needs. If you are looking for a quick way to brighten up your smile before your summer holiday, why not come into our Liverpool practice for a consultation with a cosmetic dentist? We’ll be sure to have you smiling in all of your holiday snaps.

A recent survey revealed that some 70% of people were so unhappy with the appearance of their current smile that they don’t like to smile for photographs. Everybody dreams of a beautiful, alluring smile, and at our Liverpool clinic we believe that you deserve just that. More and more men and women are turning to the services of a cosmetic dentist to create the smile of their dreams.

Treatment from a Liverpool cosmetic dentist

When you come into Liverpool Smile Studio for a consultation with a cosmetic dentist, they will perform a thorough clinical examination, as well as listening to what you want to achieve from treatment. After talking you through all the relevant options so that you can make an informed choice, they will then draw up a treatment plan.

Among the quickest ways to boost the appearance of your smile at our Liverpool clinic are:

Teeth whitening

When carried out by a dentist, this is a safe, reliable, and speedy way to add some extra sparkle to your smile – perfect before a special occasion such as a graduation or wedding. We offer three teeth whitening options at our Liverpool practice: home whitening, power whitening with a dentist here in the practice, and a combination of both.

Porcelain veneers

When teeth are permanently stained or discoloured, your dentist can use a veneer to improve their appearance. A micro-thin shell of porcelain that is affixed to the front of your tooth using a special dental bonding agent, veneers look beautiful and natural. Veneers require a minimum of two appointments.

A dentist can use veneers to create a beautiful, natural-looking smile makeover in just a couple of appointments. If you are interested in finding out more about how these minimally-invasive tooth restorations can give you a smile you’ll want to show off, come into Liverpool Smile Studio for a consultation with cosmetic dentist Dr James Bennett.

porcelain-veneer-liverpoolVeneers are very thin porcelain shells that are individually crafted to fit your teeth perfectly. They are used on the front teeth and can be used on both the top and bottom jaw. They are one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments at our Liverpool practice, being as they are both beautiful and natural-looking.

Your dentist can use a single veneer to improve the appearance of a permanently stained or discoloured teeth, where teeth whitening is not a viable treatment option. Many people opt to have a full set of veneers to create a smile makeover.

Unlike some other tooth restorations, such as crowns, minimal preparation is required of your teeth before veneers are fitted. This means that healthy tooth structure is preserved.

When you come into our Liverpool practice for a cosmetic dentistry consultation, your cosmetic dentist will perform a thorough dental health check as well as checking that veneers are the best treatment to suit your needs. Veneer treatment should only be carried out on a healthy mouth, so if any health issues are spotted we will treat these first.

In preparation for placing your veneers, your dentist will remove a very thin layer of enamel from the surface of your teeth. This helps with the bonding process, creating a rougher base for your veneers to be attached to.

Each veneer will be made to the exact same thickness as the amount of enamel removed, to ensure an entirely natural appearance. The only exception is if a veneer is being used to cover a chipped tooth; in that case, it will be made thicker in the chipped area.

You will be called back to our Liverpool practice when your veneers are ready. With regular dentist visits and good oral hygiene, they can last for ten years.

Think “braces” and what do you picture? Chances are your mind will instantly conjure up the traditional metal appliances worn by your peers at school, often described as “train tracks”. At Liverpool Smile Studio we are keen to point out that in the 21st Century, orthodontic treatment doesn’t need to mean metal train-tracks.

metal-braces-liverpoolSometimes, modern orthodontic treatment doesn’t even involve fixed braces at all. If you are interested in finding out more about what 21st Century orthodontics can do for you, we invite you to come into our Liverpool dental practice for a consultation with our cosmetic orthodontist.

Why alternatives to metal braces are necessary

A great deal of research and development has gone into discreet orthodontic treatment in the past three decades – in fact, it is one of the fastest-growing areas of the modern dental world. More and more adults are looking for teeth straightening treatment. Whether they missed out on orthodontic treatment in their youth or they had treatment only to experience adult relapse (teeth moving back to their original position) the one thing they know is that they don’t want to wear an obvious fixed metal appliance for months on end.

It’s not hard to see why metal braces can prove incompatible with a hectic professional adult lifestyle. In fact, many people find the thought of wearing them as an adult as distressing if not more so than having crooked teeth, so choose to do nothing.

If that applies to you, we urge you to think again. Join us at our Liverpool dental practice for a consultation with cosmetic orthodontist Dr Jeanine McGinty to discover more about how she can discreetly straighten your teeth.

Liverpool discreet braces and aligners

Among the systems we offer at our Liverpool dental clinic are:

Six Month Smiles

Cosmetic braces designed for rapid correction of mild issues with the front teeth, Six Month Smiles comprise tooth-coloured and clear components.

FastBraces

This brace system’s unique design moves your teeth quickly and comfortably. We offer metal and tooth-coloured options.

Invisalign

A popular alternative to braces, Invisalign treatment involves the use of a series of clear, removable aligners.

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.

Does fear of the dentist put you off seeking dental treatment? You are not alone: approximately one in ten adults in the UK is so nervous about visiting a dental practice that they simply refuse to go. At Liverpool Smile Studio, we offer sedation dentistry, which can be the perfect way to get the treatment you need in a stress-free, peaceful manner.

sedation dentistryFear of the dentist has numerous causes, and sedation dentistry can help with all of them. Some people had a bad experience as a child, while others have specific triggers – the sound of the drill, the sight of a needle, the sounds and smells of a practice. Others still fear that they will be judged because their oral health has fallen into poor condition because of their fear.

At Liverpool Smile Studio, you will never be judged if fear of the dentist has caused you to avoid treatment until an emergency arises. Our whole team is sympathetic to the needs of nervous dental patients and understand that in some cases the condition can be so severe that it triggers panic attacks and other unpleasant symptoms.

However, we believe that in the 21st Century fear should not be a barrier to treatment, whether you are in need of extensive restorative work or would love to have cosmetic dental treatment to achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamt of, if only you could overcome your dental anxiety.

The good news is that with sedation dentistry, you can. At our Liverpool dental practice we have a dedicated sedation dentist, Dr Jeanine McGinty. Jeanine is a Dental Phobia certified dentist and is highly experienced in helping anxious, nervous, and phobic patients to get much needed treatment.

Jeanine attained a Post Graduate Certificate in Conscious Sedation in 2007 and has helped scores of patients just like you.

We offer intravenous conscious sedation at our Liverpool dental practice. With this method, you will not be asleep, so can cooperate with your dentist, but will be in a highly relaxed and peaceful state and won’t feel any pain.

Most patients remember very little about treatment when sedation wears off.