Will Dental Veneers or Orthodontics create The Perfect Smile for you?

Cosmetic Dentistry vs Orthodontics – Make the right choice

Many people feel embarrassed about their teeth, which often means they avoid smiling or speaking freely.

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When developing your smile transformation plan, there’s more to consider than your teeth’s outward appearance. It’s important for patients to take into consideration their oral condition, foundation and overall oral health.

Correcting crooked, chipped, cracked, misaligned or worn teeth could also drastically improve your overall smile and healthcare.

If you are thinking of undergoing a procedure to straighten your teeth, it is essential that you discuss the matter with a specialist dentist.

Professional dentists like Dr Biju Krishan, who is one of our most recommended dental technicians will be able to explain everything you may want to know about the procedure. To see what our examination involves, click here.

Veneers are an option to improve a smile by correcting its imperfections. There are many treatment modalities available.

The correct option needs to be chosen for each individual circumstance, depending on the wants and need of the patient.

If thinking of orthodontics, you will need to determine the various types of braces and the methods that can be used to achieve the best results.

We can also tell you how long the treatment will continue for and will address any concerns you may have about possible tooth extractions, the pain you may experience and other details related to the treatment.

It will also be useful to discuss the cost of the veneer treatment compared to the price of braces so that you are fully prepared to cover or finance the procedure.

Solutions from Perfect Smile Studios include:

Dental Veneers

The latest veneers are made from porcelain to give the illusion of straight teeth.

Veneers can be used to treat:

The porcelain can be partial or complete. It all depends on the foundational teeth.

In cases where teeth are not so crooked, Dr Doshi prefers No Preparation Ultrathin Veneers.

Other options include Lumineers, Immediate Veneers and Durathin Veneers.

Ultrathin Veneers, Durathin Veneers and Lumineers involve no drilling and no injections since no tooth is being cut.

But in all cases smile design principles need to be followed to create an ultimate smile that is both long-term and functions with the bite correctly.

An alternative option is Instant Direct Veneers.

These are made of using composite resin, with the latest in nanotechnology. These can be done in a single appointment and can also transform your smile.

Bonding to teeth can also be an option which is not a full veneer a dis additive which also uses composite as the dental material.

All these types of teeth veneers come in different technologies and different systems. It is essential that the correct system is advised for you.

This is where your customised treatment planning becomes essential to help create the right option for you. See more here.

Before undergoing a veneer procedure, you will first need to consult with our dental staff, who will examine and assess the mouth for any minor and major oral health problems such as root canal infections, gum disease and tooth decay.

Clear Braces - The Perfect SmileOrthodontic Solutions

That’s the role of orthodontics, a speciality within dentistry dedicated to correcting improper bites.

From the Greek for straight (oath) and tooth (odont), orthodontics involves a variety of treatments designed to move teeth.

As orthodontic appliances apply gentle pressure over time to the teeth, the ligament and surrounding bone adjust and reforms to the new position.

This is all possible because of the dynamic nature of the periodontal ligament, which holds the teeth in place to the jaw bone.

Its elastic quality allows micro-movement of the teeth in response to pressures placed on them from biting and chewing. Discover movement during braces.

This is a great choice since it does not involve any tooth cutting. There are many systems that work in slightly different ways and hence have different results.

Comprehensive Orthodontics allows for the creation of an aesthetic result as well as correcting any bite discrepancies. This is the ideal method for children.

Adult Orthodontics does not focus on the bite or occlusions, with the focus being the appearance of the front 6 teeth.

You can have clear braces such as Invisalign or orthodontic teeth straightening treatment for adults that only takes a few months such as CFast and Six Month Smiles.

You can also have braces which are hidden from the view such as Incognito.

To see if orthodontic treatment is right for you, we must first perform a full evaluation of your bite.

We can then recommend a treatment that will improve your general oral health, as well as transform your smile. Check out what cosmetic braces can do for you.

The next decision is the kind of device to use for the treatment.

There are four different types of braces that can be used, WorlDental website explains. These are

  1. non-self-ligating or self-ligating metal
  2. ceramic braces or aligners

A dentist can tell you about the advantages and disadvantages of each type and will advise you on the most suitable choice for your individual situation.

Check out the advantages of clear braces.

Metal braces, for example, are typically recommended to younger people because they allow the most efficient movement of teeth and are hard to stain.

The traditional metal bands and brackets commonly known as braces are affixed to the teeth and place gentle tension on the ligament.

They are adjusted regularly over several months until the teeth reach the target alignment.

A variation on this is the clear bracket, made of a material that is translucent and not as easily noticed by others.

While it may be more aesthetically pleasing during the treatment period, they require extra care because they’re more susceptible to breakage than the traditional bracket. More information.

Another option is the clear aligner, a recent development in orthodontics.

These are a series of computer-generated plastic trays, each slightly different than the preceding one, which fit over the teeth.

Find out what aligner is suitable for you, click here.

As the patient wears one after the other, the teeth are gradually moved into the desired position.

This is a good choice for cases that aren’t too complex or comprehensive.

Sometimes orthodontic braces can be carried out as part of a treatment plan that also includes restorative work.

Your teeth can be brightened very easily with teeth whitening treatments. This treatment can also be done in combination with the above procedures.

At The Perfect Smile Studios, you can be assured of getting the most comprehensive treatment planning that will provide you with the best long-term results.

We have a great team of specialists and experienced dentists that all work together so that you can get the most out of dentistry for your perfect smile.

White filling or fillings that match the tooth colour shade and texture can also create a fantastic transformation of a smile.

White fillings should always be carried out after the patient has had any whitening treatment carried out

If whitening is part of the plan, the fillings need to be colour matched to the whitened teeth.

  • Other Restorative Treatments

Porcelain crowns and Onlays are can also improve a smile when replacing large fillings. Crowns and Onlays are a preferred method of treatment when the tooth has been weakened and needs further protection from biting forces.

You can book a complimentary consultation appointment at one of our consulting rooms in London or Hertfordshire.

Call us on 01992 552115 for more information on how we can help you.

Comfortable, unnoticeable & affordable

Putting a thin layer of ceramics, known as dental veneers, over your crooked or stained teeth can give you a complete dental makeover.

Learn more about veneers:

The Veneer Guide: Common Questions Answered

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