Looking to improve your smile?
For most dental problems there is usually a solution, the most common complaint we hear every day from patients is they want straighter more cosmetically attractive teeth, if you have done your research you will find that there are two main ways to straighten teeth: Veneers and braces, each have their own advantages and disadvantages.
Veneers are designed to cover up unsightly teeth and reshape them creating that “perfect“ smile. This can be a quick fix and improved within as little as two appointments.
One large drawback to veneers is that they are irreversible the tooth has to be prepped to create a canvas for the veneers to fit well and to look natural. Over time the gum may recede creating a gap between the veneer and the gum line which will require further work.
Why choose braces over the quick and easy veneer option?
Yes you are looking for a cosmetic improvement and braces may take months even years unlike the veneer option, don’t let that put you off there are many different types of braces, lingual which are behind your teeth, metal which are silver brackets glued to the front of the teeth or there is clear brackets, these are still glued to the front of the teeth but are not as cosmetically challenging to the eye.
So why choose braces? Braces do more than just cosmetically change your teeth, they can align your teeth and jaws which functionally make eating better; they can also move teeth so you have easier access to clean the surface of the teeth which in turn reduces the anxiety of decay forming in those hard to reach areas. With such advantages there are disadvantage which is to maintain you new lovely straight teeth you would need the aid of a retainer which would need to be worn for the foreseeable future to maintain the teeth’s straightness.
Orthodontic braces- Yannis and Ashley put me completely at ease throughout my 7 months of orthodontic treatment. The staff on reception always greeted me with a smile, and couldn’t be more helpful (even when I was late for every appointment!). I am absolutely delighted with the results. I can’t wait to show off my new smile!