An effective long-term solution to straightening your teeth and correcting your bite, along with modelling the smile which you will wear proudly is, ORTHODONTICS.
Patients who have problems with their bite and the way their teeth line up against each other, as well as some form of dissatisfaction with the appearance of their teeth, should consider having orthodontic treatment. This treatment typically is less expensive than traditional braces, aligner therapy or veneers, however, it does require good oral hygiene habits by the patient and regular visit to the practice for adjustments. Orthodontics has advanced over decades, and today treatment is a lot shorter and more comfortable that it was in the past. Six Months Smile has taken the best aspects of braces and modified the treatment and the material to give adults a common- sense, cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle.
A specialised fixed brace system, 6 Months Smile, uses clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires which achieve a discreet bind, minimizing the visibility of braces. The movement of teeth in the 6 Months Smile system, is focused on the teeth that are visible when smiling. Over the course of treatment, you will return to the practice to check the progress of tooth movement and have your brace tightened to encourage further realignment. Treatment times will differ for each person but you can expect results in 6 months or less. Expected treatment times will be discussed during an initial consultation.
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Over time, teeth normally become stained and discoloured by food, drinks, tobacco and other factors. Many people want to have their teeth lightened to brighten up their smile.
There has been a great deal of debate about Teeth whitening lately due to problems caused by untrained individuals offering teeth whitening services, often resulting in harm to patients. It is now illegal for anyone to offer whitening who isn't a clinically trained dental professional.
Teeth whitening is a simple procedure with lasting results, however some people can be sensitive to the chemicals used in teeth whitening, especially if you have sensitive teeth. You can also experience burns to your gums, if performed incorrectly. We will ensure you know how to use the tooth whitening products correctly before you leave.
We ensure you are dentally fit to proceed with whitening, by giving you a thorough dental examination that confirms that whitening your teeth is the best option for you. We encourage you to discuss what you don’t like about your teeth and share this with your dentist, who is willing to help you find the radiant smile you have always wanted.
The smile you deserve is the prettiest thing you could wear at any time
Porcelain Veneers are amongst the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments because of their versatility and appearance. They are thin, custom-made shells crafted from tooth-coloured materials designed to cover the front side of teeth to improve their overall appearance. They are made of either thin plastic resin or porcelain, and can be placed to mask poorly formed or mildly mal-positioned teeth, to close gaps between teeth, to improve aesthetic appearance when there are internal stains, restore a partially broken tooth, etc.
Tooth preparation is normally minimal and is confined to the enamel's structure. The veneer is then bonded to the tooth structure with tooth coloured resin. Your dentist will check your bite for comfort and functionality and confirm the perfect fit. Few visits are necessary to complete treatment. You need to be aware that this is normally an irreversible process because of the need to remove a small amount of enamel from your tooth to accommodate the shell.
Don’t miss your visits to the dentist for a professional cleaning and dental examination. Be sure to brush and floss daily to clean your teeth properly. There is no special treatment needed to care for your veneers.
A Bridge is used as a replacement for one or more of your missing teeth. It is natural-looking and functional. A bridge will give you back your natural bite and prevent unwanted movement of adjacent teeth and over eruption of the opposing teeth. We would recommend them as an alternative to a removable partial denture.
Our bridges are made from the highest quality materials. We also offer minimal preparation adhesive bridges for the conservation of the tooth tissue when clinical case concerned allows it.
Modern dental materials enable bridges - including ones for your back teeth - to be manufactured from ceramic materials, without any additional underlying layers of metal for extra strength giving the bridges a natural appearance. In fact, they look so natural even you will have difficulty telling them apart from your own teeth! They are also suitable if you are known to have an allergy or sensitivity to metals.
Daily cleaning is essential to prevent problems such as bad breath and gum disease. You should also clean under the false tooth daily. We will show you how to use super floss or little brushes to clean under the bridge, as a normal tooth brush can't reach.
A bridge should last for many, many years. But this is dependent on how you care for them. Consider the daily habits that could be affecting your bridge and you'll be able to extend its wear.