A wonderful smile enhancement for Smile Month using orthodontics and ceramic veneers by Russell Blanchard
Orthodontics use treatment techniques (braces) to move teeth into a well aligned position that enhances both the function and aesthetics of the mouth and smile.
Orthodontics has been very common in children for decades and now is rapidly becoming very popular in adults as well.
Adult orthodontics allows us to move displaced teeth into well aligned harmonious smiles without any adjustment to the underlying enamel and dentine. Modern techniques including, tooth coloured braces, braces attached to the backs of the teeth and transparent removable trays have all helped to make it easy for adults to wear braces without having to resort to a “metal smile” for the duration of the procedure.
Typical treatment times are from 1 to 2 years with life time retainers fitted after this. In cases of severe crowding it may be necessary to remove teeth further back in the mouth to make room for the displaced front teeth.
Veneers are thin facings of ceramic or porcelain that can be cemented to the front surface of teeth to change their shape, colour, size and position.
Unlike a crown they do not cover the whole of the tooth and so require less drilling to sound tooth tissue. Veneers are very commonly used in techniques such as “smile design” where all of the visible teeth are fitted with veneers to give a balanced, harmonious, white tooth smile that extends to the corners of the mouth.
Like crowns, veneers give an excellent long term stable result for colour and shape but are more prone to chipping at the edges. As with crowns, veneers require adjustment to the underlying teeth that it is permanent. Generally when a tooth has been adjusted to have a veneer fitted it will always need to be restored with a veneer. That said the adjustment required is much less than for a crown so the risks of the tooth dying off in the long run are very much reduced.
Contact our Reception Team to book a free personal consultation on 01580 752202 or email@example.com or why not come along to our open evening on 25 May to find out how we can help you during smile month.