Do you ever look at yourself in photos and wonder how you can improve your smile? If so, you’re not alone - many of us imagine what we’d look like with whiter, straighter teeth. Once upon a time, giving yourself a smile makeover would have been a costly exercise. But now, getting the smile of your dreams is within easy reach.
Here, we delve into the ways you can create the perfect smile, giving a brief overview of the benefits of each smile makeover method.
If you have crooked or overcrowded teeth, rest assured, it’s very common. However, if it’s starting to get you down, there are things you can do to help. One of the most convenient and effective treatments is called Invisalign. This is a system of clear retainers that fit around your teeth, gradually moving them into the correct position. The retainers are changed every week or two, until your teeth sit in the desired position. Depending on the complexity of your case, Invisalign can straighten up teeth in just six months.
Invisalignare particularly popular, thanks to the fact they are virtually invisible and completely removable.
As we age, we may begin to notice stains on our teeth. Whether they are from coffee, tea or even wine, they are tough to remove. Thankfully, there are safe teeth whitening treatments out there. At Dentalia, we use the widely acclaimed Enlighten teeth whitening system. It’s the only teeth whitening treatment on the market that guarantees a Vita shade B1 for every patient. Enlighten teeth whitening is a two stage process, starting at home for two to three weeks. You’ll then come into our clinic to lock in the whitening process.
Veneers offer a great way of transforming your smile with just one treatment. They are very thin layers of porcelain that adhere to the front of your teeth, covering the whole front surface of the tooth. They’re fantastic at hiding imperfections - from discoloured, cracked or chipped teeth, through to crooked ones too.
Before you have veneers fitted, we prepare your teeth by taking a very thin layer of enamel from the surface so the veneers don’t look bulky when in place. We then take an impression of the area which is sent to our dental laboratory. When your bespoke veneers are ready, they are bonded to your prepared teeth. You’ll then be the proud owner of a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
If you’re completely missing a tooth, one way of restoring your smile is through dental implants. They are the ultimate form of restorative dentistry, replacing dentures or gaps with the next best thing to your own teeth. Under local anaesthetic, a small metal or ceramic post is inserted into your jaw bone in place of the missing tooth, and acts as a support for a new tooth.
If you have more than one missing tooth, you might not think dental implants are an option. But there’s a fantastic dental implant system called All-On-4 that allows you to replace a natural arch of up to four teeth. With this system, you can kiss goodbye to dentures and messy adhesives, and improve your smile dramatically.
Smile makeovers don’t always mean spending hundreds of pounds. By investing in a couple of key treatments, you can improve your smile dramatically. If you’re thinking about how to achieve the perfect smile, let us help. Contact us today, and find out how we can give you a smile to be proud of. We create smile makeovers that people want to show off - and we can’t wait to help you create yours.