Having straight, white teeth has become a national obsession of late, with dentists seeing an influx in patients wanting treatment to give them the smile they have always dreamed about. Aspirational cosmetic dentistry is nothing new however, with celebrities and film stars embracing the opportunity to improve their appearance with the help of cosmetic treatments. What has changed however, is that such treatments have now become accessible to people who may have thought previously that they would never have the teeth they wanted. Patients searching for a dentist in Stevenage that can help them with this desire are invited to discover what treatments are currently available to assist with their dental aesthetics.
Six Month Smiles
There are treatments available that allow patients to obtain straight teeth in just a matter of months and Six Month Smiles is one such treatment. This is a discreet treatment that uses clear braces, tooth-coloured wires and clear aligners to correct the position of teeth. The dentist will assess the patient’s teeth to establish which type of treatment is required, and which will provide the quickest results. Six Month Smiles offers two types of teeth-straightening treatments which the dentist will discuss to help the patient decide which one is best for them.
Teeth whitening is considered to be one of the quickest ways to enhance the appearance of teeth. Age, eating habits and genetics can all result in dull, discoloured or stained teeth. Drinks such as red wine and coffee are often cited as culprits in this regard, but sometimes a person can have healthy eating and drinking habits only to find that their teeth are not as white as they would like them to be. It is also thought that some medications can lead to discoloured teeth. Whatever the reason, patients can correct the colour by receiving teeth-whitening treatment at a dental clinic in the area. Enlighten Whitening is a popular choice for many patients as it has the potential to lighten teeth up to sixteen shades lighter and is considered an extremely safe way to lighten teeth. Another option is the Zoom tooth whitening system. This treatment involves a whitening procedure carried out in a dental clinic followed by whitening at home.
Veneers are a very versatile option as they can correct the colour, shape and the position of teeth. Thin sheets of porcelain are bonded to teeth after they have been prepared specifically for a patient’s mouth. Bespoke porcelain veneers can look extremely natural and, when cared for appropriately, can last for several years. Veneers can also help patients that are not suitable candidates for braces, but want to close small gaps between their teeth.
It is very important that patients attend regular dental check-ups at their local clinic as this can avoid potentially irreversible tooth damage and ensures the patient is receiving the treatment they need when it is required. Attending appointments also gives patients the opportunity to ask any questions about their dental health and if they can obtain cosmetic dentistry via a referral.