13 Apr 9 Ways To Transform Your Smile
Posted by: Jodie Blades Dental Nurse NVQ Level 3
Medically reviewed by: Dr Peta Leigh BDS (Melb), BSc (Monash) Award-Winning Tooth Whitening Dentist
Transform Your Smile
If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’ve been considering transforming your smile. Perhaps you are wondering “What’s the best treatment for me?“.
Almost all of our cosmetic dentistry patients visit us knowing they want to transform their smile, without a specific treatment in mind, they have a clear goal, but they’re unsure how best to achieve it. That is where we come in.
Our expert multi-disciplinary team will take the time to discuss all of your options and find the best treatment for you and your budget.
Book A Cosmetic Consultation
You may be surprised by the choice of treatments available to you at Willow Tree Dental and Orthodontic Centre.
We’ll give you unbiased advice on which option we feel is right for you, along with everything you need to know before making a final decision.
You can discuss your smile makeover wishes at a New Patient Consultation for just £85!
Braces are without a doubt the best way to transform and straighten misaligned, crowded and crooked teeth. They are not an overnight solution, but the results are fantastic and are definitely the least invasive option.
Orthodontics have made huge developments over the past decade, offering more discreet options, with amazing results.
You can choose to hide your braces behind your teeth with lingual braces, or swap metal brackets for clear ceramic ones. You can even transform your teeth using clear, removable aligners.
Invisalign has transformed over 12 million smiles worldwide and are the worlds most advanced clear aligner system!
Invisalign Braces are a virtually invisible aligner system – a series of clear plastic removable aligners, no wires, no brackets that are extremely hard to notice.
Because they are removable you have the freedom to remove them for eating, drinking, brushing your teeth and special occasions. Allowing you to enjoy your life without giving up certain food and drink or needing to adapt your oral hygiene regime.
Dental veneers are less popular than they once were, with many patients choosing less invasive treatments like braces or bonding instead.
However, they’re still a fantastic option for smile transformations. Using a thin porcelain covering, they instantly cover stained, chipped and crooked teeth.
Our expert cosmetic dentists can change the size, shape and colour of your teeth for an incredible, natural looking transformation.
The disadvantage is that sometimes we may need to remove some of your enamel to fit veneers. This cannot be reversed, so we always like to explore more conservative options first.
4. Direct Composite Bonding
Direct dental bonding can be a more affordable, less destructive alternative to veneers. We use dental composite (the same material we use for white fillings) to artistically reshape and recolour your teeth.
We can fill chips, contour edges and change the size and shape of individual teeth.
The results are very natural, and bonding doesn’t damage your teeth in any way – it’s completely reversible.
Unfortunately it is not a permanent solution, and it is likely that you will need to re-do your bonding every 3–10 years on average.
5. Enamel Contouring
Enamel contouring is another technique used to transform your teeth. We polish small amounts of enamel to improve the shape of your teeth and balance your smile.
The results are permanent, but we only take away tiny amounts of enamel so that there is no damage to your teeth.
Enamel contouring is quick and painless – and it’s one of our most affordable cosmetic treatments.
We provide free teeth contouring with braces to patients who would benefit. We can also combine contouring with bonding for the very best result.
5. Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is one of our most popular treatments used to transform smiles! Practice partner Dr Peta Leigh is an award-winning teeth whitening specialist!
She will design you a customised whitening protocol to ensure you get the very best results from your tooth whitening treatment.
Usually, teeth whitening protocols consist of custom-made trays and professional whitening gel to safely brighten your teeth from home.
You have full control over the colour of your teeth, so you can opt for a subtle lift, or build up your results for a more dramatic makeover.
You will have everything you need to maintain your pearly whites (contact us if you need more whitening gel). Home teeth whitening is very safe, providing your treatment is prescribed by a registered dentist.
6. Micro-Abrasion and Resin Infiltration
Micro-abrasion, when combined with resin infiltration, is a quick and painless treatment which targets white spot enamel lesions.
These white spots can be the result of congenital enamel defects, trauma or appear post-orthodontic treatment.
The procedure is simple and conservative and is usually combined with a course of teeth whitening.
7. Scale & Polish
You may be surprised by the difference a professional scale and polish can make.
Polishing away surface stains and tartar will noticeably improve the appearance of your smile and leave your teeth looking whiter and brighter.
Our Dental Hygienist will help you to maintain your results at home with tips and advices for a first-class brushing and flossing routine.
8. Kavo PROPHY-Pearls Air Polish
All our dental hygiene appointments come with KaVo PROPHYpearls air polish as standard!
PROPHYpearls uses high-pressure air, filled with micro-pearls that roll across your tooth’s surface removing deep, resistant stains from daily indulgences like tea, coffee and red wine.
The spherical shape provides gentle but effective cleaning power!
9. Facial Aesthetics
Facial aesthetic treatments can be a great addition to any smile transformation treatment.
Enhancing the natural fullness of the lips and evening the balance of a smile can compliment all of our cosmetic dental treatments or can be used alone.
Dentists make for the best facial aesthetic practitioners; their clinical dexterity, artistry and in-depth knowledge of smile proportions, enable them to provide you with very best treatment and results.