Using Braces as Part of a Smile Makeover
Are you happy with your smile or are there aspects of it you’d really like to change? Cosmetic dentistry in Watton is becoming increasingly popular and can cover a wide range of different treatments. Some of the most widely used procedures include tooth whitening, porcelain veneers, crowns and bridges and even dental implants to replace any missing teeth. However, quite often a dentist will suggest using braces in Watton as part of a smile makeover.
Why Use Braces during Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments?
You’ll find most dentists are extremely keen on taking a conservative approach when designing a patient’s smile makeover. This involves conserving the maximum amount of a person’s healthy tooth structure and this type of approach can also be minimally invasive. In fact braces fit in extremely well with conservative dentistry and can work particularly well when used in combination with other treatments.
This is because it’s often the case that one or two teeth will be slightly misaligned. While it is possible to grind down multiple teeth and to cover them up with either veneers or porcelain crowns, it might not always be necessary to do so. Straightening your teeth could be enough to help perfect a smile, then if necessary your dentist in Watton can selectively veneer or crown teeth that would really benefit from this treatment; for example any that are severely stained and which will not respond to tooth whitening or any that are perhaps badly decayed or have been damaged by trauma resulting in a substantial loss of tooth structure.
Taking a more conservative approach can also help save money in the longer time as provided you wear your retainers, orthodontic treatment can last for life whereas any dental restorations such as veneers and crowns will need replacing periodically. While it might not be necessary to replace these restorations very often, it is something to consider.
How Will I Know Which Treatments Are Best for My Smile Makeover?
If you are thinking about improving the appearance of your teeth then it’s best to consider how you’d like to change their appearance. From there you can make an appointment with your dentist to find out more about cosmetic dentistry in Watton. Your dentist will be able to assess your smile before devising a treatment plan that will help you achieve your desires. They can also discuss what can realistically be achieved and of course the costs. Treatment plans can be tailored to fit your budget and if you need more than one procedure then you can plan treatment over a longer period of time to help spread the cost.
What If I Need Braces, Don’t They Look Very Ugly?
Over the past few years there have been huge advances in orthodontics in Watton, and today’s braces are virtually invisible. Even better, if you only require one or two front teeth to be straightened then it could be possible to do so within a matter of weeks or months. A shorter treatment time is reflected in the price.
If you’d like to find out more about orthodontics or cosmetic dentistry, phone Clarence House Dental Care on 01953 882777 to book your appointment today.