”Cosmetic dentistry, or ‘aesthetic dentistry', is a way of improving the appearance of your teeth.Be Medical ServicesCosmetic Dentistry
Teeth can be straightened with orthodontics (braces). This is usually done during the teenage years, when the jaws are going through a period of growth. However, many adults also have treatment to straighten their crooked teeth or to improve their appearance. The treatment can take much longer in adults and is therefore more expensive.
Some people have clear or plastic braces, which are hardly noticeable. If you are considering orthodontic treatment, first see our dental team and get their advice. Our dental team can talk to you about your treatment options.
There are also now ‘invisible’ braces. Your dentist will make you a series of clear plastic shields (like a) which need to be worn all day and gradually move your teeth into a new position.
Are there any alternatives to orthodontics?
Cosmetic contouring can be used to improve the appearance of teeth. It is ideal if you have irregular-shaped or slightly crowded teeth.
However, in contouring the teeth a small amount of enamel would be lost. Contouring can also be used to improve the shape and appearance of your gums. These treatments are not recommended for young children.