A client came to see us a while ago wanting to improve her smile. She felt she did not show much of her teeth when smiling and the teeth themselves were discouloured, short and square in shape. This made her feel very self conscious and she often held her hand over her mouth when smiling.
On assessing her smile we noted that she had a very deep bite and her teeth were tipping back which gave the illusion of short teeth. However her teeth were also square and small in shape which made them look even shorter. The teeth were quite stained and discoloured.
We discussed her options and these ranged from orthodontic work (ie braces) with tooth whitening after straightening her teeth, veneers on the majority of her top teeth, or a combination of braces and fewer veneers.
Orthodontics (braces) are a great way of improving the look and function of your teeth no matter how old you are. It’s not just for teenagers! There are so many types available, from your traditional train tracks to virtually invisible braces.
Porcelain veneers can help improve the size, shape colour and form of your teeth. They’re thin porcelain laminates that are permanently bonded to your teeth to give an instant improvement.
This lady decided to use the combined approach. She ended having braces for 18 months to get her teeth into the right position, which meant that after completing her braces treatment we only had to place four veneers at the front to improve the size and shape of her upper front teeth. We also carried out tooth whitening to improve the shade of her remaining teeth.
This meant that she was able to smile with complete confidence and not have to be embarressed anymore.
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