Smiles all round: cosmetic dentistry need to know 2016

With many different procedures and techniques now available, your dentist will be able to make either subtle alterations or more remarkable changes to improve your smile.

Smiles all round

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Whitening is a common treatment that uses a combination of chemicals to remove stains and discolouration. Discolouration can be caused by cigarettes, coffee, and even just as a side-effect of ageing. Bleaching is a procedure that can be done at a clinic, or at home with custom trays provided by your dentist.


Used on chipped, uneven or misshapen teeth, custom-made veneers can be made of porcelain or plastic, and are placed over the top of your teeth. Veneers are long lasting and are able to hold on to their whiteness with proper care.


A clear and removable system for straightening teeth, Invisalign is a popular substitute to conventional braces. Each clear aligner is custom-made for each patient and replaced every few weeks. The replacement aligner will be a slightly different shape to the previous one, moving your teeth into a straighter position.

Recently Invisalign announced that their three-millionth patient had begun their journey to a straighter smile using the system. Having been accepted as a popular and effective dental treatment, the Invisalign training programme has now been incorporated into dentistry courses at 12 universities.

Choosing a cosmetic dentist

You can find dentists qualified to provide Invisalign in Cardiff and many other cities and towns across the UK. It is particularly important to choose the right clinic for your needs. A clinic should make your comfort a priority and have a fully qualified and experienced team.

Asking to look at before and after photographs is very important. It will allow you to make an informed decision as to whether the work of a particular dentist is what you’re looking to achieve for your own smile.

Also look for a clinic, such as, that keeps informed on the latest technologies, treatments and equipment. An innovative team will be able to ensure you undertake the right procedure for your individual needs.

Your dentist will be able to answer any questions you may have, regarding which treatment will give you the best results, with both subtle and more in-depth procedures making a substantial difference to your smile and your confidence.