At Progressive Dentistry, we are advocates of non invasive treatment to produce the very best results. We believe that treatments kind to the teeth and gums will produce longer lasting, natural results yet still highly aesthetic.
For example, this week in the Daily Mail, a double page spread on celebrities who have had their teeth done. This included Simon Cowell, Noel Gallagher, Cheryl Cole (sorry Fernandez Versini), Tom Cruise, David Bowie, Catherine Zeta Jones, Gordon Brown (yes, our ex Prime Minister), Mel C, Nicolas Cage, Demi Moore, Ronan Keating to name but a few.
The key factor with all of these cases, was the use of porcelain veneers
for the smile makeover. Whilst we agree that porcelain veneers can produce dramatic results within a few weeks, the fact remains that this technique requires heavy preparation of the underlying teeth. Therefore, the hardest tissue in the human body- tooth enamel- is completely destroyed. In the long term, there will be consequences. Why go for a quick fix when a non invasive solution will last for a life time?
For example, take at look at our case below. Our patient hated her crooked front teeth. With the celebrity option, all of the tooth enamel would need to be stripped away for porcelain veneers. Crazy. We opted to straighten the teeth over the period of only a few months, and an amazing transformation was evident. Just take a look:
Crooked overlapping teeth
Straight teeth in only a few months!
With some TLC, this smile will last a life time. There has been no damage to the enamel, the teeth are exactly the same just straighter. What's more, if our patient did want porcelain veneers, with straight teeth the veneers can be made with little or NO preparation of the underlying teeth. So a perfect smile can be achieved with no drilling, no pain and no needles!
The treatment was completed by Dr Nissit Patel using lingual braces
. These are the truly invisible brace as they are placed on the inside of the teeth. Straighten your teeth without anyone knowing!
If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry
, would like a smile makeover, are considering straightening your teeth or would just like whiter teeth, give us a call. Non invasive is the way forward.