The Five Most Popular Cosmetic Smile Enhancing Treatments in the UK

Over the past few decades, more and more people are realising the importance of taking care of one’s teeth. This may be because adults today are realising the impact that the lack of dental care in their childhood now has. Add to this the ever increasing desire to emulate celebrity “perfection” and you will realise why so many adults are keen to make the most of their smiles with the help of cosmetic dentistry. Take a look at the five most popular smile enhancing treatments available in the UK.

Teeth Straightening

This is an extremely popular treatment which, when performed by accredited professionals is a fairly simple procedure. The UK’s most well-known teeth-straightening treatment is undoubtedly, Invisalign, a company renowned for its clear braces that discreetly, and quickly align teeth. Lauded for its revolutionary clear braces, Invisalign teeth straightening involves using custom-made removable aligners that gradually and quickly change the position of your teeth. Approximately 6 million people worldwide have used Invisalign and that number is growing daily.

Teeth Whitening

Stained or yellow teeth can be off-putting and can really have an impact on a person’s confidence. It is therefore not surprising that so many people choose to have their teeth whitened. There are several over the counter products that promise to whiten your teeth for less, but these are not as effective as treatment from a dental professional. You can choose to visit your local private dentist for laser whitening or you may choose to begin treatment at the dentist who will then give you treatments to continue at home.

Botulinum toxin

More commonly known as Botox, this is one treatment you may not have thought would be available at your dental surgery. The treatment involves the purified toxin being injected directly into your skin to remove signs of wrinkles and fine lines. Ageing and smoking can cause lines and wrinkles to appear around the lips and mouth, and the botulinum toxin can help eradicate these. The procedure itself lasts around 15 minutes, depending on how many injections you require, and the results can last between 3 to 6 months.

Veneers

These thin layers of porcelain can come to the rescue in all manner of cosmetic dentistry emergencies and this is certainly one of the most popular treatments favoured by celebrities. Veneers can be used to cover stained or chipped teeth and can also correct the appearance of crooked teeth. This is a relatively quick procedure that can be used to cover just one tooth or several teeth. Modern veneers closely match the colour of natural teeth so there is no need to worry about the veneers appearing fake.

Dental implants If you have had to have teeth removed or have been involved in an accident that now means you have teeth missing, you may choose to have the missing tooth replaced using dental implants. The implant, which is a titanium screw, is placed into the gum and acts like the root of a tooth. The prosthetic tooth is then placed securely onto this implant.

Apurva Thakur

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