Teeth whitening is a popular treatment. Before choosing to whiten your teeth it is important for your dentist to determine if your teeth are suitable. Teeth whitening is not recommended for everyone because of various issues relating to gum and tooth sensitivity, the natural colour of a person’s teeth and the presence of fillings, crowns and veneers. If suitable, your dentist will make you a custom designed bleaching tray to use with our professional bleaching product.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted with tooth-colored materials that cover the front of teeth. Veneers can improve the appearance of teeth by changing their shape and colour, masking stains and replacing fractured pieces of teeth. They can also artificially make teeth appear straighter. Veneers can be placed using composite resin or porcelain and it is best to discuss with your dentist which is best suited for your situation.
Orthodontic dentistry is the treatment of ‘malocclusion’, which literally means a bad bite. Our dentists would be happy to organise your referral to an orthodontist if this is required.
Orthodontists realign teeth and jaws and traditionally use corrective appliances like braces, plates and other dental equipment. More aesthetic options to straighten teeth include ceramic and polycarbonate brackets (braces) which blend in with the colour of the teeth, lingual brackets and Invisalign.