Cosmetic dentistry vs orthodontics


There is a range of issues that can affect the appearance of your teeth. As such, it’s easy to assume that cosmetic dentistry is the appropriate choice for all range of issues that impact the aesthetic appeal of your mouth. However, for certain issues, cosmetic dentistry may not be enough. You might need an orthodontist in Guildford, instead. Here, we’re going to look at the key difference between orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry and when you should go with which service.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

At Woodbridge Dental, we provide a range of services that fall under the hood of cosmetic dentistry. For instance, with cosmetic dentistry, we can apply dental veneers, which are thin porcelain shells that fit over your teeth. As such, they can help with such issues as minor misalignment and can fix the shape, size, and colour of your teeth with perfect, natural fit. As such, if you have a tooth that is chipped, cracked, or stained, a veneer is a permanent solution that covers it with a natural, gorgeous looking artificial tooth without having to remove the existing tooth. Other cosmetic services include our teeth whitening, which can reverse discolouration over time, and some treatments that address both restorative and cosmetic needs, such as implants that can replace missing teeth.

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics may be seen by many as a cosmetic treatment, largely because a lot of people consider tooth misalignment or crookedness to be an aesthetic concern first and foremost. However, there are plenty of other benefits that they can help with, as we will explore in more detail a little later. Orthodontics is the treatment of straightening your teeth to help perfect your smile. It’s not a quick fix and often takes repeat treatments. However, it doesn’t only apply to metal braces that have to be fixed onto the teeth. At Woodbridge Dental, your orthodontist in Guildford, we offer invisible braces that can be removed when brushing, eating, and sleeping. They offer a more discrete and efficient way to end up with a gorgeous, straight smile.

Orthodontics: more than aesthetic

Our orthodontics treatments such as clear braces can help you maintain a beautiful, straight smile and fix a wide range of alignment issues. However, orthodontics is not purely cosmetic. It also comes with some important dental health benefits. For instance, it can improve both your ability to chew food and your speaking clarity. The shape of your mouth and teeth plays a big role in how you sound and pronounce words. It also makes teeth easier to care for through brushing and flossing and reduces the risk of injuries, cavities, grinding, and chipping of teeth.

Your orthodontist in Guildford

If you’re looking for the best orthodontics or cosmetic dentistry, we recommend checking the dentist in Guildford reviews before getting in touch with us. Woodbridge Dental is regularly recommended as providing amongst the best orthodontics in the area and we will do what we can to help you meet all your needs.

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Woodbridge Hill Dental Practice is a high-end Private/NHS dentist in Guildford , Surrey. We are renowned for our experience and expertise in Restorative Dentistry, Dental Implants and CBCT scanning, Oral Surgery, Cosmetic dentistry (Crowns & Veneers) and inter-disciplinary treatments such as Periodontal (treatment of gum disease) and routine Endodontics (root canal treatment). Our team of certified dental practitioners, specialist dentists, hygienists an and caring staff give our patients access to superb dental care in Guildford and surrounding areas.

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