Both cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics seem like they are only available to make the appearance of a smile more attractive. Most people associate braces with improving teeth and therefore thing it’s the same as a cosmetic dentistry treatment.
An orthodontist’s work can improve the look of a patient’s smile however their methods also make sure that the patient’s jaw and mouth are functioning correctly. Wearing a specially fitted brace can be used to correct the positioning of the jaw and teeth. Some patient’s cannot close their mouth completely; orthodontic treatment can treat this condition.
The main focus for an orthodontist it to ensure that a patient’s mouth works as it should be and that they do not suffer from any pain whilst eating or speaking. Any patient’s mouths that are not completely straight are realigned.
Improving the smile of patient’s teeth can be the byproduct of orthodontic treatment however it’s not their main focus unlike a cosmetic oxford dentist whose main purpose is to improve a patient’s smile.
Oxford dentists working in a private dentistry can perform many treatments to improve a patient’s smile depending on the condition of their teeth. if a patient has a healthy set of straight teeth that are slightly yellow the dentist can use a teeth whitening oxford treatment to improve their smile. if a patient has missing teeth they can add in porcelain veneers or dental implants.
With the advances in scientific and medical technology there is now a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry oxford treatments that can treat lots of different teeth conditions. Cosmetic dentists can totally transform a patient’s smile and boost their confidence.
Now you know the difference between orthodontic and cosmetic dental treatments you can decide which treatment is right for you based on your condition and what kind of treatment you would like.
If you are after more information and advice on Cosmetic Dentistry Oxford procedures then visit our Oxford dentistry and see an Oxford Dentist for a consultation. We’ll look at the state of your teeth and recommend a treatment that will serve you best.