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Cosmetic Braces to Close a Gap in the Front Teeth: Case Study

Lesley attended Appletree Dental Care asking for porcelain veneers to eliminate a space at the front of her mouth, known as a diastema.

Gap In Teeth
The gap between her teeth

The consultation was not what she expected however, as Dr Murphy presented her with all of the options.

Gap In Teeth2
The gap between her teeth from below

When she was advised that the space could easily be eliminated with clear ceramic braces and tooth coloured wires, within a six month period, Lesley declined the irreversible adjustments that would have been required to correct the space with porcelain veneers.

The fact that six teeth would have been involved – it wouldn’t be ideal to have two front teeth which were much wider – really swayed the final decision.

Lesley’s braces were similar to Six Month Smiles but it actually only took four months to eliminate the space!

After Cosmetic Braces
After cosmetic braces

A course of tooth whitening was provided at the end but due to sensitivity, Lesley was advised to go sparingly with the whitening after a few days, although the enamel was certainly a little bit brighter.

After cosmetic braces from below
After cosmetic braces from below

The chipped edges on front teeth were polished slightly and Lesley was pleased with the treatment outcomes.

Dr Murphy was happy that no enamel had been removed as part of the process.

“It’s nice to get the result without adjusting teeth – more natural in Lesley’s case.”

Treatment costs were lower than six porcelain veneers (6x£350=£2100) and tooth whitening (£310). Her cosmetic braces including tooth whitening and retainers: upper jaw only=£2000.

Brendan Murphy

A highly-respected cosmetic dentist in Glasgow, Dr Brendan Murphy is a graduate of dentistry from Glasgow University, he has worked with dental patients in the city for more than 20 years. He has a particular interest in dental implantology as well as considerable experience in many kinds of cosmetic dentistry. However, regardless of the treatment services required, Dr Murphy is, first and foremost, motivated to deliver the results his patients want and need.