Lesley attended Appletree Dental Care asking for porcelain veneers to eliminate a space at the front of her mouth, known as a diastema.
The consultation was not what she expected however, as Dr Murphy presented her with all of the options.
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!
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.
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.