As a nation, we are beginning to reflect on our dental health more as the recent sugar-free food trend has gained momentum. Despite this, it was reported earlier this year that a child has a decayed tooth removed every ten minutes by the NHS while dentists have recorded high numbers of under 18s having multiple teeth removed. Clearly, there is still work to be done to encourage children to take care of their teeth. ..Show full article
For years American smiles have been hailed as the gold standard. But we at Metamorphosis Orthodontics are currently pioneering the Atlantic Smile. It’s a rebellion against the flashy, L.A. ‘piano key’ teeth, which are usually achieved by placing veneers (the quick fix smile) on crooked teeth. Gone are the days of filing down healthy teeth to cover them with porcelain veneers which can be used to fill small gaps, even out more pointed teeth and give symmetry to the smile. And of course, once enamel has been cut, it cannot grow back. In the majority of cases the finished result of veneers is an identikit ‘Stepford Wife’ smile that may not suit the individual’s face shape.
Our solution to this problem is the ‘Atlantic Smile’. Not Hollywood flashy nor old-school crooked British teeth that have been the laughing stock of our American cousins for decades. The Atlantic Smile is for people wishing to opt for a more natural looking smile.