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2 Most Common Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Advancements in cosmetic dentistry mean that we can now get the smiles we’ve always wanted much more conveniently and affordably than ever before. The British Association of Cosmetic Dentistry has estimated that the number of people seeking such treatments is growing by 40% each year, and market research company Mintel have reported that a quarter of Brits have undergone some form of cosmetic dentistry. Investing in your teeth can transform the way you look and boost your confidence in everyday life. From teeth straightening to individually shaping the perfect teeth, cosmetic dental treatments can offer you natural-looking and long-lasting results.

Here we have listed 3 of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments, to give you an idea of what’s involved and what results you can expect. If you would like further information you can always contact our practice here.

Tooth whitening

According to research from the Oral Health Foundation, the smile is the second most important attractive feature for men and women. A bright and healthy-looking smile can help to give off a good first impression when it comes to meeting new people, and tooth whitening is an affordable and effective way of achieving this.

What is tooth whitening?

Professional tooth whitening works to remove the blemishes and staining from the teeth built up with age or through things such as smoking, or drinking red wine, tea and coffee. You can opt for in-surgery whitening carried out by your dentist, or at-home whitening, which is a whitening kit that your dentist can provide you with.

These treatments can be tailored to your needs, depending on how subtle or noticeable you want to go. Teeth whitening can allow you to achieve a smile up to several shades lighter, although you’ll need to consult with your dentist to find out whether you’re a suitable candidate for the treatment.

What’s involved?

Teeth whitening applies a hydrogen peroxide solution to the tooth surfaces to penetrate the enamel and lift stains. An in-surgery tooth whitening treatment will activate a concentrated peroxide gel with a laser, for immediate results. We use Zoom teeth whitening products to safely achieve up to 7 shades lighter in just one session.


Advances in orthodontics have enabled fast and extremely effective teeth straightening techniques, which can even be carried out in weeks or months instead of years. Fastbraces are a safe and affordable solution to straightening the smile in much less time than traditional braces.

What are Fastbraces?

Fastbraces works much like traditional braces, however they’re more efficient in that they use triangular brackets and a single, more flexible wire. Because of this the device moves the crown and the root of the tooth at the same time, with much less force, allowing for a safer, much quicker treatment.

What’s involved?

Fitting the brace will take around an hour, and won’t be painful. Once the brace has been fitted, the teeth will begin to move to their desired position straight away. Maintenance appointments during the treatment will take about 30 minutes. Fastbraces are suitable for both adults and children, and can take just weeks to achieve a straighter smile.

If you’d like to talk to a professional about the suitable cosmetic dental treatments available to you, you can call us at Brunswick Square Dental on 01273 736448 or email info@hovedental.co.uk to book a consultation.

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