Veneers, Whitening or Aligners – Achieving Your Perfect Smile

40% of Brits are unhappy with their smile.

So many of us are unhappy with our appearance. We will change our hairstyle, have a wardrobe overhaul, try crash diets and crazy diet pills to try and make a change. When it comes to our smiles, two fifths of us aren’t happy.

Why are we opting for cosmetic treatment?

It could be the colour, the alignment or overall look of our smiles – everyone is different. We all have different ideas of the perfect smile. Some think  a Hollywood smile is the way to go. Others prefer a more natural look. Today on the Defacto Dentists blog, we’re looking at a variety of cosmetic procedures that can transform smiles.

Teeth Whitening.

Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the UK. With the rise of shows such as TOWIE, Geordie Shore and Love Island, the demand for teeth whitening has risen ten fold. The majority of dentists now offer teeth whitening in their practices. Getting teeth whitening done by a professional dentist is not only more effective than home whitening kits, but much safer too. Dentists are the only people who are legally allowed to perform teeth whitening. Teeth whitening at beauty salons is illegal and should be avoided.

You can read other Teeth Whitening blogs from Defacto Dentists here!


Teeth Straightening.

Many of us have braces during our teenage years, but adult braces are proving more and more popular. Braces have come a long way and we no longer need to have those metal train tracks we once dreaded. There are many invisible aligner systems out there that are effective, removable, comfortable and virtually invisible. Invisalign is the world leader in invisible, removable braces. They design braces that move with you. Whether your entire smile is crooked, or you only have a few teeth that need aligning, there are many options for you out there.




These thin teeth covers are attached to the front surface of your existing teeth. They are becoming increasingly popular in the UK thanks to their affordability.

Both composite and porcelain veneers are available, each having its own advantages and disadvantages. Veneers are usually easy to fit – it is a quick and painless process. natural-looking and durable veneers are made from porcelain, but composite materials are more economical. They can be applied in cases where the aim is to improve the appearance of teeth rather than to repair damage from decay or trauma. Usually veneers, will last anywhere from 5-20 years.

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Find a dentist near you!

No matter what type of cosmetic treatment you’re looking for, we can help you find a dentist near you that is offering it. Simply head to our website Then, search your location and narrow your search from the checklist on the left. Browse the practices and read reviews from other patients. Then, pick the practice that most suits you. The smile you want is closer than you think with Defacto Dentists.