Orthodontics in Bournemouth – It’s Not Just About Straight Teeth!

Besides choosing the type of braces you’d prefer to wear, finding the right orthodontist is one of the most important parts of the process. The person you choose to consult about orthodontics in Bournemouth, not only has to understand what you’d like to achieve from your treatment, but also how much you’re prepared and able to pay, and what concerns you may have about wearing braces in general. Most dental clinics offer a free initial consultation, so make the most of this and visit two or three until you find the one that you feel most comfortable with. Remember to take a list of questions with you, so that you don’t forget anything.

How to make your choice

orthodontics in BournemouthPersonal recommendations are always best so ask around amongst family and friends to see if they have any suggestions. Remember, a qualified orthodontist will have undergone additional training to dental school and will be fully trained in fitting braces as well as dealing with more advanced treatments. So be sure to find out what qualifications they hold.

Brand names

Another thing to be wary of is orthodontists who only offer certain braces such as invisalign or Damon. This is perfectly alright if that’s the type of braces that you’re after but don’t feel pressured into accepting a system if it doesn’t quite meet your needs. This is why it pays to visit several orthodontists in your area and find one that’s the best fit for you.


Whether you’re considering invisible braces in Bournemouth or going down the more traditional route of metal braces, you’ll still need to attend regular visits to your dental clinic, so location is of importance. It can be very frustrating if your orthodontist is the other side of town and you’ve got to get through heavy traffic in the middle of your lunch break, for example.


You may feel a little uncomfortable discussing money at your first consultation, but there can be significant differences between clinics for the same treatment. Make sure you get a price for the entire treatment from start to finish so that you can compare notes later. Many clinics offer payment options, so again find out what’s available.

Previous work

Finally, most orthodontists should be able to show you pictures of ‘before and after’ for patients that they’ve treated. This is a good indication of their expertise and you can ask whether you’re able to speak to any of the patients to find out first hand how they felt about their treatment and the results.

Armed with all of this information you should be able to make a decision to help you go ahead with tooth straightening. In Bournemouth there are plenty of clinics to choose from and if having whittled it down to one or two and not much to choose between them, then we’d say go with your gut instinct. Here at Queens Park Dental we have a small, friendly and skilled team and we make it our business to forge a relationship with each and every patient. We also welcome dental emergencies, why not contact us for a free consultation by dialling 01202 303322 or via our website at www.queensparkdental.co.uk.

Instant Orthodontics With Porcelain Veneers

If you mention the word orthodontics to most people then there’s a strong chance that they’ll be thinking of traditional metal braces that many children and some adults wear. If they have some familiarity with more modern dental orthodontics then they might even consider invisible braces or In-Line In Bournemouth however, here at Queens Park Dental we can also fit people with a speedier alternative and that’s porcelain veneers.

porcelain veneersObviously for those with more serious teeth problems your dentist will advise you of how they can correct crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth using more conventional orthodontic methods, but for those with milder orthodontic issues then veneers can be the perfect solution for restoring both the health and beauty of a patient’s smile.

So how do we do this?

Usually porcelain veneers are placed on the front surfaces of teeth in order to provide a better all-round cosmetic look, concealing chips, cracks, and flaws, but they can also be used in mild cases where patients for whatever reason don’t want to undergo long periods of corrective treatment. Because porcelain veneers are customised to suit each patient’s specific requirements they   complement surrounding natural teeth, not only in terms of texture and colour but also in shape and size. This means that porcelain veneers have the ability to…

  • Lengthen teeth that are too short
  • Close any unsightly or unwanted gaps between teeth
  • Straighten teeth that are slightly crooked
  • Improve the contours of misshapen teeth
  • Add strength to teeth that are weakened or cracked
  • Widen teeth that are too narrow

When one or more of these tasks are accomplished veneers have the ability to improve bite and create a great looking, uniform smile just like invisible braces in Bournemouth would, but in a fraction of the time. Aside from this, porcelain veneers are strong and durable and can last up to 10 years. They’re also easy to replace should the need arise.

If you have a mild orthodontic problem but don’t fancy going through the process of traditional orthodontics in Bournemouth then don’t be surprised if your dentist suggests porcelain veneers as an instant alternative. To find out more, why not contact Queens Park Dental and book yourself a no-obligation consultation with Hannah. Here we’ll discuss your dental needs in a friendly, professional way and come up with a solution to suit you To make an appointment either visit our website at www.queensparkdental.co.uk or contact us directly on 01202 303 322, especially in a dental emergency. Don’t let crooked teeth spoil your beautiful smile.