Want to get straighter teeth as an adult? 5 advantages of wearing clear braces with Parbold Dental

Are you an adult who wishes they had undertaken those braces as a child? Do your misaligned teeth make you feel self-conscious about smiling or taking photos?


You are not alone!

There is an idea, in relation to realigning teeth, that all orthodontic treatment must be completed when you are a child. While there are many benefits to having braces fitted at a young age due to mobility of the teeth, thanks to modern advances in dentistry, this is no longer a rule set in stone.

At Parbold Dental Practice, our dentists can offer adult patients a range of orthodontic treatments to help you get that straighter smile you have always wanted. Everything from traditional aligners to clear braces in Ormskirk, whatever you need from your realignment, we have a brace to deliver it!

But what are some of the benefits of the more popular clear braces in Ormskirk? Read on to find out!


This benefit is in the name of the braces!

Our clear braces in Ormskirk are, well, clear, offering any wearer a more discreet alternative to traditional metal aligners.

More suitable for adults and teenagers, these aligners fit snugly over the teeth and with no visible metal components, they are invisible to the naked eye.

Lifestyle friendly

Another advantage of these braces? They are suited to almost every lifestyle!

As most of our invisible braces are removable, you will be able to take them out when you are eating, drinking or brushing your teeth, you can even remove them before playing sports if you wish!

While our dental team will provide you with a time frame within which to wear them each day, as long as this is adhered to, you will still reap the benefits of these braces, while having the option to remove them too! Also, while you will be required to attend check-ups with our team to monitor the progress of your realignment, these appointments will not be inconvenient for work or other commitments. A check-up once every six weeks is standard and at Parbold Dental, our appointment times include weekends and evenings. Now that’s convenient!

Accelerated treatment time

Many adults are wary of adult orthodontic treatments due to concerns over the treatment time involved.

However, unlike traditional braces, invisible aligners offer patients accelerated treatment. On average, many of those who undertake invisible braces have their new smile completed in around 6 months, which, compared to the 24 months of traditional braces, is a very small time frame.


Nobody wants to undertake a treatment that is uncomfortable.

While there may be some adjustment time related to the invisible brace in your mouth, these aligners are comfortable to wear. With no protruding metal and fitted to your unique mouth shape, they will fit like a glove!

Better dental hygiene

Removable braces are better for both your lifestyle and maintaining your oral health.

As there are no fitted metal attachments for plaque and bacteria to cling to, your teeth and gums will remain healthy throughout the treatment.

Are you looking to upgrade from metal to white fillings?

Whilst traditional fillings are a cost effective way of repairing any damaged teeth that you have, they can be somewhat unsightly. Seeing a flash of metal every time you smile at yourself in the mirror can make you feel insecure about others being able to notice your fillings when you are speaking to them. Thankfully there is an alternative treatment that blends in with your original teeth and keeps you feeling confident. The material that is used to create these fillings is designed to feel and look exactly like the surface of your normal teeth. You should not experience any discomfort from your fillings.


Upgrading from metal to white fillings in Ormskirk is simple and straightforward. The first step is to book a consultation appointment with one of our professionals, either online or over the phone. When you attend this appointment they will be able to examine your current fillings and overall health of your mouth before making a treatment plan for you.

A whiter smile could boost your self-esteem

Metallic coloured fillings can stand out considerably, especially if they are required for your front teeth. It is common for people to upgrade from metal to white fillings in Ormskirk when they have fillings in their front teeth as it can make them feel self-conscious. Sometimes people will suffer for years with their fillings and not feel able to smile confidently in photographs with friends and family, and this can affect their social life too.

These advanced fillings are ceramic and blend in completely with your other teeth, meaning that once you have them nobody will even notice that you have had treatment. You can enjoy joining in with group photos once again and chat happily to people without worrying about them noticing your teeth. This will boost your esteem and your general happiness along with it, as being able to smile with confidence is important.

Will they last as long as traditional ones?

When people first started upgrading from metal to white fillings in Ormskirk it was generally assumed that they were less hardy than the traditional ones and would need replacing more frequently. However, as dentistry has advanced so have the materials used to create such repairs, and it is now said that the newer white option is capable of lasting for just as long as the metallic options.

You can opt for this treatment from the offset

If you do not already have any fillings but your dental practitioner has informed you that you now require one, then you can opt for white fillings straight away. Just let your dental practitioner know that you would rather avoid the metallic option and they will be able to discuss your choice with you in detail.    

What if a filling falls out?

If you have a filling that feels loose or has fallen out it is important to see your dental practitioner as soon as possible to prevent any further damage from being done to your already damaged tooth. If you experience pain when eating it is also an idea to see your practitioner as your filling may not be carrying out its job properly.

Tooth whitening in Ormskirk: getting ready for the festive season

The festive season is literally just around the corner and we’re all excited to kick-back, relax and enjoy the festivities. Why not gift yourself a little earlier, or gift one of your friends or family members, by getting them (or yourself) tooth whitening in Ormskirk? This means that you’ll be ready for the numerous Christmas photos, work and family functions.

tooth-whitening-ormskirkWhy should I consider tooth whitening in Ormskirk?

There are many foods, drinks and even certain kinds of medication that can stain your pearly whites. Red wine, smoking, coffee, or tea, for example, can stain your teeth over a period of time. Tooth whitening helps you regain your confidence by brightening your chompers and minimising the effects of staining. Let this festive season be the year that you finally enjoy the annual Christmas party at work, without worrying about what your grin will look like in photos.

What can I expect when I get my teeth whitened?

The first thing you can expect at our Parbold Dental practice is to be met by friendly and professional staff. Our team will run you through what you can expect during your consultation. This is the perfect time to talk to our team and have them answer any questions or concerns you may have.

During your consultation, we’ll run you through the two types of teeth whitening options we offer in Ormskirk: power whitening and home whitening.

What’s the difference between power whitening and home whitening?

When you decide to have power whitening done at our practice, we’ll schedule you to come in and the procedure will be done at our practice by one of our team. You can expect to have a barrier that is used to protect your gums and lips. A gel will then be applied to your teeth which becomes activated only when a special lamp is put directly over the teeth. As you wait in the dentist’s chair for around an hour, you can relax knowing that your teeth are being bleached and getting ready for the Christmas season.

If you prefer to brighten your teeth from the comforts of your own home, then the home whitening option is best for you. A light plastic tray that is unique for your mouth and dental structure will be created for you. You’ll be fitted for it and can be certain that it will fit snugly around your teeth. As you put the whitening gel into the plastic trays each night, or at certain times of the day, you’ll leave the tray on and allow the gel to work on your teeth. In about two weeks, you should see results from your home kit.

Start the festive prep now

Get ahead of the festive prep and start ticking things off of your to-do list. By brightening your teeth in advance, it’s one less thing to worry about and you’ll feel more confident and relaxed going into Christmas and the New Year.

If you’d like to see the results of our work, have a look at our Smile Gallery for pictures and reviews from past patients. We look forward to hearing from you!

What is teeth whitening and why may I choose to undergo teeth whitening in Ormskirk?

Teeth whitening in Ormskirk is essentially a chemical formula that alters the shade of the teeth. There are a variety of types of teeth whitening, and at home tooth whitening has risen dramatically in recent years. At home whitening can be supplied by us, here at Parbold Dental Practice, and sometimes works by using an activated LED light, as well as impressions/ plastic retainers.

Teeth Whitening in OrmskirkTooth whitening may be suitable for patients who suffer from either extrinsic or intrinsic staining and discolouration of the teeth. Tooth whitening with us, may take one to three treatments, and the amount of shades will vary between each individual patient, and their initial tooth shade.

Lifestyle factors can increase the chances of tooth staining dramatically. Smoking can cause staining as well as other dental health concerns (such as oral cancer). Drinking highly pigmented liquids such as red wine can also cause discolouration. Highly pigmented food such as curry, and other varieties of food can also cause discolouration of the teeth. Typically, there are two main types of tooth whitening, vital and non vital tooth whitening. Vital whitening is typically used on teeth that have live nerves. Vital whitening is undergone using a gel that is directly applied to the surface of the teeth. The way in which this form of tooth whitening works is the chemical within the gel, which is typically one form of hydrogen peroxide.

What is non-vital tooth whitening?

Non vital tooth whitening is an alternative form of tooth whitening that is used to whiten the tooth from the inside, to improve the aesthetic appearance of the outside of the tooth. This form of tooth whitening is used to treat teeth that have undergone root canal treatment. This form of whitening works by placing a whitening agent inside the tooth and a temporary filling is then placed over it. The frequency of this particular treatment can vary greatly, depending on the patient’s desired tooth shade.

What tooth whitening services/treatments do you offer at your dental surgery in Ormskirk?

At our practice we offer two forms of teeth whitening, one of which is commonly known and referred to as ‘power whitening’. Power whitening is not carried out at your home, and is done instead in the comfort of a dental chair, using a gel, which is directly adhered to the front surface of the teeth. The bleach is activated using a lamp, and a protective barrier is placed to protect the gums and lips.

How long does the ‘power’ teeth whitening treatment in Ormskirk process take?

This treatment can see immediate effects, and within just sixty minutes, your teeth can be visibly several shades whiter.

We also offer at home whitening treatments, which are ideal for our patients who have hectic lifestyles. Plastic impressions are made, and a gel is applied within the retainer like mechanism. Results are seen within a few weeks.

What if I feel nervous about visiting the dentist?

Dental anxiety can occur for a variety of reasons, one of which being an irrational phobia, maybe due to a negative childhood experience. If you experience anxiety surrounding dental environments, then you can be assured we aim to put our patients at ease within our surgery.

Should I invest in facial aesthetics in Ormskirk?

As the body’s largest organ our skin health is important, as it performs many essential functions for the body, including preventing pathogens and bacteria from entering the body. We also want to make sure that our skin remains as youthful as possible. Factors such as genetics, skin exposure, diet and our general lifestyle can all contribute to the appearance of our skin. Luckily, there are anti-ageing treatments which can aid in ensuring our skin remains youthful for as long as possible. So if you are based in Ormskirk and considering facial aesthetics treatment, why not book an appointment at Parbold Dental to find out more about our available treatments.

Facial Aesthetics in OrmskirkWhat do we offer?

If you are researching facial aesthetics in Ormskirk, we offer both Botox treatments and dermal fillers to treat lines and wrinkles in the face and neck. These available treatments help to smooth out, define and replace volume in targeted areas such as the forehead, eyes and neck.

Is Botox safe?

A popular procedure in facial aesthetics in Ormskirk, Botox is a drug used primarily to remove wrinkles from the face. Prepared from botulinum toxin, our dental professionals are specifically trained and have experience to administer Botox as part of our dental treatments. Although botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein made by a bacteria which causes food poisoning, when used in small doses, Botox is able to be used as a proven cosmetic treatment.

At Parbold Dental, Botox has been used to correct facial imperfections such as lip lines, inverted smiles or a ‘gummy’ smile, also known as excessive gingival display, when an excessive amount of gum tissue shows above the top teeth when you smile. This procedure can also be used to treat teeth clenching or grinding which is also known as bruxism. Dental Botox can improve the symptoms of  bruxism, as it reduces the contractions of the mouth muscles which are involved in grinding and clenching your teeth.

Is Botox suitable for me?

Our experienced dentists are suited to provide our Botox treatments as they have a broad understanding of the facial anatomy and are trained to manage facial aesthetics in Ormskirk and provide the best advice to patients regarding our procedures.

Once you have had a consultation with one of our dentists and are happy to proceed with the procedure an appointment will be booked.

At the appointment, the dentist will ensure your face is clean before carefully injecting Botox directly into your skin. Once injected into the specific muscle, the botulinum toxin blocks the facial nerves temporarily which tells the muscle to contract. This paralyses the muscle which results in the reduction of wrinkles and lines in the face or neck, leaving your skin looking smoother. This procedure can be carried out within 15 minutes and requires no anaesthetic.

The results of dental Botox will not be seen straight away. Usually the treatment takes about two to three days to start showing and about two to three weeks to see the full effect. The treatment is not permanent, it usually lasts for about three to four months.

Risks of Botox

If administered safely and correctly, the risks of Botox injections are considered to be low. In some cases, after administering Botox, the patient may experience flu-like symptoms or a headache for the first few days or bruising or swelling where the needle entered the skin. In some cases, patients may also experience a ‘frozen’ look, where they are not able to move their face as much as they used to, where the Botox was injected.

Is teeth whitening for me?

A town that boasts beautiful views and stunning wedding venues; Ormskirk is a town rich in history. Known for its market which has been in establishment since 1286, the market now attracts hundreds of people looking for a bargain. Buzzing with food and flower shops , you can be sure that your visit to Ormskirk will be an eventful trip.

Teeth Whitening in OrmskirkIn recent times, the town also offers a wide mix of street and independent retailers as well as services to suit your every need. So if you’re based in the area of Ormskirk and are in need of dental treatment you can be sure to receive a warm and friendly welcome at our practice, Parbold Dental.

Who are we?

Here at Parbold Dental, we focus on providing our new and regular patients with treatments to suit your every dental need. Passionate about the oral health of our patients we provide complete dental services such as general dentistry and smile makeovers. Our team are dedicated in ensuring that your experience with us is pleasant and satisfying which will have you leaving our practice with a smile you can be proud of. As well as our general dental care, we also specialise in cosmetic treatments such as porcelain veneers, white fillings and our teeth whitening treatment. So if you are interested in any of our cosmetic treatments, why not book a consultation with us.

Teeth whitening in Ormskirk

A popular treatment, teeth whitening is available for our patients who may be dealing with insecurities about the colour of their teeth. Over the years, your teeth can become stained by the food and drink you consume as well as certain medications. This is why our treatment is a good solution as the procedure lightens up your teeth using a bleaching agent. This is a safe procedure carried out by one of our dental professionals which leaves your teeth a few shades brighter after treatment.

What we offer

We offer two types of teeth whitening; power whitening and home whitening.

If you decide to come in for our power whitening treatment, our dental professional will first place a protective barrier over your lips and gums and apply a gel to your teeth. A lamp is then positioned over your teeth which activates the bleaching process. The procedure lasts about an hour and your teeth are left brighter than before. This is a popular treatment for our patients who have an important event coming up such as a wedding.

If however you are not able to come into our practice for the power treatment, we also offer our home whitening kit, where a custom made plastic tray is moulded to fit comfortably over your teeth. We provide a teeth whitening gel that you are required to place inside the tray and wear for a few hours a day or at night. We advise that results are usually seen after two weeks of wearing the tray and whitening gel.

Making the most of it

Our treatments are can last to up to three years, but this does vary for our patients. By avoiding food and drink products that are likely to stain your teeth, you can be certain that you get the most out of your treatment.

Want to add some sparkle to your smile? What you need to know about smile makeovers in Ormskirk

Look through any magazine, newspaper or other media outlet and you will see nothing but perfectly straight, gleaming white ‘Hollywood’ smiles.

Smile Makeovers in OrmskirkEven if you have never thought about having cosmetic work done on your teeth, a quick glance through a magazine can often change your mind. After all, you want to feel confident about your smile and with cosmetic dentistry costs becoming more affordable, why wouldn’t you want to rejuvenate your smile?

Luckily, with demand comes expertise; many dental surgeries across the UK now contain staff that are qualified in both general and cosmetic dentistry. This has resulted in making access to cosmetic work easier. If, however, you want a bit more than tooth whitening and want to really boost your confidence, you may be suitable for a smile makeover in Ormskirk.

What is a smile or dental makeover?

A smile makeover in Ormskirk involves one or more cosmetic dental procedures to improve the overall appearance of your smile.

Treatments used during these smile makeovers in Ormskirk will vary from person to person based on how you want your smile to look when your treatment is completed. If you want the full Hollywood smile, great! Do you just want to fill some gaps in between your teeth to create a more symmetrical smile? We can do that too!! The level of cosmetic work is entirely up to you.

Can a dental makeover really improve my confidence?

In a word, yes.

If you have crooked teeth, your dentist may advise that you to undertake treatment with Invisalign braces. Alternatively, you may want porcelain veneers for a faster solution, that can give your teeth a more symmetrical appearance. Porcelain veneers can also be used to repair chipped or broken teeth, depending on the extent of the damage.

Dental implants are a common feature of smile makeovers and offer the perfect solution to missing teeth. If you have multiple missing teeth, you may be more suited to a dental implant that involves a bridge or dentures being secured to your jaw, as opposed to individual teeth.

Are your teeth very stained? Many people in today’s society are concerned about the colour of their teeth. A dental makeover can also involve whitening techniques both in and out of the dental chair, to leave you with teeth that are up to 8 shades lighter!

Is a dental makeover expensive?

Your dental makeover cost will probably differ from someone else’s, as it is your dental makeover. The cosmetic work used is personalised to you and therefore the cost is as well.

At Parbold Dental, we don’t want you to worry about the costs of cosmetic treatments and we offer a range of dental payment plans to help you spread the cost over several months. That way, you can enjoy your gorgeous smile and your newfound confidence without breaking the bank!

Want to find out more about dental makeovers?

Contact us today at Parbold Dental and we will arrange your initial consultation.

Should I get A Smile Makeover in Ormskirk?’

Many people are unhappy with the appearance of their smile in photographs and in day to day life. Considering how often people smile in social interactions, this means that many people are left feeling under confident due to the appearance of their teeth.

Smile Makeover in OrmskirkIf you happen to be a person who ducks out of photos and avoids smiling in public, our staff at Parbold Dental Practice can help you. With cosmetic dentistry becoming more mainstream and affordable, many people are opting to improve the appearance of their teeth to boost their confidence.

Though cosmetic dentistry may seem technical or intimidating, the procedures we use are straightforward; with the latest tools and techniques being used in our surgery, getting a smile makeover in Ormskirk has never been simpler.

What Are The Treatments Available?

A dental makeover typically involves one or more cosmetic procedures to improve the overall appearance of your smile. Options vary from person to person and are based on what you want to achieve from your treatment. Whether you want the full Hollywood smile with pearly white veneers, or just want to straighten some crooked teeth, we can help you.

How We Can Enhance Your Smile

Missing teeth are functionally damaging and could cause a lack of self-confidence. During a makeover, these gaps are often filled using restorative techniques, such as dental implants, bridges or dentures.

Chipped or broken teeth treatments vary, depending on the extent of the damage, the options available are typically using cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns.

Gaps between teeth can often give your smile an uneven look. These can be closed instantly with porcelain veneers. Or, if you wish, you can choose to use an invisible brace set, such as Invisalign, to close the gaps more naturally.

Stained or discoloured teeth are a very common reason to get a smile makeover. If you want to brighten your smile, we can offer you either the power whitening option, which would be done at the practice or the home whitening option, where we provide you with a lightweight plastic tray that fits over your teeth.

Inlays and on lays are tooth coloured fillings used to restore any teeth that have been damaged by cavities or to improve your overall bite.

Patient Focused

We want you to feel confident when you begin your smile makeover in Ormskirk with us; our team are dedicated to helping you understand any cosmetic procedure you wish to undertake and will discuss any concerns you may have throughout your treatment process.

We aim to give you the most professional and informed experience possible, so we intend to make sure everything about your procedure is clear, including the overall costs, how long your makeover will take and what maintenance needs you will need to take care of afterwards

If you have any questions about how we can help you gain your perfect smile, then contact us now.

Feeling every little change in temperature?

Remember life before sensitive teeth, when you could enjoy sipping on an ice-cold soda on a hot day or a hot latte on a cold one? Now cold winds in Ormskirk that you used to ignore, go right through your teeth when you step out from your front door. What can be causing your sensitive teeth and is there anything that can be done to alleviate the problem? Here at Parbold Dental, we reckon we can help find the cause and the solution.

Sensitive Teeth in OrmskirkTeeth whitening

Teeth can be sensitive for a while after being whitened. If yours are sensitive from whitening, pop in to see us and get something to help re-mineralise the enamel.

Over-zealous toothbrushing

It’s easy to overdo the toothbrushing. If you’ve been using a hard-bristled brush or brushing straight after a meal or hot drink, you may have inadvertently been brushing away precious tooth enamel. When enamel is thin, your nerves are nearer to the surface and more likely to register temperature changes.


Consuming a lot of sugary foods and drinks can create more acidic conditions in your mouth. Acids will eat away at your tooth enamel, bringing your nerve endings nearer to the surface.

Receding gums

As we age, our gums often recede, exposing the roots of the teeth under them. Tooth roots have no enamel on them and when the gums recede, the nerves in the roots are exposed directly to hot and cold.

Split and cracks

If your tooth has split or cracked, the nerve may be exposed. The solution may be to put a crown over the tooth to protect the tooth and extend its life.

Night-time grinding

Many people don’t realise that they grind their teeth when they are asleep. Grinding takes the enamel off the chewing surfaces.

Come and see us

Now that you know all the possible causes of your sensitive teeth, the next step is to book an appointment with us at Parbold Dental in Ormskirk. An examination will allow us to find out what’s going on and put solutions in place so that your life is no longer a swing between hot and cold.

The durable, robust quick fix for imperfect teeth

If you are looking for a reliable, easy way to enhance your smile, porcelain veneers could be the answer. At Parbold Dental Practice, we use veneers to deal with a range of imperfections because they are not very invasive and are a quick solution that will see your teeth through at least the next decade.

Veneers are tiny sheaths of porcelain that go over the front of your teeth. We custom-make for each tooth, making sure that they blend in with the rest of your teeth.

Porcelain Veneers in OrmskirkVeneers are a very useful way to cover over various different imperfections, including cracks, chips, worn edges, stains that whitening can’t shift, and to hide gaps between teeth and receding gums.

There is no limit to the number of teeth you can have veneered, but most people choose the ones that are most on show at the front of the mouth.

How the process works

You first come to Parbold Dental Practice in Ormskirk for a consultation with our dentists. We will look at your teeth to make sure that veneers are the best solution for you. If they are, we make impressions of your teeth using dental putty and also colour match them. The impressions and colour needs go off to a laboratory where skilled technicians will make the veneers.

Fabrication takes about two weeks. When we have received the veneers from the laboratory, we will call you back for your fitting. So that the veneers lie flush with your other teeth, and to give a rough surface for them to bond to, we need to remove a very thin layer of tooth enamel. We can give you a local anaesthetic for this so you won’t feel a thing.

Once we have prepared your teeth, we bond the veneers to the front of your teeth using special dental adhesive. We make sure all is good and tidy up the edges and then you leave Parbold Dental Practice with beautiful new teeth and a new level of confidence.

Once you have your veneers, they can last for 10 years or more, providing you take good care of them.