What is the difference between general and cosmetic dentistry?

General dentistry and cosmetic dentistry overlap in many ways, and often the work accomplished in general dentistry in improving dental health has, as its by-product, coincidentally improved the look of teeth. For example, with a crown, the crown is made from porcelain, so that it will blend with the rest of the teeth and give you an aesthetically pleasing finish.

However, there are many options available under cosmetic dentistry that are separate to general dentistry. Dentistry is all about improving the quality of life, which in many cases means approaching the look of the teeth too, and how your smile complements the rest of your face. Many studies show that a great smile can have fantastic benefits for charisma, and general approachability, which if you are in a client or customer facing environment, can have some hugely beneficial effects.

Invisible braces

If you are looking for invisible braces in Luton, then Vogue Dental Care has some fantastic options. Braces are necessary for when the teeth have become crooked and need to be realigned into a more effective position. Crooked teeth can be one of the main concerns about the look of your teeth and can be easily fixed with braces. However, many adults can be reluctant to get braces as they fear the look of the metal tracks on their teeth, due to many of the stigmas and associations with fixed braces. This is where invisible braces come in, and if you are looking for invisible braces in Luton, then we will be able to supply you with many options.


Invisalign is probably the most well-known form of invisible brace and works by using a series of plastic moulds to realign the teeth. An initial scan is taken, and from that your dentist will be able to create a projection of what your teeth will look like post treatment. A series of braces are then produced that are replaced every two weeks, that more closely resemble the final projection each time.

Invisalign has some fantastic benefits that make them an extremely desirable treatment. The main selling point for Invisalign is that while the braces are in, they are extremely difficult to see, and therefore most people will not be able to tell that you are undergoing treatment. The closeness to the enamel also means that they will not damage the gums, much like fixed braces can do when they are first installed.

Clear braces

For some people, Invisalign may not be available. This may be due to cost, but also if teeth are severely crooked, then Invisalign will not be enough to correct the teeth. However, if you are still concerned with the look of braces, then there are clear braces available, which work exactly the same way to fixed braces, however, will be more difficult to spot on the teeth. They will not be as discreet as Invisalign, however if you are speaking or moving around, people will not be able to notice the treatment. If you are looking for invisible braces in Luton, and need some advice, please contact us and we will be happy to advise you on your best course of action.