There are no do-overs when it comes to first impressions, and smiles are the first thing people notice about you. If you’re not 100% happy with your smile, here are five proven ways to get the smile you’ve always wanted.
Orthodontic treatment no longer means clunky silver braces. There now are a number of options in orthodontia that are far less noticeable. Though traditional metal braces are still popular for children and teens and are extremely effective, there now is an almost-invisible option to straighten teeth. Invisalign treatment features a number of custom clear trays that move teeth into alignment, just like traditional metal braces. The benefit, though, is that most people won’t even know you’re undergoing treatment. If this sounds like an option you’re interested in, your dentist can tell you whether you’re a candidate.
Make your smile sparkle in no time with one of the most basic in-office dental treatments. With the help of a whitening gel and special lights, you can remove months or even years of stains from your teeth. You can even manage some of the treatments from the comfort of your own home.
Veneers are a painless, quick way to improve your smile. They are custom crafted by your dentist and affixed to the enamel of your teeth to give them a new, uniform look. Veneers are a great option if you’re unhappy with discoloration or size variation in your teeth. In addition to permanent bonded veneers, snap-in veneers are an option for those who do not want to permanently alter your teeth.
Don’t let missing or chipped teeth affect your confidence. Dental implants are a popular solution to fix these common problems. Breaks and cracks in teeth can be filled with materials that match the exact color and texture of your teeth, leaving imperfections completely unnoticeable.
Losing adult teeth is unfortunately permanent, but living with gaps from missing teeth doesn’t have to be. Dental implants are a great option for people who have lost an entire tooth. Metal posts are surgically implanted into the gums to act just like your tooth’s natural root. A crown (the visible part of your tooth) is constructed to match the color, size, and shape of your other teeth and is attached to the metal root. Implants are nearly indistinguishable from your other teeth and provide a more natural solution than removable dentures to replace lost teeth.
With so many options, there’s no reason to be unhappy with your smile. Consult your dentist about what options are best for you. Get ready to rock that first impression.