With all the things you do to feel beautiful, like having your hair done and keeping up with ever-changing fashion trends, how much time have you spent working to improve your smile? If it has been years since your smile received the kind of care you have given the rest of your looks, you could be overdue for a smile makeover. Your cosmetic dentist can help bring brightness and youthfulness back to your smile, often in very little time. So before you set out to tackle any other beauty to-do’s, like track down that allusive new designer handbag, why not make sure you give your smile the care it needs, so you can put your best face forward!
What Treatments Are Offered
Cosmetic dentists offer a wide array of treatments made to address a number of esthetic issues, from stains to gaps between teeth, to disproportional or asymmetrical smiles. Some forms of treatment are very fast and simple, like cosmetic bonding and contouring and teeth whitening, while some are far more extensive, like Invisalign or ClearCorrect aligning systems.
Of course, many patients find the only way to achieve their ideal smiles is through a combination of treatments, often called a smile makeover.
For smiles with more serious alignment issues Invisalign and ClearCorrect offer wonderful alternatives to traditional braces. Both systems do as their names imply; they help to correct alignment with nearly invisible aligner trays made to keep patients feeling comfortable and confident throughout orthodontic treatment.
If there are a number of flaws bothering you, your dentist can consult with you and customize a treatment plan to help address them. In many cases, whitening is the best way to start, as it can drastically improve the brightness of teeth by eliminating years’ worth of stains. Then, bonding or veneers can be used to correct teeth that are disproportionally small, any that are misshapen, or to hide gaps between a few teeth.