Going to the dentist shouldn’t be reserved for your twice-a-year dental cleaning. There are many dental options at your disposal! Smile makeovers are a growing trend that are making people feel better about the way they look and feel.
What are smile makeovers and how do they work?
If you want to improve the way your smile looks, then it’s time to talk with your dentist or orthodontist about a smile makeover. Here’s what you should know!
What is a Smile Makeover?
A smile makeover is any form of cosmetic or orthodontic dentistry that improves the appearance of the teeth and smile. Depending on the desire of the patient, you may require multiple dental procedures in order to get the look you want. You may have these treatments done right after each other or wait before having a second option done; it all depends on the time needed to complete the procedure.
Common Types of Smile Makeovers
There are a few types of smile makeover treatments that you can consider! For some, a general or cosmetic dentist can help. However, you may also need to consult an orthodontist for some treatments.
Teeth whitening services are one of the most common smile makeovers you can get. It is also the least invasive option available. This quick procedure can offer big improvements to the look at feel of your smile!
You have the option of a fast teeth whitening treatment if you want quick results. The timeline for this can be as short as 30 minutes. However, for a deeper, whiter clean, you can go with a long-term option; your dentist will give you special trays for your teeth that will whiten them over a longer period of time, providing an even whiter smile.
If your teeth are missing, then dental implants are a great option for you. They are an intensive and invasive form of treatment, so make sure you talk with your dentist in depth before jumping into treatment. There are a few different ways that these implants can be surgically placed, so ask your dentist about your options!
Many of us have crooked, misaligned teeth. Whether you have wide gaps between your teeth or teeth that run over each other, teeth alignment treatments can improve the look and feel of your teeth.
There are several options available to you; palatal expanders, braces, or retainers. Each option has its own pros and cons, so weigh them with your orthodontist to find the right match for you. No matter how old you are, you can always benefit from teeth alignment procedures!
Crowns and Veneers
Whether you were in a sports mishap or a serious accident, chipped or damaged teeth can happen. Fortunately, we have options to repair damaged teeth! Crowns and veneers can work wonders, and with their natural appearance, no one will even know you’ve had a smile makeover!
Crowns are placed over misshapen or damaged teeth to restore them to their proper shape and size. Meanwhile, veneers are bonded to the front of the damaged tooth in order to make it look natural. Both options can improve your smile greatly!
Some people have gums that make their teeth appear smaller than they really are. This overgrowth of gum tissue can make you feel uncomfortable smiling and can put you at risk for certain oral diseases.
Gum contouring is great for those with a lot of gum tissue. Your dentist can go in with a gum-contouring laser to reshape the gums, matching them to your desired appearance.
This is also a good option for those with damaged or diseased gum tissue. By removing damaged gum tissue, you leave more room for new, healthy gum tissue to grow. Make sure you talk with your dentist to see if this procedure is right for you!
How Smile Makeovers Benefit Patients
Smile makeovers do more for patients than just making their smiles look good. Here are just a few other benefits that these dental procedures provide!
Boost Self Esteem
When you don’t feel comfortable smiling, your self-esteem takes a hit. With the help of a smile makeover, you can feel more confident in your appearance and get back to smiling normally again!
Improves Bite and Speech
Whether your teeth are misaligned or missing entirely, any oddities with your teeth affect the way you chew and speak. The worse the malformation, the more difficulty you’ll experience when eating or speaking.
By repairing, realigning, or replacing your teeth, your dentist will fix the way your mouth functions. The sooner you get your dental makeover, the sooner you can fix your bite. If you notice difficulties when eating or speaking, you may want to talk with your dentist about your options for orthodontic procedures.
Improves Overall Oral Health
Did you know that the way your teeth fit in your mouth affects your overall oral health? If your teeth are too crowded, then bacteria can hide and live where your brush can’t reach; meanwhile, if teeth are damaged or missing, you are at risk of developing gum disease. Worse still, the damage can affect your jawbone, too!
By asking your dentist about your dental options, you take your oral health into your own hands. Rather than risking your health, consider getting a smile makeover.
Feel Confident in Your Smile
Now that you know about the wonderful world of smile makeovers, take the time to talk with your dentist about your options. Before you know it, you’ll have the smile you’ve always wanted!
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