Our smile is often the first thing that people we meet will notice about us, and it can say a lot. That is why we are also told from a young age to brush and take care of our teeth. Sometimes that is just not enough, and through drinking sodas, eating sugar, or just having bad genes, our smiles don’t turn out the way we want them to. When that happens, you need to look no further than a cosmetic dental clinic to have your teeth repaired and changed to look exactly how you want them. When we think of these places, we might just jump to the obvious things such as capping our teeth and filling in spaces with veneers, but there are several other things that a cosmetic dentist can do. Here are a few of them!
We have all seen the whitening strip commercials online, claiming that you can use them just once and you will have a whiter, brighter smile for a long time. Did you know that you can get the very same thing done at your dentist? Bleaching is the process that these dentists can use to whiten your teeth to the shade that you want. What is great about this procedure is that it is much safer and you will not be disappointed when you get it done at your dentist. The results often last a lot longer too.
Contouring and Enamel Shaping
Another great service that these dentists can provide is the ability to actually change the shape of teeth. Now this does not mean that they will change everything about your bite, but the purpose of these services is to actually improve your bite and the way your teeth look. Contouring involves taking away some of the enamel and tooth material that does not look like it belongs or is getting in the way of how you bite. Shaping is done with small precision tools, and it ensures that your smile looks exactly how you want it to look. This can be done to help improve misshapen or overlapping teeth, chipped teeth, and some bite issues that you may be having.
Fixing Your Alignment
Having good tooth alignment not only improves how well you can chew and bite, but it also improves your smile. These dentists can help to improve your alignment in a number of different ways. The most traditional approach to alignment issues is through the use of braces, which can be done by an orthodontist. Another way to help fix your alignment is through newer, less permanent fixes, such as so-called invisible braces and aligners. These newer technologies can be taken out when you eat and brush your teeth.
No matter what is going on with your smile, chances are that a cosmetic dentist can help you. Unfortunately, dentistry sometimes gets a bad reputation as only punishing those people with poor dental hygiene with drills and picks. Now you know that they are only there to help you have and keep the best smile you can (with a little help from your cosmetic dentist)!