Ah, the start of a New Year and all the excitement that comes along with it. Are you finally prepared to form better habits, and achieve all those personal goals you have put off, in years past? If so, has caring for your smile finally made its way onto your to-do list? Many adults put up with imperfections in their smile, wrongly believing that they cannot be addressed without long or expensive cosmetic treatment. That is not the case, though, as there are a number of ways a cosmetic dentist can help you improve your smile. So, let 2016 be the year of your best smile, by scheduling an appointment with your cosmetic dentist.
Ways to Whiten
If your only or your primary concern is simply staining of your teeth, professional whitening could likely give you a much whiter smile, and it is designed to be both fast and affordable, compared to other forms of treatment.
And if you’ve been unhappy with the whitening results of over-the-counter products in the past, don’t keep trying different options off the drugstore shelves hoping for better results. Instead, talk to your dentist about how professional whitening can give you more dramatic results.
What About Size or Spacing Issues
Sure, orthodontic treatment is an effective way to address alignment issues. But if your concerns are purely cosmetic, not functional, did you know that cosmetic bonding, contouring or porcelain veneers could help? All are designed to help improve issues related to the size, shape and even spacing of your teeth, such as minor gaps between them or overlapping.
Again, you will need orthodontic treatment if the alignment issues are causing you pain, or creating problems speaking or chewing comfortably. But if you only have a few small spaces between teeth causing you insecurity, or some minor overlapping, cosmetic treatment could help in a fraction of the time orthodontic treatment would take.