Your smile makeover using dental veneers

As cosmetic dentists well know, there’s nothing people want as much as a lovely set of pearly white, gleaming teeth. Who doesn’t want to have the extra confidence of a dazzling white smile to help them look and feel great? While cosmetic dentistry has evolved in leaps and bounds over recent years, however, there’s only so much that they can do with the teeth God gave you, especially if you’ve had previous aesthetic issues that impact how beautiful your smile really is. The good news is it’s no longer necessary to hide your smile from the world just because of a few cosmetic issues.

Dental veneers explained

This is where dental veneers can step into the breach. If true perfection is what you seek, you may want to consider using porcelain veneers to help you achieve your goals. Think of dental veneers as a thin layer of porcelain, something like a wafer, designed to cap and cover your own tooth totally. The thickness of the porcelain veneer can vary from as little as half a millimeter through to one millimeter, depending on the needs of the underlying tooth. While porcelain is the usual material of choice, modern options also include resin and acrylic veneers, depending on your individual mouth and budget. All options are durable and stain resistant, providing years of smiling brightly.

Veneers blend totally naturally with your own teeth

Once the dental veneer is in place it will look, feel and appear as if it is your ‘own’ tooth. This helps not only with maintenance, but also boosts your daily confidence and helps you feel great. They work wonders to cover chipped, worn or cracked teeth, of course, but they can also be used as a solution to staining and crooked teeth that can’t be repaired by other methods. If you have gaps in your teeth, they can also be used to fill them in without the need for excessive bridging or invasive surgeries. They blend totally naturally with your own teeth, so no one else needs to know anything about your mouth’s little secrets. You’re free to dazzle every time you smile!

The importance of cosmetic dentistry practice

It is important to remember that dental veneers are permanent, so you need to choose a cosmetic dentistry practice that’s not only trustworthy but which has an established record of high-quality cosmetic dentistry to their name. Ask to see examples of other patients they have treated to ensure you’re making a good choice, and be sure to fully discuss the implications of dental veneers and whether they’re the right fit for yours with your dentist before making your final decision.

High quality, professionally applied dental veneers are already used by a wealth of stars and other people in the spotlight to ensure that they always put their best foot forward. Why not harness the same power for yourself, and ensure you always leave a bright, shining smile in your wake as you go through your daily life? Dental veneers will give you back the confidence you’re lacking, and help you flash the world your best smile all the time.

Choosing between adult braces and invisible mouthguard treatments

When it comes to getting braces, it has almost become part of regular adolescence, with more and more students having them placed on their teeth to correct their smile at a young age.

However, for many of us, the time to get them when we were younger has passed and, now we are adults, we are left deciding on which method to use to correct our smiles.

If you find yourself in this unfamiliar position, below is some information to help you decide between traditional braces and a more invisible style treatment known as mouthguards.

Regular Braces

Despite how they look, braces have come a long way since they were first invented and implemented. While you can still expect to see the traditional metal and wires, the treatment time has been drastically reduced thanks to the introduction of new archwire alloys. However, they still work in much the same way.

Metal brackets are painlessly attached to your teeth. Once this is completed, a think piece of wire in the general shape of a perfect curved row of teeth it clipped onto each of the brackets.

As the temperatures in your mouth rise, the archwire activates and attempts to return to its perfect original shape, taking your teeth with it in the meantime. If it sounds barbaric, it’s because it is. However, it also works. Very well.

Benefits:

  • It’s the fastest system to move your teeth
  • It can be quite affordable

Negatives:

  • They are glaringly obvious
  • They can be painful as your teeth move
  • Require a good amount of cleaning and maintenance

Mouthguards

There are a few names for this type of treatment, with the most commonly known being Invisalign. And while they may look better, believe it or not, they work in much the same way as traditional braces.

Using a mold of your mouth and your teeth, dental technicians will design a new smile for you. Once they have this new smile, they will look at your existing teeth and plan a series of weekly movements that will be required to reach the perfect smile goal.

Each week you put in a new, completely invisible mouthguard, and over the course of the week, it works to move teeth. Similar to braces, only invisible.

Benefits:

  • Being invisible is the obvious primary benefit
  • The ability to eat and drink normally and without cleaning afterward

Negatives:

  • Are limited in their ability to move and manipulate teeth
  • Takes longer
  • Can be quite expensive

How long will it take?

It doesn’t matter which option you choose, you are in for a long wait. Unlike shopping the Groupon Coupons page for Athleta, changing your style and look with braces isn’t a short process. The shortest time any Orthodontist is likely to tell you is 12 months. This isn’t because your teeth will be moving for this entire period, it’s because your teeth and gums need sufficient time to become accustomed to the new positioning of your teeth.

If you have been making excuses not to fix an adult smile, today is the day where you decide to take action!