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3 Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures to Brighten and Straighten Your Smile

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While some people don’t need any type of cosmetic dentistry to have a beautiful smile, others have to work at it a bit. The good news is that dental professionals can evaluate just about any issue with the teeth and come up with the right procedure to improve the brightness and the general appearance of the teeth. Here are three of the more common procedures that will make a difference and make it easier to smile without feeling self-conscious.

Wearing Braces

Many people think that braces are for kids only. In fact, there are designs that work just fine with adults. If wearing braces was not feasible when you were younger, it’s not too late. In fact, the dentists of today can offer you more options that at any time in the past.

If you have visions of wearing metal braces that are uncomfortable, talk with your dentist about other brace designs that are more comfortable and still correct the alignment of the teeth. Depending on how much straightening needs to be done, braces that fit neatly on the back side of the teeth may be fine.

There are also brace options that are in white so they blend in with your teeth and are less noticeable. There may even be a change that wearing invisible braces or a night retainer will work fine in your case. The only way to know for sure is to discuss the pros and cons of each option with a professional, then settle on the right solution.

Contouring Reshaping and Adding Veneers

Maybe the issue is not the straightness of your teeth. It’s the shape that is more of a problem. There could be chipped teeth, spaces that you find unsightly, or natural contours that you wish were not present. When this is the case, using a few methods to change the shape of the teeth will work wonders.

A dental professional can recommend a series of procedures that even out the teeth, fill in those small gaps, and ultimately provide you with a smile that you really like. Once the teeth are contoured, the dental professional may recommend adding veneers and possible some caps to finish the job. Once the work is done, you’ll be amazed at what a difference those procedures made.

Bleaching and Cleaning

Maybe some of your lifestyle habits have left you with stained teeth. Whitening techniques will help to remove the stains and provide your teeth with a brighter hue. While it’s true that you can buy kits to use at home, it makes sense to only undergo the bleaching and whitening under the care of a professional. This ensures the teeth are not damaged during the process and you don’t end up with a set of teeth that look unusually white.

Once you do achieve the desired hue, having a professional dental cleaning in Barrie at least twice a year is important. Cleanings do more than remove residue from the teeth. They also preserve the beautiful smile you’ve worked so hard to regain.

If you are not happy with the appearance of your teeth, talk with a dental professional today. The solution may be easier and more affordable than you think.

Andrea Galick

Andrea Galick is an accomplished Dental Hygienist (RDH) with a passion for helping patients achieve optimal oral health. Andrea has built a reputation as a caring and skilled practitioner who puts her patients at ease and provides individualized care that meets their unique needs.

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