Do you find yourself covering your mouth when you smile or laugh (or worse, not smiling at all) because you’re embarrassed of your teeth? That’s no way to go through life! Why should a lack of confidence hold you back from reaching your personal and professional goals – especially when cosmetic dentistry makes it so easy to have a smile you can be proud of. Whether you want to straighten your teeth with Invisalign in Newark or repair chips, cracks or stains, getting a smile makeover is easier than you might expect. Keep reading to learn about 4 of the most popular procedures and how they can help you!
Instead of using brackets and wires like traditional braces, Invisalign relies on clear plastic trays to move your teeth into their ideal position. Most people are interested in Invisalign because it’s invisible, but the advantages don’t end there:
- The trays are removable, so you can brush and floss just as before, making it much easier to keep your smile healthy during treatment
- Less treatment time (usually between 6 -18 months instead of 24)
- Invisalign is much more comfortable than brackets and wires
- There are no dietary restrictions
Whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments, which is no surprise because it’s a simple, affordable procedure that really transforms a smile.
Just by wearing custom-made trays at home for 30 minutes a day (for about 2 weeks), you can safely and reliably brighten your teeth from 6-10 shades.
3. Porcelain Veneers
If there’s one cosmetic procedure that can (practically) do it all, it’s porcelain veneers!
These thin, strong “shells” are adhered to the front of the teeth to give them a brand new appearance.
They’re a wonderful option for masking many different flaws:
- Minor crowding
- Severe staining
- Small or oddly shaped teeth
4. Cosmetic Bonding
Using the same white filling material that’s used to repair cavities on the back teeth, cosmetic bonding is a great way to mask small imperfections on the front teeth.
First, the shade is matched to your existing color and then the material is smoothed to cover a wide variety of imperfections such as chips, cracks, small cavities and discolorations.
What’s the First Step Towards Getting a Smile Makeover?
For some patients, a whitening treatment is all that’s necessary to transform their smile. For others, a combination of procedures is ideal. Since everyone is unique, the first step to getting a smile makeover is scheduling a consultation with a cosmetic dentist in Newark.
After evaluating your goals, dental history and budget, they’ll determine the best plan to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted (not to mention the self-confidence that comes with it!)
About the Author
Dr. Donald Bond is a general and cosmetic dentist in Newark who wants all of his patients to have the self-confidence then need to have a great quality of life. He always takes the time to thoroughly evaluate his patients’ needs and explain different treatment options to help them make the best decision. If you want to enhance your smile and have any other questions, he can be reached via his website or at (302) 731-4225.