Visiting your dentist often, regular brushing and flossing, and avoiding acidic food and drinks are all ways in which you can take care of your teeth. However, you may be doing all of these things and still struggle with the look or feel of your teeth. There are a number of reasons why you may be starting to consider going down the route of cosmetic dentistry on top of your current dental care routine. You may have overcrowded teeth, gaps, broken or uneven teeth or staining. All of these concerns can be addressed by the right dentist and with the right treatment to suit your needs. If you are looking to straighten teeth or correct an over or underbite, Dental Art of South Bay Invisalign® is the place to go. They also offer many other types of cosmetic dentistry to suit your needs.
Invisalign® Straightening Treatment
Although there are a variety of orthodontic options out there to consider if you are looking to achieve a straighter smile, Invisalign® is one of the most popular out there on the market today. The reason for this is that not only is the treatment now backed up by over 20 years of clinical research, but it is a comfortable, near-invisible brace with no restrictions on eating which means minimal interference to your day to day life. Many people note that their friends and family cannot even tell that they are wearing their retainers at all after a while. Another great thing about Invisalign® is that the technology now allows you to see a 3D computer-generated image showing how your teeth will move over time and how they will look at the end of your treatment.
Try Veneers for Uneven or Broken Teeth
Veneers have also grown in popularity in the past decade. They may be a great solution for you if you need to close gaps between your teeth, restore a tooth or for minor cosmetic changes to individual teeth in order to align your smile. There are a number of reasons why your teeth may become worn, discolored or chipped over time. Certain foods, ways of chewing, grinding teeth and the natural alignment of your teeth can all play a part. However, having veneers bonded to your natural teeth, where required, not only improves the look of your natural teeth but also strengthens and reinforces them.
Teeth Whitening to Brighten Up Your Smile
Lifestyle factors will also play a part in the color of your teeth. Certain foods and drinks such as teas, coffees, fruit juices and red wine can stain and dull your teeth over time. Other things that can affect the brightness of your smile are tooth decay, trauma, or sometimes it is just genetics that dictates the natural shade of your teeth. Whatever the reason may be, whitening your teeth can have a fantastic impact on your self-confidence. The best way to have your teeth whitened is by consulting a professional.
Although there are a plethora of at-home kits out there on the market today, they are quite different from the treatment that you will get from your dentist. At-home kits are usually not as long-lasting as professional teeth whitening treatment and also are not as effective due to containing a lower concentration of bleaching chemicals.