4 Steps To A Perfect Smile You Always Dreamed Of
There aren’t a lot of people born with a perfect smile. Almost all of us think there are things we could change about our teeth. In this society oriented toward the physical look, people mostly pay attention to somebody’s teeth when they meet for the first time. If you want to improve that first impression of yourself or you have always dreamed of perfect teeth, here are your options:
1. Straighten your teeth out
If you have crooked teeth or a bite problem, there is a solution. Don’t think you are too old to wear braces; teenagers are not the only ones who undergo this orthodontic treatment. Braces can do many things for your smile. First of all, they can remove the gap between the teeth, reducing the risk of tooth decay in the long run because food gets stuck in the space between. Also, if you correct your overbite or underbite, you can speak or chew more easily. Finally, straightening your teeth will definitely boost your confidence. Still, if you really don’t want to wear metal braces, there are more advanced systems for straightening your teeth. Invisalign clear plastic braces are also an option. They are basically invisible in your mouth, even if you’re talking to somebody really standing right in front of you. So, if you’re an adult who really wants to skip mental braces, Invisalign is the right choice.
2. Teeth whitening
Teeth discoloration is one of the biggest problems when it comes to having a perfect smile. Having stained teeth makes you look much older and can also look like you don’t maintain proper oral hygiene. The reason behind this is because many people associate white, shiny teeth with good health and regular oral hygiene. There are several ways you can have white teeth. Your dentist can prescribe you a whitening kit you can safely use at your home. Just make sure you use it regularly. You can also visit your dentist who will use the latest teeth-whitening procedures to make your teeth instantly brighter. Of course, that’s also a procedure that needs to be repeated from time to time. You can even boost the effects of this procedure if you continue regularly using whitening toothpaste. Also, avoid coffee, wine and chocolate, as they darken your teeth over time.
3. Dental veneers
Dental veneers can solve many problems with teeth, including misshapen, crooked, chipped or even stained teeth. In most cases, they are made of porcelain or composite resin. They are actually thin shells that a dentist places over your teeth and serve as a protective covering. As modern dental technology is highly advanced, it’s possible for dental veneers to successfully imitate the shape, color and size of your teeth. Consequently, they make your smile almost perfect but natural at the same time. Many Hollywood stars have them, which is why dental veneers are known as their ‘quintessential dental secret’. The difference between porcelain and composite veneers is that the first ones are more expensive but also more durable. Porcelain veneers can last up to 10 years or even longer.
4. Combination of bonding and recontouring
Minor imperfections like chipping or unevenness of teeth can easily be corrected with one of the two techniques or a combination of both. Bonding is a technique where a tooth-colored material is used to mimic the natural structure of your tooth and is added to the areas where the problem exists. With recontouring it’s possible to round the short corners of a tooth, reshape it or even out the discrepancies in the length. The combination of the two techniques is also a possibility for those who already have a great smile and need only minor fixes.
All in all
If you want a perfect smile, then it’s necessary for you to regularly visit your dentist and have a talk with them. Your dentist will make sure to tell you how to adequately brush your teeth and floss so that you always have healthy teeth and gums. There are other useful tips that your dentist can offer you to help you make the brightest smile you can have. If you follow the instructions and take good care of your teeth, then any of the orthodontic procedures you choose to have will last for long.
Jasmine Anderson is a lifestyle and beauty blogger and a business consultant for a professional dental clinic in Wollongong, Australia. She is an incurable daydreamer, who finds inspiration in little, everyday moments. Spending time at her cozy home office with her two cats, writing her blog, is her favorite thing in the world.