Posted by: Jason Hui, DDS, on November 5, 2013
When you have an imperfect smile, you may take extra notice of all of the stellar smiles around you. The truth is, many of those people probably started out with flaws in their own pearly whites. They may have gotten their spectacular smiles by working with a cosmetic dentist, and you can too.
People can be dissatisfied with varying aspects of their smiles, including the shape, alignment and shades of the teeth, and a cosmetic dentist can use special individualized interventions to improve on any of these characteristics.
In particular, people with slightly crooked teeth have a number of treatment options, and not all of them involve sacrificing two years of your life hiding your smile between metal appliances.
Your cosmetic dentist can bond veneers to the surface of your teeth to create the illusion of a straight contour. Some veneers, known as Lumineers, are so thin that they don’t require any enamel to be removed before they can be placed atop the natural teeth.
Another appliance, the Snap-On Smile, gives you an entire prosthetic arch that just slides over your natural teeth for a significant upgrade.
Patients who prefer to realign their teeth rather than creating the appearance of a straight smile can look to Invisalign, which uses clear plastic trays to reposition the teeth instead of brackets and wires. You can still get a perfectly aligned smile without compromising its appearance in the process.
If an empty space is detracting from your smile, dental implants can be an effective tooth replacement. Implants are lifelike in appearance and structure, and they require no modifications to adjacent teeth.
Sometimes a small improvement in the color of the teeth can result in a dramatic effect on the smile’s appearance. With a system like Opalescence Boost, you can get teeth that are 10 shades whiter in about an hour. What a great result to get on your lunch break!
There’s no need to feel self-conscious about your smile. Discuss your smile goals and potential treatment options with our skilled cosmetic dentists at Paragon Dentistry, and learn how you may be able to get a smile you’ll be proud to show. Call 469-251-2888 to schedule your informative consultation today.
The Paragon Dentistry team would like to invite you to experience the difference at our practice while restoring yourself to optimal dental health!