Want to Look More Youthful? Start With your Smile!
At some point in life, we all wish we could turn back the hands of time. But we can't. We can, however, embrace scientific advancements that allow us to look years or even decades younger than we actually are.
We can tighten up what has become saggy, plump up what has become wrinkled, suck out excess fat, lighten age spots, lengthen our lashes, etc.
Face-lifts, butt boosts, neck lifts, tummy tucks, injectable fillers, chemical peels, liposuction - the list of cosmetic procedures is long. Many of these procedures are invasive and risky, involving major surgery and long, painful recovery periods.
Although most of these treatments are incredibly expensive, they're rarely permanent. And, of course, results are not guaranteed. (We've all heard stories of botched cosmetic surgeries and seen people who have obviously overdone their Botox and lip injections.)
Article Table of Contents:
- Turn Back the Hands of Time Safely With Cosmetic Dentistry
- Options for Your Smile Makeover
- Teeth Whitening
- Porcelain Veneers
It's natural to want to look your best. When we are happy with our appearance, we radiate self-confidence (which makes us appear even more attractive!).
If you're hesitant to go under the knife or be injected with foreign substances in the name of looking younger, there's another option that's very low risk, very high reward and very long-lasting: cosmetic dentistry.
Some of the procedures available to rejuvenate your smile also improve function and prevent dental problems from developing later.
Whether your teeth are discolored or stained, cracked or chipped, decayed, crooked, or weakened, a skilled cosmetic dentist can transform your smile. Here are three common cosmetic dentistry procedures to discuss with your dentist.
If your pearly whites have become discolored over the years, you're definitely not alone.
Your favorite foods and drinks (chocolate, soda, red wine, coffee and tea) as well as tobacco will stain teeth over time. Fortunately, you can erase years of staining in as little as one hour with in-office tooth whitening.
A less expensive teeth-whitening alternative that is just as effective as the in-office procedure, but takes a little longer to see results, is to use professional at-home whitening trays.
Whitening products available through your dentist are stronger and longer-lasting than over-the-counter products.
Porcelain veneers, thin ceramic casings that are bonded to the front of your natural teeth, are ideal for people whose teeth are chipped, discolored or slightly crooked; have gaps between them; or look smaller or larger than they would like.
Veneers transform the look of your smile, feel like your natural teeth and last a long time when cared for properly.
There are usually three stages to being fitted with veneers. First, the surfaces of your natural teeth are prepared and shaped.
Then, impressions of your teeth are taken and sent to a dental laboratory that creates custom veneers. While your veneers are bring created, you'll be fitted with temporary veneers. When your veneers are completed, your dentist will carefully fit them onto your teeth and then bond them securely.
As the name implies, Invisalign is a somewhat invisible way to align your teeth - often in the span of months instead of years. First, a mold of your teeth is scanned and to create a computer model.
Based on your doctor's treatment plan, a set of clear aligners is created to gradually align your teeth. You wear one aligner for a period of time, then switch to the next aligner in the treatment series, and so on until your teeth are straight!
Invisalign is ideal for people who wish to improve flaws in spacing and alignment while avoiding traditional braces.
If you're finally ready to invest in your appearance, don't underestimate the transformative power of improving your smile. After all, your smile is the focal point of your face. Fix your smile first, and you may decide you don't need the more invasive procedures.
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