Looking to update your look this spring? While the mall might be a tempting solution, if you want a truly improved appearance just in time for this new season, it could be time to talk to your cosmetic dentist about artistic smile design. Unlike a new outfit or accessory, a great smile will never go out of style. And a cosmetic dentist can offer more effective treatment than many over-the-counter options for smile enhancements.
Which Treatment Is Right for You?
Whitening treatment is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments, and with good reason. It’s a fast and effective way to lighten teeth. It’s also affordable, and can make teeth look much lighter and younger. In fact, most patients can lighten teeth by seven or more shades in as little as a few weeks, through the use of professional-grade whitening products from their cosmetic dentist.
For patients with esthetic concerns beyond staining or discoloration, bonding, contouring and veneers are all wonderful options. These can address disproportional teeth, minor cosmetic alignment issues, such as small gaps between teeth or overlapping, misshapen teeth, jagged edges and more, allowing a patient to drastically improve the appearance of his or her smile. And while these are no substitute for orthodontic treatment, if the bite is creating pain, discomfort or other problems chewing, for purely cosmetic issues these offer a wonderful alternative to the lengthy and often costly orthodontic treatments.
If you know your smile needs improvement, but aren’t sure what treatment would be best, schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist, who could design a customized smile makeover based on your concerns and your goals.