With so many medical and dental advancements over the last few decades, more people than ever are opting for elective, cosmetic dental treatments. In fact, more adults have elected for a form of braces or Invisalign in the last 10 years than the three decades prior. Getting a confidence boost from your smile has also become more affordable in the last few years as well. So, what are people doing to reveal their beautiful smiles? We are glad you asked!
Having a bright, white, sparkly smile is one of the most popular cosmetic changes you can make to your teeth. What most people don’t know is that using over-the-counter whitening treatments in the form of strips, toothpaste, trays, or even lights is not safe. These treatments, while cheap, can destroy your enamel and give you temporary ‘white’ teeth that last a few short weeks.
Your enamel cannot be replaced. If you truly want a white smile, your dentist can help you achieve results in a safe manner in as little as one whitening appointment!
Since the introduction of Invisalign in the late 1990s, more adults are electing to straighten their teeth for cosmetic purposes. While this method can be slightly more expensive than traditional braces, Invisalign offers patients the ability to achieve a straight smile without drawing attention to themselves. It is the perfect option for working professionals.
In addition, because Invisalign straightens every tooth simultaneously (instead of correcting only the misaligned teeth), it is actually a faster way to reach your ‘straight-smile’ goals.
A Little Bit Extra
For some patients, it might not be possible to whiten or straighten their natural teeth due to tooth decay, tooth loss, or extensive damage to the teeth, gum line, or roots. When this happens, fear not! There are still popular cosmetic options like veneers, dental crowns, bridges, and dentures. It may take a few more steps, but a beautiful smile is still within reach!
If you are thinking about improving your smile with elective cosmetic dental treatments, please schedule an appointment to consult with our excellent staff and dentists at Panorama Dental. We would love to help you choose the best fit for your specific needs.