It’s said that your smile is the first impression you make on people. It’s true; people with a bright and happy smile generally do make a better impression upon people who don’t smile. In turn, however, you’re a lot more likely to smile if you feel comfortable about your teeth. There are plenty of reasons to see dentists. But you shouldn’t feel as if you should only see a dentist for your regular teeth cleanings and other medical reasons. A cosmetic dentist can help you improve your smile in other ways, ensuring that you have the teeth you’ve always wanted. Cosmetic dentists offer many different services, some of which can really change your life. We’ve listed a few below.
1. Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is one of the common procedures offered by cosmetic dentists. In fact, 88.8% of orthodontists have reported having patients who’ve requested teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is a relatively simple, painless procedure that can be done quickly and efficiently. But the effect that it has on your teeth is major. No matter how coffee-stained or yellowed your teeth have become, a good dentist or orthodontists can have them looking white and new in no time. Although you may be tempted to try an at-home teeth-whitening kit, this is generally advised against. The results are usually less than satisfactory, with many reporting that they feel that these kits are a waste of money. There’s nothing like a professional teeth whitening session performed by a qualified cosmetic dentist.
2. Dental Implants
Dental implants are the answer for anyone who has one or several missing or damaged teeth. Having a missing tooth — or a tooth with visible damage — is considered humiliating by many, and for that matter quite demoralizing. But you’re not alone, with 178 million people missing at least one tooth. People in situations like these definitely aren’t ready for dentures, but they do need help, both for the sake of their physical health and their emotional health. Dental implants are implanted through a variety of different procedures, most of which are minimally invasive. The great thing about dental implants is that once you’re in, you’re unlikely to need them replaced — the success rate of dental implants is, on average, 98%.
3. Invisalign Braces
Braces are needed by a large portion of society. However, many of the people who need braces most are embarrassed by the fact, as by that point they’re adults. You don’t have to sacrifice your dignity for straight teeth. Invisalign braces are “invisible”, but have the same effect as metal braces. They straighten crooked teeth and help perfect your smile. At the same time, nobody will know that you’re wearing braces! It’s a great midpoint between living with crooked teeth and dealing with metal braces — only, without any of the cons.