Do you feel like the one thing holding you back from living your dream life, or at least close to it, are the imperfections in your smile? It can be hard to feel confident asking for a promotion, heading out on a first date, or even posing for photos with friends and family, when you are plagued by insecurities in your smile. From deep staining to minor gaps, small or strangely shaped teeth, to noticeable wear caused by years of teeth grinding, there are a number of aesthetic concerns that can cause insecurity. Fortunately, there are also a lot of ways a cosmetic dentist could help you improve the look of your smile. Then it will be up to you to decide how you take advantage of the newfound confidence a great smile can bring!
What Are the Issues Causing Insecurity?
The first step in determining how to best treat your smile, cosmetically, is by speaking candidly with your dentist about your causes for concern. Not all issues can be addressed with cosmetic dentistry. Fortunately, most imperfections can effectively be corrected with some form of dental treatment.
In many cases, minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry is efficient for improving the smile’s appearance. For instance, cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers can both help correct inconsistencies in the teeth’s size and shape, while professional teeth whitening is generally recommended for addressing years’ worth of deep staining. The results are designed to be both natural-looking and beautiful, too, because you want people to notice your great smile, not your dental work.
Bonding and veneers can even be used to help hide minor gaps between the teeth, though it is important to note that orthodontic treatment like Invisalign aligner trays might be recommended for more pronounced alignment problems.