Are you part of the one-third of Americans who don’t like their smile?
Whether you want your teeth to be whiter, straighter, or shaped differently, being insecure about your smile can really have a negative effect on your self-image.
Luckily, if you don’t like your teeth, it’s easier than ever to change them.
If you’re interested in a smile makeover, you have quite a few options to choose from. Read on to learn about some of the most popular cosmetic treatments that can help enhance your smile.
One of the simplest and most popular ways to give your smile a makeover is to have your teeth professionally whitened.
Nearly every cosmetic dentist in the country offers teeth whitening services, so it’s an easy treatment to receive no matter where you live.
Teeth whitening is also quite affordable, especially compared to many other cosmetic treatments.
After just a few treatments, you’ll have pearly white teeth that rival your favorite celebrity’s. Your dentist will also likely give you an at-home whitening kit to help you maintain your new teeth in between treatments.
Teeth straightening treatments are another, more permanent way to enhance your smile.
One of the most common treatments for adults is Invisalign. Invisalign aligners are clear, plastic retainers that you wear over your teeth to subtly straighten them. They’re easy to wear and maintain since you can take them out to eat or brush your teeth.
Some adults also opt for lingual braces (worn on the inside of the teeth) to straighten their teeth in a more discrete manner. Lingual braces may be more effective than Invisalign if you have very crooked teeth or issues with your jaw alignment.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are attached to the front of your natural teeth. They’re a great option for those who want to change the shape and/or color of their teeth.
Your dentist will shape the veneers to your exact specifications, so you can customize your smile just about any way you want.
Porcelain veneers are made to last between 10 and 15 years, and they’re very resistant to stains. If longevity and cost-effectiveness are priorities to you, these are a great option.
Dental Implants and Bridges
If you have a missing tooth or teeth, dental implants and bridges are both good options.
A dental implant will replace one missing tooth, while a bridge can replace several consecutive missing teeth.
Whether you opt for implants or bridges, your dentist will shape them to match your natural teeth. He or she will also make sure the false teeth are the same color as your natural ones.
Are You Ready for a Smile Makeover?
Now that you know which options are available to you, are you ready for a smile makeover?
If you live in New York City and want to enhance the look of your teeth, contact us at the New York Center for Cosmetic Dentistry today.
We offer a wide range of services to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.