As one of the most defining things about you, your smile is important. Many people state that it’s one of the first assets they notice about a person. If you’ve decided that the time has come for you to transform your smile, we’re here to help. Here are some ways your Vermont dentist can change your image forever.
Braces for straighter teeth
Did you know that 62% of Australians would like to fix their crooked smiles? A licensed orthodontist that works with your Vermont dentist can help you straighten your teeth. Thanks to modern advances in the field, your available options are bigger than ever.
Although traditional metal braces are still available, some of the other avenues you can choose include:
• Clear braces; Clear braces are like traditional metal braces, except they’re straight. Over time, their arch gently pulls your teeth into a straighter alignment.
• Lingual braces; Lingual braces rest behind your teeth, facing into your mouth rather than out of it. This makes them incredibly discreet.
• Invisible braces; As the name suggests, invisible braces are entirely invisible. They usually come in the form of a retainer-type device that you can remove for a few hours a day.
The type of braces your Vermont dentist will recommend will vary according to your bite.
Implants and bridges
Teeth go missing for lots of reasons. Sometimes it’s necessary to remove them because an infection has reached the point where a root canal or filling will work. On other occasions, extensive cracks and chips make them impossible to repair.
When a tooth extraction is necessary, you may experience a lack of confidence. Fortunately, there are ways to restore your smile and leave you feeling gorgeous again. One approach involves using bridges, which bridge the gap between teeth. Alternatively, you may benefit from a dental implant. Dental implants are implants that screw into the jawbone to support a crown. They’re stable and often preferable to dentures.
Teeth whitening from your Vermont dentist
If you want your smile to look brighter and shinier, you can turn to teeth whitening. This will involve your Vermont dentist mixing a solution of hydrogen peroxide that they’ll apply directly to your teeth. To ensure the solution spreads evenly across your teeth, they’ll create a custom tray that prevents the mixture from reaching your gums.
If you do choose to use teeth whitening, make sure you prolong the results by avoiding foods that stain your teeth. Additionally, you should avoid certain beverages, such as coffee and red wine, as they can limit the results too. If in-clinic teeth whitening doesn’t appeal to you, you can always ask your Vermont dentist if they make custom at-home bleaching kits, which also deliver excellent results.
Making sure your smile looks its best is easy when you can access the right treatments. At Cosmetic & Laser Dental Centre, we’re here to help you make the most of your smile. To learn more about what we can do, call 03 9872 3700.