How to perfect your smileNovember 10, 2020 6:21 pm
In today’s world, we are surrounded by perfection: social media and Hollywood or Bollywood films show us an array of gleaming, straight smiles that are pearly white perfection. But, a better smile does not need to be out of reach in ordinary life!
I don’t like my smile
Many of us have little (or big) imperfections in our teeth. It might be yellowing or discoloration, crooked teeth – or maybe a misaligned bite or missing teeth, that is due to decay or damage. All of these things can make us feel self-conscious, avoiding smiling or even talking because we are worried about the appearance of our teeth. Long term, this can even have a negative impact on our mental health.
What does an orthodontist do?
An orthodontist is a trained specialist who treats dental problems and irregularities. So, if you have teeth that are in the wrong position – causing problems such as an overbite or underbite, dental crowding, or crooked teeth that are out of place, the orthodontist will decide the right treatment to correct this. It’s important to get professional help, because otherwise more damage could happen – for example, teeth that are not in the right places are often harder to keep clean. This can lead to tooth decay, caries, gum disease, and even the loss of your teeth.
What can I do about it?
Happily, there is a wide array of options available from your orthodontist. If your teeth are simply discolored, perhaps due to lifestyle choices, then whitening can improve their appearance. If your teeth are crooked – then nowadays there are many treatments available. Adults who want to avoid the embarrassment of metal braces, often choose Invisalign. This is a near-invisible set of clear braces that gradually move teeth into position – and are minimally visible. Invisalign is a very popular and effective solution to
Veneers or crowns are another way to cover aesthetic problems that don’t need further medical treatment but visually are not very appealing.
If you have teeth that are missing – then you don’t have to put up with gaps.
Implants are a permanent way to regain lost teeth. Or, your dentist may be able to create bridges or crowns to fill gaps or to cover broken teeth. If you are suffering from a number of dental issues, Drs. Nicolas & Asp center can even offer the ‘Hollywood smile’ – an entire makeover that puts together a comprehensive treatment plan for all of your worries and issues. In
short – there are many ways in which the orthodontist can help you.
What should I do now?
The first step is to contact your dentist at Drs. Nicolas & Asp center. A consultation will help you to discover which options and treatment plans suit you the best. Flexible hours and a number of surgeries are available, to fit in with your busy life.
If you already have regular dental appointments in place, then it may be time to take the next step – visit your hygienist. As well as cleaning your teeth thoroughly, they can help give tips for best dental practices at home, to keep your teeth in great condition.
Take care of your teeth
Whatever the cause of your dental concerns – it is always a good idea to establish good dental hygiene at home, in order to keep your teeth and gums in the best condition possible. Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, and replace your toothbrush (or toothbrush head) every three months.
Visit the dentist every six months, so issues are spotted and treated early before serious damage happens. Look after your smile and you’ll reap the benefits for many years to come!
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