Have you been suffering from lost confidence and lacking self-esteem due to your imperfect smile? If so, don’t feel alone. Studies show that one-third of American adults are unhappy with their smile. But there are a multitude of remedies to either mask or correct aesthetic problems. Learn the methods that your cosmetic dentist in Lincoln Park has available for you.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of oral care that mainly aims to improve the way your mouth, teeth and gums look. There are many different modalities that address a myriad of issues. Here are a few of them:
- Invisalign – Invisalign of Lincoln Park offers a nice alternative to traditional braces. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about wearing metal brackets and wires that make it harder to speak, eat food and clean your teeth. Invisalign clear aligners are BPA-free plastic trays that comfortably fit over your teeth and don’t require you to go back to your dentist for adjustments. You’ll get all of your trays at once and will switch to a new pair every two weeks. A final benefit of this method is that you can eat, brush and floss your teeth as normal, because your trays are removable.
- Teeth Whitening – Zoom! Teeth Whitening is one of the most popular methods for delivering stunning pearly whites. You dentist in Lincoln Park will apply a powerful gel to your teeth and then focus a laser to break down the stains on your enamel. This mode of whitening is highly effective yet safe, because your dentist will use a special apparatus to make sure that your gums won’t get any of the gel on them. You can expect to see your teeth brightened as much as eight shades.
- Porcelain Veneers – A final method to deliver a beautiful smile that your dentist has is porcelain veneers. If you have staining that teeth whitening can’t fix, then this is the route for you. It can also mask such imperfections as gapped, misaligned or crowded teeth. Your dentist will prepare the affected teeth by shaving down their enamel slightly so that the new thin shells can be adhered to them. After their application, you’ll be left with a stunning perfect looking smile.
Why Your Appearance Matters
Contrary to what some people may suggest, the way you feel about how you look is very important to your overall health. As the old saying goes, “When you look good, you feel good.
Furthermore, your perfect smile has an impact on the way people respond to you. Studies show that 73% of people say that they are more likely to trust a person with a perfect smile, than someone with a great job, snazzy clothes or a fancy car. Your teeth matter that much.
So contact your dentist today and start the countdown to your perfect smile!
About the Author
Dr. Samir Rana graduated from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is an Invisalign Preferred Provider, with success in dealing with difficult teeth-straightening cases. A member of the American Dental Association and several other professional organizations, Dr. Rana practices at Rana Comprehensive Dental and can be reached for more information through his website.