Many individuals consider their smile to be their best facial feature and having a great smile comes with a number of benefits. Not only does having a great smile boost your confidence, but by taking care of your oral wellbeing you will also ensure that your teeth remain healthier for longer.
However for some individuals this may not be the case. If you feel as though your teeth could look better, or you have noticed some imperfections that you want to correct, by visiting a dental practice you will be able to choose dental treatments within cosmetic dentistry which can help you on your way to a more improved smile.
A subtle way to improve your smile
Over time, you may notice that your teeth do not look as white as before. This can be down to a number of factors including the food and drink you consume, tooth decay, taking medication or could even be due to lifestyle habits such as smoking. Age can also cause your teeth to become discoloured as, after time, the enamel will begin to wear away, resulting in a yellow appearance. Luckily, teeth whitening is a safe solution for you if you are currently dealing with stains on your teeth that cannot be removed through brushing alone, and you can whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home.
Before starting the teeth whitening treatment, you will be asked to upload photos of your teeth and full smile. This is in order for a dentist to assess your teeth and determine the type of staining you currently have. Following this, you will be asked to book an appointment in order for a 3D scan to be taken of your teeth. This scan will help to create a custom set of trays which will be used as part of the teeth straightening treatment. The trays will be made to fit comfortably over your teeth so you do not experience any discomfort.
Once the trays have been made, you can then start the treatment. In order to whiten your teeth, a bleaching agent is applied into the customised trays which is transferred onto the surface of your teeth once you wear them. Both the trays and whitening gel will be sent to you with instructions and you can choose how long you wish to wear the trays.Some people decide to wear the trays for a few hours a day and others like to wear them overnight, it all depends on how quickly you want your teeth whitened.
If you feel like your teeth need more than a whiten to improve your smile, and you have crooked or crowded teeth that you would like to correct, you may want to consider another dental treatment option, which is Invisalign London.
A discreet teeth straightening system
Invisalign is a safe and effective way to straighten your teeth, using the latest in 3D technology. You can expect results within four to six months and you can do this within the comfort of your own home.
In order to straighten your teeth, a series of clear aligners are made. These are usually made of smooth plastic, meaning that they are comfortable to wear and cause minimal discomfort. The aligners are also removable, which means you are able to eat your favourite foods as normal, and maintain a good oral hygiene regime in that you can brush and floss after every meal, reducing the risk of plaque, tooth decay or gum disease. What also makes this treatment popular, in particular with adults, is that the aligners are clear, meaning that when you do wear them, no one will know you are straightening your teeth.