Summer is finally here! Now that the warmer weather has arrived, you have some days off work and are spending more time outdoors, so there is a lot to look forward to. However, if you aren’t feeling confident about your teeth, it can take away from the fun. Fortunately, there are a variety of cosmetic options out there to transform the appearance of your smile. Here are some treatments that are perfect for the summer!
It is natural for teeth to become discolored over time. This can happen for a variety of different reasons, like using tobacco products, drinking pigmented beverages, and aging. However, this is still one of the things that people are most self-conscious of. Fortunately, many stains can be lifted from the teeth with professional teeth whitening. You can whiten your teeth several shades in just an hour or less in the dental chair, or you could opt to brighten your smile in the comfort of your own home over the span of a couple of weeks with a personalized kit provided by your dentist. This is for effective than anything you can find in the dental aisle!
If you are looking to make more dramatic changes to your smile, veneers could be the solution you’ve been looking for! Veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that are placed over the front-facing surfaces of the teeth to cover up imperfections. This includes gaps, chips, stains, misshapen teeth, slightly crooked teeth, and undersized teeth. This is the preferred option by celebrities because they allow the stars to achieve the perfect smiles you see on the big screen.
If your teeth aren’t aligned how they should be, this doesn’t mean that you need to settle for a mouthful of metal brackets and wires to see results. Instead, you could opt for Invisalign. This treatment uses a series of clear aligners to slowly shift your teeth into their rightful locations. These aligners are very difficult to detect when you are wearing them, so no one will even be able to tell you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. You won’t have to deal with metal wires poking at and irritating your lips and gums either. You can just watch your teeth shift to perfection!
By opting for some of the treatments listed above, you can feel better about your teeth and increase your confidence for the summer! Ask your dentist about which cosmetic treatments are right for your smile!
About the Author
Dr. Ira Newman earned his dental doctorate from the Emory University School of Dentistry before training at NYU College of Dentistry/Bellevue Hospital Center where he completed his one-year residency. Currently, he is a proud member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Academy of Laser Dentistry. To learn more about cosmetic treatments or to schedule a consultation at his office in Gramercy Park, visit his website or call (212) 924-6890.