What is the first thing you notice about someone new you meet? Eye color, hair color, or is it their smile?? A beautiful smile lights up a face, bringing life to all features. You can’t change your eye color; a bit of hair dye can fix your hair color, but what if your smile doesn’t light up your face… Are you one of these people who does a half smile not wanting to reveal your teeth, are you conscious that your teeth don’t present you to the world as you would like? All of these problems can easily be fixed with a little bit of treatment.
Cosmetic dentistry is on the up, and it comes in many forms to correct a host of conditions. And there are more people opting for cosmetic dentistry than you realize. For those that have consumed a lot of coffee, red wine and other enamel-staining drinks and foods, there is the option to have your teeth whitened. This is an easy process that will bring the sparkle back to your smile. For teeth that aren’t lined up as they should be there is orthodontic treatment. (Straight teeth are also easier to clean and keep healthy). This can take a little bit more time than other dentistry cosmetics, but there are many options that make the process discreet and as quick as possible, with the results outweighing the time factor: to gain confidence and a lovely smile to match, it is worth it. For those that may have misshapen teeth, there is the option to have caps and other reshaping corrective dentistry applied. And all of these treatments come under the cosmetic dentistry banner. With more people are taking up the opportunity to make the most of their smile it is something worth talking to a professional about if you are conscious of your teeth and smile.
All sounds a bit expensive though?? There is no getting away from it, any form of cosmetic treatment comes with a cost attached to it, but there is some good news for those wanting to change their smile. Most dental practices will offer some type of payment scheme or other method to pay allowing you to commence treatment and pay for this in affordable installments. And most will offer a free consultation too so that you can make an informed decision before parting with your money so you know what is involved and what you are paying for. If your smile is holding you back it is amazing the difference a small tooth correction can make to both your general confidence and your appearance. It is worth speaking to your dentist about what can be done for you.