When you see yourself smiling in a photograph or catch sight of yourself in a reflection you do not want to be left feeling deflated because of your smile. Your smile is one of the first things that is noticed when you meet someone new, so feeling confident about showing your teeth and giving someone a grin is important.
Everybody has their own individual insecurities about their smile. Whether you have crooked teeth that require straightening, or you want to improve the brightness of your teeth, there is a suitable treatment out there that can assist you in becoming proud of your smile. If you want to find out more about what cosmetic dentistry in Barnsley is available, then book an appointment at your practice and speak to your dentist. They will be able to explain all the treatments fully and answer any of your questions.
As people get older their teeth age too, and this can result in yellow or brown stains forming on the surface of the teeth. Certain things can increase your chances of developing stains, such as drinking tea and coffee, smoking and drinking alcohol. Even if you clean your teeth thoroughly twice a day you may still develop stains which you may find frustrating, but this is easy for you to resolve.
Tooth whitening is available at your dental practice. This is where you have your teeth lightened by a shade, or several shades, depending on your situation. Your dental practitioner will be able to advise you on what treatment to go for at your consultation appointment. Sometimes you will be able to purchase home-kits from your practice. A dental professional will explain to you how to use this product safely and how to achieve the most desirable results.
When people’s adult teeth come through, they are sometimes crooked or uneven. Occasionally there will be gaps between several of your teeth, or you may have a problem with overcrowding. There are several types of braces now available to you that can provide a solution to most problems.
If you have an overcrowded mouth you will most likely need to have a tooth or a couple of teeth removed before you undergo any further treatment. This is so when your brace is fitted your teeth have enough room to manoeuvre into their new positions without causing any distress to your other teeth.
Sometimes you will need to wear different types of braces to align your jaw before you have your teeth straightened. When you have an over or underbite it can increase your chances of damaging your top or bottom front teeth. Treatment time will vary depending on the severity of your situation.
Some adults feel like they cannot wear a brace because they are for ‘teenagers’, however with the new Invisalign braces adults can now straighten their teeth discreetly and efficiently. You will have a series of custom-made aligners to wear and each set will move your teeth gradually until they are in their new positions.
As with many braces, you will need to wear a retainer once your treatment has finished to ensure that your teeth do not return to their old positions. The length of time you will need to wear this retainer will depend on your individual circumstances.