Your teeth are one of the most important aspects of facial beauty, yet they are often neglected.
Take it from the pros: dental clinic Smilefocus shares tips to achieve a smile you’ll want to show off.
1. Align your teeth
If you want a mouth full of nicely aligned teeth but don’t want to deal with traditional braces, try Smile Tru clear aligners. These translucent sequential tooth positioners are designed to fit over your teeth and gently move them into position over a period of two weeks per aligner.
Other benefits: Smile Tru aligners are more affordable than traditional braces and can be removed when you eat or drink so you don’t have to worry about cleaning any gear afterwards.
2. Cover your flaws
Fix chipped teeth with a tooth-bonding technique. Your dentist will apply an enamellike material to your tooth’s surface and harden it with a special light. This bonds the material to your tooth, restoring its appearance.
Teeth that are stained or badly discoloured can typically be salvaged with veneers – thin, toothcoloured shells made from porcelain or resin, which are carefully crafted and bonded to the front of your teeth. Porcelain veneers have a more life-like look, but composite resin veneers are cost-effective and said to be equally durable.
If you suffer from tooth decay, a dental fi lling can help. But you don’t have to settle for visible silver ones. Opt for a toothcoloured or white filling instead for a more natural look.
However, if the decay has damaged the tooth’s structure, a crown can be placed over your damaged tooth and cemented into place above the gum line.
3. Whiten your teeth
Over time, regular consumption of coffee, tea and red wine can stain your teeth. Smoking can also badly stain teeth.
Consider Smilefocus’s ZOOM light-activated whitening procedure, which takes less than two hours and is believed to lighten teeth in just one visit.
Alternatively, go for a dentist-supervised home whitening programme, which is said to produce results in just a few days.
BONUS tip: Pucker up
Your lips will begin to thin with age, and you may develop fine lines around your mouth.
If suitable, you can address these with temporary dermal fillers to recreate a useful smile. These require routine enhancements, which can be performed in conjunction with your regular dental exam.
Make sure to consult your dentist or a medical expert prior to any treatment.
From The Finder, November 2016