Visiting the dentist has taken on a whole new meaning in recent years. A meaning that is expanding and becoming more and more popular as each day passes. That is, the dentist is no longer a place ONLY to keep your teeth in great health. But it is also a place to IMPROVE the appearance of your teeth and a place to create a beautiful smile that you can be proud and confident to share with the world. This new place is called cosmetic dentistry.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
As the rise of cosmetic dentistry is new to many people, we want to talk you through what cosmetic dentistry exactly is and the potential benefit that are available for you to take advantage of - and there are many.
You may be the worlds best at looking after your teeth. You visit your dentist regularly for check ups, you brush and floss twice daily, you don't smoke, and you avoid foods and drinks that are unfriendly to teeth. However, as time ticks by general wear and tare on your teeth will start to show. This could manifest itself in an accident of sorts causing tooth to chip or become loose. Perhaps you have developed an underlying habit of grinding your teeth whilst asleep. Either way, there will be a negative effect on the appearance of your smile. It is most often unavoidable. But don't worry, there are a range of cosmetic treatments that can help get your smile back on track!
Cosmetic dentistry can be considered any dental treatment that aims to improve the appearance of a person's teeth.
Why Do People Choose Cosmetic Dentistry?
Why exactly are people concerned about the appearance of their teeth? After years of practicing the field of cosmetic dentistry we have talked with thousands of patients who have very similar concerns. These concerns appear to be mentioned again and again:
Confidence is one of the major motives influencing a person to make the decision of improving their appearance. If a person becomes self-conscious about their teeth then all sorts of problems can arise. A common occurrence is that the person in question avoids smiling in photographs. They simply don't want their teeth to be shown wherever possible and this can cause them to come across as an unhappy person as they aren't smiling with their teeth. Due to this, social interaction can become difficult. Especially if a person avoids talking at all in an effort to keep their teeth behind closed lips. This all leads to a huge lack of confidence and can seriously affect a person's ability to live a happy life. At some point they decide that a change is needed. They cannot live like this a minute longer. So they get in touch with a cosmetic dentist such as Dr Dan of Bamboo Dental. They then find out that this huge burden they have been carrying is very easily lifted and a confident life is something that CAN be a reality once again!
Another recurring theme is that of love. Studies have procured strong evidence showing that the first thing a person notices when meeting your for the first time is your smile. Your smile is also one of the top indicators of attract according to studies. Both of these factors combined sheds and enormous light on why many people with crooked or discoloured teeth may find it difficult to find a partner. There is also a link through our biological history. The sole purpose of humanity is to survive and reproduce.It is suggested that in a mate, one looks for someone who appears to be healthy. Healthy enough to survive and to help future generations survive by passing on good genes and providing for the family. If your teeth appear to be unhealthy then this sends a subconscious signal to a potential mate that you may not be the best person for them. This idea can go some way to describing why a persons smile is so important when looking for love. Another reason is that we seek happiness in life. If a person is smiling awkwardly whilst trying to hide their teeth then this sends a signal across that something is not quite right in their life.
What Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments Are Most Popular?
You will find that most cosmetic dentists will offer different systems of treatment. However, they will all cover the most highly demanded treatments in the industry. Here are some of the most commonly asked for treatments:
Teeth straightening is a way of moving crooked, crowded or spaced teeth back in line. Although this can come under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry, this treatment is also often essential for healthy teeth. Teeth straightening has become so popular that many new technologies have been developed to help tackle the different aims and objectives of patients looking to get their teeth straightened. Invisalign is a type of removable aligner. The aligner is nearly invisible and is the perfect solution for someone looking to straighten their teeth as discreetly as possible. Six Month Smiles is a type of fixed train-track brace. The brace system is incredibly effective at correcting complex problems. And the best thing is that it can straighten most sets of teeth in six months of less. The brace brackets are also clear which keeps the appearance fairly discreet.
Cosmetic veneers are often seen in what is becoming referred as 'the celebrity smile'. They are very thin and durable caps that securely fit over the each tooth to change the shape and appearance. Each veneers can be designed just for your very own set of teeth. The design phase can stem all the way from colour to adding tiny dents and lines in order to make the tooth look so realistic that nobody would know you were wearing veneers!
Probably the most popular and easily the most accessible treatment in cosmetic dentistry is teeth whitening. It is important to only visit a dental professional when seeking out teeth whitening treatment. It is only a dentist who can check that it is safe for you to go through the treatment. Your dentist will also have a supply of safe whitening solution that has been obtained from verified sources. Teeth whitening can come in various forms from in chair laser teeth whitening to take-home whitening trays. Both methods will bring up the whiteness of your teeth to a beautiful white shade and can make all the difference in a person's smile!
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