They say a smile can do a world of wonders, release stress, make you appealing to others, to spread happiness. But smiling can cause stress for some as they fear they do not have the perfect smile. While the mere action of smiling is beautiful in itself universally, some people are self conscious that they do not have the perfect smile.
But what is a perfect smile, anyway? Perfect is defined as entirely without any flaws, defects, or shortcomings. When applied to a smile, one would say that flaws in the teeth could include discoloration, crookedness, overbite, underbite, chips, missing teeth, or deformed teeth to name a few. But just because those are your natural teeth, doesn’t mean that the coveted perfect smile is out of reach.
Discoloration can be Corrected with Whitening Techniques:
There are many different solutions for discolored teeth caused from red wine, coffee, tea, tobacco use and age. There are in home whitening solutions for minor discoloration, and in office solutions that can make your teeth white and bright.
Crookedness, Overbite and Underbite can be Corrected with Braces:
Braces have evolved over time with the help of technology to make many different solutions for those in need of orthodontics. When applied to the teeth, they can return them to being straight, which not only puts you one step closer to the perfect smile, but is easier to care for, leading to a healthier mouth. Also, Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces.
Chips and Imperfections can be Corrected with Veneers:
Veneers are a solution that allow people with minor imperfections such as an oddly shaped tooth, a chip, or even a stain that can’t be eliminated with whitening techniques to have the perfect teeth of their dreams. Veneers are applied over your existing tooth surface making your old natural tooth looking good as new!
Missing Teeth can be Corrected with Implants or Bridges:
Even those with missing teeth don’t have to miss out on the chance for having a perfect smile. With technological advances, no one even has to know that you were ever missing a tooth. Dental implants are permanent replacement teeth that fuse with the jaw and are treated just like a real tooth. Bridges can fill in the area of a missing tooth by connecting a false tooth to the two healthy teeth surrounding it to make your teeth appear perfect.
Deformed Teeth can be Corrected with Crowns:
Those who have severely deformed teeth, or damaged teeth, can correct the appearance with a crown that is placed over the existing tooth. This gives any deformed teeth the clean, straight and perfect appearance that many people seek.
If you want the perfect smile, talk to your dentist about what would make your smile perfect to you. That way you can undergo the necessary treatments, many of which are simple and quick, and be flashing that perfect smile in no time. The perfect smile is certainly something to smile about, and you’ll be happy that you made your dreams come true.