There’s no need to go through years of excruciating pain to get that Hollywood smile.
The perfect smile is something everyone wants, no matter what age. Recent research found 62 per cent of Aussie adults are considering treatments with braces with the intention of their new smile boosting their self-confidence.
But if obvious metal-on-teeth isn’t something you could see yourself wearing, fret not – there’s heaps of other alternatives now available. We enlisted the help of Dr. Reuben Sim, co-founder of Dental Boutique for his top five tips of getting that perfect smile no metal involved.
All 4 One
All-on-4 is a teeth replacement solution that resembles the form and function of natural teeth. Within one to three days, patients receive their new set of teeth. But don’t worry, your smile won’t look fake. You get the chance to plan and design the smile and position of the new teeth prior to surgery for the best possible result. Before you know it, your smile will return back to normal and you’ll be grinning from ear to ear.
Composite bonding is where a tooth-coloured resin material is applied using adhesives to restore or improve your smile. A smile design should accompany the procedure to achieve a good result. This treatment is more prone to staining, and is really mainly meant for people who only require minor or temporary correction of a cosmetic defect.
While this doesn’t straighten teeth, it can drastically improve a smile. Gum lifting raises and sculpts an individual’s gum line to showcase and frame their pearly whites. A smile design should accompany the gum lift. If you bare too much gum and not enough teeth or have an imbalance and asymmetry in the gum line, then this is the treatment for you.
Invisalign is one of the most popular ways to realign teeth. They’re simply a series of clean aligners which are custom made to fit and gradually realign teeth. There are a few reasons why Invisalign is so well loved by influencers and young adults – it’s easy to clean and maintain oral hygiene, they’re easily removable and believe it or not, they’re actually comfortable. Keep an eye out for “Platinum Elite” providers – they’re dental practices who’ve treated many happy patients with Invisalign. If you simply want straight teeth, then Invisalign is the best option for you.
A dental veneer is a porcelain layer that is placed on top of existing teeth. It’s a great procedure because it lets patients choose the shape, size, colour, and overall feel of their smile. A huge benefit of porcelain veneers is that the porcelain looks almost exactly like natural teeth and is stain resistant. This treatment is perfect if you have teeth that are crooked, worn down, chipped, broken, discoloured or have gaps in-between.
Be sure to note that each individual is different so double check with your dentist if that particular treatment is right for you. Happy smiling!
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