From the period you were young to the time of adulthood, it is quite possible that you have gone through certain injuries or ailments which have in one way or the other affected your dental formation. These can range from biting down hard on the soil in that gravy, falling and chipping your teeth or even getting a dental disease which will in effect alter your dental formulae. Also, certain people are born with gaps in their teeth which may not be appealing to the eye. Such dental anomalies can lead to an increased self-awareness which will in effect reduce a person's self-esteem. A smile represents one of the key factors when it comes to the creation of a personal image. This is among the very first things someone notices when looking at you. To recover that smile, one has to visit a cosmetic dentist who works to improve the appearance of your teeth. They are specialised in giving better alignment of teeth, colour, structure and shape, unlike dental surgeons whose work go deeper into functionality and not just appearance. The services offered by the cosmetic dentists include teeth straightening, orthodontics as well as porcelain veneers.
- Teeth Straightening – This is a service which is offered for people whose teeth are not well aligned according to their jawline. Some of the teeth may be facing inwards while others facing outwards leading to a disorganised dental nomenclature. The cosmetic dentists can employ either porcelain veneers as well as orthodontics to fix this issue. A combination of both approaches can also be done to get the job effectively done. The veneers are used to align only mild and moderate crowding or protrusion. On the other hand, orthodontics can be done to straighten any teeth however misaligned.
- Orthodontics – Another service offered by the cosmetic dentists is orthodontics. With the available options for orthodontics, more adults are choosing to straighten and whiten their teeth. This is achieved through tools such as Invisalign as well as the Inman Aligner. The orthodontics service can be used to straighten out crooked teeth giving the patient a healthy and confident smile.
- Porcelain Veneers – A veneer represents a new front surface which is fitted to the tooth. This surface is generated from porcelain which offers great resemblance to the tooth enamel. The veneers are versatile meaning that they can be used in the alignment of protruding or crowded teeth. They can also be used to either lighten the tooth colour or even close all the pres gaps present. Due to their physical properties such as strength and colour, the porcelain veneers are used to offer permanent fixing to the teeth.