25. April 2012 20:51
Most of the people that choose to go with cosmetic dentistry mostly have one thing in common; they want to have a set of straight teeth. A small fraction of the people are naturally born with perfect teeth but everyone else who wants them has to go through dental treatments like getting braces or other procedures for straightening teeth such as clear braces etc. A lot of times it happens that you get straight teeth when the braces come off but you are advised to wear retainers after that happens to ensure the teeth don’t revert back to their original positions. Most people don’t wear the retainers long enough and sometimes it can lead to losing your once perfect smile. The orthodontist and the dentist suggest that you wear the retainers for the rest of your life but this is never done by the patient as they either loose the retainers, break them or they just forget about wearing them.
Its lucky for us that getting clunky old braces aren’t the only way of obtaining straight teeth these days. Thanks to the advances in technology and the field of dentistry known as orthodontics we have many more options we can avail to help us get a beautiful smile which include using clear braces, veneers and reshaping to get the results you want faster and with more comfort.
Clear braces are an innovation in orthodontics and have changed what it means to get braces. Instead of wearing attention seeking giant metal wires around your teeth with clear braces you have a clear plastic tray that goes over your teeth and gently reforms them into the desired position, these are discrete, comfortable, cheaper and they work faster than their metal counterpart so you don’t have to worry about getting braces anymore because you won’t be the odd ball thanks to clear braces.
Veneers are what the dentists use to treat a tooth that is discolored or chipped or even broken. They are also effective in filling in gaps you may have between your teeth. Basically these are shells made out of porcelain and they are designed to cover your teeth after a thin layer has been removed from the teeth. Veneers can last for years as they are durable and also they give a natural look and don’t stain easily either.
Reshaping is another method that is largely used by dentists for correction of minor imperfections, over lapping or cracked or crooked teeth can all be easily treated by shaving off some of the teeth or adding a substitute to fill in where it’s needed. This process is quick and painless and is ideal for people who have healthy teeth and are just looking for minor repairs to get their perfectly straight teeth back.