For many of us, our smiles are our most important feature. It is said that a person’s smile is one of the first things people notice about them, so it is no wonder that treatments within cosmetic dentistry are becoming more and more popular, especially with adults. Thankfully, many dental practices understand the desire that most people have to improve their smiles, which is why they offer various cosmetic dental treatments for their patients.
So if you would like to improve your smile and are based in London, your best bet is to visit a dental practice.
Am I suitable for cosmetic dental treatment?
Cosmetic dentistry focuses mainly on improving the appearance of an individual’s teeth. A person’s smile can be improved by focusing on the size, shape or colour of their teeth.
If you have noticed that you have crooked or crowded teeth, are unhappy with the shade of your teeth or have a gap in your teeth you wish to close, you may want to consider having cosmetic dental treatment. Cosmetic dentistry can correct a number of dental imperfections.
A popular form of cosmetic dental treatment, which can instantly improve your smile is teeth whitening.
Simply, teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental treatment that makes use of bleaching agents to whiten your teeth. It is a popular treatment for those who have noticed that their teeth have become discoloured due to food and/or drink or for those who would like their teeth to look whiter and brighter. There are usually two types of teeth whitening treatments available; one that can be done by a dentist and another that is a home whitening kit. If you decide to have your teeth whitened at your local dental practice, you can expect instant results. However, should you choose to use a home whitening kit, you can be in control of how quickly you whiten your teeth. On average, if you opt for a home whitening kit, the results can be noticed after two weeks. Either way, teeth whitening is a safe and efficient way to improve the appearance of your teeth.
For some individuals, their concerns may not be discolouration but rather crooked teeth, a gap or a misaligned bite. If you can relate and would like to achieve straighter teeth, you may want to consider another form of dental treatment, which is Invisalign London.
An alternative to traditional metal braces
Invisalign is a modern teeth-straightening system that uses 3D technology and aligners to gently shift your teeth into the desired positions. This is a popular dental treatment for adults who may not have had the opportunity to have orthodontic treatment when they were younger.
Should you decide to use Invisalign, you can expect a 3D scan of your teeth and gums. This will help to create your bespoke aligners, and you will also be able to see how your teeth will look once the treatment is complete.
Each set of aligners will slowly straighten your teeth, and it is recommended that you wear each aligner for at least 20 hours a day. Typically, you will need to wear each set of aligners for 2 weeks, and once the treatment is complete, you will be given retainers to wear to prevent your teeth from moving back into their previous positions.