Well, 2017 is now flying by and some of your New Year resolutions may have gone to the wayside. We hope not, though, and we hope your intention is to look after yourself and be the best person you can be.
How about your smile? Are you happy with it? It takes just seven seconds to form a first impression of someone, so it’s a great idea to make that impression a good one. If you are hiding your smile or self-conscious of your smile, it can affect your confidence and self-esteem, which can, in turn, affect the first impression you portray.
If you are not happy with your smile, make 2017 the year you do something about it. Some of the problems people feel they have with their teeth are listed below with some known solutions to help you feel better in 2017.
If you have gaps in your teeth, you could try dental implants. They are an artificial tooth root, which is placed in your jaw and then a natural looking tooth is attached to it made from porcelain and colour-matched to your teeth, which blends in beautifully with your smile.
Crooked or Overcrowded Teeth
With people living longer and keeping their natural teeth, more adults are seeking the benefits that braces can provide. It is possible to improve crooked teeth in numerous ways. You could try WIN Braces, which have the benefits of conventional braces, with full control and movement of teeth, but they are nearly invisible as they are attached to the inner surface of the teeth. There is also the Damon Clear System, which combines tieless braces with high technology archwires, which are proven to move teeth fast and comfortably and are virtually invisible.
Teeth whitening could help here, but only a dental professional should perform teeth whitening. It involves bleaching your teeth to make them lighter by several shades. Laser teeth whitening usually costs a bit more but can be done within an hour. Mouth guard whitening is usually more cost effective but takes longer (usually 1-3 weeks).
Dental amalgam is a common material used to fill cavities, but over the years, concerns have been raised about the use of amalgam because it contains mercury, which is known to be a toxic substance. Some people are choosing to have white fillings instead. The main advantage of the white filling is its aesthetic appeal.