When you think of your favorite aspects of the people you meet, how important is their smile? Although many people focus on dieting and exercising to perfect their bodies, a smile is often the most memorable feature of the people you meet. Everyone’s smile is different, and the intensity and genuine nature with which you smile are some of the most powerful ways you have to engage people.
Even if you have the highly-coveted perfect body, a stained or crooked smile can be a dealbreaker for some people. Fortunately, multiple methods are available for improving your smile. Whether your smile is a few shades darker than you’d like it to be, or whether your teeth grew in as if they had a mind of their own, there are effective ways to fix your smile. Perhaps some of these methods will work for you.
A wide variety of foods and habits can stain your teeth, reducing the brightness of your smile. Smokers and coffee drinkers are at the most risk of a stained smile. Whichever lifestyle choice has stained your teeth, it’s important to know that numerous products are available for brightening your smile by a few shades at a time. These include the following office treatments and take home whitening products.
Scheduling a whitening at your dental provider can make an immediate difference in your appearance. Your dentist can use a combination of fluorides and special solutions to make your teeth a few shades brighter. Office whitening procedures are typically more potent than home versions and can be the perfect thing for getting your smile in peak form this summer.
Whitening products have become an 11-billion-dollar industry, and there are a huge variety of them available. These include special kinds of toothpaste, swabs, strips, gels, and others that are designed to brighten up your smile. Advantages of these home whitening kits are that they’re typically inexpensive and offer numerous ways for consumers to whiten their teeth. As a drawback, it’s important to note that this enhancement is temporary, so proper oral care is still the best way to keep your teeth fresh and clean.
In addition to ensuring that your teeth are the brightest they can be, taking action to make sure your smile is straight is also a factor that contributes to beauty. One or two imperfections can be endearing, but a smile full of crooked teeth can cause insecurity in many patients. If your teeth didn’t grow in perfectly, you’re not alone. Various methods are available for giving you the symmetrical smile you deserve.
When most people think of straightening out their teeth, they think of traditional metal braces. Still highly-effective at aligning patients’ teeth, metal braces are the tried and true solution. If you’re open to metal braces, you’ll be fitted with a bracket on each tooth, and a metal wire that runs through the brackets. Patients typically choose the color of their bands, a decision that adds customization to the process. For those who don’t mind wearing metal braces for a year or two, it’s an effective treatment.
If you’re one of the patients who prefers a quick, less conspicuous solution for your crooked teeth, Clearline Invisible Braces are a reliable option. After a 3D scan of your teeth, a set of mouth trays enables incremental adjustments to your smile. Aside from the obvious benefit of being invisible, Clearline also requires a much shorter amount of time than traditional braces, often only taking as little as 3 weeks to adjust your teeth. Most patients will qualify for Clearline, but discuss it with Dr. Wassenaar to ensure it’s your best option.
What was the last thing you did to benefit your smile? From braces to home whitening kits, there are a lot of ways that you can significantly enhance your smile. Since Dr. Wassenaar has seen thousands of patients and evaluated a wide variety of dental problems, he can assess your conditions and recommend the ideal treatment. Don’t wait another day with an imperfect smile. Contact Williams Lake Smiles today, and see how you can get your smile ready for summertime!