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.

Isn’t it Time to Get Your Smile in Shape as Well?

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.

Brightening Up Your Smile

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.

Whiten your Teeth at Our Office

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.

Whiten your Teeth at Home

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.

A Nice, Straight Smile to Show the World

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.

Straiten your Teeth with Metal Braces

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.

Fix your Smile with Clearline Invisible Braces

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.

Ask Dr. Wassenaar About the Best Ways to Enhance Your Smile!

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!

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Covid-19 (Corona) Virus

Dear valued patients of Williams Lake Smiles,

Greetings to patients and friends of Williams Lake Smiles!

June is here and hopefully, more summer weather is headed our way!

We are feeling excited and optimistic about the months to come as it appears that there is some positive easing of restrictions in British Columbia. Our team hopes this means that you will be able to slowly begin to see loved ones and move around a little bit more. Good news for us all!

In our office, your health and safety is still our utmost concern so we would like to update you and review our current protocols.

We are happy to be able to move from our online covid pre-screening forms to a verbal questionnaire. This means that you will no longer be required to do the online covid form before every appointment.
For the continued health and safety of all, we ask that you do not attend our office if you feel unwell at all or have traveled outside of the country within the past 14 days. We will ask you covid screening questions on the phone, at the time of scheduling appointments, and then again at the time of your arrival in our office. Mask wear is still mandatory for anyone entering our office. Your temperature will still be taken, shoe coverings provided and we will have you use hand sanitizer upon check-in at the door.

We will still be doing all we can to limit the amount of people in the office at one time and who you come into contact with while you are here.
We ask that you do not arrive too far ahead or drop off family members early for scheduled appointments. If our waiting room is full, we may ask you to remain in your vehicle and we can call you in as soon as we are ready. Please do not bring any extra people with you into the office. No spouses, children or siblings can accompany you to your appointment in the office.
We will continue with all other enhanced safety protocols to ensure that the health of our patients and staff team are our first priority and allow us to continue to provide you with our full range of exceptional dental care.

The Williams Lake Smiles team thanks to our amazing patients and friends for their ongoing patience and support through these unprecedented times of the past year and moving forward.
We appreciate your trust in us to help you be the healthiest you can be!

Please contact us with any questions or to schedule any of your dental needs.


Dr. Rudy Wassenaar and the team at Williams Lake Smiles

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