December 20, 2018
Looking for a way to enhance your smile? Your local cosmetic dentist has options that can help. These include Invisalign, teeth whitening treatments, and porcelain veneers.
How Invisalign Works
Teeth misalignment problems can affect people of any age. Yet traditional braces are not the best option for most adults. For these patients, we recommend Invisalign. The term refers to a brand of clear dental aligners that the wearer uses over a period of a few months. The result is straighter, healthier teeth, both in the immediate future and over the long term.
Invisalign aligners can be removed for up to two hours per day for eating and other purposes.They’re remarkably easy to care for. Just rinse them after each meal and clean them daily using soft soap and perhaps a standard denture cleaning solution.
The patient switches to a new set of aligners every week or so until the course of treatment is complete.Afterwards, he or she need only wear a nightly retainer in order to maintain the benefits for a lifetime. Invisalign is a great way to enjoy both practical and cosmetic benefits.
The Facts about Teeth Whitening
Sparkling white teeth are associated with health and beauty in our society. Unfortunately, many factors can dull our smile over the years. These include dietary choices, tobacco use, and hereditary issues. In many cases, these problems can be successfully corrected with teeth whitening treatments.
Prescription teeth whitening is a professional-level alternative to the minimally effective, mass-produced kits you may have seen online or on the shelf at your local retailer. It uses gentle yet effective formulas to remove years of stains and discolorations.
Enjoying the most benefit from professional teeth whitening does take a little effort on the patient’s part. You should limit consumption of sugars, simple starches, and alcohol. You should also avoid tobacco products.
Teeth whitening can last up to a year, sometimes longer, before the next treatment is needed. It’s a great choice for people who desire immediate cosmetic benefits.
What You Should Know About Veneers
Imagine being able to transform your smile from so-so to spectacular in as little as a few days.That’s exactly what you can expect from veneers.This treatment uses parchment-thin layers of porcelain or composite materials to erase the effects of staining, discoloration, and other cosmetic blemishes.
The process of receiving dental veneers usually occurs over two appointments. During the fist visit, the dentist will gently prepare your teeth to receive the veneers. He or she will also create a series of digital images which the dental lab will use to prepare your custom restoration.
During the second visit, you and your dentist will ensure that the veneers are both comfortable and complimentary to your appearance. He or she will then use a special light-activated bonding agent to join the restoration to your natural teeth. Veneers are another option that can provide maximum result in minimal time.
Talk to your cosmetic dentist soon about veneers, whitening, Invisalign, and other options for enhancing your smile. There’s no better way to get your smile in shape for the new year.
About the Author
Dr. Bradley Briggs earned his DDS degree from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2004. He’s proud to work alongside his father, Dr. Roger Briggs, in providing top-quality dental services for the people of our area. You can reach his office online or by calling (480) 948-7670.
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