If you want to have a dazzling smile all the time, the condition of your teeth plays a big part of it. While you might also want to keep your lips soft and maybe colorful too, smiling with your teeth is the most genuine way of showing happiness and openness. A lot of people feel self-conscious about their teeth, and especially about how even they are. Although teeth aren’t designed to be the same size and shape across the board (because they have different purposes), many people feel that their teeth are too uneven. If you want, straighter and even teeth, there are several ways you can go about it.
Straighten Your Teeth
Many people have their teeth straightened when they’re teenagers or preteens. But not everyone has braces when they’re growing up. Getting them as an adult might not really appeal, especially as the thought of them probably gives you an image of a spotty teenager. However, the practice of getting braces as an adult has become more popular, and it’s not that strange to see. If you’re still unsure, you might want to consider clear braces, which are a less visible option. Straightening your teeth can line them up more neatly and perhaps help to close gaps too.
Replace Missing Teeth
If you have a missing tooth, it can be a knock to your confidence, especially if it is in a visible position. If you have more than one tooth missing, it can appear worse. There are several options to replace missing teeth, and they all offer different benefits at different price points. You might consider a crown or bridge, or perhaps a denture. Another option is to consider Owens DDS Dental Implants or implants from your local dentist. Implants involve having a titanium post put into your jaw, which holds a false tooth for a more permanent tooth replacement.
Veneers offer another option to make your teeth even in both color and shape. They are very thin pieces of porcelain which are applied to the front of your teeth. A dentist first removes some of the enamel from the tooth and then applies the veneers. You can have one tooth done, a few of them or even a full set to change all your teeth. It’s a great option if you’re thinking about changing the appearance of your teeth and you don’t need a lot of major work to make them healthier.
You might also consider reshaping your teeth if you want them to be more even. This involves gently removing tooth enamel to trim areas that are perhaps a bit too long or unevenly shaped. Afterward, they can be polished to make them smooth. It doesn’t need to take too long, although it does depend on how many teeth need to be reshaped. Before starting, the dentist will X-ray the teeth to check their position and how much pulp they have to ensure optimal shaping.
If you want a new smile, you have a few choices for making your teeth more even. You could soon feel proud of your smile again.
*A collaborative post.