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Incredible Advances In Dentistry Can Work Miracles Regardless of Your Dental Issues!

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If you’re insecure about your teeth, there’s no reason to let it hold you back. Because regardless of how your teeth currently look, dentistry really can work miracles. Here are a few of the dental issues you might be facing, and how they can be improved.

Severe Crookedness

For more serious issues with crookedness, braces are the way to go. You may first need to have a couple of teeth removed if overcrowding is an issue, and then fixed braces will help to pull the teeth into their correct position. You may need just top or bottom braces, but many people need both. You may need braces for anywhere between six months to two years, but the quicker you get them done the quicker they will be off so it’s worth taking the plunge and going for it. It might seem like a long time, but it’s so worth it to have stunning straight teeth for the rest of your life.

After your braces are off, you will need to wear a retainer to keep them in position. This could either be in the form of a clear cover worn over your teeth at night, or a ‘fixed retainer’. This is a strip of metal that’s glued to the back of your teeth and stays there permanently to stop teeth from shifting. You can’t see it, and just like braces you quickly get used to how it feels in your mouth.

Minor Crookedness or Overlapping

Less severe crookedness can be treated with “invisible braces,” clear retainer-like trays that are worn over the teeth for most of the day (unless you’re eating or brushing your teeth). The trays will gradually pull your teeth into the correct position over a number of months, and unlike traditional metal braces it’s not obvious that you have them in. Not everyone is a candidate for these, but for those who are they’re a great option.

Another way that minor crookedness or overlapping of the front teeth can be fixed is with veneers. The natural tooth is shaved down to a “peg” and the new, specially crafted veneer is glued on top. Veneers give a stunning “Hollywood smile” appearance. When you see a celebrity with gorgeous straight white teeth, chances are this is what they’ve had done. Veneers can also be used to fix gaps between front teeth and deep staining/discoloration.

Missing Teeth

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Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, but teeth can also be knocked out or become loose as a result of an accident or injury. A missing tooth can have a dramatic affect on your confidence, and can also cause the rest of your teeth to shift and become loose/ crooked so it’s something that should be addressed right away. If you have enough supporting bone, you could be a candidate for dental implants. Here, a “socket” is implanted into your jaw, and once it’s healed a specially crafted prosthetic tooth can be clipped into it. Alternatively a “bridge” may be used, this is anchored onto the remaining teeth either side, and fixed in place.

Yellowing

If you’re happy with your natural teeth but they just aren’t as sparkling and white as you’d like, teeth whitening is the best way to go. Whitening trays from the dentist will always be much more effective than anything you can buy over the counter, and so if you want to make a noticeable difference, go with a professional. Laser teeth whitening can also work very well, and dentists are able to get your teeth five to six shades lighter in just one hour.

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Are you happy with your smile, or would you consider any cosmetic dental work?

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  • It is amazing how far dentistry has come on over the years, I had quite a lot of treatment in my teens and I am so glad for it.

  • Paula

    I can’t believe how far dentistry has come. I remember a time when about the best you could get were regular cleanings and braces.

  • Jeanette

    I need to get myself back into the dentist! I have a lot of work to get done! I also would love to whiten my teeth!

  • Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom

    They have great advances! The one thing I wish I could do was the teeth whitening. I mean I could, but, I have a crown front and center that they matched to the color of my other teeth and I can’t afford another crown unfortunately. But, I do try to stay going to the dentist every six months!

  • It’s awesome to see how far the dentistry world has come! I remember when I was younger, the only real option was braces. Now I’m glad people can pick and choose the equipment they want to use to help fix their teeth.

  • I had to veneers done a few years ago, and so far, so good. I think it really did improve the look of my smile, though I do wish I felt free to eat apples like I used to…

  • Pam

    Dentists can work magic on a smile! There are so many great noninvasive ways to perk up your smile these days.

  • Dentists are magical people I am convinced! There have been lots of great advances!

  • Taty Pradilla

    Smiles light up the world. These advances will keep us smiling on and on and on!

  • blm03

    My daughter will be getting out of her braces in December. I can say that you are spot on with thi spost.

  • This is so great! I didn’t even know they can help with yellowing. My son will need some soon. Thanks for sharing this. Totally amazed by how advanced they have come along.

  • Bill S

    I love the advances that they have made in dentistry!! It is so hard to enjoy life when you are always nervous to see how your smile looks.

  • I was real insecure about my smile for years. I fixed that at the beginning of this year and I was so proud of myself. I got an implant and fixed my side profile. Now I can laugh and not worry.

  • rika agustini

    Oh Gosh, I spent way too much money to improve my smile… from braces, whitening, etc.

  • polarbelle

    I got invisalign in my 40s. It took about two years longer than the year and a half they anticipated. If I’d known then, I would have opted for traditional braces

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