Do you have something you want to change about your teeth? Whether you’re a teenager, an adult, or an elderly individual, it seems like there’s always something we could do to improve our teeth and our smile. Some people opt for braces while they’re young and others don’t go down this path until they’re older. There are also plenty of other ways to improve your teeth alignment and your smile regardless of your age. You simply need to head to your dentist office to get the dentistry assistance you need.
Interested in learning more about different ways to improve your teeth with cosmetic dentistry or general dentistry? Keep reading to find out all your options when it comes to taking care of your teeth.
Why Our Smiles Are so Important to Us
Keeping your smile and teeth alignment as perfect as possible can cost a pretty penny. Even so, people are constantly looking for ways to improve their teeth. Why is that? Well, the smile is one of the features that people find most attractive. In fact, when it comes to finding a relationship, around 96% of people state that a good smile makes someone more attractive to them. With that to consider, it makes sense why so many people of all ages are constantly searching for ways to improve their teeth and their smile.
One reason age has no weight on the smile is that many people believe it is a feature that stays attractive even as you age. The rest of your body and features may change over time, but your smile remains the same, according to roughly half of the population and a survey done by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Options for Improving Your Teeth Alignment and Smile
There are plenty of different options when it comes to dentistry and your teeth. The most obvious way to improve your teeth is with braces at a younger age. Once you have all your adult teeth, you can start to fix any problems you have with braces. Once you have corrected your teeth alignment, you can use permanent or temporary retainers to keep them straight throughout the rest of your life.
If you want to take a different path than standard braces, you can always opt for invisible aligners. These are less obvious in your mouth than standard braces so they are frequently chosen by adults. Whether you’ve had braces before or not, they can help fix any problems with your teeth alignment. If you had braces as a kid, they can help with minor issues that have developed over the years since you had your braces removed. Sometimes, you only have to use invisible aligners like Invisalign for a year. 96% of patients say they are satisfied after this treatment.
Another option you can opt for is veneers. They can fix a myriad of issues with your teeth and smile. For example, veneers can be used to help with misaligned teeth, discolored teeth, chipped or broken teeth, and gaps that occur between teeth. More often than not, you can receive your veneers within a couple of weeks of have a mold taken of your teeth at your dentist’s office.
When your veneers come into the office, you will go back in to make sure they fit properly. Overall, most people say a set of veneers can last you anywhere from 10 to 15 years. They can be costly, though. If you opt for the traditional porcelain veneers, you can pay up to $2,500 per tooth. However, in other cases, they can cost as low as $925 per tooth.
If you are still looking for more options to help with your teeth alignment or other issues to improve your smile, always be sure to visit your dentist’s office to get more information. They can be provide specific advice based on your teeth, and they can help set up a treatment plan for you moving forward.
Have you ever looked into cosmetic dentistry or general dentistry to improve your teeth and your smile? What have you opted for to improve your teeth? Let us know about your experiences with braces, invisible aligners, or veneers in the comments.