As 2016 approaches, many of you may be thinking about making a new year’s resolution. For some of you, this may include a new approach to the way you think about or treat your teeth. So what are some of the most common things that you can look at and address, so ensuring you end 2016 feeling far more positive about your smile?
The first thing to be aware of is that with today’s dentistry, the possibilities are endless. Whether you are dissatisfied with the shape of your teeth or their colour, whether you are saddened by any gaps in your teeth or whether you dislike the angles of your teeth, all these things do not have to be permanent.
If it’s shade of teeth that you are concerned about, now is the time to invest in a cosmetic treatment. You could opt for tooth whitening. There are multiple options within this category, from over-the-counter bleaching trays to professional whitening at the dentist. You can opt for instant or gradual results to ensure you have total control over how white you’d like to go. If your New Year’s resolution is to opt for whiter teeth, start researching – and remember, your dentist will be happy to advise you on the best solutions for you.
If gaps are a concern, dental bridges or implants could mean that you enter 2016 with this no longer being a worry. These are artificial teeth fitted in the gaps and bonded to the existing teeth on either side. Another option is dental implants, which are actually attached to the jawbone. Both are done to exactly match and fit with your existing teeth so that no-one except you will know that there was once a gap.
If it’s the angle of your teeth or an overbite or underbite which is concerning you, now is the time to consult an orthodontist and see which options are available to you. With the wide range of braces and treatments on the market, a total smile makeover is entirely possible. Options include invisible braces and natural coloured tooth brackets so again no-one except yourself need know about the change you’re making.
If you would like to know how we can help you achieve your 2016 goals, why not give us a call today?