The smile is considered to be one of the most noticeable facial features, which explains why over the years, more and more individuals are continuing to invest in their teeth and smile. So if you have been unhappy with your teeth and are looking for a way to improve your smile, why not book an appointment to see a dentist Sydney CBD, who will be able to help you on your journey in attaining the smile you want.
The area of dentistry that focuses mainly on improving how your teeth look, cosmetic dentistry offers many cosmetic dental treatments which can all work to improve your smile.
One way you can do this is by investing in veneers.
If your teeth are damaged, chipped, damaged or discoloured, veneers may be the ideal solution for you. Veneers are thin tooth coloured shells, usually made out of porcelain and they are fitted over the front of the damaged tooth using a minor procedure in order to instantly improve the appearance of your teeth. Veneers can either be held together using a dental adhesive or in the case of composite veneers, these are moulded directly onto your chipped or discoloured tooth by your cosmetic dental team.
If you have crooked, crowded teeth or issues with your bite, you may also want to think about having orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth and improve your smile. There are also dental treatment options for you to choose from, including traditional metal braces.
However, if you are considering orthodontic treatment in order to straighten your teeth but do not want to use the traditional route of fixed metal braces, you may want to consider Invisalign, which is a popular alternative to fixed braces.
Using advanced dental technology, Invisalign uses clear aligners to help straighten your teeth. Invisalign can be used to correct a wide range of dental issues, from closing gaps to shifting crowded teeth into their desired position.
Before proceeding with Invisalign treatment, you will be invited to have a consultation with a dental practitioner, which includes a thorough assessment on the current condition of your teeth to ensure that Invisalign is the right treatment for you. You will also be provided with a detailed treatment plan and with the use of advanced dental technology, you will be shown how your teeth will look following the Invisalign treatment, so you will know what to expect at each stage of the orthodontic process.
You will be provided with a set of clear aligners which you will be required to wear for at least 20 hours a day. As directed by your dental team, you will usually be required to wear them for a period of two weeks before moving on to a new set of aligners. This allows your teeth to slowly shift into position and you will be asked to visit the practice regularly throughout your treatment in order to collect new aligners and to check the progress of your treatment.
Once the treatment is complete you will be provided with retainers to ensure your teeth do not move back into their previous position.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.