Straightening Your Teeth with Cosmetic Dentistry

Like a picture, a great smile is worth a thousand words. Commonly found problems such as misaligned teeth can impact your smile and jeopardize our confidence. Fortuitously, there are now a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures that can help you straighten your teeth. At The Accolade Dental Centre, we offer these cosmetic dentistry procedures to enable our clients to live their life to the fullest and be proud and confident because of their smile. This article outlines the various cosmetic dentistry procedures that are commonly used to straighten teeth to achieve a great looking smile.

Dental braces is the most common cosmetic dentistry procedure that our clients undergo to straighten teeth. There are four different types of dental braces available: Invisalign® , metal braces, Inman Aligner, and Lingual braces. Metal braces are the traditional metal and visible braces that gradually push teeth to the desired positions . Lingual braces work with the same concept, but the metal is placed at the back of your teeth, and is therefore invisible from the outer appearances . Invisalign® is a newer and a metal free type of braces. It is made of a transparent, plastic based materials that are molded to your teeth shape to slowly push your teeth to the desired positions. It is frequently changed to adjust to the new teeth positions. Inman Aligner is a hybrid form of braces where metal brackets and plastic mold are combined to accelerate the progress .

Less common cosmetic dentistry procedures to straighten your teeth are porcelain veneers and dental crowns. These procedures might be preferred when there are teeth damages or decay in addition to misalignment. Evidently, the main focus of undergoing cosmetic dentistry to re-align your teeth is to improve your smile. Nevertheless, there are also other benefits of these cosmetic dentistry procedures such as improved biting, chewing, and speaking ability. Straight teeth will also give healthier teeth and gums that will also be easier to clean and brush. Improved dental hygiene and structure will help prevent unnecessary wear and grinding, future cavities, and periodontal diseases. Like other cosmetic dentistry, straightening your teeth with braces will also help improve your jaws and face proportions. More extensive cosmetic dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers and dental crowns can also help restore teeth shape and imperfections.

The side effects of undergoing the mentioned cosmetic dentistry procedures are minor and can be expected. For example, braces applications could lead to temporary pain and in some cases, gum irritation. Furthermore, there might be a need for teeth removal during the preparation of any cosmetic dentistry procedures. Costs of these cosmetic dentistry procedures diverge largely, depending on the complexity and the adjustments needed by each patient. Lastly, unlike braces, porcelain veneers and dental crowns introduce artificial materials to the teeth structure, and are irreversible.

We believe that having an improved smile is a huge confidence booster. At The Accolade Dental Centre, we help our patients choose the cosmetic dentistry procedures that are best suited to their needs.  We believe that initial consultation is needed to determine the best cosmetic dentistry procedures for you. If you are interested in fixing your misaligned teeth, feel free to contact us anytime at 416 928 6828. We would love to help you regain your best smile!