A smile is among the first things that are noticed about a person when someone is meeting them for the first time, and a big warm smile is considered to make someone seem friendly and approachable. If someone is too insecure to show off their smile then they could soon find themselves isolated from other people, family photographs and who knows what else. Instead of shying away from the camera and wishing fervently that your smile was different, book an appointment to speak to a dental practitioner at dental Coorparoo about your insecurities. These days there are a multitude of treatments available that allow you to customise your smile in almost any way that you want, from straightening it out to ensuring that it is as white as can be. Nobody should have to suffer with a smile that they are not happy with, but finding out what you can do to change it can be difficult unless you speak to a professional.
Are your teeth overlapping or crooked?
Misaligned teeth can cause an array of issues, from making someone’s smile appear crooked and uneven to preventing someone from being able to clean their teeth efficiently. Overlapping teeth can sometimes cause a build-up of plaque in areas that are hard to reach when brushing, as well as preventing adult teeth from having the required room that they need to grow through properly in some cases. It is possible to straighten even the severest misalignment issues these days with traditional straightening appliances. These appliances work by attaching brackets to the front surfaces of your teeth, and these brackets are connected with a thin wire that is tightened systematically throughout your treatment to ensure that your teeth are moving towards their straighter positions. You can expect your treatment to take between twelve and twenty-four months to complete, depending on your individual circumstances.
Do metallic fillings and crowns draw unwanted attention to your teeth?
Unfortunately some dental treatments such as metallic fillings and crowns can leave a person’s smile spotted with flecks of metallic colours, and this can leave people feeling insecure as they feel that people’s eyes are immediately drawn to their metallic appliances when they are speaking to them, especially if they are positioned towards the front of the mouth. If you find yourself unsatisfied with your smile for these reasons then it is time to discuss white fillings and crowns with your practitioner. White fillings carry out the exact same job as metallic fillings, but they are made of porcelain and blend in with your other original teeth. In some circumstances people will not be able to notice that you have a filling. Tooth-coloured crowns are also available, and can be matched to the colour of your own original teeth to ensure that they do not stand out at all. Having a filling or crown fitted can normally be completed in one simple appointment with your practitioner, but if you are unsure about anything it is recommended that you have a full consultation appointment beforehand to ask any questions that you may have and to have your desired treatments explained in full.
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