Smiling is one of the most universally recognised facial gestures. Across every continent and culture, it conveys joy, self-confidence and, according to research, the act of smiling even make you happier and healthier.
If your smile is just waiting to be seen but you feel self-conscious about its look, here are five ways to improve your smile.
Orthodontics Australia recently conducted a survey that found 55 per cent of Australians feel self-conscious about their teeth, and of those 62 per cent would like to do something to fix their crooked smiles.
With new treatments available, orthodontics is no longer restricted to teens and is often faster and more discrete than in years gone by. The result sees more and more adults seizing the opportunity to remedy their crooked or overcrowded smiles to enjoy a lifetime of better dental health and a truly beaming smile.
Over time those once pearly whites can take on some of the stains of life. Whether its due to habits like coffee and wine consumption or comes down to aging and genetics, discoloured teeth can have you feeling a little lackluster about your smile.
The good news is, professional teeth whitening, performed by a dentist is one of the most effective ways to address the issue of discoloured teeth, offering results that can last up to five years.
Made famous by celebrities, veneers can help transform your appearance and increase your confidence by lightening, straightening or restoring your smile.
Comprising thin porcelain or composite overlays, veneers can be applied to one or a number of teeth and are often used as an alternative to braces or crowns. They can be used to minimise a gap between teeth, fix a broken tooth or correct minor teeth misalignment.
Meanwhile, veneers can also be applied to improve the colour of your teeth or improve the appearance of front teeth that have been affected by trauma or decay.
The upshot of veneers is that they can create an aesthetically appealing smile without invasive procedures or braces.
If it’s not your teeth but the facial features around them that see you self-conscious about your smile, then cosmetic (anti-wrinkle) injections might be able to assist.
Cosmetic injections can treat a range of facial issues that all add up to improve your smile. From a gummy smile to crow’s feet, smoker’s lines and forehead lines, cosmetic injections involving relaxing the muscles that lead to fine or entrenched facial lines.
A lifetime of good dental hygiene including regular visits to your dentist is one of the most effective ways to improve a smile and ensure it lasts.
This commitment to dental hygiene involves brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing at least once a day and visiting your dentist at least once a year.
Together, these habits add up to ensure any potential issues are recognised and treated early, allowing you to avid long-term problems that may be detrimental to your smile such as tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss.
About Brite Dental
Brite Dental is a community-focused dental practice, committed to ensuring you and your family receive the highest quality of care in a warm and professional environment.
Offering a full range of dental services ranging, from children’s dentistry through to high-end cosmetic dentistry, we are conveniently located in central Panania.
As part of our commitment to great smiles, Brite Dental also offers cosmetic injections performed by our trained medical professionals in the comfort of our modern and welcoming clinic.