Category Archives Cosmetic Dentistry

perfect teeth

A severe underbite can cause jaw pain, headaches, speech issues and tooth decay. Treatment options in children are non-surgical and involve orthodontic approaches. In adults, underbite correction generally requires both surgery and braces. An underbite, or prognathism as dentists call it, is one of the most noticeable of all dental problems. A severe underbite changes the overall shape of the…

snap-on smile

Snap-On Smile is a noninvasive removable dental arch that snaps over existing teeth. This appliance is less expensive than other procedures, and offers a temporary solution to cosmetic dental issues. While porcelain veneers are more expensive, they are also permanent, more durable, and stain-resistant. What is Snap-On Smile? A removable cosmetic dental arch that snaps over existing teeth, Snap-On Smile is…

invisalign

The Invisalign system straightens teeth in just one year, using clear plastic aligner trays. Although they can be removed, ideally the aligner trays should be worn for at least 22 hours per day. Invisalign represents an alternative to traditional braces and can help correct many common dental issues. What is Invisalign? The Invisalign system was first made available in 2000,…

Zoom Teeth Whitening

The entire Zoom Teeth Whitening treatment takes less than an hour when performed by a qualified professional. Some people report it was the most painful experience of their entire lives, however dentists familiar with the procedure will tell you these claims are wildly exaggerated The results of the procedure far outweigh the side effects What is Zoom Teeth Whitening? Zoom…

Jaw Widener

Palate expanders are most successful in children. Adults might be able to get their palates expanded, but the process is difficult and unreliable. Expanding your palate could change your smile in a favorable way. There are a wide variety of palate expanders, some of which can be removed for certain activities such as eating and swimming. For adults, the roof…

HiSmile Review

HiSmile is an at-home, DIY teeth whitening kit that claims to brighten smiles in as little as ten minutes. According to the manufacturer, users should expect to achieve maximum results in six whitening applications. HiSmile kits are growing in popularity due to Instagram marketing and endorsements from celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Conor McGregor. While this online tooth whitening product…

zirconia crown

Dental crowns are used most often to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth or implant. Zirconia crowns are made of zirconium oxide -- a light-colored metal. Zirconia crowns are durable and low-maintenance, but more expensive than gold, porcelain or ceramic crowns. Dental crowns are fixed devices that are cemented on to existing weak, damaged or broken teeth to support…

laser teeth

Laser teeth whitening uses a laser to activate an application of peroxide-based bleach. Teeth whitening is a result of the bleaching gel, not the laser itself. Results from laser teeth whitening usually last 6–12 months. In a survey compiled from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, when people were asked what they’d most like to improve about their smiles, the…

tongue scraper

Bad breath is typically caused by poor oral hygiene and lifestyle choices. It may also be a symptom of a more serious underlying medical condition. If halitosis is a consistent problem in your life, you should consult a doctor. While coffee breath, garlic breath or morning breath can be offensive, they’re not chronic problems. Chronic halitosis is a more serious, long-lasting…

after braces

A permanent retainer is a wire or metal bar that is bonded to the back of lower front teeth. This device prevents teeth from drifting apart or crowding together. Permanent retainers can be removed if they cause pain or other complications. Because teeth will naturally move on their own if they are not held in place, your orthodontist or dentist…

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