Category Archives Cosmetic Dentistry

Natural Teeth Whitening

Natural teeth whitening treatments offer an appealing alternative for consumers who are weary of chemical-laden commercial products. Some organic teeth whiteners are more effective than others, although none actually work overnight. Most dentists do not recommend the DIY route, and warn that home bleaching may in fact do more harm than good. Has an upcoming special occasion led you to…

ClearCorrect

ClearCorrect aligners offer a discreet way to achieve straight teeth. A 3D model that perfectly matches your teeth helps minimize discomfort. Adults and teenagers alike can follow this FDA-approved treatment plan. ClearCorrect offers some benefits over Invisalign, namely in terms of pricing. If you've been thinking of getting your teeth straightened, you probably know how difficult it is to find…

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…

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