When you have spent a year or two living with braces, the last thing you want to think about is coming out of that experience with less-than-perfect teeth. Unfortunately, that is the case for many people. For whatever reason, their smile still isn’t flawless as they had imagined it would be. Cosmetic dentistry is the solution to finally achieving that beautiful smile after braces.
Beautify Straight Teeth
Maybe your teeth are as straight as they could ever be. You followed all the rules of your orthodontist and your smile is in alignment and working fine. However, your teeth might still be unsightly because of stains or discoloration or chips. When you’re in this kind of position, it’s time to talk to a cosmetic dentist about ways to upgrade an already straight smile.
A few strategically placed veneers can cover up the teeth that are marring your smile as a whole. If the problems are bigger than that – say, a misshapen or broken tooth – a customized porcelain crown can correct the problem. Teeth whitening can beautify your smile and make those straight teeth really shine. Cosmetic tooth bonding fixes little problems and makes the tweaks in no time to perfect your smile.
Correct Retainer Mistakes
Did you neglect to wear your retainer as instructed after your orthodontic treatment was complete? Whether you had braces as an adolescent or adult, a retainer is an essential part of straightening teeth. Their new positions need to be reinforced with a retainer or the teeth and roots will not stay in their new locations.
You have a few options if your teeth went back to being misaligned, crooked, or gapped after braces. You can consider an orthodontic alternative, like Invisalign, for a discreet way to straighten teeth. If you never want to have anything close to braces again, it’s time to talk to your NYC cosmetic dentist about all-encompassing smile solutions like porcelain veneers. They are customized to cover up everything you dislike about your smile, including misaligned teeth.
Conceal White Spots
White spots on teeth are a common occurrence for some braces-wearers. If you aren’t fastidious about cleaning your teeth while wearing braces, these white spots can be left behind when brackets are removed. The spots are actually areas of decalcification that are, essentially, the start of cavities. A build-up of plaque can cause the minerals in tooth enamel to leach out and leave a white mark behind.
Cleaning your teeth carefully while wearing braces is the first line of defense in preventing white spots. If you already have spots, though, it’s not too late to fix them. You may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening – your Midtown dentist will have to investigate first to determine how severe the spots are. Veneers are also an option, and perhaps even cosmetic tooth bonding.
Get a Smile Makeover in Midtown
Choose Midtown Manhattan cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael J. Wei to get the flawless smile you deserve. Schedule your appointment or submit a Smile Virtual consultation to discuss next steps.