Cosmetic Dentistry

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    How to Prepare and What to Expect When Getting Braces

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    A recent study found that 33% of young adults in America avoid smiling because they’re embarrassed about the state of their teeth. That same study found that 82% of participants across all age groups believe that straight teeth can help you get ahead in life. If either of these statements resonates with you, maybe it’s time to join the ranks of over four million Americans with braces! Perhaps you’ve considered it, but you’re just not sure what to expect. After all, getting braces is a pretty big thing! We’ve put together a quick beginners braces guide to help you prepare for those first few braces procedures. Read on so you can be one step closer to having a smile you love! First Thing’s First: Schedule a Consultation with an Orthodontist If you’re considering getting braces, talk to your regular dentist about getting a referral to an orthodontist. There are a few routine procedures an orthodontist will perform to decide if braces are the right thing for you. These routine procedures aren’t too bad, but it’s good to know what to expect. Your orthodontist will need to take Xrays of your mouth and head, as well as some photographs of your…

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    Braces vs Invisalign: Which is Right For You?

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    About 70,000 teens get Invisalign each year. But does this popularity mean that it is right for you? For straightening your teeth, there are many options out there, but most people come down to one choice: braces vs. Invisalign.  With choosing how you will straighten your teeth, both traditional metal braces and the more modern Invisalign will give you the same results. You will have straighter teeth.  The main difference is how you get there. Keep reading for a comparison to help you decide which one is right for you.  Metal Braces  With braces, you will have metal brackets placed on each tooth and a wire that connects them all. To straighten your teeth, the wire will be tightened to apply pressure to the teeth and cause them to move.  You won’t be able to remove your metal brackets until you are finished straightening your teeth, and the dentist will have to remove them for you.  You could end up wearing your metal braces for anywhere from 18 months to 3 years. The benefit is that metal braces are efficient at taking care of major teeth issues. So you will see significant improvement right away.  There is a downside to…

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    How to Find the Best Cosmetic Dentist

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    Did you know that 120 million American adults are missing at least one tooth? If you feel that your smile is unsightly because of a missing tooth, dingy or yellowed teeth, or crooked and uneven ones, you may want to consult with an Alpharetta cosmetic dentist. Here are some tips for finding the very best cosmetic dentist to help heal your smile! 1. Ask Around This area of dentistry is more popular than ever, so chances are that one of your friends, coworkers, or family members has opted for a cosmetic procedure. Ask them which dentist they saw, and whether or not they were happy with the process. Word-of-mouth advertising and personal recommendations are still a great way to find an expert, no matter what procedure you are interested in. 2. Check Online Reviews Yelp, Angie’s List, and Google are also helpful in your search for teeth whitening, Invisalign, or porcelain veneers. In fact, some 80% of consumers trust online reviews as much as they do a recommendation from a friend! You will want to take online reviews with a grain of salt, however. Some unscrupulous dentists and other professionals pay for good write-ups, or delete those that are less…

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    Top 4 Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures for Your Smile

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    Are you part of the one-third of Americans who are unhappy with your smile? Are you desperate to improve the appearance of your teeth? If so, you may want to consider cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry is all about improving the appearance of your teeth. Even small changes can have a big impact on your confidence and self-esteem. Read on to learn more about the top four cosmetic dentistry procedures that can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted. Top 4 Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Patients often seek out one of these four procedures when they’re trying to enhance their smile. 1. Teeth Whitening Of all the cosmetic dentistry options, teeth whitening is generally considered the most popular. The results from professional teeth whitening last a lot longer than the results you’ll get from a drugstore whitening kit. You can also get the results you’re looking for in a shorter amount of time. In fact, most professional whitening treatments take less than an hour to complete. When it comes to the process of whitening your teeth, bother laser whitening and bleaching with trays are popular options. Laser whitening is more expensive, but it can also produce a longer-lasting result. Bleaching with…

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