Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dental care focused on enhancing the appearance of teeth and smiles. It encompasses various procedures, such as teeth whitening, veneers, Invisalign, and dental implants, which aim to improve tooth color, shape, size, alignment, and overall smile aesthetics. While cosmetic dentistry primarily aims to create positive changes in appearance, it can also provide functional benefits and improve oral health.
Retainers are orthodontic devices typically used after braces to maintain the position of straightened teeth. They help prevent teeth from gradually shifting back to their original position, a process known as relapse. Wearing retainers as directed can also contribute to better oral hygiene since straighter teeth are easier to clean.
Invisalign, the invisible alternative to traditional braces, are series of custom-made, clear aligners to gradually shift your teeth into their desired position. The beauty of Invisalign is its comfort, as these removable aligners allow you to maintain your lifestyle without any dietary restrictions or discomfort associated with metal braces.
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. They are often made from porcelain or resin-composite materials and are permanently bonded to your teeth. Veneers can change the color, shape, size, or length of the teeth and are used to fix issues like discolored, worn down, chipped, or misaligned teeth.