A beautiful smile for every member of your family, courtesy of Wake Forest partners in dentistry
Smile improvements are not only for adults. There are a number of comfortable and safe ways for every member of your family to feel better about his or her appearance.
Almost every teen (or 96 percent) displeased with his or her smile is also unhappy about his or her appearance, according to a Kelton Research study for the makers of Invisalign. Around 30 percent of those surveyed were most unhappy with their teeth. Yet 41 percent of these teen respondents said wearing metal braces would cause humiliation.
Invisalign may just be the answer to your teen getting a better smile for without the humiliation and discomfort associated with conventional metal brackets and wires.
This technique’s straightening power comes from clear, plastic aligner trays that are customized to a patient’s mouth. The trays may be removed for cleaning and eating, as long as they are worn for the minimum amount of time as prescribed by Dr. Suh.
Several sets of trays will be worn as part of Invisalign treatment. Each set corresponds to the treatment plan and will gradually move teeth into proper place. There are some features built-in that are specific to Invisalign Teen, such as wear indicators to assure compliance. Older patient may also appreciate that the aligners are clear, so your boss or peers don’t have to know you are straightening your teeth.
As you get older, the years of consuming coffee or smoking can add up and show on your teeth. Additionally, as you get older the tooth’s protective enamel covering thins. Underneath this protective covering resides dentin. The dentin tissue is naturally yellow, so as the enamel erodes this layer of the tooth can peak through and contribute to the stained appearance of your teeth.
Supremia Dentistry provides options to achieve a brighter, whiter smile for busy working adults and seniors alike. These options include Zoom! Power whitening, which is performed in-office to dramatically alter the appearance of your teeth in no time. KöR whitening provides a multi-step way to achieve a whiter smile. This form of deep bleaching can even work on those stains caused by excessive antibiotics use, which have formerly been considered “resistant” to whitening or bleaching systems.
Keep in mind that deeper trauma and damage to the tooth can also cause discoloration, as can worn or old restorations. In these cases, Dr. Suh can discuss other treatment options such as new tooth-colored fillings, inlays and onlays, and even dental implant-supported teeth should you have very severe decay or damage.
Dr. Suh offers additional types of cosmetic treatments, including porcelain veneers, which may be used to correct a wide range of conditions:
- Close gaps, reposition teeth
- Correct chips, breaks
- Reshape teeth
- Cover up very dark or stubborn stains
As your Wake Forest family dentistry partner, the health of each patient’s teeth is paramount yet every treatment is seen through the lens of achieving a natural, aesthetically-pleasing look. You can assure any cosmetic treatments appear natural and any ways to restore your teeth to health or function will have the nice side effect of improving the appearance of your smile.