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Caring for Your Smile in Vancouver

Lady with perfect teeth

Some dental procedures have less to do with overall health and more to do with physical appearance. No matter the reason you want to improve the look of your teeth, we’re ready to help you at Vancouver Emergency Dentist.

Understanding Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Perhaps the two biggest concerns people have about the appearance of their teeth is crookedness and discoloration. These are not inherently bad characteristics, though at times they can lead to other oral health issues. If you’re interested in straightening procedures or whitening treatments, it’s important to understand your options.

Perfecting a Straight Smile

When it comes to straightening teeth, your first thought is likely braces. Traditional braces with brackets and wires are commonly used with teens, though many adults opt for braces as well. Depending on the severity of the issue and whether or not jaw issues need to be corrected, traditional braces may be your best option, though keep in mind that everyone’s mouth and teeth are different. You could actually be a great candidate for lingual braces, braces placed on the back side of the teeth where they can’t be seen, or for programs like Invisalign, which follows a strict alignment tray schedule to straighten teeth gradually. Talk with a professional dentist to learn which straightening option will best work for you.

Illuminating Your Smile

Regarding teeth whitening, you may be tempted to use at-home whitening kits bought at the drugstore. While these can work for some people, it’s highly encouraged that you visit a dentist before undertaking any whitening procedures. If you have highly sensitive teeth or deep staining, the at-home kits can be a pain to your mouth and to your wallet. At-home whitening and DIY whitening treatments ultimately won’t work as well or last as long as professional whitening procedures. Consult with a dentist if you’re interested in resolving discoloration.

Exploring Cosmetic Dentistry With Professional Help

Schedule an appointment at Vancouver Emergency Dentist to consult with our staff about cosmetic dentistry procedures. We will help you understand straightening and whitening options as well as options like implants, crowns and veneers. Don’t hesitate to call us today to learn how you can improve your smile!