Before and After Treatment
Orthodontic Braces – Before and After
Orthodontic treatment such as braces will greatly improve a patient’s smile, as well as their oral health. The before and after transformation is usually impressive. Braces help move crooked teeth or improper bites that that do not fit together properly and sets them in the right place.
This not only straightens the teeth, and improves their appearance, but also enhances how the teeth function together improving the long-term health of your teeth, gums and jaw joints, by spreading the biting pressure over all your teeth.
Bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin is applied and hardened with a special light, ultimately “bonding” the material to the tooth to improve a person’s smile. Among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures, bonding can repair chipped or cracked teeth, close gaps, change the shape of teeth, or be used as a cosmetic alternative to silver amalgam fillings.
Who doesn’t like a bright smile? An assortment of teeth-whitening systems is available, including toothpastes, over-the-counter gels, strips and trays, and whitening agents obtained from a dentist. But whitening isn’t for everyone. It’s ideal for people who have healthy, unrestored teeth and gums. Individuals with yellow tones to their teeth — as opposed to gray tones — respond best. Talk to your dentist to find out if whitening is right for you.
Gum reshaping can improve a “gummy” smile in which teeth appear too short, or where the gum line appears uneven. A small amount of gum tissue — and excess bone tissue if necessary — is removed and contoured to expose more of the teeth. This procedure can be done to one tooth to even the gum line, or to several teeth to expose a natural, broad smile.