Shaping Your Smile
For many years now orthodontics is a field of dentistry that has also been incorporated within the umbrella term of Cosmetic Dentistry. This is because orthodontic treatment can enhance your smile so much. We call this “Cosmetic Orthodontics”.
Orthodontics can be used not only to correct the functional workings of the top and bottom teeth but also to correct cosmetic disharmonies and shape new smiles. It is increasingly becoming important for people to have aesthetically pleasing teeth as it helps to improve self-confidence and self-esteem, thus enhancing their psychological well-being.
It is often easier to treat cosmetic conditions in children since the correct aesthetics can be encouraged and integrated into the treatment during jaw growth and development.
However, in adults the treatment can sometimes be more complex and longer in duration. This is because it often depends upon the level of perfection in their “perfect smile” that the patient requires. The treatment can range from simple teeth straightening giving a natural appearance to a more complex multifaceted Treatment Plan involving cosmetic dentistry such as veneer work as well.
If a combination treatment is required then the specialist orthodontist can work together with the restorative dentist who will be doing the smile design for the additional cosmetic work. Orthodontics as part of a cosmetic treatment plan can provide some excellent long-lasting results and minimal detriment to your teeth.
The Orthodontic/Cosmetic Treatment Plan depends on:
1. What the patient’s needs and requirements are.
2. The extent of the problem.
3. The level of perfection they are trying to achieve in their smile.
4. How the orthodontic treatment fits into their lifestyle.
5. Other complicating factors such as the need for interdisciplinary treatment involving other clinicians.
Cosmetic Orthodontics can be considered for:
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Tilted or rotated teeth
- Teeth sticking out
- Retruded looking teeth
- Teeth at different levels
Are you not confident about showing your teeth when you smile? Do you tend not to smile in photographs? Is there one particular aspect of your smile that you dislike? There are many people like you who find that they are not entirely happy with the way their teeth look when they smile because their teeth are either crooked, or are not level with each other, or are crowded, or have gaps, or which protrude. Sometimes teeth start off being straight then gradually go out of alignment with time.
Here at Elite orthodontics we are experts at solving such problems, and improving your smile is our number one priority. Straightening your teeth, getting rid of overlaps and closing gaps is a sure way of improving the cosmetics of your smile. It has been shown that having a pleasing smile boosts one’s confidence, enhances self-esteem and contributes to psychological well-being.
Why not contact us for a no-obligation consultation to find out about options for improving your smile. There could be a number of ways to do this with inconspicuous, discreet or nearly invisible braces. The treatment we offer are comfortable and pain-free. Our goal at Elite Orthodontics is to carry out your orthodontic treatment in a way that suits you, and achieve a fantastic smile for you that you can be really proud of.