Cosmetic Procedures To Consider After Braces

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Getting braces can be a great way to make your smile more beautiful, but there may be even more you can do to create beautiful teeth after the braces come off. Talk to your cosmetic dentist about the following cosmetic procedures that you may want to consider after your braces have done their job.

Tooth Bonding

Once your teeth are perfectly aligned, you may discover that some of your teeth are slightly uneven at the bottoms. Tooth bonding can help you quickly even out the bottoms of your teeth, plus it can also be used to repair small chips in your teeth. If you have a gap between your two front teeth even after your braces, you may want to consider tooth bonding or veneers.


Veneers can solve many of the same issues that tooth bonding can, but on a larger scale. If you have a significant gap between two teeth or you want to repair the appearance of a severely chipped tooth, your cosmetic dentist may suggest veneers. They can also be used to provide a bright, white smile, particularly if your teeth have been discolored while you had braces on. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or other materials that fit directly over your natural teeth, and they are typically created custom to fit your teeth. This gives you a beautiful and natural-looking smile. Your dentist may recommend a waiting period before adding veneers to ensure your teeth are firmly rooted and in place once your braces come off.

Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening with braces is not recommended, as you may be left with discolored squares in the center of each tooth where your braces brackets are located. Once your braces are removed, however, your cosmetic dentist can perform tooth whitening to enhance the look of your new smile. Your dentist may suggest at-home whitening solutions or your dentist may offer to whiten your teeth in the office. Once your braces are removed, schedule a routine checkup with your dentist to discuss the different whitening options available to you so you can choose the best method for your teeth.

Getting your braces off is just one step on the road to a beautiful, healthy smile. Be sure to visit your dentist or a facility like Eden Prairie Dental Care after your braces are removed to discuss cosmetic dentistry options that can further improve the look and feel of your teeth. You may be surprised at all the different options available to deliver the smile you've always wanted.


28 November 2015

Give Yourself the Gift of a Beautiful Smile

If you are someone who hesitates to open your mouth when you smile because you are embarrassed about your teeth, you should know that there are a number of cosmetic techniques that can give you a beautiful smile you will be proud to show to the world. As a cosmetic dentist, I have seen many clients transform their lives simply by fixing their smiles. This blog is meant to encourage people to find out about the possibilities in cosmetic dentistry so they can feel good about their smiles. A beautiful, confident smile really can change your life. I would love to show you how.