Life After Braces: Cosmetic Dentistry For Your Smile
If we’ve just straightened your smile for you, our Hillsborough, NC dental office is so pleased you chose Carolina Bright Smiles for your adult braces!
If you’re still doing your research on braces, you should know:
- Carolina Bright Smiles offers braces, so you can see your dentist for your orthodontic treatment
- We have Invisalign clear braces for straight teeth without the metal
- We also have Six Month Smiles® for straight teeth in six months or less on average
- We focus on cases that just need light to moderate correction
- We also do retainers for maintaining your new smile once your teeth are straight
Adults getting braces is more and more common. There are many reasons why you might be interested in correcting crooked teeth:
- You wore braces when you were younger and your teeth have shifted
- Your wisdom teeth came in and caused overcrowding
- You have a gap or gaps you’d like to close up
- Your teeth are only mildly crooked, but they’ve always made you embarrassed
- You lost a tooth and your teeth shifted before you could get a dental implant
- You want to make it easier to floss and brush your teeth
Once you’ve made the choice to get adult braces, Dr. Garrett and Dr. Razavi want you to be completely satisfied with your final result. For a truly flawless smile, we can package together several cosmetic dentistry procedures and treatments for a total smile makeover. For your complimentary consultation, call us at 919-296-0409.
Now that your teeth are nice and straight, you might notice that they are not as bright as you would like them to be. To make your smile bright, Carolina Bright Smiles can lift stains and discoloration from a dull smile with professional-grade teeth whitening treatment.
Teeth whitening is safe and reliable when done under the guidance of your dentist, according to the ADA. Over-the-counter teeth whitening done without your dentist’s supervision can:
- Be harsh on the sensitive tissue of your gums
- Have unreliable results
- Lead to sensitive teeth
Carolina Bright Smiles uses Opalescence in-office teeth whitening to really make your smile beam. You’ll be given trays filled with their special whitening formula to wear on your teeth 30 minutes at a time. While you wait for the trays to work their magic, you’ll be able to lounge in one of our dental chairs and take in your favorite show or movie on one of our flat screen TVs.
Gummy Smile Treatment
Your teeth are straight, but what about your gums? If your gumline is uneven or you suffer from a gummy smile – you know, when too much gum tissue makes your teeth look small – we can use a soft tissue laser to accurately reshape your gum. By using this technology, Carolina Bright Smiles is also reducing your recovery time.
Straight teeth does not mean even teeth. If you have a tooth that is:
- Too long
- Too wide
Your dentist can smooth it out with teeth contouring, so that it blends in with the rest of your teeth for a uniform smile.
Now that your teeth are in order, it will be much easier for your dentist to apply dental veneers to them. Dental veneers are small bits of porcelain shaped to fit your teeth. They’ll be applied to the enamel of your teeth to conceal chips and cracks. Veneers are also resistant to staining, so you’ll be able to feel more confident in the overall brightness of your smile.
As mentioned, you can meet with your dentist to pull multiple treatments together for a smile makeover. Your dentist will do an exam, discuss your smile goals with you, and then create a plan for your perfect smile. All smile makeovers come with a digital simulation of your end smile and a physical model of what your smile can look like.
Cosmetic dentistry isn’t all that we do. We can take of your teeth and gums in many ways.
Teeth cleanings and dental exams
Nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and pain-free local anesthesia
Root canals by endodontist Dr. King, dental implant placement and restoration, dentures, same-day dental crowns
Wisdom teeth removal and general tooth extraction
Get the smile you’ve always wanted. Call Carolina Bright Smiles today at 919-296-0409. Our dentists are highly skilled and maintain a pain-free dentistry policy. We can’t wait to help you reach your smile goals!