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Teenagers can be particularly self-conscious about their looks, and for good reason…
Their physical appearance can have a significant impact on their social and emotional well-being, especially in the age of video.
Fortunately, there are a variety of cosmetic dentistry techniques to help teens achieve the beautiful, confident smile they desire. Here are just some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments available for teenagers and what you as a parent need to know before pursuing them.
Teeth Whitening Bright!
One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments for teenagers is teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is a quick and painless procedure that can significantly improve the color of your teeth. Professional teeth whitening treatments offered by qualified cosmetic dentists can be more effective and long-lasting than over-the-counter whitening products — safer, too.
It’s important to note, however, that not all teeth are suitable for whitening. If you have restorations, such as fillings or crowns, in your front teeth, they will not change color with teeth whitening treatments. Additionally, if you have extensive discoloration, your cosmetic dentist may recommend other treatment options, such as veneers. Next…
Straighten The Teeth!
Orthodontic treatments, such as clear aligners, are also popular among teenagers seeking a better smile. They can improve alignment and spacing of teeth, resulting in a more beautiful and confident smile.
Braces are the traditional option for orthodontic treatment, while clear aligners, are a more discreet option. Clear aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating and brushing, making them a popular choice among teens.
However, it’s important to note that clear aligners require a significant commitment in terms of compliance during the treatment period. Depending upon whether your teen can be diligent will determine if it was an investment well spent. Supervision from a parent can be important.
Veneers, Veneers, Veneers!
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells placed over the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. They can be used to cover up discoloration, chips, cracks, and gaps, and they can also improve the shape and size of teeth.
Veneers are a great option for teenagers who have cosmetic issues that cannot be addressed with other treatments, such as teeth whitening or orthodontic treatments. However, it’s important to note that they are a permanent solution, and often require the removal of some tooth structure in order to be placed. Additionally, they are more costly than whitening, so it’s important to carefully consider the financial aspect of this treatment.
The Right Cosmetic Dentist (That’s us, of course…)
At our dental practice, we understand the impact a beautiful smile can have on a teenager’s confidence and self-esteem. That’s why we offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments to help your teenager achieve the smile they deserve.
From teeth whitening to orthodontic treatments to veneers, our experienced cosmetic dentist can create a personalized treatment plan that meets your teenager’s unique needs and goals. We have specialized training in cosmetic dentistry and a proven track record of success with teenage patients.
Speak with your teen today, then contact us to begin the journey. With a more beautiful, confident smile, they’ll be going places! Thanks again for listening, and have a great day!