There are many ways a person’s smile can be compromised. There may be visible chips or cracks or yellow and crooked teeth – which all challenge one’s confidence. Adults seeking to improve these conditions through cosmetic orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry have a number of options. It is critical that you speak with a dental professional or orthodontist before utilizing any of the methods below.
- Lingual Braces. Crooked teeth mar any smile. Whether braces were not an option for the person as a teenager, or the teeth have shifted out of alignment years after getting orthodontic treatment, no adult has to settle for a less than perfectly aligned set of teeth. Nowadays, advances in dental technology make it possible for people who wish to fix oral malocclusions to get braces attached to the back of the teeth. They can request this service from any adult braces provider. These braces behind the teeth fix misaligned teeth through a customized and discreet system in which the metal wires and brackets are attached to the back of each tooth for the duration of treatment, making them virtually invisible to anyone else. Corrections are noticed quickly because wearers don’t have to wait until the wires and brackets are removed to see the improvements on their smiles. Be sure to speak with a local orthodontist to discuss lingual braces and other options.
- Teeth Whitening. Through the natural course of aging, the most visible front teeth may become discolored. At-home whitening products and in-office whitening services are gaining popularity since everyday lifestyle choices play a role in how quickly teeth lose their shine. The do-it-yourself option offers cost savings, but the process sometimes takes longer and in cases where gum health is not optimal, patients may experience irritation from the gels or whitening strips. A cosmetic orthodontist or dentist can achieve superior results in less time. You can read more about teeth whitening options here.
- Veneers. No matter where one chooses to apply a teeth whitening method, the reality is – since it works only on natural enamel, patients with crowns or composite fillings will not fully benefit. For those patients, cosmetic dentistry offers veneers. Veneers cover the surface of the tooth with a very thin layer of porcelain and mask any present discoloration. Keep in mind that there is evidence that veneers may damage and chip your teeth underneath, and typically don’t last longer than 10 years. Be sure to read about the dangers of veneers before making a decision.
- Dental Lasers. Gum lifting and tooth reshaping are two other methods used to change the teeth’s appearance. When the gum line falls below a desired point, a dental laser is applied to raise that line and expose more tooth surface. Tooth reshaping is a cosmetic procedure involving a dental laser that can address chipped or cracked surfaces.
Depending on how a person’s smile needs to be improved, a patient has a wide range to choose from, including teeth whitening, tooth reshaping, veneers, gum lifts and adult braces. Each of these options can provide the desired results – a youthful and healthy smile. However, each also has its pros and cons, and it is important to do your research before making a decision.
It’s a good morning for fashion when you wake up and find that the colors on the trees have changed and the leaves have begun to fall. Fall brings many wonderful things that summer cannot compare to when it comes to fashion. Think thick coats, heavy blankets, piles of leaves, knit sweaters, sweater vests, cardigans, blazers, insulated sweaters, tea time, quilted sweaters, and hiding in your bed under layers of blankets. Fall is the time when fashion meets function. Continue reading
As much as I hate to admit it, I am keenly aware that autumn is right around the corner. August starts tomorrow, and thirty one short days after that, September will be knocking on the door. Instead of getting depressed about saying goodbye to my skirts and swimsuits, I’ve decided instead to get excited about all my cooler-weather clothes that I haven’t had a chance to wear for many months. It’s been a scorching hot summer where I am, so my favorite faded blue jeans probably haven’t seen the light of day since March! Continue reading
There’s so many nuggets of knowledge that I wish I could impart upon my younger self – that color doesn’t suit your skin tone, that material will show sweat, blue eyeliner will never look good… you get the idea. However, the number one thing I would tell my former self would be this: wear sunscreen! Twenty years later, my skin is showing just how many hours I spent baking in the sunshine when I was a teenager. To my great dismay, my skin is dotted with sun spots and blotches that make up never quite covers up. I’ve gone through at least a dozen different products in search of a way to remedy my uneven skin, all with little luck or success. I was almost at the end of my rope when I came across Luminaze! Continue reading
As much as I’d like to have a different piece of clothing for every day of the year, I’ve had to accept that this simply isn’t going to happen (until I marry the millionaire of my dreams, that is). Accepting that truth has led me to accept others as well, such as that I’ll inevitably have to keep reinventing ways to wear my old clothes. However, this is less of a struggle and more of a fun challenge. I think few people realize how versatile even the simplest of skirts is. Continue reading
Something thin with simple colors is perfect for the summer heat.
Depending on where you live, your summer may or may not have been relatively mild this year. But in GlamString HQ’s Northeast US, things have been ridiculous so far! We’ve had high temps, wild storms, flash flooding, and more…sometimes all in one day! With all this tumult and uncertainty in the climate, selecting your summer outfit can get tricky. GlamString is here to offer up some tips on how to make sure you’re ready to look great no matter what the forecast. Continue reading
Hey there GlamString readers! We hope you’ve been keeping cool these past sweltering weeks. Today’s post is all about the most important clothing item of all: shoes. It’s no secret that what you wear on your feet gets you noticed, and the first point of any fashionista’s agenda should focus on great kicks. Often the greatest challenge is providing balance to your shoe selection; you need to think about how to find comfortable shoes that fit well but that are also attention-getting and go well with your outfit. Then, of course, you have to worry about heels, flats, boots, casual shoes, etc. All this worrying about your feet can end up being a headache! Continue reading
We are in the heart of summer, and to my dismay, all the outfits I’ve seen out and about have been slightly disappointing. For me, summer has always meant being adventurous with my wardrobe choices and wearing things that I normally wouldn’t wear during more dreary months. Continue reading
Shopping for glasses on the cheap isn’t always the best idea. When it comes to your eyesight, you want to make sure that you’re getting the pair of specs that’s best for you – compromising on your eyesight doesn’t work out well! I thought it was darn near impossible to find a pair of glasses in my prescription that looked good while still staying within my budget – I’ve been settling for ugly specs for longer than I’d like to say. However, my recent discovery of Zenni Optical showed me the light! Continue reading
The divorce of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise managed to be shocking, while not at all surprising. To begin, I would have placed money on them eventually separating. While this may seem like a harsh statement, I never understood why they fit together. Their 12 year age difference seems like a large gap to bridge. In addition, Tom Cruise had already had two marriages prior to Katie, whereas she had never been married. Continue reading