In addition to the health of your smile, its appearance is equally as important. In fact, research shows that how you feel about your teeth directly influences how you feel about yourself and how others view you. It is estimated that one-third of adults are dissatisfied with their smile, but they are not the only ones. Teens can also feel insecure about their teeth. While it is often believed that cosmetic dentistry is only reserved for adults, this is not true. You can help your teen achieve a confident, beautiful smile with your dentist.
Cosmetic Dentistry for Teens
Teens can suffer from an array of imperfections that impact the appearance of their teeth. By resolving the issues before they reach adulthood, you can help to ensure that they start their future feeling confident due to a beautiful smile.
After an initial consultation, your cosmetic dentist will create a customized treatment plan to resolve the flaws that are causing your teen to feel insecure. Their treatment plan can involve one or more personalized procedures, such as:
Teeth Whitening: Although tooth discoloration is only believed to be an issue for older generations, this is not true. Teens can suffer from it as well, especially if they have had poor oral hygiene habits in the past or consume stain-causing foods. To reverse discoloration, a professional whitening treatment will deeply penetrate the enamel to get their teeth several shades whiter.
Veneers: Veneers are quite versatile, allowing them to be used to cover a wide range of cosmetic flaws. By placing the thin shells over the front surfaces of the teeth, they become whiter, shapelier, and more proportionate. They are often the perfection option to cover dark tooth discoloration, chips, cracks, or minor alignment concerns.
Braces: The alignment of the teeth is not just important for a confident smile but improved oral health as well. When the teeth are correctly aligned, it reduces the risk for tooth decay and gum disease because they are easier to clean. You can invest in your teen’s confidence and dental health with braces. Now, there are many options available to make them less noticeable, such as with clear aligners.
Enamel Shaping: Enamel shaping can be used for patients of all ages to improve the shape of the teeth. No matter if there are chips, cracks, or uneven teeth, enamel shaping provides a simple solution to promote the appearance of their smile.
Promote an Attractive Smile
If your teen feels insecure about the appearance of their smile, give them the gift of confidence. Your cosmetic dentist will create a customized treatment plan to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.
About Bethel Dental Clinic
At Bethel Dental Clinic, we believe that a healthy, beautiful smile starts here. We treat patients of all ages to help them reach and maintain their oral health goals. In addition to general dentistry, we offer an array of elective procedures to improve the appearance of the teeth. If you are interested in improving your teen’s confidence with cosmetic dentistry, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.