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Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for Teens?

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teen boy smilingOften, the insecurities caused by unattractive teeth are thought to only affect adults, but this is not true. Teens can also deal with low self-esteem from their imperfect smiles. While cosmetic dentistry is most often used for adults who want to improve their teeth, teens can also benefit from visiting their dentist. There are a variety of treatments teens can use to invest in a confident, beautiful smile.

Teeth Whitening

It is often thought tooth discoloration is only a concern as you age, but this is not true. Teens can also suffer from stains as a result of genetics, poor oral hygiene habits, and darkly pigmented foods and drinks. Premature discoloration can make a teen hide their teeth because they are too concerned about their aged appearance. A professional whitening treatment will turn back the hands of time a reveal a brighter smile.

Besides an in-office treatment, a take-home kit may also be an option. It is best to schedule a consultation with their dentist before trying any whitening product because your child must be finished growing or it can make their teeth look worse.


Veneers are thin shells bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth to improve their color, size, shape, and proportion. Adults often use them to achieve a picture-perfect smile, but teens can enjoy them as well. They can be used to cover minor alignment concerns or shape imperfections. They are often the ideal choice to fix a chipped or cracked tooth.

Enamel Shaping

Enamel shaping, also known as cosmetic bonding, is suitable for patients of all ages, even young children. A composite resin material is customized to match the color of your enamel. It is then molded and shaped to your tooth to improve its appearance. Often, it is used to hide discoloration, chips, cracks, and gaps. It is a less invasive alternative to veneers while still achieving drastic results.


You are never too old to get a straight smile with braces. Correcting bite and alignment concerns give your teen a confident smile they will want to show off, but it also improves their oral health. It makes their teeth easier to clean, reducing their risk of tooth decay and gum disease. This helps give them the foundation they need for lasting oral health.

Dental Bridge

Adults are not the only ones to lose a permanent tooth. A child can as well. A dental bridge and crown can fill the gap in their smile. A prosthetic tooth is crafted to match the appearance of their natural teeth. It is held in place by bonding dental crowns to the adjacent teeth.

Invest in a Confident Smile

You can give your child the gift of confidence through an attractive smile. Discover the benefits of cosmetic dentistry today!

About Bethel Dental

Bethel Dental strives to create healthy, beautiful smiles for patients of all ages. We offer cosmetic services for teens and adults to improve the appearance of their teeth. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for cosmetic dentistry.

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