You open your phone’s camera app, tap somewhere on the screen so the camera faces you, smile and then click!—you’ve just taken a selfie. Whether you took it to show off your excellent makeup for the day or because your background is some beautiful, exotic place, it doesn’t matter. We’ve all taken a selfie at some point.

In 2014, Google said that people take a combined total of 93 million selfies every day. That’s just from Android phone users. While researchers can interpret a lot of things from this generation’s penchant for taking selfies, there is one commonality: people want to look and feel good.

And there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, more and more people in Townsville are going above and beyond superficial fixes just to take perfect selfie. One of the best ingredients of a perfect snap? A great smile. If you’re insecure about your smile and also concerned about your oral health, cosmetic dentistry can solve your problems.

Below, we’ve listed a few cosmetic dentistry procedures that will guarantee a beautiful smile, perfect for your beautiful selfies.

Teeth Whitening

Want an instantly noticeable change in your smile? A row of pearly white teeth can do that. That is why tooth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment.

Over time, with all the food you eat, the natural whiteness of your teeth diminishes. Drinking coffee and soda, as well as smoking or taking certain medications all contribute to teeth discolouration. But with teeth whitening, a dentist will simply bleach your teeth. After an hour or two or a couple of visits, you’ll be proud of your pearly whites again.

Veneers

When your teeth have some obvious defects, they can be hidden using veneers. These custom shells, typically made from teeth-coloured porcelain, cover the front and sides of each tooth so they appear overall better than your natural ones. Veneers are the best option if you have:

  • Discoloured teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Poorly shaped teeth
  • Gap teeth

Your dentist will have to remove about a millimetre of enamel from each tooth’s surface. Then, they will take an impression of your mouth and form a mould, which will then be sent to a dental laboratory where dental technicians can custom-make your veneers. Once done, the dentist will bond the veneers to your teeth with special cement.

Depending on how well you take care of your oral health, veneers can last between 10 to 15 years.

Braces

While it’s best to have braces when you’re still in your teens, that doesn’t mean it’s too late for adults to have them. Thanks to advancements in orthodontic treatments, you don’t have to suffer from having a metal mouth to have perfectly aligned teeth.

Today, invisible aligners are readily available at dentists’ clinics. These aligners are custom-made for your teeth, with each tray moving your teeth into place a few centimetres at a time until they’re at their ideal positions.

Giving You a Selfie-Ready Smile

Dozens of other cosmetic dentistry procedures can be done to give you a beautiful smile. Of course, you have to keep in mind that these procedures are mostly for aesthetic purposes. If you have other serious dental problems, such as malocclusions, consult your dentist so you’d know what to do.

Here at Casey Dentists, we strive to give you the best smile not only so you could look great in selfies, but also, and primarily, so you enjoy good oral health. If you require professional dentistry in Townsville, contact us today.

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