I Want a New Smile, but Where do I Start?

  • Posted on: Jan 11 2019

i want a new smileGrand Rapids, MI

Most of us do not naturally have a perfect smile. Thankfully, Big Rapid’s cosmetic dentists at A Life of Smiles can transform any smile into one that instills confidence and beauty. If you want to change your smile but aren’t sure where to start, then this blog is for you! Sometimes, it’s knowing how to take the first step that helps get you closer to your goal.

Let’s take a look at what cosmetic dentistry is and how it can help you

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the aesthetics of your smile. It uses advanced technology and materials in dentistry to change imperfections such as teeth that are misshapen, gapped, broken, missing, crooked, or dingy. There really isn’t a smile that cannot be transformed. Not only will rejuvenating your smile help you feel more confident but it also improves your oral health! That’s right. Straighter teeth that look nice will encourage you to take better care of your teeth and gums.

What cosmetic options are available?

Every patient has their specific needs and desires for an improved smile. The best way to determine which treatments are best for your case is to schedule a consultation with us at A Life of Smiles. However, we would like to provide you with some basic information about the most common cosmetic procedures we perform. This may give you a good starting point on what you might want to achieve with your own smile.

  • Teeth Whitening – This procedure is ideal for patients who are overall happy with their smile, but maybe just need to brighten it a few shades. If your teeth are relatively straight, undamaged, and all remaining in place, but are just a bit discolored, professional teeth whitening treatments in Grand Rapids could do wonders for your confidence! Plus, whiter teeth make you look younger, all without undergoing the knife of a plastic surgeon!
  • Porcelain Veneers – Looking for a dramatic change or do you have multiple smile imperfections such as crooked teeth that also are discolored, or chipped and overall far from perfect? Veneers use high-quality dental porcelain that mimics the look of dental enamel. Each veneer is custom designed to fit over each individual tooth, hiding the underlying imperfection in your teeth. The porcelain can also be chosen in a much whiter shade than your teeth. This would result in a Hollywood smile.
  • Orthodontics – If you have misaligned or crooked teeth that you want to actually straighten, our orthodontic treatment in Grand Rapids may be an option for you. While veneers provide more of an instant change to your smile, orthodontics can address other alignment issues such as with your bite or jaw alignment. We even offer Invisalign, which allows you to straighten your teeth discreetly without all that shiny metal!

Changing your smile with cosmetic dentistry is actually the easy part, we handle that for you, and it’s taking the first step that can be the hardest. We hope this blog was insightful and encouraging to help you take that much needed first step you have desired! You can have the smile of your dreams.

Improve my smile in Grand Rapids

If you would like to learn more about improving your smile, contact A Life of Smiles by calling (616) 458-0631 to schedule a consultation.

A Life of Smiles welcomes patients of Big Rapids, Grand Rapids, and Holland.

Posted in: Cosmetic Dentistry