At SMILE Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry in Colorado, we’re passionate about crafting not just aligned smiles, but brilliantly dazzling ones. Following your orthodontic treatment, teeth whitening can be an outstanding method to further amplify your smile and elevate your self-esteem.
With time, our teeth may lose their brightness due to elements like diet, aging, certain medications, and lifestyle habits such as smoking. Teeth whitening is a secure and efficient procedure that can notably lighten the color of your teeth, yielding a more radiant and appealing smile. It’s a personal investment, aiding you in making a remarkable first impression and feeling more confident in your everyday interactions.
The process of professional teeth whitening usually involves several steps. Initially, a protective barrier is placed on your gums to protect them from the whitening agent. Then, a high-potency bleaching gel is applied to the surfaces of your teeth. This gel functions to dissolve stains and discoloration on your teeth, unveiling their inherent whiteness.
Professional teeth whitening offers several benefits over home methods. The procedure is carried out under the watchful eye of a dental expert, guaranteeing safety and optimal results. Moreover, professional whitening tends to deliver faster and more striking results than home kits, often brightening teeth by multiple shades in just one session.
At SMILE Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we are devoted to helping you attain a smile that you’re thrilled to flaunt. After completing your orthodontic treatment, consider teeth whitening to infuse that extra radiance into your smile. Contact us today to learn more about our teeth whitening services and how they can help you smile with added brilliance.
Orthodontic treatment is a transformative process that can drastically improve both your smile and oral health. But what if you could amplify the effects of orthodontic treatment and achieve an even more radiant smile? At SMILE Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we offer a procedure called gum recontouring that can do just that.
Gum recontouring, also known as gum reshaping or tissue sculpting, is a cosmetic dental procedure that changes the shape of your gums. Some people have gums that cover too much of their teeth, making their teeth appear short – this is often referred to as a “gummy” smile. Others may have uneven gum lines that make their smiles look asymmetrical. Gum recontouring can fix these issues, creating a balanced, symmetrical gum line that beautifully frames your teeth.
While gum recontouring is a cosmetic procedure, it can enhance the benefits of orthodontic treatment in several ways:
- Improved Oral Health — Excessive gum tissue can create pockets where bacteria hide, increasing the risk of periodontal disease. By reshaping the gum line, we eliminate these pockets, reducing the risk of infection and improving overall oral health.
- Enhanced Appearance — Orthodontic treatment straightens your teeth, but gum recontouring takes your smile to the next level. By creating a more balanced gum-to-tooth ratio, your smile will appear healthier, more symmetrical, and more attractive.
- Increased Confidence — A beautiful smile can significantly boost your self-esteem. With straighter teeth from orthodontic treatment and a more balanced smile from gum recontouring, you’ll feel more confident showing off your smile.
The process of gum recontouring is relatively straightforward. After a thorough consultation to understand your needs and desired outcomes, our experienced dental professionals will use advanced laser technology to gently reshape your gums. The procedure is typically painless, with minimal recovery time, allowing you to enjoy your enhanced smile quickly.
Orthodontics has seen a variety of advancements in recent years, all aimed at making treatment more efficient and comfortable for patients. One such advancement is the use of Temporary Anchorage Devices, or TADs. At SMILE Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we are proud to utilize this innovative technology to provide superior orthodontic care.
TADs are small, screw-like devices that are temporarily placed in the mouth to act as an anchor for moving specific teeth. Made of medical-grade titanium, TADs are safe and biocompatible.
Often used in conjunction with braces or aligners, TADs offer precise control over tooth movement. This can be particularly beneficial in complex cases where traditional orthodontic methods may not be sufficient.
TADs bring several significant advantages to orthodontic treatment:
- Precision — TADs allow for highly targeted, controlled tooth movement, which can result in more accurate outcomes and shorter treatment times.
- Versatility — They can be used in a wide range of orthodontic situations, making them a versatile tool in treating various types of malocclusion.
- Comfort — The placement of TADs is a minimally invasive procedure, often causing minimal discomfort. They can also reduce the need for cumbersome orthodontic appliances.
The process of placing TADs is straightforward and typically painless. After numbing the area, our experienced orthodontist will insert the TAD through the gum tissue and into the jawbone. Once the TAD is in place, it can be used as an anchor point for moving teeth. After the desired tooth movement has been achieved, the TAD is easily removed. The removal process is quick and typically painless.
At SMILE Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we continually strive to incorporate the latest orthodontic advancements into our practice to provide the highest level of care. Our team of skilled professionals is committed to creating individualized treatment plans that meet each patient’s unique needs and goals.