3 Ways to get Your Smile Looking Great in Your 40's

Smiling in your 40's

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By the time your reach your 40's, you have more confidence and are more comfortable in your own skin. Hopefully by now you've learned to say no sometimes and share your smile more freely. You might still have an awesome smile and have no need for cosmetic dentistry. But some of us neglected to listen to our parents and may have some wear and tear due to neglect and being here on earth for 4 decades.  

Whiten That Smile!

If you are one of the people who has a great smile, you may only need a little whitening to brighten your smile. Whitening is one of the fastest and easiest ways to add a little sparkle to your smile. It works on almost everyone to some degree or another, and is an easy endeavor whether done professionally or over the counter.  You will get much better and faster results from an in office 1 hour procedure but it will also cost the most. The next step down is professionally made trays and a strong whitening gel that can only be purchased from your dentist. Over-the-counter whitening will take the longest and show the least results but can still effectively whiten your smile. 

Porcelain Veneers Baby!

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 If you can afford it and are an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers, this is the time to indulge. Porcelain veneers can quickly and effectively change the shape of your smile, teeth and face. They will instantaneously make you look up to 10 years younger in just two visits! But remember they need to be redone once you start, so budget for that future smile makeover. If you've always wanted a killer smile and don't like the shape of your teeth a smile makeover could be your solution. If you are younger and your teeth are not crooked or misshaped, please wait until you are older to start something this permanent. 

Invisible Braces

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 If you've always wanted a great smile but like the shape of your existing teeth, orthodontics might be the right solution for you. Whether you decide to go with traditional braces or invisible braces is up to you and your dentist, but straightening your teeth can be a smile changer. Add a little whitening to the mix and voila! A fresh new smile! Most invisible braces like invisalign take an average of 9 months and the trays that straighten your teeth can double as whitening trays! It's important to remember that straightening your teeth doesn't change the shape of your teeth, it just makes the existing teeth straighter. By the time you are in your 40's, you could have chipped your teeth and might want some bonding or veneers after the orthodontics to polish your smile up even more. 

Choose a Cosmetic Dentist

Whether you decide to whiten, veneer, bond, straighten or do a whole smile makeover, it's  important to pick an experienced cosmetic dentist to perfect your smile. You may need more cosmetic dentistry than you realized or maybe you need less. A good cosmetic dentist will help you navigate through all the choices that are available today so that you don't feel overwhelmed. Go with your gut and choose the dentist you feel most comfortable with but also make sure they have cosmetic dentistry training. The good news is that it's very easy to brighten your smile and your mood using the latest techniques in cosmetic dentistry today. 

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