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Three Ways to Improve Your Smile Aesthetic

By: | Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 | Cosmetic Dentistry

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

The appearance of your smile isn’t only important to your overall image, it is also integral to your sense of self-confidence. If you’re not fully confident in the appearance of your smile, it can change the way you behave around your friends and co-workers. It may even affect how you feel about yourself. To foster the confidence you deserve to feel, consider how some of the ways your dentist can help you improve the appearance of your smile.


This tooth-straightening treatment picked up steam very quickly once it became available and it hasn’t slowed down since. Dentists have been using Invisalign aligners to straighten smiles for many years now. We know what it can do and what it cannot (for the record, it can do a lot!). Known for its use of clear aligners, the Invisalign system provides a discreet and comfortable way to correct mild to moderate alignment issues. Examples include turned teeth, gaps, overlaps, overbite, cross-bite, and underbite. In addition to being nearly invisible, Invisalign aligners are also appreciated for their usability. At meal-time and at oral-care time, simply remove the aligners and go about your normal habits. Just be sure to insert them right away. It is imperative to wear aligners for 22 hours a day to achieve the expected outcome in the allotted time.


Cosmetic dentistry has developed multiple ways to improve individual or multiple teeth. Veneers can transform the smile by disguising imperfections related to size, proportion, color, and position. The treatment process is relatively short and straightforward. After preparing a tooth or teeth for the veneer, the dentist takes impressions. A dental lab uses the impression to manufacture the perfect size, color, and shape of the veneer to achieve its intended outcome. The veneer is then bonded to the front of the tooth, where it can remain stable for several years.

Dental Implants 

Restorative dentistry grew by leaps and bounds when dental implants were created. These small devices have significantly improved patient outcomes in the treatment of missing teeth. Dental implants restore the foundation that is needed for a false tooth to feel natural. Bridges and dentures may look natural but, according to many patients, they certainly don’t feel it. They may feel unstable or uncomfortable as they rub against the gums or a used for chewing. Dental implants resolve these issues by integrating into the jawbone, where they are surgically implanted in a painless procedure. The integrated implants can last indefinitely, providing the stability that is needed for confident chewing and speaking.

In our Burke, VA office, we have the opportunity to help patients love their smiles a little more. Invisalign, veneers, and implants are just a few of the services that can help us achieve this goal. If you are interested in boosting your smile aesthetic, contact us at (703)-935-2879 to schedule your consultation.



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