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Spring Time Is a Great Time to Renew Your Smile!

Brad Durham Dentistry in Savannah BlufftonYou sacrifice a lot of things for your kids. If your smile was one of them, Beyond Exceptional Dentistry can help you reclaim a beautiful, youthful smile. And there’s no time like the spring time to fix a smile that is making you unhappy and get one you will be happy to share for all the special occasions of your kids’ lives.

It’s Never Too Late to Get Straight

Many of us never had the opportunity to get braces when we were kids. Others of us either had straight teeth as kids or got braces, but they got crooked over time.

Crooked teeth can give your smile character, and if you’re happy with them, it’s great, as long as you can keep them clean and don’t get food stuck in them. But if your crooked teeth make you unhappy, you can get them straight at virtually any time in your life, as long as your mouth is generally healthy.

Invisalign is a great way to get your teeth straightened without braces. Instead of metal wires, it uses clear plastic aligners. They fit on your teeth like a mouthguard, one for the upper teeth and one for the lower, if you’re getting both straightened. They’re practically invisible, and you can remove them for eating, cleaning your teeth, or for special occasions. You wear an aligner for about two weeks, then move on to the next one.

Invisalign takes about as long as braces, but it’s a lot more convenient, comfortable, and discreet.

For getting a straight smile faster, we offer “instant orthodontics.” You can get a straight smile in less than a month! In this procedure, we don’t move your teeth, we reshape them so that they’re straight, using porcelain veneers and sometimes dental crowns.

This is also a great way to get rid of a gap between your teeth, or take care of small peg laterals or a single “snaggletooth” that makes you self-conscious about your smile.

Has Age Taken Its Toll on Your Smile or Your Face?

Another problem we sometimes face is the effect of age on our smiles. Over time, our teeth can become discolored, decayed, or worn. This doesn’t just affect your smile–it can make your face look older, too.

The whiteness of your teeth is one thing people use to guess your age. If you’re a coffee, tea, or red wine drinker (and who among us can’t admit to at least one of those temptations!) your teeth probably make you look older than you’d like to admit. Smoking makes it even worse! Teeth whitening can help, but porcelain veneers give longer-lasting results and can make your teeth whiter if whitening doesn’t work.

Your tooth wear can also add years to your apparent age. As your teeth wear down, the height of your face decreases, which can give you excess skin and other tissues. This excess skin either folds on your face–think of parentheses lines around your mouth–or hangs off as jowls or a turkey wattle.

Dental work can act as a nonsurgical facelift. There’s no cutting of your skin and no bruising of your face. There’s no risk your face will look stretched or weird. There’s also no downtime–you won’t have to take time off from work or taking care of your kids–and you get a beautiful smile to boot!

If Your Restorations Are Older Than Your Kids

Kids kind of take over our lives when they’re born. It’s very hard to find the time to devote to our own concerns when our kids are demanding all our time and energy.

One thing it can be hard to find time to do is to get old restorations replaced. If you have an old porcelain fused to metal crown that is now showing black at the margin, or if it’s just never looked right, you’ve probably been wanting to replace it for a while.

Well, now is a good time to take care of that. We can give your smile a cosmetic rejuvenation that will make it look as good as–or better than!–new.

There are many ways to improve your smile and give it the beauty of youth and the freshness of spring. To learn more about any of these procedures, please call (912) 234-8282 or contact Beyond Exceptional Dentistry.

Beyond Exceptional Dentistry in Savannah & Bluffton, www.braddurhamdmd.com, (912) 234-8282, email office@braddurhamdmd.com Beyond Exceptional Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser