Braces versus Retainers: A Comprehensive Overveiw

Braces versus Retainers: A Comprehensive Overveiw

Why Turn to a Dentist For Whiter Teeth?

by Lonnie Bryant

Plenty of people report that they would like whiter teeth either because they want to look more attractive when they smile or because they say that they are not very self-confident when their teeth are exposed. Of course, you can undertake measures to ensure your teeth look whiter, such as not drinking so much red wine or coffee and other staining liquids. That said, some people who have yellow or stained teeth will look to a consumer product to help them achieve a whiter smile. Although this can help, it is often much better to turn to your dentist instead. Why do so many Australians ask their dentist to help them get a whiter set of teeth? 

Professional Teeth Whitening

If you purchase a tooth whitening kit from your local supermarket, then it may have an effect. However, all too often these products are not as good as they claim to be. On the whole, you tend to end up having to make application after application with them. On the other hand, your dentist will be able to do a much better job of bleaching your teeth for you with professional whitening agents. Furthermore, because they are able to apply them for you, the implements go exactly where they should so you don't accidentally bleach anything that you do not want to be whiter. 

Colour Matching

Home-based remedies that will make your teeth look whiter are often only able to recolour teeth with a singular shade of white. Of course, most people's teeth have a degree of variation. This means that you can end up with an unnatural look even if your teeth are whiter unless you go to a professional. Your dentist should be able to match the colour of your natural teeth and improve their appearance without making it too obvious that you have had a bleaching treatment.

Dental Veneers

Remember that dentists do not just bleach teeth for their patients. In Australia, it is increasingly common for people to have dental veneers fitted, too. These are glued onto your incisors and create a strong bond with special glue. Not only do they make your teeth look whiter than they otherwise would, but they can also cover up cracks and chipped teeth very effectively, as well. 

Cost-Effective Teeth Whitening

Finally, it is worth mentioning just how much value for money you get if you go to your dentist for a whitening treatment. As mentioned, using home-based products often means having to buy more and more of them to have any meaningful effect. On the other hand, a visit to your dentist can have a very long-lasting effect that makes your smile much more attractive from day one.


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Braces versus Retainers: A Comprehensive Overveiw

There are more than two ways to straighten a smile, and in this blog, I plan to discuss them all. I plan to look at the differences between braces and retainers and explain why sometimes you may need them both. I look at the differences in cost, time commitment and efficacy. Personally, I have had a bit of experience with this subject – I had braces as a young teen, and I had a permanent retainer. In this blog, I discuss what I have learned, and I present all kinds of new information on the topic. Whether you are trying to make decisions for yourself or your child. I hope you find this information useful.