Countless Americans dream of warmer days as the Arctic winter chill slowly transforms into spring. While St Patrick’s Day was originally an Irish religious feast across the globe, it’s currently one of the nation’s most anticipated social holidays. Every year, March represents the Irish-American heritage month. And on March 17th almost 32 million Americans, or 10% of the national population, push that pride to its limit. Of course, whether your veins bleed green or you’re just in envy of those who do, your New York City Cosmetic Dentist can help your smile reflect the fun and comradery of the springtime celebrations. But how can you transform your smile for St. Patrick’s Day?
Invisalign and Beyond
Braces may be a rite of passage for adolescents and teens, but needs change once adulthood hits. Whether your job requires you to be in the spotlight, you’re rebuilding a solid dating life after a bad breakup, or you just don’t want to wear metal brackets on your teeth, traditional braces may not fit your current lifestyle. You can still have straight teeth thanks to Invisalign. Similar to traditional braces, Invisalign permanently repairs crooked teeth, gaps, or bite issues but without the discomfort or embarrassment of metal brackets and wires. And since the aligners are clear, you can attend and enjoy as many social events as you want without a single worry.
Some dental issues can be extensive and lead to expensive ongoing treatment options. If permanent repairs mean less to you than an aesthetic cover-up, porcelain veneers may be the perfect solutions for your needs. Porcelain veneers are porcelain or resin shells that are customized to each patient’s needs to fit over existing teeth and cover a variety of dental issues. These shells are about the width of a contact lens and are irreversible since a small amount of enamel must usually be filed away to affix the veneers. Porcelain veneers aren’t guaranteed to last a lifetime but with proper care, they can last a decade or two without repair or replacement concerns. Often touted as the celebrity secret to perfect teeth, porcelain veneers can change your life in as little as two appointments with your New York City Cosmetic Dentist.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Go into any grocery, discount, or box store and you’ll see rows of teeth whitening kits beaming with outrageous promises. But those one-size-fits-all solutions are hit or miss at most. If used correctly and long enough, they will work for most in a pinch but often at a cost to your dental health or sanity. Very rarely do those commercial box kits provide the whitening power consumers want and need. Professional teeth whitening is different. Using higher concentrations of peroxide gel, your New York City Cosmetic Dentist can lift years of stains from your teeth and give you the smile of your dreams in as early as a single visit. Of course, the results are far more potent and last longer with repeated applications. Depending on the shade differences you want, your teeth can be smile-ready in one to four weeks, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. So what are you waiting for?