Braces are the most common way to straighten crooked teeth, and the main reason that both teens and adults get braces is because they want a straighter, healthier smile. But those that wear braces often develop a habit of hiding their teeth when they smile, because they are ashamed of smiling with their metal braces.

Your smile is always worth showing off, with or without braces. But it can become especially problematic when you find yourself continuing to hide your smile, even after your braces have been removed.

Cosmetic Dentistry After Braces

After your orthodontic treatment is over, see if you continue to hide your teeth and smile, especially in photos. If so, the first step is to practice smiling with your newly straightened teeth. The second step is to consider cosmetic dentistry.

Braces are an excellent treatment for misaligned teeth. Yet they may cause some problems, including:

  • Stained Teeth or White Spots on Teeth
  • “Gummy” Smiles
  • Uneven Teeth, and More

If you’re hiding your smile out of habit, then it is best to focus on breaking the habit. But if you are hiding your smile because do not feel confident in your teeth, then there are several cosmetic dental treatments available after braces that may be worthwhile. Call Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry today to schedule an appointment, and we’ll let you know what we think may be the best solution to your smile.

In Other News

  • In the UK, May is National Smile Month, designed to build awareness around oral hygiene. We may not be in the UK, but it’s still a good time to remind yourself and your family to care for your teeth.
  • May 15th is National Chocolate Chip day, May 17th is National Cherry Cobbler Day, May 19th is Devil’s Food Cake Day, and May 26th is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day. Please don’t forget to brush your teeth.
  • Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry is a candidate for best dentist in Folsom! Voting began on May 10th and continues until July. If you’ve enjoyed your time with us, please consider sending a vote our way. You can find a link to vote for us here :

As always, thanks for being our valued patients here at Esthetic Reflections in Folsom, and don’t forget to continue to take good care of your teeth.