Not counting the winter storms, South Carolina is warming up. Soon the beaches will be warm, the fishing will be bountiful, and the fireflies will be out. Until then, you’ll just have to get through a few more months of moderate weather. In the meantime, however, why not gear up for summertime by outfitting your smile? There’s no better way to enjoy the season than with bright, white teeth. Even if you’ve been embarrassed by your smile for some time, cosmetic dentistry has got you covered. Focusing on procedures that improve stains, chips, gaps, or crooked teeth, cosmetic dentistry helps you achieve the smile you’ve been dreaming of.

Here’s a taste of what cosmetic dentistry can do for you —

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Yellow Teeth? No Problem

Yellow or stained teeth is one of the most common complaints we hear from patients. Over time, staining agents contained in certain foods can become lodged in the natural ridges of our enamel, causing a yellowish glare. If your diet regularly includes foods that contain staining agents, particularly, coffee, chocolate, red wine, or soda, staining can happen quicker. The nicotine, tar, and other organic compounds contained in cigarettes is also known to severely stain teeth. If you’re concerned about the shade of your teeth, professional teeth whitening can eliminate stains, and leave your teeth up to eight shades whiter. Using a solvent solution, professional teeth whitening works by dissolving trapped staining agents with three separate applications of strong whiteners. The procedure takes under an hour, and is safe and effective!

Crooked Teeth Can Become Straight Teeth

If crooked teeth are setting you up for a crooked summer, then it’s time for a solution. Invisalign is one of the leading procedures for crooked teeth. Using the same principles as traditional orthodontic methods like braces, Invisalign can correct your smile in nearly half the time: 6-12 months. With data from over two million smiles, Invisalign delivers a treatment plan catered to your smile, but optimized to straighten as quickly as possible. Unlike traditional braces, the clear, BPA-free plastic aligners are removable, and can go unnoticed by those around you. This offers you the benefits of braces without the hassle of cleaning around metal brackets or changing your diet.

And if you’re looking to straighten your teeth even more quickly, veneers can act as instant orthodontics. It takes less than a month to straighten your smile. Plus, you can correct discoloration and other cosmetic complaints at the same time.

Schedule Your Smile Makeover Today

Working with a dentist specifically trained in cosmetic dentistry has its benefits. Dr. Adam Hahn has stayed current in dental advances and techniques, offering patients like you the opportunity to completely makeover your smile. Like those dramatic makeovers you’ve seen on day-time TV, your Smile Makeover is simply a consultation away. Schedule an appointment, talk about your smile-pain points, and your dentist can suggest a series of treatments meant to correct your smile. Even if you have multiple issues, such as, staining, crowded teeth, or missing teeth, there are several procedures that can help correct just about any issue.

For a customized smile makeover plan, please call (803) 781-9090 or email Smile Columbia Dentistry in Columbia, South Carolina for an appointment.