Cosmetic dentistry is a term used to describe any treatment, which is done to enhance the appearance of the teeth for the purposes of improving the overall quality of a person’s smile, and therefore his or her self-image. Cosmetic dentistry can be broadly divided into two main sub-specialties: orthodontic and prosthodontic. Orthodontic surgery, such as braces and other similar corrective appliances, is an example of prosthodontic dentistry. The goal of orthodontic treatment is to restore a perfect smile by straightening the teeth, and this is achieved through the use of appliances like braces and clear braces.
Any remedy which is done to enhance the appearance of the teeth generally falls under the category of cosmetic dentistry also. Dental specialists have been administering cosmetic dental procedures to patients for many years, and even in ancient times ancient people used bones, rocks and shells to make rudimentary dental restorations. Today, cosmetic dentists use more advanced technology in order to make the perfect smile, but they still use the same techniques that they used in the past. Cosmetic dental procedures can include porcelain veneers (a tooth-colored covering for individual teeth), lumineers (a false tooth) and Invisalign (a removable orthodontic brace). A very popular method of cosmetic dentistry is invisalign.
Invisalign is one of the most common forms of cosmetic dentistry nowadays, because it makes a perfect solution for those who are missing one or more of their teeth. It is a non-invasive treatment in which metal braces and brackets are placed behind the teeth, and the remaining teeth and oral cavity are covered by the specially molded aligners. The benefits of invisalign treatment are that it helps patients to restore their beautiful smile, eliminates the need for false teeth, covers gaps and chips, reduces swelling and pain, and makes the teeth look stronger and more uniform. This treatment is usually performed within two to four visits, depending on the severity of the condition of the patient.