These are the ABCs of a perfect smile:
A. Alignment: your teeth should be straight
B. Brightness: your teeth should be white
C. Contours: Every tooth should have an aesthetically pleasing shape
Question: When is a smile just a smile?
While cheesy, it is true that a smile is a window to one’s personality and character. In fact, studies have shown that the act of smiling may actually condition happiness (https://www.proquest.com/openview/9b69818565da8886bd40b09e0f8478d3/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=18750). Yes, we do not only smile when we are happy, but the act of smiling itself makes us happier as well!
Teeth alignment issues are treated with clear aligners, such as Invisalign, or traditionally with braces. At Brightside Dental, we also take facial harmony into consideration when aligning teeth, ensuring that your dental alignment also complements you facially.
In order to make teeth Brighter, you may choose to undergo teeth whitening. This is performed in the dental clinic, at home, or both. Clinically effective hydrogen peroxide gels are used to improve the base colour of your teeth.
Teeth can also be permanently brightened with dental veneers, which bring us to the next factor of Contours.
The Contours of your teeth can be corrected with dental veneers, which are thin layers of ceramic or composite that are shaped to your teeth. This corrects conditions such as heavy worn down teeth, teeth with large unaesthetic restorations, genetically misshapened teeth and more. Veneers can also be used to correct mild misalignments.
At Brightside Dental, our Signature ABC Treatment tackles dental aesthetics holistically, paying attention to your A, B and C. This is critically important to achieve the most aesthetic outcome possible.
Where Do You Stand?
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|||||Misaligned Teeth?||Discoloured Teeth?||Poorly Contoured Teeth?|
|You May Wish To Consider…||Whitening||||X|||
*mildly misaligned teeth can be corrected with Veneers
Brightside’s Signature ABC Treatment
With a holistic approach to dental aesthetics, our ABC Treatment addresses the ABCs of your smile with the end goal in mind. Prior to any treatment, extensive discussions are had with the patient to ensure the desired outcome.
These discussions include alignment simulations, virtual 2D and 3D smile simulations and even a physical smile mock up (smile trial) session to validate patient expectations. Patients are also encouraged to be a collaborative partner in the process, bringing photographs of smiles of their favourite people.
At Brightside Dental, we are also careful not to apply blanket treatments across all patients. For example, if our dentists feel that you may only have dental misalignment, but have naturally bright and beautifully contoured teeth, we may recommend solely treating the misalignment. Likewise, if the alignment of your teeth is already ideal, but you only have unaesthestically coloured and shaped teeth; then we may perhaps suggest only doing veneers, without the need for alignment. Other permutations apply too! You get the idea…
If you would like to find out more, be sure to schedule an appointment with us. You may also find out more about ABC Treatment in our ABC FAQs page.