Even if you don’t keep up with celebrity gossip, it would be difficult for you to honestly admit that you haven’t wondered what life would be like if you had so-and-so’s hair, body, talent – or teeth. Think about it – those megawatt celebrity smiles are their ticket to fame and fortune. Denzel Washington is a recognizable star because of his acting chops, of course, but also because of his amazing smile. Sofia Vergara. Anne Hathaway. Tom Cruise. Chances are, when you think of these individuals, their smiles are at the top of the list. Question is: How many of the smiles are real, and how many are celebrity smile makeovers? Good cosmetic dentistry can make that question difficult to answer.
Of course celebs have traitorous photos of themselves out in cyberspace, revealing their before-they-were-famous faces with gaps between their teeth, a snaggle tooth, short teeth, or other aesthetic offenses. The nice thing about being not-so-famous is that you can alter your smile and it will simply make you look like the very best version of yourself.
How can you look like a celeb, even if you don’t have their lifestyle? Cosmetic dentistry. Namely, any of the following procedures:
Porcelain Veneers
When it comes to smile makeovers, porcelain veneers are one of the top choices of celebrities. Compare photos of Ben Affleck then and now. Or Catherine Zeta Jones. Their teeth are fabulous and customized so perfectly that the shape, length, shade, and translucency look like natural teeth. If you are a candidate for prepless veneers, you can have a smile makeover faster than you ever imagined with minimal preparation.
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Yes, celebs need braces too. And when they do need them and don’t care to share their misalignment with the world, they go undercover – with Invisalign. Though some celebs aren’t afraid to endorse the orthodontic procedure that perfect their smile. Katherine Heigl and Justin Bieber are just two of the big names who have stumped for the nearly invisible aligners. You too can get that straight grin you’ve always wanted with Invisalign. It’s user-friendly and won’t get in the way of your professional life or social life.
Teeth Whitening
If you really want to feel like you’re getting the celebrity treatment, a professional teeth whitening can make it happen. Even if your teeth aren’t completely perfect, whitening improves their appearance so dramatically that a few gaps or overlapping teeth here and there can’t help but look better. And it can all happen in about an hour. Now that is some VIP action.
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Incredibly similar to veneers but slightly less invasive, Lumineers are even thinner and stronger than porcelain veneers. They correct the same problems as veneers – chips, misalignment, gaps, stains, and more – which makes them a versatile option. And the extra-anxious dental patients who want cosmetic dentistry with minimal fuss will fall in love with Lumineers.
Don’t feel like you’re excluded from a lifetime of beautiful smiling because you’re not a celebrity. The famous ones do not have a monopoly on gorgeous smiles. Whatever your profession, a new smile can improve your confidence, your job prospects, and your future. Find out what kind of smile makeover treatment is right for your oral health. Make an appointment with Dr. John Moore at Cosmetic Dental Associates in San Antonio to discuss your options.