How to make the most of your mouth
“Every smile makes you a day younger”
Ancient Chinese Proverb
In 2016, cosmetic medicine doctors are spending more and more time talking about how small improvements to your smile can really make high impact.
Now with invisible braces straightening teeth, filler to plump lips or Botxxx for a too-gummy smile, we know there are many ways you can make the most of your mouth and keep it smiling for longer.
A beautiful smile packs a punch
Getting the perfect smile is now easier than ever with more innovative and affordable options to achieve it. For people wishing to refresh their smile, update their look or make the most of their features this is our quick guide on whats available in the Perfect Smile Industry to improve and refresh smiles today.
Get Straight, bright and even teeth
With dental DIY strips entering the market, there is no excuse for not attempting to brighten your teeth. Although popular teeth whitening dental procedures in the dentists office can lighten your teeth up to eight shades in an hour for about $600. Porcelain veneers are a favourite for creating prettier and younger smiles. Composite bonding can look as good as veneers but does depend on the skill of the dentist. For those who want to straighten their smile without old school metal braces, invisible braces have revolutionised adults making last minute improvements to their teeth.
Who is respected in this field: Dr David Carr, cosmetic dentist in Double Bay (02 9363 3433) and Dr Derek Mahony (02 9314 5533), Orthodontist at Randwick, Sydney.
Lips job to die for
Lip artistry is what can define a good lip job, so make sure you are confident in your clinic and your injector. Not all injectors are equal and their degree of experience and philosophy of practice will determine the type of lip job you might get. The lip filler is also worth enquiring about as “Not all fillers are created equal” says Nurse Toby, aka #NurseToby1, Taylor Clinic’s Registered Nurse at Double Bay, “there are so many cheaper fillers flooding the market, its best you go for a quality Labelled filler which will be right for the lip look you desire”.
A gummy smile is one that exposes more than 3mm of gingival tissue. Whilst the periodontists dominate the permanent surgical market for gummy smile fixes, non-surgical quick fixes have gained increasing popularity. Good cosmetic injectors will be able to give a temporary fix to gummy smiles by using anti-wrinkle injections to weaken the “elevator” muscles that raise the upper lips so thy cant lift above the gum line. This can last for about 3 to 6 months and cost about $40. “This is a great technique to use” says Nurse Toby, and as for side effects, he tells us jokingly, “there is the unlikely complication of a few weeks of mouth dribbling when sucking on …..straws!”
Call 1300 00 3223 to arrange a consultation at Taylor Clinic.
Double Bay. Bella Vista. Wollongong.