There are plenty of reasons you might feel self-conscious about your mouth: gapped or crooked teeth, a misaligned bite, and yellowing are all common complaints. Cosmetic dentistry can correct aesthetic issues like these, so you can flash your best possible smile during photos, interviews, and dates. With a smile makeover, though, you’ll address multiple problems at once and completely update your look.  

At ChapmanSmiles Orthodontics in Happy Valley, Clackamas, Oregon, orthodontist Dr. Gary Chapman provides a smile makeover that transforms your look, improves your confidence, and gives you better chewing and speaking functionality.

Common cosmetic-orthodontic issues

The term “cosmetic dentistry” can be misleading to some, since many orthodontic dental problems aren’t entirely cosmetic. Misaligned or missing teeth can affect your oral health, but for many people, the biggest downside is how it affects their appearance. 

While your teeth don’t have to be pearly white and straight to be healthy, this is what we think of when picturing the ideal smile. Common cosmetic-orthodontic issues include: 

How an orthodontic smile makeover can help 

Plenty of people have crooked teeth, and it’s nearly impossible to avoid yellowing without the regular use of whitening products. However, it’s natural to want a smile worth showing off. Your teeth are highly visible when you talk, smile, or look in the mirror, and a confident smile can help you make a good impression on others. 

If you’ve been dealing with multiple dental issues, a smile makeover is a great way to tackle everything at once. Instead of scheduling multiple consultations to address each individual problem, you can save time and expenses by bundling it together. 

At ChapmanSmiles, Dr. Chapman combines cosmetic dentistry with orthodontics to ensure the healthiest smile possible. Many aesthetic flaws like crooked or crowded teeth can only be fully corrected with orthodontics, but a good orthodontist can make the process faster and more effective. 

Along with traditional braces, clear aligners, and palate expanders, Dr. Chapman also offers accelerated orthodontics to help you correct your smile as fast as possible. 

Once your smile has been straightened and refined, you can begin addressing other issues. If you need additional treatments like implants, crowns, bridges, or veneers, he can refer you to a dentist to finish up your makeover. 

To learn more about cosmetic orthodontics and begin your own smile makeover, schedule a consultation with Dr. Chapman. You can get in touch by calling 503-336-1883, or request an appointment online

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