New Year, New You: 4 Ways to Change Your Smile

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The potential opportunities and endless optimism of the New Year are sure to bring a smile to your face, so why not resolve to make it straighter, whiter, and brighter? If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and wished your teeth were a little less crooked, yellow, or dull, now is the perfect time to make the most of modern dental technology and tools to achieve the brilliant smile of your dreams.


Here are four great ways to ring in the New Year and change your smile for the better.


Say goodbye to the old train tracks and hello to today’s new teeth-straightening system. Invisalign is a painless, metal-less, and nearly invisible way for you to achieve the straight teeth you’ve always wanted.

Instead of affixing painful and unsightly brackets and wires to your teeth, your dentist will fit you with a series of transparent trays that slowly shift, straighten and align your teeth over the course of several months.

Teeth Whitening

A bright, white smile does more than change the way you look—it also changes the way you feel. Gorgeous white teeth help boost your confidence, and the best way to achieve your whitest smile in the shortest amount of time is through KöR Whitening.

This approach is widely considered the best teeth-whitening system in the world because it works efficiently and effectively. The system whitens teeth that have become stained over the years due to coffee and wine, smoking and tobacco products, and even tetracycline. And best of all, it helps you accomplish your goal without making your teeth feel sensitive—and without you having to give up coffee and wine.

It’s the perfect treatment for smiles belonging to people between the ages of 14 to 90. It’s entirely safe for your teeth and gums, plus it’s comfortable and relatively simple. Your dentist will create custom trays specifically designed to fit your teeth. Each night (or day) during the course of your treatment, you’ll fill the trays with a bleaching gel and wear them. Most people won’t even —notice them—or at least not until they see your bright, white smile.


If you aren’t satisfied with the shape, shade or structure of your teeth, porcelain veneers can help you build a smile that opens a world of opportunities. The veneers, which are durable and elegant, cover chips and cracks, help close gaps and achieve consistent length across all teeth and correct color imperfections. They look natural, last a lifetime and, most importantly, create perfect smiles time and time again.

Porcelain Crowns

Sometimes it’s not the color, shape or angles of your teeth that bother you, but the pain. Teeth that are cracked, decayed, or damaged can cause an incredible amount of discomfort. Chips, cracks or fracture lines can make the most enjoyable of snacks and meals painful—sometimes even chewing gum can hurt. These issues can also be precursors to cavities, infections and damaged pulp, all of which can lead to root canals. In these cases, you might want to consider porcelain crowns.

The crowns, which can be colored to match your other teeth, are attached to the top of your existing teeth. They are strong, durable and a great way to keep your teeth pain-free and looking great.

It’s a new year, and that calls for a new smile. This year, resolve to whiten, brighten, and straighten your teeth—and then enjoy all of the confidence, opportunities and optimism that comes with having a better smile.