When it comes to appearances, there’s one feature that most famous actors and actresses have in common: That brilliant movie star smile! Even if you have no silver screen ambitions of your own, it’s hard not to covet teeth that are perfectly straight, white and flawless. Many celebrities have beautiful smiles, but in 2008, the American Cosmetic Dentistry Association voted Eva Mendes, Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson as having the best teeth in Hollywood. All three ladies are constantly photographed out and about, flashing their pearly whites confidently to the cameras. If you envy their dental perfection but you fear your own smile doesn’t quite measure up, take heart: Few celebrities were born with perfect teeth! Many of them have undergone cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve their smiles, as well as their lives – and, fortunately, these same procedures are available to the general public. So how can you score an incredible smile like Kate’s, Anne’s or Eva’s? By consulting with a professional cosmetic dentist who can help you determine which procedure will allow you to achieve the results you desire.
There are so many different ways to give you that fabulous, Hollywood-ready smile, depending on the current state of your teeth and the amount of time and money you’re prepared to invest in the process. For example, if you’re after a more youthful look overall and you’ve been considering Botox or a face lift to combat wrinkles, you may be a prime candidate for a “smile lift.” Smile lifts are less invasive and expensive than traditional face lifts, but they can instantly turn back the clock ten years or more. Veneers are another option used by many famous actors and actresses. They are ideal for people who have a healthy mouth and gums but are displeased with the appearance of their teeth due to cracks, chips, stains or discoloration. A thin sheet of porcelain is mold individually to each tooth in order to lend the appearance of perfection without adding artificiality. In fact, veneers are simply your natural teeth – but better! Some cosmetic dentists, like Dr. Eddie Siman of Millennium Dental in Sherman Oaks, California, even offer Lumineers, which are ultra-thin veneers that require no modification of existing tooth structure for application. If your primary dental concern happens to be your crooked teeth, you may want to ask about Invisalign, which are “invisible braces” that allow you to straighten your teeth without the discomfort or embarrassment of wearing traditional metal braces. On the other hand, if your teeth are relatively straight but noticeably discolored, you could benefit from a professional teeth whitening session. Your dentist can work with you to create an in-office or at-home regimen that will brighten your smile quickly, safely and effectively.
Finally, Los Angeles residents who are ready for a complete smile makeover at a fraction of the cost of more in-depth dental procedures would do well to contact Dr. Eddie Siman at Millennium Dental to ask about his Snap-On Smile technique. This innovative dental breakthrough allows patients to choose a completely new smile – many of them based on the dazzling smiles of Hollywood A-listers like Julia Roberts and George Clooney – and leave the office with that smile intact the very same day! Unlike full mouth reconstruction, which can take months or even years and costs thousands of dollars, Snap-On Smiles are simply “snapped” into place by the wearer and then removed again at night. They are made from a flexible, lifelike material that allows the wearer to smile, talk, laugh and even eat with their Snap-On Smile securely in place. Find out what stars like Anne Hathaway, Eva Mendes and Kate Hudson already know: You can’t be a star without a beautiful smile!