There’s something uniquely human about the power of a smile. Sociologists have shown repeatedly how smiles help us build lasting relationships with loved ones and appear approachable to strangers. Similarly, psychologists have found that frequent smiling helps our brains release important mood-regulating chemicals, such as serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins, which make us feel happier day-to-day.
Of course, you don’t need a doctor to tell you the value of a smile. The smiling faces of friends and family populate our finest memories, treasured photographs, and social media profiles. However, it can feel hard to smile when you don’t feel confident in your appearance.
Although issues like tooth discoloration and crooked alignment are common, they can still take a major toll on your confidence. In extreme cases, they even prevent some people from wanting to smile at all.
At Beverly Hills Orthodontics, we want all of our patients to feel confident in their smiles, which is why we offer cost-effective whitening services and accelerated Invisalign treatments—perfect for busy adults who want to avoid the inconvenience of traditional braces.
If you’re looking for teeth whitening and straightening for adults, we can make it happen.
The Reasons a Lackluster Smile Can Damage Your Self-Confidence
It’s no secret that people associate white teeth with great smiles. On a subconscious level, humans view bright white teeth as a sign of vitality and strong health. This subconscious association runs deep and is one of the major reasons we often view white teeth as an attractive feature.
We correlate white teeth with good health largely because enamel—the tooth’s outermost layer—is naturally white. Enamel plays a protective role, shielding the tooth’s more vulnerable layers from potentially damaging elements such as:
- The pressure of chewing
Over time, enamel becomes thinner and gradually begins to show more of the naturally yellow layer of dentin that lies beneath its surface. The thinner the enamel, the less effectively it protects the tooth, creating the “yellow teeth = poor oral health” association that many people subconsciously believe in.
However, poor oral health isn’t the only reason teeth can become discolored. Enamel can become stained for a number of reasons, natural and otherwise. The most common factors include:
- Beverages like coffee, tea, and soda
- Certain medications and medical treatments
- The natural aging process
In addition to these factors, overcrowded teeth and misaligned bites can prevent patients from properly cleaning their teeth, exacerbating the issues that cause tooth discoloration.
Fortunately, modern oral beauty services make teeth whitening and straightening for adults easier than ever before
Tired of Discolored Teeth? Brighten Your Smile Quickly with Professional Whitening Treatment
Stained enamel can be very difficult and time-consuming to address on your own. Even though whitening strips and toothpastes are widely available, it can take months to see results. Moreover, whitening strips only deliver promised results if users:
- Remember to apply them every single day until treatment’s over (which can take over a month), and
- Leave them on for at least an hour during every session
Consequently, many at-home whitening kit users are disappointed when they only experience minimal results after weeks of diligent care. To help you avoid this frustration, Beverly Hills Orthodontics offers in-office teeth bleaching.
In-office teeth bleaching procedures take around one hour to complete and provide great results within 24 hours. During treatment, one of our team members will first clean your teeth and then apply a whitening gel that contains stronger/more effective whitening agents than over-the-counter products. Once the gel has been applied, a UV light is applied to your teeth to accelerate the whitening process.
In most cases, our team member will use the light for 20 minutes, stop to reapply gel, and then resume shining the lamp. Altogether, this gel reapplication is performed two times, culminating in 3 20-minute heating periods that leave your teeth 5-10 shades lighter.
To help you maintain your results, we can also create custom whitening trays for you to use at home.
Improve Your Alignment Discreetly with the Help of Invisalign
Unhappy with your misaligned bite? You’re not alone. Countless adults struggle to smile confidently due to crooked teeth and misaligned bites. To make matters worse, traditional orthodontic treatments (i.e braces) are highly conspicuous and require frequent visits to an orthodontist to succeed.
Invisalign or clear aligner treatment offers a more discreet and convenient alternative to conventional orthodontics. Rather than using fixed braces to correct bites, Invisalign treatment provides you with a series of removable, custom-molded clear aligners. Over the course of treatment, you move from one set of aligners to another as your smile is gradually corrected.
Compared to conventional braces, Invisalign benefits patients by providing:
- Increased oral comfort
- Inconspicuous correction
- No dietary restrictions
- Easier dental hygiene
- Fewer orthodontic visits
- A generally briefer treatment period
Invisalign has also become more accessible over the decades. Due to advances in orthodontic techniques and technology, orthodontists like Beverly Hills Orthodontics' founder, Dr. Monica Madan, are now able to provide Invisalign treatment to patients who were considered non-qualifying just a few years ago.
Looking for the Best Teeth Whitening and Straightening for Adults in Beverly Hills? BHO Has You Covered
There’s no reason to go through life with a smile that you don’t love. At Beverly Hills Orthodontics, Dr. Madan and her team of dental professionals are here to help you achieve a smile you can be proud of.
Recognized as an Invisalign VIP Diamond Plus Provider, Beverly Hills Orthodontics is proud to offer innovative oral beauty treatments that work around your schedule. Whether you’re looking to remove persistent stains through in-office bleaching or correct a bite issue with Invisalign, BHO is here to help.