Has your smile always had flaws, and are you afraid the flaws draw attention when you grin or talk? If so, talking with a cosmetic dentist about fixing the smile permanently will help you find a solution to the problem. It doesn't matter how minimal or severe the problem is, the dentist can work with you to change your smile so it's something that you aren't self-conscious about it.
If crooked and discolored teeth are your main concern, there are a few different ways that you can work to get the smile you want. Consider talking with the expert about the following.
Fast and Easy Veneers
Veneers are coverings that look exactly like real teeth but are composed often of porcelain. These will go over the existing teeth that you dislike. The cosmetic dentist will file your teeth down and bond the perfect veneers over top so it looks like you have a perfect smile. The teeth will be straight and sparkling white, and they will all be even. You can do this with other teeth besides just the front teeth in the mouth if you like. These are a quick and easy way to get the smile fixed.
Braces and Whitening
If you want to keep the original teeth in your mouth, you can take the time to straighten them with braces, which could take months depending on how crooked the teeth are. There are traditional metal braces or clear adult braces: both will be effective to straighten the smile. Throughout the straightening process you'll want to get whitening treatments performed so your smile looks healthy, and you can make it as white as you want. You might also want to have the teeth filed if they are jagged or have chips. Filing can also help the teeth look more in line.
If you know that your smile is holding you back from accomplishing things that you want, and that you aren't the outgoing person that you want to be because people can see your flaws, it's time to see a cosmetic dentist to find a solution. Having teeth that are crooked increases your risk of developing cavities, and if you can't floss properly you are increasing your risk for gum disease as well. Get the cosmetic problems that bother you fixed before you put your oral health in jeopardy. The sooner you get to an expert the sooner you can smile proudly.