Your smile is oftentimes the first impression that people get of you, so you want to make sure that it's a good one!

That is why we think that orthodontics are so important. When it comes to taking care of your smile, you want to be sure that your teeth are healthy, bright and seamless. At Upper Eastside Orthodontists, we often get questions about tooth reshaping and contouring, which correct subtle imperfections in the surface and edges of your teeth.

While these are just minor cosmetic procedures, sometimes even the smallest of changes can make a big difference in the way you look and feel, which is why today, we are going to answer your questions about tooth reshaping.

What is it? –  This process is a technique that removes small imperfections or oddities in the enamel of your teeth. This procedure can be used to change the shape, length or surface of your teeth for a more seamless look and style. Everyday Health clarifies that tooth reshaping is often paired with bonding, which is used to sculpt the ideal shape and size for your existing teeth.

What's Involved? – "Tooth reshaping is performed using dental instruments and abrasion techniques," writes Everyday Health. "Dental X-rays may be taken before the reshaping and contouring begin to ensure that your teeth are healthy. Your dentist will then mark your teeth with a pen to highlight areas that need sculpting." Then, a sanding instrument is used to buff and polish your teeth for the ultimate shine.

For more information on dental care and procedures, follow along with this blog. If you are interested in dental reshaping or any other orthodontic procedure, contact Upper Eastside Orthodontics.

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