Fact: Researchers at University of California, San Francisco have identified 19 different types of smiles. Fact: An Orbit Complete survey found that 69 percent of people said that women are more attractive when they smile. Fact: It’s a lot harder to smile when you’re not confident about the appearance of your teeth.
Luckily, there are a lot of options out there to fix whatever it is that’s preventing you from smiling—be it crooked, stained teeth, or another dental issue. “We can do veneers, bleaching, bonding, and simple contouring and shaping and if they don’t want traditional braces, or use Invisilign,” says Las Vegas cosmetic dentist Clark E. Cressman, DDS.
Perhaps the most classic way to straighten out your teeth is with braces. But since we often think of awkward teenagers with braces, the idea of having them as an adult can have us running for the hills. Even though there are a lot of other options out there, “Sometimes they don't have enough effectiveness and you have to go to full braces to do certain things,” says Huntersville, NC, cosmetic dentist Ross Nash, DDS.
That said, we want to know how far you would go for a million dollar smile. Tell us, if you could have perfect teeth in one year, would you wear braces as an adult?