Facial Harmonization

The goal behind cosmetic dentistry is facial harmonization. Your smile is just one of your facial features, but it makes a significant first impression about you. Having a more attractive smile can bring all of your features into balance.

A cosmetic dentist’s procedures make more of a difference than just for your teeth: they can create a more harmonized appearance that transforms your whole look. Dr. Anette Betancor of Dente Complete Dentistry explains more about the procedures that can make the most significant difference to your appearance.

Teeth whitening

Professional tooth whitening is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to transform your smile. Whether your teeth are discolored due to trauma, lifestyle habits like smoking or drinking coffee or red wine, or even genetics, you can easily get a white smile that you’ll be proud to display.

Professional tooth whitening can achieve dramatic results in as little as one session. Dente uses the Zoom® laser system for whitening teeth, which uses a special laser combined with advanced bleaching agents to produce a major difference.


Dental veneers are another way you can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. Veneers have the benefit of whitening your teeth beyond even what professional tooth whitening can do, including if your teeth are discolored because the internal dentin is naturally darker.

Veneers can also cover up any minor imperfections in your teeth, including chips, cracks, gaps, and misshapen teeth. Dente offers two different types of veneers. One is the Emax® system, which produces very natural-looking teeth and is completed in one office visit.

There’s also the traditional type of veneers, which also produces beautiful teeth but requires more than one visit. Your dentist takes an impression of your teeth and sends them to a lab, where a technician creates custom veneers. These veneers are then sent back to Dente to be applied to your teeth.


If you need braces, even if you’re an adult, Invisalign is a popular and natural-looking option. Whether you always needed braces or need them again after wearing them as a teenager, Invisalign produces relatively quick results without the mouthful of metal you might associate with wearing braces.

Invisalign is a system that uses a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners to move your teeth into a more attractive position gradually. Because they’re removable, you can take them out long enough to eat and drink, which means you don’t have to avoid any particular foods. 

However, you have to wear them for 20 to 22 hours a day for the best results. You can also get a lot faster results than other orthodontic treatments: most people only have to wear Invisalign for 6 to 12 months, depending on the extent of the correction they need. 


If you need to correct the alignment of your teeth, you have an even faster option than Invisalign: the FASTBRACES system. FASTBRACES can give you straighter teeth in just 45 to 152 days.

FASTBRACES works by using technology that allows the dentist to grow new alveolar bone with a light force through ortho eruption. Not only can this improve the appearance of your teeth, but it can also improve your dental health by making it easier to clean your teeth and gums.

If you would like to harmonize your face and present the best face to the world, your teeth are a great place to start. Contact Dr. Anette Betancor at Dente Complete Dentistry today to learn more about the best cosmetic dentistry options for you or request an appointment online.

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