Cosmetic Dentistry Options for Teens

Despite popular belief, cosmetic dentistry has a place in the lives of teens. Not only does it help to fight cavities and boost self-esteem, but there are procedures to correct many cosmetic concerns.
Here are some options to consider.


For teens that are self-conscious about the shade of their teeth, whitening might be a viable option. Between at-home kits, toothpaste or dental procedures, there are a variety of treatment plans to choose from.

Before beginning any whitening procedure, it is wise to consult with the dentist to ensure the teeth are healthy enough for treatment.


If your teen suffers from alignment issues or imperfections of the teeth shape, veneers might be a good option. They fix cracked and chipped teeth easily which is a common concern among teen athletes.

Enamel Shaping

This affordable solution is perfect for uneven, cracked or chipped teeth as well. Sometimes it is used to close the gaps between teeth. It’s not only affordable but it typically completed in one visit.

Gum Contouring

For teens with a gummy smile, contouring or lifts give that self-esteem a boost. The dentist easily reshapes the gum line to create a natural depth to the teeth.

The dramatic results are often combined with enamel shaping and can be finished in just one visit.

Bridges or implants

When a teenager finds themselves without a tooth, mainly from sports injuries, implants and bridges become a good option.

The bridge is installed at any age, but implants should be reserved for teens that have completed their skeletal development.


The most common form of cosmetic dentistry for teens is with the help of braces. While they correct ailments other than the cosmetic look of the mouth, they are an ideal way to straighten and align the teeth.

There are plenty of options available to teens who desire to improve the overall look of their mouth. These are often affordable and easy procedures that can leave a long-lasting impression on your child’s self-esteem. Schedule an appointment to have your child consult your cosmetic dentist in Burke, VA about what options are best for their individual needs. Burke Parkway Dental can be reached at (703) 459-9495, call our office today!

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