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How Do At-Home Clip-On Veneers Work?

Did you know that 1 in 4 adults avoid smiling because of the condition of their mouth and teeth? (1) 23% of adults feel embarrassed by the appearance of their mouth and teeth (2). And, 1 in 5 people experience anxiety due to the condition of their teeth (3).  

Porcelain veneers are a popular way of enhancing the smile, but they aren’t cheap. You can expect to pay anywhere between $925 to $2500 per tooth. (4) So what’s the alternative?

How to transform your smile with expensive and time-consuming visits to the dentist

The answer lies with at-home veneers that you order online. In a simple three-step process, your made-to-measure clip-on veneers are sent directly to your home ready-to-wear. Simply snap them in and out when it suits you.

How clip-on veneers work

Clip-on veneers fit over your natural teeth to temporarily enhance their cosmetic appearance. They can help rejuvenate your smile if you have gaps, stained, crooked, chipped, or cracked teeth without needing permanent cosmetic dentistry. At-home veneers are affordable and offer you complete flexibility as to when you wear them.

When to use temporary veneers

Do, you want to improve the appearance of your teeth or are attending a special event? Maybe you have a job interview lined up where you want to impress.

Our at-home veneers can give you that Hollywood smile you deserve. Alpha Veneers provide a convenient, pain-free, and quick solution to a great smile with the minimum of fuss.

How do I get at-home veneers?

Our snap-on veneers are designed for you by professionals and are hand-made from start to finish. The perfect smile you’ve always wanted is close to being in your grasp. It takes just three simple steps.

1: Choose your veneers

We offer a choice of either occasional-wear veneers for those odd days and special occasions when you want a perfect smile. Or regular wear veneers, which you can wear every day.

You can also opt for either a single arch (top or bottom) or dual arches for both rows of teeth. Choose which one suits, along with your preferred shade, and place your order.

2: Take your impressions and send them to us

We send you an impression kit to create molds of your teeth. The instructions are simple—so no need to worry. Our experienced customer service team is on hand to help if you need assistance. We can send you a replacement impression kit if you’ve used all your putty for a nominal fee. When complete, send your impressions back to us.

3: Receive your at-home veneers

Our dental experts handcraft your snap-on veneers from high-quality materials and ship them out to you within 2-3 weeks. All you need to do is pop them in as per the enclosed instructions—and admire your fantastic new smile.

Why choose Alpha Veneers?

Our veneers are easy to obtain, with no dental visits required!

If you want a beautiful smile that is unique to your mouth, then choose Alpha Veneers. Our easy-to-use website offers a range of options tailored especially to you and your needs. Simply select what you want, and we do all the hard work, designing them to your specification from high-quality polymer resin materials.

We offer a low-cost alternative to traditional veneers

At-home veneers are an excellent option for those who want to enhance their smile without spending too much money. Traditional porcelain veneers can be expensive, and even the cheaper composite veneers are still an unaffordable luxury for many. We make our clip-on veneers from dental-friendly materials, such as polymer or resin, which provides an excellent cosmetic result at a budget-friendly price.

Our veneers are comfortable to wear

As our clip-in veneers are made-to-measure, they fit like a glove. Like any new dental appliance you have to wear, they may take a little while to get used to. After a short time, however, you will forget they are there.

You’ll be able to smile, talk and even eat with confidence (although there are some food and drinks you should avoid that can damage the veneers or cause staining).

Alpha Veneers are suitable for most people

Many people are embarrassed about their teeth and feel self-conscious when they smile. The expense and hassle of cosmetic dentistry treatments can be off-putting, but Alpha Veneers bring great smiles to everyone. You don’t even have to leave your own home!

They’re long-lasting

Alpha Veneers are custom-made for you to offer a secure and superior fit that cheaper veneers do not. As well as the comfort our veneers offer, a snug fit means there is less likelihood of your veneers becoming loose and getting damaged if you accidentally bite down on them.

They look great!

Our clip-on veneers create a natural-looking smile, so you’re photo-ready all the time.

At-home veneers aren’t for everyone

It is never a good idea to have cosmetic dentistry if you have dental health problems. There are some circumstances when clip-on veneers may not be a good option for you. Cosmetic dentistry can exacerbate any health issues, but it is also likely that you won’t get the results you are after.

Damaged teeth and gums do not provide enough stability for clip-on veneers to stay in place.

Clip-on veneers may not be suitable if you have:

  • Active gum disease
  • Loose teeth
  • Severe gum recession
  • More than four teeth missing in a row
  • Oral cancer
  • Dental bridges or crowns
  • Malocclusion
  • A back molar missing

If you’re unsure whether clip-on veneers are right for you, our dental experts will let you know.

Ready to supercharge your smile with at-home veneers?

If you’d like to experience the simple, no-pain alternative to cosmetic dental procedures (including traditional veneers, dental bonding, braces, retainers, dental implants, and crowns), check out how Alpha Veneers can help. Order your at-home veneers online, or take our free assessment.

(1), (2), and (3) Oral Health and Well-being in the United States
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(4) ADA Market Place
https://marketplace.ada.org/blog/dental-services/veneers-vs-dentures-which-one-is-right-for-you/

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How Much Do Veneers Cost?

If you are considering dental veneers to help you achieve a more attractive smile, then one of the first questions you want to know is how much do veneers cost?

Well, the quick and easy answer is that you can expect to pay anywhere between $925 and $2500 per tooth.

But before delving further into how the cost of veneers varies, let’s take a quick look at the benefits of a beautiful smile and what’s involved with dental veneers.

The joy of smiling

Unfortunately, many of us don’t always have the natural smile we’d like. Crooked, chipped, discolored, misshapen teeth and gaps can all affect how we feel about our smile. Although a smile is a spontaneous response, it can also be a conscious choice.

If we feel self-conscious about showing our teeth, this will likely affect our smile. Often we cover our mouth with our hands or don’t bother smiling at all.

Hiding a smile is a shame because the act of smiling can make you look more attractive. Various studies (1) have also revealed that smiling makes us feel better and is an excellent aid to communication.

Improving your smile with dental veneers

While many dental treatments are available to enhance a person’s smile, porcelain veneers are among the most popular cosmetic treatments, provided your teeth are healthy.

The reason for their popularity is that porcelain veneers produce dramatic results, often in as little as two dental visits, without the need for oral surgery, lengthy orthodontics, and time-consuming dental visits.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that cover the front surface of a tooth to conceal teeth that are badly stained, damaged, or mildly misaligned. Each veneer is custom-made for a perfect fit and skilfully color-matched to the surrounding teeth for a seamless finish. Once in place, they can dramatically improve the appearance of a smile and give an individual a confidence boost.

Porcelain is an excellent choice of material for dental veneers because it has a similar translucency to teeth enamel, reflecting the light to make your smile sparkle.

So how much do veneers cost?

How much you pay for veneers at the dentist’s office is determined by several factors, including:

  • How many dental veneers are required
  • The skill of the cosmetic dentist carrying out the procedure
  • The location of the dentist. Costs vary widely according to the whereabouts of the State and whether the dental clinic is located in a large city or smaller town. Naturally, a city dental clinic has higher overheads and utilities than one in a smaller town. \This is reflected in the cost of porcelain veneers.
  • The type of dental insurance you hold – typically, most dental insurance do not cover cosmetic dental procedures such as dental veneers
  • The material used. Porcelain, for instance, is more expensive than direct or indirect composite resin.

Fortunately, most dentists provide payment plans for cosmetic treatments so that you can pay for your treatment in convenient instalments. So it’s always a good idea to talk to your prospective dentist about finance options.

While you don’t have to cover all of your teeth with porcelain veneers, many people choose to have the visible teeth in their smile line covered. Unfortunately, When you look at protecting all the teeth in your smile line, costs can soon mount up.

But what if there was a cheaper alternative to expensive porcelain veneers?

Well, it just so happens that there is!

Clip-on veneers provide an easy and affordable alternative to expensive traditional veneers—and you don’t even have to go to the dentist.

With Alpha Veneers, you receive tailor-made veneers that fit perfectly delivered directly to your door within a matter of weeks. No booking dental appointments. No hanging around waiting rooms. And best of all—no dental work necessary.

Our clip-on veneers are made from the highest-grade materials by skilled technicians who get to work as soon as we receive your dental impressions in the post. In 3 weeks, you can be flashing your new smile – one that’s perfectly straight, white, and attractive.

The Benefits of Choosing Alpha Veneers

Cost

You can save a considerable amount of money with our clip-on veneers compared to traditional veneers. See below for how much our veneers cost:

  • We offer occasional-wear clip-on veneers for a single arch for as little as $299 or $499 for both arches.
  • Our everyday-wear veneers cost from $599 for a single arch and $899 for both arches.

Do not damage teeth

Alpha Veneers snap-on teeth are a great way of achieving the look you want without it being permanent. With traditional dental veneers, teeth must have a sliver of enamel removed. Since tooth enamel cannot regenerate itself, you can never go back to not wearing dental veneers. Therefore you must look after them, having them replaced when necessary—for the rest of your life.

Alpha Veneers are different! Benefits include.

Suitability for a range of cosmetic dental issues

If you have:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps
  • Chipped or damaged teeth
  • Yellow or stained teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

Snap-on veneers can help you obtain a smile you can be proud to show off.

Quick

The process of receiving your Alpha Veneers is simple. Order your clip-on veneers online. We send out a kit for you to take impressions of your teeth. Return them to us, and within 2-3 weeks, you can be wearing your new smile.

Don’t worry about how much veneers cost

The high cost of traditional veneers should not be a bar to you having a smile that shines. Find out more about Alpha Veneers’ affordable alternatives and order yours online today.

Savitz, E. (2011, August 10). The Untapped Power Of Smiling. Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavitz/2011/03/22/the-untapped-power-of-smiling/?sh=290d65037a67

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How to Fix a Chipped Tooth – the Alpha Veneers Way

Even though tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body – even tougher than bones – many things can cause chipped and cracked teeth, including sports accidents and tripping.

There are various methods for fixing a chipped tooth, but most involve a visit to a dental clinic. The type of treatment will depend on where the chip is, if the tooth is badly damaged, and your general dental health.

To find out more about the various procedures to fix a chipped tooth, carry on reading.

Dental Filling or Bonding

A dental filling is a straightforward procedure used to fix a chip in tooth enamel. When the damage cannot be seen, for example, at the back of a front tooth or on teeth that aren’t visible when you smile, a dental filling is the usual technique used for repairs.

If the chip is on your front teeth, then a technique known as dental bonding may be used instead. To bond a tooth, the dentist will roughen its surface using either chemicals or gel before applying adhesive material mixed with resin on top. The dentist applies this pliable substance, which is then shaped. Over a short period of time, the material hardens to form a shiny new layer.

Your local dentist will perform these procedures in a dental office, typically in one visit lasting around 30 minutes. Fillings and bonding are among the cheapest techniques you can use to fix a chipped tooth at a dental clinic, with the average price around $200.

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and Onlays are known as indirect fillings and can also be used to fix a chipped tooth. These restorative procedures are used where damage is too large for a filling but too small for a crown. They provide a natural-looking, conservative solution that is durable and commonly used on the large teeth at the back of the mouth.

Inlays fill the area between the cusps of the tooth while, Onlays cover the cusps and the biting surface of the tooth.

A laboratory will have to make these restorations, so you will require two visits to the dentist—one to take impressions of your teeth and the next to have the restorations fitted. They cost anything between $250 – $1,500 each.

Dental Crown or Cap

A dental crown (also referred to as a ‘cap’ because it fits over the tooth) is another dental treatment that can repair chipped teeth. Crowns have a variety of uses in terms of cosmetic and restorative dentistry. They are used in bridges and dental implants to replace teeth and cover chips, cracks, and damaged teeth. They also add strength to teeth that are weakened due to large areas of decay.

Dental crown procedures are relatively invasive to teeth as much of the tooth’s structure has to be removed for the crown to sit comfortably. The process is, therefore, permanent.

It generally takes two visits to the dentist—the first to take impressions of the teeth and the second to fit the custom crown. If you want a  dental crown to fix your chipped tooth, be prepared to pay around $1,000 or more.

Dental Veneers

A dental veneer is a thin shell of tooth-colored porcelain or composite resin covering the tooth’s front surface. With this solution, you can have a chipped tooth fixed and restored to look whole again.

During the procedure, the dentist will remove a layer from the tooth’s front surface so that the veneer will fit in line with your other teeth. This veneer process takes two visits to the dentist to make impressions and then the veneer(s) fitting. Veneers are among the most expensive dental procedures for fixing chipped teeth and cost upwards of $1,000 per tooth.

Clip-on Veneers

Direct-to-you Clip-on veneers are the latest innovation to help improve your smile. At Alpha Veneers, we offer a budget-friendly alternative for those who want to enhance their smile without breaking the bank.

While snap-on veneers don’t fix a chipped tooth, they do disguise it and allow you to transform your smile into one that looks like you’ve spent thousands of dollars on it. The beauty of using clip-on veneers is that you can wear them when it suits you.

We offer a choice of veneers suitable for daily or occasional use. Your teeth have no permanent changes made to them, and you don’t have to undergo any uncomfortable or time-consuming dental work. Furthermore, priced from $299, they are an inexpensive alternative to expensive dental clinic treatments.

It won’t take long for you to get used to your snap-on veneers—so you’ll wonder how you ever managed without them!

The benefits of Alpha Veneers

If you were wondering how to fix a chipped tooth quickly and cost-effectively, our clip-on veneers are ideal and offer the following benefits:

  • Affordability
  • Easy 3-step process
  • Tailor-made to fit
  • High quality, dental-safe materials
  • Received within 2-3 weeks
  • 24/7 customer service
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

Fix your chipped tooth the easy way

You can achieve the perfect smile the easy way with snap-on veneers by Alpha Veneers. Custom-made, we provide the ideal fit for a beautiful smile. Order your Alpha Veneers online, take our free assessment or contact our friendly support team at (516) 789-2929 to find out more.

Watson, K. (2020b, September 22). What’s the Hardest Substance in the Human Body? Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/hardest-substance-in-the-human-body

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What are Teeth Covers, and How do They Work?

Cosmetic teeth covers are a popular treatment for improving the appearance of your smile. With the newest innovation of removable veneers, you can clip in and out as required.

Now there is no need to go to the dentist if you want to change your smile for the better. Order tailor-made veneers online, and within a few weeks, you too can have the dazzling smile you’ve always wanted.

What are cosmetic teeth covers?

When it comes to cosmetic teeth covers, there are various options available, including traditional porcelain veneers, composite veneers, Inlays/Onlays, crowns, and cosmetic bonding.

However, a dentist must carry out all these procedures—and therefore, the costs can be prohibitive—especially for porcelain veneers that may cost up to $2,500 per tooth. If you want a row or complete arch, it will cost considerably more.

Direct-to-consumer removable veneers (also known as snap-on veneers or clip-on veneers) are among the newest innovations in dentistry, and they do precisely what they say.

Unlike traditional veneers that are permanently fixed to the front of your teeth, removable teeth covers are worn like a mouth guard or aligners. They fit precisely over your teeth to create a beautiful white and even smile.

Quality, clip-on veneers are made to measure and are designed from high-quality, dental-grade materials for a comfortable fit. Let’s not forget the budget-friendly price of $299.

Can teeth covers help me?

Many different factors influence how people feel about themselves, including their teeth. A smile is usually one of the first things someone notices about you when you meet.

If your teeth don’t look good enough or are stained by coffee or tea, other people may associate you with poor habits, such as a bad diet or smoking.

Unfortunately, a negative body image is becoming more prevalent and starting at an earlier age (1). In addition, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression (2) are also on the rise. If you have chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth, you may already be feeling self-conscious. And you may be aware that you try not to show your teeth—either intentionally or unintentionally.

If your smile is getting you down and you want to improve it, teeth covers provide an affordable and long-lasting option.

Do you cover your mouth?

In this digital age where we want to present our best image, many of us are embarrassed by our teeth. Some of us don’t smile when we have our photo taken, while others avoid having their photo taken at all.

It is not unusual for people to cover their mouth with their hand, so their teeth aren’t visible when they smile or talk.

Being self-conscious about your teeth can intrude on your personal and professional life. It’s not surprising we can feel inadequate when we compare ourselves to our friends’ selfies shared online—many taken with filters. Or the unrealistically perfect images of celebrities portrayed in the media with their gorgeous straight, white teeth.

The fact that many of them have had extensive dental work doesn’t help if you are already suffering from low self-esteem.

Do you choose not to smile?

Unfortunately, not smiling brings its own problems in how others perceive you—both in your professional and personal life. Not smiling can affect you in ways that you wouldn’t even consider. For example, smiling:

  • is associated with longer life
  • It lifts your mood
  • Relieves stress
  • Boosts your immunity
  • Releases endorphins and serotonin that make us feel good and relieves pain
  • Is associated with attractiveness
  • Helps you to stay positive and
  • Increases confidence—Making you look more confident to others

How clip-on teeth covers can help restore your confidence

Would you like a whiter, straighter smile but cannot afford traditional veneers or other dental procedures? Clip-on teeth covers are an option that can help you feel confident about smiling and showing off your teeth again.

The benefits of removable veneers from Alpha Veneers

No visits to a dentist required

Order your removable teeth covers from Alpha Veneers online in a 3-step process that can see you wearing your tailor-made veneers within three weeks.

Comfortable to wear

You can smile with confidence with our clip-in veneers that are made-to-measure and fit snugly over your teeth. Made from high-quality materials, you can even eat when wearing our veneers. (Although there are some limitations that you should check out to preserve the longevity of your veneers and keep them in good condition).

Suitable for most people

Most people can benefit from wearing our tooth covers if they have blemishes on their teeth—particularly if their self-confidence is affected. Why let the state of your teeth ruin your life?

Affordable

The prices for our snap-on veneers range from $299 to $899. They are much more affordable than in-clinic cosmetic dentistry treatments, including veneers and crowns.

Look great

We pride ourselves in using the highest quality materials and delivering a smile you can be proud of. We also offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, a 1-year guarantee against cracks, and a 2-year warranty for color stability.

Order your tooth covers online

Three simple steps are all it takes to receive your Alpha Veneers. Order online, call or email us—and use our free assessment to confirm if clip-on veneers are suitable for you. And look forward to showing your smile off with confidence.

HBSC Data Visualisations: Negative body image. (n.d.). Health Behaviour In Sschool-aged Children. Retrieved September 14, 2021, from http://www.hbsc.org/publications/datavisualisations/body_image.html

Facts & Statistics | Anxiety and Depression Association of America, ADAA. (n.d.). Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Retrieved September 14, 2021, from https://adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/facts-statistics

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Can You Eat With Snap-On Veneers?

Snap-on veneers can give you the straighter, whiter smile you’ve always dreamed of at a price you can afford. However, you may be wondering if you can eat with your clip-on veneers? While technically, you can eat with our custom clip-on veneers, we generally advise removing them for eating and drinking, both for your comfort and to prevent damage.

There are particular foods and drinks that you should avoid if you don’t want to cause damage to your veneers and to ensure they stay looking good for longer.

Also, because your veneers are not affixed permanently, they can become dislodged by certain foods (which is also a problem for denture wearers). In reality, it’s best to refrain from eating anything that requires a lot of chewing and crunchy and sticky foods while wearing your snap-on veneers.

Let’s take a look at some of the culprits you should remove from the menu.

Foods to avoid

Hard foods

Any foods that require pressure to chew can dislodge or damage your snap-on veneers. This group of foods includes nuts and fresh fruit and vegetables, such as apples, carrot sticks, and corn on the cob.

Sticky foods

Anything sticky can move your snap-on veneers out of place. Not only will this ruin the effect of your smile, but it will allow food to get underneath the veneers, which may cause you discomfort or pain. Examples include taffy, peanut butter, gummy candies, and sticky ribs. Even soft bread is a problem because it becomes sticky as you chew it, which isn’t very attractive if it gets stuck to your veneers.

Seeds

Seeds often get stuck in natural teeth, and they present the same problem for snap-on veneers. Seeds on bread, popcorn kernels, and ground-up nuts can all become lodged underneath your veneers, displacing them and causing soreness and irritation.

Chewy foods

The more chewing you have to do, the greater the possibility that your veneers will move out of place. Meat, such as pork chops and steak, should be avoided, as well as crispy pizzas and crusty bread.

Highly pigmented foods

Some foods and drinks may seem innocuous enough. But, those that are highly pigmented can affect the look of your clip-on veneers, causing staining that will discolor them and soon make them look unattractive.

Chromogens are chemical compounds contained in some foods and drinks that give them an intense color. The general rule is that if something can stain your clothes, it can also stain your natural teeth and your snap-on veneers.

Curries, tomato-based sauces, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar are among the most familiar foods and condiments that are highly colored. However, some drinks can be just as bad, including tea, coffee, red wine, cola, and fruit juices.

That’s all the foods you can’t or shouldn’t eat when you’re wearing your clip-on veneers, so now you’re probably wondering what else is left for you to eat when you’re in a situation where you don’t want to remove your veneers?

Foods you can eat with clip-on veneers

The goods news is that there are plenty of foods you can eat that won’t damage or discolor your clip-on veneers. So, if you are going out for a meal, choose veneer-friendly food and drinks that won’t harm or blemish them. These include:

Slow-cooked and ground meats

The longer meat is cooked, the more tender it becomes. Slow cooking also intensifies the flavors. Pot roasts, stews, pulled pork, and beef brisket are great alternatives to other chewier meat dishes.

Ground meats are another way of getting your meat fix without having to worry about chewing. They work well with pasta and mashed potato in recipes, such as spaghetti bolognese or meatloaf.

Dips

High-protein dips, such as hummus or guacamole, are tasty snacks. If you are avoiding bread or crunchy vegetables, you could try fries for dipping instead.

Cooked vegetables

Although raw vegetables are too crunchy for your snap-on veneers, cooked vegetables are a lot softer and require little chewing. They are a good option for both your dental veneers and your general health.

Ripe fruits

Sliced, ripe fruits, including bananas, mangos, oranges, and peaches, are a good option if you are a fruit lover. But avoid fruits with tiny seeds, including raspberries and strawberries. You can add fruits to ice cream or frozen yogurt for a delicious dessert.

Chocolate

As the chocolate melts in the mouth, it won’t cause any problems for your clip-on veneers. You can always rinse your mouth with water once you’ve finished eating it to ensure you’ve removed all the traces from your snap-on veneers.

While chocolate is considered a ‘naughty treat, for many people, did you know that its antioxidant properties may also have a range of health benefits? (1)

As a top tip, it’s generally a good idea to drink water or rinse your mouth after you’ve eaten. Rinsing will eliminate food deposits that bacteria-laden plaque, responsible for tooth decay and gum disease, will feed off.

Why choose Alpha Veneers?

Alpha veneers are tailor-made to fit precisely over your teeth, and as they are made just for you, they are comfortable to wear. We use only the highest quality materials that are long-lasting and give you a whiter, straighter smile instantly. We even offer you a choice of shades so you can choose the one that suits you.

The beauty of snap-on veneers is that you can easily remove them at any time – so you can still maintain your teeth and flossing routine to keep your dental health in check. You can transform the look of chipped, discolored, and misshapen teeth without undergoing the hassle of expensive and time-consuming dental treatments.

Get your picture-perfect smile in 3 simple, stress-free steps. Find out more and take our free 30-second assessment to see if Alpha Veneers are the right fit for you.

Nordqvist, J. (2018, July 17). Health benefits and risks of chocolate. Medical News Today. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270272#benefits

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The 7 Super Powers of your smile!

“When you’re smiling, when you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you.” Yes, the old song is right; smiles are definitely contagious! But that’s just one of the superpowers of a smile. It’s not just celebrities, but you who can light up a room if you enter smiling. If you like to help others and lift the spirits of everyone you see, just smile. 

Did you know of the 7 other super powers of your smile?

  1. Smiling can make you look younger

Even if there were no other benefits to smiling, I’m sure many of us would be grateful just for this one. Researchers tested the popular theory that smiling might cause others to perceive you as being younger than you actually are. Sure enough, in a small study, college students perceived older people who had happy smiles on their faces as looking younger than their age. The people with frowns on their faces were categorized as looking older.

Here’s our theory about this: A smile provides you with a mini-facelift. Turning up the corners of your mouth raises your entire face, including cheeks, jowls, and neck. Try it now! Instead of spending $$$ on a facelift, just smile more often.

  1. Smiling can make you look skinnier. 

It was recently noted by a young group of psychology students, sad faces flashed on a computer screen were judged to be bigger. This is a surprising conclusion; we can only speculate that a mouth turned down in a frown might give the impression that a person is weighed down by unhappiness. 

  1. Smiling elevates your mood and creates a sense of well-being

As a Psychologist noted, “Each time you smile you send a little feel-good emotions in your brain.” The chemicals dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin start rejoicing when you smile. And the bonus is those endorphins serve as natural pain relievers and act as the mind & body’s own mood-boosters.

  1. Smiling induces more pleasure in the brain, even more than chocolate. 

This seems rather unbelievable. But according to Ron Gutman, the author of Smile: The Astonishing Powers of a Simple Act, “British researchers found that one smile can generate the same level of brain stimulation as up to 2,000 bars of chocolate.” We should sign up for the next experiment or catch up with the one who gobbled 2,000 bars of chocolate.

  1. Even a forced smile can lead to a mood boost

Usually, it is always believed that positive experience is what makes us smile. While this is true, it’s also true that merely deciding to smile can provide a positive experience. As goes the famous saying by Budhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh, , “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” We couldn’t agree more! So if you’re feeling low, smiling will give your spirits a boost—if you can get your moody self to smile. Remember that changing your behavior by smiling can change your inner feelings. In other words, if you “Put On a Happy Face,” you will actually feel happier.

  1. Smiling makes you seem courteous, likable, and competent

Those first two qualities seem logical, but how can smiling make you seem competent?  If you look sad or nervous, perhaps others will wonder if you know what you are doing and may not have the confidence in you. So perhaps a simple smile might be a shortcut to business success.

  1. The span of a person’s smile can predict lifespan

No need to search far for the power of longevity. A 2010 study that focused on photos of major league baseball players found that smiling and positive emotions are associated with longer life spans. Next time you need to validate your hard work for a longer life, just look in the mirror and smile.

 All these facts being said, there are also that group of people not born with a natural gift of perfect pearlies and smiling though is on their list to self-improvement, is not a choice because of unattractive, crooked, missing and stained teeth. Be it a genetic problem, an accident, a tobacco habit or stained teeth, there are Alpha Veneers to the rescue in two types – Occasional or Regular (every day) wear! Go back and live your life again! Party hard, Smile often and mostly at yourself in the mirror.

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Can Having White Teeth Be an Obsession?

Want the perfect smile? Here’s how to make sure you don’t get carried away with teeth whitening.

Americans love a white smile, and are increasingly using teeth whitening products to achieve one. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, teeth whitening has become the number one sought after cosmetic treatment. At home teeth whitening products have also gained popularity because of affordability and availability in Drug stores, discount stores and even grocery stores. 

It’s another way of keeping up with the Joneses! If Julia Roberts and Matthew Mcconaughey can sport it, why can’t I? Though some beauty is perceived as a good thing a lot of beauty is definitely a mission looking to be accomplished, and why not? It gives your spirit a feel good boost and vanity is part of the human race. Certainly there are some of us that you just can’t teach the subtlety of a good thing. Let’s accept it!

But there’s such a thing as too much of a good thing. While most would stop short of calling it an obsession, dentists say some people do overdo it in the quest for the perfect smile. Yes, Over-doing teeth whitening and using peroxide/bleach treatment on your teeth for prolonged use can have its repercussions.
Your own teeth are the best way to tell whether you’re overusing teeth whitening products, experts say. The biggest signs of overuse are:

  • Excessive sensitivity of the teeth, especially to cold items.
  • Redness, irritation and bleeding in the gums.
  • Teeth appear to be translucent and blotchy

Experts say it’s important to talk with a dentist about the reason for any teeth discoloration, whether you’re a good candidate for bleaching (which depends in part on your dental health), and how quickly your teeth will change.

It’s also important to have realistic expectations. Over-the-counter teeth whitening and Dental office treatments are not for everyone and most importantly not an affordable option for all. For those candidates who do not qualify, there are clip on veneers which are removable and you will not need to visit a Dentist’s office. You can make the impressions at home and submit them and voila! A new smile awaits you, in the most effortless and affordable possible way!