Cosmetic dentistry is a specialized branch of dental care that focuses on improving the appearance of a person’s smile, teeth, and overall oral aesthetics. It encompasses a range of elective procedures designed to enhance the visual appeal of teeth while often maintaining or improving their functionality.
Common cosmetic dentistry procedures include teeth whitening, which removes stains and discoloration to restore a brighter smile. Dental veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or composite materials that can correct a variety of imperfections like chips, gaps, and uneven alignment. Orthodontic treatments, such as clear aligners or braces, also fall under cosmetic dentistry as they straighten teeth for both visual and functional benefits.