While Botox, liposuction and face-lifts may be all the rage nowadays, these procedures are just a few in a long history of cosmetic enhancements.
Consider this: As far back as 69 B.C., Cleopatra, once considered the most beautiful woman in the world, endured a large amount of pain to have makeup tattooed on her face, and in the 1700s, tooth-cleaning “powder” contained borax, a substance that literally ate away at teeth.
Fast-forward to the 1980s, when people tried to improve their smiles with traditional dental veneers, which required the painful removal of tooth structure. The procedure also called for pain shots and anesthesia, which made “patients … think twice about cosmetic dentistry,” wrote Dr. Stephen Johnson in his posting on www.dental town.com, a popular dental Web site and forum.
Thankfully, for the 21st century, one company developed a dental procedure that can perfect your smile without the pain associated with traditional veneers.
Lumineers by Cerinate are as thin as contact lenses and provide instant teeth-straightening and permanent whitening, transforming worn teeth into a beautiful smile. Since the application of Lumineers is minimally invasive and doesn’t require the removal of any sensitive tooth structure, the pain usually felt after a traditional veneer procedure is eliminated.
Furthermore, these ultra-thin “smile enhancers” are reversible, which means that if you don’t like the results, they can be removed without damaging your teeth. Lumineers also can be placed over crowns to help rejuvenate your smile.