Get Rid of Those Unsightly Craze Lines with a Smile Makeover
What are craze lines? They’re those faint white lines that appear on your teeth when you smile or laugh, most often between the front teeth. They can make your smile look uneven and unattractive, but don’t worry—a dentist can fix them with a procedure called veneers or crowns. In this article, we’ll explain what causes these lines, how they can be treated and prevented, and how you can talk to your dentist about getting rid of them once and for all! The Basics - What are craze lines? It’s pretty common for people to develop what are known as craze lines around their smile lines. These are fine lines that appear on your skin due to repeated facial movements, like smiling and squinting. In most cases, these don’t pose any health risks; in fact, they're usually just an aesthetic problem. Nonetheless, they can make you feel self-conscious when you’re with other people or even during an important event—like a job interview or date. So if you have them yourself, it might be time to consider getting rid of them through plastic surgery. But before you dive right in, there are some things you should know about these fine lines: their causes and effects and how best to get rid of them. Do I need treatment for craze lines? While craze lines are harmless, they can detract from your overall appearance and make you look older than you really are. If your age has started to show in wrinkles or other signs of aging, it’s time to talk about how you feel about yourself, how your appearance impacts your life and how you want to look in the future. While lots of things factor into making decisions about how we want to look as we get older—including emotional factors like feeling comfortable in our own skin—one thing is for sure: Your teeth play an important role in any smile makeover. How is a smile makeover performed? A smile makeover is performed by using fillers to plump up and smooth out creases. This can be done in combination with veneers or whitening for optimal results. The procedure typically takes about 45 minutes, although longer if you choose to have restorative work done as well. Fillers are injected underneath your skin through tiny needles, usually no more than 5-10 minutes per injection site. The filler itself typically lasts from six months to two years (depending on your body), but will leave no trace when it eventually wears off and leaves your skin smooth once again. Restorative procedures generally last indefinitely, but require regular visits for touch-ups every few years, similar to how you would maintain metal fillings in your teeth. Why You Needed To Know About Craze Lines Crinkle lines—also known as smile lines or crow’s feet—are those tiny, fine wrinkles that appear around your eyes. They’re caused by repeated muscle movement, usually when you smile and laugh. These wrinkles also form when you squint to protect your eyes from bright sunlight. Some people refer to them as laugh lines or friendly smile lines, but others call them stress wrinkles. The problem is, not everyone can have fun and laugh their way to beautiful skin free of crinkle lines, and there are ways to reduce or even get rid of them completely. Can I Prevent Myself From Getting these Blemishes on my Teeth While I Laugh Or SMILE in the Future Yes, you can prevent yourself from getting these stains on your teeth by not eating as many foods and drinks that cause them. If you want to be sure to never get your teeth stained again, it's important to eat an antioxidant-rich diet. Antioxidants will protect your teeth from staining caused by everything from coffee and tea to fruit juices and berries. Be sure to always use a straw when drinking juice or soda so you don't stain your teeth accidentally when taking a sip!